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The Great Escape to hold 2011 job fair April 2

QUEENSBURY - The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom seeks enthusiastic, outgoing, and responsible team players to fill 1,500 local seasonal jobs during the 2011 operating season.

Online applications are available now at sixflagsjobs.com and the park will host its annual job fair and conduct interviews on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opportunities are available for weekday and weekend work in all departments including Admissions, Foods, Games, Resource Protection, Park Services, Entertainment, Aquatics, Retail and Rides. Seasonal positions begin in April and could last through October, with the greatest number of jobs available during the summer months. A number of supervisor and lead positions are also available for qualified individuals.

The Great Escape is hiring team members of all ages and backgrounds, welcoming everyone - second-wage earners, stay-at-home parents, retirees, teachers, school bus drivers and students - to apply. Six Flags offers flexible schedules and competitive pay for its team members. Benefits include free park admission, guest passes for family and friends, team member parties and recognition programs.

Applicants attending the job fair are encouraged to expedite their process by completing the online application prior to attending the event at sixflagsjobs.com. Job Fair attendees must be professionally dressed. Please no jeans, sweat pants, T-shirts, flip flops, tube tops, or muscle shirts. Applicants should bring either a photo ID (working papers for anyone 14-17 will serve in place of Photo ID), Social Security card or birth certificate.

Please note that the annual Job Fair will take place at Human Resources (formerly the Bavarian Palace) at The Great Escape located at 33 Round Pond Road. For questions and more information, please contact Human Resources at (518) 792-3500 ext. 3328.

Also of note, The Great Escape is especially interested in movers and shakers for the 2011 Entertainment team. Individuals with singing and dancing skills are encouraged to come to The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge on Saturday, March 26 for entertainment auditions from 10 a.m. until noon. Please call (518) 792-3500 x3337 for more information.

The Great Escape opens for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 21, with a lineup 10 new shows, including the return of a Wild West show in Ghost Town, "High Noon Hold-Up." For more information about the Great Escape, log onto www.sixflags.com.

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