LAKE GEORGE, NY (NEWS10) – Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park employs more than 1,500 people to operate the rides, games, food service and more that make up Lake George Amusement Park. This week the park is hosting a job fair to fill some of the many slots needed to keep the park running during a busy summer season.
The Great Escape is part of Six Flags National Hiring Week, which runs from April 23 through May 1. Applications can be submitted through the Six Flags website and include openings in ride operations, gaming, catering, monitoring, maintenance and security.
“With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time to join Six Flags,” said Reyna Sanchez, vice president of human resources, compensation and benefits at Six Flags. “We offer many benefits as well as competitive salaries for all our positions. We have a job for every lifestyle, including seasonal and part-time positions, as well as our new Core program that offers full-time hours and exclusive benefits. Six Flags is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace with great opportunities for leadership development, on-the-job training, and the ability to grow with us.
Employment at the park comes with free entry for employees, with limited numbers for family and friends also included. The park also recently launched a joint effort with SUNY Adirondack to provide park jobs for students who stay on campus and attend summer school. The park’s opening weekend is May 21-22.
A significant portion of The Great Escape’s workforce is made up of international students visiting the country on a J-1 student visa. Prior to COVID-19, the park hired approximately 200 international students each summer.