Minnesota's famous amusement park, Valleyfair, opens for the season on May 20th. With the opening date approaching, owners are beginning their search for seasonal workers. In fact, they are looking to hire 1,500 people.

A news release from the park explains that they are looking to fill positions in the following areas: food service, lifeguards, ride operators, entertainers, security, and guest services. 

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Both seasonal and full-time appointments are available. Some positions are even open to people as young as 14. Food and game associates can earn anywhere from $10 to $17 an hour.

To read more about each job, check out Valleyfair's website. 

Melissa Lutz, Valleyfair's Human Resources Director, explains,

"We have a great variety of jobs to offer any job seeker. That means we can extend opportunities that are a wonderful fit for each person's unique skills, talents, and personality. We offer flexible schedules that are great for students, teachers, parents, retirees, and part-time job seekers."

There are numerous benefits to working at the popular Shakopee attraction. Most workers get to spend their day outside in the sun (which at times can certainly be brutal), but on top of that, employees receive free and unlimited use of the park and water park during off-hours, tickets for friends and family, employee discounts, and invites to exclusive employee events.

Valleyfair is hosting an in-person hiring event on April 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm. Those interested in attending the event can sign up online here. And get this, everyone who interviews will get a complimentary ticket to the park.

The 5 Most Popular Rides at Valleyfair

Valleyfair is located in Shakopee, Minnesota. The 125-acre amusement park features over 75 rides. Keep scrolling to see the 5 most popular and how many times they were ridden in 2019 according to valleyfair.com.