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WinterFest Jobs at Kings Island

Be a part of something special: WinterFest!

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WinterFest Jobs

Kings Island is currently seeking to hire Scenic Shop Crew, Prop Artisans, Costuming Crew, Audio Engineers and Lighting Technicians from varying degrees of experience and backgrounds to build and install our Haunt and Winterfest events.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Ki.Audition@visitkingsisland.com.  Should your qualifications match the positions we are looking to fill, you will be contacted for an interview.

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WinterFest Open Auditions and Technical Interviews

Calling All Performers!

Kings Island is currently holding auditions for talented and versatile singers, dancers, actors, acapella groups, drummers, brass quartets and technical positions. These positions include audio engineers, lighting, deck crew, architectural systems, costume dressers and make-up artists.

Auditions are held at the Kings Island Human Resources building. Admission to the park is not necessary. Enter through the Kings Island associate entrance at the intersection of Western Row and Columbia Road. Follow the signs to the Associates Only parking lot. A guard at Security Post 2 will direct you where to park. 

Open auditions and technical interviews will be held Fridays from 5-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm through July 30.

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Scenic Shop Crew

Availability: June - November

Hourly Rate: $11

General Information: We are seeking individuals with carpentry experience to build and install scenic and décor elements for the event.  Theatrical experience is preferred but not necessary.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Décor Team

Availability: June - December

Hourly Rate: $11

General Information: The crew will be responsible for creating arrangements for garland and trees based on provided designs.  The crew will also be responsible for the assembly of décor pieces, Christmas trees, and adding lights to existing décor.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Logistics Crew

Availability: July - December

Hourly Rate: $10.50

General Information: The crew will transport equipment, tools and décor to the Installation Crews throughout the park.  Warehouse experience is preferred but not required.  Candidates must possess a valid Ohio's driver's license with a clean driving record.  Candidates must also be willing to be trained in forklift, high reach (AWP) and box truck operation.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Installation Technicians 

Availability: October - December

Hourly Rate: $9

General Information: The crew will be responsible for installing Christmas lights on trees, shubbery and landscaping throughout the park.  Candidates must be able to work on ladders up to 14 feet as well as lifts.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Architectural Lighting Technician

Availability: August - December

Hourly Rate: $12

General Information: The technicians will work with contractors to install, test and operate a complex networked architectural lighting system across the entire park.  Candidates must have knowledge in DMX over network protocols, intelligent lighting systems and lighting control systems.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Installation Crew

Availability: October - November

Hourly Rate: $9

General Information: The crew will install lighting, audio, scenic and décor elements throughout the park. Ideal candidates will have professional or college level experience in at least one of the following areas of theatre: Automated Lighting, Live Audio or Theatrical Scenery.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Staffing Coordinators

Availability: October - November

Hourly Rate: $9

General Information: Candidates will work with Human Resources and the Entertainment Department to facilitate recruiting programs, track and monitor all paperwork generated through the interview and audition process as well as overseeing the orientation and training of employees.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Entertainment Show Staff

Overview: Kings Island is seeking to hire Technicians, Artisans, Vocalists, Dancers, Actors, Theatre Attendants, PEANUTS Characters, and Ushers for various shows and midway entertainment.  

Availability: Rehearsals for shows and midway entertainment will begin in late October to early November. Rehearsals will be scheduled weekday evenings and weekends through November 22. 

Performance Dates: November 24-26, December 1-3, December 8-10, December 15-23, December 26-30. 

General Requirements: All candidates must be at least 16 years of age. All candidates must be able to meet Kings Island's Grooming Standards and pass required employment eligibility requirements. Candidates must have reliable transportation to and from work. Housing is not provided.

Lighting Technician

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $11

General Information: Lighting Technicians will install and operate complex lighting rigs at one of our theatres.  Candidates should have experience with intelligent lighting, moving light consoles and DMX lighting systems.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Audio Engineer

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $11

General Information: Audio Engineers will operate audio systems at performance venues.  Mix live vocal microphones and troubleshoot live audio systems.  Experience with wireless microphones is required.  A musical or vocal background is preferred but not necessary.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Backstage Technician

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $9

General Information: Backstage Technicians will execute scene changes as well as handling props during the performance. Some theatrical experience is required.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Spotlight Operator

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $9.50

General Information: Operate and Follow Spotlight during performances as well as assist the Show Lighting Technician with Lighting Rig maintenance and upkeep during the run.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Fly Technician

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $10.50

General Information: The Fly Technician will execute scenic changes using a double purchase line set at the Kings Island Theatre.  Candidate must be knowledgeable in the safe operation of overhead counterweighted scenery systems.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

PEANUTS Characters (Audition Required)

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $8.50

General Information: The Peanuts Characters will meet, greet and entertain guests at various locations throughout the park. Candidates for these positions should have good agility skills and be comfortable in confined environments. The height requirement for these positions are 4'9" to 5'2".

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Dancers (Audition Required)

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $12.75

General Information: We are seeking trained Dancers for the cast of "Tinker's Toy Factory", a live song and dance style show. Candidates should attend one of the scheduled auditions, where they will be taught a short dance combination.  Acro is preferred but not mandatory.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Vocalists (Audition Required)

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $13.75

General Information: We are seeking various styles of vocalists for numerous shows throughout the park.  Candidates should attend one of the auditions and prepare two songs, one up-tempo and one ballad.  Songs should be in a Pop, Musical Theatre or Country style. Piano accompaniment will be provided at the audition as well as CD playback. 

We are also casting a 5-performer a cappella group.  We are interested in seeing individuals as well as established groups for the casting of this show.  

Some vocalists may be asked to learn a short movement/dance combination.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Actors (Audition Required)

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $11.75

General Information: We will be casting a variety of actors of all ages to play various roles throughout the park.  Candidates should be comfortable memorizing scripted material as well as displaying strong improv skills. Candidates should attend one of the auditions and prepare a 2 min. family-friendly monologue.  They should also be prepared for a cold reading from material provided.

Roles to be cast include: Scrooge, Toy Soldier, Candy Cain, Gingerbread Man, Sugar Plum Fairy, Ice Princess, Ice Prince, Christmas Carol, Jingle Bell, a Trio of Elves (Holly, Jolly, Lolly) and many others throughout the park.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Attendants 

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $8.25

General Information: Attendants will meet, greet and answer questions for guests at various locations and attractions throughout the park. Candidates should have an outgoing and welcoming personality and be comfortable in large groups of people.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Ushers

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $8.25

General Information: Ushers will assist guests in a timely and safe entrance and exit of our facilities as well as assisting in finding available seating at our shows.  Candidate should have a confident and friendly personality and should be comfortable talking in front of large groups.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Make-Up Crew

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $9.65

General Information: The Make-Up Crew will be responsible for applying special make-up to actors throughout the park. Candidates should be familiar with various make-up techniques including air brush and prosthetics.  

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com

Craft Leaders

Availability: November - December

Hourly Rate: $10.13

General Information: The Crafters will lead families in holiday craft making sessions, create examples and assist younger guests.  The ideal candidate will have a background in elementary level classroom art instruction.

If interested: Submit resume & cover letter to ki.audition@visitkingsisland.com