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WinterFest Jobs at Kings Island
WinterFest Jobs at Kings Island

Be a part of something special: WinterFest!

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Be part of the magic with the return of WinterFest! 

There's an opportunity for everyone to be part of the magic of WinterFest -- high school and college students, adults looking to supplement their income, and retirees. Kings Island is currently hiring for all positions: Food & Beverage, Rides, Games, Merchandise, Security, Entertainment and more!  If you're interested in spreading holiday cheer, apply today! 

Kings Island is also currently seeking to hire Scenic Shop Crew, Prop Artisans, Costuming Crew and Lighting Technicians from varying degrees of experience and backgrounds to build and install our WinterFest events. Apply online and upload your resume. 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. 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.