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Pacific Park Wants You

Summer Employer Seeks 500 good men and women

Santa Monica's most famous, and only, amusement park is seeking about 500 seasonal employees, says Jeff Klocke, Vice President at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Pacific Park seeks "fun, outgoing, energetic team members" to work in rides, games, retail and security, among other areas.

"Spring and summer are now upon us and we are gearing up for a season of fun," says Klocke. " Pacific Park encourages individuals to join the team to help make lifetime memories for our guests." The park encourages seasonal employees, and so is ideal for students. Klocke says the park will work with class schedules and offers specialized on-the-job training that teaches "real-life skills."

Applicants must be 16 or older with a valid work permit, park officials said. Pacific Park is an equal opportunity employer.

Pacific Park is celebrating its 20th birthday this year with a new logo, some fresh paint and new lighting for the Ferris wheel, among other improvements, officials said. A number of activities have been planned leading up to the park's birthday celebration May 26 ("Santa Monica Pacific Park Begins Celebration of 20th Birthday," January 27, 2016).

More than 6.5 million people visit Pacific Park on the Pier each year. Pacific Park offers 12 amusement rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and retail shops, as well the Pacific Wheel, the world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel.

The parks most famous rides include The West Coaster, a steel roller coaster that races 55 feet above the Santa Monica Bay, and Inkie's Air Lift Balloon Ride, the "high-flying, family-sharing kids' ride," officials said.

Benefits in addition to wages: Free meals, movie tickets, park discounts, free ride wristbands and discounts on-one-of-a-kind stuffed animals. Potential employees can visit Pacific Park to submit an application in person or apply online at

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