Cedar Point filling 4,500 positions for 2009 season

SANDUSKY, OH (PRNewswire) -- Ride operators, food service attendants and merchandise and games associates are just a few of the job positions that will be available at Cedar Point during this summer's operating season.

Cedar Point will hold open interviews for more than 4,500 positions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the park's Breakers Express Hotel, 1201 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky. Open interviews will also be held at the same time and place on Saturday, March 28.

All applicants need to complete an online application prior to attending the open interviews. To apply, visit www.cedarpoint.com and click on "Jobs."

Other available positions include marina dockhand, lifeguard, admissions employee, parking/tolls attendant and room attendants. Overall, there are more than 50 different job classifications available. Many of the jobs at Cedar Point will also qualify for college credit for an internship at many schools including Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Recreation, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Human Resources and many more.

Cedar Point offers positions starting at $7.30 per hour. Employees under the age of 16 will earn $6.55 an hour and will increase to $7.25 an hour by the end of July. Other employee benefits include low-cost housing for employees who are at least 18 years old and live more than 25 miles from the park, on-site employee cafeteria, free uniform exchange, recreation center and extensive employee activity program. This year, summer employees will also be able to enroll in a seasonal health care program.

Cedar Point employees also have free admission to Cedar Point, the Soak City waterpark and the park's beautiful sandy beach.

Cedar Point will be open daily Saturday, May 16 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. The park will then reopen for weekend operations through Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009.

To obtain additional information about jobs at Cedar Point, please call 1.800.668.JOBS (5627) or visit cedarpoint.com.