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Originally published: 2014-02-20 09:31:08
Last modified: 2014-02-20 09:31:53

Tweetsie Railroad to hold annual Job Fair

Tweetsie Railroad will host its 2014 Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Tweetsie Palace Saloon. 

All candidates who are interested in seasonal employment for Tweetsie's 2014 season, including special events positions, should plan on attending. 

Each operating season, Tweetsie hires more than 200 employees to help run the park and entertain guests.

The 2014 season begins April 11 and runs through Nov. 2 and will mark Tweetsie's 58th season of welcoming guests to North Carolina's first theme park. 

Associates are needed in all areas of park operations, including ticket sales, accounting, entertainment, ride operations, food service, retail sales, security, grounds maintenance, first aid, the Deer Park and more. 

The Job Fair will give candidates the opportunity to meet with Tweetsie's management team, ask questions and express their desire to be a part of the Tweetsie Railroad experience. 

Benefits of employment at the park include competitive wages, complimentary tickets to Tweetsie and passes to other area theme parks and attractions.

Anyone attending the Job Fair should enter through Tweetsie's side gate and bring a completed application. 

To learn more about available opportunities or to download an application, visit http://www.tweetsie.com/employment/job-opportunities/. 

Offers of employment are contingent on the result of a background check and drug screen.

For more information or questions regarding employment,  call (828) 264-9061, ext. 200.

Tweetsie Railroad will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting April 11, including Memorial Day Monday, and seven days a week from May 30 through Aug. 17. 

The park returns to the weekend schedule from Aug. 18 through Nov. 2, including Labor Day Monday. The 2014 season ends Sunday, Nov. 2. 

The park's regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will be open until 9  p.m. on July 4 for the Fireworks Extravaganza and July 5, 12, 19 and 26 for Cool Summer Nights. 

Daily admission to Tweetsie Railroad is $39 for adults and $26 for children ages 3 through 12. Children 2 and younger are admitted free. 

The Ghost Train Halloween Festival will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 26 through Nov. 1, with an admission price of $31 for adults and children.  Tickets and Golden Rail season passes are available at Tweetsie.com.

 Tweetsie Railroad is located on U.S.  321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. For more information about the 2014 season at Tweetsie Railroad, visit Tweetsie.com or call  (877) 893-3874). Find Tweetsie on Facebook or follow Tweetsie on Twitter at TweetsieRR.