AUBURN HILLS (WWJ) – Are you young at heart and looking for employment? This could be the dream job for you.
A job fair is being held all week-long at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan — which will be opening this spring at Great Lakes Crossing mall — with management looking to fill as many as 80 part-time positions.
Auburn Hills resident Jennifer Toby rushed over to apply Tuesday morning, telling WWJ’s Ron Dewey she pretty much doesn’t have a choice when it comes to being part of the LEGO craze.
“I get egged on by my son going, ‘Hey, Mom, Mom, Mom!’ every time we walk in: ‘It’s not open yet!'” she said, adding that she thinks she’d enjoy working there. “I love working with kids and teaching kids, so helping out in the LEGO area would be great.”
LEGOLAND Marketing Director Debbie Gibb says they’re looking to fill a variety of positions and hope to meet high-energy applicants who like working with people.
“We have people at admissions who will be greeting our customers as they arrive,” she said. “We have a retail shop…a couple of photo opportunities throughout — so (we’ll need) people who are guest experience people who will be actually interacting with our customers.”
Applicant Tory Hucklebee of Oak Park said that’s right up her alley.
“Just the experience of working with children, and this is something that everybody liked as a child,” she said.
The job fair runs Tuesday, Jan. 5, until 2 p.m., and continues on Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and ends Friday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the District 6 entry to the Great Lakes Crossing outlets in Auburn Hills.
Appointments are not required, and applicants must have flexible availability. Part-time applicants should be age 18 or older to operate rides and must be able to work up to 25 hours per week.
Legoland Discovery Center Michigan will feature more than 1 million Lego bricks and themed exhibits, including a 4D cinema; two interactive rides; large, soft play areas and a Michigan-themed Miniland display.
It is tentatively scheduled to open in spring 2016.