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Eureka, MO (KSDK) - Six Flags St. Louis is looking to fill 3,000 positions over the course of the 2012 season and will host a series of job fairs for interested applicants.

The theme park is promising competitive wagers, flexible hours, benefits packages and a variety of different jobs, ranging from entry level to seasonal management. Specific jobs available at Six Flags include ride operations, food service, lifeguards, cashiers, landscapers, front gate ticket takers, medical services personnel, security officers, marketing/sales internships, as well as finance and retail positions.

Benefits include unlimited admission for employees and free passes for friends and family, a 401K, scholarship opportunities and more.

The Six Flags VIP Job Fairs are slated for Saturdays, February 4, 11 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park's human resources office. Applicants can get fast-tracked in the process by going to www.sixflagsjobs.com before the job fair starts. For more information, call the human resources office at 636-938-5300 (x313) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation operates 19 parks across North America.

Along with Six Flags, the following positions are available in the St. Louis area:

St. Louis Zoo welcome desk, gift shops, guest services and attractions, education interpreter, stingray exhibit supervisor, food service

UPS Part-time package Handler

Target seasonal store team member

Express seasonal sales associate

Pinnacle Entertainment retail supervisor

Aerotek seasonal tax preparation specialist

Enterprise Rent-A-Car seasonal contact center rep

Gateway Arch tour guides and cashiers

Macy's cosmetics sales at the Galleria

Sprint Wireless retail sales associate

H&R Block Client service professional, front desk administration, seasonal receptionist

Shadowshopper part time mystery shopper

Lowe's seasonal customer service and cashiers

Maryville University financial aid associate

Barnes Jewish Hospital staff nurses, gift shop, occupational therapists, technologists, guest relations rep, project coordinator