Ripley's unusual "help wanted" list includes everything from cashiers to mermaids

10:28 AM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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If you are looking for a job that's a little outside the norm, you may want to head to Gatlinburg on Saturday!

Ripley's Attractions are holding a job fair on Saturday, May 11 from 10 am to 2 pm on the lower plaza of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

The company has more than 100 jobs available right now at their eight Ripley's Family Fun attractions in Sevier County.

"This is a great opportunity to work at one of the most innovative and exciting tourist attractions in the world. We have 8 unique and fun attractions with a wide variety of jobs available," said Ryan DeSear, general manager of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

The job openings listed include actors, mascots, divers and mermaids.  In addition, they are looking for cashiers, educators, sales representatives, photographers/sales, landscapers, maintenance, cooks, and more.

"Ripley's offers great pay, great perks, flexible schedules, and a chance to be a part of the Ripley family," added DeSear.

The eight Ripley Sevier County attractions hiring include: Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, Ripley's Haunted Adventure, Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze & Candy Factory, Ripley's Moving Theater, Ripley's Old McDonald's Farm Mini-Golf, and Guinness World Records Museum.

The job fair will provide free food, drinks and admission to all 8 Ripley's Attractions for every applicant. For more information or to apply prior to the job fair go online at

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