Cirque du Soleil looks to hire 200 people for Edmonton run of ‘Kurios’

Still image from Cirque du Soleil's Kurios - Cabinet des Curiosites. Courtesy, Cirque du Soleil

If you ever had dreams of running away to join the circus, this might be your chance — sort of.

Cirque du Soleil is looking to hire about 200 people in Edmonton for its run of Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities, which will be shown under the big tent at Northlands from July 20 to Aug. 13.

“These are jobs that are ushers, box office, people to work in the retail merchandise area. We are also looking for some individuals to work in the kitchen, experienced chefs,” explained Hilary Predy with Adecco Employment Services, the company in charge of the hiring.

A job fair was held in Edmonton on Thursday and another will be held next Wednesday to recruit summer employees. Workers will be employed from July 15 to Aug. 13 and work anywhere from 25 to 30 hours per week.

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“It would be great for university students, teachers who are on summer vacation, people who don’t want to have a full commitment for the summer but would like to be involved with the show for the four weeks that [it’s] around,” Predy said.

Kurios tells the story of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. The visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is turned upside down — literally.

The next job fair in Edmonton will be held on May 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Scotia Place. Anyone interested in applying for one of the summer jobs can also do so online.

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