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Longer season, higher attendance... This year, Parc Astérix is ​​recruiting 2,000 people


Twice as many positions are to be filled this year in the amusement park, the season of which will begin on April 8. The Sea of ​​Sand

Twice as many seasonal workers will be recruited by Parc Astérix in 2023.

Instead of the traditional hiring of 1,000 people, 2,000 positions are to be filled this year during a recruitment campaign that has just begun.

Twice as many posts, because the Gallic season is now longer, with continuous openings on All Saints' Day and Christmas.

The hotel capacity of the Parc de Plailly has also increased, requiring more staff to operate at full capacity.

Another phenomenon that has appeared in the last two years is that of people abandoning their work along the way, a minority trend, but which requires anticipation in order to be able to quickly replace any withdrawals.

"All seasonal workers benefit from training, where the questions of working hours, working conditions or relations with customers are discussed in particular", recalls the management of the park, which makes every effort to find the right profiles, adapted to business needs.

The park is looking in particular for amusement operators, a profession "without routine and in an exceptional setting", recalls a seasonal worker.

Preparatory work that is carried out in consultation with partners such as local missions, many of which are welcomed with young people on the park to help them discover the many job opportunities on the site.

Upstream work which is also carried out in collaboration with Pôle emploi.

“Parc Astérix remains one of the major employers in the sector,” emphasizes Vincent Coutouridès, director of the Pôle emploi agency in Saint Maximin.

From the beginning of the year, we prepare job seekers for this recruitment campaign and we organize sessions in our agencies where Asterix recruiters come directly to present their professions.

The park's needs are mainly in the hotel, catering, reception, sales, management, maintenance, security and entertainment sectors.

"The face of the park on a daily basis"

And as has been the case for several years, it is not on the CV or the professional experience that the recruiters of Parc Astérix will base themselves to gauge the candidates.

It is this famous notion of knowing how to be that will be put forward.

“It is very important for us to succeed in attracting motivated talents who take pleasure in pleasing people,” emphasizes Fathia Gueucier, head of recruitment at Parc Astérix.

This is why we have always been keen to recruit people whose commitment and motivation are felt by the public, since they ultimately represent the face of the park on a daily basis.


Clearly, an applicant comfortable in teamwork and in contact with the public will have every chance of integrating a position in the great Gallic family.

Recruitments are already announced on the dedicated website (

To introduce yourself directly, a trades forum will take place on February 4 at the hotel La Cité Suspendue, on the Plailly site.

Read alsoPlailly: they all want to work with Asterix

In addition, the other amusement parks in the Oise will soon follow in the footsteps of Parc Astérix to launch their recruitment.

“We have already hired a few people for permanent positions, as far as seasonal workers are concerned, it will be mid-February, says Antoine Lacarrière, director of La Mer de Sable, in Ermenonville.

As in previous years, we will recruit about a hundred people.


The same will be true for Parc Saint-Paul near Beauvais, which is about to start recruiting around 150 seasonal workers for all of the site's opening periods.

It should be noted that amusement parks can also offer permanent jobs throughout the year, particularly in the technical and maintenance sectors, where profiles can be sought throughout the year.

Testimonial: "As a student job, it's one of the best"

The recruitment campaign has just started for seasonal positions at Parc Astérix (Archives).


Having an amusement park as a work environment can be a dream come true.

And it is not Younes (the first name has been changed) who will say the opposite.

"I worked there as a seasonal worker for three or four years, until last season," said the 23-year-old.

I finished my studies, but it was a good experience.

Better, for him who has tested several sectors, "as a student job, it's one of the best".

His motivation?

“Working in a place where people come to have fun and have a good day.

“If he was able to participate in this, he who was an operator of attractions, he is delighted.

Especially since he doesn't have much to reproach the park for.

"Training has always been very well done, with clear procedures and we are very supervised," he says.

Geographical knowledge of the park is sometimes lacking - where things are - but there is always someone nearby.

“And if, on the pay side, it's not fabulous – “We are paid the minimum wage” – Younes appreciated the mileage allowances, the toll refunded, the company restaurant and some advantages on the park.

He therefore recommends the experience: “There is no routine and the setting is truly exceptional.


Source: leparis

All news articles on 2023-01-18

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