That’s left many slots open, including 13 ”street monsters
,” the roamers who walk the park frightening visitors from one maze to another. Street monster positions are usually snapped up by Haunt veterans, and are seldom offered to first-time applicants.
In addition, Knott’s wants to hire 100 more monsters to populate the Haunt’s 13 mazes, four of which are new this year. Monsters start at minimum wage, but do see small increases when they come back for their third or fourth years.
Haunt applicants must be at least 18 years old, or be a high school graduate or hold a GED. They must be able to work nights during the Haunt, several days a week from Sept. 24 through Oct. 31. Shifts can run as late as 3 a.m., and monsters are required to wear makeup or masks during an entire shift.
Candidates should apply in person at the park’s employment office, 8039 Beach Blvd. Auditions begin at 10 a.m. on Monday and will run through 6 p.m.