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Employment Opportunities
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The secret to Wade Shows' success is our dedicated, team-oriented employees. We have a large staff of professionals who work to present our customers a safe, user-friendly carnival experience.

Wade Shows is always looking for new team members who enjoy what they do and are willing to use their talents to bring our customers the best possible midway experience. From office staff to ride operators to CDL drivers to electricians and maintenance personnel, Wade Shows is always seeking dedicated employees to join our team.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to fill out the online application below to tell us about their interest in joining our team. All applicants must be willing to submit to pre-employment drug screening, background checks and conform with all Wade Shows uniform and appearance policies.

Check back often as positions are posted as they become available. We look forward to hearing from you!

Available Positions (2019)
Wade Shows is seeking dedicated, hard-working men and women to join our team. We are currently seeking ride operators and foremen, ticket sellers, office staff and help in all mechanical and electrical departments. Please fill out the employment form and join us for the 2019 season!

CARNIVAL AMUSEMENT & RECREATION ATTENDANTS wanted for Wade Shows, Inc. 100 temporary and full-time positions open from 01-Apr-19 through 31-Oct-19.

Job duties: Perform variety of attending duties at amusement facility. Set-up, tear-down, operate amusement rides, food concessions and/or games.

Post-employment random drug testing and background checks may be required, at no cost to the worker.

No minimum education or experience required, on-the-job training will be provided.

Work schedule varies widely, typically 40 H/W Wed-Sun, 1:00PM to 10:00PM. Employer will pay weekly amount for each week that worker is employed. Due to variability of hours, as a convenience to the workers, a prepayment plan based upon 40 hours of work per week is utilized.

The job requires the applicant to be qualified, ready, willing, able, and available to perform during the entire employment at all the designated worksites; to enter into and comply with employment contract; to follow workplace rules; and to meet job performance standards.
Work starts in Livingston County, MI with additional work to follow in various locations in FL, TX, MI, GA, NC, DE, MO, PA, NE, NY, TN, OK, AL & MS. Must commute from home at prior worksite, to next worksite. Optional transportation offered by the employer at no cost to the worker.

Optional mobile housing ($100.00 per week) and local convenience travel ($25.00 per week) are available for wage credit and/or deduction, or any lesser amount to the maximum extent not prohibited by law. The employer will pay the cost of lodging to the extent such costs would reduce pay below the offered wage rate for the areas of intended employment.

Employer will pay the prevailing weekly wage for each work location, ranging from $339.20 to $530.80, average $421.90 per week.

Merit increases and/or bonuses may be awarded at employer discretion.

Equal Opportunity, FLSA (13)(a)(3) exempt employer not subject to Federal hourly wage, overtime or recordkeeping requirements. No overtime expected. Overtime, if any, calculated and paid as per applicable regulations.

Paid weekly. A single workweek will be used to compute wages due. All deductions from the worker’s paycheck required by law will be made.

Work tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no extra cost.

H-2B workers will be reimbursed in the first workweek for all visa, visa processing, border crossing, and other related fees, including those mandated by the government (excluding passport fees). If the worker completes 50% of the work contract period, employer will, consistent with applicable regulatory requirements, arrange and pay directly for transportation and subsistence. Workers will be provided with or reimbursed for outbound transportation and subsistence consistent with applicable regulatory requirements if the employee completes the period of employment or is dismissed from employment before the end of the period of employment. If transportation is provided, it will be by common carrier land or air conveyance at the option of the employer. Daily subsistence will be provided at a rate of $13.00 per day during travel without receipts to a maximum of $51.00 per day with receipts.

This job order, including its wage and working terms and conditions, is contingent upon prevailing legal interpretations of federal H-2B immigration and FLSA employment law, including Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security regulations. If any such prevailing law is rescinded, superseded, vacated, or substantially modified, then any affected portion of this job order will be similarly modified.

Wade Shows, Inc., PO Box 51730, Livonia, MI 48151 or fax to 888-353-8804

Employment Application - * NOTE: all fields are required *
Personal Information:
First Name:
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Home Phone / Cell Phone:
Emergency Contact / Phone:
e-Mail Address:
Are you 18 years old or older?
Do you have a valid Drivers License?
Are there any hours or days of the
week you cannot work?
Are you able to be legally
employed in the United States
Have you ever been convicted of
any crime(s) other than a
minor traffic violation?

Applicant Goals
Desired Position:
Desired Salary:
Available Start Date:
Seeking full time or part time work?
How did you hear about us?
Career Aspirations:

Work History / Qualifications:
Please list your last three employers (most recent first):
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Reason for Leaving:
Date Supervisor Name Salary Position / Duties
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Please read the following statements carefully before signing below to indicate your understanding and agreement:

  • I certify that the facts contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and understand that if employed, falsified statements on this application may result in termination.
  • I understand and agree that if hired, my employment with Wade Shows, Inc. is for no definite period and may, regardless of the date of payment of my wages, be terminated with or without cause, at any time, with or without notice.
  • I authorize the investigation of all statements contained in this application for any employment related purpose. I release the listed references and all employers, except those specifically excempted above, to provide Wade Shows, Inc. with any and all applicable information they may have. I hereby release these references and former employers from all liability for my information they might give you.
  • I understand that Wade Shows, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of any characteristic that is protected by state or federal law.
  • I understand that this application will remain active for three months from the date of filing, and after that time I will need to re-apply for further consideration.

Signature:   Date:   2/15/2019  
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