CHANHASSEN, Minn. - For years Paisley Park stood as a musical fortress, a playground for Prince that few could accress.
How times change. In a few weeks the compound in Chanhassen will be open for public tours, and now... you can even work there.
The managers arranging public tours of Paisley Park are looking for employees to handle the crowds that will visit the private estate beginning Oct. 6. The tours will be run by Graceland Holdings, which oversees Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
Those seeking a position are invited to a job fair at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre set for Thursday, Sept. 8, and Friday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Positions include general manager, tour operations, security, merchandise and marketing, food and beverage and ecology... yes, ecology. The company doesn't say how many positions are available, or what pay rates will be.
Experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, in addition to a knowledge and understanding of the Prince legacy, is beneficial but not necessary. Applicants interested in joining the staff of Paisley Park should bring a completed application and resume to the job fair. Applications can be downloaded by visiting officialpaisleypark.com, scroll down and click on the JOBS link.
The Chanhassen Dinner Theater is located at 501 West 78th Street in Chanhassen.
For those unable to attend the job fair, applications can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All employment related inquiries should be directed to email@example.com. Paisley Park is an equal opportunity employer.
The Paisley Park compound includes the music star's home and his studios where he recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits, and the soundstage where he rehearsed for tours and hosted private concerts.
Prince collapsed in an elevator at the complex and died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.