York Maze is gearing up to reopen – and has launched a recruitment drive.
The attraction on Elvington Lane was not able to open last year due to Covid. But the team is confident it will open this summer and is taking on 100 seasonal staff to meet expected demand.
Maze owner Tom Pearcy said not opening last year “was a gut-wrenching decision to have to make and I encouraged the staff who would normally work our summer season to find alternative jobs.
“Now a year later, while still not out of the woods, the signs for the summer are looking positive and I am confident York Maze will be able to open.
“We have around 100 vacancies to fill with a wide variety of roles on offer, from those who have worked in catering and hospitality, to people with acting experience to work in one of the shows.
“But the key requirement for a job at York Maze is a desire to make people happy.
“We are honoured to have twice won the ‘Outstanding Customer Service Award’ in the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose awards and recognise that our visitors have trusted us with their precious family time together.”
The reopening dates
York Maze is set to open on Saturday 17 July and will be open daily until Monday 6 September.
“Whilst we don’t yet know exactly what Covid secure guidelines will be in place when we open in July, we will be prepared,” Tom said.
With more than 5km of pathways to explore, getting lost in the giant maize maze “is a naturally socially distanced day out and we will be reviewing all our other attractions, rides, shows, catering outlets and retail points to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.
“We will assess the government guidelines as details are announced but plan to put tickets on sale at the start of May.”