Instant Live 8: Medieval Times now hiring

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by WYATT GOOLSBY

WFAA

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 5:31 PM

DALLAS - From princesses to wenches to squires and knights on horseback, Medieval Times in Dallas wants to fill a lot of distinctive jobs.

Thursday morning, News 8 got a chance to look behind the scenes at the popular dinner and jousting tournament arena.

On Friday, Medieval Times will be holding a casting faire to fill various openings. Of course, the most popular job is the knight. News 8 learned it takes a lot of dedication, working your way up from the role of squire to, hopefully, the role of knight. Only one in 10 squires master their skills enough to become a knight.

"To do our job day in and day out, it's like going and playing football every day,” said Stephen Agers, a Medieval Times knight for almost two decades. “And on top of that, going to practice every day. And then you have to come in and work with animals every day. So, it takes a lot of dedication to keep yourself in shape, and to drive yourself and push yourself to be able to come and perform every day."
          
The Casting Faire will be Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Medieval Times Castle in Dallas. Other positions include princesses, trumpeters, food servers, gift shop sales, maintenance, kitchen, cash control, stables and bar.

E-mail wgoolsby@wfaa.com

 

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