ORLANDO, Fla. -

SeaWorld Orlando will be hiring hundreds of seasonal employees for positions in food service, photographers and park operations, according a release from the theme park.

Positions include food service attendants, park operation hosts and photographers. According to the release, these seasonal positions will pay between $8.04 and $9.50 per hour.

Seasonal positions provide employee with various benefits, according to the release, such as free entry to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, park tickets for friends and family and access to team member events.

The hiring event will be Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SeaWorld Orlando's Human Resources building, located at 6283 Sea Harbor Drive in Orlando.

Applicants are asked to first apply online at seaworldjobs.com before attending the event and must be at least 18-years-old.