Wanted: Tour guides for Prince's Paisley Park

Paisley Park is looking to hire a pack of new employees to handle the crowds of Prince fans expected to visit his home-and-studio complex in suburban Minneapolis when it opens for public tours Oct. 6, according to an announcement by the managers on Tuesday.

Management company Graceland Holdings is hoping to fill full-time and part-time positions in eight categories, including general manager, tour operations, security, archives and sales and marketing at the property in Chanhassen, Minn.

It's holding a job fair at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater on Thursday and Friday.

"This will be an unprecedented employment opportunity allowing those hired to be a part of the opening day team that will welcome the world to Minnesota and usher in a new era for hospitality and tourism in Chanhassen, along with the Minneapolis-St. Paul region as a whole," Graceland Holdings said in a press release.

Experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, in addition to a knowledge and understanding of the Prince legacy, is beneficial but not necessary, Graceland said.

Applications can be downloaded at officialpaisleypark.com. Job-seekers should take their applications and resumes to the job fair. For those unable to attend the job fair, applications can also be sent to jobs@officialpaisleypark.com.

Prince estate officials announced last month that Paisley Park will become a house museum open for daily paid tours of the rock star's home and state-of-the-art studios where he recorded, produced and mixed most of his biggest hits. The tour will also feature the soundstage where he rehearsed for tours and hosted private concerts.

Tickets, at $38.50 and $100, went on sale late last month for tours through the end of 2016. The museum will be open 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., seven days a week, closing only on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Prince collapsed and died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in an elevator at Paisley Park on April 21.

Because no will was found, Prince's estate is in probate court, where a special administrator is attempting to raise cash to pay off a hefty tax bill coming due in January, and to sort out who will inherit his millions.

Turning Paisley Park into a museum was always Prince's plan, according to his sister, Tyka Nelson.

The new museum is being managed by Graceland Holdings, which also oversees Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.

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