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The Living Desert is hiring cast members for an upcoming stage show, the zoo announced Thursday.

The ``guest experience specialists'' will perform in the show, which starts in fall, and some will serve as costumed characters in the outdoor amphitheater and at events. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31, or until positions are filled, according to zoo spokeswoman Rebecca Brown.

Responsibilities include memorizing and delivering scripts and dialogues, and improvising with the public when needed.

For more information on qualifications and how to apply, go to www.livingdesert.org.