Theme parks hiring seasonal jobs and full-time jobs now
If your career goals include the eternal pursuit of fun, check out these jobs at some of the biggest theme park companies in the United States.
From coast to coast, theme parks and water parks bring people of all ages to ride towering roller coasters, engage with sea life, and enjoy attractions of many different shapes and sizes.
Wouldn’t it be great if your job was to help keep the good times rolling? Well, with the top 10 theme parks welcoming 475.8 million annual attendees worldwide in 2017, according to the latest Theme Index Global Attractions Report, such destinations are a lucrative business, which means there are jobs out there.
With the 2019 summer season ahead of us, we’re rounding up some of the most prominent names in fun hiring now.
Herschend Family Entertainment
Associated attractions: Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, Wild Adventures, White Water, Dollywood’s Splash Country
Types of positions available now include: ride maintenance technician, campground custodian, shuttle operator, photographer
Locations hiring include: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Branson, Missouri; Stone Mountain Park, Georgia
Fun fact: Herschend is the largest “family-owned themed attractions corporation,” according to its website. It employs over 10,000 people all across 23 locations in the U.S.
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Associated attractions: Hersheypark, ZooAmerica, Hershey's Chocolate World, Hershey Lodge, Hotel Hershey, Hersheypark Camping Resort
Types of positions available now include: bake shop attendant, mechanical technician, theater host, tour ride attendant
Locations hiring include: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Fun fact: Founder Milton Hershey originally opened the park as a picnic and pleasure grounds for company employees and their families. Today, all Hershey Entertainment & Resorts' employees receive free admission to Hersheypark.
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Associated attractions: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Types of positions available now include: barista, bell staff, EMS provider, valet
Locations hiring include: Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania; Sandusky, Ohio; Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Fun fact: Kalahari Resorts boasts America’s largest indoor water parks, with its Pocono Mountains location in Pennsylvania topping the list at an astounding 220,000 square feet.
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Associated attractions: SeaWorld locations throughout the U.S.
Types of positions available now include: camp counselor, tram driver, security officer, painter
Locations hiring: San Diego; Orlando; San Antonio; Tampa
Fun fact: Bringing in over 11 million visitors per year, SeaWorld is the only theme park in the U.S. with marine mammals.
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Associated attractions: Magic Mountain, Discovery Kingdom, Hurricane Harbor, Great Adventure, Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, Waterworld California
Types of positions available now include: water park ride attendant, retail manager, food services team member, seasonal group sales coordinator
Locations hiring include: Jackson, New Jersey; Vallejo, California; Gurnee, Illinois; Eureka, Missouri
Fun fact: Six Flags is the “largest regional theme park company in the world,” according to its website, with over 30 million visitors annually. Its Great Adventure location, in Jackson, New Jersey, is also home to the fastest roller coaster in the U.S., Kingda Ka, which accelerates to 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.
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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Associated attractions: Magic Kingdom Park, Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Blizzard Bech Water Park
Types of positions available now include: guest service specialist, team leader safety services, lead security specialist, photopass photographer
Locations hiring include: Kapolei, Hawaii; Anaheim, California; Tampa, Florida; Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Fun fact: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the largest theme park corporation in the world by annual attendance, with 150,014,000 visitors in 2017, according to the latest Theme Index Global Attractions Report.
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