The Pittsburgh region’s premier family fun attractions, Kennywood, Sandcastle Waterpark and Idlewild & SoakZone, are now accepting job applications for the 2018 summer operating season.
Kennywood is the largest youth employer in the Tri-State area, and plans to hire about 1,500 individuals to work in its Rides, Games, Food & Beverage, Grounds and Public Safety departments. Idlewild will hire about 800 employees and Sandcastle approximately 400 people for the same departments. Both those parks are also recruiting lifeguards.

“At Kennywood, Idlewild and Sandcastle, fun is our job,” says Joe Barron, Human Resources Director for Kennywood and Sandcastle. “Starting your career with us provides more than a paycheck and summertime perks–most Team Members make friends and memories that last a lifetime.”

Beyond being a great addition to a young adult’s resume, employment at Kennywood, Sandcastle, and Idlewild brings perks such as flexible scheduling, free admission to all three parks and a number of other regional amusement parks, discounted tickets for friends and family, team-building activities such as movie nights, intramural sports competitions and discounts on park food and merchandise.

Most Kennywood, Sandcastle and Idlewild seasonal positions are available to applicants age 16 and older. Some job opportunities are available to those age 14 and 15. But you’re never too old to join our teams! Retirees and other adults interested in seasonal work are encouraged to apply as well.

To apply, visit the Employment pages of each park: Kennywood, Sandcastle or Idlewild.

Kennywood is America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park! The Pittsburgh-area park offers a unique mix of modern thrills and classic rides, including seven roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, and several attractions that cannot be found anywhere else. Kennywood, founded in 1898, continues to provide unforgettable fun for all ages.

Sandcastle Waterpark has been providing summer fun for 28 seasons. Sandcastle offers funs for all ages with 15 infamous waterslides, the wild Mon-Tsunami Wave Pool, scenic Mushroom Pool, relaxing Lazy River, pint-sized Tad Pool, and Wet Willie’s Waterworks.

Idlewild & SoakZone, founded in 1878 as a picnic ground along the Ligonier Valley Rail Road, is the longest-operating amusement park in Pennsylvania and third-oldest in America. It has been recognized as the world’s best children’s park by Amusement Today.

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