2014 Jobs

Summer Jobs

Since there are so many opportunities that Kings Island has to offer, we know it can be a little overwhelming choosing the right one! Check out our Job listings below on the many seasonal opportunities that are typically available, and decide which would be the best fit for your skills, personality and future career plans. You will be required to pass a simple math assessment for all cash handling positions.

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Job Code: 413.1
Minimum Age: 16

 

Admissions Associates welcome guests in our toll plaza, ticket booths and turnstiles, as well as process season passes and provide information about the park.

Job Overview:

  • Cheerfully greet guests entering and exiting park
  • Provide information regarding admission options, rides, attractions and special events
  • Utilize computer to make and process season passes
  • Operate and balance a cash register
Job Code: 510.3
Minimum Age: 16

Create and maintain a safe and comfortable work environment
Maintain an open and clear channel of communication with management
Complete in a timely manner all assignments made by the Stage Manager
Learn assigned technical positions
Work with the Technical Supervisor to maintain the quality of the area including maintenance of scenery, lighting and the general facility

Job Code: 313.10
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 313.6
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 313.7
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 313.8
Minimum Age: 19
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 313.9
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 313.1
Minimum Age: 15

Food & Beverage Associates provide excellent service to guests while preparing and serving food in quick service restaurants, specialty franchise locations, and outdoor carts.

Job Overview:

  • Greet guests and enter orders into register
  • Receive payment and make change for orders
  • Cook and prepare food items and fountain drinks
  • Follow all Board of Heath Regulations
  • Keep all work and dining areas clean and empty trash
Job Code: 313.2
Minimum Age: 16

Starbucks Baristas provide guests with prompt, quality coffee selection, preparation and purchase while ensuring excellent service.

Job Overview:

  • Daily interaction with guests and a superior level of service
  • Use salesmanship techniques to assist guests with selection and purchase
  • Use cash register to enter orders and make change
  • Prepare a variety of coffee beverages to Starbucks' standards
  • Follow all Board of Heath Regulations
  • Keep all work and dining areas clean and empty trash
Job Code: 313.3
Minimum Age: 21

 Food & Beverage Bartenders provide excellent service to guests while preparing and serving food in quick service restaurants, specialty franchise locations and carts.  This includes the serving and selling of alcoholic beverages.

Job Overview:

  • Greet guests and enter orders into register
  • Receive payment and make change for orders
  • Cook and prepare food items and drinks
  • Follow all Board of Heath Regulations
  • Keep all work and dining areas clean and empty trash
  • Ensure compliance with Ohio Liquor Laws such as checking for age requirements
Job Code: 313.5
Minimum Age: 18

Food & Beverage Trainers implement comprehensive initial and ongoing training programs for the Food and Beverage Division. 

 

Job Overview:

·         Assist in the development of initial and ongoing training programs for Food and Beverage line associates and assistant team leaders

·         Maintain an efficient scheduling system for training classes according to operational needs

·         Facilitate training classes, including preparing all supplies and ensuring completion of required paperwork documentation

·         Evaluate and propose modifications to training curriculum in response to business needs, park and division policies and procedures, and current industry trends

·         Maintain clear, concise, and specific lines of communication with all levels of management to meet training expectations

·         Provide park and division information to associates in person and via telephone

·         Assist in park as dictated by business needs

Job Code: 311.3
Minimum Age: 18
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: Yes

Job Code: 311.2
Minimum Age: 18

Warehouse Associates oversee the daily operation of the Food & Beverage Warehouse and ensure park locations have necessary stock.

Job Overview: 

  • Load and unload stock from trucks with forklifts and dollies
  • Operate fork lifts, pallet jacks, and other warehouse vehicles
  • Fill incoming orders and verify freshness before delivering to locations
  • Maintain weekly inventory and rotation of stock
  • Deliver items and retrieve items from locations in park
Job Code: 311.1
Minimum Age: 18

Load and unload stock from trucks with forklifts and dollies
Operate fork lifts, pallet jacks, and other warehouse vehicles
Requisition articles to fill incoming orders and verify freshness before delivering to locations
Process completed paperwork to receiving
Maintain weekly inventory and rotation of stock

Job Code: 264.1
Minimum Age: 16

Job Code: 264.2
Minimum Age: 18
Drivers License Required: Yes

Warehouse Associates ensure that Games locations have adequate stock for operation.

Job Overview: 

  • Load and unload stock from vendors and sort product, completing necessary paperwork
  • Organize stored inventory and provide information in person or via phone regarding stock
  • Pull products from warehouse facilities to fill orders and deliver to park locations
  • Drive vehicle to transport items
Job Code: 415.3
Minimum Age: 18
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 415.4
Minimum Age: 18
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 415.2
Minimum Age: 18

Call Center Associates provide superior service to all guests calling Kings Island and sell passes and tickets via phone. 

 

Job Overview:

  • Promote Kings Island as a fun, energetic and professional place to visit
  • Exemplify Kings Island's world-class image
  • Provide interaction and assistance to park guests; displaying outgoing, friendly, versatile, flexible, professional levels of service to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Answer Group Sales multiple phone line on a modern complex telephone system
  • Answer and direct incoming telephone calls in a pleasant and efficient manner
  • Answer all questions callers might have pertaining to an upcoming visit to the park, special promotions, discounts or events sponsored by the park
  • Process ticket orders via the computer and printer systems in a prompt and efficient manner and ensure accuracy in the mailing of these items
  • Keep accurate records of all Park information
  • Keep records of calls placed and toll charges
  • Perform clerical duties such as data entry, typing, proofreading, faxing, copying and sorting mail
  • Assist with park events as requested
  • Conduct exit surveys and mini surveys throughout the Park
  • Assist with special survey projects
Job Code: 415.1
Minimum Age: 18

Guest Relations Associates provide assistance and information to park guests and resolve issues that may arise during their visit.

Job Overview:

  • Interact daily with park guests and associates
  • Resolve guest concerns through active listening and professional communication, escalating information to management as necessary
  • Provide information about park events, attractions and services to guests and associates
  • Conduct research on guest experience
Job Code: 570.1
Minimum Age: 18

Human Resources Representatives coordinate employment processes with divisional representatives and serve as a primary resources for Associates.

Job Overview (Front Office):

  • Communicates by telephone, mail, internet and in person with Applicants, Associates, Supplemental Staff and Guests.
  • Coordinates interviews with divisional representatives.
  • Coordinates paperwork processing for Associates. 

Job Overview (Associate Services):

  • Communicates by telephone, mail, internet and in person with Applicants, Associates, Supplemental Staff and Guests.
  • Completes paperwork processing with Associate.
  • Distributes wardrobe, paychecks and incentive rewards to Associates.
 
Job Code: 510.5
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

 Interact with and entertain guests by portraying a defined character.


Summary of Essential Job Functions:

1. Meet and greet park guests 
2. Entertain guests as a costumed character by bringing to life the personality of the specific character through hand and body movements 
3. Pose for photos with and for guests 
4. Treat associates and guests cordially and with respect, courtesy and fairness
5. Meet park standards for performance and conduct
6. Perform all job duties in a safe manner  
7. Perform other duties as assigned

 

 

 

Job Code: 510.6
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 510.7
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 510.8
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 510.3
Minimum Age: 16

Create and maintain a safe and comfortable work environment
Maintain an open and clear channel of communication with management
Complete in a timely manner all assignments made by the Stage Manager
Learn assigned technical positions
Work with the Technical Supervisor to maintain the quality of the area including maintenance of scenery, lighting and the general facility

Job Code: 544.2
Minimum Age: 18

Job Overview:

  • Preventative maintenance of electronic communication, audio and video systems
  • Troubleshooting of said equipment
  • Install electronic communication, audio and video systems

 

 

 

 

 

Job Code: 547.8
Minimum Age: 18
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: Yes

Job Overview:

  • Operate gas and water valves
  • Clean basket strainers on pool pumps
  • Test pool water and maintain records
  • Test and inspect faucets and flush valves
  • Respond to trouble calls
  • Inspect and clean spray feature nozzles
  • Assist plumber with repairs on water, gas and sewer lines

 

 

 

 

 

Job Code: 547.6
Minimum Age: 18

 

Job Overview:

  Creative Services Technicians design, construct, and install park signage.

 

Job Code: 547.7
Minimum Age: 18

Food Mechanics assist in installing and maintaining all food service equipment.

 Job Overview:

  • Assist in installing, placing, wiring, hanging, positioning, connecting, inspecting, testing and replacing food service equipment according to manufacturer standards
  • Maintain, inspect, evaluate for proper function and take appropriate action according to manufacturer's specifications
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair malfunctions using schematics, blueprints and test equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance, including planned interval inspections
  • Maintain lubrication schedules
  • Document preventative maintenance and check out of file record
  • Respond to trouble calls
  • Keep current regarding trends and practices in field of expertise
  • Respond to and take appropriate action to resolve concerns and complaints from park guests and associates
  • Maintain clear, concise and specific lines of communication between management, associates and other departments

 

Job Code: 510.5
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

 Interact with and entertain guests by portraying a defined character.


Summary of Essential Job Functions:

1. Meet and greet park guests 
2. Entertain guests as a costumed character by bringing to life the personality of the specific character through hand and body movements 
3. Pose for photos with and for guests 
4. Treat associates and guests cordially and with respect, courtesy and fairness
5. Meet park standards for performance and conduct
6. Perform all job duties in a safe manner  
7. Perform other duties as assigned

 

 

 

Job Code: 590.1
Minimum Age: 18
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: Yes

Picnic Coordinators assist Group Sales and Guest Relations in ensuring a quality experience for group outings and picnics.

Job Overview:

  • Represent the company at group picnics and functions
  • Support the Group Sales associates and supervisors with the execution of picnics, outings, and special events
  • Act as the Group Sales liaison with the Food and Beverage and Entertainment departments
  • Schedule and control seating assignments and meal/beverage times
  • Prepare and maintain paperwork, reports and correspondence

Job Code: 214.6
Minimum Age: 18
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Not wanting to commit to 10 weeks of summer employment? How about 10 days in Spring? If you are 18 years of age or older, please join the Kings Island Reserve Team and commit to a minimum of 10 dates from the list below and earn extra cash as well as 2 single day admission tickets for the 2011 Season. We have positions available in Rides, Food Service, Games and Merchandise.

 
Shift times will be approximately 9:00am-5:00pm (may vary slightly depending upon Division) on the following dates:
 
  • Friday, May 6
  • Friday, May 13
  • Monday, May 16
  • Tuesday, May 17
  • Wednesday, May 18
  • Thursday, May 19
  • Friday, May 20
  • Monday, May 23
  • Tuesday, May 24
  • Wednesday, May 25
  • Thursday, May 26
  • Friday, May 27
  • Monday, May 30 (Food Service, Games and Merchandise only)
  • Tuesday, May 31
  • Wednesday, June 1
  • Thursday, June 2
  • Friday, June 3
If interested, apply online at visitkingsisland.com/jobs and choose the Reserve Team specific to your Division of choice below:
 
  • Rides – Rides Reserve Team. For questions, please email kirides@visitkingsisland.com or call 513-754-5716
  • Food Service – Food Reserve Team. For questions, please call 513-754-5786
  • Games – Games Reserve Team. For questions, please call 513-754-5659
  • Merchandise -- Merchandise Reserve Team. For questions, please call 513-754-5892
 
Limited positions are available, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!!
Job Code: 214.1
Minimum Age: 16

Merchandise Associates provide excellent service to guests, stock product displays and use selling techniques to recommend purchases in retail locations.

 

Job Overview:

  • Provide information in person and over the phone regarding product, store services and the park overall.
  • Demonstrate and use salesmanship techniques to sell products to guests.
  • Stock and display merchandise.
  • Monitor assigned sales area to prevent and/or detect theft.
  • Use a cash register to receive payment from guests and make change.
Job Code: 214.2
Minimum Age: 16

Merchandise Specialized Sales Associates use advanced salesmanship techniques and customer service skills to recommend purchases to guests. 

 

Job Overview:

  • Exemplify Kings Island's world-class image
  • Provide information in person and over the phone regarding product, store services and the park overall
  • Demonstrate, create and sell products to guests
  • Utilize advanced salesmanship techniques to emphasize selling points of merchandise and determine type of products desired
  • Stock and display merchandise
  • Monitor assigned sales area to prevent and/or detect theft
  • Use a cash register or money apron to receive payment from guests and make change
Job Code: 214.5
Minimum Age: 18

Produces fudge and candy specialties, while cleaning and maintaining the candy production work area, and performing the essential job functions of all other Merchandise associates.
Job Code: 414.1
Minimum Age: 16

Pan and Broom Associates maintain the cleanliness of park grounds and interact cordially with park guests to enhance their overall visit.

 

Job Overview:

  • Give directions to guests and answer questions about the park
  • Assist guests and other associates as needed
  • Pick up litter and dispose of properly
  • Sweep and clean paths and grounds throughout the park
  • Monitor guests visiting the park and report any problems or infractions of park rules to security
  • Complete job responsibilites with a minimum of supervision
Job Code: 414.2
Minimum Age: 18

Pick up trash in assigned area
Clean assigned area with the appropriate vacuums, mops, and cleaning supplies
Dust/Mop floors in various locations
Empty, dispose of trash, and maintain clean trash containers in assigned areas
Clean restroom toilets, sinks, counter tops, mirrors, floors, fixtures, and restock necessary supplies

Job Code: 411.5
Minimum Age: 18
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Job Code: 411.1
Minimum Age: 16

Test equipment daily before opening the ride to guests
Enforce ride restrictions and recommendations
Restrict the number of guests on the loading platform to the number who can be seated on the ride
Ensure safe operation of the ride
Make certain that queue lines are safe and orderly
Assist with the loading and unloading of ride to include small children and guests with a disability

Job Code: 411.3
Minimum Age: 18

 Responsible for safe and efficient transportation of guests on the park’s train ride experience.

 

Job Overview
  • Operate steam engine controls and monitor boilers
  • Maintain ride and ride area cleanliness
  • Wash and polish trains daily
  • Initiate prescribed emergency procedures
  • Assist with safety checks
  • Treat associates and guests cordially and with respect, courtesy and fairness
  • Assist with track maintenance as assigned
Job Code: 574.4
Minimum Age: 18
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: Yes

Investigators handle situations requiring investigation and coordination with commissioned police officers and maintain proper documentation/paperwork on all such situations.

 

Job Overview:

  • Perform investigations by providing due process for suspects and maintaining proper documentation & paperwork.
  • Coordinate with commissioned police officers if a situation warrants filing criminal charges
  • Coordinate investigations with local law enforcement agencies
  • Prepare proper records for local law enforcement and the prosecutors office when charges are filed
  • Write detailed reports of incidents
  • Review live and videotaped camera locations for the detection of associates/guests committing theft offenses and violations of cash handling policies
  • Testify in court when necessary
  • May patrol park in a plain clothes capacity to prevent and report offenses and inappropriate behavior
  • May be responsible for conducting cash handling audits in revenue generating areas
  • May patrol park resale and revenue generating locations overtly or covertly for the detection of guests committing theft offenses
  • May be responsible for the operation of Park security, safety and access control systems
  • May assist in data entry of Security information
  • May handle and direct incoming park and departmental telephone calls
  • Communicate via two way radio, multi-line telephone, cell phones and computer systems
  • Respond to and assist line operatives in handling incidents
  • Provide on the job coaching with line officers
  • May assist in the training of Security new hires, park resale and cash control associates and associates new to investigation
Job Code: 574.1
Minimum Age: 18

Security Associates ensure a safe environment for guests and associates, protect company assets and provide quality service to park guests and associates.

 

Job Overview:

  • Assist park guests and associates as needed
  • Provide high visibility patrols of park buildings and grounds
  • Enforce laws and park rules
  • Resolve and contain security violations or matters
  • Provide security escorts for park guests and associates as needed
  • Support other emergency services in park emergencies
Job Code: 574.2
Minimum Age: 18

Perimeter Associates protect park guests, associates and company assets at security posts and in the parking lot.  Patrols are made on foot, in cars and by bike.

 

Job Overview:

  • Assist park guests and associates as needed
  • Provide high visibility patrols in the parking lot and at security posts
  • Monitor and control access to the park through security posts
  • Assist with traffic direction and control
  • Resolve and contain security violations or matters
  • Provide security escorts for park guests and associates as needed
  • Support other emergency services in park emergencies
Job Code: 574.3
Minimum Age: 21

Park Police Officers ensure a safe environment for park guests and associates and protect company assets.  They may supervise the work of other security associates.

 

Job Overview:

  • Must have completed the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training program
  • Provide high visibility patrols of park buildings and grounds
  • Supervise the work of other security associates as assigned
  • Manage and investigate risk-related incidences
  • Conduct surveillance operations and gather evidence
  • Apprehend and arrest suspects, interrogate suspects and question witnesses and victims
  • Provide first aid and crowd control during emergencies
Job Code: 417.1
Minimum Age: 16

Lifeguards monitor safety and assist guests in Soak City.  They need not be certified in advance, since they will receive on the job training through the E&A National Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard program.  However, they MUST possess swimming proficiency.

 

Job Overview:

  • Constantly monitor and ensure safety of guests and co-workers
  • Respond to and resolve guest concerns
  • Test equipment and perform a "first ride" on slides each day to ensure proper operation
  • Enforce all ride restrictions and water park/lifeguard rules
  • Attend four hours of training each month to enhance lifeguard skills and maintain certification
  • Perform swimming rescues and spinal injury management satisfactorily to meet E&A/ILTP standards