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Admissions

Admissions Associate

Job Code: 413.1
Minimum Age: 16

Are you looking for the opportunity to be the first interaction our guests have when they come to the park? Do you want the privilege of enhancing our guests’ experiences with each conversation?  If you are outgoing, welcoming and ready to make sure “Every Guest, Every Day, Every Time” has the best day ever, then a position with the Admissions Department is for you. 

You have the opportunity to greet guests, explain parking options, and complete transactions at our new parking Tolls location; welcome guests at our Sales window and make suggestions to enhance the guests experience at the park; quickly and professionally take photos and process season passes in our Processing Center; and scan tickets, passes and phones at our Turnstile locations while encouraging our guests to “Have the Best Day Ever”.

What can Kings Island offer you?  You will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities .At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you will receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Food Service

Restaurant Team Member

Job Code: 313.1
Minimum Age: 16

Food and the holidays go hand-in-hand; all we need is your help.  As a member of the Food and Beverage team, you will be a part of that one of a kind WinterFest experience we provide to each and every guest.   You will have the opportunity to serve those holiday classic food items, with a Kings Island twist, and earn extra spending money for the holidays.


Culinary Team

Job Code: 313.12
Minimum Age: 16

Do you have a little experience in the kitchen?  Join our Culinary team and be a part of making thousands of great memories this holiday season!  The Culinary Team will be preparing traditional meals, some of our WinterFest specialty items, as well as seasonal desserts.  Come and be a part of the magic!


Starbucks Barista

Job Code: 313.2
Minimum Age: 16

Nothing says the holidays like a hot Starbucks coffee.  Join our Barista team in serving up everyone’s favorite Starbucks drinks such as Peppermint mocha, Gingerbread or Eggnog latte or your personal holiday favorite.  No experience?  No problem.  Our Starbucks training team will help you learn a skill you can use for years to come.


Holiday Bartender

Job Code: 313.3
Minimum Age: 21

Come and join our team of Holiday bartenders.  This is a great position for those who enjoy interacting with our guests and want to spread some holiday cheer.  We will provide the training needed to make delicious holiday beverages and you keep the tips!


Food & Beverage Leadership Team

Job Code: 313.11
Minimum Age: 18

We are looking for individuals in the Food Service industry with supervisory experience to become a part of the Kings Island WinterFest team.  We operate a wide variety of food venues such as restaurants, quick service locations, snack concessions, and holiday catered events.  If you have the skills to lead and motivate a young team to provide a top notch dining experience to our guests, this position is perfect for you.

Games

Games Associate

Job Code: 264.1
Minimum Age: 16

Santa isn’t the only one giving out gifts this year…    As a Games associate you will see the joy in everyone’s eyes as you hand out prizes!  If you are looking for a fun and rewarding opportunity, your search is over because spending the Holidays in the Games department will be the most fun you’ll ever have at work.

The Games department is looking for outgoing personalities who can entice our guests to play games and have a great time doing it.  You’ll learn salesmanship techniques once you are hired, in addition to proper cash-handling techniques and how to maintain a safe and clean work area. This position requires great guest service.  Our goal is to give each guest the Best Day Experience every time they visit the park.

Merchandise

Merchandise Sales Associate

Job Code: 214.1
Minimum Age: 16

If you have an outgoing personality and would love to help people select quality gifts for the Holidays, a position as a sales associate in the Merchandise Department is just right for you!  As a sales associate, you will help to provide a Best Day Experience and spread Holiday cheer to guests while they shop.

Sales associates maintain store displays and shelves to ensure that our guests can always find that special item but they are also available to make recommendations should the guest need assistance.  Associates must be comfortable handling cash and providing our guests with directions to other attractions in the park.


Candy Production

Job Code: 214.5
Minimum Age: 18

Love making candy and baking for the Holidays?  Want to see the smiles of guests of all ages as you create delicious confections right before their eyes?  A position in Candy Production may be just right for you!

Did you know that Kings Island makes a great deal of the candy that we sell?  From fudge to Buckeyes, we make it here on property and you can learn how!  In addition to making candy, associates must possess excellent guest service skills and be comfortable handling cash.

Park Services

Associate

Job Code: 414.1
Minimum Age: 15

If you’ve visited our park, you know that we take pride in its cleanliness.  It takes a dedicated team to make our park so clean and we would love for you to join it!

Being a Park Services Associate is much more than sweeping and picking up trash.  This role involves a great deal of guest interaction as you are highly visible to our guests.  You will answer guest questions about our rides, food and shows as well as give directions to the ATM, restrooms, and the nearest Funnel Cake location.  You will be on your feet a great deal and required to work in all weather conditions in this role.  If you enjoy working independently, this could be the position for you as you will be responsible for an assigned area each day.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Cleaning Attendant

Job Code: 414.2
Minimum Age: 18

If you’ve visited our park, you know that we take pride in its cleanliness.  It takes a dedicated team to make our park so clean and we would love for you to join it!

Being a Park Services Cleaning Associate is much more than cleaning offices and restrooms.  This role involves a great deal of guest interaction as you are highly visible to our guests.  You will answer guest questions about our rides, food and shows as well as give directions to the ATM, restrooms, and the nearest Funnel Cake location.  You will be on your feet a great deal and required to work in all weather conditions in this role.  If you enjoy working independently, this could be the position for you as you will be responsible for an assigned area each day.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Rides

Dinosaurs Alive Guide

Job Code: 411.2
Minimum Age: 16
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: No

Are you chomping at the bit to get a summer job?   Do you like dinosaurs?   If you like dinosaurs and talking about them to large groups, the Dinosaurs Alive Guide position is perfect for you!

In this position, you will greet guests and provide them with facts about the dinosaurs to enhance their experience while on the trail.  This position will require you to work in all weather conditions and remain on your feet for long periods of time.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we award scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Office Assistant

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

If you are looking for a position where you can put your office skills to work, this could be the ideal position for you.  The Office Assistant will interact with the Operations Management Team as well as operations associates.

In this role, the Office Assistant will calculate payroll hours, resolve paycheck issues, run reports, check voicemails and return phone calls as well as data entry functions.   Additionally, the Office Assistant will receive rides training to assist with staffing as business needs dictate.  This position is fast-paced and requires someone who can multi-task.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Operator

Job Code: 411.1
Minimum Age: 16

Which ride at Kings Island is your favorite?  Have you ever thought it would be fun to see how it works and send guests on the ride of a lifetime?  If you answered yes, then a position as a ride operator could be perfect for you!

Safety is our number one priority in the rides department.  As a rides operator, you will be required to enforce ride restrictions and recommendations, restrict the number of guest on the loading platform to the number that can be seated on the ride, assist with loading and unloading the ride, measuring children at height stations and issuing appropriate wristbands.  Additionally, you will be required to work in all weather conditions and on your feet for long periods of time.

Are you interested in an internship opportunity in this field?  Let us know during your interview, we may be able to work with you and your school’s requirements to fulfill an internship.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Train Engineer

Job Code: 411.3
Minimum Age: 18

All aboard for the best summer job you’ll ever have!  If you enjoy trains and interacting with the public, this position was made for you!

In addition to operating the controls of the train, you will perform preventative maintenance, assist with safety checks, and interact with our guests.  Our guest love the train, so be prepared to be in a lot of photos to help create memories for our guests that will last a lifetime!  This position requires the use of tools and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we ofer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Security

Loss Prevention Associate

Job Code: 574.4
Minimum Age: 18
Special Skills Required: No
Drivers License Required: Yes

Kings Island is like a small city and we hire our own security officers to monitor and investigate suspicious activity.  If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, we would like for you to consider joining our team.

Our security officers must demonstrate positive public relations skills and be comfortable with entering information into security related computer programs.  All officers will undergo training and be required to pass examinations.  This position will require a great deal of time on your feet and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Associate

Job Code: 574.1
Minimum Age: 18

Kings Island is like a small city and we hire our own security officers to patrol the property of our park.  If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, we would like for you to consider joining our team.

Our security officers must demonstrate positive public relations skills and be comfortable with entering information into security related computer programs.  All officers will undergo training and be required to pass examinations.    This position will require a great deal of time on your feet and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Access Associate

Job Code: 574.2
Minimum Age: 18

Kings Island is like a small city and we hire our own security officers to monitor access to the park and to prevent prohibited items from entering our park through the use of walk-thorugh and hand held metal detectors.  If you are at least 18 years of age, we would like for you to consider joining our team.

Our security officers must demonstrate positive public relations skills and be comfortable with entering information into security related computer programs.  All officers will undergo training and be required to pass examinations.    This position will require a great deal of time on your feet and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Associate Certified

Job Code: 574.3
Minimum Age: 21

Kings Island is like a small city and we hire our own police officers to investigate violations of park rules and state laws.  If you are at least 21 years of age with an Ohio Peace Officer Certification, and a valid driver’s license, we would like for you to consider joining our team.

Our police officers must demonstrate positive public relations skills and be comfortable with entering information into security related computer programs.  All officers will undergo training and be required to pass examinations.  This position will require a great deal of time on your feet and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.  At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more!  Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!