Why Choose Us?
Gain Skills Today.
Enjoy Success Tomorrow.
A seasonal job with us can help lead you to a successful future.
That’s because you’ll have the chance to:
- Get real-world experience in how our business operates.
- Develop skills that look good on a resume or application.
- Interact with different people of all ages and backgrounds.
- Learn about cash handling, inventory, customer service, food preparation, safety and much, much more.
Working with us is an opportunity that can pay off for years to come – with skills, knowledge, experiences and friends that can last a lifetime!
Our Amazing Perks
Flexible schedules for students, teachers, parents, retirees and part-time job seekers
Option to work as many – or as few – hours as you want
Associate-only ride nights, parties, picnics, field trips and events
Variety of outdoor and indoor job opportunities
On-site, low-cost associate housing in some locations (if eligible, 18+)
Free seasonal admission to all Cedar Fair parks and waterparks
College credit and internships (if applicable)
Food and merchandise discounts
Hear From Our Team
“Working with Cedar Fair has allowed me to grow personally and professionally. Working 2 years in park as a seasonal associate then moving to a corporate role allowed me to gain valuable skills to begin my professional career out of college.”
“I began my journey as a lifeguard, was promoted to aquatics team lead and later transferred to rides team lead. Eventually, I worked in HR as a recruiter. These roles allowed me to understand the importance of responsibility, time management and teamwork, which aided in my success as a student.”
“I've worked various gates and toll booths. I really enjoy interacting with people and have a good time. I love the the opportunity to see children and their enthusiasm when they come to the park.”
At Cedar Fair, our vision is to create fun that’s larger than life, producing enduring family and social connections.
Our Parks & Properties
Cedar Fair owns and operates 14 properties, consisting of our headquarters, 11 amusement parks, four separately gated outdoor water parks, and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites.
We believe that good work should be rewarded. In fact, many of our seasonal associates advance to supervisory positions after a summer or two with us. We’ll set you up for success at Cedar Fair – and throughout life – with training programs like the “FUNdamentals of Leadership” and other opportunities to learn, grow and gain valuable skills. Depending on your role, you may also have the chance to work full time and/or relocate to different parks.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Application Process
- Discount & Perks
- Hours & Payroll
- Onsite Housing
Cedar Fair parks operate seasonally on schedules that match the regional travel patterns of our guests. Therefore, we need more staff during busy travel times such as summer months, weekends, and holiday seasons. The only exception is Knott’s Berry Farm, which operates year round.
Many of our positions do not require a resume to apply.
We want to provide as many options as possible to make it easy for you to apply. You can choose to apply with a New Resume/CV or with a social media profile such as LinkedIn or Facebook. The application will pull information from these sources for you to review for accuracy. You can also opt to complete the application without using either of these functions.
Absolutely! You can choose to save your application at any point by clicking the “Save for Later” option at the bottom of the online application.
You will be asked to create a username and password at the beginning of the application process. You will use this information to log back in to complete your application, as well as to monitor the status of your application. We recommend storing your username and password in a safe place for easy access.
You can log back in at any time to view your “applicant dashboard” which will indicate that your application has been received.
If the job you seek is not currently available, you can save your search settings as a “Job Agent.” Setting up a Job Agent will allow us to send you an email every time a new opening matches your search criteria.
Upon applying, your application is directed to the hiring team. They will review your application as quickly as possible. You can always check the status of your application by logging in to your applicant dashboard.
For seasonal positions, it is most common to expect a phone interview and video or in-person interview. However, some positions or applicants may require additional follow-up interviews. All leadership and year-round positions require an initial phone interview and a number of in-person interviews.
Yes! You can enjoy free use of all rides and attractions in your “off” time by presenting your Associate ID at any Admission Entrance. Associates must be off duty, and out of uniform, when enjoying rides or attractions.
Yes! When visiting another Cedar Fair location, you can use your Associate ID to be admitted to the park. Depending on the park, you may first have to stop at Guest Services (located at the front gate) to get a ticket with your Associate ID. Free admission is not available to Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio
Work shifts vary by job and by park operating schedules/seasons. Some shifts can be as short as 4 hours, while some parks offer shifts as long as 12 hours.
We can be very flexible with our opportunities. You can choose to join us in Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter or all year long. You can work weekdays, weekends or both – with as many or as few hours as you want. Let us know how we can meet your needs for a fun job that you will love!
Associates are paid bi-weekly.
Yes! Associates have the option of direct deposit of pay to most banks. If you do not currently have a bank account, you will provided with a Paycard (where available.)
It depends on the park. Low-cost, on-site housing is available for associates at Carowinds, Cedar Point, Dorney Park, Kings Dominion, Kings Island or Valleyfair. Must be at least age 18 and max age restrictions vary by park. Contact the local park Human Resources team for more information.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
As we staff parks for the seasons of FUN, take a moment to learn about our new safety standards, virtual interviews, onboarding and training, as well as our plans for a successful year. Be sure to take the first step in joining us by applying online. Our hiring processes have changed due to Covid-19. Find the latest information below.
Submit an online application for a job on our site.
We may conducting video, phone, web or in-person interviews. Once an application has been submitted, our recruiting team will reach out by text, email or phone with information on next steps.
The next steps of the hiring process may be done ‘virtually’.
1. Online forms to complete will be provided after offer acceptance. Check your email for this information.
2. Processing is scheduled by our HR team to review online forms. This can be done by web video call.
3. Paid orientation will be scheduled after processing is completed. This may be online using a virtual platform, like Zoom. You will receive an email with an orientation invitation.
Job specific training or park preparation work will be scheduled by the hiring departments. This is typically in park and a set date will be communicated when available.
The health and safety of associates and guests is always a top priority at Cedar Fair. We have established extra measures to continue to ensure our safety now and into the future. Cedar Fair parks have implemented safe practices to help prevent transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. These can include: