Kennywood, Sandcastle, Idlewild hiring for the 2022 season

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Even in the dead of winter, hiring season for Pittsburgh’s favorite summer destinations is heating up. Kennywood, Sandcastle Waterpark and Idlewild & SoakZone are seeking more than 2,000 seasonal workers.

With plans in place for banner seasons featuring new special events and expanded operating calendars, each park needs hundreds of individuals looking for rewarding and engaging work.

Kennywood will begin its multi-year 125th season celebration on April 23, and those who apply will be in the mix to operate the beloved classic attraction Kangaroo, as it makes a triumphant return this season. Ride operators, food and beverage attendants, park security officers and grounds and housekeeping roles are among the more than 1,000 positions available.

At Sandcastle Waterpark, aquatics staff and lifeguards are needed, including operators of the new Bombs Away drop slide coming this summer. Sandcastle is looking to hire approximately 300 people for seasonal roles within these departments, as well as food and beverage, park security, admissions and more.

Idlewild & SoakZone will hire roughly 700 individuals to welcome guests for its 145th season. The park has numerous exciting opportunities available, from character performers in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Story Book Forest to ride operators, lifeguards and food service staff in Olde Idlewild and the SoakZone waterpark.

Sandcastle and Idlewild applicants can splash into lifeguarding jobs where they’ll be paid for the 10-day lifeguard training certification process, one of many perks provided across the three parks. Pay rates for positions requiring an adult (18 years old or a high school graduate) start as high as $15 at all three parks, plus benefits such as free admission to these and other parks nearby in the Tri-State Area and sister Palace Entertainment parks throughout the country. Key positions such as lifeguards and food and beverage attendants offer even better starting salaries, and bonuses and advancement opportunities are also available at all three locations. Additionally, all applicants that complete the application and hiring process by April 1 will receive four bronze season passes to use themselves and share with family and friends.

All three parks have plans for on-site job fairs in March. Interested individuals can get started by applying now on each park’s respective website.

Positions are available for workers as young as 14, with great opportunities also available for professionals and retirees interested in a flexible part-time job.

For information on the 2022 season and working at Kennywood, Sandcastle and Idlewild, visit Kennywood.com, SandcastleWaterpark.com and Idlewild.com.


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