Those interested in joining the amusement resort’s seasonal team can stop by between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to meet with representatives from each department, fill out an application and schedule an interview.
Most positions will be in the following areas: food service, ride operations, game operations, gift shops, grounds maintenance, recycling, ticket sales, pool staff and lifeguards. While Knoebels is primarily seeking team members aged 16 and older, there are a limited number of positions available for workers aged 14 and 15. School aged workers are required to have working papers when hired. Knoebels expects to hire between 600 and 800 new and replacement seasonal team members for the 2015 season. Combined with returning employees, this will total over 2,000 jobs.
In addition to a regular paycheck, Knoebels offers a number of added benefits for team members such as several special employee events like a block party and a corn roast, a park exchange program that allows employees to visit Hersheypark, Dorney Park and others free of charge, and tickets and food coupons for select weeks along with paychecks. School aged team members are also encouraged to apply for Knoebels’ scholarship program to further their education.
Knoebels, which has been family owned and operated since its start in 1926, is America’s largest free admission amusement park and the winner of numerous industry awards. New for this year will be a steel roller coaster with nearly 2,000 feet of track, a 90-degree free fall drop from its 98-foot lift hill, several inversions, speeds over 55 miles per hour, and more.