Theme Park Operator
Australia is home to some fantastic Amusement and Theme Parks, such as Australia Zoo, Seaworld, Luna Park, Dreamworld and Wet N Wild, just to name a few. Particularly during the Christmas school holidays, which run from mid-December until the end January, most Theme Parks recruit for extra staff to help manage the busiest time of the year. With a variety of positions that become available such as Marine Mammal Trainers, Enclosure Keepers, Show Announcers, Performers, Attractions Staff, Maintenance Works and Customer Service Operators, you could score a great summer job and enjoy the Theme Park with employee ‘behind the scenes’ benefits.
- Get to work in an interesting and fun environment and get up and close with some cuddly creatures – dolphins at Seaworld, Mickey Mouse at Movie World perhaps?
- As Theme Park staff, you receive discounts on Park admission and to other attractions, which means you get to have a blast at a fraction of the cost.
- Great way to meet lots of new people and earn good money at the same time.
Previous work experience required:
Depending on the position available, most Theme Parks will require you to have relevant previous experience. Any prior experience in Hospitality is generally preferred and a current resume should reflect all of your customer service experience and skills.
Different roles attract different rates of pay however most Theme Parks will pay benchmark hospitality rates. For work during a short period of time, such as the summer months, a Theme Park Operator can earn decent wages on a regular and reliable basis.
The word on the street:
“I dressed up as a Dolphin every day for three months and was stroked and patted by everyone at the Theme Park where I worked. It was pretty hot in the costume, but I didn’t mind and I worked pretty much every day over summer. The social life between all of the Park staff was brilliant.” James, Ireland.
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