Holiday World to host virtual hiring event to fill 2,200 jobs

February 23, 2021 | 12:07 am

Updated February 22, 2021 | 11:36 pm

Holiday World and Splashin' Safari

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plans to interview 750 prospective team members this weekend during its first-ever virtual hiring event. Given the growing number of people who expect to travel in 2021, officials have increased their expected positions available from 2,000 to 2,200 this season. 

“We’re still uncertain what our 2021 season will bring,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President & CEO Matt Eckert. “We suspect a surge of interest in travel may arrive by mid-season, and we want to be prepared.” 

The weekend-long virtual hiring event gives prospective team members an opportunity to schedule 15-minute phone interviews and chat online with Human Resources representatives to ask questions and learn more about working for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.


Interested candidates should visit as soon as possible to fill out an application and set up their time for a phone interview. Email or call 812-937-5252 with employment questions.

“As always, there is no ‘mold’ of a perfect Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari team member,” Eckert said. “We’re looking for energetic people who will go the extra mile to make our guests’ days. We always say ‘It’s not whether you should work here, it’s where.’ We’re like a small city. With positions available in more than 20 departments, we have the perfect spot for you.” 

Most of the park’s seasonal positions are available to applicants who will be 16 years and older by April. A limited number of jobs require a minimum age of 14 years on the date of application.

Retirees, educators, and other adults seeking seasonal employment are highly encouraged to apply. The departments with the most positions available are Food & Beverage, Ride Operations, Lifeguards, and Cleaning. 

Seasonal benefits include a personal season pass, park food and merchandise discounts, employee parties, incentive and awards programs, free admission to other parks, referral perks, flexible scheduling, and more. Starting pay for those 18 and older is $10 per hour and all employees are eligible for two free uniforms. Special classroom perks are available for educators. 

This season, the park will again offer an employee transportation program for seasonal employees who would not otherwise have a ride to work. Available at a nominal fee, bus rides will be offered from Owensboro as well as Indiana cities Evansville, Newburgh, Boonville, Lynnville, Haubstadt, Huntingburg, Jasper, New Albany, Tell City, and Reo.

“Working at Holiday World teaches young people valuable life skills such as responsibility, teamwork, and interpersonal skills, but it’s also a great place for adults who enjoy brightening someone’s day and getting to meet new people,” Eckert said.

February 23, 2021 | 12:07 am

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