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Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun Overview

Kansas City, MO (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Cedar Fair
1973
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Museums, Zoos & Amusement Parks
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Six Flags, Silver Dollar City
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Worlds of Fun serves a total market area of approximately 7 million people centered in Kansas City, but also including most of Missouri, as well as portions of Kansas and Nebraska.

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Mission: Cedar Fair Entertainment Company ("Cedar Fair"), is dedicated to providing our guests with world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment, guided by the principles of safety, service, courtesy, cleanliness and integrity.

Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun Reviews

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    Current Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard in Kansas City, MO (US)
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    I have been working at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -I needed a summer job since I couldn't work during the school year since I was in college so it was the perfect amount of time to work.
    -Starting pay is $10.25.
    -If you want to work a lot of hours, this is the place. If you want to work just a few, be open about it. They are typically pretty understanding unless you tell them about a conflict at the last minute.
    -The first aid training is some of the BEST out there. Take it seriously though because you WILL be using it.
    -You will have the satisfaction of saving lives.
    -The employees can be awesome! This can be a hit or miss though with some. The lifeguards like to be very close and get to know each other personally as friends. Sometimes this can be cliquey though.

    Cons

    -A lot of people that work here are pretty young and it can seem pretty "drama-filled"
    -They will work you a LOT if you aren't upfront about the shifts you want to work. They have honored the time off I have needed every year, but let them know in advance. Try to input your entire summer schedule into WhenToWork before you start working or you will be worked a lot.
    -Overtime is obtained after 54 hours because it's a "seasonal job". It's kinda BS, but that's just the way it is there (parkwide rule).
    -It can be highly stressful because you will ALWAYS have to watch the pool because you WILL save lives.
    -Your first aid license only lasts 1 year.
    -Staffing can be short on some days and you may get sent to other areas. Get to know everyone, it will definitely make your experience a lot better.

    Advice to Management

    Help associates with their drama and don't spread their drama to the other higher-ups who it doesn't concern. Higher ups can have their own petty drama as well

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Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun Photos

Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun photo of: Welcome to our office!
Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun photo of: Executive Chef Kevin Williams serving up New Zealand Lamb Chops... Yum!
Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun photo of: We introduced a new orientation program this year. It is fun, engaging and includes a tour of the park!
Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun photo of: Big Bash in August is one of our most popular activities. Associates enjoy exclusive ride time, food, games and prizes!
Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun photo of: Safety is the primary responsibility for all of our associates and one of our cornerstones. Our maintenance team plays a huge role in ensuring our rides run safely every day.
Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun photo of: The magic of Halloween Haunt begins with costumes, hair and make-up. Our make-up artists are responsible for ensuring that our 500 monsters look their worst every day :).
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    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun (Kansas City, MO (US)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    The audition begins with an open call with 2 vocal excerpts from contrasting pieces. Callbacks consist of a dance audition, vocal ranging, and sight reading. This all takes place in one day. They have a casting meeting and begin calling those cast in about 2 weeks. All casting calls are made within a month.

    Interview Questions

    • There aren't interview questions, because it's an audition.   1 Answer
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