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.
I have been working at Oceans of Fun - Worlds of Fun part-time (More than 5 years)
-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.
-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
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.
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.
It's not too late to be part of the Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun team this season. Apply online today!
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