Holiday World set to hire 2,200 for 72nd season

From Local Sources

SANTA CLAUS — Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to receive a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,200 seasonal positions in the coming weeks.

“We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who want to help families enjoy their getaways with us,” said Matt Eckert, the park’s president. “We’re like a small city — we have quite a variety of jobs available. We need ride operators, lifeguards, and sweepers, plus team members for admissions, grounds, shops, and foods.”

Most of the park’s seasonal positions are available to applicants who will be at least 16 years old by April 2018. A limited number of jobs require a minimum age of 14 years on the date of application. Retirees and other adults seeking seasonal employment are also encouraged to apply. Job seekers should visit to view job descriptions and fill out an online application. 

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 Evansville, Newburgh, Boonville, Lynnville, Haubstadt, Huntingburg, Jasper, Ferdinand, Tell City, as well as Owensboro, Kentucky.

Holiday World opens its 72nd season on May 5; Splashin’ Safari’s opening day is May 10. New this season is Tembo Falls, which includes eight junior water slides. Also new is the Tembo Tides junior wave pool.

For more information about seasonal and full-time job opportunities, visit Email or call 812-937-5252 with employment questions.

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