For those who love working and being outdoors rather than indoors, in all types of weather, love encouraging children’s enthusiasm and joy (and also enjoy encouraging parents and family members to share in their child’s enthusiasm and joy), becoming a Funderland Ride Operator/Entertainer Team Member will be a fun, personally rewarding experience. As a team member you’ll be juggling guest and ride safety as your top priority, while simultaneously welcoming guests and having fun right along with them as they escape their daily routine, relax, and let loose on Funderland’s attractions. If you enjoy challenging, self-motivated, engaged work that involves multitasking on the fly in a way that can bring lighthearted joy both to yourself and your guests we’re looking for you. Have you noticed when you’ve visited amusement parks that some ride operators become part of the cherished memory you have of your day at the park? (They stand out not only because they, most importantly, make you feel safe on the ride, they’re also memorable because they are clearly enjoying interacting with you and other guests, using funny, upbeat banter during the loading and unloading of the ride.) That personality and ability to balance both safe operations and having fun with our guests is exactly what we’re looking for! Some basic qualities necessary to truly excel at this job are: the ability to self-manage, multitask responsibilities, take pride in your work and your ride (you will be trained to operate all rides in the park), weather difficult situations calmly and use common sense while doing so, lift up to 50 pounds (children) for loading and unloading rides, and abide by all state, federal, and industry safety regulations. You must have an inherent joy in, and appreciation of, working with both guests and fellow team members who come from all backgrounds and walks of life, and the knowledge of yourself that you tend to be on the bright side of life even when things aren’t so rosy overall, including in your personal life.
A closing thought as you consider whether this job is a good fit for you: We at Funderland are lucky to be working in an iconic, beloved amusement park that generations of guests have visited for 75 years (2021 is Funderland’s 75th Anniversary!), with its daily focus on fun and escape from life’s concerns, and on children excited to celebrate having a good time outside for the day. We’re looking for team members who connect with and value that thought, and who would genuinely love knowing they’re each a big part of helping to create that welcoming atmosphere, and in potentially also becoming a memorable part of our guests’ fond memories of their day at the park!
Requirements – Applicants must:
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all job activities or requirements. As mentioned above, this position is quite physical and will require extensive activity throughout the day in various weather conditions. Applicants should have the ability to lift at least 50 pounds (to lift children in and out of ride seats), and the endurance to navigate the park grounds daily. Ride Operator/Entertainer Candidates – Please drop the following application off at the park during our current operating hours or mail to: Funderland Amusement Park, P.O. Box 22710, Sacramento, CA 95822.
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