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For more than 120 years, the people of the greater Pittsburgh area have enjoyed the finest in family fun and entertainment here at Kennywood. From one-of-a-kind rides and food offerings to classic midway games, Kennywood and its Team Members strive to deliver an unforgettably fun experience to our Guests every day. You can be a part of the great Kennywood tradition by becoming a Team Member!

Kennywood is searching for outgoing, responsible individuals who enjoy working with people of all ages. We offer a number of great employment opportunities, and invite you to learn more and apply online today. We are always looking for the next great Team Member!

Interested in working at Kennywood? We're hosting job fairs and open interviews on Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1 between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. Anyone between the ages of 14 and 99 (or older!) interested in potentially working at Kennywood or Sandcastle Waterpark is welcome!

  • What: Kennywood-Sandcastle Job Fair & Open Interviews
  • When: February 29 & March 1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Where: Kennywood Park, 4800 Kennywood Blvd. West Mifflin, PA 15122. Interviews will be held in the Johnny Rockets restaurant inside the park.
  • Why: Learn more about the different opportunities available and start yourself on the path to a job with us! Or, apply now if you're ready to sign up for fun!
  • Who: You! Job opportunities are open for applicants as young as 14. Professionals and senior citizens are also welcome to visit and speak with our team.

As a Team Member you will:

  • Gain valuable job experience
  • Make friends with talented individuals of all ages
  • And, of course, receive a paycheck!

Team Member Perks and Privileges:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Discounted tickets to the park for your family and friends
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Team Member Recognition Program
  • Special Team Member only events, parties and sports tournaments
  • Scholarship Program
  • Free admission to select other amusement parks
  • Discounts on merchandise and food

Note to Parents of Team Members:

Whether your son or daughter is looking for a way to earn a paycheck or would like to gain experience, we've got a position that he or she may be interested. Your child could be the essential piece we need for this season! All applicants must be at least 14 years of age or older at the time the application is completed. Some positions do have other age requirements and restrictions. Please review the qualifications section of the position your child is applying for prior to completing the application.

How to Apply

If you're ready to become a part of our exciting team, click the link below to view current openings at the Kennywood Career Center.

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  1. Once on the Careers Page, you will need to create a "Candidate Profile" by Registering on our site.
  2. Once registered, you may click on any open position and complete and submit an online application.
  3. After that, simply check your email regularly for notices on the status of your application.

Requirements:

  • You must have a valid, active, working email address to apply for any of our open positions as you will receive various email notifications, interview dates/times, next steps, etc. via email once you apply for a position.
  • All new and returning team members are required to provide necessary proof of eligibility and legal authorization to work in the United States as provided under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Please bring proper identification with you to complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form. If you are under the age of 18, you will also be required to provide a Work Permit (if applicable). We use E-Verify which requires a picture ID if you are presenting a List B Document (e.g., Driver's License, State ID Card, School ID Card, etc.).
  • Please use the exact name, as it appears on your Social Security Card, when completing your application.

Volunteer at Kennywood

Kennywood periodically has opportunities for non-profit groups to work at the park as a fundraiser for their organization. During this event, each of your participating members will have the opportunity to earn money for your group all the while having a great time!

  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
  • All volunteer groups must be non-profit organizations, which include but are not limited to the following groups: service groups, church groups, community organizations, school clubs and sports, social clubs, etc.
  • All groups must provide a Tax ID for its charitable group and a W-9 before any donation will be made
  • All groups must complete a Volunteer Charity Service Agreement following their selection
  • All volunteers must complete Exhibit A from the Volunteer Charity Service Agreement and a Liability Waiver and Release form

At this time, Kennywood is not accepting applications for volunteer groups. For more information, e-mail kennywoodhr@kennywood.com or call 412-461-0500 ext. 1248.

Become a Kennywood Park Performer!

RWS Entertainment Group provides Casting and Production Services for all Kennywood live shows. If you are interested in performing at Kennywood this summer, please visit www.rwsnyc.com/auditions for more information on live auditions and how to apply online.

Additional Information:

Kennywood is owned and operated by Palace Entertainment. Palace Entertainment is one of the country's largest operators of water parks, theme parks and family entertainment centers. The Company is fully committed to Equal Opportunity Employment, including the attraction, retention, development and promotion of the most qualified employees, without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other special class of persons as provided for in applicable law or regulation. We will make reasonable accommodations, as needed, for those with ADA-defined disabilities or as otherwise provided for in applicable law. We are dedicated to providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment, where employees are treated with respect and dignity. The Company promotes and supports a drug free workplace and performs pre-employment background screening.

On behalf of Kennywood and Palace Entertainment, we thank you for your interest!