The Best Summer Job in the ‘Burgh

Join the generations of Pittsburghers that cherish fond memories of working at Kennywood!

A collage of Team Members' photos

Pittsburgh Parks Pay Rate Increases Release
Starting hourly pay rates for positions that require an adult (at least 18 years old, or graduating high school seniors) will now make $13 an hour. NEW! Food & Beverage Team Members will make even more - $10/hour for age 16-17 and $14/hour for 18 and up (or high school grads).

Become a Team Member

  • Work at America’s most thrilling historic landmark
  • Gain valuable experience
  • Make friends with talented people of all ages
  • Receive a paycheck and enjoy great perks

Perks of the Job

  • Flexible schedules
  • Free admission to Kennywood, Sandcastle, and Idlewild
  • Discounts on food and merchandise
  • Special events and sports tournaments
  • Ticket Incentive Program to share the fun with family and friends
  • Recognition Program
  • Scholarship Program
  • Opportunities for advancement

How to Apply

  • Click one of the links above to start the application process!
  • Once in the Career Portal, you will need to create a "Candidate Profile" by registering.
  • Once registered, you may click any open position and complete and submit an online application.
  • After that, simply check your email regularly for notices on the status of your application.


  • You must have a valid and active 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.

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 in. 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.

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.

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.