Idlewild and SoakZone is Now Hiring

The ride of your life starts here! Are you ready to start the next chapter of your career doing something you really enjoy? Whether you are just starting out or looking for that second job, Idlewild and SoakZone is looking for people like you! 

NOW HIRING VIRTUALLY FOR THE FALL SEASON! - Finish out the season and earn extra cash for school and the holidays.  Available hours include every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in September and October!  Get hired now to be among the first candidates for employement during our next summer season in 2024.  During our Virtual Hiring Event, you can submit your application below.  You will then be contacted by our People & Organization Team to schedule a virtual or in-person interview to start your path to employment at Idlewild.  Join the team for our HALLOWBOO event which is a fun, family-friendly halloween event that everyone loves!  We are currently looking for Ride Operators, Security, Housekeeping and Food & Beverage Team Members age 16 and up.  

Become a Team Member

At Idlewild and SoakZone, you'll find more than a job.  You’ll find competitive wages - some positions start at up to $15 per hour - along with flexible schedules and growth opportunities. We also offer team member discounts, incentive programs, appreciation events, unlimited admission to select parks and so much more! 

Perks of the Job

  • Flexible schedules
  • Free admission to Idlewild and SoakZone, Kennywood, Sandcastle and other amusement parks
  • Food and retail discounts
  • Exclusive after-hours events
  • Ticket incentive program to share the fun with family and friends
  • Recognition program
  • Advancement opportunities




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Your Future Begins Here

Click on the position you're interested in to get started!

Ride Operator (Age 16+)

Food and Beverage - Cook (Age 16+)

Housekeeping (Age 18+)

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  • How to Apply

    • Click which position you'd like to apply for above.
    • Once in the Career Portal,  create a "Candidate Profile" by registering and providing all necessary information.
    • Once registered, you may complete and submit an online application for the position you'd like.
    • After that, check your email regularly. That's where we will contact you!
  • 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.
  • A 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 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. No prior experience is necessary, but we are looking for people who understand the importance of enjoying life, people who like to smile and help others, and people who are just plain friendly.

  • Fundraising

    Work-to-Earn Fundraising Program for Groups

    Idlewild & SoakZone is in search of outgoing, responsible individuals or groups who enjoy working with people of all ages. We offer a number of great opportunities for volunteer groups to earn money! Whether you’re looking to earn money as a fundraiser or want to donate your time to a non-profit organization (501 C3), we’ve got a job for you. You could be the essential piece we need for this season!

    • All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate
    • 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.
    • There is no minimum or maximum number of participants; however, large groups may be divided and scheduled at different times.
    • All volunteer groups must have proof of non-profit status in order to work.
      Volunteer opportunities include:  Food and Beverage, Retail, Games, and Specialty Rides/Attractions

    Please contact our Human Resources Office at 724-238-3666 or by e-mail at for more information on our program.

  • Our Mission

    Our Mission is to Provide the Finest in Family Fun & Entertainment!

    A show as large as ours makes flexible scheduling and part-time scheduling available. Tell us when you are available. We may have a schedule that fits your needs. Keep in mind that availability dates and times are very important and have a strong bearing on consideration for employment. After all, we have a show to produce! Hours may fluctuate due to weather and park attendance. Therefore, we cannot guarantee a specific number of hours each week. Everyday "the show must go on" for our guests making it vital that you have reliable transportation.

    Just like our Guests who come back year after year... you will want to come back to Idlewild & SoakZone each summer. Most of our Team Leaders have worked their way from seasonal employees to full-time or part-time managers. Many of our Team Members are students and have never had previous employment. They find that the friendly and fun atmosphere here is a great place to get experience!

    Calling all Teachers, Parents, and Senior Citizens...Idlewild is looking for you, too!! Earn extra summer money. Work weekends. We are flexible. You, too, can be part of the growing Team of adult employees at Idlewild. If you like working outdoors, catering, or simply working with people, this could be the place for you.

Need More Information?

Email or call the Human Resources Office at 724-238-3666. We look forward to seeing you at the park this summer!

Learn About Palace Entertainment

Idlewild and SoakZone is a subsidiary of Palace Entertainment, a leading leisure park operator in the United States overseeing more than 25 entertainment venues, hotels, and educational venues across 10 different states.

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 Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting 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 characteristic prohibited by federal or state law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. The Company promotes and supports a drug free workplace and performs pre-employment background screening.

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