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

“We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards, and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, grounds, shops, games and foods. We’re like a small city – and have quite a variety of jobs available; this season our city also includes a brand new steel roller coaster.”

Most of the park’s seasonal positions are available to applicants who will be 16 years and older by April 2015. A limited number of additional 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 photos, videos and job descriptions, plus fill out an online application.

Seasonal benefits include: a personal Season Pass, park food and merchandise discounts, free soft drinks, employee parties, incentive and awards programs, free admission to other parks, and more.

This season, 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 Huntingburg, Newburgh, Boonville, Evansville and Tell City, Indiana, plus Owensboro, Kentucky. An additional route will be available this season for employees who live in the Princeton, Indiana, area.

Holiday World opens for the season on April 25 with the debut of Thunderbird, the nation’s first launched wing coaster; Splashin’ Safari’s opening day is May 13. For more information about seasonal job opportunities, visit Please email or call 812-937-5252 with any employment questions.

Released: 28 December, 2014
Media contact: Paula Werne,; 812-937-5209