Internships

Internships

Dorney Park has seasonal positions in many areas of our Park's operations that make great internships.

If you're a hard-working student looking for a learning experience to compliment your academic studies then browse this list of currently available paid internship positions.

Internship positions typically offer flexible beginning and ending dates but are six days per week over the majority of the primary operating season. The specific schedule of the internship may vary depending on job requirements.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dorneyhr@dorneypark.com, and submit an application at http://jobs.dorneypark.com

Internship Descriptions

Accounts Payable Section, Accounting Clerk

  • Various duties within a computerized system related to payment of vendor invoices, account analysis and general office assignments.
  • Process mail by opening and separating incoming statements and invoices.
  • Invoice processing by matching invoices with purchase orders and receiving reports.
  • Set up payable input voucher form.
  • Data entry of the accounts payable input voucher form into the computer system.
  • Attaching invoices from the open accounts payable file to the printed check copy.
  • Filing of check copies, paid invoices and statements.
  • Mailing of signed checks.
  • Answering the phone and researching and solving the vendors' questions.
  • Update and maintain the vendor master file.
  • Adheres to the employee rules and regulations as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Reports to the Accounts Payable Manager.
Qualifications: College major in Accounting or prior work experience required. Minimum Age: 18.

Accounts Receivable Section, Accounting Clerk

  • Prepare accounting records for billing and other account analysis.
  • Analyze accounts receivable miscellaneous accounts.
  • Handle returned items by sending a letter to the maker or the check to Telecheck.
  • Input sales orders for outings and generate invoices.
  • Research questionable accounts (presale outings and consignment).
  • Counting and filing of returned tickets on consignment accounts.
  • Prepare and ship tickets for Outing, Presale and Consignment customers.
  • Must verify accuracy of printed tickets and invoices to associated written contracts or reorder forms.
  • Counting and filing of returned tickets on consignment accounts.
  • Reports to Cash Control Manager.
Qualifications: College major in Accounting field or prior work experience required. Minimum Age: 18

Revenue Accounting

  • Revenue Accounting Auditors are responsible for compiling attendance, sales, and revenue figures to create an accurate and timely report for distribution to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and Cedar Fair management.
  • Emphasis is on review and audit of cashier sales information beginning with register information through actual cash count from Cash Control. Strong computer required.
  • Forty hours or more work week; requires willingness to work different shifts throughout the summer including nights and weekends.
  • Supervised by Manager of Revenue Accounting.
Qualifications: College major in Accounting or business-related field. Minimum Age: 18.

Payroll

  • Accounting clerks perform duties necessary to process payroll on a computerized system.
  • Data entry of daily time clock correction sheets, payroll deductions and other miscellaneous data entry.
  • Prepare paychecks for distribution to various departments on a biweekly basis.
  • File employee information to various local governmental agencies.
  • Support other areas of our department as needed. (i.e. Cash Control Teller-issue money bags to Retail staff.)
  • Help Accounts Payable and Revenue Accounting as needed.
Qualifications: College major in Accounting and/or business related field or prior work experience required. Minimum Age: 18.

Guest Services Host / Hostess


As Guest Service Representatives, employees in this position will help guests with a number of issues they may experience, such as ticket and admission issues, policy questions and information requests. They also assist in almost all areas of the Admissions Department operations by acting as a floater, performing tasks where needed. Includes taking tickets, processing Season Passes, selling tickets, and several office tasks. Representatives are also responsible for specific areas including the Family Center in Planet Snoopy!, the Information Center (a phone room to assists guests not currently at the park), and the park’s Redemption Center, which will mainly be responsible for fulfilling Fast Lane orders placed online. These employees are expected t o listen to the guest’s issues, take ownership of the comments, then do everything within their power to meet the guest’s needs to make their visit a memorable one. A majority of a Guest Service Representative’s time will be spent assisting guests with comments or complaints and doing so in a manner that leaves the guest with a positive impression of the park. Marketing and PR majors should enjoy this internship.

Qualifications: Candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills to act as a Park advocate and liaison. Should have a cheerful, courteous manner with a natural smile, and be mature, level-headed and not easily flustered by large crowds. Must possess friendly and outgoing personality and be able to handle pressure and work in a fast paced environment. Candidate should exhibit creativity and a high energy level which will maximize all opportunities to offer experience add-ons to guests which will enhance their visit. Must tend to guests’ needs when opportunities arise, offer Guest Service Solutions that are achievable, available, and appropriate. Candidate should also be highly organized and have basic computer operation skills and knowledge.

Games Team Leader Internship

  • Responsible for enforcing company guidelines, including uniform and grooming, and attendance. Team Leaders must maintain a smooth flow of communication with department management, supervisors and game operators.
  • Main responsibilities include ensuring that all game stands in their area are opened and closed at their scheduled times, supervising operators in performing their daily tasks and setting priorities, maintaining proper inventory levels of merchandise, and ensuring that we are complying with all minor labor laws.
  • Team Leaders are in charge of placing orders from our warehouse and checking those orders, and placed in the stands or stockrooms as necessary. You will also be required to monitor employees for proper cash handling, microphone usage where applicable, and displaying excellent guest service.
  • Team Leaders assist the Area Supervisors in 30 day evaluations of their operators, as well as training and positively motivating all of their employees.
  • You will also be responsible for theft prevention.
  • Training all of your operators on what to look out for based upon your experience, practicing these preventions on a daily basis, and innovating new ideas to prevent theft are all integral to the operation of our department.
  • Team Leaders may be responsible for completing weekly inventories. In addition, there may be other duties assigned to you by your supervisor or management.
Qualifications: Major in a related field or prior work in a retail/amusement environment required. Applicant must have experience in customer services and be comfortable leading a team of employees. Applicants must be able to pass substance abuse testing. Please inquire within for a more detailed job description.


Lockers Team Leader Internship

  • Responsible for enforcing company guidelines, including uniform and grooming, and attendance.
  • Team Leaders must maintain a smooth flow of communication with department management, supervisors and operators.
  • Main responsibilities include ensuring that all rental locations in their area are opened and closed at their scheduled times, supervising operators in performing their daily tasks and setting priorities, maintaining proper inventory levels of merchandise, and ensuring that we are complying with all minor labor laws.
  • Team Leaders are in charge of placing orders from our warehouse and receiving those orders.
  • You will also be required to monitor employees for proper cash handling, closeout operators registers at the end of their shifts, and verify all questionable over-rings and questionable sales.
  • Team Leaders assist the Area Supervisors in 30 day evaluations of their operators, as well as training and positively motivating all of their employees.
  • You will also be responsible for theft prevention.
  • Training all of your operators on what to look out for based upon your experience, practicing these preventions on a daily basis, and innovating new ideas to prevent theft are all integral to the operation of our department.
  • In some areas, Team Leaders may be responsible for completing weekly locker key inventories and revenue collections.
  • In addition, there may be other duties assigned to you by your supervisor or management.
Qualifications: Major in a related field or prior work in a retail environment required. Applicant must have experience in customer services and be comfortable leading a team of employees. Applicants must be able to pass substance abuse testing. Please inquire within for a more detailed job description.

Cash Control Intern

  • Function is to enforce cash handling policies and procedures.
  • Reports directly to the Food Operations Managers.
  • Responsible for monitoring cash control policies and procedures.
  • Records and keeps accurate over/short logs on all Food Operations personnel handling money.
  • Assist in curtailing employee theft of money, services, and inventory; reporting all suspected violations to full-time management.
  • Coordinates with Internal Audit on all cash control concerns and cash register audits.
  • Cash control supervisors are responsible for training and retraining employees on proper cash handling procedures. In addition, there may be other duties assigned to you by management.
Qualifications: Major in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or other Related Field. Prior work in a food service environment preferred, but not required. Understanding of inventory control processes and procedures. Customer Service training a plus. Should have strong analytical, math and organizational skills. Must be patient, poised, and able to cope with special situations and both positive and negative guest comments. Should be courteous, alert, and have a positive attitude and work ethic. Able to meet Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s attendance, grooming, and uniform requirements as outlined in the Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s policies. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. Must be able to pass basic math test.


Foods Stand Supervisor

  • Responsible for enforcing company guidelines, including uniform and grooming, and attendance.
  • Supervisors must maintain a smooth flow of communication with department management, supervisors and host/hostess.
  • Main responsibilities include ensuring that your food location are opened and closed at their scheduled times, supervising food host/hostess in performing their daily tasks and setting priorities, maintaining proper inventory levels of food, and ensuring that we are complying with all minor labor laws.
  • Supervisors are in charge of placing orders from our warehouse, receiving those orders, and ensuring all items are properly received and rotated on the shelves or in storage areas as necessary.
  • You will also be required to monitor employees for proper cash handling, help host/hostess with their registers at the end of their shifts, and verify all questionable over-rings and error correct sales.
  • Supervisors assist the Area Supervisors in 30 day evaluations of their staff, as well as training and positively motivating all of their employees.
  • You will also be responsible in maintaining your budget hours, food cost and revenue for the week.
  • Training all of your staff on what to look out for based upon your experience, practicing these preventions on a daily basis, and innovating new ideas to prevent theft are all integral to the operation of our department.
  • Ensuring that all health and safety regulations are being met and maintaining a safe workplace.
  • In some areas, Supervisors may be responsible for completing weekly inventories, quantity sales and scheduling in some locations.
  • In addition, there may be other duties assigned to you by your area supervisor or management.
Qualifications: Major in Park & Recreation Management, Business Management, or other Related Field. Prior work in a food service environment preferred, but not required. Understanding of inventory control processes and procedures and Customer Service training a plus. Should have strong analytical, math and organizational skills. Must be patient, poised, and able to cope with special situations and both positive and negative guest comments. Should be courteous, alert, and have a positive attitude and work ethic. Able to meet Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s attendance, grooming, and uniform requirements as outlined in the Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s policies. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. Must be able to pass basic math test.


Culinary Supervisor Internship


If you dream of a successful culinary career, Dorney Park is the place to gain meaningful experiences. Through hands-on experience, students will gain valuable work knowledge while contributing to the happiness of millions of guests. An internship/externship within the Food Service Division at Dorney Park comes with first hand experience to help you learn real world skills in a fast paced work environment. You will be able to utilize the knowledge and skills that you learn here to enter the work force at a more advanced level and experience greater career growth. Working at a world class amusement park and being able to enjoy all the amenities just like our valued guests is unique to this opportunity.

Program Highlights:

• Work with management staff to effectively run multiple business units
• Applying classroom knowledge to daily operations
• Organizational skills
• Manage Guest Relations
• Control costs and order supplies
• Decision making ability
• Train, motivate, and manage staff members
• Food Safety & Sanitation, including complying with all State and local health codes
• Food preparation and cooking techniques
• Responsibly selling and serving alcoholic beverages
• Administrative responsibilities
• Overall business sense
• Increase future employment potential

Qualifications: Major in a related field or prior work in a Food Service/Amusement Park environment required. ServSafe certification preferred.

Human Resources Intern

The Human Resources Office is in charge of all hiring, training and employee processing functions within Dorney Park.
  • The Human Resources Intern will have a wide variety of duties that will vary throughout the year.
  • The intern will have interaction with all levels of seasonal employees, including working closely with international employees.
  • The intern will be responsible for assisting with employee activities and events, new employee hiring paperwork, minor labor law compliance, and J1 Visa documentation.
  • Interns will also conduct training and in-service meetings with employees.
  • Duties may also include general office work including filing, data entry, answering phones in a business-like manner and issuing uniforms, as well as assisting employees with questions regarding employment.
Qualifications: Major in Human Resources or other related field preferred, but not required. Flexible schedule required. Possess a high level of organizational and communication (verbal/written) skills. Must have supervisory skills and the ability to speak in front of audiences. Previous training experience and/or park experience helpful. Must exhibit tact, style, and grooming consistent with company image. Patient, poised, able to cope with special situations and work well under pressure. Courtesy, alertness, a positive attitude and the ability to learn quickly are necessary. It is required that all must be able to read, comprehend and speak the English language.
 

Sales Support Representative

  • Play an active role in the processing and fulfillment of our Prepaid Group ticket sales program, beginning with the initial ordering of tickets, continuing with processing payments, entering orders, scheduling tickets for printing.
  • Assist with the calculation of refunds, as necessary. Act as an in-house event planner and assist in the scheduling of events in the Park.
  • General office duties include answering calls directed to the Sales Department and taking information requests, answering questions, and taking ticket orders.
  • May also include frequent monitoring of our picnic areas to provide access control and offer directional information.
  • Perform other administrative duties as necessary.
  • Conduct random surveys of park guests for use in marketing research and statistical analysis.
  • As the season progresses, you may begin to compile the results of the surveys and perform the statistical analysis.
  • Take initial marketing calls and fulfill guests’ requests, or direct them to the appropriate person whom will be able to take care of their request.
  • Become familiar with all of our marketing materials as well as a general knowledge of the Park.
  • You will be introduced to marketing a regional amusement facility and have the opportunity to be exposed to commercial and photo shoots, eventually seeing the finished products on television, billboards, brochures, and our website.
Qualifications: Mature, responsible individual with a positive attitude. College student majoring in Business, Marketing or related field preferred. Excellent administrative, computer, oral and written skills are necessary. Must have the ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines. Flexible schedule, including weekends are a must. Must be able to communicate effectively and project a positive park image to guests. Requires ability to listen well and communicate clearly in a calm and courteous manner. Needs to work quickly, neatly and accurately and to assume responsibility without constant supervision. Physical demands include the ability to stand for long periods of time, and the ability to work for extended periods of time in extreme weather (rain, heat, cold, etc.).

Team Leader

  • Team Leaders are responsible for enforcing company guidelines, including uniform and grooming, and attendance.
  • They must maintain a smooth flow of communication with department management, supervisors and sales associates.
  • Main responsibilities include ensuring that all shops in their area are opened and closed at their scheduled times, supervising sales associates in performing their daily tasks and setting priorities, maintaining proper inventory levels of retail merchandise, and ensuring that we are complying with all minor labor laws.
  • Team Leaders are in charge of placing orders from our warehouse, receiving those orders, and ensuring all items are properly ticketed with price and SKU and placed on the shelves or in back-stock as necessary.
  • You will also be required to monitor employees for proper cash handling, closeout associates registers at the end of their shifts, and verify all paperwork.
  • Team Leaders assist the Area Supervisors in 30 day evaluations of their associates, as well as training and positively motivating all of their employees.
  • You will also be responsible for shoplifting prevention.
  • Training all of your associates on what to look out for based upon your experience, practicing these preventions on a daily basis, and innovating new ideas to prevent theft are all integral to the operation of our department.
  • In some areas, Team Leaders may be responsible for completing weekly inventories.
  • In addition, there may be other duties assigned to you by your supervisor or management.
Qualifications: Major in a related field or prior work in a retail environment required. Applicant must have experience in customer services and be comfortable leading a team of employees. Applicants must be able to pass substance abuse testing. Please inquire within for a more detailed job description.


Retail Audit Supervisor

This position is responsible for testing and enforcing cash handling and inventory processing policies in the Games and Merchandise Departments. Through the use of surveillance equipment, random cash auditing and policy integrity testing, these individuals will help the park protect its assets and revise policies and procedures for handling money and product throughout the park. At the end of the season, this person will have extensive experience in inventory auditing, cash control procedures, electronic surveillance monitoring, theft prevention and much much more!

Duties include:
• Monitor security cameras for employee and guest theft
• Perform test counts of cash tills and inventory transfers
• Enforce cash policies on supervisors and employees
• Pose as park guests for the purpose of secret shopper evaluations
• Count and verify shipments and inventory levels in the internal stockrooms
• Work closely with security to eliminate in park losses of product and money
   Qualifications
• Coursework in Accounting, Management and/or Criminal Justice
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Ability to think quickly and act maturely in stressful situations
• Applicant will need to operate a vehicle in the park and pass a pre-employment drug screening

This position carries a significant burden of responsibility and individuals could be called upon after their term of employment to testify in a court setting in the prosecution of cases arising from their duties. This position is required to work nights, weekends and some Saturday nights throughout the summer.

Team Leader

  • Supervises and ensures that proper training of team employees is followed, based on park and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Works to improve staff morale and maintains an organized team.
  • Assists staff in resolving conflicts with management according to company policy.
  • Evaluates the staff regarding performances.
  • Enforces employee work schedules.
  • Assures guest satisfaction and safety. Performs daily checks on rides/attractions within the team.
  • Complete turnstile observations and verifies that hourly readings are calculated and maintained.
  • Assumes host/hostess responsibilities throughout the day while supervising and ensures a safely run operation.
  • Assures proper cleanliness, grooming, and attendance standards are being maintained according to park and departmental policies and procedures.
Relevant Fields of Study include Business Administration, Management and Organizational Studies, Communications, and Sports Management.


Area Supervisor

  • Supervises and ensures that proper training of team employees is followed, based on park and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Works to improve staff morale and maintains team organizations.
  • Assists staff in resolving conflicts with management according to company policy.
  • Evaluates the staff both orally and in writing regarding performance.
  • Makes recommendations on improvements to the departmental training programs.
  • Enforces employee work schedules.
  • Assures guest satisfaction and safety.
  • Performs daily checks on rides/attractions within the team.
  • Complete turnstile observations and verifies that hourly readings are calculated and maintained.
  • Assumes host/hostess responsibilities throughout the day while supervising and ensures a safely run operation.
  • Assures proper cleanliness, grooming, and attendance standards are being maintained according to park and departmental policies and procedures.
Relevant Fields of Study include: Business Administration, Management and Organizational Studies, Communications, and Sports Management.

Haunt Make-Up Artist

Needed from Mid-September through October weekends to airbrush prosthetic masks into a character. Utilize a combination of make-up and airbrush techniques to develop a character. Walk through scare zones and assist in maintaining the masks.

Relevant Fields of Study include: Theater or any art related major.


Haunt Talent

Needed from Mid-September through October weekends to develop and play the role of a specific character on stage constantly with the guests, use a high startle to scare guests, work in pairs to develop a team based scaring including a distraction and a scare. This is aerobic in nature utilizing a scare area, and a high fog area. Prosthetic masks and pieces used to change the appearance of your face.

Relevant Fields of Study include: Theater


Supervisor Wildwater Kingdom Operations

  • Trained as an International Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard.
  • Supervises and ensures that proper training of team employees is followed, based on park and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Works to improve staff morale and maintains an organized team.
  • Assists staff in resolving conflicts with management according to company policy.
  • Evaluates the staff both orally and in writing regarding performance.
  • Makes recommendations on improvements to the departmental training programs.
  • Enforces employee work schedules.
  • Assures guest satisfaction and safety.
  • Responsible for overseeing that proper cleanliness, grooming, and attendance standards are being maintained according to park and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Conducts the weekly in-service training program as required for the Ellis and Associates License.
Relevant Fields of Study include: Health and Sports Education, Communications, and Sports Management