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Summer Amusement Park Foods Operations

This position is a part of the Adventureland College Leadership Program
If you want to learn people skills, develop and showcase leadership skills, and do it in the most exciting place possible, this is the opportunity for you! This position offers the most unique, fun yet demanding, and rewarding atmosphere in which a student could spend their summer. This position will work with Area Managers and Food Directors to execute all operational aspects of a department that includes five operational areas, more than three hundred employees, and thirty-five separate locations. A full business cycle will be witnessed as the student will have the opportunity to be part of the preparation, execution, and conclusion of a full park season. Leadership, communication, and management skills will be developed through extensive contact with guests, employees, and department heads.
April/May 2022–August 2022. Weekends only April-May, full time between Spring semester and Fall semester, optional weekends-only after Fall semester begins. Flexible dates are available. 
Specific duties:
• Participate in all aspects of food preparation and sales during peak times
• Develop competence, confidence, and experience to serve as an Area Manager, overseeing up to fifty employees
• Learn operations of all areas of Foods department
• Welcome and train new employees
• Work directly with department directors in planning, execution, and documentation of daily operations
• Work to train, correct, and motivate employees
• Enforce appearance, performance, and operational standards
• Learn a new Foods area, staff, and operations while demonstrating leadership to effect successful operations
• Product ordering, rotation, and maintenance of appropriate inventory levels
• Assess employee performance to offer feedback and improve staff training
• Maintenance of in-park point-of-sale marketing
• Identify new opportunities for improving sales and marketing
• Regulatory compliance and standards enforcement, including Labor Department regulations and food safety practices
• Assist in employee rewards, employee discipline and guest relations
• Assist in planning, preparing, and executing a one-day, adults-only Oktoberfest and additional special events
• Participate in social activities with over one hundred international college students
• Team building by setting proper example, tone, and atmosphere
• Ability to work in fast paced environment and handle stress
• Fast, intuitive learner
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Ability to use judgement well and make decisions in times of uncertainty
• Excellent listening skills
• Past customer service experience
• Be on feet for long periods; walk several miles a day
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
• Able to work outside in all summer weather conditions
• Independent, resourceful worker
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Able to work weekends and holidays
• Lift and carry up to 50lbs
• Experience in cash handling and team leadership is preferred
Business Management; Hospitality Management; Event Management; General Business; Finance; Marketing; Management; any major that deals with people or leadership.
$12.00/hour, plus bonuses
• Season-end bonus program
• Housing available
• Meals and uniforms provided
• Five days a week 9am-6pm or 11am-8pm, approximately
• 40-50 hours a week during park season, no time-and-a-half
• Ability to work 50+ hours if desired
• Students selected for this position will work 450-550 hours during the spring and summer
• Flexible starting and ending dates
• Free admission to park on days off
• Access to Friends & Family tickets