So you say you’ve always wanted to work at a theme park? Well your dream job is right around the corner. Universal Orlando recently announced that the Florida vacation destination is hiring 2,500 new full-time, part-time, seasonal and professional team members.

The sun. The fun. And the oh-so-perfect perks. The joys of working at a “sunshine state” theme park are a’ plenty. And bonus, park reps recently announced that the base hourly pay for Universal Orlando team members went up to $12 as of Feb. 3. But wait. The park’s work perks get even better—especially for parents. Team members enjoy free park admission, complimentary guest passes, discounts and more.

So what types of jobs are available? Again, open jobs run the gamut from temporary seasonal gigs to professional-level salaried positions (and just about everything in between). That means there’s pretty much something for everyone. Specific full- and part-time jobs include openings in the theme park’s Attractions, Aquatics, Food Services, Culinary, Custodial, Warehouse, Entrance Operations and Sales departments.

If you’re into all things aquatic, Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park is currently hiring lifeguards, with a starting rate between $12.50 and $13.50 per hour. Yep, you’ll get to spend the day keeping park visitors safe in the warm Florida sun.

For those of you job-seekers who are looking for something that’s a little more indoors, the park is also hiring professional salaried employees for their Tech Services, IT, Finance and Marketing departments.

How can you score one of these theme park jobs? The theme park will hold multiple appointment-only job fairs in the next few weeks. Visit Universal Orlando’s website to apply for a job in your chosen field. If you’re the right fit for one of the 2,500 new positions, a rep will contact you for a job fair interview appointment.

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Courtesy Universal Orlando Resort



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