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Posting Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Closing Date: When Filled

Job Summary:
To mechanically maintain park rides and equipment.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Thoroughly inspects all mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of the parks’ rides through visual, tactile and auditory observations to ensure safe and proper operation. Communicates concerns to supervisor and/or, using own judgment, makes necessary repairs. Logs and documents all safety checks and repairs.
  • From blueprints, drawings, or verbal instructions, performs general mechanical work using a variety of hand and power tools and standard measuring instruments. Makes standard shop computations relating to dimension of work. Selects material necessary for the work.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three years industrial mechanical experience is required for a natural transition into the position. In addition, millwright, small engine, hydraulic, pneumatic and/or welding experience is helpful.
  • The interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate not only with senior management but also with seasonal employees in resolving problems. Communicates with individuals both inside and outside the company.
  • The ability to climb to and work at a height of 310 feet for the observation of, maintenance of and possible evacuation of park rides.

Physical demands include but are not limited to:

  • Year-round outdoor work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Walking and standing on concrete and asphalt for extended periods of time.
  • Exposure to gasoline and other petroleum products, fiberglass dust, welding materials, oxygen, acetylene, propane, cleaning solvents, and paint fumes.

Should the company request an interview with an applicant, a detailed job description including more comprehensive essential job functions and qualifications will be made available at that time.

For consideration, qualified applicants should email a current resume to Human Resources at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic.

Executive Chef

Posting Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2017
Closing Date: When Filled

We are searching for an Executive Chef who will be responsible for ensuring high quality food standards at all Worlds of Fun food facilities. This position focuses on keeping food costs at a profitable level while maintaining the highest levels of quality, service, and consistency. Our Executive Chef is responsible for expanding food production, ensuring cleanliness, and increasing productivity and efficiency in all food units and production areas. Our Executive Chef also develops new menu items and identifies future food concepts.

The essential duties this individual will perform include:

  • Ensures that food cost goals and standards are met and maintained for all food and beverage locations. Creates annual department operating budgets and analyses making adjustments as needed to maximize achievement of profit and food cost-control goals to ensure actual expenses stay within budget.
  • Oversees all culinary daily operations procedures, while ensuring all company standards and practices are being maintained. Ensures distribution of daily operational duties and all culinary schedules are balanced and maintained based on business needs.
  • Hires, develops, leads, and provides training and regular feedback to all kitchen staff to maintain a consistently higher standard of food quality. Ensures all guest service standards and practices are being met according to Worlds of Fun standards.
  • Develops and manages weekly audits of safety, health and sanitation programs. Implements established safety, security, and loss prevention policies and procedures to ensure safety of guests and employees. Manages compliance with all local, state and federal laws.
  • Identifies, develops and implements new menu concepts related to seasonal service needs, while setting per cap revenue goals as reflected by performance.
  • Implements new or improved quality control standards for foods by location and performs quarterly inspections to ensure compliance. Reviews department policies and procedures on an on-going basis, making specific recommendations to improve service and efficiency.
  • Communicates division status to Director on an on-going basis, including operational issues, employee concerns, guest complaints, special requests, losses, and provides any other relevant or appropriate reports to ensure maximum quality and operational needs are met.
  • Ensures the availability of all needed materials and equipment to maintain smooth and efficient operations.
  • Manages employee performance issues, addresses disciplinary situations, and provides significant input into promotion, demotion, and termination decisions. Conducts performance appraisals on an annual basis with each direct report.
  • Enforces and adheres to all Cedar Fair policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment.

For consideration, candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • An Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts with a certificate of completion in a related apprentice program or equivalent.
  • Ten or more years’ professional experience in the culinary arts.
  • Knowledge of all Kansas City, Missouri Health and Safety Codes/Regulations and the ability to acquire and maintain a Kansas City, Missouri Health Department Food Handler's Permit.
  • ServeSafe Certification is preferred.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a valid liquor license.
  • Knowledge of food preparation, service and quality; menu development; and labor and food cost controls. Must possess excellent management skills and the ability to train and interact with service staff.
  • Understanding of federal, state and local labor laws.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Knowledge of related accounting procedures, profit/loss statements, general ledger, and point of sales systems.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience managing continuous process improvement with the ability to think outside the box and challenge the status quo.
  • Must possess a valid driver license.

For consideration, qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and salary history to Human Resources at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic.

Sales Representative - Youth Sales

Posting Date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the Worlds of Fun Sales Director, our Youth Sales Representative is responsible for developing, managing, and increasing sales within the park’s youth business segment. This position is expected to meet or exceed specific attendance and revenue goals as prescribed by the Corporate Sales Incentive Plan by customarily and regularly soliciting sales at the customers’ and potential customers’ places of business, at trade and association shows, and through prescribed and acceptable sales processes used by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Remaining work time is devoted to furthering individual sales efforts through exceptional customer service and follow-through.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops, manages, and sells to new and existing accounts within the youth business segment through in-person sales and service calls as well as through telephone and web outreach for remotely based clients and prospects.
  • Manages territory/segment by customarily and regularly soliciting sales at customers’ or potential customers’ places of business and prescribed and acceptable sales processes used by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.
  • Performs other work that furthers individual outside sales efforts. For example, prospecting for new account opportunities through networking with member associations events and contacts; collaboration with the Corporate Director of Youth Sales, and Cedar Fair sales counterparts; follow-up communication via telephone and written materials; planning and preparing for outside sales calls; preparing and analyzing sales reports; preparing proposals and other individual marketing and sales materials; providing tours of event and park facilities; and, ensuring full account support to all clients with regard to marketing and on site coordination of events and activities.
  • Recommends new or different programs to meet the needs of each client including new catering options, ticket programs, or other revenue streams to meet the wishes of the client. Works with the Corporate Director of Youth Sales to develop programs for Worlds of Fun that are in alignment with corporate youth business direction.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and the knowledge that is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor degree in sales, marketing or a related field.
  • One or more years of related experience in the theme park, hospitality, or travel industry is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent environment with minimum supervision and deliver against set goals.
  • Strong time and project management skills and experience.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills; experience creating and delivering public presentations; superior spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Proficient in basic business software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and comfortable with learning new software and CRM applications.

Qualified applicants should send their resume, a letter of application and their salary history to Human Resources at with "Youth Sales" in the Subject line.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic.