Ok, admit! We all think about it! Stepping outside of the rat-race of your job/school, and dawning a park uniform. Be it a park executive, planning & development, ride op, or the guy who gets to walk the track of the resident woodie every morning at 4 am.
What position are you working in?
------------- Neil Pittsburgh, PA
*** This post was edited by Neil on 1/30/2001. ***
I would LOVE to design the initial layouts of coasters for a park like CP. You know, the people that work closely with the manufactures to create a coaster. Ooooooooh yeah, that's the one....Planning and Design is the correct label for this occupation, no?
------------- If you are looking for trouble, you found it. -- Steven Hawking
I wish I could ride and review for Park World magazine. I plan to attempt to get a job there in the future (6 yrs.), but not the ride and review (honestly, its very unlikly). I'd like to work on the layout or customer relations.
Heres hoping! ------------- "Shut up brain, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip!"
To park veterans out there I was wondering if you think these qualifications could get me a job in the Public Relation dept. in the amusement park industry after I graduate college in a couple.
- 6 years Communications Manager for Avenue Marketing an Internet Marketing Agency - 6 years Webmaster for Avenue Marketing - Major in Business Administration from Cornell - Major in Political Science from Cornell
Realistically where could I place myself on those credentials and six outstanding referrals?
------------- Randy Hutchinson You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
Write freelance to periodicals that people who WORK in the industry read. Like Amusement Business(Tim O'Brien), Amusmement Today(Gary Slade), Park World, and varous others. People who hire do read them form time to time. Though mine pile up between June and September.
My dream job, well, I guess I do it everyday. Getting paid to ride coasters is a good thing. I guess there are plenty of other crap jobs out there.
Well, to be honest, I am not in ops, but if you have ever viewed 'Kennywood Memories', when Harry Henniger needs a quick 'pick me up', he hops on the Laser Loop, or whatever, well, I try to hit a ride a day when making rounds. Water slides are a bit more tricky with the radio, cell phone, gerber, flashlite, walet, tie, etc.
Well for me, my real dream job has nothing to do with coasters as I really want to do aircraft accident investigation, but in a coaster related world, I would like to be head of maintanance in a park somewhere, or lead test engineer in a coaster company. Of course, if certain lawmakers get their way and some sort of government ride regulating agency is opened, my application will be right on top! jeremy --Who has always been facinated by why things don't work.
I would definitely NOT be interested in working in the amusement food industry. Been there, done that (Yes, I was a CP Booster Bucks Volunteer). I worked in the Chuck Wagon Inn and the Frontier Inn, and that experience alone made me never want to work in food at CP. Let's just say that hungry customers can be quite rude!
I am currently the Operations Manager for the company I am employed by, but would much rather be Operations Manager for Busch Gardens Williamsburg. I need a little more "I Love My Job" and a lot less "Why Do I Put Up With This Intense Stress". After all, if you get stressed working at BGW, wouldn't you be able to relieve it fairly easily? :)