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Cedar Point Amusement Park - Cedar Fair

Sandusky, OH

About Employer

The biggest celebration in Cedar Point’s history is about to hit the Lake Erie shoreline in 2020 as the second-oldest amusement park in North America commemorates its 150th anniversary! All season, the park will honor its past while embracing the future, providing the same family fun that has entertained generations and shaped the amusement park industry for decades. Cedar Point is A Place Like No Other™ and is home to 70 rides, including 18 world-class roller coasters, the Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, a mile-long beach, marinas, hotels and more. Cedar Point has been named the “Best Amusement Park in the USA” in the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and resort accommodations totaling 2,300 rooms and 600 luxury RV sites. With a valid Cedar Point ID, associates can access the Sandusky Transit System free of charge for transportation to and from the Associate Housing Campus, as well as personal use for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Plus Cedar Point’s own bus will provide transportation from associate housing to the park. Since Sandusky is mostly rural and walking or bicycling can be challenging (limited sidewalks & paths are in place) our bus system is the safest mode of transportation. A digital route map can be viewed on the Associate Life Portal or a printed copy can be picked up at Human Resources & the Housing Office. Events include bus trips, ride nights, movies, picnics & more! We have fantastic & affordable bus trips to attractions such as Niagara Falls, Chicago, New York City, and Washington D.C.! Event calendars are distributed upon arrival. Enjoy local shopping, restaurants, and many other attractions as area businesses offer employees a discount with a CP ID as well as free public transportation. Lake Erie is home to many islands and beaches which offer a unique and fun summer experience.

Employer Begin Dates

May 1 – July 15

Employee Housing



Sept 1 – October 1

Housing Cost

$70 – $84.00 per week

Average Work Hours


Housing Type

Dormitory Style

Additional Housing Information

All housing is non-smoking. Employee mail is delivered to the CP Mail Center located at the Commons office within housing. Cedar Point Housing Campus is located 2075 1st Street Sandusky, OH 44870. In order to be the best hosts and ensure the safety of our international staff, Cedar Point encourages students to live in Cedar Point’s extremely affordable employee dormitories. In addition to our 24/7 security staff, our team of RA’s (resident assistants) are always available and ready to help our residents any way they can! The online StarRez portal is the hub for all Associate Life activity. Students will receive communication via email regarding next steps once they arrive. The Associate Recreation Center (ARC) is available for all associates and residents to enjoy a wide variety of activities and amenities including a sand volleyball court, full court basketball, full size soccer field, foosball tables, pool tables, air hockey, and table tennis. The ARC also has a lounge with large TVs, WiFi, computer lab, and many small card games. Additional Housing Notes Our affordable housing fees are deducted directly from the associate’s pay and ranges between $70-$84 per week depending on which dorm they reside. All students will have 72 hours to depart Cedar Point’s associate housing after their last day of work.

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General Food and Beverage Worker – 9.50 per hour

Required to operate cash registers. Prepares and serves food to park guests while providing a quality experience in a clean, safe atmosphere. High guest contact position. Above average ability to speak and understand English required.

Park Cleaner – 9.25per hour

Primarily responsible for cleaning restroom facilities, while also a member of the Clean & Green Team, which includes Park Sweeps, Restroom Attendants, Waste Collection, Event Services, and Park Readiness tasks supporting overall cleanliness of the park and/or waterpark grounds, midways, and facilities.

Retail Sales – $8.90 per hour

Assists guests with making purchases in designated retail location at either gift shops or outdoor carts. Interacts with guests and provides excellent guest service. Displays and stocks a variety of merchandise. Requires use of a cash register. High guest contact position. Above average ability to speak and understand English required.

Ride Operator- $9.50 per hour

Ensures the safe and efficient operation of the ride or group of rides (children, family, and/or adult rides) while providing excellent guest service. Tests equipment daily before opening the ride to guests. Assists with the loading and unloading of the ride to include small children and guests with disabilities. Gives directions and delivers ride spiels using a microphone. High guest contact position. Above average ability to speak and understand English required. Pre-employment drug screen.

Lifeguard – $9.50 per hour

Monitors and enforces water park and lifeguard rules. Responsible for scanning a specified zone on the attraction every 10 seconds. Vigilantly moving head and eyes in regular patterns. High guest contact position. Above average ability to speak and understand English required. Ability to complete training and meet the standards of the Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program, including first aid, CPR, water skills, and spinal injury management. Pre-employment drug screen. 

Chambermaid/Housekeeper – $9.25 per hour

Cleans and maintains all areas of a guest-room including making beds, cleaning bathroom fixtures, removing dirty linen, replacing all guest amenities, dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash, mopping floors, etc. Responsible for completing guest-room task assignment daily, responding to guest requests and inquiries, reporting maintenance issues, collecting and labeling lost and found items. Low-mid guest contact position. Above average ability to speak and English. Ability to push a supply cart.

Custodian/Janitor – $9.25 per hour

Employee Housing Cleaning Attendant: Responsible for cleaning the common living areas of employee housing facilities such as hallways, toilet/shower areas, and lobby areas. Will also include cleaning areas outside of the housing buildings. Will include arranging furniture in empty dormitory rooms. Low guest contact position. Average ability to speak and understand English required.