503-233-5777
7805 SE Oaks Park Way,
Portland, OR 97202
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Oaks Amusement Park is where work and play go hand-in-hand! Operated by the Oaks Park Association, Oaks Park is a historical amusement park and roller skating rink, located in Southeast Portland on the banks of the Willamette River. The purpose of Oaks Park is to provide recreational activities for guests of all ages.

 

Oaks Park welcomes people from all walks of life and is an inclusive workplace. We believe a great team makes the dream work! Oaks Park is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity and dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, workers compensation status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other status, protected under applicable local, state, or federal nondiscrimination law. It is our intention that all applicants be given equal opportunity and that employment selection decisions are based on job-related factors and qualifications. Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify the hiring manager.

 

Oaks Park is a drug-free workplace and pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.

 

Candidates are welcome to apply for multiple positions; a separate application must be completed for each department.

 

RIDE OPERATORS (18 and older)

Apply Now for the Ride Operations Department

 

Job Duties: Welcome and greet customers, answer questions, and provide excellent customer service to contribute to an overall memory-making experience. Check for proof of payment. Operate rides and attraction systems. Deal with height requirements, load and unload attractions. Deliver narrations of varying lengths and provide audience control. At all times, enforce and maintain all safety requirements for operator and guests. Conduct daily inspections of attractions and sign off safety check-off sheet for assigned ride. Keep work areas clean. Inform leads and/or supervisors of any significant concerns and problems. Perform other work as assigned. On the job training is provided and required for all ride operators and inspectors.

 

Qualifications: ​​You must be at least 18 years old to be considered for this position. Must be able to provide consistent, friendly, and helpful service to employees and guests, respond appropriately to difficult customer service situations, and communicate clearly with fellow staff members and customers. Must be able to stand for several hours in an outdoor environment and some lifting may be required. A great level of observation is required and you must pay attention to your surroundings and customers on your ride.

 

Schedule: MUST be flexible to work all shifts, days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. The park operates seasonally (March to the end of September), 6 days a week, Tuesday – Sunday (with some Monday openings). Some shifts start as early as 8:00 am and may end as late as Midnight.

 

Wage: Current Oregon minimum wage per hour, part-time seasonal.

Apply Now for the Ride Operations Department

FOOD SERIVCE DEPARTMENT (14 and older)

Apply Now for the Food Services Department

 

Job Duties: Welcome and greet customers, answer questions, and provide excellent customer service to contribute to an overall memory-making experience. Take orders, relay orders to cooks, receive payment, and deliver orders. Cook and prepare a variety of fast food burgers and side orders. Continual clean-up of food stands, condiment, and work areas during each shift. Perform in-depth cleaning duties at beginning and end of each shift. Maintain food, work safety, and sanitation requirements. Inform leads and/or supervisors of any significant concerns and problems. Perform other work as assigned.

 

Qualifications:​ ​​​Must be 14 years old or older to work the cash register and to deliver food. Must be 16 years old or older to cook food. Must be 18 years old or older to make cotton candy and pizza. Customer service, cash handling experience, and math skills are desirable. Must provide consistent, friendly, and helpful service to employees and guests, respond appropriately to difficult customer service situations, communicate clearly with fellow staff members and customers. Must be able to stand for several hours at a time in a covered outdoor setting and be able to lift 40 pounds. Must obtain an Oregon Food Handler card within 30 days of hire.

 

Schedule: MUST be flexible to work all shifts, days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. The park operates seasonally (March to the end of September), 6 days a week, Tuesday – Sunday (with some Monday openings). Some shifts start as early as 8:00 am and may end as late as 1:00 am.

 

Wage: Current Oregon minimum wage per hour, part-time seasonal.

 

Apply Now for the Food Services Department

PICNIC RESERVATIONS


Apply Now for the Picnic Reservations Position

Job Duties: Welcome and greet guests, answer questions, and provide excellent customer service. Answer incoming calls. Schedule picnics, school parties, and summer groups. Conduct site tours. Have a working knowledge of park information or strong willingness to learn it quickly. File work, including making files and filing. Taking and confirming orders for picnics. Perform other work as assigned, including providing assistance as needed in another areas or departments including the catering kitchen.

Qualifications: Must have excellent customer services skills and be able to effectively communicate with both staff and customers. Candidates must be friendly and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure. Strong grammar, spelling, and basic math skills are a must. Written communication and email skills needed. Prior office experience is helpful. Must obtain an Oregon Food Handler card within 30 days of hire.

Schedule: Hours are mostly Monday through Friday from approximately 9:00am - 4:00pm but occasional holiday and weekend shifts may need to be added as needed.

Wage: Current Oregon minimum wage per hour, part-time seasonal.

Apply Now for the Picnic Reservations Position

SECURITY/GUEST RELATIONS (18 and older)


Apply Now for the Security/Guest Relations Department

Job Duties: Welcome and greet customers, answer questions, and provide excellent customer service to contribute to an overall memory-making experience. Direct and control parking.  Locate lost person(s) and property.  Patrol all areas of the park to prevent and reduce loss. Operate golf cart, bobcat, bicycle, or other transportation vehicles.  Provide First Aid, CPR and or AED as needed.  Perform other work as assigned.

Qualifications: You must be at least 18 years old to be considered for this position. Must provide consistent, friendly, and helpful service to employees and guests and respond appropriately to difficult customer service situations.  Must be able to stay level-headed and do fact-finding and gathering of information through interviews, reports, and observations. Must have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow staff members and customers. Must be able to write-up and report findings. Must be able to stand and or walk for several hours in an outdoor environment.  Occasional jumping, running, or strenuous activity required. Must pay attention to your surroundings; a great level of observation is required. Must be able to listen and communicate clearly on a multi-channel radio.  Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation.  Must obtain State of Oregon security certification within 120 days of hire.

Schedule: MUST be flexible to work all shifts; days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. The park operates seasonally (March to the end of September), 6 days a week, Tuesday – Sunday (with some Monday openings). 

Wage: Current Oregon minimum wage per hour, part-time seasonal.

Apply Now for the Security/Guest Relations Department


PICNICS/CATERING (14 and older)

Oaks Park is not currently hiring for our Picnics/Catering department. Check back soon for updated info.

DANCE PAVILION (16 and older)

​Oaks Park is not currently hiring for our Dance Pavilion department. Check back soon for updated info.


SNACK BAR STAFF (14 and older)

Oaks Park is not currently hiring for our Roller Rink Snack Bar department. Check back soon for updated info.

RIDES CASHIER (18 and older)

Oaks Park is not currently hiring rides cashiers. Check back soon for updated info.

SKATE SHOP STAFF (14 and older)

Oaks Park is not currently hiring for our skate shop department. Check back soon for updated info.

FLOOR GUARD (18 and older)

Oaks Park is not currently hiring for our floor guard position. Check back soon for updated info.