Typically, hiring begins in early January and will continue throughout the summer. The Boardwalk is open on weekends year-round and daily starting March 30th through Labor Day. Please see our calendar for more information about the Boardwalk's operating schedule.
The best time to apply is between January and May when we do most of our hiring and training in preparation for a busy spring break and summer.
At the Santa Cruz Seaside Company, we strive to create an environment where our Guests create lifetime memories. We want our appearance to reflect the world-class park that we are.
If hair color is your style, it's welcome. Please keep it tidy – clean, brushed and kept back from the face. Hair color must be permanent or semipermanent, no sprays, glitter, chalks or temporary products. Tie long hair back with plain clips or hairbands to let guests see your beautiful face (especially important in Food Service).
Food Service employees must comply with the Department of Health regulations.
Sideburns should be straight, neatly trimmed, and may extend to the end of the earlobe. Beards, mustaches, and goatees are allowed; however, they must be neatly trimmed and not longer than one inch. An established beard is an intentionally grown beard, not several days of not shaving. Other than established beards, mustaches and goatees, you are expected to be cleanly shaven every work day. An established beard must not have any empty spaces between the sideburns, mustache, or goatee.
Special note: Employees required to wear respirators must meet fit-test requirements that may require a clean-shaven face.
Please select tasteful and appropriate jewelry to wear at work. Jewelry should be both safe and appropriate for your work environment. Food Service employees must comply with Department of Health regulations.
You may wear up to three earrings per ear. Earrings may not exceed two inches in length or diameter. Stud earrings can be no larger than ¼ inch in diameter.
You may wear one small nose stud no bigger than 2mm. No other visible pierced jewelry or body adornment is allowed. You may wear plugs, that are a plain, solid color, and do not exceed ¼ inch in diameter. Sorry, no tunnels or tapers.
We want you to share your individuality while ensuring our guests and coworkers feel safe and respected. Tattoos that are located on the face, head, neck or chest are NOT allowed to be visible while wearing company uniform or office attire. Tattoos that contain obscene, profane, racist, gang-related, sexual, violent or other objectionable words or imagery are NOT allowed to be visible while wearing company uniform or office attire. Tattoos located behind the ear must be smaller than 1.5 inches and not extend past the bottom of the earlobe. Tattoos may not be covered by makeup or bandages.