Work and Play Program

Work & Play Program

We're hiring a Work & Play Team!

Work just 10 shifts at the beach this spring and play all summer with your bonus of 6 Boardwalk Season Passes.

How to apply:

  • Visit our Job Application Site
  • Select from the job list "Work & Play Program".
  • Select the "Apply For Job" link. 
  • Fill out the employment application. 
  • You'll receive an email within 24 hours with a link to set up an interview. 

Deadline to apply: May 10, 2021

Program Perks:

  • 6 Boardwalk Season Passes ($500 value) for working all 10 shifts.
  • Employee discounts on food, games, attractions, merchandise and much more.
  • Free daily meal (Food Service team members only).
  • Free parking.
  • Free FUN!

Program F.A.Q.

Which operating days will I be expected to work in order to meet the requirements of the program? 

For this Work & Play Program, you are required to work 10 shifts. 


Dates: May 21-23, 28-31, and June 3-5


Note: Prior to starting this position, an 8-hour (paid) New Employee Orientation and Department Training will take place. Ride Operators will require an additional 4-hour training day. Orientation and training does not count as a required shift.


May 2021 Dates    June 2021 Dates

What types of positions are offered?

We have open positions in the Ride Operations and Food Service departments.

How many hours will I work in one day?

The minimum we require is 6 hours, 8 hours are preferred.

What time of day will you need me to work?

Shifts are 10:30am to 5:30pm on weekdays, and an 8-hour shift between 9:30am-9:30pm weekends.

What is the minimum age requirement?

The minimum age for this program is 16.

What is the pay?

Earn $14 per hour for 16+ and $15 for 18+.


When will I receive my Season Passes?

Season Passes will be distributed after completion of the 10 days.  

What if I already have a Season Pass?

If you already have a 2020 or 2021 Boardwalk Season Pass, we will extend your Season Pass through the end of 2022. Other Season Pass Members will need to be present to take their photo in order to receive their 2021 Season Pass; or if they wish to wait until December 2021 in the current year to activate the Season Pass, it will be good for the entire 2022 season.

Do you provide a uniform?

Yes, you will receive a clean freshly-laundered uniform every day. We also have hats and jackets available as needed. 

What happens if one of my 10 days gets rained out?

If you are scheduled to work on a day that gets rained-out, that will still count as one of your 10 shifts, however you will not be paid.

What happens if one of my 10 days I get sick and cannot work?

You can make up one of the 10 days on another weekday, but no later than July 1.

Have another question that we didn't answer? Please view our Jobs FAQ page.

Questions about this program? Email Carol Siegel or call (831)460‑3366

Santa Cruz Seaside Company
Human Resources
605 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831)460-3377 ext 6
Email: [email protected]

Employment Office Hours
Monday-Saturday: 9am to 5pm

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