Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

Jobs F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

New Applicants: Apply Online

Former Employees: Apply Here

Current Employees: Apply Here

Or pick up an application at the Human Resources Office

Click here to find out how to snag your boardwalk job.

The Santa Cruz Seaside Company is a locally-owned organization which operates the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Boardwalk Bowl, Carousel Beach Inn and the Sea & Sand Inn.

No. Once you create your applicant account, you may apply for as many jobs as you would like.

Yes. An application is required, but you may also attach your resume within the application.

You will get a confirmation email once you complete and submit your application.

If you don’t hear anything from us within a few days, you are welcome to contact us at [email protected] or (831)460-3377 ext. 6

Follow these steps to find out:

  1. Log back in to your application
  2. Go to the Menu on the top left
  3. Click My Jobs
  4. Search for the job you you want
  5. Click Apply To This Job
  6. Click Finish and Apply
  7. Hooray indicates that you have successfully applied for the jo

We hire for ages 16+ (some openings for 14 year-olds)

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.

If you’re locked out of your Kronos account, please contact us by calling (831)-460-3377 Option 6 or emailing [email protected].

Current employees can apply to different jobs by logging in to Kronos and following these steps:

  • In the “Email Address” area, enter your Employee ID #
  • Enter Password:
    • If you’ve never logged in, your temporary password is ”Boardwalk” with a capital B
    • Or select ‘forgot password’ and follow the prompts.
  • Once you’re logged in, click the menu on the top-left corner (3 horizontal lines)
    • Select “My Career”
    • Click “Search for Jobs”.
    • Apply to the position you are interested in and include any changes in contact information in the cover letter section as well as your qualifications and the reason you are interested in the position. Uploading your resumé is optional.


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Park in the Boardwalk’s Main Parking Lot, across the street from Neptune’s Kingdom. Please bring your parking ticket and we will validate it for free parking.

We offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k and Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program With Discounts, Reimbursements and Incentives
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance Buy-Up Options
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance and Travel Assist Programs


  • Discounts on Boardwalk food and merchandise
  • Free parking
  • Working at the beach
  • On-the-job training
  • Life-long friendships

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.

Check out the “Boardwalk Style.”


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 semi-permanent, no sprays, glitter, chalks or temporary products. Tie long hair back with plain clips or hairbands to let guests see your eyes and smiles (especially important in Foodservice).

Facial hair should be neatly groomed, well maintained and well-established. Beards and all facial hair must be a natural color. The shaving of lines or shapes in facial hair is acceptable provided they do not depict offensive words or symbols. 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 clean shaven every workday. Special note: Employees required to wear respirators must meet fit-test requirements that may require a clean-shaven face.


Jewelry should be both safe and appropriate for your work environment. Foodservice employees must comply with Department of Health regulations. 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 (1) small nose stud no bigger than 2mm OR one (1) snug nose hoop, not larger than 8mm on the side of a nostril. A visible septum nose ring is not allowed. Solid colored plugs are allowed, so long as it does not exceed ¾ inch in diameter. Tunnels and tapers are not allowed.


Visible tattoos while wearing company uniform or office attire located on the face, head, neck or chest are not allowed. In addition, tattoos that contain obscene, profane, racist, gang-related, sexual, violent, or other objectionable words or imagery are not acceptable. Tattoos located behind the ear cannot extend onto the neck (past the chin) unless the tattoo is not visible while looking directly at the neck from the front. Tattoos may not be covered by makeup or bandages.


Shorts, pants, and/or shirts may not be loose-fitting, sagging, or made from fleece or thin/sheer materials. Only Boardwalk logo uniform jackets and hats/beanies are permissible for uniformed positions. Neutral-color (black, white, tan, or gray) plain beanies are allowed. Beanies must not display logos, including sports teams, or any visual/written content. Neither red nor blue hats or beanies are allowed.
Employees may wear any Boardwalk branded merchandise from The Walk retail. Must have a Boardwalk logo or boardwalk image. “Santa Cruz” non-Boardwalk-specific gear does not fall into this category. Guest-facing staff may not wear hooded sweatshirts. When working in a supervisory capacity, Employees shall wear the specific uniform created for that role, if any. When wearing The Walk apparel as a uniform, the Employee ID shall always be readily visible. Non-guest-facing (maintenance and tech services, etc.) may wear hooded Boardwalk-branded sweatshirts.


If you will be working with food, you may be subject to further grooming standards to comply with Department of Health Regulations. These additional policies may further regulate hairstyles, jewelry, and clothing and disallow false fingernails, false lashes, and nail polish.

Visit our websites to learn more:

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk –
Sea & Sand Inn –
Carousel Beach Inn –
Boardwalk Bowl –

  1. Working with my friends and getting the chance to meet people from all over the world!
  2. Working at the beach! It’s awesome to be able to see the ocean all day long!
  3. Knowing that we are creating wonderful memories for guests and each other.
  4. Making friends that last a lifetime.

Yes, we are social! Follow us @beachboardwalkjobs on Instagram and Facebook!

FAQs for Former Employees

We have a variety of needs, but most people can expect to begin working weekends in late April. Weekday availability is also needed for certain positions now. After Memorial Day we’re looking for as much availability as possible.

A virtual COVID-19 specific training will be required.

Our openings will vary depending on when you are able to interview with us and begin working. We are prioritizing staff for Food Service and Rides, but we also have openings at the Boardwalk Bowl, Guest Services, and more. Our current positions and your interests will be discussed at your interview.

Not necessarily. Our openings will vary depending on when you are able to interview with us and begin working. Our current positions and your interests will be discussed at your interview. Want to try something new??

You will be scheduled for a 10-to-15-minute phone call interview.

If you’re unsure what your password is, don’t log in too many times. Use the “password reset” function on the login page.

Have more questions?

Text us: 1-844-603-5033

Email us: [email protected]

Call us: (831) 460-3377 x 6

Former employees can re-apply by logging in to Kronos and following these steps:

  • In the “Email Address” area, enter your Employee ID #
  • Enter Password:
    • If you’ve never logged in, your temporary password is ”Boardwalk” with a capital B
    • Or select ‘forgot password’ and follow the prompts.
  • Once you’re logged in:
    • Search “My Jobs Portal”
    • Choose “My Applicant Profile”
    • Verify your contact information
    • Click the menu on the top-left corner (3 horizontal lines) and select “Find Jobs”
    • Apply to the position(s) you are interested in and an optional pop-up will appear to paste a cover letter, and/or upload a new resumé.


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Check our listings regularly for current job openings.

Current Openings

Laughing Employees at Walkway 5

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-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm

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