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Employment FAQs

When can I apply?

Now! We are always accepting applications and looking for great team members. Please keep in mind that we do most of our summer hiring during the spring for the following summer. Just go to the application page, fill it out and send it! It’s easy!

What kind of jobs do you have?

There are a variety of jobs that Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Calypso’s Cove, Water’s Edge Inn, and Old Forge Camping Resort have to offer. You may choose to work in the following groups:

  • Admissions
  • Food Service
  • Games
  • Grounds Crew
  • Photographers
  • Ride Operators
  • Lifeguards
  • Reservations
  • Housekeeping
  • Stores
  • and more.

All positions focus on safety & guest service. Go to our Job Description Page to learn more about Team Member responsibilities.

When and where are the interviews?

Interviews for all first year front-line team members will take place in April and May, at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari office in Old Forge. You will receive a letter, email, or telephone call from us requesting an interview after we receive and review your application.

When can I start?

Team members not in high school will start in mid-June, on opening day. High school aged team members will start in late June, with the possibility of working some weekends until done with school.

How much will I get paid?

Base pay for first year team members is the current NYS minimum wage, unless specified differently.

How will I get to work?

Walk or bike if you live close enough; if not, drive yourself or carpool! There are many team members who carpool daily, and schedules can be coordinated with team members who share rides. If you live in Herkimer County, the County Youth Bureau provides a bus that makes stops in Herkimer, Middleville, Newport, and Poland. If you live in Lewis County, there is seasonal public transportation to Old Forge for a small daily fee. Pickup locations include: Croghan, Lowville, Glenfield, Lyons Falls, Port Leyden, Boonville and Woodgate. For more information regarding Lewis County Public Transportation, please contact Sara Freda, Mobility Manager, at 315-376-5919 or sfreda@lewiscountyny.org or check out their website. Ask about bus transportation during your interview!

How old do I have to be to apply?

You must be 14 years or older to apply for a job, and anyone under 18 years old must obtain their working papers from their school’s guidance counselor. Most available positions require that you be 16 years or older, and there are positions that you must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Lifeguards must be at least 15 years of age and hold current American Red Cross Certifications.

Do I need experience or can this be my first job?

Yes this can be your first job. You do not need experience. We have plenty of team members that start off here!

What kind of paperwork do I need to have?

All team members must provide EFWS with proof of identity and employment eligibility.

Team members under the age of 18 MUST provide EFWS with valid working papers before they may begin working.

If you have other job related questions, e-mail them to info@watersafari.com.

What if I don’t have working papers?

For instructions on obtaining working papers, click here.

If you have other job related questions, e-mail them to HR@WaterSafari.com and we will be happy to answer!