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Ride Operator



Job Location

3766 Old Clyattville RD, Valdosta, Georgia

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Position Type



Attractions Team Members are trained operators who are responsible for ensuring the safe, smooth, and efficient operation of their assigned ride(s), as well as maintaining the cleanliness of their ride area/location in both guest view and back areas while providing excellent Guest Service. Communication of ride rules, safety rules, and crowd control are included in the daily job functions. Attractions Team Members work outdoors in all weather conditions and often perform physically demanding tasks.



  • Operates assigned ride(s) in a safe, efficient manner in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Knows, follows, and enforces all check 5 standards
  • Enforces and adheres to all park, ride, and safety policies and procedures
  • Completes all applicable department paperwork accurately and thoroughly
  • Maintains excellent Guest Service and ensures guest relation problems are handled appropriately including directing, answering questions and interacting positively
  • Must be able and willing to ride attractions daily
  • Must be willing to work outside his or her zone of assignment to fulfill general park needs on occasion
  • Ensure compliance with all Herschend Family Entertainment and Wild Adventures policies and procedures
  • Represents the company to guests and other team members in a positive and friendly manner
  • Satisfies Wild Adventure’s standards for performance and conduct. For example, reports to work regularly and on time
  • “Create Memories Worth Repeating” for our Guests by exceeding guest expectations
  • Perform other duties as assigned


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Position requires outdoor work in all weather conditions and in presence of dust and odors. Team Members are susceptible to the exposure of various chemicals, bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens, prolonged exposure to sunlight



  • FREE Season Admission to Wild Adventures For You and One Guest
  • Complimentary Tickets To Give To Others
  • Exclusive Team Member Events
  • Park Wide Discounts
  • Internal Promotions / Career Development Opportunities
  • Team Member Recognition and Prizes
  • Wholesome, family-oriented work environment

Required Skills


Competency Statement(s)

  • Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task. 
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work. 
  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others. 
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety. 
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures. 
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 
  • Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous. 
  • Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation. 
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. 
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems. 
  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct. 
  • Applied Learning - Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience. 


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.
O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
 Physical Demands  Lift/Carry
Stand C
Walk C
Sit O
Manually Manipulate F
Reach Outward O
Reach Above Shoulder O
Climb O
Crawl O
Squat or Kneel O
Bend F
10 lbs or less F
11-20 lbs O
21-50 lbs O
51-100 lbs O
Over 100 lbs O
12 lbs or less O
13-25 lbs O
26-40 lbs O
41-100 lbs O
Other Physical Requirements
  Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth)
  Sense of Sound - Ability to hear with both ears
  Sense of Touch
  Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Ability to wear gloves and safety glasses

Required Experience

EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in High School, High School Graduate, or GED preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:  Position requires completion of ride certification.


  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must be available to work days, evenings, weekdays, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must have reliable transportation


Wild Adventures Theme Park is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. Wild Adventures Theme Park drives a welcoming culture where ideas and decisions from all people support our efforts to be relevant in an ever-changing world.

This position is located at 3766 Old Clyattville RD, Valdosta, GA. View the Google Map in full screen.