Dutch Springs features a 50-acre lake in a natural setting full of endless fun! It is spring-fed from an underground aquifer that filters through limestone to provide excellent visibility. With many inflatables on the water children and adults will share splashes and smiles in the best Aqua Park in the region!
For more water fun, Scuba Diving is a popular sport below the surface, with attractions including a school bus, fire truck, trolley and many types of aircraft at depths up to 100 feet. Interested in learning how to scuba dive? Take our Discover Scuba introductory program! For adventure on land, tackle Sky Challenge, our climbing wall and high ropes adventure course! We also have a 200 foot zip line and a bouncer! Dutch Springs is a great site for birthday parties, family reunions, company picnics, church groups, field trips, camp day trips and more!
We are able to interview and hire friend groups, but not couples. We would like to interview candidates individually. However, we can interview groups no larger than three people.
Description of working conditions
Every person who works at Dutch Springs is an important part of the splashes and smiles our guests experience every day. It takes a special kind of person who can combine a solid work ethic, a sense of fun and adventure, and stellar people skills with the Dutch Springs Customer Service attitude. It's a chance to make new friends and build relationships that will last a lifetime. We offer flexible scheduling, employee discounts, and much more. Business demands sometimes make it necessary to move employees from their accustomed shift to other shifts. While working you will be expected to represent Dutch Springs at all times. You will be expected to promote goodwill by being courteous, friendly, and helpful to guests, managers, and fellow employees. You will be required to maintain a clean and neat appearance in your uniform at all times, know where all attractions and buildings are at Dutch Springs, and know all safety and emergency procedures.
Uniform / Dress code
Lifeguards are given swimsuits. Females have the option of one piece or two piece suits. Non lifeguard positions will receive a Dutch Springs t-shirt to be worn when working.
Lifeguards *$9.00 - $9.25/hour
Guest Services $8.25/hour
Ride Operators $8.25/hour
Fast Food Crew $8.25/hour
Sales Help $8.25/hour
*The lifeguard wage is $9.00/hour. If you already have an American Red Cross Certification card before arrival and can show proof of previous lifeguard experience, then your wage will be $9.25/hour.
Work Hours: Hours can be 35 to 55 hours per week depending on the week and the weather. May and June are slower months, but July and August hours are longer because we are open until 7:45 pm each night, except Sunday. From mid-August through Labor Day the hours will increase again. Positions are scheduled in shifts from 9:00 am to an hour after the closing time. We use Agendrix for scheduling. Staff sign up for open shifts then the schedule is approved.
Work Start Dates: We are looking for candidates who can begin working June 1 - July 15.
Work Finish Dates: All participants must be able to work until at least September 8 – September 14. You
should be as upfront and honest as possible about your work finish date. It is customary in the U.S. to give at least two weeks notice of your final day of work. Bonuses are distributed at the discretion of Dutch Springs and are implemented to encourage you to come on time to all shifts you are scheduled to work and complete the program dates of the job offer. Each staff member is eligible for up to three bonuses each year . Bonuses are paid in the paycheck with deductions taken out. Management staff will monitor the attendance of each individual in their department.
The houses are single family homes with three bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, at least one bathroom, and a family room. Housing is located within two miles of the job site. A rental agreement will need to be signed upon arrival. Rent is $125.00 per week. There is a $400 refundable security deposit . Each week $40.00 will be deducted from your paycheck to cover this cost. The security deposit is completely refundable if nothing is broken or lost in the house and if the house is clean when you leave. If you do not clean the house weekly, then we will hire someone to clean the house at your cost. If you leave for any reason during the season the security deposit will not be refunded. See photos of the housing at the end of this document.
The housing is 2 miles away from Dutch Springs. You can purchase a bicycle from Walmart for approximately $140.00 . There will be bikes available for rent through Dutch Springs for $50.00/month and a rental agreement will need to be signed.
Description of the area
Dutch Springs provides social events during the season for the staff to participate. This allows you to be introduced to and interact with the staff in other departments. Dutch Springs plans trips to cities near Bethlehem (Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Baltimore and Washington D.C.). There is a charge to you for these trips. They are scheduled for certain days of the summer.