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Deep River Waterpark...The Best Value for Family Summer FUN...Simply SPLASHtastic!

Application for Employment Summer 2015

Why work at Deep River Waterpark this summer?

Because Deep River Waterpark employees...
- Work at one of the top waterparks in the country
-Earn money while having fun
-Get great real world work experience
-Work with awesome fellow team members
-Participate in great employee events
-Enjoy great employee recognition packages
-Learn new skills and meet new friends

The Simply SPLASHTASTIC place to work!!

Deep River Waterpark Team Opportunities

Deep River Waterpark is particularly interested in hiring personable and energetic individuals. All employees are required to successfully complete Deep River Waterpark training classes. Each department has standards of professionalism that are required to be maintained. If you want to have a summer of fun while you earn income, you need to give the award winning Deep River Waterpark serious consideration.

• All applicants must be at least 15 years old
• All Water Safety applicants must be at least 16 years old
• All Grounds Team applicants must be at least 18 years old

Food and Beverage Team

As a food and beverage team member you will have the responsibility of providing our customers with a wide variety of quality food, in a fast and friendly environment. The food and beverage team consists of all food areas and also provides catering services to groups, organizations, and even your fellow employees. Team members are required to participate in the Deep River Waterpark food training program that incorporates cashiering, sanitation, food prep, and customer service. Successful completion of this program is a must for employment.

Water Safety Team

The water safety team is the largest department at Deep River Waterpark. They are entrusted with the responsibility of insuring the safe operation of the waterpark’s rides and attractions and to enforce the rules and promote a safe experience for the patrons.
Lifeguard applicants will be certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. This can be done through another organization or through a course conducted by Deep River Waterpark staff. Applicants must meet the following prerequisites: be at least 16 years old, able to swim 300 yards using freestyle and/or breast stroke, and be able to swim 20 yards and recover a 10lb. brick from a depth of 7-10 feet then swim back the 20 yards carrying the brick. All Water Safety Team members must also successfully complete waterpark training, covering skills specific to this facility.

Ecology Services Team

The ecology services team assists in providing a splashtastic experience, so guests can enjoy themselves in the cleanest, best looking park around. Team member’s daily responsibilities will include the cleaning of the pools and attractions as well as the constant upkeep of the restrooms, buildings, and grounds.

Grounds Team

Grounds team members help to maintain Deep River Waterpark’s signature appearance. This position tends to all landscape areas throughout the waterpark, and is key to providing guests with the scenic backdrop to their splashtastic day. Employees will be responsible for push mowing, string trimming, pruning, and weeding.

Guest Services Team

Team members work at the front gate greeting guests, taking tickets and answering customer questions. Guest services staff must be very outgoing and customer friendly. Team members are required to successfully complete the Deep River Waterpark guest relations program.

Merchandise Team

Team members work in the U.S. 30 Surf Shop, rental locations and at Water Wars. All merchandise personnel must successfully complete the Deep River Waterpark cashier training classes and are required to maintain established performance levels.

Admissions Team

Admissions clerks are some of the first staff that guests meet. Personable, friendly, customer service oriented people are a must for these positions. All cashiers must successfully complete the Deep River Waterpark cashier training classes and are required to maintain established performance levels.

Group Sales

The group sales team is a small department responsible for securing group reservations, rentals, and birthday parties. Prospective employees must be proficient at speaking with guests on the phone, taking reservations, and selling group tickets among other daily duties. Deep River Waterpark is looking for employees who have strong customer service skills, computer skills, are organized, can work in a very fast paced environment, and can retain the high level of knowledge about the park and its policies that this position requires.

We have the job for you!

Interested in an internship in any of these departments or in accounting, marketing, or group sales?
Call 219-947-7850 for more info.

Please fill out the requested information below on line..
when finished, click the submit button to send your application to Deep River Waterpark, Merrillville IN... a facility of the Lake County Parks & Recreation Department.

2015 Deep River Waterpark Employment Application

Full Name:
Permanent Address:
City: State: Zip Code:
Phone: Cell Phone:
E-mail address:
Required: This is how you will be contacted for an interview. Please make sure email from @deepriverwaterpark.com is not marked as junk mail by your email provider and your email program.

High School:

What school will you attend in the fall of 2015 (if not attending school in the Fall, please indicate you are "not attending":

Previous employment, (Business name, dates employed, job responsibilities, reason for leaving):


Please list the name of the team you would like to join, using the information provided above, in order of your priority...


Do you expect to be engaged in any other employment from May to September? If yes, explain:

Will you be taking any vacations this summer? If yes, when and for how long.

Will you be attending any summer school activities or camps? If yes, when and for how long.

Have you applied at Deep River Waterpark or Lake County Parks in the past two years?
If yes, when and where...

Have you worked at Deep River Waterpark or Lake County Parks in the past two years?
If yes, when and where...

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?
If yes, please explain...

Are you willing to work 24 hours, but not more than 40 hours a week?
Please put an "X" in the box if you agree...

Do you know anyone employed by Deep River Waterpark or Lake County Parks?
If so, whom?

Do you have any special skills, training, or certifications that would be beneficial to Deep River Waterpark?  If yes, please list them below...

Only a small percentage of applicants will be interviewed and ultimately hired, why should you be that applicant?

Deep River Waterpark is a seasonal operation which operates nights, weekends, and holidays. As a perspective employee, we would require that you be available to work these shifts. Deep River Waterpark management will make every effort to work with you on your scheduling needs, but you will be required to work the schedule that is ultimately posted. Would this be a problem for you?

Will you be at least 18 years old on May 22, 2015?
YES- / NO- If
you answered NO, please list your age here...

Remember, all water safety applicants must be 16 years old by May 22, 2015 and all Grounds Team applicants must be 18 by May 22, 2015.

I hereby authorize anyone of who request is made to supply to Lake County Parks & Recreation, any information concerning my background in connection with employment consideration. I hereby release all parties, including but not limited to the Lake County Parks & Recreation Department and my prior employers, from any and all liability for any damage that may result from their furnishing information concerning me. I understand falsification, misrepresentation, incomplete information, or omission of facts called for on this application will be sufficient cause for dismissal.

I understand and acknowledge that if I am offered and accept employment with Lake County Parks and Recreation, my employment is considered at-will, is for no definite period of time, and may be terminated with or without cause. I further understand that this application for employment is not a contract for employment.

Put your initials in the box, however you do NOT need to sign the application at this time (which is a good idea since it is on your computer screen). You will be required to sign it if you are called in for an interview.
In signing (initialing) this application you state that the above information is accurate to the best of your knowledge.

Signature: ______________________________

It is the policy of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Board not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, or disability. It is further the policy of the department to take such affirmative action to insure that all employees will be employed in and/or promoted to an occupation for which they possess necessary skills, education, experience, and interest. (Lake County Parks Personnel Policy Manual).

Deep River Waterpark is a Lake County Parks facility


Deep River Waterpark • 9001 E. US Hwy 30 • Crown Point IN 46307 • 219-947-7850

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