Work With Us

We're not just in the attractions business; we're in the people business – and that starts with our own. Our 12,000+ hosts across North America are the heartbeat of our diverse and growing company. In keeping with our company values, we nurture a balance between work and family life, strive to promote 70% from within, and support each host’s efforts to develop a fulfilling and rewarding career.

The heart of Herschend’s success has long been the world-renowned hospitality that’s rooted in our DNA. At Herschend, we call this Heartspitality. It’s a unique culture that blends our ethos of Leading with Love and our purpose of Bringing Families Closer Together by Creating Memories Worth Repeating® to create real impact and joy that spreads through our hosts to our guests and out into our communities.

Employee (Host) Benefits


    • Free Admission – discounted admissions to Herschend Enterprises’ attractions and resorts for you and your dependents.
    • Exclusive Admission Discounts – Complimentary tickets & discounts on season passes for loved ones.
    • Food & Merchandise Discounts – Discounts on dining, drinks, and merchandise.



    • Free Tuition – Earn your degree, debt-free. 100% free tuition starting day one of employment.
      Learn More About Grow U
    • Leadership Training – We promote from within whenever possible and offer training programs to those with a desire to learn, grow and embody our mission and values.



    • Competitive Wages
    • 401K & Profit Sharing – Profit Sharing and 401(k) Retirement plans are available after one year and 1,000 hours.
    • Paid Life Insurance – Full-time year-round employees receive company-paid life insurance for themselves and their dependents and short-term disability benefits for themselves.
    • Paid Time Off – Holiday, vacation, sick, and flex pay.
    • Survivor’s Income Benefit – 12 weeks of an employee’s base pay is given to their beneficiary for immediate family needs, upon the employee’s death. Available to all employees on day one of employment.
    • Adoption Reimbursement Assistance – Reimbursement expenses of up to $3,000 per adoption.
    • Recognition Programs – We recognize the contributions of employees at all levels of achievement through formal and informal reward & recognition programs and financial incentives.



    • Health Insurance – Affordable health plan options (co-pay, HSA, FSA) available to all full-time, seasonal and year-round employees.
    • Medical Benefits – Dental, vision, and voluntary long-term disability, voluntary & dependent life insurance, critical illness & accident insurance to all full-time, seasonal and year-round employees.
    • Health Advocate Nurse Program – Our on-property nurse assists employees with whole-person wellness resources & referrals to community resources.
    • MetLife Employee Assistance – All employees are eligible for free & discounted wellbeing services, including counseling, work, legal and financial assistance.
    • Health Advocate Nurse Program – Our on-property nurse assists employees with whole-person wellness resources & referrals to community resources.
    • Retiree Benefit – Employees who retire at age 55 or older and work for Herschend for 20 continuous years may be eligible to receive annual health premium reimbursements.

*for qualifying employees


Click the links below to learn more about career opportunities across the Herschend family of properties. Herschend Family Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adventure Aquarium – Camden, New Jersey

Callaway Resort & Gardens – Pine Mountain, Georgia

Dollywood Parks & Resorts – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Herschend Enterprises – Atlanta, Georgia & Branson, Missouri

Kentucky Kingdom – Louisville, Kentucky

Newport Aquarium – Newport, Kentucky

Pink Adventure Tours – Sedona, Arizona; Grand Canyon; Las Vegas, Nevada; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Branson, Missouri

Silver Dollar City Attractions – Branson, Missouri

Vancouver Aquarium – Vancouver, British Columbia

Wild Adventures – Valdosta, Georgia