Busch Gardens Ride Operator and Adventure Island Lifeguard

Busch Gardens Tampa & Adventure Island Job Opportunities

Create the fun and enjoy truly wild perks, including FREE park admission!


Get ready to buckle in for a FUNdamentally exciting career at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island, now with MORE exciting perks! Your passion for exceptional guest service in a thrilling environment can unlock amazing opportunities at an iconic Tampa destination – the perfect place to work and play. We’re seeking friendly and energetic individuals to join our team with a variety of employment opportunities available now throughout our parks. Your positive attitude and can-do spirit will make all the difference as you create positive, lasting memories for our guests.

  • Busch Gardens Employee in front of Cheetah Hunt

    Virtual Hiring Events Every Saturday

    Apply now to participate in our virtual hiring events, every Saturday during the month of May from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are giving away a Serengeti Safari Tour each Saturday. Every applicant hired will be entered for a chance to win!

    Apply Now

  • Ride Operator in front of Cheetah Hunt

    Positions are now starting from $13-$15 an hour, PLUS a $600 sign-on bonus (for select positions.) Great opportunities await in departments across our parks, including: 

    • Food Service
    • Ride Operators/Operations
    • Merchandise 
    • Park Quality
    • Tram Drivers
    And more!


    The perks of the position:

    As part of the Busch Gardens & Adventure Island family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:

    • FREE park admission
    • Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
    • 30% park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.
    • Tuition reimbursement  
    • Paid Time Off
    • GoodRX Prescription Discount Program & Employee Assistance Program

  • Adventure Island Lifeguard

    What it takes to succeed:

    • At least 16 years of age
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
    • Excellent multi-tasking abilities
    • Ability to train on and properly use protective gear
    • Ability to stand for entire shift
    • Comfortable working around water and animals
    • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
    • Previous guest service experience preferred
    • Basic math skills desired

    Apply Now Online

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