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Jobs Available at the Santa Monica Pier 2021

Published on May 6, 2021

Pacific Park is now hiring for all positions – apply at the Job Fair on May 8th, 2021

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is now hiring new employees for Spring and Summer positions. Pacific Park employs over 500 people every summer during the Pier’s busy vacation season. Jobs are available for all experience levels. Pacific Park looks for fun, outgoing, energetic team members to work in all areas of the pier including 8 ocean-front food service locations, midway games, a retail store, and iconic amusement park rides.

Enjoy the benefits of working at one of the county’s most-iconic beach-side entertainment destinations

  • The Pier is easily accessible from the Metro Expo Line and Big Blue Bus
  • End your commute at the beautiful Santa Monica State Beach where you can enjoy views of the ocean every day and work outside in the fresh air under the sunny, Santa Monica skies
  • Fun employee perks including free and discounted meals, free rides for you and your family*, performance-based prizes like free movie tickets and fun gifts, and a huge end-of-summer employee party
  • Paid training to gain real-life job skills
  • Flexible schedules great for employees who need to work nights and weekends to accommodate school schedules or as a second job

What Jobs are Available in Santa Monica at the Pier?

The amusement park has 8 food service locations including quick-service restaurants serving made-to-order pizzas, tacos and burritos, burgers and fries, a counter-service coffee shop, and several mobile treat carts serving snacks like Popcorn and Wetzel’s Pretzels. Available positions include cashier, fry cook, expediter, and barista. Pacific Park’s dining plaza is a great place for anyone with fast food or concessions experience or those interested in being trained in the food and restaurant industry.

Pier Gear is a bustling souvenir and gift shop offering t-shirts, beach wear, and Santa Monica memorabilia. In addition to the storefront on the Pier’s boardwalk, there are many satellite retail kiosks located outside offering toys and collectables. Applicants with retail experience can enjoy working outdoors and interacting with Pier guests who visit from all over the world. Pier Gear is great place to learn about working in retail. New hires will learn sales essentials, gain experience working with guests, and operating the point-of-sale system.

There are 14 midway games at the Santa Monica Pier where guests can win stuffed animals and prizes. If you like talking to people and getting others to have a fun time, consider a position at one of the fun games where you will operate the game, encourage guests to play, and cheer them on as they try to win.

Pacific Park takes up just two acres of the Santa Monica Pier, but it takes a lot of time and attention to ensure the park is clean and welcoming. If you have grounds, custodial, or cleaning experience, a job on the Park’s grounds crew might be a great place for you. For new applicants with limited experience, the Park offers on-the-job training where you can gain experience learning the behind-the-scenes workings of a world-class entertainment destination. Grounds employees work as a team to collect and move trash bins, clean common areas, and maintain park facilities.

Work as a front-of-house ticketing cashier helping guests plan their visit and make purchases at the ticket booth. This is a great opportunity if you have guest service experience and have worked with any point-of-sale register in the past, or are interested in interacting with guests and learning how to operate a register.

Pier ambassadors inform visitors of the Pier and Park rules, answer questions, and walk the entire length of the 500-meter pier to observe and report on guest traffic and activity. This position is ideal for applicants with excellent communication skills, a desire to talk with guests, and ability to see a lot of things going on at once.

Other positions available include security, maintenance, and revenue control. See all of the positions at

Pacific Park’s May Job Fair

On Saturday, May 8, Pacific Park will be holding a job fair where you can come and apply for any of the open job positions. By attending the Job Fair, you can ask questions about the available positions and explain why you are great fit for the Pacific Park team. Many applicants will be hired on site and provided with dates to begin orientation and training. The Job Fair will be 9 AM – 12 PM in the Seaside Pavilion located at the North West corner of the amusement park next to the Coffee Bean.
Pacific Park’s Spring Job Fair
9 AM – 12 PM, May 8
Pacific Park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
(Directions & Parking)

Get a Job at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier

If you are eager to get hired at Pacific Park, you can view and apply for available positions at Click the blue “Apply for a Job Online” button to go to Pacific Park’s employee processing website, Paycom. There you will see a full list of available positions. Click the position you are interested in to see a full description of the job, duties, and responsibilities. You can apply for the position by creating an account in Paycom and entering in details like your contact information and work experience. This can be done on your phone, but a laptop or tablet will be easier.

More information can be found online at If you have any additional questions, please contact Pacific Park’s hiring team by sending an email to

*Employee ride wristbands are allocated on a monthly basis; family and friends must be accompanied by employee when they are not working.