Employment Opportunities

Join the staff at Oglebay & Wheeling Park and enjoy a beautiful work environment with friendly, professional co-workers; flexible schedules perfect for teenagers, college students, adults and seniors; full and part time positions available for entry level or career advancement opportunities or for supplemental income; competitive compensation plus free and/or discounted rates for you and your dependents for the various amenities throughout both parks including golf, swimming, tennis, skiing, the zoo, museums, seven specialty shops and more!
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Current Job Listings
(Last updated: November 24, 2015)

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The postings normally include only those positions which are considered to be above entry level and/or which require some special qualifications with regard to training or education. Applications for entry level positions (such as custodian, laborer, refreshment clerk and facilities attendant) are accepted on a continuing basis. Openings for entry level positions may be filled from the applications on file without formal postings. Applications are kept on file for three months.

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Department F&B
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor O’BRIEN
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates should have the knowledge and ability to perform basic banquet server responsibilities, fine dining server experience preferred. Requires professional appearance and pleasant personality. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis. Must be available every day including holidays & weekends.

Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor DITTMAR
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age, able to perform all types of general kitchen labor and cleaning including dish washing. Weekend and holiday work is required.

Department WL
Full/Part-time FULL/PART
Qualifications Candidates are required to have knowledge of basic cleaning procedures. Must be capable of working in a team atmosphere, and a minimum of 18 years of age. Requires ability to work weekends and to lift up to 50 lbs.


Must be a student pursuing a career in a field related to the area of internship.  Individual will possess enthusiasm to contribute to a team effort.

Oglebay’s Culinary, Baking and Pastry and Hotel Restaurant Management Internship Programs will offer many opportunities for students to experience a wide range of food and beverage operations and hotel management. Participants rotate through restaurant, kitchen, and hotel settings. The program provides hands-on experience at culinary stations, and a one-on-one learning relationship with our chefs and hotel teams. Our culinary staff creates exceptional menus for functions large or small, formal or casual. HRM Interns will have an opportunity to experience areas of hotel and restaurant operations, and execute those duties as appropriate. Through one-on-one training and hands-on work, students gain valuable experience while contributing to the success of Oglebay's extensive hospitality operations. In addition to basic restaurant, kitchen, and hotel rotations, other externship components may include: Pastry and Bread Production, Ice Carving, and Meat Fabrication.

Department: ZOO
Supervisor: MARKEY
Pay Rate: Unpaid for College Credit
Qualifications: Preferably college juniors, seniors working towards a degree/certification in education with majors in Education, Biology or Environmental Science. Individual will be an outgoing, self-starter and willing to work a flexible schedule. Will assist education department in program instruction by completing lesson planning, program evaluations/surveys, grant writing and material development.

Department ZOO
Supervisor WHITE
Shift Unpaid for College Credit
Qualifications Preferably college juniors, seniors working towards a degree/certification in Animal Sciences, Biology, Zoology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management or related field. Students will participate in a 360 hour internship program by engaging in daily care and management of zoo animals, animal training and enrichment, diet preparation, veterinary care, raptor rehabilitation, public interpretation, general housekeeping, observational research and possible field research. Interns may also attend Master Naturalist classes offered free of charge. The program is designed to expose the intern to careers within the zoo and veterinary profession, and to enhance the intern’s skill sets to assist in preparing for entry-level positions in the zoo and aquarium industry.

Current Employees:
To apply for any of the above positions, complete a transfer application, receive approval by signature of your current supervisor, and deliver the transfer application to the Human Resources Department as soon as possible.

Outside Applicants:
Complete a Wheeling Park Commission Application for Employment and forward it to the Human Resources Department as soon as possible. (The Human Resources Department is located between the Visitor Center and the Greenhouse, Oglebay Park and is open between 7:30 am - 5 pm M-F. Applications can be obtained at the Visitor Center on the weekends, between 9 am - 5 pm.) EOE M/F/D/V

Internship Applicants:
Submit a resume to the Human Resources Department as soon as possible.(The Human Resources Department is located in the Visitor Center, Oglebay Park. Current Visitor Center hours are 11 am to 5 pm, including weekends). Mailing address is Human Resources Department, Oglebay Park, 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003 EOE M/F/D/V