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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Sales & Marketing
Marketing Manager
Wedding Specialist

Wilson Lodge
Assistant Manager- Housekeeping
Room/Cottage Attendants
Reservationist

West Spa
Spa Massage Therapist
Spa Nail Technician

Retail
Shop Clerks - Farmhouse Sweets & Treats
Shop Clerks - Resort Shop

Golf
Greenskeepers II - Oglebay

Operations
Groundskeeper - Oglebay Gardens
Horticulture Tech I

Purchasing
Store Clerk

Food & Beverage
Set-up Attendant - Conference Services
Refreshment Clerk II - Good Zoo

1st Cook Supervisors
1st Cook - Pastry
Server - Glassworks Grill
Server - Speidel Grill
Stewards
Banquet Servers

Good Zoo
Train Driver
Trolley Driver

Internships
Marketing Intern
Recreational Intern - Wilson Lodge
Culinary / HRM Internships

Current Job Listings
(Last updated: September 19, 2016)

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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.

 
SALES & MARKETING
 

Position: MARKETING MANAGER

Responsible for the development, implementation, management and execution of effective marketing strategies and activities to generate and maximize overall revenues, through marketing, promotion, advertising and public relations that will impact positively on all operating departments of Wheeling Park Commission (Wheeling Park, Oglebay Park and the related programs and hospitality operations), thereby achieving optimum ROI results while effectively controlling and minimizing all marketing expenses.

Responsible for coordinating and driving strategies through e-commerce channels and campaigns, digital based initiatives, social media marketing, strategic and tactical marketing and public relations initiatives to include, but not be limited to, sales and marketing programs as well as development, production and messaging of collateral, branding and promotions. Works directly with the operational directors and department managers to ensure strategies are sustainable and accountability is managed by all parties involved to aid results.

Job Requirements

  • • Develops and implements the strategic direction of advertising, communications, trade and media relations, Internet presence (website, social media and other web-based outlets), branding and messaging for operating departments of Wheeling Park Commission.
  • • Monitors overall efficiencies and effectiveness of marketing operations
  • • Analyzes and controls expenditures of division to conform to budgetary requirements
  • • Creates an annual marketing plan outlining business objectives
  • • Develops press releases and other marketing touch points (print and electronic) to enhance market share, park and program visitation, brand recognition and operational revenues
  • • Monitors Wheeling Park Commission websites to ensure up-to-date/correct information is available on the site
  • • Plans and oversees advertising and promotion activities including print, online, electronic media, and direct mail
  • • Develops and recommends product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share
  • • Oversees and evaluates market research and adjusts marketing strategy to meet changing market and competitive conditions
  • • Responsibility for establishing strategies that deliver RevPAR Index Goals as well as revenue generation for operating departments of Wheeling Park Commission
  • • Monitors competitor products, sales and marketing activities
  • • Establish a sense of urgency with the team to understand and achieve the needs of the Wheeling Park Commission
  • • Knowledge of the park and hospitality operations’ competitive set and recommends sales/pricing strategies, service and product improvements to remain competitive
  • • Responsible for completing and communicating monthly marketing, promotion, advertising and public relations activities and generated revenue results to the Vice President of Sales & Marketing and President / CEO
  • • Actively participates in revenue meetings and works with the Revenue Manager on monthly, quarterly and annual forecasting
  • • Regular analysis of industry intelligence reports (e.g. STR)

 

Skills Required

  • • Strong Marketing, Revenue Management, E-commerce and Digital Marketing skills with comprehensive attention to detail.
  • • Ability to inspire, lead and manage a team by example
  • • Strong computer and graphic arts skills to include Word, Excel, Adobe, Adobe Suite, Print Shop, Quark and In Design
  • • Well organized, detail oriented with excellent follow-up
  • • Must possess excellent communication skills both internally and externally
  • • Ability to convert vision into specific and tangible actions to benefit the operations
  • • Needs to possess nimbleness by changing with the needs of Wheeling Park Commission and its operating departments
  • Diplomacy
  • Educational Requirements
    Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales or business administration plus 2+ years of marketing experience, preferably in the hospitality industry or equivalent number of years of experience.
  • Apply by submitting a resume to the Human Resources, Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003 or email to HR@oglebay-resort.com. Resumes without references will not be considered. EOE M/F/D/V

WEDDING SPECIALIST

Responsible for prospecting potential business, facilitating & attending wedding shows, setting appointments, arranging and facilitating property tours, coordinating tastings, contracting bookings, coordinating and facilitating rehearsals, rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions.

Job Requirements

• Set and maintain appointments for potential brides and their entourage.
• Coordinate and facilitate appointments for venue selection, contract negotiation and menu selection.
• Maintain evening office hours Tuesdays - Thursdays. (7pm)
• Analyzes requirements of wedding and related functions, determine and outline available resort facilities, negotiate prices, provide contract to client and secure deposit(s).
• Maintain high, positive, visibility locally and regionally maintaining exceptional client relations.
• Represents Oglebay at selected wedding shows in feeder markets and evaluates the performance of each year over year making suggestions for future shows.
• Must be able to travel overnight.
• Willing to contribute to the business plan and sales strategy for the wedding market. The plan will seek to ensure the future of the wedding market by providing new ways of doing business.
• Suggestive marketing - filtering ideas to the VP of Sales & Marketing & CS for consideration of the Marketing team.
• Increase catering, and miscellaneous revenues through creative up-selling.

Coordination

• Facilitates and responds to all telephone, e-mail and walk-in inquiries.
• Prepare each wedding (or wedding function related) Banquet Event Order.
• Follows-up with all wedding related details with Banquet Managers, Executive Chef, F&B Director, Director of Sales and Catering and other Lodge Management or vendors.
• Stays current with the V1 property management system maintaining account data and traces up to date.
• Maintain deposit payment schedule for event.
• Ninety days prior to arrival contact bride and begin the planning process.
• Thirty days prior to check-in meet with or phone bride to compile all the pertinent information.
• Twenty days prior to check-in converse with the bride and make changes
• Three days prior to check-in converse with bride and take all meal counts and meeting count changes
• Develops a positive working relationship with all other departments in Wilson Lodge and divisions of the Wheeling Park Commission and supports upper level management decisions and guidelines
• Exerts a positive influence on all resort personnel through leadership skills, an upbeat personality, and by always attempting to enhance the guest’s visit.
• Works flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related wedding market experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Apply by submitting a resume to the Human Resources, Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003 or email to HR@oglebay-resort.com. Resumes without references will not be considered. EOE M/F/D/V

 

WILSON LODGE
 
Position ASSISTANT MANAGER - HOUSEKEEPING
Department WILSON LODGE HOUSEKEEPING
Full/Part-time MANAGEMENT
Supervisor WHITEHOUSE
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates will have the ability to manage the housekeeping section of Wilson Lodge, including cottages, lodge rooms and laundry to ensure an attractive facility for our guests and staff, while ensuring compliance with accident/loss prevention standards and regulations to achieve a high level of cleanliness and guest satisfaction. Responsibilities include supervise and inspect the daily cleaning of guest rooms, public areas, and back of house; assist establishing annual budget, hiring and training of staff, maintaining facilities by recommending equipment and furnishing repair and/or replacement. Respond to guest requests, concerns and problems to ensure guest satisfaction. Requires ability to work all shifts, including weekends, and holidays.

Position ROOM/COTTAGE ATTENDANTS
Department WILSON LODGE
Full/Part-time FULL/PART
Supervisor GODFREY
Shift DAY/WEEKENDS
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.

Position RESERVATIONIST - CALL CENTER
Department LODGE OPERATIONS
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor ARACICH
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must have the ability to perform all functions pertaining to guest reservations, including guest information, lodge/cottage, recreation, and golf reservations in a timely, friendly and efficient manner. Prior phone reservation experience preferred, and basic computer skills helpful. Must be a team player, possess excellent customer service skills, and have the ability to work all shifts; including weekends and holidays, and overtime as required.

 

WEST SPA
 
Position SPA MASSAGE THERAPIST
Department LODGE OPERATIONS
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor SPA SENIOR MASSAGE THERAPIST
Shift ALL
Qualifications Provides guests with massage and body treatment services in a safe and professional manner and in compliance with state law and the Code Of Ethics of the American Massage Therapy Association. Requires WV License in massage therapy and bodywork, and National Certification Massage Therapy. Requires one-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have the ability to work all shifts; including weekends and holidays.

Position SPA NAIL TECHNICIAN
Department LODGE OPERATIONS
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor JOHNSTON
Shift ALL
Qualifications Provides guests with services related to manicures, pedicures, and hand/foot treatments in a safe and professional manner and in compliance with state law and the Code Of Ethics of the National Cosmetology Association. Requires WV License in Cosmetology. Requires one-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have the ability to work all shifts; including weekends and holidays.
 
RETAIL
 
Position SHOP CLERKS - FARMHOUSE SWEETS & TREATS
Department RETAIL
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor DICREASE
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, should be familiar with cash register, have cash handling experience and enjoy working with the public. Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends, holidays and special events.

Position SHOP CLERKS - CARRIAGE HOUSE GLASS
Department RETAIL
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor TAGGART
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must possess a pleasant attitude and enjoy working with the public. Experience with cash register and cash handling desired. Individual will also stock shelves, requires lifting of heavy boxes. Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends.

 

GOLF
 
Position GREENSKEEPERS II - OGLEBAY
Department GOLF MAINTENANCE
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor JANOVICH
Shift ALL
Qualifications Knowledge of the general game of golf helpful. Must be able to operate trucks and motorized equipment necessary for golf course maintenance. Requires ability to frequently lift/move up to 50lbs and occasionally up to 100 lbs. Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and the ability to obtain a Registered Technician License for pesticide applications. Schedule includes all shifts, weekends and holidays. Overtime, on an as needed basis.

 

OPERATIONS
 
Position GROUNDSKEEPER- OGLEBAY GARDENS
Department HORTICULTURE & GROUND MAINTENANCE
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor WILSON
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have the ability to operate powered equipment, lawnmowers, blowers, chainsaws, trimmers and be familiar with chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides. Ability to lift/move 50lbs. Requires a valid driver’s license. Primarily Monday-Friday with weekends, evenings on occasion.

Position HORTICULTURE TECH I
Department HORTICULTURE
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor JENKINSON
Shift ALL
Qualifications Requires ability to provide assistance in the greenhouse and with the retail sale of plant material. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, have excellent customer service skills, and enjoy working with the public. Individual is frequently exposed to temperature extremes, must be able to lift/move up to 50 lbs. Schedule includes day, evening, weekends and holidays.

 

PURCHASING
Position STORE CLERK
Department PURCHASING
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor BEEVER/BONOMO
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, able to follow written instructions, enjoy working in a team environment and have the ability to lift up to 50+ lbs. Requires valid driver’s license. Shift is primarily M-F, some overtime.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE
 
Position SET-UP ATTENDANT - CONFERENCE SERVICES
Department CONFERENCE SERVICES
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor PERRY
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have the ability to physically set-up and remove furniture and/or equipment for banquets, conferences, weddings, etc. Requires ability to lift and/or move 50 lbs. Individual will possess excellent verbal skills, and have the ability to work and communicate with large groups; basic audio, visual equipment knowledge helpful. Schedule includes evenings, weekends and holidays, overtime as needed, must have a valid driver’s license.

Position REFRESHMENT CLERK II - ZOO
Department OPERATIONS
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor WODESKY/WILLMING
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, possess a pleasant personality, neat appearance, and have the ability to work with the public and cash register. Individual will prepare and serve food items on menu, and maintain all sanitation and safety procedures. Food service experience helpful, not required. Must be able to lift 40#. Schedule is all shifts, including holidays and weekends.

Position 1st COOK SUPERVISORS
Department F&B
Full/Part-time FULL
Supervisor ELLIOTT
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidate must have basic cooking and knife skills and an understanding of all stations in the kitchen. Minimum of (3) years of culinary from scratch cooking at an upscale restaurant, hotel or resort. Schedule is based on business demands; weekend and holiday work is required.

Position 1ST COOK - PASTRY
Department F&B/WILSON LODGE
Full/Part-time FULL
Supervisor BOYD
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must have basic cooking, pastry, and knife skills. Minimum of (2) year’s pastry experience with ability to lift 50 lbs. Shift primarily 5:00 am - 1:00 pm, requires ability to work all shifts including weekends and holidays. Requires a valid driver’s license.

Position SERVER - GLASS WORKS GRILL
Department F&B
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor O’BRIEN
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and possess the knowledge and ability to perform basic server responsibilities. Requires professional appearance and pleasant personality. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis. Schedule includes holidays & weekends.

Position SERVER - SPEIDEL GRILL
Department SPEIDEL F&B
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor TODD
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age and possess the knowledge and ability to perform basic server and cashier responsibilities, fine dining experience preferred. Requires professional appearance and pleasant personality. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis. Schedule includes ability to work all shifts, holidays & weekends.

Position STEWARDS
Department F&B/WILSON LODGE
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 dishwashing. Weekend and holiday work is required.

Position BANQUET SERVERS
Department CATERING
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor DOWD
Shift ALL
Qualifications Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, with the ability to perform basic banquet server responsibilities; previous experience in food and beverage is welcomed. Requires professional appearance and pleasant personality. Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis. Work schedule is based on guest demand, the ability to work varied shifts is a plus.

 

GOOD ZOO
 
Position TRAIN DRIVER
Department GOOD ZOO
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor GREATHOUSE
Shift ALL
Qualifications Requires a pleasant personality and ability to work well with the public and give narration to public about the zoo and train. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age, with ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. Mechanically inclined. Must be able to work any and all shifts, including holidays and weekends.

Position TROLLEY DRIVER
Department OPERATIONS/ZOO
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor WILLMING
Shift ALL
Qualifications Requires a pleasant personality and ability to work well with the public; and ability to give narration to public about the park. Must be at least 18 years of age and be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. Requires C.D.L. with passenger endorsement. Mainly day time shifts, some evenings with ability to work weekends.

 

INTERNSHIPS
 
Position: MARKETING INTERN
Department: MARKETING
Supervisor: DIRECTOR SALES & MARKETING
Qualifications: Individual will assist marketing department to promote Oglebay as a year-around destination. Concentration on social media. Must be pursuing a career in field related to internship, preference is given to college juniors and seniors. Hours are flexible, minimum of 4 hours per day, Sunday - Saturday, 20-40 hours per week for a period of one semester, August - December. Please submit application/resume no later than September 5, 2016.

Position RECREATION INTERN
Department WILSON LODGE
Full/Part-time PART
Supervisor JARRETT
Shift ALL
Qualifications Must be a student conducting their required college internship with a major in recreation or related field. Must be at least a college junior. Prefer individuals whose major is Education, Recreation & Parks, or Fine Arts. Must be outgoing, enthusiastic, possess good customer service skills, and enjoy working with children. Intern will be responsible for creating a weekly Activities Calendar for hotel guests. Schedule includes weekends, nights, and holidays; 8-10 hours per week.

Position: CULINARY / HRM INTERNSHIPS
Department: WILSON LODGE FOOD & BEVERAGE
Supervisor: CHEF ELLIOTT/O’BRIEN
Qualifications:

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.


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. (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.(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