Human Resources Manager


You’re part of a proud tradition when you work with us at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. From our humble beginnings in 1946 as Santa Claus Land, America’s first theme park has grown into a world-class attraction in the heart of Santa Claus, Indiana. Holiday World’s top-ranked coasters and attractions, along with its lovingly restored and maintained classic rides, are matched only by Splashin’ Safari water park—the Water Coaster Capital of the World. Since 1946, the parks have been owned and operated by the Koch family, and that makes all the difference. When you work for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, we treat you like family because we are a family.


The Human Resources Manager is a full-time position that is responsible for managing the daily operation of the Human Resources Department. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated with a desire to positively influence our workplace culture and our 2000 Seasonal and Full-time Employees. This position is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources, including full life cycle high-volume recruiting, employee relations, growth and development, recognition and retention, engagement, policy administration, and long-term strategic planning. This position also manages some unique functions at our park, including our HoliMarket employee-focused retail store and our employee transportation program.  



  • Lead the daily operations of the Human Resources Department, HoliMarket and the Employee Transportation Program.
  • Work closely with park leadership to ensure Human Resource strategies, business plans, processes and practices align with business needs and drive success.
  • Manage BridgeUSA Work & Travel Program.
  • Investigate and resolve employee relations issues, including legal inquiries.
  • Manage the full life cycle of the Company’s seasonal and full-time recruiting program to ensure adequate staffing through all divisions.
  • Manage scheduling for the Human Resources, HoliMarket and Employee Transportation Program to ensure proper coverage
  • Proficient knowledge of government regulations that apply to compensation and benefit programs (EEOC, OSHA, FMLA, ERISA, ADA, etc.) and the standard filings required by the Department of Labor, IRS, Unemployment systems, and I-9 Verification processes.
  • Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning Human Resources information and serve as liaison for the Company’s HRIS.
  • Manage staff training and development programs using methods such as classroom, online, and on-the-job training.
  • Manage uniform program and services.
  • Manage the Fun Committee and Employee Events, both Seasonal and Full-time.
  • Manage Seasonal Employee incentive and recognition programs. 
  • Manage Employee Transportation Program and comply with all DOT regulations.
  • Support the execution of the annual engagement survey for all employees and guide improvement towards specific areas.
  • Manage weekly HoliGram publications including creation, collaboration and distribution.
  • Successfully lead, manage, and coach the full-time and seasonal Human Resource staff.
  • Serve as a liaison to employees and leadership across all business units utilizing general knowledge of Human Resources disciplines.
  • Actively participate in company events such as recruiting, orientation, hospitality training, and public relations events.
  • Be available to work unscheduled hours to respond to unplanned and/or emergency work.
  • Provide support to the Payroll and Benefits Manager, including FMLA leave processes. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or another business-related field
  • PHR Certification preferred, or willing to pursue Certification
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Human Resources
  • Prior experience in the amusement/theme park or high-volume tourist-based entertainment venue is preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new software programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with all levels of employees and management
  • Ability to speak to large groups of people
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel overnight to attend and participate in seminars, meetings, and conferences out of town
  • Ability to work full-time
  • Acceptable pre-employment drug screen and background check

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari offers competitive wages and benefits, including a generous 401(k) match, bonus program, PTO accrual program, tuition discounts and reimbursements, free season passes and tickets, and much more!

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

For the safety of our Guests and our staff, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari conducts background checks on all applicants aged 18 or older and we follow all federal and state laws, FCRA regulations and EEOC guidance regarding the use of criminal records in the hiring process. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee from employment.