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Adventureland and Workampers - a Win Win!

The Adventureland Workamper program provides a free hook up campsite that includes your electric, water and sewer. Workampers are paid for all hours worked. All Workampers 18 years and older are paid $9.50/hour or more depending on their department and position. There is no contract or time commitment, but working to the end of our operational season will result in an end of season bonus.

Our program has become a Win-Win for Adventureland and the Workamper!!

Adventureland Park is an outdoor amusement facility. Our Workampers primarily work in the amusement park. In addition to the amusement park, there is a 185 room hotel and a 310 site campground spread over 200+ acres. We are located just east of Des Moines in Altoona, IA right off I-80 exit 142. We expect to provide entertainment for over 600,000 guests for the 2022 season.

Adventureland Park opens for weekends only throughout the month of May. Full time daily operations run from Memorial day to mid-August when the Park returns to weekend only operation until the end of September.

Free FHU Site, Pay for All Hours and End of Season Bonus!

Positions Available

Foods Department
Duties include taking food orders from guests, filling orders, accomplishing a cash transaction with or without a cash register, and preparation of food items. Lifting requirements include receiving and unpacking inventory and daily lifting of food items. Safety requirements include use of personal protective equipment for chemical hazards, proper safety attire and following all other company safety requirements.

Games Department
Duties include working in one of many games or arcades located throughout the park. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to cash handling, walking, standing, moderate lifting, prize issuance and player encouragement including microphone usage. Basic math skills and an outgoing personality are required. Games are located in both covered and uncovered facilities exposed to various weather elements. Employees should be prepared for a very active working environment with a high volume of guest interaction.

Rides Department
Duties include operating and/or assisting on various amusement park rides. Responsibilities include not only operating rides, but also assisting guests during the loading and unloading process and ensuring guest safety. These positions involve being on your feet for extended periods of time, requires mobility and moderate lifting. You will be exposed to various weather conditions and have constant guest contact.

You need to be aware that all of our positions require you to be on your feet working. Many positions require that you work outside.

Positions available May through September!

Work Requirements

During weekend only operations, Workampers should be available to work Saturdays and Sundays.

During full time daily operations, Workampers should be available to work up to 8 hours per day, 6 days per week, and expect to be scheduled up to 40 hours each week.

Adventureland does not require you to commit to any length of time for Workamper employment, but working to the end of our operational season, will result in end of season bonuses.

We have a dress code that we ask all of our employees to follow. Adventureland works at developing a clean, well-kept appearance.

Adventureland provides two uniform shirts, a photo ID badge, and a hat. There will be a $20 uniform deposit taken out of your first paycheck. After you return the shirts at the end of the season, the $20 will be refunded on your last paycheck. Additional shirts may be purchased at a minimal cost. Employees are responsible for providing the following" Neutral color athletic shoes (black, white, or gray), Khaki or Black pants, shorts, capris, or skirts. Shorts and skirts must have a 7 inch inseam, and a black or brown belt.

Supplemental uniform rules are that hair that is longer than shoulder length must be tied back. Mustaches,beards, and goatees must be well maintained. If hair is a non-natural color it must be covered with a hat.

If you have specific questions about dress code please ask when calling or writing to us.


Wages begin at $9.50 per hour for all workampers 18 years and older.

Stay for FREE in our campground
As long as you’re employed as a Workamper at Adventureland, you will receive, as a condition of your employment, a free campsite with water, sewer and electricity included. We have a beautiful campground with the following: Picnic tables, coin operated laundry facilities, comfort stations with showers, outdoor pool, free wireless internet in common areas, a dog run in the center of the campgrounds and all within easy walking distance to the amusement park.

Adventureland offers a few different bonuses. There are arrival and departure relocation bonuses that are $400 each. There is a bonus of $75 each paycheck that you work over 75 hours, and there is an end of season bonus that is a percentage of your total regular earnings for the season. Specific guidelines and details regarding the bonuses can be found in the workamper information packet.

No Contracts
There are no contracts, no obligations, no penalties, and no fine print. We are that confident that you will love our program. We will be completely honest with you about your job expectations and its benefits.

Other Benefits:
There are several planned activities for employees throughout the season such as ice cream socials, Bingo Night, a Magic Show, a Waterpark day, and much more!

Spare Time Activities:

Des Moines Area:
State Capitol, Blank Park Zoo, Iowa Cubs AAA Baseball, Science Center, Iowa State Fair, Living History Farms, Botanical Center, Art Center, Prairie Meadows Horse Race Track and Casino, Two Rivers Art Festival, Farmers Markets, Four Major Malls, Numerous Golf Courses, Theatres.

Easy drive from Des Moines:
Amana Colonies (German Community), Hot Air Balloon Festival (Indianola), Knoxville Raceway (Sprint Car Nationals), Iowa Motor Speedway (Newton), Tulip Festival (Pella), Bridges of Madison County (Winterset), Reiman Gardens (Iowa State University Campus in Ames).

Adventureland will be hiring at the
January 18 - 23, 2022 Tampa, FL - RV Supershow
January 23-30, 2022 Quartzsite, Az - Quartzsite Sports, Vacation, and RV Show

Contact Info Address:
Adventureland Amusement Park
305 34th Ave. NW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

515-266-2121 or 800-532-1286


[email protected]


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