Ride Operator Job Description

Ride operators work directly with the public. They greet patrons as they enter rides and confirm that guests meet height and other admission requirements to get on the rides. Operators also collect tickets.


  • Direct patrons on how to enter and exit rides. Sometimes help people get on and off rides.
  • Make sure that patrons are securely seated into the equipment.
  • Keep an eye on patrons and their movements to ensure they are not in any danger. If necessary, operators take the proper steps to remove disorderly people from the rides.
  • Responsible for keeping workstations and surrounding areas clean and maintained.

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum 16 years old
  • Work experience is not needed as employers train operators how to operate rides
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with people
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Stress tolerance
  • Ability to lift children that weigh 40 pounds or more

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