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In Episode 242, Sherrie Hicks describes Workamping opportunities at Storyland

Today I will be speaking with a Workamper who is involved in recruiting other Workampers to help at an amusement park in New Hampshire.

Sherrie Hicks has been working for Storyland amusement park in Glen, N.H., near the beautiful White Mountains.

The 70-year-old park has been entertaining families for generations by promoting popular nursery rhymes and children’s stories. But, the park keeps growing, too. Storyland has already added an aquarium and will open a waterpark in 2024.

However, it’s not just for kids. Storyland hosts a very popular Nostalgia Night event four times a year for people at least 21 years old. In addition to the rides and games, those events feature special music and dancing, too.

Storyland is not as large as some other amusement parks, Sherri has worked at in the past. But, she likes the atmosphere and what she calls the “heart of the park” for the way it takes care of guests and employees.

Next year, Storyland will have 20 RV sites available for Workampers. The park hires solos, couples and families with teenagers. Help is needed at the front gate, with maintenance, housekeeping, groundskeeping, rides and attractions, as well as food and beverage.

Workampers are cross-trained to work multiple positions, so there is greater flexibility in the types of jobs they can perform.

Sherri said the more flexible Workampers are, the more opportunity there is for additional hours and better positions.

The seasonal jobs begin in early May for orientation and training so Workampers and the park will be up-to-speed when Storyland opens a week or so before Memorial Day.

Storyland asks Workampers to make a commitment through the first weekend of October.

The park is only open on weekends during the fall, but there is still plenty of things for Workampers to do, such as prepping Storyland for winter and planting flower gardens so they are in full bloom come spring.

Workampers are expected to put in about 30 hours a week, with all hours paid at rates starting around $14 per hour. However, people can easily work full-time, if they’d like. In addition to pay, Workampers also receive a free full-hookup RV site.

When people aren’t working, there are plenty of things to do in the local area. The region is popular with hikers, kayakers, tubers and people who like to fish. Storyland is located at the edge of the White Mountain National Forest, which features lots of trees and rivers. During winter months, the area is popular with people who like to ski.

The park is only 30 minutes from Maine and less than three hours from Boston. If you’d like to experience a truly different culture, Montreal, Canada, and French-speaking Quebec are within driving distance.

But, Workampers really don’t have to travel to find things to do. One of the perks of working at Storyland is that all Workampers receive a White Mountains Attraction Passport, which gives them free or greatly-reduced admission to dozens of attractions in that region.

Storyland is owned by Palace Entertainment, which also owns a number of attractions around the United States and even overseas. Workampers can very easily move from one job to another within the Palace Entertainment family of companies.

To apply for a job, Workampers can visit www.storylandnh.com. From there, just click on the employment tab to see open positions and submit an application.

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That’s all I have for this week’s show. Next time, I will be speaking with a couple who have been working for a while about the places they’ve visited and the jobs they’ve held. I’ll have that interview on the next episode of The Workamper Show. Thank you for listening!

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a former journalist who covered the recreation vehicle industry since 2009. He started podcasting in 2014 and enjoys interviewing people about ways to live, work and play in their RVs.

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