Employment at Mount Hope



We are always looking for enthusiastic, hard-working people to work in all facets of Mount Hope Estate & Winery's year-round season. Many varied and challenging employment opportunities are available both full-time, part-time and seasonally, whether it be the Renaissance Faire, Celtic Fling & Highland Games, Great PA Flavor Fest, Mount Hope Wine & Gift Shops or our Spring and Mansion Events and more. Come Join the Magic!



Missed out on the 2014 Job Faire?

Mount Hope is still hiring energetic, dedicated employees for a variety of seasonal positions! Click each job title below for a brief description or download our Seasonal Staff Job Descriptions for full descriptions and qualifications.

Please download and fill out the 2014 employment application. An application can be submitted by faxing it to 717-664-3466 or mailing a copy to:


Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Attn: Operations
2775 Lebanon Road
Manheim, PA 17545


Front Gate & eTicket Greeter (14+)

The most important aspect of the Greeter is welcoming our patrons to the Faire with polite, SMILING salutations! Those assigned this position will set the stage for the day. Greeters collect admission tickets at the gate or eTicket entrance, distribute festival programs and daily schedules/map and handstamp patrons as they're leaving if they wish to return later in the day. It is the responsibility of the Greeter to interact creatively with customers using language from the Elizabethan era while answering questions and offering suggestions to patrons. This is a costumed position.


Ticket Sales Agent (18+)

Ticket Sales Agents provide friendly and quality service to our patrons while executing sales of daily tickets and season passes. Agents handle all cash register duties and handle customer questions and minor complaints with understanding and sympathy. Agents should have excellent math skills and money handling experience is preferred. The working conditions for this position include (but are not limited to) sitting for long periods of time, lifting 20lbs or more, maintaining a professional attitude even during times of high stress. This is not a costumed position.


Front Gate Security (18+)

Front Gate Security provide friendly and quality customer service to our patrons by answering questions, offering assistance for lost parents or children while maintaining a positive, professional image. Security duties include checking costume weapons to make sure they're "peace-tied" and checking IDs for age for alcohol purchases inside the park. Security personnel is expected to be assertive in their duties. This is not a costumed position.


Soda Pourer (14+)

Soda pourers are responsible for assisting the food booth cashier by providing purchased refreshments in a timely and efficient manner with friendly and quality customer service. Pourers should have the knowledge of our drink items and prices as well as the ability to use and maintain soda and slush machines. This is a costumed position.


Pretzel/Water Cart Hawker (16+)

Cart Hawkers interact creatively with customers using language from the Elizabethan era while pushing a supply cart to various locations throughout the park. A perfect job for a hard-working, outspoken individual with good organization skills! This is a costumed position.


Food Service Cashier (16+)

Our cashiers take pride in their ability to accurately and efficiently take orders and follow proper ordering procedures when communicating with the cooks. Cashiers provide friendly and quality customer service in aiding patrons with locating food items based on a strong knowledge of items and prices. This is a costumed position.


Bartender/Bar Wench (18+)

This fast-paced environment requires attentiveness, organization and strong, quality customer service. Bartenders are expected to aid patrons with extensive knowledge of prices and information on all beers and wines while taking and presenting orders with speed and accuracy. Prior bar experience a plus, but not required. Applicants will be required to successfully complete RAMP alcohol service class. This is a costumed position.


Cart Runner (18+)

Cart Runners are responsible for bagging, storing and transporting ice, cases of drinks, boxes of supplies and catering equipment to various locations throughout the park. Runners will also learn how to restock and change CO2 on our soda systems. This position requires pushing carts up and down hills and applicants will need to be in good physical condition. This is a costumed position.


Cook (18+)

Cooks are responsible for preparing food in a timely manner while following company standards for recipe preparation, presentation and quality. This position requires the mantainance of sanitation and cleanliness of all food service areas and equpment to adhere to all sanitation and saftey standards. This is a costumed position.


Retail Assistant (16+)

Aid patrons in locating merchandise with knowledge of prices and display arrangement while handling cash register duties and answering patrons' questions. Ability to provide friendly and quality customer service and organization are the keys to becoming a successful Retail Assistant. This is a costumed position.


Wine Shop Steward (18+)

Wine Shop Stewards are expected to aid patrons with extensive knowledge of prices and information on all facets of the company focusing especially on wines. Duties include handling cash register, assisting patrons with sampling and questions, stocking and cleaning the store. This is not a costumed position.


Bacchus Steward (18+)

This fast-paced environment requires attentiveness, organization and strong, quality customer service. Bacchus Stewards are expected to aid patrons with extensive knowledge of prices and information on all wines while taking and presenting orders with speed and accuracy. Prior bar experience a plus, but not required. Applicants will be required to successfully complete RAMP alcohol service class. This is a costumed position.


Privy Attendant (18+)

Privy attendants maintain clean and accessible restroom facilities while providing friendly and quality customer service. Duties include toilet maintenance, stocking supplies and keeping the restrooms clean and orderly for our valued patrons. This is a costumed position.


Parking Lot Crew (18+)

Direct incoming and outgoing traffic while maintaining safe walkways for patrons entering and exiting the park. Parking attendants are required to stand for long periods of time and answer basic patron questions regarding the park. This is not a costumed position.


Grounds Maintenance (18+)

Our Grounds Maintenance crew work closely together with other departments to keep everything running smoothly. As the backbone to the company, maintenance requires raking, trash collection, light maintenance/repairs and delivering and restocking supplies throughout the grounds. This is not a costumed position.