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Dollywood Announces Hiring Events for 2022 Season

Published January 12, 2022 / Last Updated January 13, 2022
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Great opportunities available at Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country and DreamMore Resort and Spa

Dollywood Parks & Resorts is gearing up for an exciting 2022 season by hosting a number of hiring events over the coming weeks. Competitive wages, several exciting new perks—including free lunch for all employees—and more add to the reasons why The Dollywood Company is the perfect fit for anyone seeking employment, regardless of their career aspirations, due to the varied positions available.

From part-time positions for students to full-time careers with ample chances for advancement, and everything in between, working at Dollywood may very well become a lifetime home for those looking for something that provides a fun and exciting work environment. Positions are available at each of the company’s properties, with most event attendees being hired on the spot in a position for the 2022 season at either Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country or Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.

Hiring Event Details

Available positions are posted at Dollywoodjobs.com, with more being posted as the season nears. The first major hiring event of 2022 takes place Saturday, January 29, at Sevier County High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additional hiring events take place at Jefferson County High School (Saturday, February 5), Seymour Heights Christian Church (Saturday, February 19) and Sevier County High School (Saturday, February 26). All hiring events take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to attend the earliest hiring event possible for the largest selection of available opportunities.

Available Positions

Positions are available for the entire length of the 2022 operating season, as well as for shorter peak season openings, which are perfect for applicants looking for a fun summer position or for those looking to earn a little extra money during the Christmas holidays. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older.

Positions are available on several teams, including Dollywood’s award-winning culinary and merchandise teams and the park operations team, which includes ticketing, transportation, house and grounds and more. Among the openings at Dollywood’s Splash Country are house and grounds, lifeguards and culinary services positions. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa also has a number of openings available, including food and beverage, front desk, bell/valet and housekeeping positions.

Interested applicants may view opportunities, as well as job descriptions and basic requirements for each position, at dollywoodjobs.com. Applicants can indicate their interest in a position by following the online instructions to complete the application process. Technical support will be available on-site at the hiring events to assist applicants.

Dollywood Parks & Resorts plans to host a number of hiring events throughout the season to give potential employees an opportunity to attend at the time that best suits their individual needs. Additionally, new job opportunities are posted throughout the year at dollywoodjobs.com.

Employee Benefits and Park Perks

Dollywood Parks & Resorts employees receive a variety of unique benefits, including access to the Dollywood Family Healthcare Center, along with complimentary Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country admission for family and friends. Employees also take part in Dollywood’s Park Perks program, which provides free or reduced admission to a large number of regional attractions, theaters and experiences. A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision is available for qualified full-time employees. Dollywood also pays a portion of childcare costs for hosts whose children are cared for at a WeeCare-affiliated provider. Numerous development opportunities are also available to help employees develop leadership skills, including an apprenticeship program in conjunction with Walters State Community College. New this season, employees can enjoy a free lunch every working day.

In 2021, Forbes named The Dollywood Company as one of the best employers in the country, according to a ranking on their website. Dollywood was represented well among the 500 companies on Forbes’ list of the best midsize employers. The list includes companies across 25 industry sectors, with only 20 companies on the list in the “Travel & Leisure” category, of which Dollywood was included. Among those companies, Dollywood ranked sixth and was the only theme park on the midsize list.

For more information about available positions, please visit dollywoodjobs.com.

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Dolly Parton Kicks Off 2022 With 47 New Gold and Platinum Certifications From Around the World

Published January 6, 2022 / Last Updated January 6, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Global Superstar Hotter Than Ever as Streaming Engagement Propels Catalog to New Heights Marking 3 Billion Streams Worldwide

Proving that seven decades into her unprecedented career new ground continues to be charted, Dolly Parton is presented with a staggering 47 new sales certifications from around the world to kick off the New Year. Already awarded a plaque from the RIAA in 2014 for over 100 million units sold worldwide, these new honors show continued engagement in Dolly’s extensive catalog.

“I’ve often said that my songs are like my children, and I expect them to support me later in my life. Well, it looks like they are doing just that!” proclaims Dolly. “I am so humbled to have been surprised with this incredible collection of certifications from around the world. I owe a big thank you to my fans, old and new, who continue to be there for me year after year. This is a wonderful way to kick off 2022!”

The new awards presented cover certifications from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Finland & Sweden.

“I’m so proud to represent the hottest entertainer in the business,” says Danny Nozell, Dolly’s longtime manager. “These international awards solidify the fact that Dolly is a global superstar icon that still keeps growing every year. Just when you thought her assets couldn’t get any bigger, she proves us wrong again!”

Complete List of New Certifications

  • 3 Billion Worldwide Streams – 2021
  • Ultimate Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – GOLD (US)
  • God Only Knows (with for King & Country) single – 2020 – PLATINUM (US)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – 2X PLATINUM (US)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2021 – 2X PLATINUM (US)
  • Here You Come Again – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (US)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – 2X PLATINUM (US)
  • I Will Always Love You – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (US)
  • When I Get Where I’m Going (with Brad Paisley) – single – 2015 – PLATINUM (US)
  • Jolene – single – 2017 – GOLD (UK)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – 2X PLATINUM (UK)
  • The Real Dolly Parton – album – 2018 – SILVER (UK)
  • Pure & Simple – album – 2018 – SILVER (UK)
  • Greatest Hits – album – 2021 – SILVER (UK)
  • I Will Always Love You – single – 2020 – SILVER (UK)
  • The Very Best Of – album – 2020 – 2X PLATINUM (UK)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2019 – PLATINUM (UK)
  • When I Get Where I’m Going (with Brad Paisley) – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Canada)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Canada)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Canada)
  • When I Get Where I’m Going (with Brad Paisley) – single – 2019 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Ultimate Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – PLATINUM (Australia)
  • Legendary Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – PLATINUM (Australia)
  • The Ultimate Collection – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • The Best of Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Greatest Hits – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • The Very Best of Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • 18 Greatest Hits – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Australia)
  •  9to5 – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Australia)
  • Here You Come Again – single – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • I Will Always Love You – single – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Coat Of Many Colors – single – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Queen Of Country – album – 2016 – GOLD (Denmark)
  • Greatest Hits – album – 2016 – PLATINUM (Denmark)
  • The Very Best Of – album – 2016 – PLATINUM (Denmark)
  • 9to5 – single – 2019 – GOLD (Denmark)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Denmark)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2021 – GOLD (Denmark)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Norway)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Norway)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – GOLD (Finland)
  • I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston; Dolly Parton, writer) – single – 2021 – GOLD (Finland)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Sweden)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Sweden)
  • I Will Always Love You – single – 2021 – GOLD (Sweden)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Sweden)
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Dollywood Entertainment Audition Times Announced for 2022 Season

Published December 21, 2021 / Last Updated December 22, 2021
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dollywood Announces Audition Schedule for 2022 Theme Park Entertainment Offerings

With 2022 only a few weeks away, Dollywood is gearing up for the new season, which begins on Saturday, March 12. Entertainers who are ready to find their place in the spotlight should start planning for auditions now.

Members of Dollywood’s entertainment team are looking to cast singers, dancers who sing, improvisational actors, costumed characters and musicians who sing. Performers must be at least 18 years old. Available roles for the 2022 season include full-time positions, as well as seasonal—both summer and Christmas opportunities.

Plan Your Audition

Auditions will take place at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Saturday, January 15 and Saturday, January 22, as well as at the Marriott in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday, February 19. Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled by calling (865) 429-9752. Appointments will only be taken Wednesday, January 5–Friday, January 7 between 9 AM and 4 PM. Appointments will be accepted until all slots are full. Walk-ins will not be accepted, and only auditionees are allowed to enter. Callbacks will occur on the same day as the audition.

Singers, improvisational actors and costumed characters should prepare a verse and chorus of two songs in their preferred style and should bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key. For improvisational actors and costumed characters, one selection should be comedic in nature. A piano accompanist will be provided, or auditionees may accompany themselves on guitar or any other handheld instrument. All auditionees should bring a resume and headshot. Some auditionees may be called back for an additional movement or vocal audition.

Additional details and audition requirements can be found at Dollywood.com/jobs/auditions. Any additional questions may be directed to auditions@dollywood.com.

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Dolly Lands Cover of PEOPLE’s 2021 “People of the Year”

Published December 2, 2021 / Last Updated December 2, 2021
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly talks philanthropy and business in PEOPLE Magazine cover story—December 13, 2021 Issue

Photo by Art Strider

The December 13 issue of PEOPLE Magazine names Dolly Parton among its 2021 People of the Year. In addition to an exclusive cover story, Dolly was honored by being featured on one of four different covers of the special issue, alongside TV star Sandra Oh, Olympic legend Simone Biles and National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey. In an article announcing the four cover stars, PEOPLE said,

“Our People of the Year cover stars have all led the way in their fields to help make the world a little bit better. Dolly Parton has always done her part to help others through efforts like her Imagination Library, which to date has given more than 160 million books to kids in need. Early in the pandemic she saw another way to help, donating $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to support COVID-19 research, which resulted in the Moderna vaccine that became widely available this year.”

Dolly’s Cover Story

In an exclusive cover story, PEOPLE interviews Dolly about her business acumen and highlights her philanthropic efforts. From her slew of business ventures, including a new beauty business and an Emmy-winning production deal with Netflix, to her lesser-seen side as mega-philanthropist, Dolly is busier than ever and shares how she feels about being recognized.

“I have to honestly tell you, I was a little bit skeptical of being put on the cover as one of the People of the Year, because that’s a lot of pressure,” Dolly says. “But if I can set an example, then that’s great.”

Read More

Read Dolly’s cover story online and find Dolly on the cover of PEOPLE Magazine’s 2021 People of the Year, December 13 Issue, available on newsstands.

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Dollywood Announces New Offerings for 2022

Published November 17, 2021 / Last Updated November 17, 2021
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dollywood’s 2022 Season Features New Season Pass Tiers, Expanded Festivals and Return of Guest-Favorite Experiences

Even with plenty of fun still to go during Dollywood’s 2021 season, thanks to the award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana, Dollywood plans for an even bigger 2022. Plans include larger festival offerings, the return of two guest-favorite experiences and a new season pass structure that allows guests more options as they plan for next year. The park opens to the general public for the 2022 season on Saturday, March 12.

Flower & Food Festival

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health, happening April 22 – June 5, grows larger with several new iconic Mosaiculture displays that increase the overall footprint of this colorful springtime event. Vivid larger-than-life flower sculptures create an immersive atmosphere for park guests as they make their way through hundreds of thousands of blooms during this stunning festival. In addition, Dollywood’s culinary team showcases their world-class abilities with a menu full of delicacies that highlight the tastes of spring in the Smokies.

Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration

Dollywood’s innovative Sweet Summer Nights drone and fireworks show was one of this season’s most memorable highlights to date, and in 2022 the show expands with even more drones taking to the skies above the Smoky Mountains. In collaboration with Intel Drone Light Shows, Sweet Summer Nights combines the advanced technology of hundreds of sophisticated drones with a traditional fireworks extravaganza. It’s the perfect way for families to celebrate their unforgettable day at Dollywood. Sweet Summer Nights, which also includes a nightly dance party, takes place each evening during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration, June 18 – August 7.

The Gazillion Bubbles Show, one of the most requested shows at DollywoodExciting , also marks its return during the Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration. Back for the first time since 2017, the Gazillion Bubbles Show promises to leave every child and child at heart with smiles on their faces, thanks to “gazillions” of bubbles and guest interactions that make up every performance.

Harvest Festival

A family tradition for many families, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana returns September 23 – October 29, celebrating the beauty of fall in the Smokies with thousands of carved pumpkins, spirited performances from talented artists and the fun of Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health. Great Pumpkin LumiNights, which has been named the best theme park harvest event in the world, features elaborate displays that create the picture-perfect photo op for families to enjoy. New in 2022, guests will have a hoot in Craftsman’s Valley as it transforms into Hoot Owl Hollow, thanks to a number of owl-themed displays both in the park and suspended in the trees above.

Smoky Mountain Christmas

The 13-time winner of Best Theme Park Christmas event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana concludes the park’s 2022 season. Beginning November 5, 2022, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas runs through January 1, 2023 and features festive holiday shows, five million beautiful lights and the warm Christmas atmosphere guests have come to expect during this joyous time of year.

New Season Pass Structure

With so many new things to experience in 2022, it is the perfect time for a Dollywood season pass. To accommodate the ever-evolving needs of Dollywood guests, a new season pass structure—Silver, Gold and Diamond—has been created to allow more options to tailor the overall guest experience.

The Dollywood Silver Season Pass starts at $139 and offers unlimited visits, two Bring-a-Friend Free tickets and a discount on Dollywood lodging. For just $55 more, guests can opt for the Dollywood Gold Season Pass. The Gold Pass, which is priced $30 less than a 2021 Gold Season Pass, represents a tremendous value for guests thanks to unlimited visits, Saturday Early Ride Time for the passholder, four Bring-A-Friend Free tickets, and discounts on dining, merchandise and lodging. In addition, the Gold Pass provides free parking, a one-day unlimited refill mug per pass, various other discounts and access to special “Golden Events,” exclusive events just for Gold and Diamond passholders. Only the named passholder can receive the perks associated with each pass type.

The new Diamond Season Pass provides a premium experience for guests. Diamond passholders receive six Bring-A-Friend Free tickets, larger discounts, an all-season unlimited refill mug per pass and a free one-time preferred parking admission per pass. Diamond passholders also receive many of the other perks assigned to both Gold and Silver passes. In addition, Diamond Season Passes provide the passholder unlimited access to Dollywood’s Splash Country.

Gold and Diamond Pass Holders can also take advantage of another exciting new perk created for the 2022 season, Dollywood’s new daily “Golden Hours.” During the first hour of each operating day, Gold and Diamond Season Passes will operate just like TimeSaver passes, allowing the named passholder expedited boarding on Dollywood’s world-class rides and attractions. Passes for 2022 are on sale now.

Plan Your Visit

For more information about Dollywood’s 2022 season or season passes, please visit Dollywood.com or download the Dollywood app. Dollywood’s 2021 season concludes with Smoky Mountain Christmas, which begins Saturday (Nov. 6).

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