Meet the Canterbury Park Team! To help you get to know the friendly faces you see when you come to Canterbury Park, we have introduced a new feature to the blog: Meet the Team.
Here, you’ll get a look at the people behind all the fun and games. Be sure to say hello next time you see them! Canterbury Park is now hiring seasonal and year-round positions. If you’re interested in joining the team, check out our Employment page.
Name: Jerry Langsweirdt
Job title: Mutuel Teller
Canterbury Park: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Jerry Langsweirdt: Tom Hanks. I think he is more of a regular person than many….and I see myself as just a regular guy.
CP: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
JL: I worked with and helped guide high school students for many, many years
CP: What’s something people might find surprising about you?
JL: I announce high school sports events, coach Knowledge Bowl, am a cancer survivor, do gardening, and lots of volunteer work.
CP: What’s your favorite part about working at Canterbury Park?
JL: I enjoy all the people from so many backgrounds, walks of life, ages, et.al. There is usually lots of excitement in the air, especially during live racing. I have been here since Day 1 in 1985. (I guess now I am just too stubborn to quit.) And I have really enjoyed the people I have worked and am working with.
CP: What do you want on your tombstone?
JL: To make ours a better place to live, we have to work for it… I tried to make a difference.
Join the Team
Canterbury Park is now hiring over 400 positions for the 2018 live racing season.
A few of the perks of working at Canterbury Park:
- Free live racing admission
- Discounts at Canterbury Park food stands and gift shop
- Minnesota Employee Recreation and Services Council discounts
- Employee Scholarship Program
- Community business discounts
- Employee Referral Bonus Program
- Competitive benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees
Join the team! See a list of full positions on our website.