With Halloween just around the corner, theme parks around the country are looking to hire make-up artists and creepy costume crawlers. While generally these are temporary seasonal jobs, here at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, doing well in the “Howl-O-Scream” event can earn you more gigs during the “Christmas Town” event in December and even the 2018 season.
Most of these positions are targeted at applicants 18 or up, but there are a few slots open for 16- and 17-year-olds as well. The “character” type jobs (18 and up only) require the applicants to be comfortable with: heavy lifting (up to forty or fifty pounds), standing or walking for long periods of time, being comedic and engaging, interacting with guests and giving them a safe scare, wearing costumes (of course), and working flexible schedules. You must also be friendly and outgoing.
Almost all of our relatives, along with some friends and neighbors, have worked at Busch Gardens one time or another. For teens and young adults especially, the opportunity to work a seasonal side gig gives you the chance to have a holiday-themed blast, all while earning money and potentially adding to your resume. Who knows, you might even gain valuable work experience! One of my friends actually started out as a part-time food server at Busch thirty years ago. Now he’s park executive making executive bucks.
But that’s not all. If you land a job at the park, you’re eligible to receive these benefits:
FREE Park Admission Employee Discounts
Complementary Tickets Competitive Wages
Discounted Food and Drinks $1 hour bonus
FREE Transportation Friends & Family Discounts
FREE Housing 401k Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off Tuition Reimbursements
See below for available locations:
SeaWorld-$18 to $25 per hour. Also needed are Christmas performers.
Universal Studios Orlando-No Halloween jobs listed at the Hollywood location as of 7-29-17.