Costumed Characters

About this Role

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is looking for personable, animated people with fun, outgoing personalities to bring Sesame Street® characters to life.  Share the joy of entertaining children and other guests as a costumed character by greeting guests, shaking hands, posing for pictures, and giving hugs. Costumed character performers also act as a character escort to assist with guest interactions.  

  • We cast performers in the 4'10" to 6'2” height range.
  • You must be able to perform in extreme temperatures, including summer weather.
  • You must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Performance experience is a plus but not required.
  • A variety of employment periods are available:
    • Summer (March - September)
    • Halloween (September - October) 
    • Christmas (November - December)
  • Day & evening shifts are available, depending on the season.
  • You must be at least 16 years old at the time of the audition.
  • Starting Hourly Pay Rate:  $10.30

    Prepare for the Audition

    • You will be asked to learn a dance combination and participate in improv and athletic stamina exercises.
    • Costumed character auditions are based primarily on movement, non-verbal communication, and physical coordination.
    • Please arrive early enough to stretch and warm up before the audition begins.
    • Please wear form fitting dance attire that allows a full range of movement and tennis or jazz shoes. Please do not wear jeans.
    • Prepare a resume and headshot, which will be retained by the audition team.

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