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Busch Gardens hiring 'Scare Squad' actors for Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Posted at 8:38 PM, Jul 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 20:38:20-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Job seekers, are you interested in crossing over to the dark side?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Howl-O-Scream is making a comeback this fall, and the park is hiring enthusiastic performers for its "Scare Squad" who are passionate about Halloween and love to scare.

As a Scare Squad character, you will join the park's Fear Family and be transformed world-class makeup artists. Whether you walk like a zombie, cackle like a witch or creep like a werewolf, Busch Gardens needs you to fill its Howl-O-Scream haunts and scare zones.

If you're interested in the position, you must apply online and select a specific time for your audition process before attending the audition.

Applicants must:

  • Be able to work long sets (multiple hours) doing repetitive movement and vocalizations
  • Be able to wear make-up and/or masks
  • Be comfortable working in dark conditions

No experience is necessary - you just need a passion for all things Halloween!

Positions start at $15 an hour, plus there will be a $500 sign-on bonus if you apply and audition by Aug. 14.

Here's what you need to know to prepare for the audition:

  • Auditions are every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 12-3 p.m. at the Busch Gardens Entertainment Office.
  • Scare Squad auditions take place in a group setting where you will be asked to create a mock Howl-O-Scream experience for the park's casting team.
  • You will participate in improvisational and physicality exercises to demonstrate your vocal and physical stamina, startle ability and scare tactics.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in.

Click here for more information.