Instrumentalists 

About this Role

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has exciting opportunities for skilled instrumentalists proficient in keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar, strings, woodwinds, accordion, and traditional German and Irish instruments. All instrumentalists should have the ability to play varying styles ranging from pop/rock to Motown to gospel to orchestral and must be able to memorize music for shows and perform with great stage presence.

  • A variety of employment periods are available:
    • Summer (March - September)
    • Halloween (September - October) 
    • Christmas (November - December)
  • Day & evening shifts are available, depending on the show.
  • You must be at least 16 years old at the time of the audition.
  • Ability to sight read is preferred.

Starting Hourly Pay Rate:  $14.32

Prepare for the Audition

  • Prepare two to three short selections totaling 90 seconds that showcase your technical, lyrical, and improvisational skill. 
  • Remember that we need to see your showmanship in addition to your proficiency on your instrument. Let your personality shine through!
  • Some applicants may be asked to perform a simple marching maneuver or choreography.
  • A piano and a standard drum set will be provided at the audition site, but please bring any other instruments you need to the audition.
  • Auditioning can be a lengthy process; you may be asked to stay for a callback.
  • Prepare a resume and headshot, which will be retained by the audition team.

If you can not attend an Audition

  • Please prepare a video that shows two to three short selections totaling 90 seconds that showcases your technical, lyrical, and improvisational skill.
  • Remember that we need to see your showmanship in addition to your proficiency on your instrument. Let your personality shine through!
  • Please send video submissions to WilliamsburgAuditions@BuschGardens.com
  • Click here for additional information about video auditions.

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