Costumed Characters

About this Role

SeaWorld San Antonio is looking for personable, animated people with fun, outgoing personalities to bring Sesame Street® and Shamu® and Crew 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.
  • 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:
    • Spring (January - May)
    • Summer (May - September)
    • Halloween (September - October) 
    • Christmas (October - December)
  • Day & evening shifts are available, depending on park operating hours and performances schedules.
  • You must be at least 16 years old at the time of the audition.

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $8.66 

Prepare for the Audition

  • Please wear comfortable, athletic clothing that allows a full range of movement with athletic or jazz shoes (no jeans, please).
  • Please arrive early enough to stretch and warm up before the audition begins.
  • Costumed character auditions are based primarily on movement and physical coordination.
  • You will be asked to learn a simple dance combination and participate in improvisational exercises.
  • Prepare a resume and headshot, which will be retained by the audition team.
  • We are also looking for costumed character performers that can dance. Dancer auditions are held separately from general costumed character auditions and have different requirements. Please click here for more information.

Upcoming Auditions

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