Entertainment Carpenter

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

$750.00 sign on bonus!

What you get to do:

  • Fabricating and installing structural, interior, and thematic projects of all types including, but not limited to, theatrical scenic and property, event kiosks (culinary and merchandise), Howl-O-Scream mazes, Christmas Town theming support, entertainment workspace Enhancement and park development projects.
  • Providing solution-based feedback in the development of new projects.
  • Creating detailed material, tool, and equipment lists for each project based on documentation and coordination.
  • Assisting the Supervisor in sourcing and estimating materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Assisting the Supervisor in developing fabrication timelines.
  • Maintaining a clean, safe, and positive working environment setting an example for your fellow team members.
  • Maintaining previously fabricated projects and equipment.
  • Assisting with installation, operation, strike, and storage of shows and events.
  • Acting as a “business owner” for your team; keeping cost benefit for all project’s needs in mind from concept to completion.
  • Continuing to pursue personal development of skills and capabilities for effective performance through ongoing training, project assistance and independent study of each field.
  • Demonstrating and encouraging a positive-attitude work environment.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by entertainment leadership.

What it takes to succeed:

  • High school and Trade/Vocational School required or equivalent 5 years work experience in carpentry required.
  • 5 years professional experience preferred.
  • Professional entertainment or theme park experience preferred.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in carpentry, fabrication, and custom wood working.
  • Must be able to interpret site plans, elevations, detail, 3D models, etc. to execute assigned project(s) to exacting detail to meet engineering and local permitting guidelines.
  • Must be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of fabrication materials, and provide feedback on the appropriate materials for each project’s unique needs.
  • Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing, data, and other service coordination with new construction.
  • Must be able to work on multiple ongoing projects seamlessly.
  • Must demonstrate safe work practices and knowledge of appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
  • Must be able to work professionally, responsibly, and courteously in a team environment.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally via phone, email, and radio.
  • Must be able to work at heights between 6 and 90 feet.
  • Must be able to stand, bend or kneel for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift, push and pull in excess of 80 pounds.
  • Must be comfortable working in both indoor and outdoor environments (dark/nighttime conditions, in/around water, in varying weather conditions).
  • Must be comfortable working in close proximity to animals.
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to maintain training certification(s) on all equipment required for this position (i.e. aerial lifts, fork lifts, CNC router, shop tools, etc.).
  • Must be available to work varying shifts or hours based on project needs (i.e. be able to work opening and closing shifts, as well as weekends and extended shifts due to show/event install, operation, or strike).
  • Must have a basic understanding of safe rigging practices.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays. Available to work overtime when required by supervisor or manager.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with industrial vehicles such as: aerial lifts, fork lift, scissor lift, flatbed trucks, CDL.
  • Ability to read and interpret theatrical lighting plots, scripts, concepts, and interpret creative concepts into final project(s).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook equal to business needs preferred.
  • Comfortable operating computers and control systems used in design and fabrication.

More Information

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA


Full Time Hourly

$17.00 per hour


8/30/2022 11:59 PM ET