Costume Character Performer/ Character Greeter

Sesame Place Philadelphia

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$500 at 30 days
$500 after September 5th

Join us at Sesame Place and help bring joy, excitement, and lasting memories to people from around the world. We’re seeking enthusiastic, dedicated, and hard-working individuals in a wide variety of roles. Come and play an important part on our incredible team today!

What you get to do:
As a Performer I in Entertainment, you will bring iconic characters to life while also bringing joy and laughter to the lives of others. Performer I’s will also have out-of-costume responsibilities, such as escorting the characters during scheduled character walks, maintain cleanliness in all venues, etc. You will:
  • Provide exemplary service to guests and team members
  • Host shows in all theaters, encourage audience participation, ensure both guest and team member safety
  • Perform in parade and character walks both in and out of character costumes
  • Escort costume characters during walks
  • Develop skills/knowledge to maintain excellent quality show/appearance
  • Accept and adapt to performance feedback and critiques
  • Assist those in character costumes with dressing and undressing
  • Work with cast/crew and management to maintain the integrity of the show
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with Ambassadors, Vendors and our Guests
  • Maintain cleanliness, crowd control and guest safety in all venues

What it takes to succeed:
  • At least 15 years of age
  • Demonstrate ability to perform in casted role during the audition process
  • A passion for customer service
  • Excellent multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Active listener with the ability to anticipate guests’ needs
  • Flexibility to perform varied duties
  • Background in dance, theatre or athletics preferred

What else is important:
  • Ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 50 lbs
  • Position engages in extensive walking and standing throughout entire work shift
  • Perform the following physical activities: kneeling, squatting, bend floor-to waist/waist-to-overhead, reach overhead, simple grasp and fine hand manipulation tasks (use of tools/keyboard/writing)
  • Perform cleaning duties; including use of cleaning chemicals
  • Willingness to comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors, in varying weather, to include extreme heat (both in and out of costume)
  • Flexible, consistent availability (including nights, weekends and holidays) and adhere to our 2022 Holiday and Availability agreement.
  • Consistently practice safe work habits including the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and reporting unsafe situations
  • All ambassadors who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times during their shift
  • Ability to successfully complete all legal, company and department training requirements within established timelines

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment, and great teammates, as well as:
  • FREE park admission
  • Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
  • Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.
  • Exclusive employee events and giveaways
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • SEPTA has an exclusive bus stop for Sesame Place Ambassadors on Route 14

Join the team!
If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!

Open Auditions!
Date: June 5, 2022
Where: Sesame Place Administration Building
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm - Auditions start promptly at 9:00am so please plan on being there 10-15 minutes in advance

Prepare for the Audition
  • You will be taught a brief dance combination at the audition. Please arrive on time to learn and perform it for the audition team.
  • Auditioning can be a lengthy process; you may be asked to stay for an interview.
  • 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.
  • Prepare a resume and headshot, which will be retained by the audition team.
  • All positions require ambassadors to perform in character costumes
  • You must be able to perform in extreme temperatures, including summer weather.
  • You must be able to stand for long periods of time.

This position is currently paid at a premium seasonal rate of $13.00 per hour through 9/5/2022.

More Information

Sesame Place Philadelphia

Langhorne, PA


Part Time

$13.00 per hour