Howl-O-Scream Scare Actor (Virtual Audition)

SeaWorld San Diego

Howl-O-Scream Scare Actor Virtual Audition:

Howl-O-Scream Event – Seasonal Position

At SeaWorld, we’re passionate about caring for animals. In fact, we’ve already rescued over 40,000 animals (and counting!). And we can save you from being stuck in just another job. Join us 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. Apply today and play an important part on our incredible team!

Event Details:
SeaWorld San Diego’s Howl-O-Scream 2022
Dates: September 16th – October 31st
Every Evening, Thursdays through Sundays

What you get to do:
As a Howl-O-Scream Scare Actor (Performer II), you’ll take on a variety of responsibilities in helping create a lasting impact for guests at our Howl-O-Scream event. In this job you will:

  • Provide top notch quality performances and scares to our seasoned guests and first-time visitors.
  • Be part of an award-winning Scare-Event.
  • Opportunities to participate in employee only events such as ride nights and special event previews.
  • Opportunity to collaboratively work with the production team on the continued growth of the Howl-O-Scream event at SeaWorld San Diego.
  • Make lifelong friendships and be part of the SeaWorld Entertainment Community.

Scare Actor roles we’re seeking to fill:
•Haunted House Performers (some dialogue involved)
  • Stationary positions.
  • Physically active roles.
•Pathway Scare Performers
  • Roaming on prominent pathways and interacting with our guests.
•M.C./Event Host (scripted role)

In addition to the three (3) Haunted Houses from 2021 (Nightmare Experiment, Death Water Bayou, and Simon’s Slaughterhouse) we will be adding TWO (2) NEW HAUNTED HOUSES to the 2022 Event! Come join our team and help bring this ever-growing experience to life!

What it takes to succeed:
  • Have flexible availability every week Thursdays through Sundays, throughout the scheduled dates of the event.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Personable, animated, fun, and outgoing personality.
  • Previous guest experience in a high-volume capacity preferred.
  • Ability to openly accept performance feedback/critiques and adapt accordingly.
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions including extreme temperatures while maintaining a high-level of professionalism and performance skills.
  • Ability to work varying shifts and hours based on park operational schedule – i.e. ability to work opening and closing shifts, as well as after-hour rehearsals.
  • Consistently and expertly executes stage direction and show content as directed by Event and Show Producers and Entertainment Leadership.
  • Previous experience in Theme Park Entertainment, Dance, Theatre, or related field is preferred.
  • Able to work in an environment with atmospheric effects (fog, smoke, haze, mist, bubbles, snow, scents, etc.).
  • Able to positively interact with park guests and team members of all ages, ethnic/cultural backgrounds and/or languages, and individuals with special needs.
  • Have strong verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to stand, sit and/or walk for prolonged periods of time.
  • Position engages in the following physical activities: kneeling, squatting, bend floor-to-waist/waist-to-overhead, reach overhead, simple grasp and fine hand manipulation tasks.
  • Ability to stand, sit, kneel, crawl, lay down, and/or jump up repeatedly for the duration of your shift.
  • Position also engages in a variety of vocalizations such as: sudden screams, gasps, wails, vocal manipulation, etc.
  • Be flexible in work locations as placement will depend on business needs and career development opportunities.
  • Ability to openly accept performance feedback/critiques and adapt accordingly.
  • Being a team player is a must and the key to being successful as a Scare Squad Performer.

About the Virtual Audition:
Once you apply, you will be sent a link to your email to complete a Modern Hire Video Audition.

You will be asked to showcase your best scare, character improv, movement, and vocal charades.

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment, great teammates, and:
  • Free entry for yourself to all SeaWorld parks nationwide (except Discovery Cove).
  • Complimentary Park Tickets and Passes for friends and family.
  • Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise.

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! Apply today!

More Information

SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego, CA



17.00 per hour


8/14/2022 11:59 PM ET