Float Driver

Sesame Place San Diego

Parade Float Driver

We’re seeking enthusiastic, dedicated, and hard-working individuals in a wide variety of roles. Join us and help bring joy, excitement, and lasting memories to people from around the world, and play an important part on our incredible opening team of Sesame Place ambassadors!
As a Parade Float Driver, you will:
Act as the operator and technician for assigned parade float both during parade and behind the scenes. Responsible for the safe operation and maneuvering of parade floats along the parade route, as well as into and out of storage. Float drivers are responsible for being continuously alert during operation to maintain the highest level of safety and will be required to safely manipulate vehicles around obstacles and people. Drivers are responsible for performing moves and operating all float equipment including theatrical effects within parade script and blocking.

What you get to do:
  • Safely operate and maneuver float vehicles weighing up to 16,500lbs.
  • Responsible for the safe driving of parade floats along parade route as well as into and out of storage.
  • Perform start of day of checks on parade floats as well as maintain logging on vehicle and technical element performance.
  • Duties include, but are not limited to, towing of other float units; driving backstage and onstage; loading and unloading of characters; and assisting with props and Technical Systems readiness.
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines, procedures, and pre-determined routes and cues.
  • Assists in the startup and preparation of all floats including but not limited to cleaning, effect preparation, set props.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • Operate technical equipment such as on-board show control, communications, Audio, Lighting, Video and Special Effects. Including operation of theatrical effects and float to music.
  • Consistently demonstrates courteous and professional behavior in all work aspects with all ambassadors and guests.
  • Maintains a professional appearance that meets grooming standards
  • Perform and complete assigned tasks from management as needed
  • Consistently practice safe work habits including the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), lifting, and reporting unsafe situations

What it takes to succeed

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 pounds required.
  • Strong communication skills; positive attitude, team player; multi-tasking skills, collaboration skills
  • Be willing to comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards.
  • Ability to successfully complete all legal, company and department training requirements to include but not limited to passing required tests and certifications within established timelines
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license with no major infractions and the ability to obtain a SEA parks driver’s permit.
  • Experience operating heavy machinery (forklifts, man lifts, pickup trucks, box trucks) strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to react quickly to both aural and visual directions.
  • Must be comfortable working in tight spaces and in close proximity to other people.
  • Must be comfortable utilizing all required PPE including but not limited to dual ear over the ear hearing protection.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, and work for prolonged periods of time in extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekdays, weekends, evenings, overnights and holidays
  • 6 months theater or live show experience in an operational capacity preferred.

The perks of the position:

As part of the Sesame Place and 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.

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!

More Information

Sesame Place San Diego

Chula Vista, CA


Part Time

$17.00 per hour


8/24/2022 11:59 PM ET