Busch Gardens are recruiting people to help make their Howl-O-Scream 2011 more frightfully fun than ever.

Lend your unique talents to their “Scare Squad,” or check out the many positions available behind the scenes. No experience necessary. You must be available evenings mid-September through October.

So if you think you've got what it takes to be a Howl-O-Scream Entertainer II and meet the following:

Basic Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to work from 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM on event nights and during some rehearsals
  • Previous performance experience is beneficial but not required
  • Many but not all positions require wearing make-up (provided by Busch Gardens). Some positions require wearing a mask (provided by Busch Gardens)
  • Costumes for characters will be provided by Busch Gardens and will remain the property of Busch Gardens
  • All applicants must attend a Howl-O-Scream audition to be considered
  • Must be available to work every night of the event
  • Must be able to perform assigned character for up to 2 hours at a time. Performance may include standing, walking or other strenuous physical activity.
  • Based on needs and availability some positions will not work every night of the event

Job Responsibilities
  • Creating characters to startle and scare guests at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
  • Consistantly performing the same scare repetitively throughout the night of the event (some scare positions may involve strenuous physical activity)
  • Being responsible for clocking in and out at the beginning and end of assigned shifts
  • Taking and implementing direction from persons of authority
  • Maintaining a tidy and safe work area
  • Working well with a diverse group of co-workers

You will need to fill out an online application prior to an audition. The form can be found here

Be sure to interview early... available positions will fill up quickly.

For more information and to see a video (NB not for the feint hearted )please go to Busch Garden Talents