RWS Entertainment Group
Long Island City, NY 11101
RWS Entertainment Group is seeking outgoing, motivated, and enthusiastic Costume Character Performers and Hosts with a strong desire to provide a memorable experience for guests at Hersheypark. Both characters and hosts will be creating performance-based (and socially distanced) outdoor meet and greet moments and appearances throughout the day at designated locations throughout the Park.
The following roles/positions are available:
COSTUME CHARACTER PERFORMERS to embody and animate the branded characters listed below. Must be physically expressive and able to communicate with guests nonverbally. Must be comfortable wearing a full body costume and interacting with children and families. Previous costume character or mascot experience a plus, but not required.
Confident. The natural leader of the gang. Friendly and considerate, always looking out for everyone else and happy to share the spotlight with friends. For safety reasons, performers from 5’8” to 6’0”+ are best for this costume.
Outgoing and full of energy. Constantly on the move. Definitely a bit of a “ham” and is frequently seen kidding around with the guests. For safety reasons, performers from 5’6” to 5’9” are best for this costume.
Short in stature but big on star quality. Always sweet to everyone and loves children the most. For safety reasons, performers from 4’10” to 5’2” are best for this costume.
HOSTS: Actors. Human guides who serve as a friendly and helpful liaison between the characters and the guests, giving “voice” to what the characters are unable to communicate verbally. This role involves answering guests’ questions and maintaining the character performers’ as well as the guests’ safety and wellbeing. Some scripted elements will be required. Must be comfortable interacting with children and families. Mask-wearing will be required.
NOTE: Hosts and character performers can be Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern/North African/South Asian, and/or white, as well as inclusive of all gender identities.
This contract will require performers and hosts to work six days per week/8 hours per day (with appropriate breaks).
Housing can be provided for those who are not local to Hershey, PA. Locals who reside in the Southeastern/Central PA region are encouraged to submit.
Pay Rate: $684/week.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Non-Union.
To submit for consideration:
Please fill out our online submission form linked blow. You will be contacted by email, if selected, to set up a Zoom appointment.