Join our fun and professional team in our effort to save the natural world this Summer!
Can you bring a roaring, chomping, blinking, running, growling dinosaur to life?
How about unveiling California Tales with native California animals?
Be a part of the team that performs for over 50,000 people this summer at the Santa Barbara Zoo in our one-of-a-kind stage shows.Â
California Tales is a puppet show in the style of Disneys Finding Nemo stage show, a Bunraku/Muppets style of puppetry where the audience can see the performers along with the puppets. ÂCalifornia Tales teaches kids about animals using folk tales from California and around the world. ÂHow to Train Your Dinosaurs features state-of-the-art dinosaur puppets and explores what zoo keepers do behind-the-scenes at the zoo to care for rare and exotic creatures.The Character Performer will perform on stage as part of the cast of our Dino show, How to Train your Dinosaurs, and as a Grizzly Bear in California Tales. The stage show is family-friendly, 15-minute lively presentation with human hosts and character performers. The character performer will perform inside an amazing, one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art Dinosaur costume and/or Grizzly Bear costume designed by a world-class Hollywood special effects studio. Will represent the Santa Barbara Zoos wholesome, family-friendly brand on stage before large numbers of people and on occasional appearances in the community. Must be comfortable approaching guests and initiating conversations.
Requirements:ÂMust be at least 18 years oldT-Rex costume requires applicant to be at least 510 and able to carry a 75-pound backpack device for at least 20 minutes at a time. Applicant must be comfortable with tight spaces and wearing such a costume. Stage, dance, gymnastic and/or athletic experience a plus!
Outgoing personality with positive attitude and excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
Must be willing to undergo acting training and rehearsal, and follow instructions from Director. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, and manipulate basic tools.
Schedule:ÂMust be available weekends and weekdays, any time between 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Some holidays, school breaks, and some evenings for scheduled events, through Memorial day weekend.
Compensation: $12.00 per hourÂ
To apply, go to: https://sbzoo.careerplug.com/j/03lkff