We're Hiring at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Water Country USA Job Opportunities

Work some fun and excitement into your life!

Are you looking for a job that’s a lot more than just “a job”? Ready to experience incredible rewards while creating lasting memories for others? Want to give great service in a place that takes people’s breaths away? Get ready to experience a fast-paced, fun, one-of-a-kind job at Busch Gardens & Water Country USA!


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!

  • Howl-O-Scream Scare Actor

    NOW HIRING: Howl-O-Scream Scare Squad

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg has spine-chilling opportunities for enthusiastic performers, who are passionate about Halloween and love to scare, to add fun and scary excitement to our award-winning Howl-O-Scream event. As a Scare Squad character, you will join our Fear Family and be transformed by our world class makeup artists. Whether you walk like a zombie, cackle like a witch, or creep like a werewolf, we need YOU to fill our Howl-O-Scream haunts and scare zones. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this incredible event!


    • Applicants must be able to work long sets (multiple hours) doing repetitive movement and vocalizations

    • Applicants must be able to wear make-up and/or masks

    • Applicants must be comfortable working in dark conditions

    • Eperience is not required, just a passion for Halloween

    Positions now start at $15 an hour, plus a $500 sign-on bonus if you apply and audition by Aug. 14.


    Prepare for the Audition:

    • Auditions are every Thursday from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday from 12pm – 3pm at the Busch Gardens Entertainment Office

    • Scare Squad auditions take place in a group setting where you will be asked to create a mock Howl-O-Scream experience for our casting team

    • You will participate in improvisational and physicality exercises to demonstrate your vocal and physical stamina, startle ability, and scare tactics

    • Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in

    Apply Now

  • Busch Gardens Rider Operator

    We’re seeking friendly and energetic individuals to provide exceptional guest service in a variety of areas. Your positive attitude and can-do spirit will make all the difference as you help create positive, lasting memories for our guests. Qualified candidates will receive on-site job offers.


    Positions are now starting from $13 - $15.50 an hour, PLUS a $250 sign-on bonus and include opportunities for you to join us as:


    • Photography Specialist
    • Food Service (starting at $14/hr, plus $300 sign-on bonus)
    • Merchandise
    • Area Hosts/Hostesses
    • Ride Attendant
    • Shallow Water Lifeguards (starting at $14/hr, plus a 300 sign-on bonus)
    • Guest Arrival Cashiers (Water Country USA)
    • And more!


    The perks of the position:

    As part of the Busch Gardens & Water Country USA 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.

    • Tuition Assistance

    • Paid Time Off

    • GoodRX & Employee Assistance Program

  • Lifeguard at Water Country USA

    What it takes to succeed:

    • At least 15 years of age
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
    • Excellent multi-tasking abilities
    • Ability to train on and properly use protective gear
    • Ability to stand for entire shift
    • Comfortable working around water and animals
    • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
    • Previous guest service experience preferred
    • Basic math skills desired


    Join us during an in-person job fair to apply & interview. Qualified candidates will receive on-site job offers.
    Can't make the job fair? Apply online now using the links below!

    Apply Now for Busch Gardens
    Apply Now for Water Country USA

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  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Water Country USA are committed to the health and safety of our guests and team members. We have worked diligently with state and local health officials, outside consultants and attraction industry leaders to enhance our already strict health, safety and cleanliness standards. These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving industry standards and methodologies, public health and governmental directives, and advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19.