Upcoming Auditions

 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD IS CURRENTLY SEEKING:

SPECIAL EFFECTS STAGE HOSTS 1 & 2

UNIVERSAL PLAZA HOSTS

DONKEY PUPPETEERS

CARTOON CHARACTERS

AND

STUDIO TOUR GUIDES

 


 

NOW CASTING:

SPECIAL EFFECTS STAGE HOSTS 1 & 2

Universal Studios Hollywood is currently seeking energetic performers to perform as hosts at the Special Effects Stage.

Monday, May 11th 2015.

Where: Universal Hilton Ballrooms

Special Effects Stage: Actors

  • Host 1: Personable and witty. Prefers the analog world to the digital one. In his/her opinion, the best things in life stand the test of time.
  • Host 2: Likeable “hipster”, connected, wired, but not trendy or hip. Socially networked organically, as a natural extension of his/her persona, not obtrusively or obnoxiously. In his/her opinion the best things in life are cutting edge.

Notes:

  • A current headshot and resume is preferred.
  • Sides will be provided at the audition.
  • Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, May 12th. All candidates must be able to attend callbacks to be eligible.

All auditions are by appointment only. Please click the link below to book your audition appointment now!

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All performers hired for these positions will be covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA).

      • A parking pass will be provided upon sign-up. Please bring your parking pass to receive complimentary parking.
      • Must be 18+ years old to audition.
      • Universal Studios Hollywood is an equal opportunity employer.

 

NOW CASTING:

UNIVERSAL PLAZA HOST

Universal Studios Hollywood is currently seeking energetic performers to portray our Universal Plaza Host.

Monday, May 11th 2015

Where: Universal Hilton Ballrooms

Universal Plaza Host (Male and Female):

The Universal Plaza Host role requires acting and improvisational skills. Should have strong stage presence; audience participation experience a plus.

  • Plaza Host: Young and hip with an urban look. Can easily rally up a large crowd. Knowledge of music, cars and DJing a plus. High energy.

Notes:

  • A current headshot and resume is preferred.
  • Sides will be provided at the audition.
  • Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, May 12th. All candidates must be able to attend callbacks to be eligible.

All auditions are by appointment only. Please click the link below to book your audition appointment now!

scheduleappt

All performers hired for these positions will be covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA).

      • A parking pass will be provided upon sign-up. Please bring your parking pass to receive complimentary parking.
      • Must be 18+ years old to audition.
      • Universal Studios Hollywood is an equal opportunity employer.

 

NOW CASTING:

DONKEY PUPPETEERS

Universal Studios Hollywood is currently seeking energetic performers who are able to impersonate Donkey’s voice from the famous Shrek movies.

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

Where: Universal Hilton Ballrooms

Donkey Puppeteers:

  • Seeking individuals who are able to impersonate Donkey’s voice from the famous Shrek movies. Must be able to sustain the voice of Donkey for extended periods of time while also operating a puppet.
  • Role requires a high level of guest interaction. Improv experience preferred.
  • A current headshot and resume is preferred.
Shrek © 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved

 

All auditions are by appointment only. Please click the link below to book your audition appointment now!

scheduleappt

All performers hired for these positions will be covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA).

    • A parking pass will be provided upon sign-up. Please bring your parking pass to receive complimentary parking.
    • Must be 18+ years old to audition.
    • Universal Studios Hollywood is an equal opportunity employer.

 

NOW CASTING:

CARTOON CHARACTERS

Universal Studios Hollywood is currently seeking energetic male and female costumed characters in specific height ranges.

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

Where: Universal Hilton Ballrooms

Cartoon Characters (Male and Female):

  • Seeking individuals in the following height ranges who enjoy entertaining and interacting with park guest of all ages:
    • 4’5″-5’2″
    • 6’0″-6’2″
    • 6’4″-6’6″
  • Job requires physical exertion and working in a full body costume with restricted movement.
  • Must be able to carry up to 35lbs, distributed in the upper body, for a sustained period of time.
  • Please come dressed to move.
  • A current headshot and resume is preferred.
  • Performances are outdoors, on concrete, approximately 6 times per day.

All auditions are by appointment only. Please click the link below to book your audition appointment now!

scheduleappt

All performers hired for these positions will be covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA).

    • A parking pass will be provided upon sign-up. Please bring your parking pass to receive complimentary parking.
    • Must be 18+ years old to audition.
    • Universal Studios Hollywood is an equal opportunity employer.

 

NOW CASTING:

WORLD-FAMOUS

UNIVERSAL STUDIO GUIDES

ENGLISH, BILINGUAL SPANISH & BILINGUAL MANDARIN

 

You now have the opportunity to join NBCUniversal, one of the world’s largest media companies, as part of our premier guide staff at Universal Studios!  As the star of our Studio Tour, you’ll lead behind-the-scenes tours of our nearly 400-acre complex.  The Studio Guide position, when used as a stepping stone for career advancement, gives you a chance to reach for the stars.  With your commitment to the Entertainment Industry, you could become one of Hollywood’s next big names.  Many of today’s Industry leaders began their careers as Universal Studio Guides.

Members of our team are entitled to many exclusive benefits, including:

  • FLEXIBLE Work Schedules
  • FREE Seminars and Workshops with Leading Industry Professionals
  • FREE Professional Acting Classes
  • FREE Industry-Renowned Annual Actors Showcase
  • The Studio Guide JOB PLACEMENT PROGRAM
  • The OPPORTUNITY to Network with Colleagues who are Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders, and Alumni who already are
  • The OPPORTUNITY to excel in other High Profile Positions in the Company, e.g. Media Escort, VIP Guide, Special Events, etc.
  • FREE Private Screenings of Universal Films
  • DISCOUNTS on merchandise, food, travel, electronics, media, and much more

Please note: We are extremely selective in the casting of our Studio Guides. In order to be considered, you must have ALL of the following qualifications: 

  • A Performance and/or Public Speaking Background
  • Poise/Stage Presence
  • Enthusiastic, Friendly, Outgoing Personality
  • Mature Attitude/Self Confidence
  • Television/Film Knowledge
  • Excellent Speaking Voice
  • Exceptionally Well-Groomed Appearance
  • Charismatic Live Television Camera Presence
  • At least 18 years old

To be considered for employment, you must be available for a series of auditions on May 6th, final interview sessions the week of May 11th and full-time starting May 26th for three weeks of fun, intensive training.  After that, you must be available at least three days a week, including one weekend day.  Please note that your availability to work will guarantee the maximum number of shifts.  All Studio Guide positions are cast initially on a seasonal basis.  Year-round positions are based on seniority.

If you would like a shot at becoming a member of our celebrated team, please bring your performance and/or business resume to our:

OPEN CALL

Monday, May 4th

2:00PM – 4:00PM

Open call will be in the Universal Studios VIP Lounge, located at the main entrance of the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. Please tell the parking attendant you are there for the Open Call. EOE