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 excursions of our nearly 400-acre complex. Members of our team are entitled to many exclusive benefits, including:

  • FLEXIBLE work schedules
  • FREE Seminars & Workshops with Industry Professionals
  • FREE Professional Acting Classes
  • FREE Private Screenings of Universal Films
  • The OPPORTUNITY to Network with Colleagues & Alumni who are Entertainment Professionals
  • The OPPORTUNITY to excel in other High Profile Positions in the Company, e.g. Media Escort, VIP Guide, Special Events, etc.
  • 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 attend the OPEN CALL on Monday, April 9th between 1:00 – 4:00pm. Call backs will take place on Thursday, April 12th and formal interviews will be conducted the week of April 16 – 20, 2018. Candidates selected for employment will be invited to start on May 7th for three weeks of fun, intensive guide training. After that, you must be available at least three days a week, including one weekend day during the 2018 Peak Seasons. 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 and be prepared to attend the following:


Monday, April 9, 2018

1:00 – 4:00PM


Open Call will be at The Garland Hotel, 4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood 91602

Parking available on site for $12; Street Parking also available (be sure to read all posted street signs)

To register for the OPEN CALL, please visit

If you have any questions, please email and a casting representative will get back to you.

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About Universal

Entertainment is Universal
Universal was founded in 1912 by motion picture visionary Carl Laemmle, a German immigrant who had a dream of building a world of entertainment in Southern California. On March 15th, 1915 Mr. Laemmle’s dream was realized with the opening of Universal Studios Hollywood. On that day, Laemmle issued a press release that predicted not only the future of Universal Pictures but of the global entertainment company that would grow out of the movie studio.

“…just think what this would mean…to see the inner workings of the biggest moving picture plant in the wide, wide world. A whole city where everyone is engaged in the making of motion pictures, a fairyland where the craziest things in the world happen. A place to think about and talk about for the rest of your days!

From the very beginning, Laemmle invited the public on to the property to watch silent films being made. In 1964 the Universal Studio Tour formally opened, allowing visitors from around the world the rare opportunity to experience movie-making magic first hand. In the decades since the Studio Tour tram first drove visitors through the back lot, Universal Studios Hollywood has grown to become a world class destination.

Performers and behind the scenes personnel at Universal Studios Hollywood play a major role in bringing that magic to life for our guests; whether it’s doing a 50’ high fall on fire in Waterworld, teaching audiences the behind the scenes secrets of movie-making at Special Effects Stage or making a child’s dream of meeting their favorite animated character come true. Universal truly is the Entertainment Capital of LA!