Eastern State Penitentiary
We're hiring all kinds of people for Terror Behind the Walls!

Terror Behind the Walls, consistently ranked among the top haunted houses in the nation, runs select nights September through November and employs a variety of people to fill over 200 seasonal positions each year. Available positions include actors, makeup artists, box office and retail staff, event staff, and more.


These jobs are demanding but FUN. Many employees return year after year to join our Scream Team! Pay starts at $8.50 per hour, and more for management positions.

All staff must be 18 years old or older and must pass a background check. Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

All auditions/interviews are held at Eastern State Penitentiary. You do not need to make an appointment. You should, however, fill out an application in advance and bring it with you to the audition or interview of your choosing.

These are the categories of currently available positions at Terror Behind the Walls:

Acting Roles
Applicants must audition for acting roles. These jobs require wearing costumes and special FX makeup provided by TBTW. An actor’s main responsibility is to scare and entertain visitors in the haunted house. You do not need to prepare a monologue; just come, have fun, and give us your best scream! No experience necessary.
Learn more at http://www.easternstate.org/halloween/acting-roles

Box Office / Retail / Event Staff
Applicants must interview for these roles. Positions include box office and retail staff, event staff, and ticket handlers. These positions require a lot of customer interaction. A positive attitude and a commitment to exceptional customer service are required. Most of these jobs do not require wearing a costume or makeup, just a uniform.
Learn more at http://www.easternstate.org/halloween/event-staff

Special FX Makeup Team
Applicants must interview for these positions. This elite team prepares the cast of more than 200 performers each show night. Lots of energy and special effects makeup experience are required.
Learn more at http://www.easternstate.org/halloween/special-fx-makeup-team-positions

Job Application Instructions:

Auditions / Interviews will soon be held for all positions!

For audition/interview dates, job descriptions, and required paperwork, visit easternstate.org/jobs. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Roles are filled on a first come, first considered basis - the earlier you audition/interview, the better chance you have at being selected.

It is important that you visit the website and read all information carefully. Each of the following pages contains DIFFERENT information about interview or audition dates, paperwork, and required skills.

Remember to fill out your application before you arrive to interview or audition! Not only will you save the hiring managers time, but you will also be placed ahead of applicants who haven’t completed an application in advance. Applications can be downloaded from the pages listed above.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Contact Information:

Contact: Terror Behind the Walls
Eastern State Penitentiary
22nd & Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, United States 19130
WWW: http://www.easternstate.org/halloween

Jobs:

Terror Behind the Walls - Auditions Aug 9th and 10th
We're hiring all kinds of people for TBTW! Terror Behind the Walls, consistently ranked among the top haunted houses in the nation, runs select nights...
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posted on: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 by Eastern State Penitentiary
Terror Behind the Walls - Box Office / Retail / Event Staff / Special Events Team
Terror Behind the Walls (TBTW) is a nationally ranked attraction that prides itself not only on its entertainment value but also on its exceptional customer...
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posted on: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 by Eastern State Penitentiary
Terror Behind the Walls - Special FX Makeup Team
It takes an elite team of 14 makeup artists about three hours to prepare a cast of more than 200 performers each evening. Applicants must be able to manage...
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posted on: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 by Eastern State Penitentiary