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Various Roles | Halloween Nights

We're hiring all kinds of people for the nation’s premier Halloween event — Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary — and are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion where staff of varying backgrounds can thrive.

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary features a variety of attractions and experiences including haunted houses, historic tours, museum exhibits, themed bars and lounges, live performances, and more! All proceeds from Halloween Nights support the preservation and interpretation of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark.

Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary runs select nights from September 22 through November 11, 2023 and employs a variety of people to fill more than 200 positions. Available positions include actors, dancers, singers, circus and specialty performers, retail staff, line control staff, parking attendants, costumers, makeup artists, educators, tech crew and more. These jobs are demanding but FUN! Pay starts at $16.00 per hour and more for management positions. All staff must be 18 years old or older and must successfully complete a background check. 

Now Hiring - Tech Crew: We are now accepting Tech Crew resumes for the 2023 season! We are hiring Build Crew (Start ASAP to September 24) and Show Techs (Approx. September 7 to November 24). Pay for Tech Crew starts at $18/hour. Positions will be filled on a first come, first-considered basis. Resumes will be accepted through June 27, 2023. Learn More >

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