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Costume & Props Team

The Costume & Props Team is made up of talented costumers who dress and aid the cast of 200 performers each evening.

Applicants must be people-oriented problem solvers who can think on their feet. This team works collaboratively and interacts closely with the actors. They must be proficient sewing both by hand and with a machine, have basic painting, repairing, and fabricating skills, be able to lift at least 50 lbs., and have the ability to take initiative and work independently. Costumers are paid hourly.  All employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

In addition to filling out an application, be sure to bring your costume portfolio.

Interested in a different kind of role? Return to the overview page to explore other open Halloween Nights positions.

2022 Costume & Props Team Interviews
All costume & props team interviews are held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Eastern State Penitentiary unless otherwise specified. You do not need to make an appointment.

  • Saturday, July 16

Please fill out the Costume & Props Team Application focusing on the availability calendar. Please also bring your costume portfolio.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

ESPHS strongly believes in second chances and, as such, is committed to providing appropriate employment opportunities to those who have been incarcerated. As a condition of employment, all individuals who accept an employment offer must complete a criminal background check. Eastern State will review any criminal record and make appropriate employment decisions in accordance with applicable law and its policies.

Photo by Bob Watts.