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Kids in the Museum


Dinosaur Costume Operators & Dinosaur Guide/Handler Performers

Location: Columbia, Missouri

Employment Type: Contract 

Dinosaur Costume Operators

We are a dynamic entertainment company that specializes in providing realistic and exciting dinosaur performances for various events and occasions. We are currently seeking skilled and enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Dinosaur Costume Operators.

As a Dinosaur Costume Operator, you will be responsible for bringing our life-like dinosaur costumes to life by controlling their movements and actions. You will be the driving force behind creating an immersive and engaging experience for our clients and their guests.

The following are some of the essential requirements for this role:

  • Physical fitness: This role requires physical stamina and strength as you will need to wear the costume for extended periods of time while operating it. You should be able to lift heavy objects and have excellent coordination and balance.

  • Performance skills: You should have an interest in performing and entertaining people. Prior experience in acting, dance, or theatre is a plus.

  • Communication skills: You must be able to work in a team environment and follow instructions given to you by our directors and choreographers. Good communication skills are also essential in interacting with guests during performances.

  • Attention to detail: You should have a keen eye for detail to ensure that the dinosaur performance is as realistic and engaging as possible.

If you have the above qualities and are passionate about dinosaurs and entertainment, we would love to hear from you. We offer flexible schedules and competitive compensation packages.

Please submit your application with your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for this role. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dinosaur Guide / Handler Performer

We're excited to offer an opportunity for passionate individuals who love dinosaurs and have a flair for performance!

As a Dinosaur Guide/Handler Performer, you will play a critical role in educating and entertaining our customers about the world of dinosaurs. You'll be in charge of helping our dinosaur costume operators safely navigate event locations and lead our customers through a thrilling adventure in meeting hyper-realistic dinosaurs and playing a variety of hands on games and/or activities.


  • Perform in character as a dinosaur explorer leading parties with educational and fun information about dinosaurs 

  • Help guide our dinosaur costume operators and communicate with them to ensure they are safe with regards to their stamina, temperature in the suit, navigating terrain at events and getting into and out of company vehicles. 

  • Provide an exciting and safe experience for all event participants

  • Interact with customers, answer questions, and maintain a high level of customer service

  • Assist with the setup and breakdown of equipment and displays

  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment



  • Passion for dinosaurs and an eagerness to share that passion with others

  • Prior experience in performance or public speaking

  • Ability to maintain character for extended periods of time

  • Strong communication skills and an outgoing personality

  • Physically able to stand, walk, and perform for extended periods of time

  • Available to work after 5pm and on weekends 



  • Competitive compensation package

  • Flexible scheduling options

  • A fun and exciting work environment with a team of like-minded dinosaur enthusiasts

If you're ready to join our team and take customers on an unforgettable journey through time, we encourage you to apply for the position of Dinosaur Guide/Handler Performer.


To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you would be a great fit for this role. We look forward to hearing from you!

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