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An Overview of Employment in Branson: What, Where, and How to Get a Job

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Welcome to the exciting city of Branson, Missouri, where you can find a career in a number of different industries! Whether you want to be on the stage or behind the scenes, Branson has the job for you.

What's it like to live in Branson?

  • Approximately 6,050 people live in Branson, according to 2000 US Census information.
  • Cost of living index for Branson/Springfield is 88.2 (MEAN = 100).
  • Median household income: $31,997 (year 2000).
  • Median house value: $123,900 (year 2000).

Where can I get a job?

There is so much to see and do in Branson, MO that the job opportunities are almost endless.  In a town of just over 6,000 people, it's a surprising fact that the city boasts 201 hotels and motels, 45 theaters, and 4 newspapers.  The leading employer in Branson is Herschend Family Entertainment with 2,300 employees.  Job-seekers have a number of options to choose from with Herschend Family Entertainment, including Silver Dollar City, Celebration City, White Water, and the Showboat Branson Belle.  Seasonal (3-, 6-, & 9-month positions), year-round, and entertainment options are available.  Silver Dollar City also has an internship program.  If you're not sure what job you would like, attend Silver Dollar City's job fair that occurs around late-winter/early-spring.  Healthcare is another strong field in Branson, with Skaggs Community Hospital being the 2nd leading employer with 804 employees.  Of course, retail is another option, with such employers as Tanger Factory Outlets, Factory Shoppes of America, and Factory Merchants Mall.  If you are an educator, be sure to apply with Branson R-IV Public Schools (the 4th leading Branson employer), or College of the Ozarks (8th leading employer). 

But what about theater jobs?

Branson is full of theaters boasting world-class singing, dancing, comedy, and entertainment of all kinds.  Certainly these talented performers appreciate the opportunity to showcase their talents while living in a laid-back community that has comfort and convenience.  Theaters in Branson each have their own hiring policies, and it is best to contact the individual theaters for requirements and audition schedules.  But don't think that you have to have a special stage talent to work in a Branson theater.  For example, the Shoji Tabuchi Theater has positions in all sorts of departments, such as Box Office, Gift Shop, Concession, Ushers, Maintenance, Parking, Lighting Department, Sound Department, Stage Department, and Wardrobe Department.  It takes a lot to make these theaters run, so there are almost always jobs in a variety of settings.

No matter your talent, background, skills, or experience, Branson, Missouri has so much to offer that you're bound to find a great career in this great city!

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Huma Stuma Sunalada - Kubachastan
Showboat Branson Belle
Dinner was pretty good. Christsmas show was good but most of all the ventriloquist was the best we laughed so much. Still on the ride home to st. Louis talked about dogs and ventriloquist and just started to laugh out loud.
Ronald & Suzanne Emmenegger - Fenton, MO
Showboat Branson Belle Lunch & Dinner Cruises
The food was fabulous and the entertainment was delightful. We had a fantatastic time and would do it again without any hesitation.
Kim Aoun - Hutchinson, KS
Showboat Branson Belle Lunch & Dinner Cruises
It was fun but dinner felt very rushed! We were expecting to see the show first and then dinner, and eating at 4:00 is very early for us - but overall it was a nice experience. We enjoyed the MC, the music and the aroebics very much, The only regret is that it was so rushed. It would have been nicer to take just a leisurely cruise then watch a show and then have dinner to finish it off.
Linda Knisley - DeSoto, Missouri

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