Special Alert
Special Alert

Gumbeaux Character Openings

12th Night Gumbeaux Gator

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for actors and actresses to help bring ‘the big guy’ to life.

Gumbeaux Gator, our goodwill ambassador, is adored by many and we need you to help keep the tradition going. You’ll attend local events of every size, shape, and flavor while meeting people from around the world.


  • Performers must be outgoing, friendly, and enjoy working with the public.
  • Must have your own transportation to and from events.
  • Must be between 5"4" and 5"10" with a weight between 120 lbs and 155 lbs (to fit costume).
  • Age: 16+

Mascot training sessions will be provided. 

Apply in person at 1205 N. Lakeshore Drive.
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 12 PM only.
For questions, please call 337-436-9588. 



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