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Fright Nights Haunted Attraction Cast Members - Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Other
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Fright Nights Haunted Attraction Cast Members
Deadline: September 7, 2014
Posted: August 26, 2014

Job Description / Duties

POSITION: Fright Nights Haunted Attraction Cast Members
WORKING CONDITIONS: FRIGHT NIGHTS (October 11- Nov 2); must be available to work evenings as late as 1am as required
WAGE & PAY GRADE: $10.64/hr.
DATE POSTED: July 3, 2014
INTERVIEWS: Interview Invites will be sent out from: September 7th-9th
1st Interviews: Thursday, September 11th & Wednesday, September 17th

OVERVIEW:

Fright Nights at the PNE is Western Canada’s Scariest Haunt; having multiple Haunted Houses and other attractions on-site in Playland. The PNE is hosting auditions for various roles for this year’s Fright Nights season— we are seeking Cast Members that have a passion for the Halloween events industry, acting and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) to help us scare the wits out of our Fright Nights guests!

The Haunted Attractions Cast Members of the Games Department will work under the direction of the Haunted Attractions Manager and will dress up in costume and act out an assigned role. Cast members will be provided with safety training, costume and make-up and they will work in compliance with all health and safety requirements as determined by WorkSafeBC, and all other applicable legislation and company policies.

Available Roles:

We are looking for talented energetic individuals to fill the following specific character roles inside and outside of their correlating themed attractions:
• Insane asylum committed patients’
• Experimental psychotic doctors
• Well known horror movie villains (male)
• Large intimidating demons
• High energy, menacing and creepy clowns
• Victorian undead family members
• Human form reptiles, insects and animals
• Deformed boogeymen
• Possessed dolls (ability to portray seemingly unnatural body movements an asset)
• Zombies (fast and slow moving)

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Cast-based role-play based on assigned scripts/character within the themes of the haunted houses.
• Provide an entertaining and safe Halloween experience to guests through an assigned role.
• Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture and body movement to inform or entertain guests.
• Learning lines/researching characters and rehearsing roles.
• Preparing for and attending auditions.
• Researching, reading material or undertaking activities to help prepare for a role.
• Discussing interpretation and delivery with other members of the team and the script writer.
• Possible involvement in dancing and singing.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Completion of Grade 11 by July 1, 2014 required.
• Current related acting/drama experience or education, including a high school drama program.
• Ability to wear a costume (including face mask, face paint, latex, silicon and/or make-up.)
• Ability to function both independently and in a team environment.
• Good knowledge of the Halloween Industry.
• Good communication skills.
• Ability to work in dark and confined spaces and spend a large part of the workday walking and standing.
• Ability to work extended hours and workweeks as required.
• Previous theatre background an asset.

Additional Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
• Position casting will be determined by the Haunted Attractions Management team based primarily on experience, team fit and the audition of the applicant.
• Training will take place between September 27th and October 1st (up to two training days are required).
• All attraction, inside and outside, roles require full availability throughout the entire event.
• On Call roles require availability at short notice and an ability to take on multiple characters throughout the event.

Applications for this position must be submitted via the PNE website by Sunday, September 7th 2014 at: www.pne.ca/jobs

Salary: $10.64/hr.

Contact Information


Applications for this position must be submitted via the PNE website by Sunday, September 7th 2014 at: www.pne.ca/jobs

Employer Profile

No single location in Vancouver captures the spirit and history of this city, its people and its many achievements as the Pacific National Exhibition.

Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE.

Today, the PNE is the largest employer of youth in British Columbia, the longest running and best attended annual ticketed event in BC and the site of hundreds of famous events - from a live performance from the Beatles to the historic Miracle Mile.

For the past ten decades the Pacific National Exhibition has showcased the best of Vancouver to the rest of Canada and the world.


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