Vancouver Horror Nights - Scare Actors & Makeup Artists Needed

Vancouver Horror Nights - Scare Actors & Makeup Artists Needed
Job Title: Scare Actors & Makeup Artists
Category: Entertainment, Leisure, Sports & Tourism, Makeup / Makeup Effects / Hair

Vancouver Horror Nights Entertainment Inc.(“VHN”) is a Hollywood-level haunted attraction that operates at Coquitlam Centre throughout October. Our custom-built sets, theatrical storytelling, and special effects set us a part as a must-see attraction in Vancouver. We’re an energetic, young, and passionate group of exceptional talent that all comes together for an amazing production each year. Referred to as the Universal Studios of Vancouver by Bell Media, our people is what makes the magic happen. Every role is a staring role. At VHN, you’ll be valued every day and expected to deliver a magical guest experience.

Hiring more than 300 people for the Halloween season, VHN is one of BC’s top seasonal employers.

Job Description

***YOU MUST BOOK AN AUDITION AT SIGNUP.COM***

Vancouver Horror Nights is back for our third year and at a brand new, much larger, more convenient, location. We’re adding more scares, props, FX, haunts, costumes, new games to play between experiences, expanded food, beverage and merchandise areas and we are enhancing our daytime, family friendly event. But to make all this happen we need your fresh, life essence to fuel all these nightmares.

Our new home is at Coquitlam Centre mall with ample parking and conveniently across from the Lincoln Evergreen Line (Skytrain) Station.

This season we are open to the public from Thursday, October 6 till Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Being a Scare Actor isn’t all spooks and frights, it can and will be very physically, emotionally and mentally demanding & exhausting work. But once you find that “sweet spot” that every role and position offers, it can be very rewarding and of course, a ton of fun getting paid to scare strangers!

We offer a variety of Scare Actor opportunities no matter what your level of experience with a sliding scale of pay based on the complexity and demands of each position and role. We will have both part-time and full-time positions available and offer overtime for shifts lasting longer than 8 hours.

Part-time applicants will need to ensure they are available Thursday to Sunday for our high volume periods. Full-time applicants should be available 7 days a week. As we are an attraction that most people prefer to attend at night, Scare Actors should be prepared for the possibility of working past midnight.

All Scare Actors must be available for the following training dates:

Saturday September 24, 2022 – All Day

Saturday October 1 & Sunday October 2, 2022 – All Day

Monday October 3, 2022 – Afternoon Into The Evening

Wednesday October 5, 2022 – Afternoon Into the Evening

*Actors may also be called in for costume fittings and/or make-up trials during the week of September 25th

If we haven’t scared you away and you are interested in booking an audition, please go to: https://signup.com/go/TeoZirE

Auditions will be held all day Saturday & Sunday September 3 & 4th, and then the evenings of Wednesday September 7 and Friday September 9th.

For a complete listing of all available job opportunities and positions please visit our careers page at: https://careers.vancouverhorrornights.com/jobs/Careers

Requirements:

Scare Actors should be prepared to work under the following conditions:

Repeating the same scare over and over and over and…

Stick to the script

Improv, only if instructed

Lying down, crouching, hiding or standing for long periods

Repeat exposure to loud noises, FX

Assist in emergency situations

Offer first aid – if trained and designated a first responder

Assist guests in evacuating the maze and directing them to a point of safety

Being a Fire Warden (training will be provided)

Wearing a mask or costume piece that may partially obstruct vision and/or hearing

Exposure to synthetic fog, lightning, strobe, laser and/or scent FX

Listening to the same audio track/sound FX all shift

Able to deal with obnoxious, rude, intoxicated, high guests

Wear make-up prosthetics

Wear a snug fitting silicone mask

Remain motionless for short periods

Although unintentional, a frightened guest may lunge or strike out at you

Be alone in the dark

Wear a wig and/or headpiece

Use radios to communicate with security

Other requirements as it relates to the role/haunt/guest experience

Additionally, Scare Actors are expected to:

Arrive on time

Be prepared to stay past your scheduled shift end time if needed

Treat their costumes, make-up, props, accessories and any other items assigned to their role, with the utmost care and respect

Have a reliable method of transportation

Take direction

Be flexible if required to swap roles as needed

Be discreet and not discuss any of the tricks, secrets or elements of the haunts with family, friends or post on social media

All staff, not just Scare Actors are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

If we haven’t scared you away and you are interested in booking an audition, please go to: https://signup.com/go/TeoZirE

Auditions will be held all day Saturday & Sunday September 3 & 4th, and then the evenings of Wednesday September 7 and Friday September 9th.

For a complete listing of all available job opportunities and positions please visit our careers page at: https://careers.vancouverhorrornights.com/jobs/Careers

Perks:

Invite your friends and family to our dress rehearsal night

Complimentary tickets to our attractions

Employee discount at the Zombie Bar & Cafe

Employee discount at Macabre Merchandise

Overtime pay

Invitation to year round company events

***YOU MUST BOOK AN AUDITION AT SIGNUP.COM***

If you have any questions, please contact zackary.hawkins@newimage.ca.

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