• Fright Nights Actors

    Job ID 2019-1131
    Seasonal Frontline- Fair, Playland, Fright Nights
  • Job Description

    Fright Nights: October 1 - 31

    Must be available until 1 AM for all 20 operational Fright Nights evenings

    Wage & Pay Grade: $15.00/hour (PG 67A) plus 5% in lieu of benefits and vacation

    Date Posted: July 26, 2019


    Who we are…

    The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 108 year old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of $54 million dollars and generates revenue through three activity streams:  the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 750,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights,  year-round events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events.  The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and being the best we can be.

    At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution.  With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees or the community.

    We are looking for a talented individual to join our PNE Themed Attractions Team to help us scare the wits out of our Fright Nights guests! The Haunted Attractions Cast Members of the Themed Attractions 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.


    Why join our Team?

    • Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
    • Flexible work environment
    • Health and wellness employee events – put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening out with your favorite colleagues
    • Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
    • Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
    • On-site fitness center
    • Competitive compensation package
    • Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships

    What will you do this year?

    In your role as a Haunted Attractions Cast Member, your primary accountabilities will be to:

    • Cast-based role-play based on assigned scripts/character within the themes of the haunted houses.
    • Provide an entertaining and safe 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.

    Available Roles:

    We are looking for talented energetic individuals to fill the following positions and specific character roles inside and outside of their correlating themed attractions:

    • Front of House (Guest Services)
    • 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)


    What else?

    • Completion of Grade 11 by August 1, 2019 required
    • 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
    • Current acting/drama experience or education, including a high school drama program is considered an asset
    • Previous theatre background an asset 
    • Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.


    Who are you?

    • Talented performer
    • Passionate
    • Proactive
    • Committed


    Where and when to APPLY?

    Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled.


    Preference will be given to candidates who submit their resume/cover letter before Sunday, September 15, 2019. We look forward to hearing from you!




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