Organisation: Edinburgh Dungeon
Salary: £11.30 per hour
Location: Edinburgh City
OI PEASANTS! WE’RE RECRUITING…
Ever fancied being part of the scariest and funniest journey through Edinburgh’s most perilous past. We’re bringing together an outstanding cast of theatrical actors to help transport our guests back in history.
What we are looking for
A background in performance and character acting with some formal performance training
Very strong characterisation skills
Strong vocal ability (ideally with a Scottish accent, or the ability to portray one convincingly)
Someone able to learn scripts quickly and take direction
The ability to improvise and react to the public, but remain in character
Stamina and the ability to perform shows in quick succession, whilst maintaining a focused high-quality performance
The Edinburgh Dungeon is a 75-minute interactive theatrical tour where our guests are transported back in history and recounted tales of Edinburgh’s murky past by one of our many infamous characters. You could therefore find yourself taking on the role of the Judge, The Torturer, a member of Sawney Bean’s family, The ‘Foul Clenger’, Mary Queen of Scots, or even the ‘Witch Pricker’, amongst others.
Each character delivers a short, scripted show, which is crafted to be interactive so improvisation will also form a key part to your performance. As well as maintaining strong characterisation throughout each show, you’ll also be operating and controlling special effects during your performance, to enhance the whole experience.
At peak times, you’ll be performing shows every 8 to 10 minutes and as this is a dungeon after all, you’ll be working in dark, somewhat confined spaces.
These roles are seasonal offering a minimum of 10 guaranteed hours per week. You’ll need to be flexible with working hours and days. This role includes working both Saturday and Sunday, plus a Friday evening late shift every fortnight, for our special event ‘Dungeon Lates’ experience.
We welcome all applications, we do not cast based on ethnicity, identified gender, or body size.
What’s in it for you
Alongside the opportunity to inflict your unique personality on guests from across the nation, you’ll also receive:
Fortnightly pay at £11.30 per hour
25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants and 40% off LEGO online
Merlin Magic Pass – giving you free tickets to all our attractions worldwide for you, your family, and friends every year
Employee pricing up to 55% off cinema tickets
Application Deadline: Monday 07/08/2023