Right now York Dungeon are looking for competent Character Actors on a fixed term basis to support us during the upcoming summer period.
The York Dungeon is a 75-minute interactive theatrical tour where our guests are transported back in history and recounted tales of York’s murky past by one of our many infamous characters. You could therefore find yourself tackling the role of The Torturer, a warrior from Viking Age York, The Lord Chief Justice, Guy Fawkes, or even Margaret Clitherow, 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 until September 2022 to help with the upcoming summer period. You’ll need to be flexible with working hours and days, which will include weekdays, weekends and public holidays as the need arises. Working hours could also include some evenings, for special events such as our ‘Dungeon Lates’ experience.
To succeed in these rather unique roles, we'd like you to have:
Why join us?
By joining us, you’ll get the opportunity to really develop your skills by tackling some strong and really quite unique character roles, all in a fun and upbeat environment. We can also offer the following
Everyone Matters at Merlin.
At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters! Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.
If you have any questions or if you require any assistance, because of a disability or medical condition, please contact us by email at Midway.Recruitment@merlinentertainments.biz and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.