Looking for Scare Actor!

Vancouver Horror Nights

Contract, Full Time, Part Time, Temporary
Port Coquitlam
Posted 10 months ago
Urgently hiring
Vancouver Horror Nights
Port Coquitlam, BC
$18 an hour  Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract


After reading, in full, our posting below, click the link at the bottom of the screen to be taken to our audition signup page.

About Us

The Giggle Dam Dinner theatre operates Vancouver Horror Nights. For over 20 years the cast of the Giggle Dam has entertained the greater Vancouver area with our 5 seasonal musical comedy shows. This year, the Giggle Dam presents its second annual Haunted House.

Job Description

Vancouver Horror Nights is seeking talented “scare experts” for its 2021 haunted house attraction. This is our second year in operation. Haunt acting is 1/3 losing yourself, 1/3 mascot, and 1/3 performance art. We’re looking for energetic people who want to work in a fun, open atmosphere are the most successful at doing this. Artists, musicians, drama kids, weirdos, horror fanatics also fit in nicely but you must be self starting and motivated. Ain’t no such thing as a halfway monster right?

Applicants must audition for monster roles. These jobs require wearing costumes and make up or masks. The actors/actresses’ main responsibility is to scare and entertain guests in the haunted events but there is no physical contact with our guests. We also respect social distancing, but still aim to get the classic technical scare.


All cast who attend each production days, all training sessions, and assist with teardown prior to the cast party will be given a generous, retroactive wage upgrade bonus at the conclusion of the haunted house.

A Day In The After-Life Of A Scare Actor

  • Monsters like to sleep late, so their day starts at 4pm (less daylight left)
  • From 4 to 5:45 it’s into costume and make-up and a lot of “hurry up and wait”
  • 6pm the Haunt is opened to public
  • Every creature will be relieved by another scare actor for a 30min break
  • 10:45pm the last timeslot for hapless victims to enter the maze
  • 11pm-ish till 11:30pm-ish, we toss out the pieces of the last few bodies
  • From close till midnight it’s out of costume and back to the mundane


No experience necessary, but would be an asset — we provide great training at our Scare School weekend.

  • You must be at least 16 years old to apply
  • You will be required to present proof of vaccination with either your vaccine passport or vaccine card along with you valid government issued photo ID
  • You must have reliable transportation to – Port Coquitlam (The closest Skytrain station is Coquitlam Centre and there is a bus that stops outside our location) –
  • Positive and energetic attitude
  • Fulltime performers are required for every night of operation in October (visit our website vancouverhorrornight.com to see our calendar)
  • Part-time performers are required at minimum for every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in October, plus be on-call up to 24hours prior to a possible shift
  • All shifts will be from 4pm to Midnight during the run
  • All cast are required for September 25&26 for costume fittings, makeup trials and Scare School
  • All cast are required for September 28 which is our Friends, Family and Media Preview
  • Scare acting is super fun and very satisfying but it can also be very physically and mentally draining. You will be asking your body, your voice, your brain and your imagination to do things it normally doesn’t get to do – be prepared for the challenges that come with that


  • Competitive wages
  • Opportunity to earn a sweet bonus and possible OT
  • Exclusive invitation access for friends and family to our preview event
  • 2 complimentary passes to give away to anyone who couldn’t make the preview
  • Discount on concession items
  • Fun and freaky employers
  • Some pretty wicked memories of getting paid to scare people that one time

Ready to signup?

Go to : https://signup.com/go/jvyGRVO to book an audition time slot. Auditions are in 30min increments in groups 5. No headshot or resume required, but appreciated. Arrive at least 15min early as we have an information and waiver packet for you to review and sign.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal

Salary: From $18.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay


  • Discounted or free food


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Along with regular cleaning, cast will be required to present proof of vaccination with either a vaccine passport or vaccine card along with a valid government issued photo ID. All guests will be required to present the same information prior to entry.

Shift availability:

  • Night Shift (preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (preferred)

Job Features

Job CategoryFilm & TV

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