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Entertainment Performer
Opportunities

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for performers to join us at Lancashire's Favourite Farm, Mrs Dowsons Farm Park.


Mrs Dowsons Farm Park brings Dinosaurs to the farm this Summer with a brand new action-packed arena show containing stunts, dinosaurs, and special effects. We are looking for 4 energetic performers who can bring the dinosaurs to life. 

Actors will be paid £12 an hour including all breaks. We expect roughly 6 hours a day 5 days a week.

Mrs Dowsons Farm Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment

Position Requirements

 The current dates of the project are from the 21st of July until the 7th of August excluding Mondays and Tuesdays. The event could be extended until the 4th of September. We will know at least a month in advance if we are extending. Actors would need to be available for the first run entirely and 95% of the extension. 

Actors will need to be able to:

  • fall up to 10ft onto a crash mat

  •  run

  • carry up to 24kg on their back 

  • operate basic sound/lighting equipment (with training) 

  • Engage in heavy improvisation with 1000s of guests a day

  • Puppeteer the 5 Dowson Dinosaur puppets

  • learn up to 3 roles to performance quality 

  • Create lasting memories and photo opportunities

  • take part in up to 5 shows a day between 10am and 4pm 

  • Climb Ladders

Quite simply, you'll be working in our fast-moving, high-energy environment and we’re looking for a genuine smile plus an ability to connect with visitors and make them feel valued.

Position Attributes

To join us as an Entertainment Performer you’ll need to be confident in approaching and dealing with visitors. Friendly, courteous and helpful behaviour will come naturally to you and you’ll work well as part of a team or performing alone. Effective communication skills such as attentive listening, face-to-face verbal communication and eye contact are a must. You’ll also need to understand the importance of maintaining high-performance standards. The ability to maintain high energy levels whilst remaining in character for extended periods of time is essential. Finally, your appearance should be smart, clean and approachable.

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Job Type: Self Employed - Contract - Fixed Term

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Applications close on the 27th of may with auditions on the 11th of June

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