Actors wanted

About the company
We are The Amsterdam Dungeon and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments! Could you play the role of an angry Judge, Soul Merchant, or even Torturer? How do you feel about joining a large cast of talented actors at The Amsterdam Dungeon. We deliver a unique and exciting walkthrough experience with special effects and outstanding theming. An experience you can see, hear, touch, smell (ouch) and feel. The dark history of Amsterdam is brought to life during +/-80 SCARY FUN minutes. But we are just one site! Merlin Entertainments strives to deliver memorable experiences for each of its 46 million guests worldwide, with excellent service in innovating attractions.

Job content
Are you great at performing scripts and character acting? Do you have a good knowledge of voice control and taking direction to deliver consistent high standard shows? Have you got performance skills that could be utilized to create memorable experiences for our guests? The Amsterdam Dungeon is looking for talented actors to join its, fast-paced, dynamic and dedicated Performance Team. With stunning sets and costumes to match, we pride ourselves on giving our guests a truly memorable experience and it’s our actors who really bring The Amsterdam Dungeon to life! Can you work with both English and Dutch scripts and are you happy to scare people off their feet? Then this is possibly the perfect job for you! In almost every show you act solo but all shows together with each there own part of history make the complete and unforgettable experience for our guests from all over the world.

We ask

  • Demonstrable experience of working to a high standard within an Entertainments or Performance setting
  • Educated in Acting, Performance, Performing Arts, Theatre or similar
  • Ability to learn scripts quickly and deliver strong, disciplined performances
  • Must speak English and (scripted) Dutch
  • Strong vocal ability and high stamina
  • A desire to create memorable experiences for guests through your performance skills
  • Flexible team player: ability to work within a close knit team while also being able to work independently
  • 18 years old or older
  • Ability to take direction and deliver consistent high standard shows
  • Must be able to work within a peak flow
  • We are looking for colleagues who are available on workdays and on the weekends
  • The working hours are between 10:00 – 20:30. Rehearsal period generally starts at 08.00
  • You have no issues wearing make up and kryolan tooth enamel
  • You live preferably no longer than 30 minutes away from Amsterdam
  • You are available during the audition on the 11th of July between 10:00 - 17:00
  • You are available on the following training days and mornings: 15th of July 13:00-17:00, 17th of july 08:00-12:00, 18th of July 08:00-12:00, 21st of July 08:00-12:00, 08:00 - 18:00, 28th of July 08:00 - 11:00, 4th of August 08:00 - 11:00, 11th of August 08:00 - 11:00, 18th of August 08:00 - 11:00, 25th of August 08:00 - 11:00, 1st of September 08:00 - 11:00
  • You are available on ONE of the following dates in the morning: 19th or 20th of july
  • You are available on ONE of the following dates in the morning: 2nd, 3rd, 5th OR 6th of September

We offer

  • A dynamic international work environment in a unique attraction located in the centre of Amsterdam
  • Work in a team where you can extend your creative network
  • Flexible rota’s, ideal to combine with other jobs or studies
  • A steady income with a minimum of 10 hours a week starting in September
  • Travel allowance according to Merlin’s policy (up to 8 km of Amsterdam)
  • The Amsterdam Dungeon has a partnership with MAC Cosmetics. As an actor you will receive a 40% discount at the MAC Store Pro
  • Free admission to an annual acting-related workshop
  • Free admission to all Merlin attractions worldwide
  • Staff discount of 25% in our souvenir shop
  • Weekly fresh fruit

Auditions will take place on Friday the 11thof July 2019. Please react the 9th of July the latest. J

We will announce the preselection between 9th and 11th of July

Can you stomach it?
Send your CV and motivation to: Sascha.vanderzande@merlinentertainments.biz