Walking Tour Actor

  • Job Reference: 00009150-1
  • Date Posted: 25 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Edinburgh Dungeon
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £10.35 per hour
  • Sector: Temp, Interim & Seasonal, Venue, Attraction, Travel and Entertainment, Customer Service
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

OI PEASANTS! WE’RE RECRUITING…

Ever fancied embarking on the scariest and funniest journey through Edinburgh city as a walking tour actor? We’re bringing together an outstanding cast of theatrical actors to help transport our guests back in history with our new weekend only walking tours.

If you revel in being mischievous and want to be released onto the streets of the city, taking little peasants and their families on a discovery of Edinburgh’s most perilous past, then apply today... IF YOU DARE

What you need

First class communicator with a clear speaking voice in English
A good general knowledge of history of the area (training provided)
A theatrical flair is crucial to delivering a scary fun walking tour
Good presentation and timekeeping skills
Motivated, energetic, and comfortable keeping a potentially large group of people entertained
Can learn and retain information provided by a script and from own research
Must be available to work weekends
The Edinburgh Dungeon walking tour is 60-minutes of walking, laughing, and learning, suitable for little peasants and their families. Guests are transported back in history and recounted tales of Edinburgh’s murky past by our Dark Jester.

As a walking tour actor, you’ll deliver stories with a theatrical flair. In character, you'll deliver a scripted tour, which is crafted to be interactive so improvisation will also form a key part to your performance. As well as maintaining strong characterisation throughout the walking tour, you’ll also be touring some of Edinburgh’s spectacular sights, so an interest in history is a must. First aid training and conflict training will be provided.

These roles are seasonal, weekend only working, offering a minimum of 10 guaranteed hours per week. You’ll need to be flexible with working hours and days, which will include weekdays, weekends and public holidays as required.

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 £10.35 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
The cell doors are open and ready to welcome you…