The Travel Channel dubbed the House of Torment in Austin, Texas as “one of America’s scariest attractions.” It’s currently hiring monsters, werewolves, and zombies for the 2010 Halloween season.
HOUSE OF TORMENT BACKGROUND INFO
House of Torment’s immense popularity stems from the genuine and fervent obsession of its creative team and production staff who work on the attraction full time and year round.
In its eighth year (the sixth at the Highland mall site facility), the operation will employ 100 – 120 people seasonally including 60 – 70 actors, 20 – 30 front end and event grounds staff, 5 – 10 stunt personnel, 2 – 4 control room staff, several runners and 6 – 12 iconic characters that greet guests and entertain them as they enter.
The attraction, costumes, make-up, and animatronics are produced by varying teams of artists and creative engineers that are either employed full time or contracted by the House of Torment.
Austin’s multi-layered, psychological thrill is most comparable to a trip through a modern horror movie or ultra-vivid video game—complete with detailed two-story sets, towering animatronic monsters, iconic characters, and chilling scenarios. It’s gearing up for its largest production ever and has open positions for actors, cashiers and event staff.
Candidates interested in raising the bar for central Texas frights must commit to the entire 2010 season (roughly late August through early November) and must be at least 16 years old.
Training will be provided but this job is not for everyone –it will test both your physical and mental limitations. However, for those up for the challenge, the House of Torment is a fun, unique and highly rewarding work experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Auditions are currently being held every Thursday from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the permanent facility in the northeast corner of the Highland Mall Site at 523 Highland Mall Blvd Austin. Eager monsters should e-mail Glenn.Lenard@gmail.com for an application.
WHERE YOU’LL BE WORKING
Here’s an idea of the kind of conditions you’d be working in.
(I couldn’t resist posting the above for Jessica from Ghost Stories and Haunted Places. I know how much she loves a dirty bathroom!)