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Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to work at Dead Man’s Farm?
At least 16 years old. If you get hired, we will need proof of age from a driver’s license or birth certificate.
Do I have to work every night?
No. But we would prefer you to work as many nights as possible and let us know in advance which nights you are unavailable. A level of consistency will provide the best experience for you, the other actors, and our guests.
Any other requirements?
A willingness to participate, get dirty, reliable transportation, and a love for Halloween/horror are all you will need.
Do I need previous experience?
Previous experience with a haunted house is welcome, but not required. We train for all positions, except make-up, this position does require horror or special FX experience.
Haunted Houses provide an easy way into the acting business and let you play with your skills while still being able to hide from the mistakes that we will all have. If you’ve been acting for a while, working at a Haunted House is a non-stressful, fun environment! Actors work inside the haunted house, in the haunted corn maze, and around our guests in the Midway. No acting experience is necessary, we will train you at our Scare School. A love for Halloween is a must! Responsibilities will be to memorize the main script for your character, however, scripts are around a minute or less in length and are very easy to memorize. All costuming and make-up will be provided for you.
Being a Special FX Makeup Artist at a haunted house can be an amazing experience. We promise a chaotic, fast-paced environment that is not for the timid. This position requires experience. We do not train newbies. Any applicants for this position must audition their skills.
Midway attendants operate our mini-escape rooms, mark armbands, direct crowds, announce rules, and give information to guests. If you want to participate but don’t want to act, this is a great place to be! This section is a lot of fun and needs people with outgoing personalities, good customer service, and good people skills.
PARKING LOT ATTENDANT
Attendants are responsible for directing the traffic that comes in to park. This is an important job. Applicants must be able to think quickly on their feet and be responsible.
TICKET BOOTH CASHIER
Cashiers sell tickets, sell concessions, operate our cash registers, put armbands on guests. Applicants must be able to think quickly on their feet and be responsible.
These are the fun jobs of working in the haunted house, while not needing to interact with guests. Most of these jobs are behind the scenes controlling props, electronics, effects, lights, or sound. It’s the people who make things run smoothly, and this makes it a great place to start working if you’re not too comfortable with acting. Techs help in setting up the attraction, and after the season is over, help tear it down. It is a very fun environment to work in, plus you learn a lot about tool usage and carpentry along the way. People interested in this position must be able to work unloading, lifting up to around 25 lbs., moving things, screwing walls together, painting, etc. Electrical or carpentry skills a plus. Must be 18 or older.