Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Louisville Halloween Job Fair (but Were Afraid to Ask)!

On Saturday, August 1st, from Noon to 4 PM at the U of L Shelby Campus, Louisville’s first Halloween Job Fair will gather all the major haunters in the area looking for seasonal help!

Have you ever wanted to work in the horror business? Are you one of those people who could never get enough of scaring your little brother or sister with rubber spiders and monster masks? Do you spend all summer longing for the chilly breezes of October and the sight of glowing jack-o-lanterns?

Well, listen up because we have a singular opportunity for you: a chance to meet face-to-face with the owners and creators of all the best haunted attractions and Halloween events in the greater Louisville area in one place. They need your help to scare the pants off of everyone in the River City this fall.

They’ll be looking for haunt actors (we call them “scareactors”), make-up artists, sideshow entertainers and line entertainment, set designers and builders, ticket booth operators, security, sales & administration positions and much more. If you’re looking for a fun part time job this fall, this could be your opportunity to scare up some extra cash and celebrate the spooky season at the same time.

WHEN: Saturday, August 1 from Noon until 4 PM.

WHERE: The U of L Shelby Campus off of N Hurstbourne Pkwy, 312 N Whittington Pkwy, The Founders Union Building (there will be signs directing you to the room).

WHO: The following companies will be taking applications and interviewing on-site. There will be an audition space set aside for haunt actor auditions should they wish to use it.

The 7th Street Haunt (2900 7th Street Road next to the Expo Five): The 7th Street Haunt will be doubling in size this season with the addition of a new high tech attraction called “The Experiment.” That means they need to add at least an additional 30 to 40 actors and staff.

Asylum Haunted Scream Park (3101 Pond Station Rd at the Paintball Asylum): Asylum has three different attractions that require many actors and staff to operate. Zombie City is an interactive, actor and story driven attraction. X-terminate is an interactive shooter maze and Darkness Falls on Asylum is a three quarter mile outdoor haunted forest. They also have a sideshow stage that needs fire breathers and dancers, magicians and circus style entertainers.

The Danger Run (various starting gates): For the first time in its 21 year history, Louisville’s only puzzle solving haunted road game will present two of its own new haunted attractions based on customers greatest fears. They will also partner with a local mega haunt for a total of three attractions. They will need scareactors as well as sales and administration staff to work the Danger Run starting gates and their all new attractions.

The Devil’s Attic (647 W Hill St.): The Devil’s Attic is an incredibly detailed haunted house that will be debuting three new scenes for Halloween 2015. They use some of the most elaborate costumes and make-ups in the local haunt biz and are looking for fresh scareactors, make-up effects artists and support staff.

Field of Screams (132 Darnall Ave in Brandenburg, Kentucky): Undoubtedly one of the largest haunts in the region, Field of Screams is a six acre corn maze full of elaborate sets and monsters including a haunted barn and haunted forest. It requires a huge staff and cast of scareactors to operate.

Grim Trails Haunted Attraction (12009 Rehl Rd): This East End haunted forest trail in J-town is dark fantasy and fairy tale oriented. Started as a tribute to the twisted imagination of the Brothers Grimm, Grim Trails debuted the Gothic spectacle of Maleficent’s Castle in 2014 and this year will take guests Into the Jungle. They’re looking for scareactors who love dark fantasy and magical creatures.

Haunted Hotel (3000 S 4th St): This downtown haunt is Louisville’s longest running and consistently one of its most popular. The Haunted Hotel prides itself in acquiring the most intense and scariest actors in the business. If this sounds like you, come out and show them what you’re made of.

Oak Island Creative/Scare Products (7450 Old Zaring Rd, Crestwood, Kentucky): Oak Island Creative and their Scare Products department are a special effects, props and attractions company that designs and builds props and entire attractions for theme parks, zoos, museums and haunted attractions. They’ve recently relocated to the Louisville area and are open to seeing portfolios from artists, designers, sculptors and special effects wizards.

Nightmare Forest (850 Otter Creek Park Rd in Brandenburg, Kentucky): This long running and popular haunted forest takes guests into the dark nether regions of Otter Creek Park to experience scenes from some of their favorite horror films. Nightmare Forest changes things up significantly each year and is planning a number of new scenes this year that will require new set designers and builders as well as scareactors, security and administrative staff.

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium (4400 Paralee Dr.) This massive, historic (and infamous) former tuberculosis hospital is known around the world as “one of the most haunted places on earth.” It has been featured on just about every paranormal TV show ever created from “Ghost Hunters” to “Ghost Adventures.” It also plays host to a seasonal haunted attraction located WITHIN its haunted hallways and is looking for new scareactors, sideshow and line entertainment, set builders, make-up effects artists and staff.

BONUS: Attendance is FREE! Everyone will receive a Louisville Halloween bag at the door for promotional items and giveaways, and the first 100 job seekers that come through the door will get a FREE Louisville Halloween t-shirt.

If you’re going to be out of town, at work or otherwise busy during the Job Fair, you can submit an application online at http://www.louisvillehalloween.com/apply/ which we will forward to all the companies listed above. However, your chances of finding the best fit for both you and the haunts above is to attend the Job Fair and meet the owners/creators face-to-face.

Expect a fun, loose environment with spooky music playing and Halloween décor. Feel free to dress up in costume if you’re trying to sell the haunts on a character you’ve created, but costumes and make-up are not required. If you have any additional questions, message us on the Louisville Halloween Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/LoiusvilleHalloween) or The Phantom of the Ville’s Facebook Page (www.facebokk.com/louisvilleafterdark) and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Good luck and good nightmares!

The Phantom of The Ville

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