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Casting Call: Ocean Park Seeks 2,200 Staff for Halloween Fest 2018

By Sophie Pettit 25 July 2018
Think you've got what it takes to scare the bejeezus out of guests at Ocean Park this Halloween? Well, now's your chance to prove it as the popular theme park, which has earned a reputation as one of the most terrifying places to be on the spookiest night of the year, is on the hunt for 2,200 staff for its Halloween Fest.

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As well as seeking 1,200 performers to help create a spine-tingling, nail-biting experience for guests who dare to brave the plethora of haunted attractions and rides, the Park is also on the hunt for 400 backstage crew members and 600 frontline staff to help pull it off. Part-time positions at the Park will commence from now until November, with a minimum hourly rate of $55 and a maximum of $200. Performers can earn as much as $150 per hour with a bonus up to 20 percent of their total salary, while "outstanding" performers may even be considered for permanent positions – imagine adding that to your resume! [caption id="attachment_120865" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Fancy a makeover? This could be you![/caption] Candidates hoping to be a performer or dancer will need to undergo some form of assessment before employment, such as script reading or improvisation, while those hoping to secure backstage crew and frontline positions need to have some relevant experience and should be familiar with Ocean Park's festive events. Successful candidates will be offered over 40 hours of training as performers to acquire the necessary skills to excel in their performances and handle various situations – we can only fear the worst! They will also be given flexibility when choosing their shifts on Fridays, weekends, and public holidays, meaning college and university students can also join after their classes. Keen to give it a whirl? Auditions will be held on August 1 at the Hong Kong Ocean Park Human Resources Department (from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm) and August 7 at the Hong Kong East Job Centre in Revenue Tower in Wan Chai (from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4.30pm). And if you need some inspiration for the audition, just take a look at last year's terrifying trailer for Halloween. Eeeeeeek! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSuNgViAyO0&list=PLII-s2iyNJ2xwlRcHbzG0gocwLmdNsJ4P
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Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.

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