Serve your community – have fun, dress up, spook and entertain!
WHAT: Our Annual Haunted Museum, where our exhibits come to life with spooky spirits of the past. We are a family-friendly destination.
WHEN: Sat. Oct. 27nd and Sun. Oct. 28rd from 3pm to 7pm.
We give preference to those who can work both days.
See pics from last year's Haunted Museum Here.
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
279 Main Street Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
POSITIONS: MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD OR OLDER
- Actors/Actresses – Bring the Haunted Museum to life by taking on a ghostly character to interact with visitors, from wailing widows to stranded pirates to starving sailors. Dressing up and make-up is required (we're happy to supply the costume, but if you have historical-looking items of your own, including bonnets, walking canes, full skirts, shawls, spooky dress up, top hats, pirate outfits, etc., bring 'em!). Must arrive by 2:00 on the day of the event. You're right for this position if you can remain in character throughout the event, can work as part of a team, and can present a professional personality while acting (no chatting on your cell during the event, please). While we will match you with a given spooky personality, there is some leeway for improvising.
- Workshop Assistant – Help run our workshop activities! There are two kinds of workshop assistants:
- Craft Assistants oversee our craft tables, where children ages 6-12 come to decorate a Halloween-themed craft project in our workshop. This year, we will be decorating Halloween masks! You're right for this position if you're friendly, cheerful, and helpful, and will help our visitors have a great time. Must arrive by 2:30 on the day of the event. Costume not required (but is optional).
- Spooky Touch Table Assistants - Help oversee our gross, sticky touching tables. Children touch real bones and skulls, including whale bones, have fun playing with goopy slime, and meet some bugs. You're right for this position if you're friendly, cheerful, and can help present "gross" objects in a fun way.
FREE DINNER will be served after each event day!
Your attendance for a 1-hour Dress Rehearsal prior to the event is REQUIRED. There are no exceptions. At the dress rehearsal, we will show you your role, walk you through the museum's setup, and explain the day's events.
We will be having two rehearsals - come to either session! 10/25 Thursday 3pm or 10/26 Friday 6pm.
JOIN OUR HAUNTED TEAM!