Costume Character Entertainer

Costume Character Entertainer

  • Project Details
    Are you full of cheeky charm and looking for your next adventure? Then come and join our Shrek-ceptional team and get ready to lose yourself in a much loved, funny fantasy world!

    We are looking for Costume Character Entertainers to be part of our team helping to bring DreamWorks characters to life, and you’ll be the star of the show as we’re looking for people to play Shrek himself.

    What you need

    - Previous experience in costume work, puppetry, or mime, particularly within entertainments or performance setting
    - Plenty of stamina
    - A real flair for improvisation as interacting with our diverse range of guests is a big part of the role
    - A flexible approach to the role you play and the hours you work
    - Naturally bring a positive, upbeat and team spirited personality

    Due to the limits of the character costumes, your height must be within the following height range: 6’1" to 6'4"

    This exciting role will involve elite visitor interaction, so improvisational skills are a must! You will also be required to act as a buddy for our onsite characters, as well as displaying a great sense of humour at the meet and greet points.

    This is a 6-month contract, and we are offering 25 minimum guaranteed hours per week. Shifts can include weekends, bank holidays and peak holiday seasons (including Christmas and New Year). For this reason, we advise that you aren’t involved in any other performing contracts whilst working for us.

    To be considered, please attach your CV and an up to date head shot - including your height clearly detailed on your CV.

    What's in it for you, you ask?

    Alongside a Shrek-ceptional working environment you’ll also receive:

    - Fortnightly pay at £10.65 per hour
    - 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants
    - 40% off LEGO online
    - Merlin Magic Pass - giving you free tickets to all our attractions worldwide for you, your family, and friends every year
    - Discounted rates at Merlin hotels all over the world
    Hotel stay discounts
    - O2 discount
    - Employee pricing up to 55% off cinema tickets

    At our company, we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters! Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.
  • Production Type
    Theme Parks & Attractions
  • Union Status
  • Location
  • Dates & Location
    6 month, full time contract (25 hours per week minimum)
  • Closing Date
    30th Aug 2022
  • Roles
  • Paid
    Costume Character Entertainer
    White / European Descent | Black / African Descent | Latino / Hispanic | Asian | South Asian / Indian | Indigenous Peoples | Middle Eastern | Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander | Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial