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Junkee’s Dark Corner Haunt runs select nights from September 29 through October 31 and employs a variety of people to fill more than 40 seasonal positions. Current available positions include build crew, techs, actors, dancers, circus performers, retail staff, event staff, line management staff, security, bar staff and more.

These jobs are FUN, but you must take your role seriously! Pay from $10 - $15 per hour and increases for positions with more responsibility. All staff must be 18 years old or older or have a parent on staff or site while working. Junkee’s Dark Corner Haunt is an equal opportunity employer. This is a seasonal job, work hours vary between positions but at between somewhere between 4pm - midnight .

You will be hired as an independent contractor and given a 1099. NOTE: WE HIRE FOR ATTITUDE, NOT FOR TALENT! Your positive attitude, kindness, and willingness to learn will certainly get you a position on the team. Your portfolio or willingness to audition an amazing skill you have will not get you the job (although it can certainly help).  If we think you can foster an environment of inclusivity and fun times for all ,  that's the kind of haunt family we are looking for. 

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That's awesome. We are going to have community days at our studio... corpse-ing skeletons, distressing and adding perma-blood to costumes, faux rusting out pipes, etc.... We have fun, so expect free food, drinks and halloween love.

Thank you! We will definitely reach out soon. Super excited!
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Family... 🥰🥰🥰🥰

We are a family!

We all have fun and take care of each other. When you get to scare the pee "literally" out of someone, it just makes your day that much better. The cast and crew is always pushing it to the next level.

Professional Process

I still can't believe the how amazing this project was. We took care of everything from start to finish on the build of a gigantic swamp house that took three months to make. The entire team was professional throughout the process, going above and beyond to create a quality set that blended into the set deco.

Its was a great experience!

The character ideation that comes from our cast and crew that in-turn becomes makeup for our haunt is probably one of my favorite things. I do get to act and sculpt and do a whole lot of other projects that keeps me coming back year after year. LOVE IT!

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Below you will see the categories of available jobs. Please submit applications digitally. To be considered for a paid position, you must be available for every opening day shift including paid community days, interviews, and multiple days of training. 

Note: It is important that you read all information carefully. Each of the following jobs contains DIFFERENT information about interview or audition dates, paperwork and required skills.

Remember to fill out your application before you arrive to interview / meet and greet!

Not only will you save the hiring managers time, but you will also be placed ahead of applicants who haven’t completed an application in advance. Applications can be accessed and submitted  at the bottom of this page.

Positions will be filled on a first come, first-considered basis – meaning that you have a better chance of getting a role by attending an earlier audition/interview. Auditions and interviews run RAIN OR SHINE. If you want to be involved, but paid positions are filled… or if you simply want to volunteer your time without the pressure of a set schedule,  we have volunteer positions available!! Along with not needing to be available for every shift, fulfilling a volunteer position will give you a better chance at a paid position next year or just the satisfaction you helped foster an amazing show for the community of Reno. With this being our first year, our budget is tight , but we promise to provide swag, a FUN and inclusive environment to make friendships,  opportunity for bonuses, snacks for our monsters , and full meals for our volunteers. 

Ok Ok, I'm in, so what jobs are available?!?!

Build Crew: Starting In August, build crew will help fabricate, paint, and erect panel walls and sets to construct the walk-through maze customers will explore in the attraction. With this position, it is NOT required that you be available for all opening night shifts; a separate schedule will be made for work days prior to the event. Must be proficient with power tools and bring your own, be able to lift up to 50 pounds, have a good attitude, understand basic math and construction plans to follow a blueprint, ability to take instruction from your build crew lead. 

Tech Crew: Pre-show Technicians wire sound, lighting, and pneumatic equipment according to the instruction of a Tech lead. Show Techs are responsible for troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and operation of the show. Ideal candidates possess skills like carpentry, theatrical lighting/DMX, metalworking, electronics, pneumatics, special FX, and painting. 

Acting, Dancing, and Singing  Roles: The most vital part of our show…the monsters! Performers entertain and scare visitors as they explore the event. Performers are required to wear a costume and special FX makeup, which will be provided by Junkee’s Dark corner. You do not need to prepare a monologue; just come, have fun, and give us your best scream! No experience necessary. Exposure to acting or improv classes do give you the upper hand at having a more prominent character in the show.

Customer Service, Retail, Line Management, Custodial: Applicants must interview for these roles.  Positions include Retail, Guest Services, Line Control Staff and Custodial. These positions require a lot of customer interaction. A positive attitude and a commitment to exceptional customer service are required. Most of these jobs do not require wearing a costume or makeup, just a team shirt, but it would be cool if you wanted to dress up anyway. 

Deco Crew: Starting in September , a decoration crew will help turn the walls and fabricated set pieces of the project into a completely immersive environment and secret the ‘stage’ the actors will be working around and in throughout the performance. This might include….painting, attaching fabric, placing and securing decoration, creating curtains, placing furniture and props. This position requires an artistic eye and perhaps someone interested in interior design. Applicants must have a good attitude, be able to work on their feet and ladders for long periods, and have a basic knowledge of tools needed such as hot glue guns, staple guns, screws and nails.

Costume / Makeup Team: The Costume Department is made up of a team of talented costumers who dress and aid the cast of 30-40 performers each evening. Applicants must be people-oriented problem solvers who can think on their feet and work fast!  The costume team works collaboratively and interacts closely with the actors. They must be interested in safe makeup application, creature conception, sewing-by hand, have basic painting, repairing, and fabricating skills, be able to lift at least 30 lbs., and have the ability to take initiative and work independently. Experience in make up and costuming gives you the upper hand but is not necessary. We can teach you! In addition to filling out an application, if you have a costume portfolio or makeup portfolio, please include it 

Bar Staff: Junkee’s Dark Corner will operate a limited menu bar in a theatrical and interesting setting. Fast, friendly and efficient people with an alcohol awareness card and the willingness to wear a costume and makeup can apply. 

Other Jobs: We are also looking for professional photographers and videographers for specific nights of the event. We are looking for actors to help us with gorilla marketing like showing up to other events in Reno in full costume to promote the haunt or other various methods of marketing. Have a special skill you think could help our production? Please reach out.


NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Txt message and emails only to 404-805-1617 or info@darkcornerhaunt.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the pay rate?
A: Positions and pay rates are based on experience and availability ranging from $10-$15 / hour. Volunteer positions are available if paid positions get filled.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You will need job application information such as a SS#, previous employer information, and your availability during October. A water bottle is recommended.

Q. What do I need to wear?
A. We advise you wear comfortable clothes. You will be moving around during the improv games.

Q. What will I need to do?
A. Actors will be called in to play games and move around. Makeup artists, Costumers, and technicians will be interviewed. You will be asked to fill out an application and calendar of availability if you havent done so already online. Then you will have your picture taken so we can attach it to your application.

Q. Do I need to be experienced?
A. Experience is helpful but not required. We ask people to play some improv games and do some silly movements. A good attitude and willingness to try things is what is important.

Q. Do I need to be there the whole time?
A. No. You may show up at any point during the audition times. The auditions are first come, first serve. The length of time you will need to wait to be called in to audition depends on how many other people are there at the time you come.

Q. How old do I need to be?
A. You must be at least 18 to apply. Positions, pay rate, and internships will be determined at auditions. If you are younger than 18 your parent or guardian must also be acting in the show.

Q. What is the time commitment if I am hired?
A. Call time approximately 4:30pm every day we are open. You will fill out a calendar and then are contracted to work the days you selected. There are also scheduled training and safety days required. To see what days the haunted house will be open this season, click here.

Q. What if I can't be there by 4:30 pm?
A. Some exceptions including work and school are fine but will need to be noted in your contract.

Q. Do I need to attend the training days and acting classes?
A. Yes. The acting classes and rehearsal days prepare you to be ready on opening day. We also take safety seriously. Training days cover all the information you need to keep yourself, your roommates and the audience safe.

For any other questions, email info@darkcornerhaunt.com or text 404.805.1617

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