Opportunity Details

Arts & Culture, Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult):13+, Minimum Age:15+

Horror Crew: Homestead Haunted House- Bryant Homestead

Horror Crew: Homestead Haunted House- Bryant Homestead

Overview:
The Trustees will have TWO haunted houses in Western MA this year: 1) William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington with the theme of scary American literature, and 2) Naumkeag in Stockbridge (more general theme).  The evenings of 10/20, 10/21, 10/28 and 10/29 are the dates for both haunted houses.  Have magical fun AND support exceptional scenic, historic, & ecological properties at the same time! No acting experience required. Contact tbeasley@thetrustees.org or 413.213.4248. 

Event Description: Are you in for a good scare?  Come for a spine-chilling weekend at the Homestead and see what ghoulish spirits lurk about this 200 year old house!  Edgar Allen Poe meets Washington Irving in this creepy haunted house that takes you through the eerie servant's quarters, third floor and back staircases.   All of American literature's scary stories come to life in this bone-chillig experience! You never know who...or what...you'll encounter! Due to the terrifingly fun nature of this program, we recommend ages 13 and up. Wear walking shoes as the haunted house starts outside and moves through the house. 

We are looking for individuals ages 13+ (or groups of up to about 15 to sign up for one or more nights.  The Trustees can provide costumes, but if you wish to create your own or embellish, that’s encouraged! No acting experience required, but a wiliness to be very active in your role is important.  Snacks also provided. Parking assistants and greeters also needed. Opportunities to help with the creation of the haunted house and it's characters may exist.

Responsiblities:
-Entertain visitors by taking on a scary role (assigned with staff) and performing in assigned location (indoor and outdoor stations)
-Staying in character throughout the event
-Observing visitors for any safety issue (i.e. fainting or going in an unauthorized area)

Time Commitment:
Event: 6pm-10pm, so volunteer shift is likely to be 5pm-10pm.

The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. 

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Volunteers needed through 11/3/2017

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