Alton Towers Resort is preparing for the forthcoming launch of the Alton Towers Dungeon in March 2019 by recruiting a member of the public as a "Guest Experience Host" responsible for "atmosphere balancing."
The role requires no previous acting ability or experience, instead relying on the applicant having a natural penchant for the dark side of life to inspire revulsion amongst future theme park revellers as they enter the attraction.
Launched officially on the Alton Towers Jobs website, the job is described as "a truly unique opportunity" with the appointed individual being "responsible for 'atmosphere balancing' - countering guests' enjoyable experience with outrageous behaviour in order to create an inhospitable and tense environment."
It goes on to describe the nature of the role as requiring an individual "with the ability to cause outrage to a confident level" and one who can "work comfortably surrounded by rats (both literally and personified.)"
Hoping to find the UK's biggest scoundrels for the role, Alton Towers Resort also launched a series of targeted adverts focused on specific existing job roles that may mirror the specifications required.
Existing job pools that may suit this newly-created role include:
- Morning TV presenters
- Employees of untrustworthy social media companies
- Unscrupulous politicians
- Primetime TV judges
The job description goes on to describe the role as "short-term and part-time, focusing initially on the opening weekend (March 2019) with a potential to extend throughout the year across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays if successful."
Alongside a generous pro-rata pay package, the position also comes with a great benefits package including a Premium Season Pass, guaranteeing free entry for the next 10 years.
Applicants can apply for themselves or nominate someone for the position, taking the following steps:
- Provide examples of how awfully behaved the applicant can be (links to relevant social media posts will be accepted)
- Provide a 50-word applicant summary with background on appropriate qualifications and experience for this role
Application deadline is the Alton Towers Dungeon opening weekend (Saturday 23rd March) and details should be sent to DungeonJob@alton-towers.com.
This role sits in addition to over 2,000 jobs available at the world-famous attraction including sales, customer service hosts, security officers, food and beverage hosts, and lifeguards.