October 8, 2014

Boo! Haunted House Jobs For You!

October 31st. It’s less than 3 weeks away. Halloween is in the air…

Halloween dates back to around 1750. It is a day devoted to the dead, but the world has given it a twist. For most people, Halloween is a day of costumes, trick or treating, jack-o-lanterns, candy, telling scary stories, watching horror movies, and tip-toeing through haunted houses.

Haunted houses are awesome places to find short term jobs. Haunted house attractions boom during the week around Halloween. These entertaining attractions are set in every small town, big city, corn field maze, dilapidated building, deserted shopping mall, creepy home, empty theme park, isolated trail, or spooky park.

Designed to attract horror-seeking clients, haunted houses operate on the entertainment value of fear. People pay between $5 to $40 to be scared by ghosts, criminals, zombies, monsters, criminals, and other scary things. Combining scary characters with flashing lights, creepy fog, optical illusions, distorting mirrors, and loud noises, haunted houses enhance everyone’s fear factor. It’s a big money maker!

Surprisingly, people really enjoy scaring themselves. According to NBC News, in 2013, there were over 2,500 haunted attractions around the world with the majority in the US. Those haunted houses make nearly $300 million dollars in a multi-billion dollar Halloween industry. Some haunted houses will earn up to $3 million per season!

There is no doubt about it, Halloween and Haunted House jobs are big business. With thousands of haunted houses and attractions in the world, there is probably one near you. Find haunted houses in your area with help from the Haunted Attraction Association.

Every haunted house needs actors, designers, ticket sales, security, lighting technicians, sound engineers, performers, artists, builders, and other short term employees to fill this unique niche. Halloween is one of the more exciting events of the year. Why not be a part of it by finding haunted house jobs today?

Start looking for haunted house jobs on the JobMonkey Job Board or search Google for haunted house jobs near you.

Time to get spooky!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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