The Amsterdam Dungeon & Madame Tussauds Amsterdam: Performance Manager

The Amsterdam Dungeon & Madame Tussauds Amsterdam in Amsterdam are looking for a Performance Manager for 40 hours per week | Vacancy for a Paid position, Full-time | Deadline: none

Calling all traitors with star quality, hand me your ears! Ever fancied being part of the scariest and funniest journey through the cities darkest past all while making sure that the red carpet is rolled out for our guests? Well now you can; we are on the lookout for a Performance Manager to help bring the ‘scary fun’ to life at the Amsterdam Dungeons and the ‘famous fun’ at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam!

Who we are
The Amsterdam Dungeon delivers a unique, exciting and interactive ‘walkthrough’ show using a talented cast of actors, special effects and film-worthy sets. The dark history of Amsterdam is brought to life in a theatrical, scary and funny way in a tour of approximately 75 minutes.

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is one of many Madame Tussauds worldwide. Madame Tussauds has been known for its lifelike wax figures for years. There is never a dull moment in the attraction. You come face to face with world stars and can be an interactive part of this world full of glitter and glamour.

We are looking for The Amsterdam Dungeon and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam for a

Performance Manager

40 hours per week

As Performance Manager you will lead a team of Dungeon Dwellers to ensure the efficient operational and artistic running of the performance department, maintaining exceptionally high theatrical standards. You will write and continue to revise scripts for existing and non-existing features within the attractions, bringing shows such as The Flying Dutchman, Witch Burning and Torture Chamber to life so that our guests are truly immersed and can see, hear, feel and (ahem!) smell the chillingly amusing characters of the ‘bad old days’. At Madame Tussauds Amsterdam you will make sure the performers make our guests feel like the rising star they are. You will make sure that your team bring the glamorous feeling to life on the catwalk.

You will be coaching the cast through regular workshops in areas such as character development, physical and vocal performance, interaction, scripting and devising new ideas, themes, and issues.

To continue towards the maintaining of high standards you will be liaising with the other creators and departments to ensure that costume and props remain historically accurate, never breaking the Dungeons magic, you will also deliver ongoing training to allow team members to reach their full potential and highlighting any performance issues if needed. You will lead a team of internal and external professionals to bring their best every day.

As with any role, health and safety is paramount, and you will ensure that policies are adhered to by all Dungeon Dwellers as well as having an active responsibility in incident management duties. Would not want anyone to get lost amongst the Gallows field, fire, and treachery, would we?

This role is permanent, working five days out of seven. Our attractions are open seven days a week and so flexibility will be needed, including weekends, public holidays, and peak seasons.

What you will bring to the team
We are looking for an individual who can help cause outrage and inspire a team of actors to bring our characters to life through strong, disciplined performances, using their full range of vocal skills and acting ability. You will be a personality-driven performer who inspires revulsion and able to work closely with the scripts, develop new themes of entertainment for the future of the brand and motivate your team to deliver consistent high standards of performance.

Your passion and view on theatre is what drives the team to give their best. From a vision on directing to a point of view on theming; you know how to bring a story to life.

You must have energy and enthusiasm, the ability to communicate and motivate others and be a credible and star performer yourself! You will also need to have a commercial awareness of the business.

Management experience within a performance role in a leisure or similar business is essential as is proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate, manage performance and drive results within your teams. You will also have excellent communication and organisational skills, enjoy challenging situations and be able to create a positive and innovative working atmosphere.

This is a salaried role, and you can also look forward to enjoying benefits such as:

  • Merlin Magic Pass, giving you free tickets to all our attractions worldwide for you, your family, and friends every year.
  • 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Access to exclusive employee discount locally.
  • Annual Bonus Scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave each year.

So, you’ve read this far and still want to be involved in making stars shine and gruesome history come to life? Then apply if you dare…

Apply now!

For more information regarding our organisations, please check our websites: The Amsterdam Dungeon | Madame Tussauds