VOLUNTEERING

Fortress of Nightmares is a fundraiser to benefit The Fort Adams Trust, a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization.

Available Positions

Explore the available positions for volunteers here

Professional Makeup Staff

Professional Makeup Staff is needed nightly from 4-8pm.

We’re looking to hire 2 Special Effects Makeup Artists in the Newport, RI area for October 2016.

October 21-23 and 28-30 from 4-8pm. You must have 100% availability to be considered for this position. Must be able to work quickly and under pressure.

Experience Required:
+Airbrush.
+Chromadepth.
+Alcohol Based Paints.
+2+ Years of Experience desired.

Please send a portfolio along with your response.
In-Person Interviews will be scheduled in August. Hiring will be completed by September 17.

click here to apply now. 

CONSTRUCTION TEAM

STARTS AUGUST 20

There are multiple days available for our construction teams! We’ll begin August 20 and work every Saturday until October 21.

Volunteers are needed to help us build our haunted maze in the daylight. Construction skills are appreciated, though not required. We’ll be working from 9am until 3pm with lunch and beverages provided. 

QUEUE LINE ATTENDEE/TICKET TAKERS

6:30-10:30

Queue Line Attendees will arrive at 6:30 nightly. The role of the QLA is to ensure a smooth formation and flow of the queue lines for each of our 4 haunted attractions.

 

Ticket Takers will arrive at 6:30 nightly. Ticket Takers are responsible for the gate admission process and will scan customer tickets with mobile devices. Ticket takers are not required to wear any costume, but are encouraged to do so.

MAKEUP ASSISTANTS

4:00-9:00

Makeup Assistants will arrive at the fort by 4pm and begin helping our makeup staff with completing the scare team makeup process. Prior makeup experience is requested, but not required.

SECURITY TEAM

5:30-10:30

Security Team members must be over the age of 21, and have a pleasant, people-friendly demeanor. You’ll be working directly with customers each night to ensure they have a safe, positive experience. Security team members work together when needed to de-escalate an unsafe situation. All incidents should be reported directly to the security manager. Security team meets nightly at 6pm to go over the evening plans, and provide new volunteers with an overview of the event. 

SCARE TEAM – Tunnels of Terror

5:30-10:30

The Tunnels Team arrives at Fort Adams by 5:30pm each night and prepares their costumes and schedules a time with our on-site makeup artist. This attraction will be scheduled for makeup between 6:00 and 7:00 nightly. Scare Team volunteers will be positioned throughout the attraction in costume and will be responsible to provide the scares to our customers. Many volunteers team up and work together to create an incredible scare. Training is provided at Orientation, otherwise, just a fun and creative demeanor is required. Direction is provided nightly by the Attraction Team Manager.

SCARE TEAM – Mayhem3D

4:45-10:30
The Mayhem Team arrives at Fort Adams by 4:45pm each night and prepares their costumes and schedules a time with our on-site makeup artist for 3D enhancement. This attraction will be scheduled for makeup between 5:00 and 5:30 nightly. Scare Team volunteers will be positioned throughout the attraction in costume and will be responsible to provide the scares to our customers. Many volunteers team up and work together to create an incredible scare. Training is provided at Orientation, otherwise, just a fun and creative demeanor is required. Direction is provided nightly by the Attraction Team Manager.

SCARE TEAM – Turned!

4:30-10:30
The Turned! Team arrives at Fort Adams by 4:30 pm each night and participates in a nightly 30 minute training session to learn how to operate the event, as well as the laser tag equipment. Costume and Makeup timeslots are available for Zombies between 5:30 and 6:15pm nightly. You should schedule yourself for makeup as soon as you arrive to ensure availability. Scare Team volunteers will be positioned throughout the attraction in costume and will be responsible to provide the scares to our customers. Many volunteers team up and work together to create an incredible scare.A fun and creative demeanor is required. Direction is provided nightly by the Attraction Team Manager.

Community Service

We award over 2,500 hours of community service each season of Fortress of Nightmares. This is by far one of the best places to fulfill your community service obligations.

Private Volunteer Banquet

So long as you volunteer at least 15 hours, you'll be invited to our OSCARE Awards banquet on the first Saturday in November. The banquet seeks to recognize our top volunteers, and is our fun way of thanking you for your hard work and "dead"ication to Fort Adams.

Make Lifelong Friends

Each year, over 200 people (Mostly students) volunteer their time and energy into Fortress of Nightmares. This is a fun event, and we encourage you to volunteer with your friends, and even make a few new friends while you're here.

CONTACT US

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at: 

[email protected]

401-841-0707