Entertainments and Events Team Leader

Type of contract: Seasonal 9 month contract

About Us

Crealy Theme Park & Resort is the South West's number family day out and an award winning family attraction located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter. Ideally suited to families with children from 2 to 12, the Park has over 60 rides and attractions set in over 100 acres of glorious Devon countryside. There are over 100 zoo and farm animals, 30 outdoor attractions and a variety of live entertainment shows and other exciting activities to choose from. With heart-stopping rides for thrill seekers to soft-play and animal petting for younger guests, Devon's Crealy is the South West's number one family day out!

About the Role

The Entertainments and Events Team Leader will oversee and participate in the day to day running of team operations.  You will work with and motivate Entertainment team members to achieve targets as set by the Entertainments and Events manager.

Working as part of a team of six you will assist with delivering the park’s daily entertainment and events programme. You will be required to rehearse and perform in our programme of daily live shows, meet & greet activities, character events and park mascot appearances,  in the 4 performance areas across the park. You will also be hosting the evening entertainment programme for our resort holiday guests.

You will play an active role in ensuring that the product delivered to our guests is at the best possible standard and encourage regular rehearsals and ensure that training takes place on a regular basis to ensure a fantastic delivery of shows, events and attractions.  Your duty, as show and character captain, will run throughout the season to promote this.

No day is the same, you could be performing in character costume or presenting a show on stage or in an arena or you may even be broadcasting live on our Crealy Radio Station.  You would be required to work with the rest of the team to create engaging products and learn choreography, scripts and direction.  You may also run an activity session as part of the Crealy Active programme and successfully interact with guests of the resort throughout the peak holiday season.

During low season you will be expected to assist in the preparation for events, with our Projects PA and this may include overseeing important aspects to ensure that the park looks suitable to be opened for the relevant holiday events (Halloween & Christmas).  You would be expected to drive company vehicles around the theme park delivering and putting up decorations, taking down and dressing venues as well as using creative input to achieve the highest standard for our guests.

This is a full time seasonal role, working in a refreshingly unique environment with a business that will value your individuality and inspire you. We are offering a very attractive package including great rates of pay and performance bonus structure. Accommodation can also be provided if necessary.

The initial contract period is for February Half Term  14th February - 22nd February 2020 and then the full season contract dates are 23rd March 2020 - 24th December 2020  

Showcase Auditions and Job Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th February 2020 10am - 4.00pm

A full driving licence is required for this position

About You

You will be happy to get stuck into all elements of the Entertainments Department and perform with enthusiasm and energy at all times.  You will have had previous holiday park entertainment or similar performing experience.

Ideally you will have also had previous experience as a performer working with tracks and characters and some dance experience is preferred but not necessary.  

You will have experience in supporting and leading a team to encourage them to achieve goals.  You will be expected to support the Entertainments and Events Manager with the operation of the department.

You will be flexible, friendly and approachable with  a 'can do', team player attitude and have a great eye for detail and strive to provide excellent guest experiences. Ideally you will have a basic to good understanding of small sound and light systems.  You must be available to work in all of the peak periods and to be able to work bank holidays, evenings and weekends, as required




  • Great rate of Pay, paid every 2 weeks
  • 30 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Regular reward and incentive schemes
  • Fantastic Social Calendar and Events
  • 25% employee discount on all park purchases
  • FREE Friends & Family Annual Passes* T&C's apply
  • Uniform provided
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Tickets for days out at Devon’s top attractions
  • There are so many more benefits for our team members, too many to list!!

Personal Details

Educational, Technical & Professional Qualifications

Employment History Information

References (We will only request a reference if you are successful)

It is company policy to obtain two satisfactory references with one being from your current or last employer or if you have recently finished studying, form a Tutor or Head Teacher. Other references should be from someone who has known your for at least two years and cannot be a family member. References will only be taken up with your permission. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references being received.

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Other Personal Details

Because of the nature of the employment, all convictions, including those deemed as spent under the Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974, need to be disclosed. Ex-Offenders will considered on an individual basis. Having a criminal record will not automatically be a bar to obtaining employment. Crealy is an equal opportunities employer.

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The law on preventing illegal work is set out in sections 15 to 25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. These rules came into force on 29th February 2008. If you were born in the UK, have a British passport, a national insurance number or live in the European economic area then you do not require a work permit.

If you have a home office letter or stamp in your passport indicating that you have permission to take employment, we will need to see this document before employment is confirmed.

Before commencing employment you will be required to provide documentary evidence to verify the status of your right to work in the UK. This can be one of the following forms of ID. If you supply a birth certificate as part of your documentation it must be a full certificate:

Letter from the Home Office, Passport, National Insurance Card, Work Permit, Birth Certificate & P45/P60

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This Job Role expires on 2020-02-04