Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour is looking for volunteers to join us in the following areas ~

  • Committee
  • Actors
  • Crew
  • Hair and Makeup

More information about these positions is provided below.

For inquiries about assisting the tour, please eMail us at HauntedLanternTour@gmail.com

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Committee ~

Our tour committee is currently ten members strong and has worked out well for the time being, but we are happy to expand our committee to dedicated individuals.

We are currently accepting chairpersons over the age of 21 to assist the two directors with various tasks. All members are strictly volunteers and must attend at least one committee meeting a month. Each committee member is require to have a criminal background check and child abuse clearance before participating (FREE) and must sign a liability and confidentiality waiver before participating.

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Actors ~

Male and female volunteer actors and reenactors of all ages – parts for children under 13 are limited – are welcome to audition for Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour. We hold auditions in June of every year and rehearsals begin in July. Actors are strictly volunteers but are required to attend at least two rehearsals a month. No experience needed to participate in this historic walking ghost tour, but theatre resumes are gladly accepted.

All participants under the age of 18 are required to have a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian before attending any rehearsals or other events held by the tour.

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Crew ~

If acting is not an interest to you, we are also looking for “backstage” helpers to assist in set-up and tear-down during the performance nights. This includes placing and lighting candles, lighting and distributing lanterns, distributing costumes and props to the actors, assisting with special effects, and much more.

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Hair and Makeup ~

Hair stylists and makeup artists are needed to assist our cast in preparing for our dress rehearsal and our two performances. Hair will vary from Victorian up-dos and bouncing curls, to shabby depression-era locks. Makeup this year will be subtly ghost-like and very simple.

We ask that volunteers are 16 or older and have experience doing hair or makeup. Pictures of previous work you have done are not necessary, but always greatly appreciated. Hair supplies and makeup will be supplied by the tour, but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.

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Note ~

Students can use their volunteer time toward service learning hours!

Each volunteer is required to sign a liability and confidentiality waiver before participating.

For inquiries about assisting the tour, please eMail us at HauntedLanternTour@gmail.com

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