Whether you’re a cowabunga dude or ready for an adventure with Dora the Explorer, Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Team Nick is recruiting.
Singers, dancers and actors are all invited to an open audition tomorrow to join the gang, and make friends with the likes of Spongebob Squarepants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Wallace and Gromit.
The Pleasure Beach, earlier this month named the best amusement park in the UK by website TripAdvisor, welcomes around 7.8million visitors each year.
And Team Nick manager Jason Taylor says his staff need to be ready and willing to meet every single one of them.
“It’s not often that we hold open auditions like this, but we like to refresh the team as we enter peak season,” he said.
“We are looking for singers, dancers and actors and people with big, larger than life personalities, because you’re going to be hanging out with Spongebob, dancing with Dora and high-fiving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“Team Nick members are the face of the Pleasure Beach and the first people that many of our visitors see when they arrive.”
As well as the Nickelodeon characters, Team Nick has a daily show, and ‘meet and greet’ or ‘clap and wave’ sessions with the Pleasure Beach’s own characters and family favourites Wallace and Gromit.
“Team Nick get pulled from pillar to post,” Jason said. “Everywhere you see people, you see Team Nick.
“On Team Nick, people are always coming up to you, and if you’re standing with Spongebob your own personality needs to be able to shine of its own accord, so that you’re not lost to the character.”
Auditionees don’t have to have performance experience, so long as they have confidence in front of a crowd and can entertain. Jason added: “We like to think that there are cameras on the Pleasure Beach at all times and we are being broadcast live to the world. Our team is the face of Nickelodeon in the UK, and it’s a major global brand to be representing.”
With full and part-time work available, the job is ideal for college students – although there is no upper age limit. Team Nick members have to be aged 16-plus.
The audition starts at 2pm at the Pleasure Beach Arena dance studio.