Work at the Faire

Audition to be part of the cast!

Fight Call: Fighting roles only
Saturday, June 15th, at Pearl Studios in NYC, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
500 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Requirements – Two contrasting monologues, 16 bars/30 seconds of acapella song, SAFD certification preferred but not vital

General Auditions: Nonfighting roles only
Sunday, June 16th at the NYRF site, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
600 Rt. 17A
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Requirements – Two contrasting monologues, 16 bars/30 seconds of acapella song, 30-second demonstration of musical instrumental skill if applicable.

Please register for your in-person audition using this link: https://forms.gle/NXZFcH9Yf2ioSpVb6. The form will close on Thursday, June 13th at 9:00 AM.

Video Submissions: Nonfighting roles only
Video Submissions will be accepted for general auditions via email at NYRFentertainment@gmail.com until 5 p.m. Friday, June 21st.
Requirements – Two contrasting monologues, 16 bars/30 seconds of acapella song, 30-second demonstration of musical instrumental skill if applicable.
Please submit your video audition using this link: https://forms.gle/CxknFwZ9KJtGkpPt7. The form will close on Friday, June 21st at 5:00 p.m.

ALL-AGES NOTE:
In order to be a member of the Entertainment Cast, you must be at least 18 years of age by the beginning of rehearsals, June 18th, 2024. You must be at least 18 years old to be cast in the Fight Guild/Academy or 21+ for the Pub Crawl. You must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for on-site camping. NYRF is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, body type, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We are inclusive to BIPOC/LGBTQ+ regardless of what role you are auditioning for.

We are seeking members for several casts including: 

Queen Elizabeth I: England’s titular renaissance monarch, on her annual progress through the countryside, acts as the figurehead of our faire. This (non-fighting) role requires poise, grace, as well as a great deal of improvisational flexibility. The actress portraying the queen must be able to project voluminously, demonstrate a sense of kind approachability whilst also giving off the gravitas of a world leader, and interact well with children and adults. Sunday, General Audition, preferred.

Chess Masters: The caretakers of the infamous Chess Board who assist in several shows and host interactive experiences for all guests visiting the shire.

Fae (Movement Cast): Ethereal, Mysterious, and Magical, the Fae of the forest enchant with whimsy and wonder.

Four Swords – Guild of St. Bartholomew (Fight Cast): A historically minded troupe of diverse actor combatants, martial artists, and improvisational performers. Swords, comedy, and history are featured in the stage show “The Four Swords”. Historical African Martial Arts (HAMA), Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), and/or Indigenous martial arts are preferred. 

Guild of St. George: The Guild of Royalty, Nobility, and Yeoman, who join Queen Elizabeth I on her progress throughout the kingdom, as she stops to partake in the festivities of our beautiful shire.

House Band: Bringing song to the shire, these masters of mellifluousness accompany jousts, chess matches, dances and more!

Pub Crawl: What does a band of colorful for-hire mercenaries do when there isn’t any scuffle to be had? They host a pub crawl, of course! Servsafe certification will be required for employment.

Revelers: These rowdy rambunctious rockstars sing songs, dance maypoles, and interact with the audience, creating the thrumming life of shire.

Robin Hood Scenario (Fight Cast): The Robin Hood Scenario cast tells the tale of Robin Hood coming into his own as a leader of a Merry Band of outlaws, who come to blows against the power-hungry Sheriff and guards. *SAFD training recommended.

Salary range for the casting call $15.00 to $30.00/ hour

Job Fair

Work at the Faire and become part of the team that creates a magical escape for our guests.

Click Here to fill out a job application online. https://forms.gle/R14DJ6mJG3nTg4KA9

NYRF Job Fair logo

The following is a list of departments and positions that may be available:
Security – Must have a valid NY Security License
Food and Beverage – Servers & Prep
Front Gate – Ticket Sellers & Ticket Takers
Hospitality – Guest Services & Information
Parking – Attendants, Crossing Guards, and Enforcement
Grounds – Sanitation
Marketplace – Salespersons & Hawkers for Vendor/Merchants

Start date depending upon the position. Salary range for various positions between $15.00 and $40.00 per hour

Job Fair Information

You must be present at the Job Fair to complete an interview. Please dress comfortably for the weather. It is not necessary to attend the Job Fair in costume or in office-professional attire.

2024 JOB FAIR – July 13, 2024, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
At the Main Office, across the street from the Faire’s Front Gate.
600 Route 17A, Tuxedo, NY 10987 (map)
Phone: 845-351-5171
Make sure you bring proper identification – a driver’s license or other state ID, a social security card, a birth certificate, or a passport.

Some positions may be full-time and therefore require up to 40 hours per week. They may include working weekends during the Faire season. Start date depending upon the position. Salary range for various positions between $15.00 and $40.00 per hour.

We are an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Work the Faire Blacksmith Marketplace Vendor Merchant Man hammer. photo by D. Grosmark

Become a Vendor (Exhibitor) at the Faire

The New York Renaissance Faire is a well-established Elizabethan-era Faire. Exhibitors with handmade crafts or period games, rides, and activities that complement our 16th-century theme are welcome to apply.

If you are interested in participating in the New York Renaissance Faire, please download and complete the Exhibitor Application.

Contact Dayle Rowland, Marketplace Expansion Specialist, at NYRFcrafts@gmail.com to discuss presenting your product line at the New York Renaissance Faire.

The New York Renaissance Faire Marketplace Office juries year-round on an “until filled” basis. Approved applications received after the Marketplace has been filled will be placed on a waiting list if so requested by the exhibitor.

Guardians of Sterling at the New York Renaissance Faire

Join the Guardians of Sterling

The Guardians of Sterling, our support guild, assists with special events and hospitality. The Guardians have set aside an area in their Garden for any nursing parents (and infants!) who would like the option of a quiet place away from the bustle of a Faire day.
Located on the Queen’s Highway, between the Peacock Pavilion and the Skaldvik Viking Village, all guests are welcome to visit the Garden for a moment of quiet. For more information about joining the Guardians, you may stop by on a Faire day or visit their website here: https://guardiansofsterling.com/

Everyone can Join Us!

As a guest, enhance your visit by DRESSING the part and SPEAKING the language!

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