Wheatland Express Excursion Train is gearing up for its 2021 summer excursion season!
We’re excited to be back on track and are looking for the following members to join our team:
No formal training is required. All applicants will show off their unique gifts and talents. We are looking for creative individuals who can show us they can connect and engage with our passengers during our experiences in various ways. Let your creativity and imagination shine!
Non-union, Paid, and volunteer positions are available. All positions will be considered employees of Wheatland Express, its affiliates or partners. Short and long-term opportunities. We will accept requests for flexible scheduling.
Wheatland Express encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, national origin, age, region, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
All tours depart from Cudworth or Wakaw, SK. The round-trip tour typically lasts up to 3 hours with up to 2 tours per day. Minimum call time will be one-hour before guest arrival and for excursion guides up to two-hours. Excursion Guides will be assigned specific railcars and casted characters will move between the cars (COVID Restrictions may be applicable).
On all tours – Responsible for overseeing the guest’s overall experience: greeting and assisting to seats, answering questions, providing directions, engagement, food and beverage service, event set-up and take-down.
Main, Supporting and Understudy roles – Interactive characters who provide an engaging entertainment experience on and off the train in our train heist, murder-mystery, and cowboy showdown programs. Characters include but not limited to:
- Robber Gang Leader
- Robber Gang 2
- Robber Gang 3
- General Store Owner
- Hotel Owner
- Train Master
- Towns People
- Have an idea? Let’s hear it!
Musicians or Troubadours
Country/western, Old-Time, easy-listening, cowboy poets
ZOOM INFO sessions: April 1st 2021 at 11 AM or April 8th 2021 at 7 PM
Want to learn more about the Wheatland Express, our tours and employment opportunities? Please register for one of our information sessions or request a recording.
We encourage everyone who’s interested in participating to apply!
We’ll accept applications until Friday, April 16. You’re welcome to apply after the date; however, thereafter, auditions and interviews will be awarded on an as-needed basis.
AUDITION & INTERVIEW DATES: April 19, 20, 21 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Once you’ve submitted your application, please set your audition time.
EXCURSIONS GUIDE TRAINING: Mandatory Training- Tentative – May 2, 3, 7, 8.
Serve It-Right Responsible Alcohol Service certification is a condition of employment.
PERFORMER REHEARSALS: TBD
REHEARSAL/RUN-THROUGH GUIDE: Tentative May 21 or 22
For excursions dates, please see our website. Private character opportunities also available.
All staff and performers will need to ensure they are comfortable with possible interaction with our guests and be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver/screening. Wheatland Express will do everything necessary to ensure the utmost safety of our employees and passengers.