SCOTTSDALE, AZ — While the knights are busy training and jousting in Texas, Medieval Times is looking for its next ruler -- its Queen -- and her royal court.
That includes the roles of the Lord Chancellor and the Queen's Counselor.
"The queen is holding her first tournament as a monarch. Her father was the king and he’s passed away. In the interim, she’s invited knights from the six areas of her kingdom...to send a champion for a grand tournament so she can find a champion to represent her now that she’s on the throne," said Leigh Cordner, cast manager and director of shows for all Medieval Times locations.
The Lord Chancellor serves as the master of ceremonies and requires horseback experience. Cordner said a majority of that role is spent on the horse in the arena. The Queen's Counselor is mainly a stage role and serves as a foil to the Lord Chancellor, he said. The Queen's role requires some horseback experience, but is mainly a stage role.
"What we’re looking for is dynamic voices. People with a commanding voice. People that are comfortable working in a live audience in a fast-paced environment," he said.
They will be hiring multiple people -- between three and four, eventually -- for each role, depending on how busy the Arizona castle is.
The 80,000-square-foot castle is currently being built near the Loop 101 and Via de Ventura on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale (and White Castle, just throwing that out there). An opening date has not been announced yet, but construction remains on track for a summer opening, a spokesperson said.
You can view a list of requirements and can apply for the roles here, http://recruiting.talentreef.com/medieval-times.