The Haunt

Seeking scary storytellers

Work With Us

Current Openings:
Solvang Tour Guide

Greetings, brave souls! We are The Haunt, an artist-owned company, and our mission is to provide great jobs to working creatives, keeping the haunted spirit of our favorite cities alive.
We’re hiring an eerie yet enchanting storyteller to guide ghost tours through ghastly streets after dark. Embrace the shadows and bewitch audiences, night after night!
Watch the video to hear from our tour guides what it’s like working with us 🙂 
  • Improv comedy or stage experience
  • A passion for captivating storytelling
  • A love for true crime podcasts
  • A connection or interest in the paranormal realm


  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to memorize information quickly
  • A flair for performance
  • Great at giving and receiving feedback

Is this you?

The tour guide, as the face of Haunt, brings theatrical entertainment and genuine compassion for guests.

A natural performer and engrossing storyteller, they can captivate large groups, even on bustling city streets at night.

With a love for all things ghostly, they’re familiar with ghost TV shows, podcasts, movies, and hunting gear.

Open to feedback, they recognize coaching as key to growth, ensuring that experiences constantly meet our high standards.

Their genuine empathy and commitment to care will make guests feel taken care of, fostering an exciting and unique experience.

Apply Now!

Dare to join us?
We invite you to disclose your innermost secrets below. Should the spirits align, we shall summon you for an interview. Fare thee well, aspiring guide. The Haunt awaits…

After you apply (see application above), we’ll see if it feels like a fit.

If so…

  • Zoom screening interview: We’ll ask questions about your interest, availability, and improv skills.
  • Record a 3-5 minute selfie-style tour through the haunted depths of… your refrigerator or closet 👻
  • Join a tour: See the tour in action as an observer (pays $30).
  • Learn the tour stories (pays $500).
  • Ideally you’re up and leading your own tours within 3 weeks!

More than any other ghost tour we know of!

Pay starts at $120 for a 2.5 hour shift.

Tips/gratuities are customary, and will be a significant part of your income.

This tour takes place in big cities after dark.

There are occasionally interruptions or encounters with street folks, hecklers and drunks who may attempt to derail the tour.

This is the main challenge, and we are looking for tour guides who are confident to handle these encounters and keep your tour group feeling safe.

Nope, our tours are in English only for now (but we might be interested if you feel confident to lead in another language!)

We are artists and like to arrange a schedule that fits your lifestyle. To do this, we set our schedule 1-2 months in advance. 

Once you’ve confirmed/accepted shifts, it is your responsibility to get these covered if needed.

We are currently seeking guides who can work 1-3 shifts a week, which may increase during peak season.

We lead tours year-round, rain or shine. These are popular even during “low season” on weekends, and are particularly busy June through October, and during holiday weeks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc).

We ask that you schedule extended vacations outside of these times.

  • Cash tips
  • Vacation Pay: You will accrue 8% of hours paid to be used as Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development: $40/month reimbursement for ghost/paranormal/true crime research

Ideally you would have flexible daytime availability (there are occasional private daytime tour requests).

The vast majority of shifts (including private tours) will start at 5pm or later.

The latest tours we run are generally 8pm (ends around 9:45pm).