Tapnell Farm is Growing its Events and Performance Team, and we are looking for new recruits!

Over the last year we have started to deliver some very popular events, we are currently searching for enthusiastic, talented and dynamic individuals to join our seasonal performers. Our new recruits will to help deliver our next up and coming events including Halloween, Christmas and beyond!

In this role you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the Events Manager and Lead Entertainer to create and deliver some amazing events and shows, as well as assist from time to time operationally within the farm park.

One minute you could be a scarecrow helping children to pick their pumpkins at Halloween, the next you could be an elf keeping an eye on Santa and his friends, or a farmer rounding up the baby goats!

This position would suit anyone in or with an interest in the performing arts industry, with a great sense of humour and bucket loads of creativity. You may be studying at university and fancy performing when you are home in the holidays, college student looking for more experience, or someone who likes to get involved with amateur dramatics and is looking for more opportunities to shine!

If you answer yes to these questions then you could be in with a chance of joining the team and enjoying some of the great benefits of working at Tapnell Farm Park.

Are you available for the following dates (not conclusive as there may be also be set up and de-rig times)

18th October – 28th October, The 10th & 11th November, 8th & 9th December, 15th & 16th December and 21st – 23rd December

  • Do you like Children and Animals?
  • Do you thrive on performing within live theatrical attractions?
  • Are you able to work as part of a dynamic, fun team?
  • Do you like working in a fast-paced environment?
  • Are you comfortable interacting and performing alongside hundreds of guests every day?
  • Are you happy to roll your sleeves up and help with creating sets and props?

How to apply..

  • Stage one - Please send a covering letter, CV and Headshot to
  • Stage two – If chosen, we will contact you to come in for our audition day where you will get to meet the team and learn more about the role, as well as prove to us that you have what we are looking for.

1st date for audition/interview: Tuesday 18th September 5.30pm (you will be contacted if successful on Sunday 16th September)

  • Stage 3 – If successful we will call you back to discuss the event timetable and welcome you to the Tapnell Farm Park Family!

Do you want to join our team at Tapnell Farm Park?

We occasionally have opportunities available working in the various departments around our Farm Park, including animal care roles, general assistants and catering team members.

Any current vacancies will be advertising on the Isle of Wight Jobs website:

To apply for any of our job roles you must be a minimum of 16 years.

If we are not currently advertising any suitable vacancies, you can still send us your CV which we will hold on file to consider for any future roles. Please email CVs, along with a covering letter, to