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Two Male Actors to be Confederates (Undercover Research Participants)

Two Male Actors to be Confederates (Undercover Research Participants)

Western Australia, Australia
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This isn't a normal casting call for film/show. We are a team of researchers from UWA looking for an actor to pretend to be a research participant in a series of team-based experiments (i.e., you'll be attempting to 'blend in' with other participants, when really you've been trained to participate in the experiment a certain way).

- Tuesdays 1pm - 6pm; Wednesdays 8am - 12pm
Ongoing from October until March 1st (pilot study); ongoing throughout 2022.

- $20.33-25/hr (paid through your ABN).

UWA Business School

Researchers from the University of Western Australia Business School (in collaboration with colleagues from UniSA, ACU, and UniMelb) are seeking two students with acting experience to play the role of leader and participant in a computer-based team simulation which will be run over Zoom. This turn-based simulation, Everest v3, requires five individuals to collaboratively make decisions as they climb Mt. Everest, earning points as they achieve goals.

For the purposes of the research, two of these five roles will be filled by actors pretending to be participants. One role will be that of the climb’s leader, and another will be that of a regular climber.

The actor in the role of leader will be trained to verbally direct climbers using a combination of directive (assertive) and empowering leadership styles. The actor in the role of climber will be trained to initiate and verbalise an event in the simulation that sparks the leader’s use of the above leadership styles.

We will be running these simulations each week at the stated times and are seeking someone with availability on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout 2022.

- Acting experience (unpaid or minimal is fine)
- Gender: Male

Applications due by Sun 17th of October, 5pm.

Once we have received your application, you will be notified within one week whether you have progressed to the interview round.

If successful, we will send you a brief script with examples of the types of lines you will be required to deliver as part of the simulation and ask you to deliver these during your interview.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Actors will be selected by the 20th of October and undergo training thereafter on one or more days until the 10th of November (can schedule this flexibly). Training WILL be compensated.

Job payment

Paid - $20.33-25/hr. You will invoice us monthly via your ABN

Undercover research participant

The confederate's role is to basically pretend they are one amongst a series of research participants in an experiment, but in reality, you've been trained to participate in the experiment a certain way (e.g., to play the role of 'team leader' a particular way).

Male, aged 18 to 35

Applications closed 23 October 2021.

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