Dream job: attained!

Dream job: attained!

Children's Character Jobs

Relocation is NOT available. To be eligible for this job you must already be in one of these locations:

  • Ventura County, California Region (USA)
  • Los Angeles, California (USA)
  • Manhattan Beach / Redondo Beach / Torrance / Palos Verdes, California Regions (USA)
  • Long Beach / Newport Beach / Dana Point, California Region (USA)
  • Orange County, California Region (USA)

We are currently looking for amazing part-time on-call children's character performers to join our team for children's parties.

Children's characters are able to experience a variety of performance based work on land and have ample room for creativity as knights, fairies, princesses, princes, witches, elves, zombies, and more! THIS JOB IS LAND-BASED AND DOES NOT INCLUDE OUR SWIMMING MERMAIDS. If you are interested in becoming a swimming mermaid and do not have existing work skills to meet the below requirements then you can check out our Fintern program.

PAY

Pay is based on the time duration of a party, if any early arrival prep is required, and what type of task or job is performed. Every mile and minute driven to and from the event is compensated (travel time at min. wage) on top of the below rates and performers average between $20-100 in cash tips per party based on their client's satisfaction with their attitude and skill.

Here are the current pre-travel compensation starting levels for 1 hour parties:

  • Balloon Twister - Starting at $35 per hour
  • Craft Supervisor - Starting at $30.25 for the first hour, $25 each additional hour
  • Face Painter - Starting at $40.25 for the first hour, $35 each additional hour
  • Glitter Tattoo Artist - Starting at $25 per hour
  • Games Lead - Starting at $40 per hour

We have some nice hidden perks too - we cover general liability insurance and worker's comp insurance on our employees at our events to make sure that they can get help if they ever need it, offer neat invite-only company day trips, parties, and ongoing educational opportunities, and take care of all the paperwork and other details so that our people can completely focus on performing to be their absolute best.

Children's Character REQUIREMENTS

  • Have experience leading children's parties or events for ages 3-10
  • Have high levels of enthusiasm and energy for work
  • Have a clear criminal background
  • Have three excellent party or child care work related references
  • Possess reliable transportation
  • Possess a SafeSport certification (FREE course - Click Here)
  • Have consistent weekend availability - primarily Friday evenings after 4PM and Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 10AM-7PM
  • Be readily accessible via email and phone
  • Be 18 or older and authorized to work in the USA
  • Already possess the following job skills:
    • Know how to apply a glitter tattoo (AKA glitter body art design)
    • Know how to lead the following games and be able to lead them: Simon Says, Red Light / Green Light, Charades, Freeze Tag, Duck, Duck, Goose, Telephone, Limbo, and Heads Up 7 Up
    • Know how to do the following balloon twisting designs (3 minute or less per design speed): dog, monkey, horse, sword, flower, heart, bear, candy cane, monkey, butterfly, mermaid, and princess
    • Know how to do the following face painting designs (3 minute or less per design speed): dog, cat, unicorn, princess crown, Spider Man, Bat Man, Wolverine, dolphin, snake, skull, butterfly, tiger, and a flower design
    • Have the ability to head a five minute story in character with vocal projection, audience control, and inflection changes.

Children's Character Job Application

Did you read all of the job requirements above and agree that you meet them? *
Name *
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List any CURRENT Emergency First Responder, college, sports coaching, childcare courses, professional face painting seminar experiences, or water safety credentials etc. here.
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Please send us a short (less than 5 minutes) video link to somewhere like Vimeo or YouTube where you introduce yourself, talk about your background working with kids, and show a quick sample of stating a character type of your choice and showing how you would introduce yourself with a quick fictional backstory while in that character. Video should clearly show what you look like, what your personality is, and what skills you have.
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Do you have any other skills you think would help you in this job?
Please list any additional web links to demo reels or relevant content to your application that you would like us to see here.
Do you have any current or planned conflicts of interest such as: working for another party or entertainment company, starting or working for a mermaid/merman/monofin training program or exercise program, working for another mermaid company or performance group that hires mermaids/mermen, having your own mermaid/merman or water work business, self promoting yourself for work as a mermaid, merman, or water performer, or owning/co-owning/working for any form of theatre, party, or event companies?

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