Find a Job as a Professional Swimming Mermaid Performer

Welcome to the spot that you have dreamed of your entire life - the chance see if you have what it takes to swim in fairy tale circumstances for the most lavish parties, travel to intriguing locations, be challenged to become your best by other smart, kind, and driven women, and to ultimately to be trained and recognized as a Sheroes Professional Mermaid - one Hollywood's elite water stunt professionals.

We are accepting applications for new USA-based talent CURRENTLY LIVING IN the following locations. Please indicate which one you physically live in on the form below as location is a direct hiring consideration due to travel time.

  • Orange County, California
    • Beach Cities: Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Long Beach
    • Inland Cities: Anaheim, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Lake Forrest, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano
  • Los Angeles, California
    • Beach Cities: El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, The Westside, West Hollywood, Westwood
    • Inland Cities: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Downtown, Griffith Park, Santa Monica, Venice Beach
    • Sorry, we are not hiring in the Valley or up through Valencia at the present time for mermaids
  • Palm Springs, California
  • Riverside, California
  • San Diego County, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Santa Barbara (incl. Montecito), California
  • Ventura County, California & LA Border
    • Agoura, Calabasas, Camarillo, Hidden Hills, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, and Westlake Village
  • Las Vegas, Nevada


Asian Mermaid Under Water in the Ocean
  • Meet the Following Logistics / Work Authorizations / Availability Requirements:
    • Be 18 or older
    • Be a US Citizen or have a current valid work visa authorizing you to work in the USA
    • Be fluent in English
    • Be readily accessible via phone and email contact
    • Have consistent weekend availability including 3/4 weekends per month between 11AM-5PM May 1 -October 31.
    • Possess reliable transportation
  • Meet or Exceed the Following Water Skills Requirements:
    • Already be a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard with a Safe Sport certification.
      • Click the links to view how to achieve these.
    • Be able to swim underwater without swim aids for a distance of 25 yards without stopping.
    • Be able to efficiently swim a 400 yard freestyle without the use of swim aids and using any stroke but the back stroke in less than 12 minutes without stopping.
    • Perform a 2 minute tread in water while tucking hands under the armpits or holding hands above the head without stopping.
    • Be able to swim while carrying a 10 pound weight 25 yards without stopping and without letting the weight go under water.
  • Meet or Exceed the Following Physical Requirements:
    • Be physically able to lift and carry 50 pounds of weight on land.
    • Be physically and mentally fit to physically work continuously for two hours or more with minimal breaks.
    • No visible tattoos / ink or piercings on the upper half of the body OR have the ability and willingness to remove them / easily cover them with a costume or accessory in 10 minutes or less for party work on your own expense.
    • Fit an existing company-owned silicone mermaid tail (27" absolute max around the natural waist, 36.5" absolute max hip around the widest part) OR have your own silicone grade Merbella Studios, Finfolk Productions, Mernation, Kariel / Tail of Art OR Mertailor (pro level silicone ONLY) mermaid tail with company visual appearance approval. If you own your own tail it needs to be a professional level silicone tail from one of these makers - NOT a fabric tail.Unfortunately our stunning silicone company-owned tails are extremely fragile and prone to breakage from body weight strain, are not size adjustable, and, due to their extreme expense and lengthy waiting list times (up to 2 years!) to receive them from manufacturers, are unable to be purchased for new hires. If you do not fall in to in either of these tail categories please apply as a certified lifeguard instead or consider applying to a different open position as most of our other jobs are not subject to any pre-existing costume requirements.
  • Meet or Exceed the Following Personality Traits:
    • Possess exemplary people skills, particularly in the aspects of kindness, compassion, and patience when working with children
    • Have the ability to cheerfully engage an audience in a performance lasting an hour or more
    • Enjoy working in crowds and stressful situations with the ability to brainstorm new ideas and games on the spot
    • Be comfortable and happy in improvisational and method acting situations for extended periods of time
    • Possess outgoing poise, style, charm, and confidence while maintaining character doing extemporaneous speaking

Professional Mermaid Job Application

Did you read all of the MERMAID job requirements above and agree that you meet them? *
Name *
Phone *
List any CURRENT Emergency First Responder, college, sports coaching, or water safety credentials here.
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 you swimming in a pool or the ocean. Video should clearly show what you look like, what your personality is, and what skills you have.
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: starting or working for a mermaid training program or exercise program, working for another mermaid company or performance group that hires mermaids, having your own mermaid or water work business, self promoting yourself for work as a mermaid or water performer, or owning/co-owning/working for any form of theatre, party, or event companies?
(c) Terri Brindisi On Location at a Show

(c) Terri Brindisi On Location at a Show