Children's Character Jobs
Live your most amazing life while using your acting skills to make the world a better place! Our children’s entertainers explore the realms of creativity through creative play at parties and public events.
Children's characters are able to experience a variety of roles on land and have ample room for imagination and acting creativity as knights, fairies, princesses, princes, witches, elves, zombies, and more! Please know that this job is NOT for swimming mermaids, our children’s characters stay on land.
On average, a children’s character makes around $90 before tips on a 1 hour party.
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.
This is a part-time, on-call, job. Experienced performers may work up to 6 events per week while newer staff members may work 2 per month, on average. Staffing is based on skill, costume fit, and location based on client incoming call volume.
We are hiring for people who physically live in one of the following locations only:
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)
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, summer camp, nanny, youth group, teaching, or child work related references.
Possess reliable transportation and be willing to drive up to 1 hour each way to an event.
Have consistent weekend availability - primarily Friday evenings after 4PM and Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 10AM-6PM.
Be readily accessible via email and phone.
Be 18 or older and authorized to work in the USA.
Already possess the following job skills and be able to demonstrate them or have proof of Children’s Entertainment Certification completion.
Know how to apply makeup to yourself (women) for character roles such as princesses, fairies, etc.
Know how to apply a glitter tattoo (AKA glitter body art design) in 1.5 minutes or less.
Know how to apply aloe-vera based festival glitter to a face or arm in 1 minute or less.
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, Colors, Sharks and Minnows, and Tag.
Know how to do the following balloon twisting designs (3 minute or less per design speed): flower, heart, sword, fairy wings, dog, butterfly wand, and candy cane.
Have the ability to head a five minute picture book story in character with vocal projection, audience control, and inflection changes while also using a simple one hand puppet.
Have proof of the California Child Care Workers: Mandated Reporter Training course completion.
To take this FREE three hour online course please visit: http://childcare.mandatedreporterca.com/default.htm
Children's Character Job Application
This application is your first step to showing us what you have to offer as a children's character entertainer. All fields below marked with an "*" are required. Your application will automatically be deleted if you do not complete these fields or enter things like "N/A" in them.
To submit a video we suggest using your cellphone to do a recording and pasting an unlisted link to YouTube or Vimeo in the field below to send to us. We’re looking for personality, energy, and enthusiasm!
If you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to read please contact us to have a staff member read this form to you or enlist the help of a friend or family member to complete it.
Photo courtesy of Maddie Isaacs