Dream job: attained! YOU could be a fairy for your job... or a princess, elf, witch, or more!

Dream job: attained! YOU could be a fairy for your job... or a princess, elf, witch, or more!

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.

PAY

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.

WORK FREQUENCY

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.

LOCATIONS

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.


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.

QUESTIONS

Did you read all of the job requirements above and agree that you meet them? *
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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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