Professional Mermaid and Merman Modeling Jobs

This job posting is for part-time, on-call, job-by-job print and fashion model applicants interested in working for print model, influencer events, trade show booths, music videos, and cocktail parties. Our print and model-style clients come to us for casting assistance for male and female water-based talent who are in excellent fitness / physical shape, have runway or party ready hair and makeup skills that they can do themselves without help, and with brilliant, photo-ready, smiles. Clients choose talent off of head and body shots and video reels, where available, to have at their events. Work is not guaranteed as clients choose who they do or do not want at their events.

On average, mermaid models make $90-135+ for a 1 hour party appearance time job based on duties and if they have their own costuming or not. During appearances or parties models are responsible for picking up a costume from Simi Valley, CA for work before a job if they do not have their own, working an event in a mermaid or merman costume for 1 hour or more while swimming in a pool or posing for photos, and providing a happy, friendly, smile to guests while posing for photos and engaging in small talk.

Mermaid costumes consist of a bikini style bra with mermaid tail. Merman costumes consist of a merman tail.

We welcome all religions, genders, sexual orientations, and racial backgrounds to apply.


  • Casting Requirements

    • Be 18 years of age or older.

    • Be between 5’4”-6’ tall with a waist size between 20”-28” (women) or 26-32” (men) in diameter and able to fit existing company-owned costumes OR have your own professional silicone level mermaid tail and bra (women).

    • Be a US Citizen or have a current valid work visa authorizing you to work in the USA.

    • Be fluent in English, both written and verbal.

    • Be readily accessible via phone and email contact.

    • Have consistent weekend availability and Friday nights, with most work occurring on Saturdays between 11AM-8PM.

    • Possess reliable transportation and be able to drive up to one hour each way to get to a party.

  • Meet or Exceed the Following Physical Requirements:


    • Be able to lift and carry up to 45 pounds in a backpack bag or front held position.

    • Be able to tread water for 2 minutes.

    • Be able to swim for 200m without stopping.

  • Meet or Exceed the Following Personality Traits:

    • Be reliable and easy to reach for work.

    • Be comfortable playing to either a gay / LGBT or straight audience and also with all variety of races.

    • Possess exemplary people skills with exceptional improv speaking skills.

    • Have the ability to cheerfully engage in conversation with strangers for an hour or more.

    • Enjoy working in crowds and noisy situations.

    • Possess a genuine smile with outgoing poise, charm, and confidence while maintaining character.

Professional Mermaid or Merman Model 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, 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 people, 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/merman/monofin training program or exercise program, working for another mermaid/merman company or performance group that hires mermaids or mermen, having your own mermaid/merman or water work business, self promoting yourself for work as a merman or water performer, or owning/co-owning/working for any form of theatre, party, or event companies?