Performer Duties and Responsibilities
Performers are expected to be able to bend, or kneel down to interact with smaller children when necessary.
Costumes can be heavy, Performers are expected to be able to lift and carry costumes and costume accessories.
Performers should be able to comfortably fit into costumes in order to perform the character. Our costumes are currently a set size and are not adjustable at this time.
Engage in Public Performances
Performers need to be comfortable with improve and partially scripted performances.
Performers will be expected to maintain character the entire time they are considered “on stage”. We consider “on stage” to mean the moment they step out of the car to arrive at the event to the moment they step back into the car to leave.
Performers will be expected to sing at performances.
We may ask you to volunteer your performance roughly 1-2 times a year. You are not required to volunteer your performance for such events, but we ask you to please consider doing so. This will give your character more exposure and practice as well as awareness of our business to help bring more potential bookings.
Participate in Rehearsals
Performers will be required to find time for dress rehearsals or new package rehearsals. Performers who have yet to practice changes will not be offered bookings until they have done so. These may or may not be paid rehearsals.
Care for Props and Costumes
Ensuring that all costumes are properly maintained is another responsibility of performers. All props and equipment used must be handled with care. Performers are also responsible for seeing that their equipment is correctly stored after each performance.
Performer can provide their own props, or costumes if first approved by company owners.
Performers are expected to help generate bookings. This can be through sharing events on social media, advertising themselves as a part of our team using provided business cards or in other professional and creative ways. Performers are the recognizable face of the company at those times and is expected to represent us professionally. Advertising yourself and your team helps to increase booking requests and therefore booking opportunities for yourself to grow and earn more.
Performers are not allowed to use our costumes, props, or event performances outside of their intended use.
Performers are not allowed to bring friends or family to their events without prior permission. We provide assistants for your travel and help.
Performer Skills and Qualifications
Performers must have positive, hard-working attitudes and a desire to interact with audiences through performance.
- Public performance – interacting with crowds through public expression
- Interpersonal skills – collaborating closely with others is a constant requirement for performers, who need a variety of staff and colleagues to bring presentations to life
- Acting – performers often play characters to share stories and connect with audiences emotionally. Must be able to improv and know their characters history.
- Dancing – many performers use movement to display stories and ideas
- Choreography – some performances may involve a choreography to enhance audience experiences
- Problem-solving skills – performers must think fast on their feet and improvise when technical glitches happen during their performances.
- Time Management – Performers are expected to arrive at home base before event to do last looks and prop/costume pickup. This means the performer needs to manage their time to ensure they are prepared to leave home base with ample time to arrive at the event before event start time.
There is a lot to consider when it comes to our package price and pay. We strive to remain competitive, affordable, cover costs such as maintenance to costumes/props and overhead costs like monthly fees and restocks of goods.
What does that mean for your pay? For every party, we pay some to the performer, some to the assistant and some to the business. You are paid by check once you return to home base and turn in costumes and supplies. The more bookings you get, the better your weekend looks in pay.
Tips are split between you and the attending assistant.
A Meet and Greet (30 min performance time) pays $30
The Enchanting Package (1 hour performance time) pays $50
Events pay is $50 each hour plus tips.