Animal tamer (circus) - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Animal tamer (circus) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform, alone or in groups, different types of representations, in a public show (circus, theater, street, television studio). They create numbers and present them on stage, using body techniques (acrobatics, balancing, juggling, illusionism, comedy, singing, dancing, pantomime) or animal training techniques.

How much does an Animal tamer (circus) earn

A Animal tamer (circus) earns between $1.191 and $3.358 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.766 and a median salary of $1.626 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 85 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Animal tamer (circus)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.766 21.197 442 8
1º Quartile 1.191 14.290 298 5
Median Salary 1.626 19.512 406 7
3º Quartile 2.561 30.736 640 12
Higher Salary 3.358 40.302 840 15

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • popular arts artists and models
        • circus performers (circus performers)

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Main workplaces

Circus performers (circus performers) work is carried out in closed environments such as circus tents, theaters, TV studios, also outdoors and in vehicles, through salaried or autonomous work or by circus owners, in itinerant work, with rotation of shifts, in a individual and collective, under permanent supervision. It is common for the worker to have more than one occupation, which are defined by the set of skills: acrobat - makes variations of jumping on the ground, aerial - uses various movement and balance techniques in the air, contortionist - makes twisting and contortion movements of the body, animal tamer - trains and presents the animal, tightrope walker - balances objects, people and himself, magician - makes objects appear, disappears, moves objects, people, animals, using techniques of illusion, juggler - plays games with devices and objects and controls, clown - performs pantomimes, jokes and other comic acts, trapeze artist - performs jumps and evolutions with the body in the air, puppeteer.

What does it take to work in the field of Circus performers (circus performers)

These occupations are carried out by people who have developed circus skills. Training begins at an early age, when children learn a little of each art, in canvas circuses, organized around traditional circus families. There are, in smaller numbers, artists trained in circus-schools or circus arts courses. Circus shows are also presented in theater, TV, street or other alternative spaces.

Functions and activities of Animal tamer (circus)

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

  • sell the show or number;
  • inventing numbers;
  • inventar n�meros;
  • teaching circus art and technique;
  • sell the show or number;
  • rehearse the number;
  • produce number;
  • produzir o n�mero;
  • display the number;
  • inventar numbers;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • invent numbers;
  • produce the number;
  • introduce the number;
  • present the number;
  • test the number;
  • sell the show or number;
  • display number;
  • communicate;

  • Activities

    • develop discipline;
    • warm up;
    • work with frustrations (falls, numbers, devices);
    • stimulating the physical development of the student;
    • respect another artist's braces;
    • attend to places where the work is done;
    • acquire techniques to fall;
    • perform test numbers for disclosure or contracting;
    • prepare the artist's entry;
    • wrong tricks for appreciation of work;
    • investigate the value of circus work in the market;
    • research possibilities of communication with the public;
    • set choreography;
    • assume the times when performing the tricks;
    • establish bonds of trust with colleagues;
    • demonstrate determination to learn;
    • disclose the show or number;
    • transmitting circus ethics;
    • earn the empathy of the audience;
    • search tricks;
    • improve body and vocal expression techniques;
    • research technologies;
    • introducing the student to the different circus modalities;
    • research body movements;
    • incorporate different artistic languages;
    • exchange information with circus professionals (in person, videos, internet, etc);
    • assemble the device;
    • create makeup;
    • respect work relationships;
    • creatively deal with unforeseen events;
    • incorporate safety equipment into the number, during the test;
    • respect professional ethics;
    • adjust the number according to time, space and audience;
    • create makeup;
    • research possibilities for communication with the public;
    • seek learning methods for each modality;
    • adjust the number to the biotype and device;
    • make the device;
    • repeat the number perfecting techniques;
    • exchange information with other artistic areas;
    • attend to places to promote the work done;
    • respect the freedom of expression of colleagues;
    • dismantle the device;
    • search materials;
    • deal with unforeseen circumstances creatively;
    • provide printed material for dissemination;
    • establish communication with the city;
    • obey the commands of the cheat times;
    • collaborate in the dissemination of the show;
    • create appliances (work materials);
    • make concentration;
    • repeat the number improving techniques;
    • incorporate safety equipment in the number, during the test;
    • exchange information with circus schools;
    • follow refresher courses;
    • combine codes to report unforeseen events;
    • observe the work of other circus professionals;
    • give interviews;
    • demonstrate knowledge of circus vocabulary and slang;
    • master circus techniques of your act;
    • respect another artist's device;
    • mix the numbers creating others;
    • evaluate costs to price the work;
    • adapt available technologies to the circus act;
    • assimilate the times when performing the tricks;
    • use media to publicize (tv, newspaper, internet, cars, books);
    • evaluating the student's physical potential;
    • search devices;
    • synchronize light and sound with representation;
    • create wardrobe;
    • work as a team;
    • research possibilities for artistic expression;
    • demonstrate knowledge of circus customs and traditions;
    • master circus techniques in your act;
    • deal with unforeseen events creatively;
    • exchanging information with circus schools;
    • set safety equipment;
    • select song;
    • establish communication with the public;
    • perfect body and vocal expression techniques;
    • motivate students;
    • learn the profession by rehearsing;
    • prepare material, apparatus and objects for the number;
    • perceiving students' abilities;
    • adapt to the context of the show (language, food, space);
    • research possibilities in the use of colors (lights, costumes, materials, etc);
    • evaluating the physical potential of the student;
    • do stretch;
    • exchanging information with other artistic areas;
    • develop awareness of professional risks;
    • attend to places to publicize the work done;
    • propose professional possibilities based on your skills;

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