Manipulator - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Manipulator - 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 Manipulator earn

A Manipulator earns between $1.249 and $3.040 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.693 and a median salary of $1.655 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 79 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Manipulator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.693 20.316 423 8
1º Quartile 1.249 14.991 312 6
Median Salary 1.655 19.860 414 8
3º Quartile 2.318 27.819 580 11
Higher Salary 3.040 36.477 760 14

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 Manipulator

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Manipulator the most in the job market

    • wholesale of goods in general, with predominance of food products
    • manufacture of cosmetics, perfumery and personal hygiene products
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • pharmaceuticals retail trade, with formula manipulation
    • manufacture of cleaning and polishing products
    • retail vegetables & vegetables
    • temporary labor lease
    • manufacture of additives for industrial use
    • pharmaceuticals retail trade, without formula handling
    • metallic packaging manufacturing

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