Mummer - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Mummer - 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 Mummer earn

A Mummer earns between $1.526 and $3.642 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.990 and a median salary of $1.756 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 48 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Mummer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.990 23.884 498 10
1º Quartile 1.526 18.307 381 7
Median Salary 1.756 21.072 439 8
3º Quartile 2.778 33.333 694 13
Higher Salary 3.642 43.707 911 17

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 Mummer

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

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

  • Activities

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

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