Puppeteers - Salary and Career
Circus performers (circus performers)

Puppeteers - 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 Puppeteers earn

A Puppeteers earns between $1.252 and $3.643 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.912 and a median salary of $2.071 according to an Averwage.com 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 26 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Puppeteers

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.912 22.948 478 9
1º Quartile 1.252 15.028 313 6
Median Salary 2.071 24.855 518 10
3º Quartile 2.778 33.338 695 13
Higher Salary 3.643 43.714 911 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 Puppeteers

Circus performers (circus performers) must:

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

  • Activities

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

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