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Entertainers captivate, amuse or thrill an audience with dramatic, musical and other performances. They may perform a variety of tasks depending on their area of expertise.

Duties & Tasks
Entertainers may perform some or all of the following tasks:
  • create acts and performance routines
  • develop a special character such as a clown or fairy
  • practise the act
  • dress in costumes to suit the act
  • perform acts to entertain audiences
  • perform illusions and tricks
  • operate a puppet or puppets
  • tell jokes and perform comical acts
  • undertake dangerous acts.
  • Working conditions
    Entertainers must be prepared to work irregular hours and spend long periods practising and rehearsing. Some entertainers work in areas unrelated to entertaining to support themselves financially.
    Personal requirements
  • flair for entertainment
  • good communication skills
  • able to concentrate for long periods
  • self-confidence, motivation, dedication and determination
  • stamina to perform at peak level.
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