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.
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.
flair for entertainment
good communication skills
able to concentrate for long periods
self-confidence, motivation, dedication and determination
stamina to perform at peak level.