Helping you find a career in the performing arts industry
The performing arts industry stretches far and wide, offering many opportunities for those with creative talent. It also requires a reliable team to be behind the scenes to make sure the shows run perfectly and are the best they can be.
You could be showcasing your creative talents through performing as a dancer, actor, singer, musician or even a magician. Alternatively, you may be a talented creative who works backstage doing stage makeup or costume design.
The performing arts is an incredibly difficult industry to crack, so you really must be passionate about what you do. Although it is painted as a very glamourous career, it still requires a lot of graft and hard work.
Performers usually work on a short-term contract basis until the particular show they are working on is over and then they will have to source another show. If you are self-employed, your money will be made through the ticket profits on your performances. It does not offer much job security in comparison to other industries.
There are pros and cons to working in the performing arts. It will almost definitely require you to work the evenings and weekends, but it could also allow you to travel the globe if you wish. Most cruise ships require a whole team of performers for the evening entertainment.
Within this industry, no two days will be the same. It's an exciting area to work in, and has numerous opportunities - the sky really is the limit.