The Humour Foundation is seeking performers for the Melbourne Clown Doctor team
Please note: This is a PAID contractor position.
Clown Doctors work in hospitals bringing joy and laughter to sick children, their families and hospital staff. While medical doctors do ward rounds looking at what is wrong with a child, Clown Doctors do clown rounds connecting with what is right with the child. Their work covers a variety of situations, from working with clinicians distracting children during painful procedures in the Burns and Emergency departments, to visiting and entertaining children receiving treatment for ongoing medical conditions and brightening up the experience of children staying in hospital whilst they recover from surgery or illness.
We are looking for a performer to add to our team of Clown Doctors in Melbourne. Performers of colour and/or from diverse cultural backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
Clown Doctors require a unique set of skills. We’re looking for individuals with the following skills:
· Highly skilled and experienced in clown and improvisation
· Music, movement, and physical theatre skills are a bonus
· Sensitivity, empathy, and a strong ability to “read the room”
· Able to respond positively to vulnerable people and stressful situations
· A good listener, able to work effectively in pairs, within a team and an organisation
· Willing to make the child highest status, able to connect with 0-18 year old’s
· Reliable, punctual, well presented, and available for ongoing part-time work
· Imaginative and funny!
Watch this video to hear some of our Clown Doctors talk about their work and to learn more about the organisation.
Want to apply? Apply Now to start your journey into becoming a Clown Doctor.
To be invited to audition, you MUST lodge your registration form by Monday 28th February 2022. Please note: Potential Workshop Audition dates are early March 2022
The Humour Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, expecting all staff and performers to share this commitment. Selected applicants must provide a current Working with Children Check and National Police Check. Selected applicants will also be asked to comply with The Humour Foundation’s immunisation policy prior to commencing work.