The Humour Foundation is seeking performers for the Melbourne Laughter Care team
Please note: This is a PAID contractor position.
Laughter Care Specialists (formally known as Elder Clowns) work in Residential Aged Care Facilities bringing connection, meaning and laughter to the elderly, their families and facility staff. We see them for who they are and celebrate the person, not their situation. Using empathy, the therapeutic power of performance as well humour we work to improve the resident’s quality of life.
We are looking for performers to add to our Laughter Care team in Melbourne. Performers of colour and/or from diverse cultural backgrounds are also highly encouraged to apply. Previous applicants are also encouraged to apply.
Laughter Care Specialists require a unique set of skills. If you have the following skills, please contact us!
- Highly skilled and experienced in clown and/or improvisation
- Strong musical skills are highly valued
- 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 within a team and an organisation
- Willing to make the resident the highest status, able to connect residents, their families, and staff.
- Reliable, punctual, well presented, and available for ongoing part-time work
- Imaginative and funny!
Watch this video to hear some of our Laughter Care Performers (previously known as Elder Clown) 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 5pm Tuesday 14th Dec 2021. Please note: Potential Workshop Audition date is 18th December from 11am-2.30pm. If you cannot make this date and are interested, please apply as we will re-audition early in the new year.
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.