The Humour Foundation is seeking performers for our rapidly growing Laughter Care program
Please note: These are PAID contractor positions.
Laughter Care Specialists (formally known as Elder Clowns) work in Residential Aged Care Facilities bringing connection, laughter and joy to the elderly, their families and facility staff. Many residents are living with dementia and/or experience social isolation. We see residents for who they are and celebrate the person, not their condition or situation. With empathy and understanding, and the therapeutic power of performance, humour and reminiscence, we work to improve the quality of life for residents.
Given growing demand, we are looking for performers to add to our Laughter Care team in Sydney and Northern NSW. Performers of colour and/or from diverse cultural backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
Laughter Care Specialists require a unique set of skills. If you have the following, 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 a professional organisation
- Willing and able 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 of our Laughter Care Performers (previously known as Elder Clowns) talk about their work and to learn more about The Humour Foundation.
Want to apply? Apply Now to start your journey into becoming a Laughter Care Specialist.
To be invited to audition, you MUST lodge your registration form by 5 pm Friday 28th Jan 2022. Please note: Potential Workshop Audition dates are Fri 11th Feb from 6pm-9.30pm or Sat 12th Feb 10am-1.30pm. Auditionees will be asked for their preferred date as well as advised what to prepare and bring on the day.
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.