Job Opening

To the Faerie Applicants

Hello possible Faerie/Elf in Training!

Thank you for visiting our Faerie world! I'm Fae Diddle Diddle, the Head Faerie. Thank you for taking interested in the open position for new performers! Please read everything below on how to apply. 

Double check that when you apply, please submit your headshot (doesn't have to be professional), resume, and 3 references to MAKE YOUR SUBMISSION STAND OUT!

Bay Area based children’s entertainment company, Happily Ever Laughter, is on the search for new performers! This is the perfect way to add some sparkle to your life (and extra cash) while only working 1-2 days per week! You can live anywhere in the Los Angeles Area, Bay Area, Orange County, or Sacramento Area. If you have an eye for costume and make-up design, and a knack for making children laugh, this may be your dream come true! 

You may have heard of someone performing at birthday parties before...and let me take a moment to say Happily Ever Laughter is a bit different. Unlike most children’s entertainment providers, we do not use wigs or franchised characters (like Cinderella or Snow White). We like to remind children what can happen if you just let your imagination run wild, instead of just copying the television/movie characters. Each costume is hand-made and truly unique. We also focus ONLY on performing. We don't bring out jump houses and are not a 'one-stop-shop' party business. That means you are treated like a princess not only on the job, but behind the scenes as well. 

Job Description; 

Attend events as a whimsical character (Mermaid, Faerie, Pirate, Princess etc) and perform a magic show, twist colorful balloons, paint faces, make puppets come alive, and many other fun activities! Each performance averages about 1.5 hours in length, and your compensation will be approximately $80-$600 per weekend (plus tips!)...and sometimes more depending on how often you perform. As you gain experience, you may have the option to attend 3-6 parties a weekend!  

Each of our performers are employees of Happily Ever Laughter, so you are paid several different rates for different things. For example, we pay you to apply your make up and to get into costume at a certain rate, and then pay you a higher rate when you are performing at a celebration. You are also paid for every minute (and mile!) that you travel from your home to the celebration and back.  

Families are hiring us for the quality of our shows and performers, and so you end up performing in (hopefully!) more welcoming environments. That means being around better behaved children, happy grown-ups, and having a fuller schedule. 

To become one of our performers, you'll need to audition for the company. If we think you'll be a good fit for an audition during your interview, you will be welcomed into our Faerie/Elf workshops. To be ready for an audition, we ask that you attend 4 workshops (these are free, and are 2-3 hours in length) in Santa Cruz, and then one day of a 'tag along' in your area. A 'tag along' is when you will follow one of our performers to 2 celebrations during a weekend. More training will be provided after your successful audition. Full travel compensation will be provided to Los Angeles/Orange County applicants for attending the Faerie workshops once selected after an in-person interview local to you (in Los Angeles or Orange County).

With proper practice, you could begin performing within a month of your interview (or if you already have a background in performing...sooner)! After each Faerie/Elf class session, you will be required to rehearse on your own time to prepare for the final audition. If you have too much on your plate (full time student+extra job+slaying dragons in the evenings), you should NOT apply for this job. It takes a lot of time to become a true Happily Ever Laughter performer, but the reward is immense. Once trained, the job doesn't take much time at all. Just 1 to 1.5 hours per party! 

Our performers have a lot of fun at work, and also behind the scenes. For the last 3 years, we had a 3 day company retreat up in a mansion in the hills of Napa, where we filmed a new movie, had dance parties under the stars, swam with mermaid tails in a private lake, and fit 17 people into one hot tub. *laugh* For our Holiday Party last year, the Head Faerie took everyone to DISNEYLAND (with a night in the Disneyland hotel as well)! 

You must have your own, reliable vehicle, as you may have to travel up to 1 hour away (depending on where you live) for the event. You also MUST MUST MUST be punctual. Being on time (and even early) is more important than anything else. If this is a problem for you, do not apply. I ask that you are available all weekends each month, with ONE weekend off (if you want, you can work all weekends). Anytime off must be requested at least one month in advance. 

Applicants are strongly recommended to have experience with theater, young children, music, glitter, and working independently. 

Email your resume to (please, NO phone calls) 
AND include a current photo of yourself, any special talents, and at least 3 references (not family).

These positions usually yield a lot of applicants, so I encourage you to make your resume STAND OUT! This is one job where creativity comes first, so let it shine! Good luck! 

Fae Diddle Diddle