We're Hiring!

To the Faerie Applicants

Hello prospective Faeries and Elves!

Thank you for visiting our Faerie world!

My name is Fae Diddle Diddle, and I'm the Head Faerie at Happily Ever Laughter. Thank you for taking an interest in the open position for new performers! I've written a lot of helpful information for you on the page for how to apply for this very special position. 

What we are searching for:  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 2 days per week! You can live anywhere in the Bay Area or North Bay 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! 

Who we are:  Happily Ever Laughter has been performing at events around California for 10 years. Our performers have performed at over 14,000 birthday celebrations, corporate events, TV shows appearances, summer camp programs, and daycare visits. 

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. Our focus is 100% 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. 

Also, we stand out in the entertainment industry because each of our performers are employees of Happily Ever Laughter (as opposed to independent contractors). What does that mean to you? We provide everything. The costumes, the booking process, the training, the insurance, the behind the scenes support...so you can focus on the most fun part...being a Faerie for children. Yay!  

You are paid hourly wages to get into character (putting on make-up takes time, we know this!), to travel to the events, to perform at the event, to travel back home, and also for your chariot's mileage.  Parents often tip as well, which just sends us over the moon. *smile* Also, because you are an employee, you are eligible for overtime, paid time off, and even our 401k program. 

Our performers have a lot of fun at work, and also behind the scenes. For the last 5 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 a few years ago, the Head Faerie took everyone to DISNEYLAND (with a night in the Disneyland hotel 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 as an employee, you are paid hourly. Our performers currently make $12k to $18k per year, while only working 6-8 days per month.

Families are hiring us for the quality of our shows and performers, and so you end up performing for familes that can't wait to meet us. That means being around better behaved children, happy grown-ups, and having a fuller schedule. 

Audition Process:  To become one of our performers, you'll need to audition for the company.

To prepare for the audition, we have special workshops that you may attend. There are three 2-3 hour workshops in Santa Cruz, Ca. One teaches you Balloon Twisting, one is for Face Painting, and one is for Magic. We usually offer the workshops once a week.

In addition to the workshops to help you prepare for the audition, we will welcome you to 'tag along' to real performances with our current performers, so you can see everything happening in real time.  

After each workshop, you will be required to rehearse on your own time to prepare for the final audition.

All applicants that are chosen from the audition move on to become employees of Happily Ever Laughter, and begin a paid training program. We will never send you to a performance that you are not prepared for. All of our performers have staff to support them to help them be the best performer they can be. 

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. 

How to Apply:  To be eligible for an audition, we need to you please submit a resume to FaerieTraining@gmail.com AND include a current photo of yourself, any special talents, and at least professional 3 references.

If we think you'll be a good fit for the audition process, we will reach out to you for an in person interview.

If the interview goes well, you will be welcomed into our workshops to prepare you for the audition. Full gas compensation will be provided to North Bay applicants for attending the Faerie workshops, upon a successful audition. 

With proper practice, you could begin performing within a month of your first interview (or if you already have a background in performing...sooner)!

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! 

Requirements:  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.

You must 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. 

Pretty please, do not call our company phone number to ask about the position. The SecreFaeries that answer are working with parents to reserve shows in our calendar, and are not connected to our hiring department. Also, please do not use the online 'chat' function on our website, because that is also directly connected to the booking SecreFaeries. For all questions and application submissions, use FaerieTraining@gmail.com. You are also welcome to reply to the Facebook post with questions, and we will answer you there *smile*.  

Fae Diddle Diddle