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Talent Wanted for Children’s Live Shows

Talent Wanted for Children’s Live Shows

Wellington, NZ. Apply from all NZ.
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Talent Wanted for Children’s Live Shows

Are you a performer with a natural affinity for children? Would you like to help educate young kids about asthma in a fun and musical way? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is looking for talented performers around the country who can help bring its Sailor the Pufferfish show to primary schools and kindies. The Sailor show has been running for a few years now, and has educated thousands of children about asthma.

This is a casual but well-paid gig, which involves a bit of flexibility. Each tour would be around 7-10 days long, and most likely you would do at least one or two tours per year.

We will provide you with the script and the equipment. What’s more, there's the potential to really make the show your own. While the content of the script has been signed off by medical professionals and the key messages are fixed, there is capacity to be creative with the show. We are always keen for new ideas, songs, and material to make Sailor shine for our tamariki!


*Some professional acting and musical experience.

*An affinity with younger children and an interest in children’s entertainment – you need to be able to engage a young audience for 30 minutes.

*A clean New Zealand driver’s license and willingness to travel.

*Reliability – ability to make a medium-to-long term commitment to performing the shows.

*Flexibility – able to fit in with the schedule for our school and kindy tours.

*Passion, enthusiasm and a can-do attitude!

*Fully COVID-19 vaccinated, to comply with Government/Ministry of Education mandates.

*Please note: you must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates


Job payment

Payment TBC - 50% of show fee after confirming tour bookings. Remainder on completion of tour.

Expenses paid - Travel (plane, car hire, mileage if using own vehicle), per diems daily payment

Performer wanted for children's live shows

Engaging, energetic performer - able to connect with children in a primary school or kindy setting. Acting and musical experience essential. There are 2 roles per show - a non-speaking 'Sailor the Pufferfish' and the main role: 'Sailor's friend'

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 23 December 2021.

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Listing created: 22 November 2021
Applications closed: 23 December 2021
Casting #1156421