Circus Smirkus
Greensboro, VT

Expires: 08/25/19

Job Dates

June to August 2019


$525 per week

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour staff experience firsthand the excitement and adventures of being part of a traditional touring youth circus. Teamwork, a good attitude, and the willingness to get things done are a must! We are seeking counselors to join us as part of our circus family this summer from June to August!

The counselor will assist to coordinate the care, safety, comfort, behavior, and morale of the Smirkus Troupers during the rehearsal period and while on tour. Responsible for clear communication between parents, Troupers, staff, and coaches regarding all Trouper matters.


1. Assist Head Counselor in overseeing all logistics of the Troupers, including homestay arrangements, Trouper schedules, Trouper transportation, and travel arrangements. Coordinate meal schedules with the cook staff.
2. Coordinate with the Head Counselor age-appropriate support and guidance for the Troupers. Be available to listen to concerns, issues, and problems. Help negotiate disputes. Provides or outsources counseling where appropriate. Be aware of and sensitive to issues before they become problems.
3. Acts as a liaison between the Trouper and the rest of the adult staff on tour and promotes positive relationships.
4. Informs appropriate staff of any Trouper related accidents or events that have the possibility of affecting the show or tour well being. Informs the creative team and medical staff of the physical and emotional problems/situations that a Trouper may be going through, and the history behind the problems.
5. Advise cook staff or other necessary staff of any Trouper allergies.
6. Provides a communication link between Trouper parents and Circus Smirkus and the tour.
7. Seeks appropriate medical care for injured or sick Trouper. Advise Head Counselor of any Trouper related accidents, injuries or illnesses. Accompanies Trouper to doctor office or hospital.
8. Assigns Trouper work duties, oversees and schedules work details.
9. Assists Head Counselor in planning and carrying out Trouper recreational activities during rehearsal period and while on tour, such as guest performers, field trips, hikes, swimming, etc.
10. Must have a current drivers license and the ability to drive a 15-passenger van.
11. Assist in the set-up and tear down of bunk lot at the discretion of the Circus Operations Director. Duties may include but not limited to: Setting and leveling bunkhouses, running hoses and electrical cords, setting up dishwashing station, setting up picnic tables and dining tent.


1. You must have (or obtain before tour) certification in CPR and Basic First Aid.

Interested parties please include:

Cover letter
Completed Circus Smirkus Employment Application

Circus Smirkus is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.



Sara Wunderle

Big Top Tour Administrative Director



(802) 533-7443

Fax: (802) 533-2480

Business Address

1 Circus Road

Greensboro, VT 05841

Posted: 03/22/2019 11:30:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/22/2019 10:24 EST

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