Circus Smirkus
Greensboro, VT

Expires: 09/13/19

Job Dates

June to August 2019


$675 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 a bandleader to join us as part of our circus family this summer from June to August!

The bandleader is responsible for all elements of live music performance for the Big Top Tour show.


1. Work with Music Director in arranging/programming score to fit live performance.
2. Play instrument(s) during rehearsals and shows.
3. Operate playback system (Ableton Live) during rehearsals and shows.
4. Give cues as the bandleader; and accent tricks, observe and improvise by supporting the moment-to-moment energy of each act.
5. Assist Music Director during pre-tour training by filming act rehearsals and taking notes on the acts as they are finalized.
6. Participate in sound checks before shows.
7. Oversee the bands readiness to perform on time.
8. Oversee the technical needs of the music department and communicate said needs to the Production Manager and/or Technical Director.
9. Relay changes in show order and arrangements to the musician(s).
10. Assure band members wear show attire when appropriate.
11. Assist in set-up and tear-down of band and sound equipment.
12. Assist in the set-up and tear down of back lot at the discretion of the Tour General Manager. Duties may include but are not limited to: Setting and leveling bunkhouses, running hoses and electrical cords, setting up dishwashing station, setting up picnic tables and dining tent.
13. Drive company vehicle.
14. Other jobs as needed.

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: 05/16/2019 13:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 05/16/2019 11:53 EST

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