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Assistant Performance Director – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Show Unit/Traveling Show | Full Time Production & Operations Touring Units — Tour Operations - Production
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Jurassic World Live Tour, Kawasaki and Spin Master. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 80 countries and on six continents. Visit for more information.

Working as part of a team of dedicated professionals, the Assistant Performance Director is charged with maintaining a consistently high level of performance quality and assisting in making changes in the performance and performance related events in conjunction with the Performance Director, when necessary, considering the immediate needs of the show.
Essential Functions
  • Responsible for maintaining a consistently high level of production and performance quality.
  • Responsible for communicating all technical and artistic issues to the Performance Director and Production Stage Manager in a productive way to enhance the quality of each performance as it relates to the original intent of the production from the Producers.
  • Partners with the Production Stage Manager and Performance Director to coordinate and conduct daily production meetings, as needed, for the purpose of ensuring the overall quality presentation of the Show.
  • Assists Performance Director and Production Stage Manager with daily schedule.
  • Responsible for maintaining any pre/post-show events, as needed.
  • Partners with the Performance Director for the purpose of organizing and planning weekly schedules which includes, but is not limited to, rehearsal/training planning; performer staffing for shows; and development needs for cast.
  • Ability to clearly express Show and Company expectations and enforce rules, regulations and guidelines set forth by Feld Entertainment.
  • Responsible for supporting auditions as needed and providing comprehensive information regarding prospective talent to Casting Team.
  • Responsible for assisting Director, Choreographer, members of the Creative Team and Performance Director during rehearsals, as well as maintaining communication with Manager and Production Coordinator in order to effectively coordinate the rehearsal period.
  • Supports and aides in succession planning for the advancement of prospective internal leadership candidates.
  • All other job-related duties as assigned by supervisors.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or minimum five years related experience or equivalent combination of training, education and/or experience in the field of circus as it relates to creative, technical, and touring.
  • Must have a valid Passport.
  • Willing and able to travel internationally and domestically 100% of the time.
  • A full and comprehensive understanding of the functions and operations of a large-scale arena show, technical elements, automation, and performers.
Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to demonstrate choreography, to teach blocking, staging and follow through with Character development.
  • Strong understanding of cueing, cueing with automation, and contingency adaptive cueing.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
Given the touring nature of Feld Entertainment’s business, COVID vaccination is strongly encouraged for successful candidates.

International Touring Personnel
To the extent international touring personnel are visiting a jurisdiction that requires vaccination, proof of vaccination in accordance with the relevant international law should be submitted directly to either the Tour Manager or to Human Resources at least six weeks prior to the start of the tour.  The Company will maintain all information regarding vaccination status as confidential in accordance with applicable laws.  The Company cannot guarantee employment for any Associate who is unable to satisfy foreign entry requirements.  

Mitigation Guidelines for touring employees will remain in effect until further notice as do applicable venue, local, state and/or international requirements, rules, regulations and/or laws, if any.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Feld Entertainment is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our employees, customers, and partners worldwide. We celebrate diversity and encourage our profoundly talented workforce to express themselves proudly. Our successful business model requires different perspectives and voices so that we can create the incredible live shows we put on. Come join us and help us light up the world.

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