Other Performers

(NOC 5232)

in All Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

Other performers include circus performers, magicians, models, puppeteers and other performers. They work for circuses, nightclubs, and theatre, advertising and other production companies, or they may be self-employed.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

  • Estimate 60 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 765 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Performers may either be working full-time or part-time hours. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 29% of Other Performers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$12,989

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

Hourly Pay

$12.55

Minimum

$24.73

Median

$36.29

Maximum

Annual Pay

$945

Minimum

$11,712

Median

$60,447

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Other performers include circus performers, magicians, models, puppeteers and other performers. They work for circuses, nightclubs, and theatre, advertising and other production companies, or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

Buskers:

  • Entertain people on sidewalks and in parks with magic tricks, juggling acts, short dramatic works, music and other entertaining shows.

Circus performers like trapeze artists, high-wire walkers, clowns and jugglers:

  • Entertain audiences with exciting and funny acts.

Magicians and illusionists:

  • Perform sleight-of-hand tricks, disappearing acts and other illusions.

Fashion models:

  • Display clothing and merchandise in commercials, advertisements and fashion shows and pose for artists and photographers.

Puppeteers:

  • Use puppets and marionettes.

Sample job titles

  • acrobat
  • busker
  • circus performer
  • clown
  • deejay (DJ)
  • fashion model
  • magician
  • puppeteer
  • ventriloquist

Skills

You should be dedicated, motivated, and willing to accept constructive criticism. Talent, creativity, and technical skills are essential. You must be comfortable working with others and performing before an audience. Self-discipline and a good business sense are also helpful.

Job requirements

  • Circus performers and acrobats may need a period of study at a circus school.
  • Modelling courses is usually required for models.
  • Training for other jobs in this group is often taken under the guidance of a practitioner.
  • Talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
  • Membership in a guild or union related to the job or type or performance may be required.

Other considerations

There is little movement between the different jobs in this group.

By the numbers

Quick look

140

employed in 2016

46.4%

employed full-time

35.7%

self employed

32.1%
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67.9%
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35

median age

Compared to: All Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

11,000

employed in 2016

53.3%

employed full-time

29.3%

self employed

55.6%
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44.4%
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38.2

median age

Where will I likely work?

66.7%

Halifax

13.3%

Cape Breton

6.7%

Southern

6.7%

North Shore

6.7%

Annapolis Valley

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

37.5%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

25.0%

Information and cultural industries

12.5%

Public administration

12.5%

Accommodation and food services

12.5%

Other services (except public administration)

What is the age of Employment?

29.0%

25-34

21.0%

15-24

14.0%

45-54

14.0%

55-64

11.0%

65+

11.0%

35-44

Compared to: All Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

29.7%

15-24

15.9%

35-44

15.7%

45-54

15.4%

25-34

14.9%

55-64

Top levels of education

28.6%

College Diploma

N/A
25.0%

High school

N/A
17.9%

Bachelor

N/A
7.1%

Less than high school

N/A
7.1%

Trade Certification

N/A

Compared to: All Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

26.4%

Bachelor

$17,829 median annual income
24.9%

High school

$7,552 median annual income
19.5%

College Diploma

$22,120 median annual income
13.7%

Less than high school

$2,922 median annual income
7.9%

Master

$36,173 median annual income

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