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7 Simple Steps on How to Find a Circus Job & Make the Most of Your Profile on CircusTalk

At CircusTalk, the international circus community’s online professional network and resource, a large percentage of our email is from circus artists, troupes and companies around the world asking for a job. Many find us through social media, and even sign up to become members, but often they have missed a few steps in the process of completing their profile and they don’t know how to use their brand new CircusTalk profile to look for work. I’d like to help you simplify that process with an easy check point system to make your profile complete– and your search for a job more successful.

Step 1: Complete Your Profile One 30 minute time commitment, update as needed, two times a year recommended I visit the “Who’s Who” feature every day on CircusTalk and follow individuals and companies with a photo that indicates they are involved with circus, and a profile that includes all of the necessary information should I want to see more of their work. This is what an agency, venue, festival or presenter with an affinity towards your work would expect of an artist or company as well. If your profile only has a sentence describing your mission but doesn’t list your previous work, doesn’t have photos or contact information, what would entice an employer to reach out to you? How will...

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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell is the chief content officer of CircusTalk and the editor-in-chief of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association. In 2019 as the editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award. In 2021, Kim was on the voting committee for the International Circus Awards.