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Actor Job Description

We are recruiting for a trained Actor to perform in shows. The Actor will be required to gain an intimate understanding of their character, study all lines and directions, and then proceed to perform during the final stages of production. You should also represent our cast at promotional events.

To succeed you should be able to discern whether to display strict adherence to the script or to improvise. A memorable Actor will feed off the team’s energy to produce realistic and moving performances.

Actor Responsibilities

  • Ability to utilise suitable acting techniques.
  • Demonstrable experience as an Actor, preferably with a production of a similar size.
  • Knowledge of appropriate hair, makeup, and attire for various types of performances.
  • Exceptional reading, movement, improvisation, and memorisation skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the capacity to project your voice with clarity.
  • Ability to maintain a clear distinction between your own identity and that of your character.
  • Creative, tenacious, and grounded.
  • Formal, recognised Acting training.

Actor Requirements

  • Providing assistance during casting calls to aid in the selection of suitable applicants.
  • Participating in table readings to become acquainted with the script.
  • Studying scripts to ensure that you memorise pertinent lines verbatim.
  • Committing lyrics, coordinated movements, and choreographed dances to memory.
  • Attending small group meetings and dress rehearsals ahead of the final show.
  • Heeding instruction regarding your movement and acting from the Director.
  • Performing in each of the final shows.
  • Communicating with fans of our work to maintain our presence within the audience.
  • Representing our team at press-related events.
  • Pitching new ideas that seem appropriate for our show.
  • Ability to utilise suitable acting techniques.
  • Demonstrable experience as an Actor, preferably with a production of a similar size.
  • Knowledge of appropriate hair, makeup, and attire for various types of performances.
  • Exceptional reading, movement, improvisation, and memorisation skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the capacity to project your voice with clarity.
  • Ability to maintain a clear distinction between your own identity and that of your character.
  • Creative, tenacious, and grounded.
  • Formal, recognised Acting training.

Personalising Your Actor Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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