• Gentil Circassien (Partner with Cirque du Soleil)

    Job Locations Summer Resorts : Caribbean (including Florida)
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  • Mission





    Reporting to the Master Acrobatic/Lead Artistic, the Gentil Circassien (Levels 1 & 2) are required to: 


    • Instruct and oversees Club Med guests (Gentils Membres or GM’s) acrobatic and artistic circus activities (“CREACTIVITIES”) that he is assigned to, in accordance to the Operation and Training Manuals 
    • Ensure the safety and management of risks (e.g. acrobatic/artistic content, use of equipment, movement techniques, …) for the activity under his responsibility 
    • Support and Participate in a Weekly Kid’s Circus Show, and “Moments” throughout the village 
    • Under the guidance of the Master and Lead Artistic, help and support the new GC’s (advancement determined by Master’s end of year evaluation) 
    “CREACTIVITIES” - GM and/or Group Interactions 
    • Lead by demonstrating the qualities and standards of actions expected from every GC 
    • Put GM at the heart of everything. 
    • Instruct participants on all aspects of the activity under his supervision, such as the artistic/acrobatic content, warm ups, physical conditioning, workload, training schedule, rotation, etc. 
    • Through teaching/daily interactions adopt an attitude and behavior favoring the inclusion of the GM to the activity. 
    • Welcome & teach participants (GM’s) of all levels from all nationalities, adults and children 
    • Support each participant’s individual learning progression while remaining positive and motivating. 
    • Be serious in content while relaxed in style. The GMs want an amazing experience not train as professionals; 
    • Bring personality, experience, passion and originality while respecting the values of Cirque Du Soleil & Club Med 
    • Assess and develop a pedagogical progression adapted to the needs and levels of participants; 
    • Propose improvement regarding the acrobatic/artistic aspect of activities and ensure the application of CDS & Club Med’s teaching methods. 
    • Be involved and participate in the life of the village 
    Development of the GC’s 
    • Accept the diversity of capabilities of each GC in remaining positive and motivating. 
    • Adopt an attitude and behavior favoring the inclusion of all GCs by sharing knowledge and expertise in your specialty discipline. 
    • Help develop the abilities of new GC’s (Level 1) to run the “CREACTIVITIES” in a manner that is conducive to a fun learning environment. 
    Kid’s Circus Show and “Moments” 
    • Under the guidance of the Lead Artistic and Master Acrobatics, assist in the development and support of the Weekly Kids’ Circus Show 
    • Participate in the creation and performance of “Moments” throughout the village 
    • Participate in a “Moment under the Stars” (name TBD) at the CREACTIVE Park highlighting the new activities, GC’s in training, and guests that have been participating throughout the week. 
    • Participate in GO Theme Shows as designated by the Master Acrobatics and/or Lead Artistic 
    Safety and management
    • Participate in the analysis and elaboration of measures and recommendations to manage risks associated with the activity under his responsibility; 
    • Participate to the overview of equipment in order to assure safety for participants; 
    • Adhere to and comply with Club Med and Cirque du Soleil safety standards for all circus activities, “Moments” and shows 
    • Should incidents or accidents occur, participate to the production of the written analysis; 
    • Contribute to the weekly reports as requested 


    • 2 – 3 yrs experience teaching/coaching in at least one of the following disciplines, (see acrobatic and artistic below). 
    • Have the necessary skills to teach one of the three main disciplines and basic knowledge of the remaining disciplines: Acrobatic 
    • Aerial disciplines, gymnastics/trampoline/tumbling, traditional circus disciplines. 
    • Knowledge and/or experience in basic circus/acrobatic rigging. Rigging Certification a strong asset 
    • Theatre, Dance or Percussion or equivalent. 
    • Basic knowledge of the other artistic activities: Makeup and Masks
    • Has an acrobatic and/or artistic number usable for the moments (potential to develop)
    • Applicants should be out-going, good communicators, autonomous, pro-active and good team players.
    • Communication and management skills in a context of diversity
    • Fluency in English, spoken and written; knowledge of French or another language (spoken) an asset
    • Computer knowledge (Word, Outlook, Excel)
    • Capacity to establish and maintain close relationships 
    • Ability to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity 
    • Experience working with/teaching in a recreational setting 
    • Genuinely devoted to work with kids 


     The All-Inclusive Career

     Compensation package includes:

    • 6 months contract (renewable)
    • Round trip airfare covered
    • Room & board provided
    • Full access to all resort amenities
    • Competitive salary and healthcare package



     What’s in it for you?

    • Chance to be part of a multicultural team from around the world
    • Opportunity to grow fast professionally as a manager
    • Opportunity to travel the world in exotic locations
    • Discover new skills and talents
    • Share a lifestyle with international guests.



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