The traditional formats of chronological, functional or even combination do not work well for this industry.
In the circus performers resume template below the applicant has focused on special skills and talents as well as prior experience through separate headings.
Please note that since this is an entertainment industry many performers choose to also list their stats at the top of their resume, just under their name.
The advantage of this sample circus performers resume style is that it allows you to easily customize it according to your experience.
This style of resume can also grow with you and be expanded as you gain experience and credentials.
Resume Sample For Circus
2913 Roundabout Way
Cleveland, OH 55555
- Red hair, blue eyes
- Height: 5’5”
- Weight: 115 lbs
Special Skills and Talents
- Stilt Walking
- Rope walking
Sideshows and Circuses
- The Blue Devils Circus
- Jacobson’s Family Circus
- Coney Island Circus Sideshow
- Mendelson’s Fall Fashion Show-New York, NY
- Chicago Burlesque Festival-Chicago, IL
- Park City Film Festival-Park City, UT
- St. Louis Motorcycle Show-St. Louis, MO
- SS Celebration-cruise ship performer
- Education and Training
- Cleveland Circus Center, 2001-2002; focused on trapeze, rope, contortion and hand-balancing
Circus Resume Tips
If the applicant wishes they might also include a head shot along with their resume or a series of performance clips or photos.
This works well for circus acts as they are highly visual and your skills are best demonstrated visually.