Resort Entertainer

Resort entertainers work in places holiday centres, hotels, cruise ships and clubs. Their primary role is to provide a range of entertainment activities to keep holiday makers happy and entertained in the evenings and throughout the days.

Job Summary

Entertainment acts may include:

  • Singing and dancing
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Playing music
  • Tribute acts
  • Magic

When not performing entertainers often run daytime workshops in their skill area, such as ballroom dance class. Other duties may include looking after equipment and costumes, promoting the act and rehearsing new materials and show features.

Skills Required

  • Talented in your specific performance area, comedy, dance, singing etc
  • Confidence to perform and engage an audience
  • Energetic and determined
  • Self disciplined and hard working
  • Able to accept direction and criticism
  • Flexibility and willingness to work long, irregular hours

Qualifications & Training

Most posts require you to have relevant experience of performance and be trained in music, dance or acting, perhaps from taking a performing arts course or graded exams.

Salary Expectations

Income can vary widely as work is often part-time or temporary. Part-time or occasional entertainers may earn anything from £7 to £47 an hour, and between £60 and £200 per performance.

However a posts on a holiday park or a cruise ship often come with free accommodation and you can still expect to start on around £450 per month.