A Day in the Life of an Entertainer
We thought the best way to tell you about our jobs abroad would be to get one of our team to write about what they get up to. Here’s what Claire, an entertainer in Mallorca, wrote;
0900- The Big Breakfast
Breakfast time for me in the Hotel Restaurant – I usually have beans on toast but I could have anything I wanted, from the huge selection of cereals to a full fry-up! Wash it all down with a cuppa and I am set for whatever the morning will bring.
0945 – Meet & Greet
It’s time for the Welcome Meeting for all the new guests that arrived yesterday – I love Welcome Meetings as it’s my chance to let the guests know all about the exciting entertainment and fun we have in store for them for the duration of their stay.
1030 – Bows & Arrows
As I have been at the Welcome Meeting I get to host the 1st activity of the day. Today it’s Archery – I love Archery as it is an activity where lots of people take part… and I just love to talk to people. Firstly I make an announcement 15 minutes before to let the guests know what’s happening. I then go around the pool and terrace to further promote and collect the guest’s names. When the time comes to start I let the guests know all about the safety information, the rules, and that we are all here to have lots of fun. Archery can last from 40 minutes to an hour.
Next activity for me will be at 1230 – I have 45 minutes before I have to get ready for it so during this time I will go over to the 1130 activity, Crazy Golf, which is being run by another entertainer, just to say ‘hi’ and see how the guests are doing in the competition, I stay around for 10 or so minutes before going around the pool speaking to all the guests – I love hearing all their stories! I do however have to look out for some of the ‘cheekier guests’ who make it their mission to throw me into the pool whenever they get the opportunity!!!!
1230 – Pump Up The Jam
Time for ‘Fun Fitness’. It does what it says on the tin, it’s fun, it’s fitness! The whole team join in on this event, we really go to town. I usually dress up in costume, the sillier the better… normally topped off with a snorkel set complete with flippers. The guests taking part really enjoy this activity as the whole team are together and they can see that we really get on.
Club Dance – Danza Kuduro
Our club dance is amaaaaaazing, so catchy and the dance routine is something every guest, young and old, can join in with. The whole terrace is jumping and it’s the perfect way to end the morning activities.
1300 – Lazy Lunch (for once!)
I’m starving and normally cannot wait for the restaurant to open. I can take my time eating today as I am scheduled off until 1930… woop whoop!!!
Off to the beach this afternoon with a friend who’s an entertainer in a nearby hotel. The beach is only 5 minutes away, the weather is hot hot hot and I have my factor 2 at the ready.
1930 – Curtains up!
Team meeting and debrief with all the team to see who is doing what this evening. It’s a fun filled evening jammed pack with lots of entertainment. Tonight I will be the main host in children’s party hour, Crowsfeet Island. I will be teching for the Light Entertainment Gameshow and back performing in our team variety show before dancing the night away in adult disco. Before I know it’s 2330 and the end of the night. I usually hang around for a bit and chat to some of the guests still in the lounge before ‘packing down’ for the evening.
It’s the Head Entertainer’s birthday tonight and we are all off out to the local Party Bar for a few drinks – I will no doubt end up dancing on the table as usual.
“So that was my day! If you are looking for variety in your working day, the chance to meet new, interesting, like-minded people, live in beautiful parts of the world for 6 months of the year and, of course, fantastic social and nightlife, then apply now for one of our overseas entertainment jobs.”
“Days can be long, you need to think on your feet and, if you are expecting regular hours, seek a different job – if, however, you like a challenge and want to develop a range of skills working in a foreign environment and culture, this is really a wonderful industry in which to get involved.”
- Claire x