Seeking Variety/Physical Comedy/Improv Artists for Red Nose Docs Program


Cincinnati, OH – Deadline for submission: Monday, May 4th 2022

Permanent, part-time, paid position

Red Nose Docs program at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

Healthy Humor, Inc. seeks local, experienced, professional performing artists/actors to perform year-round in pediatric hospitals. A specialty in variety skills such as physical comedy, improvisation, music, clowning, magic, juggling, dance or puppetry is a distinct advantage.

The position requires an open mind and heart, maturity, selflessness, and a desire to utilize one’s art in service to the needs of others. It demands an ability to connect playfully with people of all ages from diverse religious, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. A well-developed funny bone is essential.

This is an ongoing, part-time, paid position, working for Healthy Humor Inc., a national company of elite performing artists who have dedicated themselves to creating moments of joy, wonder, laughter and comfort to hospitalized children and all others who need it the most. Our encounters are spontaneous and flexible to respond to the immediate needs of our targeted audience. Healthcare Clowning is a growing profession, worldwide; Healthy Humor’s founders have over 60 years of experience in the field.

We will be hiring several artists for a troupe that has grown together artistically, with a common vocabulary upon which to draw in their play,  in service to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Healthy Humor is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from artists of color and bi-lingual artists. Healthy Humor is an equal opportunity employer.

  • This is a non-union position.
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Paid training period
  • Ongoing artistic development: classes with master teachers, individual coaching, biennial National Conference

Send all documents in PDF, photos in JPG format to

Use subject line Cincinnati Call for Artists

Please include in your submission:

  • A letter describing your interest
  • A resume
  • A straight headshot
  • A character or performance photo
  • Links to website, YouTube videos, etc
  • Your email and phone number and where you are based
    No phone calls, please

Interviews and Audition Week of  May 9th
Required training in July, TBD.
Details provided to selected candidates.

Deborah Kaufmann
Co-founder, Director of Training and Education
Healthy Humor
17 State Street, Suite 4000, New York, NY 10004

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