Job Details


Jun 27, 2024


Regional New South Wales

Closing Date

Jul 26, 2024

Flying Fruit Fly Circus

Circus Trainers - Aerials & Acrobatics

Circus Trainers – Aerials & Acrobatics 30 hours p/w, 1 year contract Salary: $70,000 pro-rata

“Flying Fruit Fly Circus has an outstanding reputation in the circus community for nurturing highly skilled artists…they have established themselves as a top tier organisation for developing new talent” André Lachance, Senior Director of Casting, Cirque du Soleil

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus (FFFC) is Australia’s National Youth Circus, a member of the Arts8 arts training organisations, and a Cirque du Soleil NexGen talent development partner. We deliver a combined circus and academic program for young people aged 8-19 and create and tour dynamic circus shows for young and family audiences.

The company is proudly regional, based in the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga.

We are seeking 3 circus trainers to fill positions in acrobatics and aerials. The trainers will join a highly professional team to help deliver a comprehensive circus training program from basic to advanced. You will be an experienced practitioner in circus arts or gymnastics, or someone seeking advancement in their professional coaching career, and passionate about your craft and working with young people.

These 30-hour positions report directly to the joint Heads of Training, Bec Neill and Ben Lewis, with start dates to be negotiated.

We would also like to hear from anyone meeting these criteria who is interested in short-term positions of between 4 – 20 weeks for guest artist contracts in late 2024 and 2025.

We provide flexible terms and can combine salaried hours with access to our award-winning space and equipment for your own skills development or artistic research. Accommodation may be negotiated subject to availability.

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a regional pace of life and all that Albury-Wodonga has to offer while growing your network in Australia’s ever expanding circus industry.

Selection Criteria

Essential Skills and Experience

  • High level skills in your chosen disciplines.
  • Experience in circus arts training.
  • Proven experience of working with and coaching young people.
  • Good understanding of the rigors of a high-level training organisation.
  • Ability to be adaptable and learn new skills and apparatus.
  • Demonstrated interest in training methodology and pedagogy.
  • Ability and willingness to teach different age groups from basic recreational to elite.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work within and contribute positively to a team environment.
  • Australian citizen or working visa.

 Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent qualifications.
  • Familiarity with circus and physical theatre.
  • Experience of cross-disciplinary art forms.
  • Experience of working within a youth arts company.
  • An understanding of the challenges and opportunities of a regional arts organisation.

 Personal Qualities

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate ideas.
  • Calm under pressure and able to solve problems effectively.
  • Ability to work happily in a busy creative youth arts environment.
  • A passion for creative learning and the benefits of youth circus.

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is a Child Safe organisation and successful candidates will be required to obtain NSW and Victorian working with children checks. 

This job closes on Friday 26 July. The role may be filled earlier for the right candidate. Email your interest with a CV to or call us for further information on 02 6043 0777.