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fefe_fontane
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Magician’s Assistant
Job Overview



Prior to Show:

Devise choreography
Hold rehearsals for all dancers and assistants
Edit music
Assist magician in light cue timing
Block and stage movement during tricks
Available for early morning, afternoon, or evening rehearsals all week.
Assist in devising the show line-up
Provide motivation for the dancers and magician – both physically and mentally
Perfect timing for all tricks
Demonstrate a willingness to learn
Strive for teamwork
Strive for success
Create costume designs
Obtain costumes and distribute throughout the cast
Run personal errands for the magician as needed
Committed to perfection – practice makes perfect!



During the Show:

Leading Lady Assistant to the Magician
Dance captain/choreographer
Succeed at making all illusions reveal
Costume changes with ease and perfection
Hold together the cast and crew through crisis or turmoil with professionalism
Supplies motivation and support for the magician, dancers, and crew
Never reveals gimmicks
Professional Make-up artistry & Skills
Strive for teamwork
Maintains high self-esteem, positive attitude and professionalism at all times
Knows how to handle problems calmly and objectively.
If a problem were to arise, can continue performing regardless. The show must go on. (Unless flashing is apparent)
Demonstrates amazing timing during performances and rehearsals
Completely aware of sightlines.
Media technician: pc, music, slide show photos, troubleshooting for projector/live switcher
Able to assist, successfully with audience volunteers
Able to deter the audience away from the gimmicks
Useful knowledge of theatrical tools in order to deter focus
Assists backstage when not needed on stage
Extra pair of eyes for the magician
Prepares props, costumes, and set pieces
Brings props openly and secretly to the magician
Interacts successfully with the magician
Maintains eye contact with the magician
Creates great chemistry with the magician
Shows dedication to the show and magician



Post Show Duties:

Video editor
Created press information
Booked interviews with potential presenters
Obtained two agents
Revised television proposal for networks such as VH1, MTV, SPIKE, and more.
Assisted in future show line-up
Assisted in ideas for future illusions
Ran personal errands for magic business
Made magic one of my careers
Edited music for FISM act
Practiced and critiqued magician in act for countless hours and days
Booked flights
Assisted in costuming for competition
Seamstress
Assisted in the building of the act table and other various portions of the act.
Maintained support and motivation for the magician.



Personal requirements and moral aspects for the assistant:

Availability
Willingness
Dedication
Passion
Support
Team work
Desire for success for the show and magician
Confidence
Positive attitude and outlook
High self-esteem
Desire and goals set for success in the magic business
Talent
Dancing ability
Amazing timing
Quick movement
Desire for all to look it’s best
Petite
Flexible
Knowledge of the entertainment business
Not claustrophobic
Motivation
Beautiful
Glamorous
Charming
Sexy
Persuasive
Comical
Physically fit
Chemistry
Adventurous
Risk taker
Willing to be part of the team
Does not upstage
Ability to present
Professionalism
Choreographer
A.C.D
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That is great!

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is why your PERFORMANCE PARTNER is worth paying well!
Swing hard, swing often, and we'll catch ya on the Flip-Side!
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fefe_fontane
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Aw thank you so much! Not all assistants do all of this...It's great to have one who does:-D
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I feel bad thinking it was about avoiding swords in a box.
Amanda you have a complete package there and are well worth whatever your
compensation.
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Jerrine,

Thank you so much for that compliment. I hope I can find some work as an assistant sometime soon:-)
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I need a Assistant For Labor Day Weekend How do I go about Getting one. please PM Me.
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