About the Role
Seeking a talented and charismatic Luau Polynesian Dancer to join our dynamic team. As a Luau Polynesian Dancer, you will have the opportunity to showcase your cultural skills and immerse guests in the vibrant and captivating world of Polynesian culture. Your role will involve delivering exceptional performances through traditional dances, music, and storytelling, creating an unforgettable experience for our guests. If you are a passionate performer with a deep understanding of Polynesian culture, possess excellent stage presence, have a desire to share the richness of Polynesian traditions, and thrive in a collaborative performance environment, we invite you to join us.
*This is a non-remote position
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignment of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Performance Experience: Demonstrated experience and proficiency in traditional Polynesian dance forms, preferably with a focus on hula, Tahitian, Samoan, or Maori styles.
2. Stage Presence: Excellent stage presence, charisma, and the ability to engage and captivate an audience through your performance.
3. Cultural Knowledge: Deep appreciation and understanding of Polynesian cultures, traditions, music, and dance, and a commitment to preserving and sharing this heritage.
4. Physical Fitness: Strong physical stamina, flexibility, and coordination required to perform demanding dance routines.
5. Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based performance environment, supporting and complementing the performances of fellow dancers and musicians.
6. Professionalism: Punctuality, reliability, and a strong work ethic, with the ability to meet rehearsal and performance commitments consistently.
7. Communication Skills: Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills to connect with diverse audiences and engage guests before and after performances.
8. Availability: Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, to accommodate the luau show schedule.
9. Polynesian Language Skills: Proficiency in Polynesian languages, such as Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan or Maori, is a plus but not mandatory.
10. Eligibility: Must be legally eligible to work in the United States and have all necessary work permits and visas.
1. Traditional Dance Performances: Display exceptional skills in various traditional Polynesian dance forms such as Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Tongan or Maori, captivating guests with your artistry, grace, and authenticity.
2. Music Performances: Showcase your musical talent by playing traditional Polynesian instruments, singing, or providing vocal support during performances.
3. Cultural Presentations: Deliver engaging and informative cultural presentations that highlight the history, significance, and stories behind the dances, costumes, activities and music of Polynesian cultures.
4. Activities and Workshops: Plan and conduct interactive activities, workshops, or demonstrations that allow guests to actively participate in and learn about Polynesian traditions, such as outdoor cooking, coconut husking, or weaving.
5. Stage Presence and Showmanship: Exude energy, enthusiasm, and stage presence, captivating the audience with your performance and creating an immersive and memorable experience.
6. Rehearsals and Training: Attend regular rehearsals and training sessions to continuously improve your skills, learn new choreography, and maintain a high level of performance excellence.
7. Guest Interaction: Interact with guests before and after performances, sharing insights into Polynesian culture, answering questions, and providing a warm and welcoming experience.
8. Performance Collaboration: Work closely with other performers, musicians, and production team members to ensure synchronized and cohesive performances that showcase the collective talent of the group.
9. Performance Quality and Professionalism: Maintain a high standard of professionalism, punctuality, and commitment to delivering exceptional performances that exceed guest expectations.
10. Cultural Preservation: Embrace the responsibility of preserving and promoting the authenticity and integrity of Polynesian culture through your performances, contributing to the cultural heritage of Hawaii.
Physical/Mental Demands and Work Environment:
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.
Employees will work in an outdoor and indoor environment with moderate to loud noise levels and involve physical activities and occasional exposure to outdoor elements, such as sun, rain, and humidity. We take every measure to ensure the comfort and well-being of our team members. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing company policies and procedures.
About the Company
At Toa Luau, we are not just a team; we are a family united by our passion for delivering exceptional performances, sharing cultural heritage, and creating unforgettable memories for our guests.
Join our team at Toa Luau and be part of an extraordinary cultural experience that showcases the rich traditions and vibrant spirit of Polynesian culture. If you are a passionate performer with a commitment to excellence, we invite you to apply.
To apply, please submit your resume, a recent headshot or performance photo, and any relevant performance videos or portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7/31/2023.