Currently accepting applications for: Select characters, apply to inquire

Love working with kids, spreading smiles, performing, and creating magic? Apply to join the Occasions with Character cast and bring favorite children’s storybook characters to life with us at storytimes, meet-and-greets, and family events.

Be sure to check out our Prospective Cast FAQ!

In particular, we encourage male performers and BIPOC performers to apply.

To apply please submit the following, or email your answers, resume, and headshot to, and we will let you know if we would like to schedule an audition/interview.

Please note the cast expectations below and make sure they are a fit for you. OwC performers are expected to:

  • Be over age 18
  • Pass a background check and be fully vaccinated against COVID
  • Attend trainings/orientation and study your characters in-depth
  • Remove wedding rings, jewelry and piercings, nail polish, and all other non-character elements, and any tattoos must be covered by the costume
  • Respond to availability queries promptly and prioritize calendar reliably
  • Work in non-character roles such as character attendants in addition to character roles
  • Expect varying gig-based payment; there are also volunteer opportunities. As independent contractor performers, cast who make more than $600 in a year will be issued tax documents
  • Have reliable transportation to our East Metro bases and to events
Cast Application
I have read, understand, and agree to the listed expectations should I be accepted to the OwC cast *
Are you responsible, reliable, and able to prioritize events scheduled 2+ months in advance? *
Maximum upload size: 33.55MB
Maximum upload size: 33.55MB
Maximum upload size: 33.55MB
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Occasions with Character LLC is not affiliated with any entertainment company; our characters are generic and inspired by a variety of fairytales and legends. We only partner with events that understand we do not represent any licensed characters. If you require licensed characters for your event, please contact the copyright holder.

We serve Minnesota and the greater Twin Cities metro area, including: Woodbury, Stillwater, Afton, Bayport, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Newport, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Maplewood, White Bear Lake, Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville, St Louis Park, Golden Valley, Edina, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Waconia, Delano, Forest Lake, and Western Wisconsin including Hudson, River Falls, Baldwin, New Richmond, Prescott, and the surrounding areas. We also happily travel to Greater Minnesota, including Duluth, St. Cloud, Alexandria, and Rochester. Subject to travel fees, depending on location.