Who is an animator?

The term “animation” is of Latin origin (anima – wind, air, soul; animatus – spiritualization) and means effort, spiritualization, stimulation of vital forces, involvement in activity.


An animator (also an entertainer or, most often, an entertainer) is a specialist who works in the field of advertising and entertainment. Entertainers take part in various holidays: corporate evenings, company anniversaries, children’s events, etc. Animators are also in great demand in promotions: lotteries, presentations, advertising campaigns, as well as in the tourist business, at domestic and foreign camping sites and resorts. Here, the duties of an entertainer are particularly diverse: from various shows, evenings and discos to the organization of sports activities (aerobics, swimming, football, etc.).


An animator is a holy person, the soul of society. He is the one who ignites, entertains his kind, “resuscitates” the resting audience, keeps their mood at the highest level. Can turn into a certain image. The main images of animators are clowns, characters from famous cartoons and art films, robbers, pirates, etc.


An animator is an artist himself, and all his activities require constant dedication. An animator must have certain work skills and abilities, such as knowledge of foreign languages, sports or dancing, experience working with children. Most often, the animator is part of the entertainment team (English animation team).


One of the areas of activity of the team is animation for children

In many hotels, there are special children’s clubs “miniclub”, in which animators organize an interesting, full-fledged rest for children, conducting active and developing games with children, organizing competitions, learning children’s dances, engaging in drawing, etc.

The aim of the animators of the mini club is to keep the children as interesting as possible in order to give parents the opportunity to relax without worrying about them, their location and safety.


Sports animators are in direct contact with guests throughout the day, offering guests various sports activities (aerobics and gymnastics classes, water polo, water aerobics, dance lessons, volleyball, etc.)

Evening performances are the main part of the entertainment program of the hotel. They are very diverse in terms of content, production, costumes and are interesting for all vacationers.

In addition to the show, the evening entertainment program also includes various competitions, quizzes, bingo lotteries, contests for the best couple, “Miss/Mr. Hotel” and others.


Approximate work schedule of the animator:

8.00 – 9.00 – breakfast

9.30 – 10.00 – animation meetings

10:00 – 10:30 – radio announcement of the program, communication with guests

10.30 – 11.00 – morning gymnastics

11.00 – 11.30 – beach volleyball

11.30 – 12.00 – water gymnastics

12.00 – 12.30 – group dances

12:30 – 13:00 – cocktail party

13.00 – 14.00 – lunch break

14.00 – 15.00 – rehearsal of the evening show

15.30 – 16.00 – botcha

16.30 – 17.00 – archery

17.30 – 18.00 – aerobics

18.30 – 19.00 – darts

19.00 – 21.30 – break, dinner

21.30 – 22.00 – children’s disco

22.00 – 23.00 – evening show program

23.00 – 01.00 – disco

Such work attracts free stay (accommodation and food) in resort areas, in the best hotels, the presence of sea and sun or other natural advantages. Contracts with hotel staff of different countries, as well as communication with foreign tourists, will increase your English level, and getting to know “tourist cuisine” will not only allow you to navigate in the tourism business, but also help you advance on the professional ladder.

Higher education is not required for such work. An entertainer can be any person of legal age, but not older than 30, sociable, fit and able to move to music. Animators will gladly hire candidates who have experience in the hotel business or special training. It is also important to master a basic level of spoken English.

This is the kind of training, practice, and then work that we offer in our course “Soul of rest, games and holidays”. The better results you show, the better places – of your choice – you will be able to work!


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