Therapist – Varekai


Regular position

Reporting operationally to the Head Therapist and the Artistic Director, as well as functionally to the Senior Head Therapist (Touring shows), you will be required to:


  • Respect all arrangements and agreements made between Cirque du Soleil and other medical authorities and institutions;
  • Under the guidance of the Head Therapist and Artistic Director, help ensure the department’s daily operational needs are met while delivering the highest possible standard of care;
  • Adhere to the direction of and closely communicate with Head Therapist, Artistic Direction and, if needed, SrHT (Touring shows);
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and ethics with co-workers, artists, and other health care professionals;
  • Foster interdependent relationships with the members of the artistic team while actively and professionally contributing to functional decision making processes (Human –
  • Performance Risk Management);
  • Participate in load-in and load-out.



  • Within your scope of practice, deliver, at a high standard of care, physical evaluations, rehabilitative and emergency care relevant to the functional demand of our artists and environment (clinical diagnosis, therapeutic care and emergency response);
  • Provide timely and safe emergency response and care when necessary, while actively participating in maintaining/optimizing emergency preparedness of the environment;
  • Consistently document and manage all medical information, interactions and events as per medico-legal requirements, while upholding artist-therapist confidentiality at all times;
  • Actively collaborate with coaches and Head Therapist in establishing and implementing programs directed at the prevention of injury relevant to an artists’ specific challenges (using various exercise approaches);
  • Accompany artists to medical appointments when indicated, for the purpose of artist/show support while ensuring all necessary legal/insurance documents are being obtained, properly communicated and filed;
  • Communicate with and support the Artistic Director, Head Therapist, Coaches and Stage Management on the functional status of artists under your care;
  • Closely communicate with the show’s Production Coordinator regarding insurance and worker’s compensation necessary information, forms and reports;
  • Ensure that the workspace is properly and professionally organized and maintained;
  • Maintain adequate stocks of medical and emergency supplies for the PMed Department.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • University-degree in Physiotherapy (Physical therapy in the USA) or Certification in Athletic Therapy (Athletic Training in the USA);
  • Valid CPR certification and Emergency Sports First Responder or EMT courses;
  • At least 4 years of relevant clinical experience;
  • Experience with manual therapy, exercise therapy and emergency care;
  • Experience working with high-calibre athletes or dancers;
  • Ability to work and communicate with medical and paramedical professionals;
  • Adaptability to working with different cultures and different needs;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Fluency in English (French an asset);
  • Available to travel and work in foreign countries full-time.