Does acting come at the price of job security?
Ollie is looking for jobs that also allow him to continue work as an actor.
Acting has been my ambition for years, but now I’m beginning to rethink my career path because I’m struggling to live independently and make ends meet in between auditions.
So far, none of the flexible day jobs I know of appeal to me on a personal level including telesales, temping, street sales and zero hour hospitality contracts. Many of these jobs just don’t provide a stable income and I even find combinations of these roles dubious as there are no guaranteed salaries or hours.
I know that some actors start their own businesses so that they can choose their own hours. But right there of course, you’ve got the difficulties of establishing a business and generating a stable revenue.
So my question is: does acting come at the price of your job security? If not, then how do I find a flexible and reliable 9 to 5 (one that is not mentioned above) that pays the living wage and gives actors time off for auditions and productions?
If you could let me know, I’d be very grateful.