If you’re looking for a job that offers frequent travel and the opportunity to get intimately acquainted with some of the most famous felines in the biz, you’re in luck.
The cat circus is hiring.
Samantha Martin’s Amazing Acro-Cats — a troupe of talented kitties trained to jump through hoops, balance on balls and perform Guinness World Record-setting leaps — is looking for a tour assistant.
Job duties will include caring for the cats, operating stage lights and engaging crowds of cat lovers at theaters across the country.
The ad, which was posted on craigslist, says candidates must be outgoing, able to lift 50 pounds and have a sense of humor. Most importantly, they must love cats.
While felines make up most of the cat circus’ talent, cats aren’t the only animals you’ll get to interact with. There’s also a flag-raising groundhog, a tambourine-playing chicken and several trained rats.
Martin has been training animals for more than 25 years, and while she’s worked with numerous different species, she says training cats is her favorite.
“They're smart animals that need stimulation and teaching them tricks is a great way to keep them entertained,” she told Chicagoist. “My cats are constantly watching me and waiting for a chance to learn something new.
But the Amazing Acro-Cats shows aren’t just about wowing audiences with tricks and stunts.
Martine also dedicates a portion of each performance to finding adoptive homes for rescue kittens. She's fostered and placed more than 100 cats in the past four years.
If you’re interested in applying for what’s sure to be a cat person’s dream job, check out the full job description and see what you'll be in store for in the photos below.