Have you ever watched a kid's show like "Blue's Clues" or "Sesame Street" -- and as a parent of a child with special needs, you may be watching those well past the point at which your child's peers have moved on to Nickelodeon or the Cartoon Network or even MTV -- and wondered how the adults performing on those shows got their jobs? If you've ever thought, "I could do that," PBS Kids wants to hear from you. In an effort that sounds like it might make a good reality show, the network is casting a net out to parents and teachers in search of a host for its preschool programming. According to its casting call
PBS is looking for an authentic talent who embodies a warm, creative and charismatic approach to life-long learning and child engagement. The new host will motivate children through fun, interactive, language-rich and musical original content segments, bridging lessons from each episode that relate ideas and themes to real world appreciation and application. Our ideal host possesses a curiosity about the world -- from the eyes and understanding of a preschooler. He or she is motivating, charismatic, warm, creative, silly, smart, fun, well-spoken, energetic and physically agile. He or she can engage one-on-one as well as command a crowd and is available to travel throughout the year.
If that sounds like you, go to the casting call
page for information on creating and sending in an audition tape. But do it fast -- the deadline for applications is February 10.