Kids Company hold open casting calls!
The Company holds casting calls fairly often and normally even do a contest every year for great talented kids to get parts in their videos, commercials and advertising. The New York store even had a kids audition this month for a Christmas TV special.
The Company hires kids for their campaigns and usually publicizes those auditions well. They hold them for both the Company line.
The Company many times will hold auditions and tryouts at their store locations so if you want to tryout either this year at the one above or in 2012 you will have to live in a city that has a large Kids store. The contest, however may be done online sometimes so if you do not live next to a large store you may still be able to tryout for their commercial or print work.
The Company usually looks for cute kids that are in the correct age range to buy their clothing. That age range, depending on whether it is baby or kids is 6 months to 10 years old.
Also, Baby Company does a baby model search every year. The 2011 baby model search is now over but 2012 is just around the corner and Baby Company will do the search again.
To land a job with them, you will need to really stand out and be not only just a cute kid, but also a very talented kid.
Since the Company castings are highly publicized, most kids will not need professional headshots. If you have those, then great. But if not, the casting directors will not hold it against you since most kids just starting do not have professional headshots.
The best way to get a audition in 2012 is to keep your eyes peeled for the promos. Most tryouts are publicized 1 to 2 weeks before the actual event and the baby contests are usually well publicized for much longer.
So if you missed the event in New York city that is mentioned above, you can get ready for the next one and the good news is that the stores do them fairly often as well as the nationwide model searches that they hold almost every year.