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Job Opportunities

Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Overview:

The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an enthusiastic Volunteer and Program Coordinator to oversee the Center’s volunteer program, coordinate the Center’s intern program, and support the Museum Department through proper implementation of museum programming and assisting in store management. 

Volunteer Coordinating Duties:

  • Develop and maintain volunteer policies, procedures, job descriptions, and standards
  • Coordinate with Center staff to assess departmental volunteer needs
  • Recruit and train new volunteers for the Center; support volunteer managers Center wide
  • Recruit and help place new interns for the Center; support intern managers Center wide
  • Schedule, arrange, and conduct volunteer orientations
  • Schedule, arrange, and conduct intern orientations
  • Maintain relationships with community organizations that provide volunteers
  • Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events
  • Represent the Center at community volunteer recruiting events
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers and staff supervisors
  • Maintain and complete volunteer and intern data entry
  • Update the volunteer page of the Center’s website
  • Regularly update volunteers on Center news and information
  • Oversee volunteers at large events (String Fling, etc.)

 

Program Coordinating Duties:

  • Provide excellent customer service to guests
  • Give Museum tours and lead Museum programming as needed
  • Give additional group tours for school groups and other groups as scheduled
  • Implement in-gallery educational programming as needed
  • Help facilitate group or individual visits to the Museum when necessary
  • Be knowledgeable of upcoming programs, participate in team meetings, and communicate guest comments and concerns
  • Assist with museum special events and rentals
  • Learn and understand the Museum Store operations; work in the Museum Store one afternoon/week
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Enjoy interacting with, and getting to know, many people
  • Love working with kids and adults alike
  • Be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and be detail oriented
  • Be flexible and willing to work in a variety of environments
  • Possess patience, persistence, and a good sense of humor
  • Have an interest in puppetry
  • Previous experience in a guest services or customer service oriented environment

 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree
  • Previous experience working with volunteers
  • Previous experience in a Museum or Arts setting
  • Previous experience with Raiser’s Edge, Volgistics, or a similar database program

 

Work Schedule, 40 hours weekly
     o Wednesday 8:45 am–5:15 pm
     o Thursday 8:45 am – 1:00 pm ; 1:00-5:15 pm in the Center’s Museum Store
     o Friday 8:45 am–5:15 pm
     o Saturday 8:45 am–5:15pm
     o Sunday 11:15-5:15 pm

  •          Weekends and Holidays Required, Some Evenings Required
  •          This position is non-exempt, hourly.

 

Instructions for  application: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Jill Nash Malool, Museum Director to jillmalool@puppet.org. No phone calls, please.

Production Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Center for Puppetry Arts is accepting resumes for the full-time position of Production Manager. The Production Manager facilitates all technical efforts by the Production Department in the realization of theatrical productions, special events and cross-departmental collaborations at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Position requires good organizational and problem-solving skills, working knowledge of all technical aspects of theater, and ability to function as a part of a tight-knit team of professionals. Responsibilities include calendar management, interdepartmental communications, production overhire supervision, expense reconciliation, coordination of technical needs for guest artists, as well as hands-on technical work assisting Scene Shop and Electrics staff. Full-time position with benefits. Interviews by appointment only.

Organization Background:

The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to the art form of puppetry.  The Center’s mission is to inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry.  For further information, visit our website at www.puppet.org

Reports to: Producer

Direct reports are:

  • Technical Director
  • Master Electrician
  • Resident Puppet Builder and Puppet Shop Manager

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Consult on season schedules, identifying and detailing the technical needs of initiatives as requested
  • Generate and distribute calendars for design deadlines, build periods, load-in/strikes etc
  • Manage technical staff schedule
  • Schedule and supervise technical overhire personnel when required
  • Collect timesheets from Production Department heads and submit to Administrative Director. Distribute overhire paychecks
  • Manage space usage for theaters, scene shop, rehearsal hall, etc
  • Schedule and conduct production and design meetings for upcoming productions and special projects
  • Oversee construction of Center productions and special projects, ensuring the timely and safe manufacture and installation of all technical element
  • Supervise load-in and tech week as well as the timely removal/storage of Center productions
  • Attend all meetings, tech notes sessions, run-throughs, and technical, dress and preview performances
  • Review rehearsal/performance reports and conduct daily meetings during rehearsal periods to address any needs/concerns quickly and appropriately
  • Coordinate needs and facilitate load in of traveling companies as needed
  • Track and manage expenditures by production department staff
  • Oversee general safety and compliance with all safety regulations in relation to Production Department
  • Act as Floor Warden when the Fire Alarm sounds to ensure all personnel have evacuated the Production level, stage level, and rehearsal spaces.
  • Assist in the evacuation of any personnel incapable of leaving the premises under their own power
  • Process injury reports and submit to Administrative Director
  • Oversee the maintenance of production department’s tools, equipment and spaces
  • Maintain office supplies and Production first aid kits
  • Oversee the maintenance of warehouse and accommodate all storage needs of Center productions.
  • Provide technical support as needed for all nonproduction-related needs including in-house functions, parties, special events, fundraisers, etc
  • Consult with facilities, education, and marketing departments on materials and methods for their projects
  • Collaborate with Facilities Manager regarding facilities safety; consult with outside contractors and project managers as needed
  • Help to administrate the policies and regulations of the Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Schedule requires some evening and weekend work, including holidays

 

Physical Demands:

  • Comfortable working on ladders (all spaces have dead-hung grids)
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds regularly
  • Ability to move and manipulate 85 pound ladders

 

Qualifications:

  • MFA in Technical Theatre or similar. Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience also acceptable
  • Skills in crew management and scheduling; shop and inventory management; lighting, sound, and video system operations; problem
  • solving
  • Motivated and responsible
  • Team-oriented attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Vectorworks, Lightwright, Q-lab (audio, video, & automation)
  • Proficiency in ETC lighting equipment (ION, Express) preferred
  • Knowledge of theatre drafting standards
  • Wireless microphone coordination
  • Basic Carpentry skills
  • Available to work some nights, weekends, and possible holidays

 

Design opportunities may become available but are not the focus of this position.

To apply:                                                  

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to:  hr@puppet.org or mail to: Center for Puppetry Arts, Attn:  HR, 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta, GA  30309-2820. 

Please note any attachment over 10 MB may need to be sent in separate emails.
No Phone Calls Please: if you have questions please email the hr@puppet.org

Grants Manager

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to the art form of puppetry.  The Center’s mission is to inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry.  For further information, visit our website at www.puppet.org

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Development Director, the Grants Manager is the principal researcher and writer of funding proposals, applications, letters of intent, acknowledgments, and reports to foundation, corporate, NGO and government grant makers. This position may also work with/create proposals and reports for select individual donors. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. 


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proactively manage a calendar of grant application deadlines and report deadlines and manage the proofing process for all grants and reports
  • Develop well-researched, well-written, and compelling grant proposals, applications, and reports for private and public funders and ensure submission in a timely fashion
  • Measure attendance and demographic information using Tessitura ticketing database and other resources, with the goal of reporting on measurable outcomes and demographics to programmatic funders
  • Work collaboratively with Center leadership and other departments to develop, analyze, and coordinate program/project budgets, descriptions, activities, and timelines
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with current, prospective, and lapsed funders through personalized outreach, which may include communication via phone, email, and in-person visits
  • Communicate with funders to obtain additional information for proposal submissions, clarify guidelines, and request feedback on declined proposals
  • Proactively identify new grant funding opportunities, qualify prospective funders, and conduct “cold outreach” to funding prospects, analyze the fit between the funder/program, and recommend strategies for grant opportunities
  • Attend applicant workshops in person or via conference call/webinar, as needed
  • Prepare periodic reports on grant activity for internal/staff awareness, with a focus on meeting revenue goals for corporate, foundation, NGO, and government funding
  • Enter grant donations into Raiser’s Edge database, prepare acknowledgment letters, and maintain electronic and hard copy grant files
  • Assist with occasional Development events including patron appreciation parties (3-4 times per year on Friday evenings), the annual String Fling Gala (held on a Saturday in September each year), and other events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED

  • A genuine passion for the Center’s work and programs
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of proposal writing experience with demonstrated success, preferably in an arts and culture organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a proven ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and interpersonal skills, with a positive, “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to work quickly and calmly under pressure, effectively multi-task, and manage competing deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Strong initiative and follow-through, especially when it comes to meeting deadlines
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and a willingness to learn how to edit Adobe PDF documents.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
  • Familiarity with the Atlanta philanthropic community and/or the Atlanta arts and cultural scene/environment preferred

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the following to HR@puppet.org. No phone calls, please.  

  •   A cover letter, including your salary expectation
  •   Resume
  •   Three writing samples (preferably grant proposals – sensitive information may be redacted) 

Museum Collections Manager

Organization Background:

The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to the art form of puppetry. The Center’s mission is to inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry. For nearly forty years, the Center has introduced millions of visitors of all ages to the wonder and artistry of puppetry through three key programming areas: Performance, Museum, and Education. These program areas work in tandem to showcase puppetry in action, as a fine art, and as a gateway to imagination. For further information, visit our website at www.puppet.org

 

Overview:

The Center for Puppetry Arts Museum seeks a Collections Manager to assist in all areas of collections management and exhibition registration. Reporting to the Museum Director, the incumbent will manage and maintain the museum’s object, archival, and library collections. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, cataloging and condition reporting incoming donations, managing the collections management database system (PastPerfect) and assisting with exhibitions, including the installation and de-installation of special and permanent exhibitions. The Center currently holds over 3000 items in its collection, including a recent donation of over 400 items from the Jim Henson Collection. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage, monitor, and maintain object, archival, and library collections.
  • Catalog, condition report, and re-house all incoming donations and any items going on or off exhibit.
  • Process paperwork for accessions, incoming loans, and outgoing loans.
  • Manage the museum’s Past Perfect database.
  • Manage contract conservators working on puppets from the Jim Henson Collection and the Global Collection on an as needed basis.
  • Work with Preparator on finding appropriate mounting solutions for pieces going on exhibit.
  • Responsible for ongoing inventory of museum collection. Manage artifact checklist for special exhibits and permanent gallery rotations.
  • Work with Museum Director and Preparator in installing/de-installing exhibitions.
  • Prepare monthly report of potential artifact donations for the Acquisition Committee to review.
  • Monitor Galleries and Collections Storage.
  • Supervise library patrons and handle research requests. 
  • Oversee Collections Management interns and Library volunteers.
  • Conduct research as needed.
  • Assist with museum programming/museum store operation as needed.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess a B.A. in History, Public History, Museum Studies, or related field (M.A. preferred).
  • Have a minimum of 2 years museum experience in registration and/or collections management with demonstrated proficiency in database management (PastPerfect experience is a plus).
  • Successful candidates must be extremely detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to work successfully alone and in a team environment.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of standard museum policies and procedures according to AAM standards and knowledge of standard museum cataloguing systems.
  • Must be willing to work some evening and weekends (with advance notice)
  • Must be willing to occasionally assist in other Museum areas as needed (Store, Education, and Galleries)
  • The ideal candidate will possess patience, persistence, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.

 

Instructions for application:

Please mail your resume, a letter of interest, and salary requirements to:
Jill Nash Malool, Museum Director; Center for Puppetry Arts; 1404 Spring St. NW; Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 or email to jillmalool@puppet.org. No phone calls, please.

Part-Time Ticket Sales Assistant
 

SUMMARY:

The Ticket Sales Assistant’s overall responsibility is to provide courteous and effective customer service when selling memberships, donations, performances, workshops and museum activities at the Center for Puppetry Arts. This is a Part-Time position from Tues-Sun each week.



MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sell tickets to all events at the Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Process group sales orders and follow through with all procedures including confirmation of orders and finalizing payment of orders with group leaders
  • Sell memberships to all customers.
  • Support the Ticket Sales Director and Ticket Sales Supervisor as needed.
  • Work extended and/or irregular hours including nights, weekends and around holidays, as needed.
  • Sales Calls when needed to groups to encourage early booking
  • Flexible with work schedule. Primary work is on weekends and Mondays.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED: 

Position requires ability to:

  • Demonstrate exceptional skills in customer relations, communications and problem solving.
  • Operate windows based computerized ticketing system preferably Tessitura ticketing system
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with other in both oral and written form.
  • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results.
  • Work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, employees, patrons and others encountered in the course of employment.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

High school diploma or G.E.D. and one (1) year ticket related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferable with the Tessitura ticketing system. 

Send resume and salary history to carolvanleer@puppet.org or mail to Ticket Sales Director, Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.  No phone calls, please.

Weekend Birthday Party Assistant

 

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to the art form of puppetry. It is a uniquely creative cultural destination dedicated to celebrating the magic and wonder of puppetry by inspiring imaginations and entertaining the young at heart in all we do. The Center’s high quality, accessible programming encompasses three areas: performance, museum and education. All programs for school-age children are designed to support curriculum standards in order to enhance classroom learning in a unique way.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reports to the Birthday & Rentals Coordinator as part of the Development Department. The Weekend Birthday Party Assistant is responsible for assisting with birthday parties on weekends, on an as-needed basis. This is an occasional/part-time role.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive with enough time to make sure party rooms are cleaned/set up and everything is in order before birthday party groups arrive.
  • Verify attendance numbers with Education staff and with the Ticketing attendance report before the groups arrive.
  • Help birthday parent(s) unload items from their car such as decorations and food. Parents are responsible for hanging/setting up any permitted decorations in the party room themselves, but the Weekend Birthday Party Assistant is expected to help if needed or if the parent(s) are in obvious need of an extra hand.
  • Greet and show birthday family to their party room upon arrival. Give parent(s) a run-through of their schedule and review with them what to expect. 
  • Direct party groups to all of their activities – the performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, party room, and/or Museum – and make sure they arrive on time for each activity.
  • Be mindful of where the party groups need to be and when.  Sometimes, parties will overlap and this will require asking for help from another staff member to manage traffic flow.
  • Station yourself in the main floor breezeway area when not with a party group, so you are easily accessible in case birthday group needs assistance.
  • Verify ticket count with birthday parent(s) before party ends and if necessary, issue rain checks or direct patron to the ticket office to settle up any remaining fees.
  • Sweep floor, wipe tables, take out trash, and reset for the next party or next day. Clear away tables, chairs, and birthday thrones if there are no more parties that weekend.
  • Record notes on the actual number of tickets used, extra payments made or rain checks issued, and any issues or comments from the party; leave these notes for the Birthday & Rentals Coordinator to review.
  • Write thank-you notes to birthday parents and leave for the Birthday & Rentals Coordinator to mail.
  • Assist with miscellaneous events and rentals as your schedule and availability permits, on an as-needed/as-agreed-upon basis.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: 

  • Passion for the Center’s mission of inspiring imagination, education, and community for the global art of puppetry.
  • Outgoing personality
  • Crowd management skills and ability to politely “take charge,” especially with regard to managing multiple groups of people simultaneously
  • Strong customer service skills, including the ability to interact with guests in a friendly and professional manner and smoothly resolve any issues that may arise
  • Ability to anticipate guest needs

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

Please send your resume, along with a letter of interest and salary requirement to: Katherine Baggett, Birthday & Rentals Coordinator, katherinebaggett@puppet.org. No phone calls, please.

Overhire Electrics Technicians


POSITION SUMMARY

The Center for Puppetry Arts is accepting resumes from theatre technicians with skills in electrics, sound, and video for part time opportunities on an as-needed basis.

Primary responsibilities will be to assist in the operations of the electrics shop, including but not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the changeover of shows, which includes installing the lighting, audio, and video needs for Center and guest artist productions
    • Hang, circuit, and focus lighting plots
    • Prepare sound systems for rehearsals and performances 
    • Hang and focus of video projection equipment
  • Prep upcoming shows (building practicals, pulling gear, cutting gel, etc.
  • Help to maintain and organize the Electrics shop, keeping it in a state of readiness for upcoming events 
  • Repair and maintain equipment
  • Fulfill the electric needs for other Center activities (events, tours, etc.)

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •          Three years of formal theatre education or professional experience
  •          Skills in lighting and sound system operations
  •          Skills in electrical, audio, and video wiring
  •          Skills in trouble shooting and problem solving
  •          Motivated and responsible
  •          Team-oriented attitude
  •          Comfortable working on ladders (all spaces have dead-hung grids)
  •          Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds regularly
  •          Knowledge of ETC Lighting equipment and Q-lab

 

Overhire Electrics Technicians are compensated on an hourly basis.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit multi-division organization featuring a production department along with museum and education departments. The production department produces an average of 8 new works and/or remounts per season. In addition to in-house productions, the Center also hosts a wide variety of guest artists and event rentals. 

The Electrics division of the Center is responsible for overseeing the operations and maintenance of lighting, audio and video for the production department. The Production Department operates two theatres (330 and 170 seat) that employ show automation control to co-ordinate audio, video, and lighting cues. The Center also runs a full complement of wireless microphones and a healthy inventory of lighting equipment for its productions. In addition to working with show operation hardware, the electrics department is called upon to create unique solutions for the technical needs of puppet theatre as well as ways to allow multigenerational equipment to work together efficiently. Occasionally, the electrics department is also called upon to work with the museum to assist with maintenance and the creation of new exhibits. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

To be considered, please mail or email your resume to the following: 

Center for Puppetry Arts
ATTN: Production Department
1404 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 USA
 

or Email HR@puppet.org. In the subject line: "Name-Overhire Electrics Technician"   (Example: John Smith-Overhire Electrics Technician)

Internships

Are you looking for invaluable nonprofit work experience, professional connections in the arts community, and to be a part of one of the most dynamic places in Atlanta?   Interns at the Center for Puppetry Arts are an integral part of our organization and our goal is to inspire interest in the arts through an in-depth view of our administrative and artistic processes.

Available Internships

  • Development/Fundraising
  • Graphic Design
  • Museum Education
  • Collections Management - NOT OFFERED UNTIL SPRING OF 2018
  • Exhibitions - NOT OFFERED UNTIL SPRING OF 2018
  • Library/Archives - NOT OFFERED UNTIL SPRING OF 2018
  • Production: Puppet Building - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
  • Production: Performance  
  • Production: Electrics
  • Production: Stage Management
  • Production: Directing 


Click here for application instructions and FAQ. 

Fall Session: September- December (12-15 weeks)                            

Application Deadline:  July 30th 

Spring/Winter Session: February- May (12-15 weeks)           
Application Deadline: November 30th
 
Summer Session: June- August/September (12-15 weeks)
Application Deadline:  March 1st



Internship Descriptions 

Development/Fundraising Internship: 

Development interns assist with the writing and production of fundraising appeals, researching potential contributors and fundraising ideas, and assisting with the planning, organization and logistics of cultivation parties and other special events.
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Graphic Design Internship:
Graphic Design interns’ duties include assisting with the creation of various materials such as print and online ads; flyers, invitations, and other printed items; photo illustrations and emails; as well as possible video projects.
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Museum Education Internship:
Under the supervision of the Museum Services Coordinator, Museum Education interns will assist with the daily operations involved in running a small museum. Interns will be trained to give tours and conduct educational programming designed to help museum patrons of all ages and backgrounds interact and explore the art of puppetry.
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Collections Management:
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Collections Manager in the Museum department. This internship grants broad hands-on experience in collections management and preventive conservation with emphasis on object  handling, cataloging, rehousing, and condition reporting. Tutorials and workshops will be conducted to expose the intern to various aspects of the collections field
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Exhibitions Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Exhibitions Director in the Museum department. This internship grants broad hands-on experience in exhibit research, curatorial writing, and collections management.
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Library/Archives Internship: 
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Museum department with processing manuscript collections in the Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library. This internship provides the intern with valuable hands-on experience processing collections including organization, rehousing, data entry, and creating finding aids for researchers.
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Electrics Internship: 
Assist the Resident Production staff with the implementation of lighting, sound, and video elements for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: the hang, circuit, and focus of lighting plots, preparing sound systems for rehearsals and performances, the repair and maintenance of equipment and fulfilling the electric needs of other Center activities. 
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Puppet Building Internship: 
Assisting Resident Puppet Builders with the construction of puppets, props and costumes for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: sewing, patterning, foam patterning and fabrication, molding and casting, sculpting, painting and basic woodwork. 
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Performance Internship
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Performance Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. The focus of the program will be active participation in a Center production from the first day of rehearsal until final strike. During the rehearsal period, the Intern will observe the development of the production as script, design, movement and character are adjusted to meet the specific demands of the puppet theater and the Director’s vision.
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Stage Management Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Performance Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. Through hands-on activities, the program seeks to instill a fundamental understanding of the workings of a professional puppetry company.
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Directing Internship: 
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Directing Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. During the rehearsal period, the Intern will observe the development of the production as script, design, movement and character are adjusted to meet the specific demands of the puppet theater and the Director’s vision.
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CALL FOR TOURING ARTIST PRODUCTIONS

Family Series & New Directions Series for Adults and Teens

The Center for Puppetry Arts strives to present the best in puppetry and therefore is always seeking engaging puppet productions from both the United States and abroad. 

Companies selected to perform in our Family Series generally perform 13 shows per week (Tues-Fri: 10am & 11:30am, Sat: 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sun: 1pm & 3pm) for 1-3 weeks. Performances last 45-50 minutes, and include a brief puppet demonstration following the show. Target audience age range is 4-10 years.  

Companies selected to perform in our New Directions Series for Adults and Teens generally perform 4-8 shows per week (schedule varies) for 1-2 weeks. Performances last 1-2 hours, and may include audience discussions following the show. Target audience age ranges are either 12+ (for teens and adults) or 18+ (adults only).

BOOKING CYCLE:
The Center’s season runs July 1-June 30.  Booking generally takes place 10-12 months before the beginning of each season. 

SUBMISSIONS:

To submit your production for consideration, please send a cover letter, tech rider (including required stage dimensions, sound/light/projection needs, number of people traveling with the show & any other essential elements the Center would need to provide to present your show) and video of the complete show to be considered. We do not select shows based on excerpts or highlight reels. If you wish multiple shows to be considered, please submit a complete package for each.
  
Center for Puppetry Arts
c/o Production Department
1404 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 USA
 

With your permission, we would like to add your video to our library collection after our review process has concluded. DVDs in the library are available for scholars and puppeteers to view by appointment on the premises and do not leave the library. Please specify your preference in your cover letter. If you would prefer that we return your DVD to you, please include a self-addressed mailer, and we will return it as soon after viewing as possible. 

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email kristinhaverty@puppet.org.