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EXPERT PUPPET-MAKER AND MOVEMENT CONSULTANT

 

Monlove is looking for an expert puppet-maker and movement consultant. This person would be responsible for overseeing all creative aspects in the conception and fabrication of puppets in an upcoming live production.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • Working with the other members of the production team to conceive of puppets for a new performance piece;
  • Conceptualize the design of large puppets, including aesthetic design, animatronics and practical construction;
  • Conceive of each puppet’s persona, dress, and movement, relaying these instructions to the fabrication team as well as the puppet-performers;
  • Coordinate the fabrication of the puppets in collaboration with other artisans and sewers;
  • Oversee all creative aspects of the production as they relate to puppets and puppet accessories, including movement, lighting, stage direction etc.; and
  • Work with actors, puppeteers, acrobats and other performers on their performances in relation to the puppets.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 10+ years’ experience as a puppet builder/maker, with specific demonstrable experience building and conceptualizing large-scale puppets, including animatronic motion required;
  • 10+ years’ experience as a puppeteer and/or costumed performer, required;
  • 10+ years’ experience working as a creative professional on international productions, required;
  • Demonstrable experience as a consultant of movement and lighting of puppets and/or CGI animations;
  • Demonstrable experience as performer, in order to understand the intricate requirements for live-theatre productions;
  • College or university degree in performance, stagecraft, fine arts, technical theatre, movement or related discipline;
  • Proven leadership ability to oversee large scale creative projects; and

NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK: 40

LANGUAGE OF WORK: English and/or French

DURATION: 8-month contract position

SALARY: $2500.00 CAD per week

BENEFITS: No medical benefits

LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec

CONTACT: jobs@monlove.com

 

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