P/T Job of The Week: Saber-Tooth Cat | KCET
P/T Job of The Week: Saber-Tooth Cat
From the Natural History Museum:
(And related, "Who's inside the dinosaur puppets?")
Puppeteer: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County seeks a Puppeteer to work with our Education and Exhibits department as a full-suit puppeteer for a SABER-TOOTHED CAT as part of the Museum's educational performing arts programming.
This position has the following requirements:
"¢ 3-5 years as a dancer, gymnast, actor or performance artist.
"¢ 3-5 years of physical and movement based training.
"¢ Experience as a full-suit puppeteer desired.
"¢ Extensive theatre training and experience as an educator preferred.
"¢ Audition required.
"¢ Height and lifting requirements based on puppet
"¢ Physical Requirements: 5'3" to 5'9", Women's shoe size 6-8, Men's size 7-10. Small to medium athletic build. Must carry 73 pounds on back in a crawling position, supported by arm stilts for periods of 20 minutes multiple times a day. Weight distributed on forearms, shoulders and back. Restrictive straps at chest, waist, arms and thighs. Extremely hot, claustrophobic full suit puppet with limited sight range. Puppet has animatronics, with internal mechanisms for movement and sound amplification run by external remote control operator.
"¢ Performance Artists must pass a physical examination from a medical doctor provided by the Museum
"¢ Ability to interact with the public while in costume or out of costume.
Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a part time, temporary, non-exempt, overtime eligible position.
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