Job Postings: MicheLee Puppets hiring Actor and Technician

MicheLee Puppets, Inc., Florida’s leader in educational puppetry, is hiring two individuals to fill the following positions for the Central Florida tour of our newest show, “Mission STEAMpossible.”All persons hired will be required to pass an FBI fingerprint background check. Please read descriptions before applying. 

NON-EQUITY, PAID

ACTOR-FEMALE: Magnificent dreams of being on the first mission to Mars. She uses ingenuity and skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math to create inventions. She is an excellent storyteller and is close with her younger brother. (Must be aged 18 or older, but able to portray ages 14-18) (Seeking an actress of color)

A strong candidate for this position will have a positive attitude, professional appearance, good communication skills, and be comfortable around children. You must be able to drive a cargo van and be ready for early mornings. Being on time is a must!

Job runs on weekdays, 1-3 days per week and occasional weekend shows. Rehearsals begin in August and tour runs Aug. 30-Dec. 20, 2018.

Please email headshot and resume to tracey@micheleepuppets.org

 

SOUND/LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

Seeking a stage technician with live sound experience and ability to run sound and lights for a stage production. Job will include load in and out of set and tech gear, set up, and strike. Must be able to troubleshoot and make repairs on equipment as needed. 

A strong candidate for this position will have a positive attitude, professional appearance, good communication skills, and be comfortable around children. You must be able to drive a cargo van and be ready for early mornings. Being on time is a must!

Job runs on weekdays, 1-3 days per week and occasional weekend shows. Tech rehearsals last week of August and tour runs Aug. 30-Dec. 20, 2018.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to tracey@micheleepuppets.org. Deadline for resume submissions is July 31, 2018.

 

ABOUT MISSION STEAMPOSSIBLE– This 3-person cast performs shows for elementary aged students at schools and larger venues. This show will tour schools and public venues primarily in Central Florida. In addition to performing, actors/puppeteers will help load in, set up and strike for each show. A sound/lighting technician travels with the cast to run live light and sound.

 

MicheLee Puppets Volunteers Needed

 

We need your help!

 
On March 25th MicheLee Puppets will be setting a record for the most sock puppets assembled in one hour during our Sunday Family Fun Day World Puppetry Celebration. These puppets will then be donated to youth in need as part of our “Puppets Helping Kids in Crisis” program to assist those relocating to Central Florida from places like Puerto Rico.
 
Our goal is to create 200 sock puppets. We are in need of volunteers to assist in both the preparation and implementation of this event. Will you or anyone at your organization be able to help with the following?
  • Implementation- assist in setting up, creating puppets and helping others, and clean up. Arrive 10am, event ends at 2pm on March 25th
  • Donation of items (or $5-$10 per person to help with purchasing supplies) New socks, craft foam(non sticky), small hot glue sticks, googly eyes, pom pom balls
Here is a link to the event which includes other exciting performances and activities:
 
Contact jamie@micheleepuppets.org with questions or to volunteer
 
 

MicheLee Puppets 2017-2018 Season Auditions

NON-EQUITY, PAID

MicheLee Puppets, Inc., Florida’s leader in educational puppetry, is casting puppeteers and actors for our 2017-18 Season. We are a touring company that performs in schools and public venues primarily in Central Florida, with occasional performances throughout the state of Florida. In addition to performing, actors/puppeteers will help load in, set up and strike for each show.

Male and female performers of all races/ethnicities are encouraged to apply. All performers hired will be required to pass an FBI fingerprint background check.

To apply, please email your headshot and resume to Jamie@micheleepuppets.org.

Auditions will be by appointment only on July 13 and July 14, 2017. If called to audition please prepare a one-minute comedic monologue. You may be asked to show movement skills and sing for some roles. Be prepared to work with one of our puppets or bring your own puppet. If you are auditioning for Rhyme Time and Discover Math and Science, please prepare a song.

 

2017-2018 Season: (Click here for photos and show descriptions)

 

Rhyme Time and Discover Math and Science – These shows feature toy theatre sized stages, simple paper puppets, hand puppets, shadow puppets, music, singing, and audience participation for preschool audiences. Our solo performers must be good singers and very good with small children.

 

A Good Day for Pancake – This solo performer bully prevention show is geared for K-2nd graders. Puppeteer must be proficient (or able to learn) hand puppet techniques and must be very good with multiple character voices.

 

The Upstander League –Casting one female and one male actor/puppeteer for this two-person bully prevention show, geared for 3rd-5th graders. These roles require lots of audience participation, physical humor, puppetry and interaction with children as well as some spoken word singing and basic movement skills.

Questions? Please contact Jamie at 407-898-7925 x 223 or Jamie@micheleepuppets.org.

To learn more about MicheLee Puppets, visit micheleepuppets.org.