The Natural History Museum

Los Angeles, CA


We are HIRING a part-time puppeteer for our full-suit Triceratops and Saber-toothed Cat Puppets at NHM Los Angeles/La Brea Tar Pits! 

This is on-going part-time work and not a one-time gig.
**Please see very specific size requirements**

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County seeks a part-time puppeteer to work with our Education and Exhibits department. The Puppeteer works collaboratively within the Performing Arts Program to operate a full-suit Triceratops or Saber-toothed cat puppet our on-going Encounters Program. Puppeteers work with the Performing Arts Program Manager and other Education staff to present performances for Museum programs, special events, and school groups. Puppeteers interact with Museum guests and are expected to maintain a friendly and approachable demeanor at all times.



This position has the following requirements:

3 or more years as a dancer, actor, puppeteer, and/or performing artist.

3 or more years of physical and movement-based training.

1 or more years of theatre training.

Audition required.

Available to work weekends.

Height and lifting requirements based on puppet as described below.

Quadrupedal Puppet Requirements: Height, 5’1” to 5’7”, Women's shoe size 6-11 or Men's size 4-9. Small to Medium athletic build. Must be able to lift and carry up to 85 pounds on back in bending and crouching positions for limited periods of time. All weight on wrists, shoulders, and back. Extremely hot, claustrophobic full suit puppet with limited sight range. Job requires wearing a Triceratops or Saber-toothed cat full-suit puppet with internal mechanisms for movement and sound amplification.




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