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Puppetry Internship BBC Children’s

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Children’s provides quality programming to millions of children. CBeebies, our TV and online content for 0-6 year olds, aims to educate and entertain our youngest audiences. CBBC focuses on the primary school age group, and offers original drama, animation, entertainment, news, sport, comedy and factual programming across a host of platforms.

Due to a number of forthcoming commissions, BBC Children’s are delighted to announce the creation of 2 highly coveted Puppetry Internships, offering 2 exceptional candidates the rare opportunity to experience world-class television puppetry production in the North West.

Role Responsibility

The BBC Children’s Puppetry Intern will provide effective support as a Runner/Assistant in either in an office, Production or Design capacity, primarily assisting Stage Managers/Puppet Captains/Wranglers with the efficient running of the studios set up they are placed in.

Each placement is aimed to be hands on working in a studio environment with a programme or team working on a BBC Children’s puppet show. During the internship the on the job training will provide the candidates with a sound understanding and knowledge of the performance skills and non-performance skills required to succeed in the industry. This Internship will provide the successful applicants with a foundation in the skills required to assist a television puppeteer.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for this incredible opportunity we are seeking talented candidates who can answer yes to all of the following requirements:

  • Can you demonstrate a thorough knowledge and deep passion for all aspects of puppetry?
  • Are you based in the North?
  • Can you be in Salford for an interview and audition on the 9.12.13?
  • Can you start work on 16.12.13?

If you answered yes to all four questions then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

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