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Puppet Wrangler

Company: Laika Inc
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

General SummaryThe Puppet Wrangler is the key contact for puppets on stage and responsible for the puppets on the shooting floor while maintaining the priorities and deadlines of the Puppet Maintenance team.

Job Functions

  • Schedule and track all puppet assets delivered to Animation and Stage and ensure comprehensive hand-off for each puppet to the Puppet Maintenance team.
  • Ensure all Director and shooting floor puppet maintenance requests receive bids and are assigned to the right artist.
  • Ensure that members of the Puppet Maintenance team are aware of their priorities and deadlines.
  • Track updates/delays and reports back to Production Scheduler, 1 st Assistant Director (AD) and Production Manager to ensure the shooting schedule is adjusted accordingly and remains accurate.
  • Create and disperse accurate daily call-sheets and status reports for the Puppet Maintenance team.
  • In collaboration with the Head of Puppet Maintenance, communicate long-term maintenance needs to Production and Puppet Fabrication.
  • Ensure that all required Puppet Maintenance crew members arrive to stage, theatre and editorial reviews when requested; communicate absences and backfills where appropriate.
  • Assist in maintaining continuity of puppets within assigned shots/sequences.
  • Assist in asset tracking and inventory upkeep of puppet parts.
  • Review upcoming schedule with the Puppet Maintenance team. Qualifications
    • 3+ years of feature film experience preferably in animation.
    • Highly organized, self-motivated and detail oriented.
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize in fast-paced, production environment.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems. Physical Demands and Work EnvironmentThe physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear both in person and by telephone. The employee must lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
      • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works under typical office conditions and is exposed to variable indoor temperatures. The noise level is usually quiet or moderate.
        LocationOn-Site in Hillsboro, OR / and also eligible for hybrid work / Remote Eligible

        SalarySalary is commensurate with skills and experience.

        The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Keywords: Laika Inc, Hillsboro , Puppet Wrangler, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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