Minimum No entry barrier

Will be updated

The tasks a Puppeteer is expected to perform include:

Writing or adapting scripts for use in puppet theatre

Sketching designs for puppets based on script

Constructing hand, string, rod and shadow puppets from materials such as wood, papier-mŸch?, wires, metal and rubber

Using hand-tools and machines to sew clothing for puppets

Animating puppets using string, wire, rod, fingers or hand from position above, below or at level with stage

Talking or singing during performance to give illusion of voice to puppets

Operating audio equipment such as tape deck, during performance

Moving puppet's mouth in synchronization with music to create illusion of singing

Ability to channel characters into puppets on stage or screen

Knowledge of the strengths and limitations of the puppets

Ability to cope with unplanned or unscripted occurrences

Efficient in lip-synching

Knowledge of etiquette and traditions of working on stage or television

Skilled in a wide range of vocal skills like accents, pitch, shrillness, timbre, bass and voice throwing

Knowledge of health and safety issues regarding stage props and puppets

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Creative bent of mind

Attention to detail

Imaginative thinking

Hand co-ordination and balance


It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of helpers and junior artists

Local travelling is part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed

Overtime maybe required

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, harsh stage lights, electrical wiring, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical and mental strain, mild stiffness or pain in joints, etc.

Will be updated

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Rising Role of Puppetry in Education

According to The Centre For Cultural Resources and Training, Puppetry has played an important role in disseminating knowledge in most parts of the world. Puppetry imbibes elements of all art forms such as literature, painting, sculpture, music, dance, drama and enables students to develop their creative abilities. Puppetry has been used traditionally in India as a popular and an inexpensive medium to transmit knowledge about Indian myths and legends.Since Puppetry is a dynamic art form that appeals to all age groups, this medium of communication has been selected to serve as an aid for imparting education in schools. The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) provides a comprehensive and an integrated training in the preparation, manipulation and production of such puppet programmes which may be used in a variety of formal and non formal teaching situations. With the use and applicability of Puppetry expanding, it appears as a lucrative career option for many. It is expected to employ a considerable amount of workforce in the future.


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