JOBS: DISNEY LION KING MASKS AND PUPPETS ASSISTANT

Are you interested in working on one of Disney’s most iconic musicals? 

Disney Theatrical Productions is looking for enthusiastic and committed people who have a passion for storytelling to join the backstage team on The Lion King

The Lion King currently recruiting for the following backstage roles:

Role requires the assisting the team in the upkeep and maintenance of over 250 puppets.

Responsibilities and Duties:
▪️Upkeep and maintenance of over 250 puppets in line with the artistic requirements of the production.
▪️ Assist with fitting masks and puppets used in the show to individual cast members.
▪️ Be present for and oversee rehearsals internal and external when puppet elements are
used.
▪️ Carry out maintenance and show calls as required.
▪️ Weekend and evening work integral – Tuesday to Sunday performance schedule. The
department work in shift patterns.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
▪️ A wide and varied understanding to tools and different fabrication techniques.
▪️ Clear and confident communication.
▪️ Decisive and able to remain calm and focused under pressure.
▪️ Able to work independently and as part of team.
▪️ An eye for detail and quality control.
▪️ Experience in working on large scale productions.


Desirable skills:
▪️ Painting to a specific brief
▪️ Soft work (sewing, pattern making, machining)
▪️Some understanding of electrics and mechanics
▪️ Physically able and adroit enough to carefully maneuver large puppets
▪️ Molding and casting
▪️ Sculpting

Disney is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, and strongly encourage applicants of every race, ethnicity, belief, gender, sexual identity, disability, age and culture to apply.

Visit disneyonstage.co.uk/career-opportunities for details


Closing date for applications 14th October 2022

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