Our volunteer team is hugely important to the work that Puppet Place does. We have opportunities to help out with public events and with our news team. Details are listed below.
We are seeking volunteers to help us with our public events. We need people to help us with Creative Cafe nights and workshops; this includes assisting with setting up our spaces, refreshments and event stewarding. If you would like to help us then please email email@example.com
Join our Board of Trustees….
We’re looking for new people to help us shape the future of Puppet Place, and are appointing new Trustees to our Board.
Application Deadline Extended to Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 17:00
Who are we?
Puppet Place is a hub for all things animated on stage and film in the UK. We share our passion for puppetry and animation with the wider public, and offer support to artists working with these forms. Our building in Bristol’s Harbourside is home to a community of practitioners who produce brilliant work in puppetry, animation and associated practices. We support the creative sector through residencies, networking, and training, whilst offering a range of public events, workshops and activities in Bristol and beyond, including the internationally recognised Bristol Festival of Puppetry.
Why do we have trustees and what do they do?
As a charity Puppet Place is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our Trustees volunteer their time to ensure that the charitable objectives are met, good governance is maintained and to drive our mission forward. Our current trustees are seeking additional trustees to join the team. We are seeking people with ideas, energy and a new perspective. At Puppet Place, we strive for transparency and for shared decision-making with our resident artists, associate artists and the wider community. This requires the ability to think strategically and to work collaboratively.
What’s in it for you?
Being a trustee is an incredible way to develop new skills and experience around governance, leadership and decision making. As well as helping to broaden contacts and make a socially responsible contribution to the arts.
It’s also an extremely exciting and challenging time to join Puppet Place. We need people keen to help shape our future; to realise the enormous potential held within the organisation. We want to develop the organisation’s resilience beyond a subsistence model. We want to build on our social capital to develop our business plan. This is the chance to play a fundamental role in taking an organisation to the next steps.
What kind of experience are you looking for?
We are looking for people who can help Puppet Place Board, our Finance & Operations Manager and our community build their knowledge and skills in any of the following areas:
Business management expertise
Building management, particularly co-working spaces
Fundraising, Charity giving and sponsorship
Being a freelance creative practitioner
Marketing and branding
Education & public engagement
We’d like you to have:
Previous trustee or board member experience
An understanding of the vision and values of Puppet Place.
A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee
Excellent communication skills
Tact and diplomacy
An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
We are eager to increase and enhance the skills and diversity of our Trustee Board and would welcome applications from people across our communities.
For more information including details of how to apply download our Trustees Recruitment Pack (pdf). Extended deadline for applications is Tuesday 28 February at 17:00hrs
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Looking for a desk in central Bristol to use as an occasional workspace? Puppet Place offers hot-desking facilities at £10 per day. This includes WIFI, tea and coffee and access to our shared kitchen, living room space.
BECOME A RESIDENT
Our building is situated on Bristol’s historic harbourside within easy walking distance of the city centre and other key cultural organisations. We offer desk and creation space for artists, animators and makers including; puppeteers, prop makers, graphic designers and filmmakers. Our building is a lively and friendly hub for artists and led by artists for those looking to build connections and work in a mutually supportive environment.
Benefits of becoming a resident at Puppet Place include: a profile on our website, discounted hire rates for our rehearsal studio and fabrication space, a space to deliver workshops and other events in partnership with Puppet Place, the opportunity to work alongside other artists and makers, access to Puppet Place’s database of contacts and resources.
We are currently seeking new residents. If you’re interested in becoming a Puppet Place resident, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about our rehearsal and fabrication spaces can be found here.