Please scroll down to find out more about the jobs and opportunities available from Puppet Animation Scotland and how to apply. For third-party opportunities, please continue to scroll down the page. If you have any questions, please email us directly.

Captivate Project Officer (freelance)

Hours: 16 hrs/2 days per week (flexible hours)

Contract type: Freelance, 6 month contract period

Day Rate: £150 pd with expenses covered

Location: Working from home/ from our offices at Summerhall or using hot desks at our partner organisations with occasional travel to community locations within Scotland required

Start date: Mid Sept 2022

We are seeking a motivated, community orientated, creative freelancer to support development, delivery and evaluation of our pilot year of a new core strand of our work at Puppet Animation Scotland. The Captivate Project Officer will work with our team at Puppet Animation Scotland and our partner venues WHALE in Edinburgh West, Cumbernauld Theatre in North Lanarkshire and Taigh Chearsabhagh in Uist, Outer Hebrides to support delivery of our programme plans in each of these communities between mid September 2022 and mid March 2023.

Please read the full job description here.

If you have any questions about the role or would like an informal chat with our team before applying please contact Heidi – [email protected] 

To apply for this role, please email Heidi by 5pm on Friday 19th August 2022 on [email protected] with the following:

  • An up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages) titled ‘Your Name CV’
  • A covering email detailing:
  • Your experience and knowledge as relevant to the role
  • Why you are interested in the role in terms of your own career ambitions
  • Anything else that you would like us to know
  • An equalities and diversity monitoring form; please complete by following this link.

Marketing Manager (part time)

Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week

Salary: £26000-27500 pro rata

Location: Central Edinburgh with home working possible

Puppet Animation Scotland is seeking someone with initiative, empathy, rigour and exceptional communication skills to join our small team in the new role of Marketing Manager, at an exciting time in our organisation’s development.  

The Marketing Manager post is a key position within the Puppet Animation Scotland team, with lead management responsibility for marketing and communications across the portfolio of our work. It would suit a candidate who is a strategic thinker and confident communicator, with a background in communications and experience of engaging a wide range of stakeholders. The purpose of the role is to work with the Puppet Animation Scotland team to raise the profile of the organisation, engage diverse stakeholders with our mission, and to play a key role in realising our aim to champion, develop and promote puppetry, visual theatre and animated film in Scotland. 

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Recruitment Pack for Marketing Manager Position 

We have put together the above job pack to give prospective candidates a clearer idea of who we are, what it might be like to work with us, and what the role entails. 

We strongly encourage applications from those currently under-represented in the arts including the d/Deaf and disabled community; the LGBTQI+ community and people who identify as Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, People of Colour, Biracial, Middle Eastern and North African or have mixed heritage. To find out who is currently on our board and staff team please see our team page here and find our #PullUporShutUp statistics here.

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2022 at 5pm.

Please read our Recruitment Pack for full details of how to apply and contact Heidi on [email protected] if you have any questions at all. 


International Artists’ Exchange Programme 

Please note that this previously advertised opportunity has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Funding has been secured for the programme and therefore it is expected to proceed at a time in the future when it is safe and possible to do so. The opportunity will be re-advertised via our website and social channels when it is live once again.

Third Party Opportunities

Puppeteer opportunity – Cutting Edge Theatre

Cutting Edge Theatre is looking for a puppeteer experience in bunraku puppetry and larger scale puppets to work with their INSPIRE group of disabled adults in Fife.

Working with Director, Suzanne Lofthus, the puppeteer will enable Cutting Edge Theatre to stage a production that was started in 2019 and which was postponed due to Covid. They have 5 puppets, 3 of which were designed by Sonia Gardes.

Working on Wednesday afternoons in Fife from May until production in early July [date not confirmed yet]. Paid work. Fee to be determined. If you’re interested, please contact Suzanne Lofthus at [email protected]


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