Flex PT Digital Puppeteer
The Hershey Company - Hershey, PA

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United States - Pennsylvania - Hershey - Hershey’s Chocolate World - Part-time

Hershey’s Chocolate World is the most popular corporate visitor center in the world. Over three million guests visit our retail attraction in Hershey, Pennsylvania every year. Our guests come to experience our attractions, enjoy dining in our food court, and shopping for souvenirs, treats and gifts. Part of what makes our guests’ experience so amazing is the exceptional customer service our team provides. In fact, our mission is to create extraordinary impressions through our people. If you would like to be part of the Hershey Chocolate World team that brings our mission to life every day, keep reading to find a career that fits your interest and abilities.

We are looking for a Part-Time Digital Puppeteer to join our talented team. The Digital Puppeteer will perform a variety of roles within the Entertainment Department and perform in an exciting new show in 2013.

Responsibilities include:
Assistant with the launch of the new 4-D Show in 2013 which will bring our Hershey Characters to life. This position will ensure a successful opening and help to rollout the new show. The Digital Puppeteer will also act as one of the main characters in the 4D Show interacting with our live audience and making personal connections.

The part-time Puppeteer will be responsible for learning the script, how to use the 4-D equipment and will have to match/imitate voice clips throughout the show. The part-time Puppeteer will work closely with the full-time puppeteer and Entertainment Department staff.

Assist when needed in other entertainment areas including:
Chocolate Tasting Adventure, an interactive experience where our guests learn the origin of chocolate, as well as the art of tasting chocolate by sampling a variety of different chocolates from milk to dark

Theatre Ushering, Attractions Box Office and Kiss Works, where guests are factory workers and package their own kisses

Puppeteers will also perform other Entertainment department and Visitor Center duties as necessary

This is a part-time position located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The company will not provide relocation assistance or other employment benefits for this position. This position may have a limited number of weekday daytime shifts during non-peak seasons. This position will require some evening, weekend, and holiday availability. This position’s hourly pay rate will depend upon experience.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:

Must be 18 years of age or older

Must be comfortable speaking in front of audience of 250 or more for at least 5-15 minutes at a time

Ability to memorize scripts, have comedic timing, and ability to improvise with audience

Ability to perform assigned scripts 8-10 times/8 hour shifts

Must be able to learn how to use specific 4-D equipment to animate puppets

Must have hand dexterity and ability to manipulate a digital puppet

Must maintain a neat appearance and meet our uniform standards

Must be able to push, pull, or lift 25 lbs.

Must be able to walk, stand for 5-8 hours/shift and may be required to occasionally climb stairs

Pleasant, friendly, and outgoing personality with the ability to communicate effectively with guests and fellow co-workers.

In order to be successful, a high level of energy and passion for the job will be required.

Note: Qualified candidates will be asked to participate in a formal audition in order to demonstrate the above skills.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: At least 3 years of theater / actingexperience is required. Puppeteer experience of 3 years or more highly preferred, but not required.

Please make sure to upload a resume!

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran Status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected category recognized by state and federal laws.

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The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world...