Puppeteer Workshop

Sesame Workshop is looking for highly talented puppeteers, age 18 and over, from diverse communities and racial backgrounds who are looking to develop and hone their on-camera puppeteer skills. As a company that advocates diversity, we recognize the importance of representation both on and off-screen, so that children of all backgrounds can see themselves in the content they consume. If you are familiar with the Sesame Street style of television puppetry, have the basic skills, and are interested in the opportunity to participate in a future puppeteer workshop in New York City, please apply as directed below:

1. Make a short video (1:30 MAX) showcasing your talents as a puppeteer following these guidelines:

  • Introduce the video as yourself.
  • Enter and exit frame with your puppet (it’s helpful if the puppet you use has good eye focus) showing a variety of character voices (2-3 minimum). Please note: we want to see your original character voices, not existing Sesame Street character voices.
  • Finish your video with a short song…we would like to hear you sing!

2. Upload your video to YouTube (Private setting) and send that YouTube link along with your bio and a signed copy of the attached release to: puppetworkshops@sesame.org

Please note: your submission will not be reviewed without the signed release.

No emails or videos will be accepted after December 31, 2017. We will contact you with more details only if you are selected.

Please note that acceptance into and/or participation in a Sesame Street Puppeteer Workshop is in no way an employment audition for Sesame Street or any Sesame Workshop production.

Sesame Puppeteer Workshop Release Form