Kids on the Block Puppeteer

Part-Time hours vary based on show schedule and training.


Positions available in Erie County.

Join our Kids on the Block Puppeteers to work with a troupe that performs at local schools and other gatherings to educate and desensitize persons about those with disabilities.

Responsibilities of Kids on the Block Puppeteer:

  • To learn and be able to perform the part for assigned puppet.
  • To attend necessary training.
  • To have transportation to various sites throughout the county and to accept responsibilities as a part of the puppet troupe.
  • To present oneself at public appearances in a manner acceptable to the Family and Community Support Services.
  • To communicate with the Kids on the Block regarding concerns, changes in availability or other issues affecting performances.
  • To care for the assigned puppet between performances and to use the puppet only for Kids on the Block practice and only for performances assigned through the Family and Community Support Services.

Qualifications for Kids on the Block Puppeteer:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/Equivalent
  • Ability to perform in front of a group and completion of necessary training
  • State Police Criminal Background and Child Abuse History clearances required.
  • FBI Clearance required

Perks with a Purpose
Our benefits are created with YOU in mind.

Financial Well-being
• 403B Retirement Savings options
• On-Demand Pay
• Employee Referral Bonus program
• Student Loan Forgiveness
• College Scholarship & Tuition Discounts
• Employee Discounts
Life & Family Support

• Erie Campus*- discounted on-site weekday childcare
• Employee discounts for select events and services

Who is Barber National Institute?

The Barber National Institute is a non-profit committed to its mission of providing the highest quality services for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or behavioral health challenges and their families. Since our founding in 1952, we have evolved into a multi-faceted organization serving more than 6,200 individuals annually with a wide range of educational, vocational, residential and behavioral health programs.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. If you need an accommodation to apply, please contact HR. EOE