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Ben Pettitte-Wade of Hijinx Theatre from the United Kingdom
Visiting performing company during Puppets in the Green Mountains

“In September 2018 we were lucky enough to be invited to the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival hosted by the wonderful Sandglass Theater.

This was our first visit to the US with our production Meet Fred, and from start to finish the experience of working with Sandglass has been an absolute pleasure. This began with lengthy planning via email and video calls to ensure everything was in place for our visit, no easy task as it turned out given the complicated visa process for visiting artists.

On arrival what struck me, beyond the shear wonder if this beautiful little theatre, was just how embedded Sandglass are within the communities of Putney and Battleboro. For a town of the size of Putney to have its very own puppet theatre is something very special indeed, and demonstrates how the arts can be and should be at the heart of all communities.

From the moment we arrived the welcome we had was overwhelming. As a company that works with nuerodivergent performers access is very important to us, and Sandglass went out of their way to ensure all our needs were met. It was also fantastic that the festival were able to provide ASL interpreters for our performance.

For many of us this was our first visit to the US, and we left knowing that we have to make sure we come back again soon.”

Ben Pettitt-Wade, Hijinx Theatre UK

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What people love about Puppets in the Green Mountains
“The high standards of theater, the design, the messages , the beauty of the shows and the brilliance of the puppeteers ”
-Audience member

Sandglass Theater in Putney, Vermont is hiring a Managing Director (MD) to expand fundraising, provide financial management to the organization, to work with the Artistic Co-Directors to book the Sandglass Theater tours, workshops and residencies with presenting organizations, to increase the overall organizational capacity as staff supervisor and to assist with board relations and development.

The Sandglass MD will possess practical knowledge and experience regarding the financial and technical aspects performing arts events. The MD will be the public face of the organization, have excellent communication skills and be skilled at networking and outreach. They will serve as the general manager for Sandglass Theater and act as chief administrator, as liaison with partners, funders, the Board of Directors, and the broader community. They will also work with staff, consultants and board to implement the Development Plan for the organization.

The Sandglass Theater Managing is a 30-hour/week exempt $30,000 annual salaried position and will be based at the administrative offices in Putney, Vermont. Please visit to learn more about our organization and submit a cover letter and resume to

Sandglass Center for Puppetry and Theater Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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