on the Block, Inc.
THE COORDINATOR'S ROLE
Being a Kids on the Block Coordinator is both challenging and rewarding. As the primary contact for your KOB troupe, you may be responsible for many or all of the functions below:
• Recruit & train puppeteers
• Send out press releases to area media
• Mail brochures and letters to area schools about the availability of your program
• Schedule performances
• Assign puppeteers to performances
• Act as spokesperson for your group's KOB program
• Visit performances to evaluate the success of your program
• Schedule rehearsals for your puppeteers
• Keep records of all media coverage
• Order materials from Kids on the Block International Headquarters
• Contact Kids on the Block International Headquarters with all copyright questions
• Coordinate fund raising events or write grants to expand KOB program
• Perform as a puppeteer, if necessary
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Having capable presenters is essential for the success of any Kids on the Block program, but theatre or acting experience is not a prerequisite to be a puppeteer. The Kids on the Block puppets are large and colorful and serve as an extremely effective teaching tool. ANYONE CAN MAKE THESE PUPPETS COME TO LIFE!
Those who are unable to commit to being presenters may wish to donate their services in a variety of ways, such as assisting the coordinator, helping at rehearsals or preparing and presenting follow-up activities. Consider mileage compensation or a small stipend to your volunteers if your budget allows. Many coordinators have successfully recruited volunteers using some of the tips found in The Kids on the Block Coordinator's Manual.