Professional Theatre Apprenticeships
Variable hours per day over a 6 day work week: day off per week varies
One year, August 2017 - August 2018
Application Process Dates:
See Instructions for Application
Join us for Imagination Stage's 2017-2018 Professional Apprenticeship Program! The apprenticeship is a one-year program that equips a select group of outstanding candidates with intensive, hands-on experience in professional theatre and theatre education.
To be considered, applicants must be set to graduate from an undergraduate program by Spring 2017, or have graduated within the last two years (a graduate of 2015 or later). A proactive spirit, passion for excellence, and a great sense of humor is strongly desired. An excitement about life-long learning is also required! Apprentices must be able to lift, push or maneuver 40 lbs repeatedly, either alone or with others.
Every Imagination Stage Apprentice participates in ALL aspects of theatre production, management, and education, and will work in every department. Each applicant is required to have a first and second choice from the list of career focuses below. Apprentices will each have a unique career focus where they will spend approximately 30 hours a week.
Two Institutional Development Apprentices support all areas of the Development and Marketing departments, including but not limited to event coordinating, fundraising, grant writing, annual gala support, PR, Graphic Design, grassroots marketing, social networking and patron services. Other projects will be based on the apprentice's interests and department needs.
|Access and Inclusion
One Access and Inclusion Apprentice will be responsible for updating and creating student inclusion records including family conversations, implementing lesson plans as an assistant and lead teacher, planning and organizing for our access outreach programs including our Sensory-Friendly initiative, as well as contributing to the creation of student support materials, faculty scheduling, and inventory of access supplies and materials and other projects based on apprentice’s interest and department needs.
||Two Education Apprentices will be responsible for scheduling program offerings for classes and student ensembles, stage managing student conservatory productions, implementing lesson plans as an assistant and lead teacher, planning for our outreach programs, maintaining and updating student information, as well as contributing to the creation of student study guides, faculty contracts, inventory of art supplies and early childhood materials, and other projects based on apprentice’s interest and department needs.|
||Two Production Apprentices will work under the guidance of the Production Manager and tech staff. Tasks will include building and loading in scenery, scenic painting, electrics hang and focus, building props, equipment maintenance, assisting with costumes, and serving as crew on main stage productions. Other projects will align with the needs of the theatre and the skill-set of each production apprentice.|
In addition to their career focus, apprentices will participate in other areas, such as:
- Teachers and Teaching Assistants to theatre-artist educators for our in house and satellite classes.
- Stage Managers for student productions.
- Board Operators and Deck Captains for professional and student theatre productions.
- Participants in department and other meetings, including All Staff and Board of Trustees Meetings.
- Event Management Assistants for Opening Night Receptions, Board Meetings, the annual Gala, and other special events.
- Mentors for Access students.
- Build, load in, & strike crew for all productions.
- Box office, Front of House, Reception, and Gift Shop Associates.
Instructions for Application:
All application materials must be submitted electronically and adhere to the following guidelines.
Application Part One
- Cover letter stating your interest in this apprenticeship. Please also include your first and second choice focus area (Education, Theatre Management, Institutional Development, and/or Production)
- A writing sample outlining your career goals and your philosophy on theatre and/or theatre education. Limit: two pages, single spaced, no smaller than 10 pt. font. Please submit in Word or PDF format.
- DO NOT attach recommendation letters to this email. Two recommendation letters must be sent separately by recommenders. Please see below for guidelines.
Application Part Two
Application materials are DUE MARCH 1st 2017 and will not be reviewed until we have received all application materials from applicant and mentors.
Imagination Stage is committed to diversity both on stage and off stage. We strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
Offers will be made not later than May 2017.