Average of 55 Hours per week over a 6 day work week: day off per week varies
One year, August 18, 2014 - August 14, 2015
Application Process Dates:
• A cover letter including your first and second choices for a career focus
(see left )
• Two letters of recommendation sealed in separate envelopes (please include the envelopes in your application package - DO NOT send separately)
• A writing sample that tells us your career goals (where you would like to be in 5 years) and your philosophy of theatre and education Limit: Two Page, single spaced, no smaller than 10 pt font; no exceptions
Application Packet must be postmarked by March 1 and sent to:
ATTN: Jess Jung,
Apprentice Program Coordinator
4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers will be made May 2014
Professional Theatre Apprentices
Join us for Imagination Stage's 2013-2014 Professional Apprenticeship Program. The program offers a one-year contract designed to equip a select group of outstanding candidates with intensive hands-on experience in the professional theatre and theatre education.
Applicants must be graduating from an undergraduate program by spring of 2014, or have graduated within the last two years to be considered (a graduate of 2012 or later). A pro-active spirit, passion for excellence, and a great sense of humour strongly desired. An excitement about life-long learning required. Additionally, 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. Each apprentice will each have a unique Career Focus where they will spend approximately 30 hours a week.
||Will support all areas of the Development and Marketing department, including but not limited to: event coordinating, fundraising, grant writing, and annual gala support, PR, Graphic Design, grassroots marketing, social networking and patron services. Other projects based will be based on the apprentice's interests and abilities.|
|Theatre Management (formerly Artistic Direction)
||Will work on projects with Production Manager, Artistic Director, and Associate Artistic Director that will allow the apprentice to become familiar with over-arching administrative and organizational considerations of a professional theatre. Projects may include scheduling and overseeing auditions, assisting with new programming initiatives, building production schedules and calendars, organizing season selection process, scheduling and attending production meetings, and other projects based on apprentice’s interest and department needs.|
||Will be responsible for scheduling program offerings for classes and student ensembles, marketing and 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 independent projects.|
||Will work on all aspects of the production side of theatre including scenery, props, paint, lighting, sound and costumes. Specific work will align with the needs of the theatre and the learning program of the apprentice.|
In addition to their career focus, apprentices will participate as the following:
• Teachers and Teaching Assistants to theatre-artist educators for our in house and satellite classes.
• Box office, Front of House, and Reception Associates.
• Marketing, Development, Education, and Production Associates.
• Stage Managers for student productions.
• Board Operators and Deck Captains for professional and student theatre productions.
• Participants in department meetings, including Executive 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.