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CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Apprenticeships | Fellowships | Design Assistantships
Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Career Development Program is designed to provide real world experience to recent college graduates to prepare them for a career in the arts and non-profit sectors. Participants have come to Asolo Rep from as near as our own back yard and as far away as Europe. Training under the guidance of our exceptional staff in a supportive, professional environment, Asolo Rep's Career Development Participants are fully integrated into our team, collaborating with professional staff members for hands-on work experience within their disciplines. In addition to the training and experience participants receive while performing their primary duties, they also have the opportunity to interface with professionals and attend training presentations from other departments of Asolo Rep, giving them a broader exposure to the many different facets of a professional theatre.
*For more information on our 17-18 apprenticeships, please click here.*
Apprenticeships are full time experiences that include a stipend and housing. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as well as at least one past internship in the field for which they are applying or similar applicable experiences. At the completion of the program, apprentices typically leave Asolo Rep ready for at least an entry level job.
Departments with possible Apprenticeships: Artistic, Company Management, Dramaturgy & Casting, Development, Education & Outreach, Special Events, Stage Management.
Fellowships are full time experiences that include a stipend, housing, and transportation. Applicants should have a master’s degree or equivalent 2-4 years experience in the field for which they are applying or similar applicable experiences. Fellows are vital members of the creative team for the shows they are assigned to.
Departments with possible Fellowships: Directing
Design Assistantships are at the masters level and only available through Florida university partner programs. We do not accept outside applications. For more information on this program, contact Career_Development@asolo.org.
Asolo Repertory Theatre does not offer positions in acting, outside of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
While program participants are not employees, Asolo Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be reviewed without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, veteran status, national origin, material status, or sexual preference.
Open Positions for the 2016-2017 season:
Asolo Rep seeks a fulltime Development Apprentice from February-June 2017, to train alongside a 9-member development/events team collaborating with cross-departmental staff and board members to achieve charitable giving goals in support of productions, education and outreach, and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory partnership. Through ongoing assignments and special projects, the Development Apprentice will assist in areas including: 1) Annual Fund, which encompasses individual giving, corporate sponsorship, foundation/government grants, and special events; 2) Endowment, and 3) Capital Gifts. The Apprentice will receive a well-rounded introduction to the many ways Asolo Rep raises funds and stewards donor relationships to meet immediate budget needs and long-term strategic goals, and will gain hands-on experience in: donor relations, communications and record keeping; special events; and development planning for a $10 million LORT B Theatre.
REQUIREMENTS: Successful applicant will have strong writing and organizational skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel. Experience in basic graphic design, powerpoint, and digital communications is a plus factor, as is experience with Tessitura. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Arts Management or applicable experience. Please submit a writing and or design sample such as a grant proposal, case statement, acknowledgement letter, or marketing piece.
TO APPLY: Submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email to Career_Development@asolo.org
Open Positions for the 2017-2018 season:
We are now accepting applications for 17-18 season apprentices. See our apprentice page for positions, descriptions, and requirements. Please use our online application form to apply.
We will accept applications to our fellowships starting the end of March. Please check back in March for more info.
For any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact Career_Development@asolo.org.
Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards – Managing Director Linda DiGabriele
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