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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

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Apprenticeships

Our apprentices have joined us from as near as our own back yard, and as far as Europe. Apprentices work under the guidance of our exceptional staff in a supportive, professional environment. Unlike many internships, Asolo Rep's apprentices are fully integrated among our team, collaborating with professional staff members for hands-on work experience within their disciplines.

In addition to the training and experience apprentices 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 operating theatre.

Apprenticeships are full time experiences and most include a stipend and/or housing. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree and past internships in the field they are applying for or similar applicable experiences. Apprentices typically leave Asolo Rep ready for entry level jobs at the completion of the program. 

Internships are part time experiences with varying dates. College credit can be arranged. Applicants should have minimal experiences or exposure in the field they are applying for with a desire to pursue theatre as a career. 

Please contact Lauren Groves, Artistic Administrator, at  Lauren_Groves@asolo.org to discuss college or summer opportunities. College credit can be arranged with your advisor if applicable.

Asolo Rep dose not offer apprenticeships nor Internships in acting.

 

 

Apprentices should be able to provide their own reliable transportation and possess a valid drivers’ license.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND
RÉSUMÉ TO LAUREN_GROVES@ASOLO.ORG


Open Apprenticeships for the 2015-2016 Season

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RÉSUMÉ TO LAUREN_GROVES@ASOLO.ORG

 

ARTISTIC APPRENTICE – Immediate Hire!

FULL TIME – February 10, 2016 to June/July 2016 Position offers the ability to shadow the Producing Artistic Director (PAD) of a major regional theatre. Responsible for maintaining calendar, correspondence, and arranging travel for PAD and VIP guests as well as updating and maintaining office files and special projects as assigned. While there is no directing involved in this apprenticeship, the Artistic Apprentice may be asked to assist in the rehearsal process as needed. Position is best suited for candidates with a strong interest in non-profit theatrical producing. Ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a concentration in directing or arts management.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must be highly organized, self-motivated, flexible, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be well-versed with both PC and Mac/iOS operating systems and Microsoft Office software. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (in theatre, preferably with a concentration in directing or arts management) and/or sufficient experience in theatre and the production process.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.

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COMPANY MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE – Immediate Hire!

FULL TIME – February 22, 2016 to June/July 2016 Position’s primary focus is working on Josephine, a world premier musical, and offers hands-on experience in company management at a major regional theatre. Primary responsibilities include securing travel and housing accommodations, company correspondence, on call services and accommodating the day to day needs of company artists as well as providing administrative support for Board of Directors meetings, company events, and other theatre administration tasks to ensure smooth daily theatre operations in a major regional theatre. 

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving abilities, flexible disposition, and customer service experience. Should be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to think on their feet. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Prior experience in company management and customer service is a plus. 
Administration and Company Management Apprentices will share ”on-call" duties for guest artists and Asolo Rep activities. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis, and will include closing/opening facilities, driving guest artists, responding to emergencies, etc. 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.



2016 Summer Apprenticeships & Internships

 

Application materials for the 2016 summer will be accepted January 15, 2016 through March 18, 2016 unless specifically stated otherwise.

Applicants should have experience/past internships in the field they are applying for with a desire to peruse as a career. College credit can be arranged if applicable. Summer internships in Arts Management and Administration may be granted based on experience and/or interest. To discuss possible opportunities, please contact Lauren Groves, Artistic Administrator at Lauren_Groves@asolo.org. Asolo Rep does not produce in the summer and therefore no stage management or acting positions can be created.

LITERARY & EDUCATION APPRENTICE 

FULL TIME, SUMMER SEASON, 1 POSITION. Apprentice will assist the Education and Literary Departments in evaluating and responding to script submissions, conducting dramaturgical research for main stage productions, creating a variety of print materials (including dramaturgy packets and study guides), and other duties as assigned. Responsibilities may also include collaborating with the Education Department on special projects. Summer position open to undergraduate and postgraduate candidates.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be organized, have excellent writing and communication skills, and a strong background in dramatic literature. Must submit a writing sample (either a script report or a sample playbill article).

COMPENSATION: Stipend. Housing, if available.
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TECHNICAL DIRECTION/SHOP INTERN

PART TIME, SUMMER SEASON - 1 POSITION. The Technical Direction/Shop Apprentice will learn scenic construction techniques with a variety of common scenic materials and management skills within the environment of a professional rotating repertory scene shop. Working with all Scenic Department Supervisors the apprentice will also assist in welding, rigging, scenic art/painting, properties construction, and installation of scenery. Working with the Technical Director, the intern assists in the purchasing, drafting, and task delegation processes.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate should be an upper-level undergraduate or graduate students who have a background in scenic construction. Must have a willingness to learn new skills as well as posses’ strong problem solving skills.

COMPENSATION: TBA
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COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN 

PART TIME, SUMMER SEASON, 2 POSITIONS. Position offers the opportunity to explore many areas of artistic administration and the “off-stage” side of theatre. Primary responsibilities include assisting with company management and artistic office tasks to ensure smooth daily theatre operations, with an emphasis on company correspondence, artist transportation, and general office duties as we prep for the upcoming season.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, flexible disposition, as well as excellent communication and logistical skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Prior experience in theatre, administration, and/or event planning is a plus. Candidate should be seeking a future career in arts management.

COMPENSATION:
College credit can be arranged. Housing, if available.



2016-2017 Full Season Apprenticeships

Application materials for the 2016-2017 season will be accepted January 15, 2016 through March 18, 2016 unless stated otherwise.



Apprenticeships are full time and available during the season (Approx. Sept-May depending on position). Most include a stipend and/or housing. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree and minimal experience/past internships in the field they are applying for. Apprentices typically leave Asolo Rep ready for entry level jobs.

 


ADMINISTRATION APPRENTICE

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON, 1 POSITION. Position offers the opportunity to explore arts management through assisting in the artistic administration offices to ensure smooth daily theatre operations in a major regional theatre. Primary responsibilities include serving as a liaison to the Board of Directors and volunteer Guild, providing support for contracting, staff events and company correspondence as well as supporting the company management team with travel, accommodations and on call services for visiting artists.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, experience in logistical planning, a flexible disposition, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Prior experience in theatre administration and event planning is a plus. Ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Arts Management. 

Administration and Company Management Apprentices will share ”on-call" duties for guest artists and Asolo Rep activities. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis, and will include closing/opening facilities, driving guest artists, responding to emergencies, etc. 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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ARTISTIC APPRENTICE

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Offers the ability to shadow the Producing Artistic Director of a major regional theatre. Responsible for maintaining calendar, correspondence, and arranging travel for Producing Artistic Director and VIP guests. Updates and maintains office files, including résumés for actors, directors, and designers. Other special projects assigned by Producing Artistic Director, Literary Manager, and Artistic Administrator. While there is no directing involved in this apprenticeship, the Artistic Apprentice may be asked to assist in the rehearsal process as needed. The Artistic Apprenticeship is best suited for candidates with a strong interest in artistic management. 

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must be highly organized, self-motivated, flexible, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be well-versed with both PC and Mac/iOS operating systems and Microsoft Office software. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (in theatre, preferably with a concentration in directing or arts management) and/or sufficient experience in theatre and the production process.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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COMPANY MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Position offers hands-on experience in company management at a major regional theatre. Primary responsibilities include securing travel and housing accommodations, company correspondence, on call services and accommodating the day to day needs of company artists as well as providing administrative support for Board of Directors meetings, company events, and other theatre administration tasks to ensure smooth daily theatre operations in a major regional theatre. 

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving abilities, flexible disposition, and customer service experience. Should be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to think on their feet. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Prior experience in company management and customer service is a plus.
Administration and Company Management Apprentices will share ”on-call" duties for guest artists and Asolo Rep activities. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis, and will include closing/opening facilities, driving guest artists, responding to emergencies, etc. 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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COSTUME CONSTRUCTION/DESGIN APPRENTICE 

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION or PARTIAL SEASON – 2 POSITIONS. Seeking individuals interested in constructing and designing costumes. Full season position (Sept – April); Partial season positions (September – January) or (January – April). Apprentice will work directly with the costume shop staff, wig and make-up designer, union wardrobe crew and nationally known and award winning costume designers. Participants will be exposed to all areas of costume production or the position can be tailored to a specific area of interest. 

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a basic understanding of sewing and be able to operate a sewing machine. Previous costume shop experience and a basic knowledge of how a theatrical production comes together is a plus.

COMPENSATION: TBA
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DEVELOPMENT APPRENTICE 

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION 

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION Development Apprentice’s primary responsibility is assisting with Asolo Rep’s robust portfolio of foundation and government grants. Activities include drafting proposals, reports and acknowledgement letters, researching new funding opportunities, maintaining calendar of deadlines and deliverables, and interacting with staff throughout departments to gather narrative and budget content. Apprentice will gain experience in other areas of development including Individual Giving, Corporate Partnerships, and Events.

REQUIREMENTS: Successful applicant will have strong writing and organizational skills, and interest in making a persuasive case for funding for Asolo Rep’s productions, education programs, audience development initiatives, and organizational capacity building. TBA

COMPENSATION: TBA
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EDUCATION & OUTREACH APPRENTICE 

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON, 1 POSITION. The apprentice communicates information and inspiration about Asolo Rep’s artistic process and specific production content and themes for a variety of school settings, community partnerships, and public audiences, as well as coordinating logistics for a wide-range of programming which varies throughout the season. The apprentice contributes to research and writing for production guides and lesson plans, attends select rehearsals, teaches workshops (may include work with adults and students with special needs), orchestrates student matinee dates, and helps to plan public events. The apprentice also contributes ongoing administrative tasks for the Education department, including scheduling and logistics for a 2-month touring production. 

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate should have a strong interest in many facets of theatre and a passion to serve both youth and adult programming. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior teaching (middle-school ages and up), directing, and/or dramaturgy experience is required. Experience with additional artistic and production areas are valued, as well as any background in marketing, video editing, and/or social media platforms. 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing
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DRAMATURGY & CASTING APPRENTICE

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Apprentice will assist the Dramaturg & Casting Associate in evaluating and responding to script submissions, conducting dramaturgical research for main stage productions, creating a variety of published materials (including season playbill articles), leading talkbacks, and other duties as assigned. Works with Dramaturg & Casting Associate to facilitate local auditions. Responsibilities may also include collaborating with the Education Department on special projects.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be organized, have excellent writing and communication skills, and a strong background in dramatic literature. Must submit a writing sample (either a script report or a sample playbill article).

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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 PROPERTIES APPRENTICE 

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. The Properties Apprentice will gain a better knowledge of and facility with specific work processes and products relevant to a career in properties design and execution. By engaging with department heads, craftspeople, designers, and directors in their professional environments, he or she will work to support the artistic work of Asolo Rep Theatre through prop production, and develop professional contacts necessary for a successful career within the industry. Responsibilities include script analysis, prop breakdown, and construction, rental, and procurement of all prop requirements. The Properties Apprentice will attend production, prop shop and design meetings, as well complete prop run crew duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong organizational and communications skills. Minimum proficiency with hand and power tools, knowledge of appropriate personal protective devices, basic computer literacy, and a valid driver’s license are required. Candidates should have some professional or educational training in properties production or a related art trade.

COMPENSATION: TBA
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STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 2 POSITIONS. Seeking two Stage Management Apprentices for the 2016-17 rotating repertory season. One Stage Management apprentice to stage manage the fall non-equity touring Shakespeare show and assist on 4 shows in rotating rep (September-April). One Stage Management apprentice to assist on four shows in rotating rep (November-April). Stage Management Apprentices work directly with AEA stage managers and actors, union stage hands and prize winning directors and designers. They are given the unique opportunity to learn the inner workings of a large rotating repertory company while gaining invaluable hands on experience.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have excellent communication skills and knowledge of the production process. A college degree in theatre with a focus on stage management or design technology. Some professional experience at a regional or summer stock theatre is preferred.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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TECHNICAL DIRECTION/SHOP APPRENTICE

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. The Technical Direction/Shop Apprentice will learn scenic construction techniques with a variety of common scenic materials and management skills within the environment of a professional rotating repertory scene shop. Working with all Scenic Department Supervisors the apprentice will also assist in welding, rigging, scenic art/painting, properties construction, and installation of scenery. Working with the Technical Director, the intern assists in the purchasing, drafting, and task delegation processes.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate should be an upper-level undergraduate or graduate students who have a background in scenic construction. Must have a willingness to learn new skills as well as posses’ strong problem solving skills.

COMPENSATION: TBA



2016-2017 Partial Season Apprenticeships


STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES

*Applications for all Stage Management positions will be accepted January 15 through March 18, 2016; interviewing will be extended March through August as needed.* 

FULL TIME, PARTIAL SEASON - 4 POSITIONS. Seeking four show specific Stage Management Apprentices for the 2016-17 season. Two Stage Management apprentices for the fall musical (October-December). One Stage Management apprentice for our spring show in the Historic Asolo (March-April). One Stage Management apprentice for the spring musical (April-May).
Stage Management Apprentices work directly with AEA stage managers and actors, union stage hands and prize winning directors and designers. They are given the unique opportunity to learn the inner workings of a large rotating repertory company while gaining invaluable hands on experience.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have excellent communication skills and knowledge of the production process. A college degree in theatre with a focus on stage management or design technology. Some professional experience at a regional or summer stock theatre is preferred.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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SPECIAL EVENTS APPRENTICE 

*Applications for the Special Events Apprentice will be accepted March 7 through April 29, 2016; interviewing in May/June 2016.*

FULL TIME, PARTIAL SEASON – 1 POSITION. Approx. November to April. Assisting the Special Events Manager. Responsible for helping design, coordinate, and execute Asolo Rep’s internal and external season events, including fundraising galas, Opening Night parties, dinner and cocktail parties, corporate events, luncheons, and meetings. Functions include organizing meetings and taking minutes, set up and strike of events, managing RSVP lists, payments and letters, mailing and e-blasts, assisting in design of event marketing materials, maintaining special events website pages, interacting with a spectrum of individuals (Board members, donors, prospects, staff, caterers, vendors, volunteers), assisting with rentals and contracts, coordinating entertainment and other duties as required by the Special Events Manager.

REQUIREMENTS: Ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, self-disciplined and have the ability to multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment. He/she will have a degree in a related field, excellent communication skills, a professional demeanor, a positive attitude and the ability to stay calm under pressure, being able to lift 25 lbs, and flexibility to work nights/weekends. Experience with Microsoft Office and social media promotions is required. Must be interested in a career in events. 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing, if available.



2016-2017 Part-Time Internships

Internships are part time with varying dates. College credit can be arranged. Applicants should minimal experience/past internships in the field they are applying for with a desire to peruse as a career. Internships may be granted based on interests and experience. Please contact Lauren Groves, Artistic Administrator at Lauren_Groves@asolo.org to discuss possible opportunities.


COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN

PART TIME, PARTIAL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Dates are flexible, approximately February through April. College credit can be arranged. Position offers the opportunity to explore many areas of artistic administration and the “off-stage” side of theatre. Primary responsibilities include assisting with company management and artistic office tasks to ensure smooth daily theatre operations, with an emphasis on company correspondence, artist transportation, and general office duties. Position offers hands-on experience in company management at a major regional theatre. Primary responsibilities include securing travel and housing accommodations, company correspondence, on call services and accommodating the day to day needs of company artists as well as providing administrative support for Board of Directors meetings and company events.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, flexible disposition, as well as excellent communication and scheduling skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Prior experience in theatre, administration, and/or event planning is a plus. Candidate should be seeking a future career in arts management.

COMPENSATION: College credit can be arranged if applicable.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERN

FLEXIBLE. 1 POSITION. Responsibilities include technical documentation, Microsoft Office and Windows (XP, Vista, 7) training and troubleshooting, PC hardware and software troubleshooting, installation/maintenance, Microsoft Networking, database queries, report writing, and server maintenance.

REQUIREMENTS: Ideal candidate will have A+ certification or equivalent, general knowledge of PC hardware and software.

COMPENSATION: College credit can be arranged if applicable.




Asolo Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be reviewed without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, veteran status, national origin, marital status, or sexual preference.

If you have any questions or for more information on Asolo Rep’s Apprenticeship & Internship Program, please email lauren_groves@asolo.org