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 Apprenticeships | Fellowships

Career Development Program participants have come to Asolo Rep from as near as our own back yard, and as far as Europe. Working under the guidance of our exceptional staff in a supportive, professional environment, Asolo Rep's apprentices 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 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 theatre.

Apprenticeships are full time experiences and include a stipend and/or housing. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as well as past internships 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 entry level jobs.

Departments with possible Apprenticeships: Artistic, Company Management, Dramaturgy & Casting, Development, Education & Outreach, Special Events, Stage Management, Costume Construction, Properties, and Technical Direction/Shop.

Fellowships are full time experiences and 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 work on.

Departments with possible Fellowships: Directing

Asolo Repertory Theatre does not offer Career Development Program positions in acting, outside of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. 

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, material status, or sexual preference. 

Open Positions for the 2016-2017 season:


Directing – November – April (2 positions) 

Asolo Repertory Theatre seeks two Directing Fellows to serve as assistant directors on its 2016-17 season productions of The Great Society, The Originalist, Born Yesterday, The Little Foxes, and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. The Fellowships begin at the end of November 2016 and end in mid-April 2017. Primary duties include assisting the directors with all day to day rehearsal and performance responsibilities. Other projects include partnering with stage management to facilitate understudy rehearsals, and collaborating with the Education & Outreach Department on the creation and execution of public discussion events for all productions, including the theatre’s cross-cultural IllumiNation Series. Candidates for the positions must have an MA/MFA in directing. Transportation to/from Sarasota, housing, use of a vehicle, and stipend provided. Asolo Rep actively encourages applications from a broad spectrum of people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Business Associate Lauren Groves at: by September 22, 2016. No phone calls.


Open Positions for the 2017-2018 season:

We will begin recruitment for the 2017-2018 season in January 2017. Please check back later for more information on the positions offered and application process.