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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388

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 a regular internship, Asolo Rep's apprentices are fully integrated among our staff, collaborating with senior team 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 and available during the season (Approx. Sept-May depending on position). They include a stipend and housing. 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. 

 



Open Apprenticeships for the 2015-2016 Season 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS APPRENTICE
            Accepting applications now until August 2015, interviewing August 2015.

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.


COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP 

              Accepting applications November 2015-January 2016, interviewing January 2016.

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.

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.

Unless constraints make it impossible, Apprentices must 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

The following positions are no longer accepting applications for the 15-16 season: Administration, Stage Management, Company Management, Artistic, Literary/Dramaturgy, Education, and Literary/Education (summer position).



2016-2017 Season Apprenticeships

*We will begin accepting applications for the 16-17 season in January 2016*

ADMINISTRATION APPRENTICE

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON, 1 POSITION. Position offers the opportunity to explore many areas of artistic administration. Primary responsibilities include assisting within the artistic offices to ensure smooth daily theatre operations, assisting company management with an emphasis on company correspondence, travel and accommodations, and interacting with the board of directors.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, experience in logistical planning, a flexible disposition, as well as excellent 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. 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


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.


COMPANY MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE

FULL TIME, PARTIAL SEASON - 2 POSITIONS. Position offers hands-on experience with company management and arts administration. Primary responsibilities include assisting in securing travel and housing accommodations, company correspondence, and accommodating the day to day needs of company artists. First position is October through January assisting the Company Manager on our fall musical and Rep season. The second position is Mid-March through May assisting the Company Manager on the spring musical.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, flexible disposition, and customer service experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Prior experience in company management and event planning is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP

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.

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 arrange


EDUCATION APPRENTICE 

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON, 1 POSITION. Contributes administrative tasks for the Education department including scheduling and logistics for a touring production, researching and writing production guides and lesson plans, and support for classroom workshops, student matinees, and public events, including community-based documentary theatre and residencies for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Teaching, directing, or stage managing roles for outreach projects will be assigned depending on the apprentice’s skills, background, and goals. 

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate should have a strong interest in many facets of theatre-making and education, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior teaching (middle-school and up), directing and/or dramaturgy experience is required. Experience with additional artistic and production areas of theatre, administration, marketing, video editing, or social media are valued.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


LITERARY & DRAMATURGY APPRENTICE 

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Apprentice will assist the Literary Manager in evaluating and responding to script submissions, conducting dramaturgical research for main stage productions, creating a variety of published materials (including season playbill), leading talkbacks, and other duties as assigned. Works with Literary Manager 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.


SPECIAL EVENTS APPRENTICE

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.


STAGE MANAGEMENT

FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 2 POSITIONS; PARTIAL SEASON - 4 POSITIONS. Seeking six Stage Management Apprentices for the 2015-16 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). Two Stage Management apprentices for the fall musical (October-December). One Stage Management apprentice to assist on four shows in rotating rep (November-April). 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.


LITERARY & EDUCATION APPRENTICE (SUMMER ONLY)

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.


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: Unpaid. College credit can be arranged.

 

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 Program, please email lauren_groves@asolo.org