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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 an internship, Asolo Rep's apprentices are fully integrated among our staff, collaborating with senior team members for hands-on work experience within their disciplines.

Apprenticeships are available during the season (Approx. Sept-June depending on position) and over the summer. Most include a stipend and/or housing, or can be arranged for college credit with your advisor. 

 

2014-2015 Season Apprenticeships

*Open positions are still accepting application*

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION  *FILLED*

FULL SEASON, 2 POSITIONS.  Positions offer the opportunity to explore many areas of artistic administration. Primary responsibilities include company management and assisting within the artistic offices to ensure smooth daily theatre operations, 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, flexible disposition, as well as excellent communication and scheduling skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.  Prior experience in theatre administration and event planning is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


STAGE MANAGEMENT 

4 POSITIONS:  FULL SEASON (2), PARTIAL (2). Seeking four Apprentices for the 2014-15 season. The first two apprenticeships are October-December, and will serve as the Stage Management Apprentices for the musical that kicks off the main stage season. The other two apprenticeships are Full Season (September-May). These apprentices will work on 3-4 shows that run in rotating rep. Apprentices will work directly with professional stage managers, actors and stage hands from pre-production through the final performance. Apprentices complete the program with thorough knowledge of both Equity and IATSE rules, and how to work effectively in rotating repertory.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates are required to attend all rehearsals and performances, create show specific paperwork and manage student and professional actors. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and knowledge of the production process.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


SPECIAL EVENTS  *FILLED*

FULL SEASON, 1 POSITION; PARTIAL SEASON, 1 POSITION. 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. Job 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 a must. Experience with graphic/ web design, and interest in a future career in special events a plus.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


ARTISTIC  *FILLED*

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. Opportunities to assistant direct for the main stage are available. Other tasks and special projects assigned by Producing Artistic Director and Literary Manager.

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) and/or sufficient experience in theatre and the production process.

 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


DEVELOPMENT   *FILLED*

FULL SEASON, 1 POSITION.  Position offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in many aspects of Development, including Annual Fund, Endowment, Special Events, Corporate Sponsorship, and Foundation and Government Grants. The ideal candidate will be able to master the balance between the administrative and interpersonal aspects of fundraising.  Duties include assistance with donor events, grant applications and reports, prospect research, and managing special projects.

REQUIREMENTS: A passion for the arts and live theatre, advanced written and verbal communication skills, highly organized, ability to work independently and within a team, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), skilled in online research and creating presentations and marketing materials, and some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. Desire for future career in development a plus.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.

Note: This position has a flexible start date; candidate may begin prior to September.


MARKETING  

FULL SEASON, 1 POSITION. Offers an opportunity to be a hands-on member of the marketing team. The marketing intern will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Assist with developing marketing strategies for promoting programs and events.
  • Assist with social media campaigns, writing and designing email newsletters and other patron communications.
  • Collect and organize data on customer demographics from our database and assist with website tracking reports.
  • Research local events and organizations for marketing or promotional tie-in potential. 
  • Represent Asolo Rep in the local community by organizing and manning displays and interacting with the public at Farmers Markets and other arts and cultural events.
  • Manage distribution of promotional materials in various locales, including tourism centers, museums, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses.

REQUIRMENTS: Ideal candidate will be a creative, outgoing, organized, detail-oriented, responsible self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication  skills are essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google applications, and social media desired.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


EDUCATION   *FILLED*

FULL SEASON, 1 POSITION. Includes teaching and directing opportunities, administrative support for the Education department, researching and writing study guides and lesson plans, and support for workshops and student matinees, which includes our acclaimed Kaleidoscope program, a residency initiative for teens and adults with developmental disabilities.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate should have a strong interest in many facets of theatre-making and education. Prior teaching and/or directing experience is required.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


LITERARY & DRAMATURGY   *FILLED, SUMMER OPEN*

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.

SUMMER, 1 POSITION.  Please see description and requirements for this position under the Full-Season Literary & Dramaturgy apprenticeship above.  Summer position open to undergraduate and postgraduate candidates.

COMPENSATION:  Housing, if available.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY   

FLEXIBLE. 1 POSITION, UNPAID. 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. Ideal candidate will have A+ certification or equivalent, general knowledge of PC hardware and software.

 

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 CORINNE_DECKARD@ASOLO.ORG

If you have any questions or for more information on

available apprenticeships, please email corinne_deckard@asolo.org