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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388

Career Development Programs
Internships | Apprenticeships | Fellowships

Apprentices 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 most include a stipend and/or housing. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree and 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.
Internships are part time experiences with varying dates. College credit can be arranged. Applicants should have some experience or exposure in the field for which they are applying, with a desire to pursue theatre as a career. 
Asolo Rep does not offer apprenticeships or internships in acting, outside of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. 
Apprentices and interns should be able to provide their own reliable transportation and possess a valid drivers’ license.

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

 

2016-2017 Season Apprenticeships

 

*The application period for the 2016-2017 season has closed. Unless otherwise stated, we are no longer accepting applications. Please see individual postings below to see if the position has been filled.*

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

ADMINISTRATION APPRENTICE – Applications: closed; Position: filled.
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. Primary responsibilities include serving as a liaison to the Board of Directors and volunteer Guild, providing support for contract tracking, 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 disposition for flexibility, 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 – Applications: closed; Position: filled.
FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Position offers the ability to shadow the Producing Artistic Director (PAD). 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. 
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, Microsoft Office software, and have strong typing skills. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (in theatre, preferably with a concentration in directing or arts management) and/or sufficient applicable experience in theatre and the production process.
COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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COMPANY MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE – Applications: closed; Position: filled.
FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION Position offers hands-on experience in company management. 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. Prior experience in company management and customer service is a plus. 
REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving abilities, a disposition for flexibility, and customer service experience. Should be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to think on their feet. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Arts Management or Stage Management. 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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DRAMATURGY & CASTING APPRENTICE – Applications: closed; Position: filled.
FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Position assists 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, facilitating local auditions, and other duties as assigned. Responsibilities may also include collaborating with the Education Department on special projects. 
REQUIREMENTS: Must have a strong background in dramatic literature. Must submit a writing sample (either a script report or a sample playbill article). Ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Dramaturgy or similar applicable experience.
COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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DEVELOPMENT APPRENTICE – Applications: closed; Position: filled.
FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION Position assists 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. Ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Arts Management or applicable experience.
COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing
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EDUCATION & OUTREACH APPRENTICE – Applications: closed; Position: filled.
FULL TIME, FULL SEASON, 1 POSITION. Position coordinates logistics for a wide-range of programming and provides administrative support for the Education department. Apprentice will contribute to research and writing for production guides and lesson plans, attend select rehearsals, teach workshops (may include work with adults and students with special needs), orchestrate student matinee dates, provide scheduling and logistic support for a two month touring program, and help to plan public events. Candidate should have a strong interest in many facets of theatre and a passion to serve both youth and adult programming.
REQUIREMENTS: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior teaching (middle-school ages and up), directing, and/or dramaturgy experience is desired. Experience in additional artistic and production areas is valued, as well as any background in marketing, video editing, and/or social media platforms. 
COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing
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STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES – Applications: closed; Position(s): filled ( spring positions below still open, same applicant pool will be used).
FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 2 POSITIONS. Positions offer the opportunity to work directly with AEA stage managers and actors, union stage hands and nationally recognized directors and designers working in a large rotating repertory company gaining invaluable hands on experience. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and knowledge of the production process.One position to stage manage the fall non-equity touring Shakespeare show and assist on 4 shows in rotating rep (September-April). One position to assist on four shows in rotating rep (November-April).
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 and/or with union crews is preferred.
COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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The following positions are offered on a rotating basis. As it is not determined which will be offered for the 2016-2017 season, please apply in your field of specialty. All applicants will be contacted when a determination is made. Questions should be directed to Lauren Groves, Artistic Administrator, aLauren_Groves@asolo.org
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COSTUME CONSTRUCTION/DESGIN APPRENTICE – Applications: closed; Position: filled.
FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION or PARTIAL SEASON – 2 POSITIONS. Full season position (Sept – April); Partial season positions (September – January) or (January – April). Position works directly with the costume shop staff, wig and make-up designer, union wardrobe crew and nationally recognized costume designers. Apprentices have the opportunity to be exposed to all areas of costume production or define a specific area of interest. 
REQUREMENTS: 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 theatrical process is a plus.
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PROPERTIES APPRENTICE – Applications: closed; Position: filled.
FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Position will assist in prop production by engaging with department heads, craftspeople, designers, and directors in a professional environment. Responsibilities include script analysis, prop breakdown, set construction, rental, and procurement of all prop requirements. Apprentices will attend production, prop shop and design meetings, as well complete prop run crew duties as assigned. 
REQUIREMENTS: Minimum proficiency with hand and power tools, knowledge of appropriate personal protective devices, and basic computer literacy is required. Candidates should have some professional or educational training in properties production or a related art trade.
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TECHNICAL DIRECTION/SHOP APPRENTICE – Applications: closed; Position: filled.
FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Position will learn scenic construction techniques with a variety of common scenic materials and develop management skills within the environment of a professional rotating repertory scene shop. Apprentice will work with all scenic department supervisors and assist in welding, rigging, scenic art/painting, properties construction, and installation of scenery. Apprentice will also work with the Technical Director to assist in purchasing, drafting, and task delegation.
REQUREMENTS: Basic proficiency with hand and power tools and knowledge of appropriate personal protective devices preferred.
2016-2017 Partial Season Apprenticeships
 
STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES – Applications: closed; Position(s): Fall positions – filled; Historic Asolo & spring positons – open ( same applicant pool as full season positions will be used).
*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. Positions offer the opportunity to work directly with AEA stage managers and actors, union stage hands and nationally recognized directors and designers. They are given the unique opportunity to learn the inner workings of a large rotating repertory company gaining invaluable hands on experience. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and knowledge of the production process.
Two positions for the fall musical (October-December). One position for our spring show in the Historic Asolo (March-April). One position for the spring musical (April-May).
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 and professional experience at a regional or summer stock theatre is preferred.
COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.
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SPECIAL EVENTS APPRENTICE – Applications: open; Position: open.
*Applications for the Special Events Apprentice will be accepted March 7 through May 20, 2016; interviewing in May/June 2016.*
FULL TIME, PARTIAL SEASON – 1 POSITION. Position assists the Special Events Manager to 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. Responsibilities 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. 
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 Internships
Internships are part time experiences with varying dates. College credit can be arranged. Applicants should have minimal experience or exposure to the field for which they are applying with a desire to pursue theatre as a career. Additional internships may be granted based on interests and experience. Please contact Lauren Groves, Artistic Administrator at Lauren_Groves@asolo.org to discuss possible opportunities.
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COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN – Applications: open; Position: open.
PART TIME, PARTIAL SEASON - 1 POSITION. Approximately February through April (dates are flexible). 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. Intern will assist in 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, and 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 career in arts management.
COMPENSATION: College credit can be arranged if applicable. 
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERN – Applications: open; Position: open.
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.
 

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 or past internships in their desired field with a desire to pursue a career in that field. College credit can be arranged if applicable. 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 are available.
 
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LITERARY & EDUCATION APPRENTICE – Applications: closed; Position: open.

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 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 – Applications: closed; Position: open.
PART TIME, SUMMER SEASON - 1 POSITION. Unpaid Position offers the opportunity to learn scenic construction techniques with a variety of common scenic materials within the environment of a professional rotating repertory scene shop. Working with scenic department supervisors the intern will assist in welding, rigging, scenic art/painting and properties construction. Working with the Technical Director, the intern will assist in purchasing, drafting, and task delegation processes. Basic proficiency with hand and power tools and knowledge of appropriate personal protective devices preferred.
REQUIREMENTS: Candidate should be an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student with a background in scenic contstruction. Must have a willingness to learn new skills and possess strong problem solving skills.
COMPENSATION: Unpaid; College credit can be arranged. Housing, if available. 
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COMPANY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN – Applications: open; Position: open.
PART TIME, SUMMER SEASON, 2 POSITIONS. Unpaid 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 in preparation for the upcoming season. 
REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, flexible disposition, and 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 career in arts management.
COMPENSATION: Unpaid; College credit can be arranged. Housing, if available. 
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