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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388


Apprenticeships

 

Apprenticeships are full time experiences that include a stipend and housing. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as well as at least one past internship 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 at least an entry level job. Dates vary per position but most are September through May. Apprentices must be able to provide their own reliable transportation and possess a valid drivers’ license with a clean driving record. 

 

Please check out our FAQ Page for any questions.

 

To apply to positions still accepting applications, email your resume and cover letter to Career_Development@asolo.org.  Please make sure to read our FAQ page first.

 

ARTISTIC APPRENTICE

Accepting applications: no

Position open for the 17-18 Season: Position has been filled

One position for full season.

DESCRIPTION: 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application with cover letter and resume.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.


COMPANY MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE 

Accepting applications: no

Position open for the 17-18 Season: Position has been filled

One position for full season.

DESCRIPTION: Position offers hands-on experience in company management and arts administration. 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 administrative tasks to assist in 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.  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. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application with cover letter and resume.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.

 

DEVELOPMENT APPRENTICE

Accepting applications: yes

Position open for the 17-18 Season: yes

One position for full season.

DESCRIPTION: Position will train alongside a 9-member development/events team collaborating with cross-departmental staff and board members to achieve charitable giving goals in support of productions, education and outreach, and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory partnership.  Through ongoing assignments and special projects, the Development Apprentice will assist in areas including : 1) Annual Fund, which encompasses individual giving, corporate sponsorship, foundation/government grants, and special events; 2) Endowment, and 3) Capital Gifts.  The Apprentice will receive a well-rounded introduction to the many ways Asolo Rep raises funds and stewards donor relationships to meet immediate budget needs and long-term strategic goals, and will gain hands-on experience in:  donor relations, communications and record keeping; special events; and development planning for a $10 million LORT B Theatre.

REQUIREMENTS: Successful applicant will have strong writing and organizational skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.  Experience in basic graphic design, powerpoint, and digital communications, is a plus factor, as is experience with Tessitura.  Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Arts Management or applicable experience. Please submit a writing and/or design sample such as a grant proposal, case statement, acknowledgement letter, or marketing piece.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application with cover letter, resume, and writing/design sample.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing

DRAMATURGY & CASTING APPRENTICE

Accepting applications: no

Position open for the 17-18 Season: Position has been filled

One position for full season.

DESCRIPTION: Position assists the Dramaturgy & 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. Applicants 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application with cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.

 

EDUCATION & OUTREACH APPRENTICE

Accepting applications: no

Position open for the 17-18 Season: Position has been filled

One position for full season.

DESCRIPTION: Position offers the opportunity to interact with guest artists, teachers, students, and the general public through school-based and public outreach programs. Apprentice will contribute to research and writing for production guides and lesson plans, attend select rehearsals, teach workshops (may include instructing 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. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application with cover letter and resume.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing

SPECIAL EVENTS APPRENTICE

Accepting applications: yes

Position open for the 17-18 Season: yes, currently accepting applications and interviewing

One position for full season.

DESCRIPTION: 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. Candidate should 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. 

 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application with cover letter and resume.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing, if available.

 

STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES

Accepting applications: no

Position open for the 17-18 Season: Currently interviewing for partial season positions

Two positions for full season - Positions have been filled

Two positions for partial season for the fall and two positions for partial season for the spring - Currently Interviewing

Please note: the same applicant pool will be used for all six positions and the fulfillment of these positions will run until fall 2017.  Status updates will be posted here.

DESCRIPTION: Positions offer the opportunity to interact 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).  Two positions for the fall musical (October-December) and two positions for the spring musical (March-May).

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have excellent communication skills and knowledge of the production process. Applicants should have a college degree in theatre with a focus on stage management or design technology. Professional experience at a regional or summer stock theatre and/or with union crews is required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application with cover letter and resume.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.