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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 for an 18-19 season position, click here. Please make sure to read our FAQ page first. If you have any additional questions, email Career_Development@asolo.org.

 

ARTISTIC APPRENTICE

Accepting applications: no

Position open for the 18-19 Season: currently interviewing

One position for full season.

DESCRIPTION: This position offers the opportunity to shadow the Producing Artistic Director (PAD) as you assist him is the day to day operations of the organization. The Artistic Apprentice is responsible for maintaining the PAD's calendar, correspondence, arranging travel, as well as updating and maintaining office files and special projects as assigned. The Artistic Apprentice may also be asked to assist the PAD in the rehearsal process as needed. This position is best suited for candidates with a strong interest in theatrical producing and management of a non-profit theatre.

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 producing or arts management) and/or sufficient applicable experience in theatre and the production process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application with cover letter, resume and 3 references due by March 16, 2018.  Letters of recommendation not accepted.

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.



COMPANY MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE 

 

Accepting applications: no

Position open for the 18-19 Season: currently interviewing

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, resume and 3 references due by March 16, 2018.  Letters of recommendation not accepted.

 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.

 



 

DEVELOPMENT APPRENTICE

 

Accepting applications: yes

Position open for the 18-19 Season: Seeking applicants. Apply via Career_Development@asolo.org

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 community 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:  Email cover letter, resume and 3 references to Career_Development@asolo.org.  Letters of recommendation not accepted.

 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.

 


 

 

DRAMATURGY & CASTING APPRENTICE

 

Accepting applications: no

Position open for the 18-19 Season: currently interviewing

One position for full season.

DESCRIPTION: This position works closely with the Artistic Associate, and Dramaturg and Literary Manager on a broad range of projects and initiatives in the Artistic Department. Duties include: 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, supporting public programming, facilitating local auditions, fielding and reviewing casting submissions, and other duties as assigned.  

 

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. Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, a good sense of humor, and an interest in and commitment to the American Theatre.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Online application with cover letter, resume and 3 references due by March 16, 2018.  Letters of recommendation not accepted.

 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.

 



 

SPECIAL EVENTS APPRENTICE

 

Accepting applications: yes

Position open for the 18-19 Season: Seeking applicants. Position will interview in July 2018. Apply via email Career_Development@asolo.org

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, resume and 3 references due by March 16, 2018.  Letters of recommendation not accepted.

 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing, if available.

 


 

 

STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES

 

Accepting applications: no

Position open for the 18-19 Season: currently interviewing

Three positions for full season – currently interviewing

Two positions for partial season for mid-October-December - currently interviewing

One position for partial season for March & April - currently interviewing

Two positions for partial season for mid-March-May - currently interviewing

Please note: the same applicant pool will be used for all positions and the fulfillment of these positions will run through summer of 2018.  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). Two position to assist on four shows in rotating rep (November-April).  Two positions for the fall musical (October-December), one position for a straight play (March-April), 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, resume and 3 references due by March 16, 2018.  Letters of recommendation not accepted.

 

COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing.

 

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