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PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP

Join us for Imagination Stage’s 2020-2021 Professional Apprenticeship Program!

 

The Apprenticeship is a one-year program that equips a select group of outstanding candidates with intensive, hands-on experience in professional theatre and theatre education.

 

Every Imagination Stage Apprentice has the opportunity to work on projects outside of their career focus department, allowing each apprentice hands-on experience in all aspects of theatre production, management, and education as interested and available.

 

Imagination Stage is committed to diversity both on stage and off stage and we strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.   

 

SCHEDULE
An average of 55 hours per week, over a 6 day work-week; day off per week varies; approximately 35 hours/week spent with career focus department.

 

CONTRACT SPECIFICS

One year: September 2020-August 2021

 

COMPENSATION

$1,800/month

 

APPLICATION DATES

Application materials are DUE MARCH 1st 2020 and will not be reviewed until we have received all application materials from applicant and mentor.

 

OFFERS

Offers will be made no later than May 2020.

 

CRITERIA

  • Must be set to graduate from an undergraduate program by Spring 2020 or have graduated within the last two years (a graduate of 2018 or later).

     

  • A proactive spirit, a passion for excellence, and a great sense of humor strongly desired.

     

  • An excitement about life-long learning is required!

     

  • Must be able to lift, push, or maneuver 40 lbs. repeatedly, either alone or with others.

     

CONTACT

COURTNEY CAVALLO
APPRENTICE & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
301-280-1638
[email protected]

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION

All application materials must be submitted electronically and adhere to the following guidelines.

Application Part One

Applicants must submit the online IStage Apprentice Application which must include the following attachments (in Word or PDF format):

 

1. Cover letter stating your interest in this apprenticeship. Please also include your first and second choice focus area (Education, Access & Inclusion, Institutional Development, and/or Production).

 

2. Resume

 

3. A writing sample outlining your career goals and your philosophy on theatre and/or theatre education. Limit: two pages, single spaced, no smaller than 10 pt. font. 

 

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Application Part Two

Two Mentors must send letters of recommendation to [email protected] with “Recommendation: Name of Applicant” as the subject line.

 

Application materials are DUE MARCH 1st 2020 and will not be reviewed until we have received all application materials from applicant and mentors.

 

Imagination Stage is committed to diversity both on stage and off stage.  We strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

 

Offers will be made not later than May 2020.

APPRENTICESHIP CAREER FOCUS

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Two Institutional Development Apprentices will work with both the Development and Marketing departments. The apprentices will support all areas of the Institutional Development team, including but not limited to assisting with event coordinating, fundraising, grant writing, annual Gala and Children’s Festival support, PR, Graphic Design, grassroots marketing, social networking, and patron service duties. Each apprentice will work on run crew for a single production in our professional Lerner Family Theatre, and one apprentice may stage manage a student production. Other projects will be based on the apprentices’ interests and department needs.

 

Read Q&A with a former Institutional Development Apprentice!

ACCESS & INCLUSION

One Access & Inclusion Apprentice will work under the guidance of the Access & Inclusion Coordinator within the Education department to support accessibility and inclusion at Imagination Stage. The apprentice will be responsible for administrative projects such as updating and creating student inclusion records, planning and organizing for our access outreach programs including our Sensory-Friendly initiative, as well as contributing to the creation of student support materials, faculty scheduling, and inventory of access supplies and materials. The apprentice may have the opportunity to implement lesson plans as an assistant or lead teacher on Access and general Education programming. The apprentice will also stage manage the Pegasus Ensemble and work on run crew for one production in our professional Lerner Family Theatre. Other projects will be based on the apprentice’s interest and department needs.

 

Read Q&A with a former Access & Inclusion Apprentice!

EDUCATION 

Two Education Apprentices will support the overall administration and maintenance of the Education department and its programming, including but not limited to camp managing, maintaining and updating student information, updating a classroom reservation system, contributing to the creation of student study guides, and spending time as classroom assistants, inclusion facilitators, and lead teachers when appropriate. Education apprentices also assist in planning outreach programs, stage managing student productions, handling faculty communication, and managing inventory of art supplies and early childhood materials. Other projects will be based on the apprentices’ interests and department needs.

 

Read Q&A with a former Education Apprentice!

PRODUCTION
Two Production Apprentices will work in and help support all areas of the Production department. Tasks will include assisting during lighting hang and focus as well as scenery load-in for all professional and student productions in both the Lerner and Reeve theatres. Apprentices will also assist with creating and maintaining props, equipment maintenance, and costume organization. Each apprentice will also work on run crew for multiple productions in in our professional Lerner Family Theatre. One apprentice may stage manage a student production. Other projects will be based on the apprentices’ interests and department needs. 

 

Read Q&A with a former Production Apprentice!

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

All apprentices will assist in the following areas:

  • Reception

  • Box Office

  • Front-of-House assistance

  • Special Events assistance, including Opening Nights, Annual Gala, and Children’s Festival

  • Department, Board, and All Staff meetings