Deadline now extended!

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 class of apprentices!

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.


Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.   


An average of 40 hours per week, over a 5 day work-week



Education Apprentices: One year (September 2021-August 2022)

Institutional Development Apprentice: Nine months (September 2021-May 2022)






Application materials are DUE MARCH 26, 2021 and will not be reviewed until we have received all application materials from applicant and mentor.



Offers will be made no later than May 2021.




  • 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.



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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 and specifying which career focus you are interested in being considered for (Education and/or Institutional Development). 


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. 




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 12, 2021 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 no later than May 2021.



The Institutional Development Apprentice will work with both the Development and Marketing departments. The apprentice will support all areas of the Institutional Development team, including but not limited to assisting with donor research, database management, event coordinating, fundraising, board management support, grant writing, PR, Graphic Design, grassroots marketing, project managing of student show marketing, content creation for social media and emails, and general arts administration. Other projects will be based on the apprentice’s interests and department needs.


Read Q&A with a former Institutional Development Apprentice!


Two Education Apprentices will work under the Education Program Manager and the Access & Inclusion Coordinator to support the overall administration and maintenance of the Education department and its programming, including work that supports accessibility and inclusion at Imagination Stage. The apprentices will work on a variety of tasks including 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 assist in planning outreach programs, stage managing student productions, handling faculty communication, and managing inventory of art supplies and early childhood materials.

The apprentices will also 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. Other projects will be based on the apprentice’s interest and department needs.


Read Q&A with a former Education Apprentice!


Please note that we are not hiring production apprentices for the 2021-2022 class. If interested, please check back next year!

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!