Ensemble Studio Theatre is pleased to invite applications for our inaugural Professional Producing Apprenticeships in Artistic Production and in Production & General Management.

Producing Apprentices will have hands-on roles and responsibilities throughout EST’s upcoming 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three World Premiere Mainstage productions at our home on 52nd Street, our biennial Marathon of One-Act Plays in April, May, and June, as well as dozens of workshops, readings, Sunday Brunch performances by our Youngblood writers group, parties, and other celebratory events.

Artistic Production Apprentice

Application Deadline: Friday, August 10

EST Professional Apprentices will commit to a paid part-time apprenticeship (20-30 hours per week) between August 2018 and July 2019 in which they will work directly with EST’s senior management and take on significant responsibilities including day-to-day tasks and long-term collaborative and individual projects. Compensation is $1000 per month (except August, which will be pro-rated). Apprentices’ weekly schedules may vary with their duties and the requirements of the overall production/administrative schedule, but all scheduling will be determined in advance and Apprentices will in no way be expected to work more than their scheduled hours. Apprentices will participate in weekly EST Staff meetings, will be paired with an external mentor, and will be provided numerous professional development and networking opportunities throughout the season. They provide concessions coverage for Mainstage productions as well as some workshops, for which they are compensated $25 per shift plus tips.

The Artistic Production Professional Apprentice (APPA) will serve an important role in EST’s artistic team as the line producer for EST’s numerous reading series, including EST Memberfest readings, the Sloan/EST First Light Reading Festival, Youngblood’s annual Bloodworks reading series, and other various readings throughout the year. Working closely with the Artistic Director, the Associate Artistic Director, the Director of New Play Development, and the Production Manager, the APPA will be the point person with each reading’s creative team, managing scheduling, rehearsals, technical requirements, script and program printing, house management and acting as Producers Rep before and during the presentation. The APPA will also have a significant role in EST’s monthly Youngblood Brunch, working with the Brunch directors to assist with collecting artist conflicts and contact information, scheduling rehearsals, and providing production support at Brunch performances. APPAs may read proposals and attend performances on behalf of EST. A strong work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple projects at once are essential. This Fellowship is an ideal opportunity for a candidate interested in artistic direction and artistic producing and learning how a developmental theatre functions through the lens of an artistic department.

Both the apprentices will have significant hands-on roles in the production of EST’s 37th Marathon of One-Act Plays, which begins rehearsals in April 2019 and runs through the end of June.

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who are underrepresented in theatre administration, and we encourage applicants with a unique perspective inclusive of race, color, religion, familial status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age and physical ability to apply. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and off stage. EST is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), and all qualified applications will receive consideration.

Interested candidates should email a professional resume, two references, and a short (appx. 400 words) personal statement detailing your interest in either the Artistic Production or Producing & General Management Apprenticeship to jobs@estnyc.org.