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.
Production & General Management 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 Production & General Management Professional Apprentice (PGMPA) will work closely with the Executive Director, the Production Manager, and the General Manager, gaining hands-on experience in the daily operations of a very active department. The PGMPA will assist with scheduling & implementing tech and load-in for Mainstage productions (and some workshops), assist with the organization & upkeep of our performance spaces, assist in the management of production budgets, help coordinate physical needs for EST mainstage productions as well as auxiliary workshops and readings, and conduct general administrative duties within the production department. The PGMPA will also have a significant role in EST’s monthly Youngblood Brunch, working with the APPA on scheduling and providing production support to directors during the week-long rehearsal period at Brunch performances. The Apprentices also receive ample opportunities to interact with top designers, stage managers, and crew members, including access to production meetings and rehearsals. Candidates should be well-organized and interested in learning the day-to-day coordination of all scenic, lighting, costume, and sound needs for EST productions, and should take personal and professional pride in ensuring that EST’s performance facilities are welcoming and attractive.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.