Professional Apprenticeship in Marketing

Application Deadline: Thursday, August 15

Ensemble Studio Theatre is pleased to invite applications for a Professional Apprenticeship in Marketing.

Professional Apprentices will have hands-on roles and responsibilities throughout EST’s upcoming season, which will include three World Premiere mainstage productions at our home on 52nd Street, as well as dozens of workshops, readings, Sunday Brunch performances by our Youngblood writers group, parties, and other celebratory events.

EST Professional Apprentices will commit to a paid part-time apprenticeship (20-30 hours per week) between late August 2019 and July 2020 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 $1500 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.

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 Marketing Apprenticeship to

Marketing Professional Apprentice

The Marketing Professional Apprentice (MPA) will serve an important role in EST’s marketing team. Working directly alongside the Marketing Manager throughout the course of the season, the MPA will assist in building production-specific marketing campaigns for each of EST’s Mainstage productions, as well as a full schedule of workshops, readings, and other events. The MPA will have a key role in managing EST’s presence online across major social media channels and in coordinating outreach with peer theatres. The MPA will also assist the Marketing Manager with copywriting, building of programs for EST events, building email campaigns, and updating the EST website. Solid writing skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to handle multiple projects at once are essential. This Apprenticeship is an ideal opportunity for a candidate interested in marketing and arts administration and learning how a developmental theatre functions.

The Ensemble Studio Theatre ( was founded by Curt Dempster in 1968 with a group of 20 theatre artists. It has since grown into a company of over 600 actors, directors, playwrights and designers. 

EST develops and produces original, provocative and authentic new plays. We engage and challenge our audiences in New York City and across the country. EST is a dynamic community committed to a collaborative process and dedicated to inclusion across all aspects of identity and perspective, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexuality, physical or mental ability, physical or mental health, and recovery. We acknowledge and work to end systemic marginalization and oppression at all levels of our organization. EST discovers and nurtures new voices and supports artists throughout their creative lives. We believe that this extraordinary support and our commitment to inclusivity are essential to yield extraordinary work.