Members of the 2016-2017 Apprenticeship Class
Join a full-time, season-long professional program for highly motivated and committed individuals who are looking to bridge the gap between their academic experience and a professional career in theatre. Apprentices are vital members of the organization, working alongside a dedicated and passionate company of artists, administrators, technicians and designers. Not only do they gain practical experience, knowledge and industry contacts, they are encouraged to discover their true potential in a creative and challenging environment that fosters both professional and personal growth. The Huntington understands that all cultures are vital to the vibrancy and relevancy of the arts and remains committed to producing works, building audiences, and employing staff members that promote equity and pluralism, and celebrate the rich communities of the Greater Boston area and beyond. We seek candidates who are not only creative, passionate, reliable, and have previous theatre training and skills, but also possess the freedom of spirit to celebrate the diversity of our culture and community.
The 2014-2015 Apprenticeship Class
Apprenticeships are typically available in the following areas:
Apprenticeships are available only as full-time season paid commitments, from mid to late August to early June. The offering are subject to availability and may not be offered every season.
Why the Huntington?
Huntington's Apprentices will participate as staff members within assigned departments on a variety of projects. For example, Scenery apprentices may work on budgeting and purchasing, as well as set construction and load-in. Artistic/Literary apprentices may assist with local casting calls, read and evaluate scripts, and write articles for Huntington publications. There will be some administrative work, too (such as copying and filing) — we all have to do that — but you will be integral parts of each department and included in department and full staff meetings. Furthermore, apprentices are encouraged to explore cross-departmental projects and draw from the collective knowledge and resources of the Huntington community. Supervisors are committed to their role as mentor and our formal evaluation process provides an opportunity for both apprentices and their supervisors to formulate meaningful goals and objectives for the course of the program.
In addition to their specialized training, Apprentices will gain additional insight into the artistic and administrative operations of a professional theatre through our regularly scheduled Friday Forums. These lectures and workshops, led by Huntington staff will include in-depth explorations of all aspects of theatre operations from casting to costumes, post-internship career research and counseling, and discussions on current issues related to theatre production and management.
Apprentices at the Huntington will have the opportunity to make meaningful, professional connections within the industry, interact personally with nationally renowned artists, and become important contributors to the Huntington community. In addition to Friday Forums, they will also have the opportunity to work together on several exciting team projects throughout the season. Past projects have included the annual Gala, Codman Showcase, and 35 Below, program. Additionally, the city of Boston has a rich and vibrant cultural scene and apprentices are encouraged to forge additional connections within the Greater Boston arts community.
Apprentices are paid an hourly rate of $11 and average 40 hours a week and are offered the option of health, dental, & retirement planning benefits, however, it may not be enough to fully cover living expenses. Housing is not provided.Apprentices have the opportunity, if schedule permits, to be hired by other departments, such as Front of House and Box Office, to supplement their weekly income. Applicants should carefully consider their financial needs before entering the program. Additionally, each apprentice will receive complimentary tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions and discounts at other cultural institutions and local establishments.
HOW TO APPLY:
Huntington Apprentice applications must include
- Application form pdf version OR Application in Word
- Resume of theatre and related experience
- Cover letter, stating your expectations and career goals
- Education, Development, Literary, & Marketing applicants must include writing samples
- Two letters of recommendation (from work supervisor, professor, or other relevant source)
Please gather all materials and MAIL TO :
Huntington Theatre Company
264 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
by the deadline March 31st, 2017.
Letters of Recommendation may be sent separately.