Producing and Casting Apprentice

Summary of position

The Producing and Casting Apprentice works directly with the Artistic Producer and PTC Directors to help produce programming throughout Actors Theatre. This apprentice has the opportunity to take a leadership role in the producing of the PTC season as well as assist in producing the mainstage season, Humana Festival, and other special events and projects. This apprentice also assists in all local and apprentice casting duties for the season.


  • Serve as producer or assistant producer, along with PTC Directors, for all PTC productions including: Solo Mios (written and performed by the Acting Apprentices), New Play Projects (pieces commissioned from playwrights for small groups of Acting Apprentices), the PTC Tens(a bill of ten-minute plays), and the New Voices Young Playwrights Festival.
  • Serve as lead producer on all PTC Independent Projects.
  • Assist Artistic Producer with line producing as needed for mainstage and Humana Festival productions as well as special events and projects.
  • Serve as Audition Coordinator for the 2018-2019 PTC Acting Apprenticeships (roughly 2,000 auditionees annually), including the coordination of travel to all recruitment sites during the winter tour. It may be possible for apprentice to travel with PTC Directors for certain legs of recruitment tour.
  • Observe and assist with local and apprentice auditions, learning about artistic decision making and the casting process.
  • Process work orders, budget documents, event forms, and other in-house documents to generally assure expedient and reliable organization of day-to-day operations.
  • Perform basic clerical tasks.

Primary learning goals

  • Learn how to produce theatrical productions ranging from no budget independent projects to fully produced mainstage works.
  • Learn aspects of artistic producing, line producing, and coordinating as applies to an artistic department.
  • Learn how to assist artists in the advancement of their work, both artistically and logistically.
  • Develop an understanding of Actors Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society contract regulations for guest artists.
  • Develop excellent customer service skills by communicating and implementing Actors Theatre policies.
  • Learn how to function as a brand ambassador for a professional theatre.
  • Learn how to handle daily operations of an artistic office, including scheduling, analyzing artistic work, budgeting, and correspondence with internal and external collaborators.
  • Learn how to navigate the theatre industry and be a viable candidate for future employment.


  • Background in artistic and management experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • An ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast-paced and high-pressured environment.
  • Flexibility to respond to the needs of collaborators and rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Demonstrates proficient computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Demonstrates communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to discreetly handle sensitive or confidential information.
  • High ethical standards.


Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Professional Training Company is focused on practical, experiential training designed to help young theatre professional’s transition from an academic degree to a real-world career. While completion of a four year degree is preferred, professional work experience in theatre or related fields may meet apprenticeship requirements. Successful candidates enter into the apprenticeship already having acquired basic training and experience in the field and are looking for immersive career development opportunities.


A grant of $5,000 is awarded to each full-season apprentice to help defray the cost of living.  We also provide each apprentice with help finding low-cost housing and securing student loan deferral for the season. Apprentices are responsible for all costs associated with living in Louisville for the duration of the Apprenticeship. It may be possible for the Producing and Casting Apprentice to obtain part-time employment outside the apprenticeship. Additional employment must be approved by supervisors in advance.

Actors Theatre is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff and Apprentices. Individuals from traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Apprenticeship Dates

July 30, 2018 to April 26, 2019

to apply

Applicants for this apprenticeship should submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Two letters of recommendation

If you have any questions about the application process, please email our recruitment coordinator at

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Click here to meet 2017-2018 Producing and Casting Apprentice Jordan Bean

Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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