Stage Management Apprentice


Summary of Position

The Stage Management Apprentice assist the Resident Stage Managers in all aspects of the department over a nine-month intensive training program.

Responsibilities

In close collaboration with the Resident Stage Management team, the Stage Management Apprentice’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Assist the Equity Stage Managers in facilitating the rehearsal process, technical process, and performance in day-to-day tasks.
    • Act as the stage manager and/or assistant stage manager for Professional Training Company projects.
    • Create and manage rehearsal schedules.
    • Manage communication between departments.
    • Organize crew responsibilities and execute the performances accordingly.
    • Process documents to generally assure expedient and reliable organization of day to day aspects of the department.

Primary Learning Goals

  • Learn how Equity rehearsal rooms and performances operate along with the bylaws of the union and its function within a large arts organization.
  • Learn to assist actors, directors, designers, and fellow stage managers in the execution and advancement of their work, both artistically and logistically.
  • Learn how to navigate the job application process for future positions.
  • Learn about the other artistic and administrative departments and how they interact with stage managers from rehearsal through performance.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • An ability to work on multiple projects and tasks in fast-paced and high pressured situations.
  • Flexibility to respond to the needs of various collaborators and to rapidly changing circumstances and personalities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong computer literacy.

Education

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.

Compensation

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.

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 position should submit:

  1. Resume with contact information for at least three references
  2. Cover letter
  3. Two letters of recommendation

Please address application materials to Paul Holmes, Production Stage Manager.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email our recruitment coordinator at ptc@actorstheatre.org.

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

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