An Interview with Professional Training Company Development Apprentice Rachael Everson

by on January 24, 2017

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In our latest Professional Training Company Q&A, Development Apprentice Rachael Everson shares what it’s like working in theatre administration and how she’s preparing to take the next steps in her career.

An Interview with Professional Training Company Development Apprentice Rachael Everson


Q: Tell us a little bit about your path to the Professional Training Company. How did you discover the program? What were you up to prior to joining the PTC?

A: I discovered the program through some of my college peers’ past participation in former apprentice companies. After graduating from college in 2015 I took the time to volunteer,travel, work, and intern to gain experience within my field and investigate other interests prior to apply to the Professional Training Company.

Q: What sort of things do you do on a day-to-day basis as the Development Apprentice? What’s a day in the life like for you?

A: I think one of the fabulous things about being in development is every day is different! Of course, I have my education plan and specific goals I have to accomplish, but each day has its own challenges and gifts. Right now a day in my life consists of preparing for our annual fundraising event Lobster Feast. It’s a really great learning opportunity, and also a way for me to stretch the skills I had prior to coming to this program.

Q: Do you have any thoughts on what you’d like to do after the apprenticeship? How are you preparing to take the next step in your career?

A: I have a lot of thoughts in regards to my hopes and dreams for my post-apprentice life. I’m looking towards moving to Chicago, Minneapolis, or Denver, and would love to continue to work in development within the performing arts. I’m also very interested in connectivity and arts for social justice programs. So, there is a lot bouncing around in my mind right now. I’m preparing by doing as much research I can and following the theatres and organizations that I admire, looking at what programs they’re creating, as well as investigating MFA programs and alternatives for the future. I’m also trying to stay involved in the arts as a performer and writer, so that is shaping my goals as well.



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