SEATTLE REP is accepting applications for our Professional Arts Training Program (PATP). For more than 35 years, the PATP has helped young professionals break into the world of not-for-profit arts. Applications will be accepted through September 23, 2021 at 4PM PST.
Seattle Rep is committed to producing the highest quality programming. We believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are part of a growing movement in theater to ensure the inclusion of those who have been historically excluded, focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and women, ensuring they are at the decision-making table and reflected in our community.
Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of our region.
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ABOUT THE PATP
Seattle Rep’s Professional Arts Training Program provides apprentices the opportunity to learn alongside professional art and theater-makers. PATP offers hands-on work learning and behind scenes experience. Apprentices undertake responsibilities as members of various departments, contribute ideas, participate in department and staff meetings, and engage in projects with the guidance of their supervisor. They will also participate in professional workshops and seminars, which provide connections with theater staff, guest artists, and the Seattle Arts community members.
Seattle Rep’s 2021/22 Season runs December 2021 – June 2022. Apprenticeship contract start/end dates will vary by department.
- Stage Management, Directing/Casting, Directing/Literary, Production Management, Lighting Design: Full-time (40 hours per week) for up to 20 weeks, with some sabbatical time. Weekly hours will vary based on the needs of each production but a minimum of 32 hours per week can be expected. In addition, a limited amount of overtime will be available during tech weeks.
- Development: Full-time (40 hours per week) for up to 20 weeks, with some sabbatical time.
- Youth Engagement: Part-time for up to 44 weeks.
- Compensation: All Apprenticeships pay $17/hour
- Apprentices should expect to work on-site. Some work from home may be offered. Find Seattle Rep’s evolving COVID safety protocols here.
- In addition to hands-on training in their chosen field, Apprentices have the opportunity to participate in:
- Cohort activities to build relationships within the Apprentice class.
- Seminars with industry professionals to gain an overview of how departments collaborate at the regional theater level. These seminars also introduce Apprentices to the Seattle theater scene and help them gain an understanding of how different-sized organizations work.
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE POSITION OVERVIEW
In assisting the Producing Director, Production Manager, Assistant Production Manager, and Company Manager, this apprenticeship provides hands-on experience in contracting artists, maintaining schedules, making artists feel welcome in our theater, and producing new works along with the work that goes on our stage. The Apprentice will experience the inner workings of all areas of production and will learn the ins and outs of the various theatrical union contracts. The supervisor for this Apprenticeship is Tyler Krieg, Assistant Production Manager.
During this apprenticeship, participants will:
- Have developed enhanced management skills across a variety of theatrical disciplines
- Participated in production meetings, technical rehearsals, and previews with professional directors and designers from across the country
- Utilize skills learned over the course of the season by being the primary producer for Youth Engagement performance programs
- Have built a network of theatrical professionals in Seattle and nationally
- Have interacted with a wide variety of theatrical unions
- Attention to detail
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to stay calm under pressure
- Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to see the bigger picture
- Stage management experience is preferred, but not required
- Candidates must have experience working in Microsoft Word and Excel
Meet the 2019/20 Apprentice: Antonieta Castillo Carpio
ALL AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES
- Stage Management (2 positions)
- Production Management
- Lighting Design
- Youth Engagement
TO BE CONSIDERED
- Review the minimum requirements for the opportunity
- Complete all areas of the online application.
- Attach a resume and letter of interest (cover letter).
- Submit one letter of recommendation with your application. (Reference letters will not be accepted separately from the application).
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