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.
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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.
STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES POSITION OVERVIEW
The Stage Management Apprentices (2 positions available) will serve as a member of the stage management team on two or three productions throughout the season. The scope of the apprenticeship will include assisting the Stage Manager/Assistant Stage Manager in all aspects of the show process, from prep work for rehearsals, to technical rehearsals onstage, to the running of performances. When appropriate, there will be opportunities to learn and call a performance as well as assist with new play workshops and readings. The supervisor for this apprenticeship opportunity is Stina Lotti, Production Stage Manager.
Upon completion of the Seattle Rep Stage Management Apprenticeship, individuals will:
- Be well-versed in how to run a professional rehearsal room and onstage performances
- Have a working knowledge of various union rules including AEA (Actors’ Equity Association) and IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees)
- Have further developed skills to organize and communicate large amounts of information efficiently
- Have begun to practice managing and working with many different types of directors, stage managers, actors, designers, crew, and theater staff members
- Previous stage management experience
- Experience in other aspects of production is a plus
- A proven ability to multi-task
- Ability to remain calm in pressure situations
- Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and needs
- A strong desire to be a part of a series of teams
- Stage Management (2 positions)
- Production Management
- Lighting Design
- Youth Engagement
TO BE CONSIDERED
- Complete all areas of the online application.
- Attach a resume and letter of interest (cover letter).
- Include one letter of recommendation with the application (Reference letters will not be accepted separately from the application).