Posted: May 27, 2021
Round House offers apprenticeships designed to offer on-the-job training for committed, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Apprentices are directly exposed to the theatre’s daily operations and given the opportunity to learn alongside an accomplished company of artists, teachers, and administrators. In addition to their specialized training, apprentices gain additional insight into workings of a professional regional theatre through regularly scheduled seminars led by guest speakers and members of the theatre’s senior staff.
The program generally requires a 10-month commitment beginning in early August and concluding in late June. Apprentices receive an hourly wage and are expected to work 25 to 40 hours a week, based on the needs/schedule of their department. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills, and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. The apprenticeship program is a training program, and significant prior experience is not required.
The Artistic Apprenticeship provides on-the-job training for an early career artist and administrator. Through daily interaction and direct mentorship by the Artistic Director and Associate Artists, the position provides a chance to see directors, artists, administrators, and educators at work. The Apprentice will serve as an assistant director on 2-3 shows and participate in planning the upcoming season. Other responsibilities include: reading play submissions, writing support materials, assisting with casting, leading post show discussions, and assisting in the day-to-day needs of the Artistic Department. Applicants should be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. This is a season-long apprenticeship. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Round House Theatre Education Department at Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org.