HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY APPRENTICESHIPS
Theatre Company Apprenticeship is a full-time, paid, season long
program which allows college graduates to bridge the gap between their
educational experiences and professional careers in regional theatre.
Apprenticeships are available only as a full-time season commitments, from August/September until early June.
Internships are available in the following areas:
*Artistic: Literary Management
*Stage Management/Production Assistant
Apprentices are paid
an hourly rate of $12 and average 40 hours a week and are offered the
option of health, dental, & retirement planning benefits, as well as free tickets to productions.
Apprentices gain experience assisting and providing integral support
to the production department heads, staff, directors and designers in
the implementation and maintenance of our productions. They will become
well acquainted with the steps involved in taking a production from
drawings to physical reality on stage, and with all of the duties and
responsibilities of their respective department. The apprentice will
develop skills to help solve problems and gain experience with various
equipment and methods, as well as learn about budgeting, scheduling and
Our production departments execute the designs and production
requirements for seven to eight subscription productions; educational
and community outreach programs; facility rentals; and special events,
using our production, main-stage and second-stage
facilities. Apprentices will get to know students, professional
technicians and crafts persons from all walks of professional theatre
including Tony Award-nominated (perhaps winning) designers and
Opportunities for additional income are plentiful, with freelance
work available in Boston's ever expanding theatrical scene at a variety
of levels. Some flexibility is built in to each position to suit the
skills of the successful applicant and to further their educational and
professional goals. The Huntington proudly maintains a high level of
production value and successful candidates should leave this
apprenticeship prepared to step into any number of widely available
positions in professional theatre.
- Costumes: helps maintain costume stock
inventory; acts as a stitcher in costume construction of Huntington
Theatre Company shows; assists with fittings when necessary; Acts as a
dresser on wardrobe crew for shows during the season. Cover Letters and
Recommendations may be addressed to Nancy Hamann.
- Production Management:Assists Director of
Production and Associate Director of Production with day-to-day
operations of resident production staff. Regular duties include
evaluating scripts for season selection, assembling weekly calendars,
distributing purchase reports and other financial forecasts, maintaining
files and archives, and other office tasks. Must be proficient in
Microsoft Office suite and have an eye for detail and discretion.
- Props: Participates in the construction of
Props. Helps maintain prop stock inventory. Works load-ins and strikes,
and may be a part of at least two run crews through out the season;
Must be knowledgeable in the safe use of typical wood shop machine and
hand power tools. Needs to have basic knowledge of sewing, upholstery,
casting and paint techniques. Cover Letters and Recommendations may be
addressed to Kristine Holmes.
- Scenery:Participates hands on in the
construction of Scenery. Works load-ins and strikes, and will be a part
of at least two run crews through out the season; Must be knowledgeable
in the safe use of typical wood shop machine and hand power tools. Cover
Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Dan Ramirez.
- Scenic Painting: Participates hands on in the
execution of designed renderings for all scenery as well as maintaining
work space and tools. Works with all members of the Paint department,
both staff & job-in employees; Basic painting skills are essential.
Experience with color mixing, layout and drop painting are desirable.
Cover Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Kristin Krause.
- Sound: Helps in maintaining and organizing
equipment, preparing and installing the plot; programs sound cues,
executing the show, maintains equipment and plot, and works directly
with sound designers and composers; assists with special events. Cover
Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Ben Emerson.
- Stage Management/Production Assistant:
experience productions from first rehearsal through final performance.
Work under AEA stage managers; attend daytime rehearsals and become an
active run crew member during evening performances. Cover Letters and
Recommendations may be addressed to Bethany Ford.
*All Production Apprentices may serve on at least 2 run crews.
closely with our Associate Producer helping in all aspects of line
producing the season, assist with local casting calls, and take an
active role in our 35 Below program.
Artistic Literary Management:
Gather research for all season productions; assemble dramaturgical
materials; script reading and evaluation; assist the Literary Programs
and Dramaturgy Associate in the logging, tracking, and processing of
This unique apprenticeship revolves
around the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, home to the Huntington Theatre
Company’s second stage space and host to many of Boston’s up and coming
arts companies. Job duties will vary from administrative tasks, to
involvement with technical aspects of load-ins and strikes. The
Huntington is looking for a candidate who is interested in an all-around
theatrical experience. This person would get experience with assisting
event management, front of house, and coordination with many different
companies renting the building.
The Development Apprentice assists all fundraising staff with:
- donor stewardship, including greeting donors in our theatres
before performances and during intermission for several assigned
performances of eight productions each year
- donor communications and mailings
- prospective donor research (individual, corporate and foundation)
- preparation for special events during the season like Opening Night dinners and smaller cultivation events
- donor recordkeeping
- our annual spring Gala that raises over $1 million with duties
to include: auction item procurement, online auction site
preparation, tribute program book advertisement sales assistance
and ad prep
- 35 Below events for our patrons aged 35 and under
This position will assist the Huntington
Theatre Company’s Education staff with a range of administrative tasks
and provide program support for:
Job Duties (may include, but are not limited to):
- Calendar Management
- Website Maintenance
- Internet Research
- Curriculum Writing
- Printing & Mailing
- assists in promotions and outreach for shows
- helps host special events
- surveys audiences and analyzes audience data
- recruits local businesses for sponsorships
- contributes articles to our newsletters and publications as well as content to our blog and other social media outlets
- Assists with editing and graphic design projects
- prepares, segments, and analyzes Huntington e-blasts
- acts as a representative of the Marketing department with the 35 Below Program and the Apprenticeship program
invites apprentices to be vital members of the organization, working
alongside a world-class, dedicated, and passionate company of artists,
administrators, technicians and designers. Not only do apprentices gain
practical experience, knowledge and industry contacts, they are
encouraged to discover their true potential in a creative and
challenging environment that fosters both professional and personal
growth. The Huntington understands that all cultures are vital to the
vibrancy and relevancy of the arts and remains committed to producing
works, building audiences, and employing staff members that promote
equity and pluralism, and celebrate the rich communities of the Greater
Boston area and beyond. We seek candidates who are not only creative,
passionate, reliable, and have previous theatre training and skills, but
also possess the freedom of spirit to celebrate the diversity of our
culture and community.
About this Organization:
Huntington Theatre Company engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences
with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works; we train
and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education
programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community; and we
celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.
Founded in 1982 and led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois
and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning
productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play
development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of
the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Huntington Theatre Company strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for
employment. African Americans, Asian
Americans, individuals with disabilities, individuals of two or more races, Latin
Americans, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific
Islanders, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply.