Huntington Theatre Company

264 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
March 06, 2017

Eastern Massachusetts






The Huntington 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 June or August until early June.

Internships are available in the following areas:

*Artistic: Producing/Casting

*Artistic: Literary Management

*Calderwood Pavilion





*Marketing/Public Relations



*Scenic Painting


*Stage Management/Production Assistant

Apprentices are paid an hourly rate of $11 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 resource allocation.

Our production departments execute the designs and production requirements for seven to eight subscription productions; a production for the BU Opera Institute; 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 directors.

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.
  • Electrics: Assists with preparation (color, dimmering, etc) of all Huntington shows and events. During load in/tech/strike, the apprentice works with over hire crew and Master Electrician team; occasionally will lead projects on these days as well. Programs and runs the light board for show runs; Helps in inventory of office supplies, lamps, color, and all equipment. Cover Letters and Recommendations may be addressed to Kat Herzig.
  • 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.


Artistic Producing/Casting: 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 scripts.

Calderwood Pavilion:

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 theatre

companies renting the building.

Development: Work on our annual Gala with duties to include: auction item procurement, on-line auction site preparation, Tribute Program Book ad sales assistance and ad prep. Also help with donor and prospect research.

Education: This apprenticeship is vital to the Codman Academy charter high school program. One will make in-school pre-show visits for our student matinees; assist the Education Director with Poetry Out Loud program and August Wilson monologue competition, and help in writing curriculum.

Marketing/ Public Relations: Assisting in promotions and outreach for shows; hosting special events; surveying audiences and analyzing audience data; recruiting local businesses for sponsorships; and contributing articles to our newsletters and publications.

The Huntington 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.
How To Apply:


Huntington Apprentices applications must include:

  • Application Form
  • Resume of theatre and related experience
  • Cover letter, stating your expectations and career goals
  • Development, Education, Literary, and Marketing applicants must include writing samples
  • Two letters of recommendation (from work supervisor, professor, or other relevant source


BY THE DEADLINE March 31st 2017

Apply by:
March 31, 2017
Apprentices are paid an hourly rate of $11 and average 40 hours a week and are offered the option of health, dental,retirement planning benefits and free tickets to Huntington shows and more!
About this Organization:

The 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.

The 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.