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 June or August until early June.
Internships are available in the following areas:
*Artistic: Literary Management
*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
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.
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.
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.
About this Organization:
The recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington
Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company since its
founding in 1982. The Huntington brings together superb local and national
talent to produce a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current
each season. 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 cultivates, celebrates, and
champions theatre as an art form. 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.