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Lantern Theater Company

Post Date: Mar 6, 2023

Now through March 31, 2023, Lantern Theater Company is accepting applications for our 2023/24 Season Professional Apprentice Program, which provides in-depth and hands-on training in all aspects of theater operations and management.


The Lantern's professional apprentice program provides training in all aspects of professional, not-for-profit theater operations and management, and includes rotations in artistic, administrative, and technical functions, including box office, house management, run crew, stage management, technical production, and theater building maintenance. Ours is not an acting apprentice program, but theater artists with performance aspirations are encouraged to apply and may be given opportunities to understudy and/or audition for roles.

Ideal candidates may have recently completed an undergraduate theater program and/or have some relevant theater experience in administrative, artistic, and/or technical areas. Apprentices work full-time schedules (40 hours per week) throughout the season and must be available for evening and weekend performances for most rotations, including rotations around major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc.). The professional apprentice program is a full-time commitment, and we are unable to accommodate candidates with significant outside obligations. Candidates without existing conflicts will be given preference.

We encourage applicants with stage management and technical experience to apply as we may offer specialized apprentice tracks for stage management, costumes, and production.

The program offers a salary of $550 per week, plus paid time off, complimentary tickets to select local theater productions, and participation in special theater outings. The Lantern's 2023/24 season begins in September 2023 and runs through June 2024; the apprentice program will begin in July 2023 and end in early July 2024.

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter describing your near-term professional objectives to [email protected] with "2023/24 Season Professional Apprentice Program" in the subject line. Your cover letter should be no more than one page, and it should include three references with their contact information. Feel free to include separate resumes for your performance experience and other professional experience. We encourage you to include resumes for all prior work experience, including that outside of theater. Ideally, your cover letter and resume(s) will be combined into one single PDF. Inclusion of headshots is welcome for candidates with performance experience and interests.

We are accepting applications now through March 31, 2023. Our goal is to select three to five apprentices by May 15, 2023, with a start date in July 2023. No phone calls, please.

Lantern Theater Company is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, age, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or public assistance status in the recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall, and termination of employees. We are committed to being an antiracist organization and building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment, onstage and behind the scenes. Qualified candidates who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions.


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