Professional Training Company

Communications Apprenticeship

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About the Apprenticeship


This apprenticeship provides an understanding of how a communications and public relations professional operates within a regional theatre setting and teach the basic principles of communications strategy and media relations within a season. The apprentice will enable you to apply established principles of public relations and communications in a workplace situation.

Ideal For

A strategic and creative thinker with a passion for the arts and culture sector. A digitally-savvy candidate who is interested in how public relations, communications and social media intersect to create broader brand storytelling strategies. A strong collaborator who aspires to a career in public relations or digital marketing and communications in either the non-profit or commercial sectors.

Learning Goals

Learn how the principles of communications and public relations strategy apply, and evolve, in a regional theatre

Understand how the expectations and responsibilities of communications and public relations professionals apply to, and evolve in, the regional theatre landscape

Identify and evaluate opportunities to apply best practices of communications and public relations in this institution

Work as part of a creative team, both in-house and in a creative industry

Identify and take advantage of leadership opportunities

Refine career development skills and identify growth opportunities

Learning Strategies

Work alongside marketing and communications professionals in a variety of capacities including supported leadership opportunities

Define personal and professional goals at the beginning, then regularly revisit those goals as the season progresses

Ask questions and evaluate new opportunities for growth both for the department’s work and your professional career

Identify opportunities to stay “plugged in” to trends and strategies on the national and international level.

Identify your collaborators and build working relationships across the company and the community

Cultivate the traits of a strong leader by working to ensure preparedness, presence and planning

Ideal Candidate Possesses

Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong digital literacy

Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

Familiarity with branded social media content and audience managementAn ability to work on multiple tasks in fast-paced and high-pressure situations

Ability to manage time effectively

Flexibility to respond to the needs of internal and external stakeholders and to rapidly changing circumstances and personalities

Knowledge of the American theatre landscape, media, and public relations, either through coursework or employment experience

Alumni Include

Broadway Press Agent, Senior Art Director, Social Media Coordinator, Digital Marketing Agency Account Executive, Interactive Designer


Traditional business hours (mostly 9AM-5PM) with evenings and weekends as needed for special events.

To Apply

Cover letter
Two letters of recommendation
One writing sample of your choice
One writing sample which includes three sample social media posts about Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula. The posts can be for Actors Theatre’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Actors Theatre is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff and apprentices. Individuals from traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

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