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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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