The Properties Apprentice assists with the creation and acquisition of hand props, soft goods, furniture, specialty items and set dressing required for a full season of classic and brand-new productions. The Properties Apprentice will engage in a variety of creative and innovative assignments alongside a professional and talented team of carpenters, artisans, and props masters working at the top of their field. This apprentice will gain experience in all forms of props construction, management and design. Please note that while some design opportunities may exist as a part of the Professional Training Company, this is primarily a technical apprenticeship.
Someone interested in learning skills and techniques used by professional props artisans and props masters.
Gain professional skills and experience in crafts, painting, soft goods, carpentry, computer graphics, casting and molding and electronics
Gain experience and skills in being a props master
Explore real-world problem-solving approaches and learn to make decisions based on finances, efficiency, materials, staffing and other immobile parameters
Learn how to be a part of a professional team working together toward mutually shared goals
Work with staff artisans to create props for various productions throughout the season
Work as Props Master for various productions in the PTC Season
Participate in small and large group seminars for professional development
Basic skills and interest in multiple areas of props, construction and crafts
A strong dedication to learning and sharing ideas on various team projects
Staff props artisans at prestigious summer stock and regional theatre companies and a freelance props artisan/props master in New York.
Daytime hours Monday thru Friday and some weekends. Part-time jobs are possible with this apprenticeship.
Two letters of recommendation