Professional Training Company

Sound Apprenticeship

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About the Apprenticeship


The Sound Apprentice will learn a variety of skills working alongside a team of sound technicians and designers on each of our 14+ season’s shows. The ideal candidate will have a background in theatrical or event sound production or design, with a desire to grow a deeper understanding of professional practice. Please note that while some design opportunities will exist as a part of the Professional Training Company, this is primarily a technical apprenticeship.

Ideal For

Candidates with backgrounds in theatrical or event sound production or design, with a desire to grow a deeper understanding of professional practice; someone who is passionate and excited about theatrical sound; someone who has an open willingness to learn, and an ability to perform independently and is self-motivated 

Learning Goals

Understand the possible audio careers available in the professional theatre (Sound Supervisor, Sound Technician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, etc.)

Develop a professional-level skill set and standards for production sound work, including the development of knowledge on Yamaha digital consoles, QLab, and current audio technology 

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

Learning Strategies

Serve as Sound Technician and Operator for productions as assigned 

Work in various capacities as a sound designer and technician on Professional Training Company productions. 

Participate in daily Sound Department duties: Load-in, System Tuning, Level Set and Strike.

Maintain equipment and department paperwork 

Ideal Candidate Possesses

Experience in theatrical or event sound production in an academic, professional, or community theatre environment

Bachelors degree in theatre or equal experience 

Alumni Include

Sound Designers and Touring Sound Engineers 


The schedule is mostly 9-5, unless we are in preparation for a production.  Schedules are set at least 3 weeks in advance.  It is possible for the Sound Apprentice to obtain part-time employment outside the apprenticeship, as long as that work does not interfere with PTC or Sound Department obligations.   

To Apply

Cover letter
Two letters of recommendation
Portfolio/Website (Optional)

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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