The Stage Management Apprentice assist the Resident Stage Managers in mainstage productions in addition to serving as stage managers and assistant stage managers in PTC production.
Aspiring stage managers, production managers and production assistants
Learn how Equity rehearsal rooms and performances operate along with the bylaws of the union and its function within a large arts organization
Learn to assist actors, directors, designers, and fellow stage managers in the execution and advancement of their work, both artistically and logistically
Learn how to navigate the job application process for future positions
Learn about the other artistic and administrative departments and how they interact with stage managers from rehearsal through performance
Assist the Equity Stage Managers in facilitating the rehearsal process, technical process, and performance in day-to-day tasks.
Act as the stage manager and/or assistant stage manager for Professional Training Company productions
Create and manage rehearsal schedules
Manage communication between departments
Organize crew responsibilities and execute the performances accordingly
Process documents to generally assure expedient and reliable organization of day to day aspects of the department
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
An ability to work on multiple projects and tasks in fast-paced and high-pressure situations
Flexibility to respond to the needs of various collaborators and to rapidly changing circumstances and personalities
Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong computer literacy
Resident AEA stage managers, production stage managers, production assistants and stage management professors
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.
Resume with contact information for at least three references
Two letters of recommendation