Professional Training Company

Stage Management Apprenticeship

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About the Apprenticeship


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.

Ideal For

Aspiring stage managers, production managers and production assistants

Learning Goals

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

Learning Strategies

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

Ideal Candidate Possesses

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

Alumni Include

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.   

To Apply


Resume with contact information for at least three references
Cover letter
Two letters of recommendation

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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