SEATTLE REP is accepting applications for our Professional Arts Training Program (PATP). For more than 35 years, the PATP has helped young professionals break into the world of not-for-profit arts. Applications will be accepted through September 23, 2021 at 4PM PST.
Seattle Rep is committed to producing the highest quality programming. We believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are part of a growing movement in theater to ensure the inclusion of those who have been historically excluded, focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and women, ensuring they are at the decision-making table and reflected in our community.
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ABOUT THE PATP
Seattle Rep’s Professional Arts Training Program provides apprentices the opportunity to learn alongside professional art and theater-makers. PATP offers hands-on work learning and behind scenes experience. Apprentices undertake responsibilities as members of various departments, contribute ideas, participate in department and staff meetings, and engage in projects with the guidance of their supervisor. They will also participate in professional workshops and seminars, which provide connections with theater staff, guest artists, and the Seattle Arts community members.
Seattle Rep’s 2021/22 Season runs December 2021 – June 2022. Apprenticeship contract start/end dates will vary by department.
- Stage Management, Directing/Casting, Directing/Literary, Production Management, Lighting Design: Full-time (40 hours per week) for up to 20 weeks, with some sabbatical time. Weekly hours will vary based on the needs of each production but a minimum of 32 hours per week can be expected. In addition, a limited amount of overtime will be available during tech weeks.
- Development: Full-time (40 hours per week) for up to 20 weeks, with some sabbatical time.
- Youth Engagement: Part-time for up to 44 weeks.
- Compensation: All Apprenticeships pay $17/hour
- Apprentices should expect to work on-site. Some work from home may be offered. Find Seattle Rep’s evolving COVID safety protocols here.
- In addition to hands-on training in their chosen field, Apprentices have the opportunity to participate in:
- Cohort activities to build relationships within the Apprentice class.
- Seminars with industry professionals to gain an overview of how departments collaborate at the regional theater level. These seminars also introduce Apprentices to the Seattle theater scene and help them gain an understanding of how different-sized organizations work.
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT OVERVIEW
The Youth Engagement Apprentice is directly involved in the facilitation of the next Narrative Monologue Competition, Youth Engagement classes and workshops (including Black is the Light and Collective Playwriting), the Student Matinee Program, and Teen Nights. Tasks include: communicating with schools to encourage participation in our Student Matinee performances; writing articles for our show-specific Play Guides and connecting the Guides with Common Core academic standards; designing curriculum; assisting and leading in-classroom workshops; scheduling teaching artists; writing contracts; attending inter-departmental meetings; and other administrative tasks. This apprenticeship offers a well-rounded experience in both the administrative and direct-contact areas of theater education. The supervisor for this apprenticeship is Alex Lee Reed, Associate Director of Arts Engagement – Youth & Learning.
At the end of this apprenticeship, the Development Apprentice will understand the development cycle and how it applies to donors at all levels and of all types:
- Lesson planning and assessment
- Best classroom management techniques when working with large groups
- Incorporating state standards for theater education in their practice
- Generating content that links a production to current events and academic standards in our Play Guides
- Logistics associated with running theater programs
- Be fully comfortable around middle-school and high-school students
- Experience working with students
- Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, and Outlook) with the ability and enthusiasm to learn
- Excellent written and communication skills
- A strong sense of social justice and racial equity analysis, as well as strong cultural competency when working with a variety of diverse communities
Please note: This position is part time for up to 44 weeks, starting in Fall.
Meet the 2019/20 Intern: Yanci Huezo
ALL AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES
- Stage Management (2 positions)
- Production Management
- Lighting Design
- Youth Engagement
TO BE CONSIDERED
- Review the minimum requirements for the opportunity
- Complete all areas of the online application.
- Attach a resume and letter of interest (cover letter).
- Submit 2-3 references including their name, title, email and contact phone number.
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