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Ensemble Theatre believes diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions not only enrich the quality of our programs, but also strengthen our organization and mission overall. We are committed to recruiting an inclusive community of artists and administrators that reflects our world and to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and access in all aspects of our work.
Ensemble Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages inquiries about these opportunities from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.
Ensemble Theatre operates under a LORT (League of Resident Theatres) LOA contract with Actors’ Equity Association with an annual budget of approximately $3M.
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Full- and part-time openings
We do not currently have any open positions. Please check back at a later time.
Professional Apprentice Program
Ensemble Theatre’s Professional Apprentice Program is a concentrated 11-month program (August-July) that serves as a springboard for early-career theatre makers as they begin their professional path. The application window for the 2023-2024 season is now closed. Please check back in the fall for application deadlines for the 2024-2025 season.
Professional Acting Apprentice
The Professional Acting Apprenticeship is an eleven-month paid position and is a great fit for the theatremaker who has had some hands-on experience or some formal training. The apprenticeship is designed to support early career professionals in the development of necessary skills and experience to further their careers in theatre. Over the course of a season, each acting apprentice will be given rotating assignments for each show. This may include but is not limited to auditioning for each show that a role is applicable or for an understudy position; observing rehearsals; understudying rehearsals; attending tech rehearsals; learning and rehearsing a running crew position and electrics load-in; learning board operation and attending intensives, classes, Q & As, and workshops.
Assistant Stage Management Apprentice
The ASM Apprenticeship is an eleven-month paid position. The ASM Apprentice will take on the title of 2nd ASM as listed in the playbill alongside other apprentice crew members. The 2nd ASM attends and assists in rehearsals and through the full run of the productions. Under the training, mentorship, and supervision of the Production Stage Manager, Costume Supervisor, and Wardrobe Supervisor, the ASM Apprentice’s primary duties include a wardrobe focus: taking notes and tracking wardrobe elements in rehearsals, being on book, quick changes, laundry, and running wardrobe, as part of a small wardrobe team during performances. The ASM Apprentice reports directly to the Production Stage Manager, Costume Supervisor, Wardrobe Supervisor, the 1st ASM, and the Director of Apprentice Programming.
The Technical Apprenticeship is an eleven-month, paid, entry-level position. The program is a great fit for the theatre maker who has had some hands-on experience or some formal training. If currently enrolled in higher-ed classes, ETC may retrofit a schedule that is beneficial to both the apprentice and ETC and provide class credit fulfillment. The technical apprenticeship is designed to support an early career professional in the development of necessary skills and experience to further their career in theatre. Under the training, mentorship, and supervision of the Technical Director (TD) and Assistant Technical Director (ATD), the Technical Apprentice assists in the construction and installation of all scenic elements of Ensemble Theatre’s six-show season.
Administrative & Education Apprenticeships
Internships are offered on a semester and/or seasonal basis in the following areas: Arts administration, marketing and communications, development, and education.
There are currently no administrative or education Apprenticeships openings. Please join our mailing list to receive updates about new postings.
Calls to artists
We are currently not accepting artist submissions. Please check back throughout the season for new opportunities.
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Photo credits | Masthead, Regina Pugh in The Other Place (Ryan Kurtz); Email list, Jen Joplin & Brian Isaac Phillips in Outside Mullingar (Ryan Kurtz); Acting Apprentice Program, Molly Israel & Kadeem Ali Harris in Love and Information (Mikki Schaffner); Volunteer, Cast of Ripcord (Ryan Kurtz).