Apprenticeships

Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 season. Applications due by March 30, 2018.

Pacific Theatre Apprentices

Pacific Theatre offers a full-time professional apprenticeship program for emerging artists who are looking to build a bridge between academia and the professional marketplace. The Company Apprenticeship is composed of three primary, intersecting categories of activity: Administration, Production, and Artistic.


Administrative

Approximately half of the apprentice’s time will be spent working on assigned administrative tasks, mostly in the capacity of Box Office and Front-of-House staff, as well as potential mentorships with specific administrative roles (community engagement, marketing, development). These hours will ebb and flow as the production cycle progresses, often resulting in weeks of long administrative hours followed by open weeks to work on artistic endeavours.


Production

Apprentices will be periodically required by the Production Manager to participate in crew calls for lighting, construction and strike. Such calls will take place outside of scheduled administrative time.


Artistic

Depending on the specific needs of the season, apprentices are invited to participate artistically in mainstage productions both their primary focus areas, and areas which will round out the apprentice’s experience in professional theatre. This work may include: acting or understudying in a mainstage production, training and mentorship sessions with company artists, assisting the creative and design team, and providing hands-on assistance in areas of production, design, and administration, etc


Apprentices will also be charged with collectively producing several projects of their choosing throughout the year. Past examples include one-act plays, 24 Hour theatre festivals, actor showcases, and new play readings. Such projects provide excellent opportunities for aspiring directors, producers, and playwrights, as well as actors.

A major goal of the apprenticeship is to provide emerging artists with an artistic home in the Vancouver Theatre community and to guide and assist apprentices in their artistic endeavors. We want to establish relationships with these emerging artists that will last long after their apprenticeship ends and help connect them with the theatre community at large.

Apprenticeships generally span eleven months from August to June. A modest living stipend of $1,000/month is available (subject to a small increase based on budget approval).


Desired Qualifications

• Post-secondary theatre training
• Customer service experience
• Strong computer skills and familiarity with Macs


To Apply

Successful applicants will have read our “About Us” section, as well as looked at our past productions, to comment on what draws them to Pacific Theatre as a company.

Please note that due to Canadian Immigration Laws, we are only able to accept applicants who are already legally permitted to work in Canada.

Submissions should be made to Andrea Loewen at andrea@pacifictheatre.org.

PLEASE INCLUDE:
-A headshot
-All relevant resumes (acting, production, general work experience, etc.)
-A letter of intent detailing reason for applying, why you want to work with Pacific Theatre, and what you hope to get out of an apprenticeship (REQUIRED)

Applications due by March 30, 2018.

The Pacific Theatre Apprenticeship Program is generously supported by the Y.P. Heung Foundation.

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