Applications for the 2020-2021 season will be accepted February 3rd – May 1, 2020.
“This might be a fundamental building block in helping a whole new generation of theatre artists and practitioners start and seed their own companies.”
—Ben Cameron, former Executive Director, Theatre Communications Group
For over 25 years, the Arden’s Professional Apprentice (APA) program has proven to be one of the most distinguished and rigorous theatre training programs in the country.
This program is a full-time-plus commitment running from late August to mid June. Housing and transportation are the apprentice’s responsibility. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
About the Program
The Arden is seeking Arden Professional Apprentices (APAs) for the 2020/21 season. The Arden Professional Apprentice Program’s philosophy is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of a nonprofit regional theatre. It is designed to foster future theatre leaders. The program provides apprentices with a comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of a nonprofit regional theatre through work in EVERY aspect of operations including front of house, box office, marketing, development, artistic, education, production, stage management, finance, and general management. Apprentices will not be assigned to a specific position or department, but will work approximately 50 hours a week across ALL department. This is not an acting program, this is not a directing program. This program is a full-time-plus commitment running from early September to mid-June. Housing and transportation are the apprentice’s responsibility. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
The program offers a salary of $460 per week, health insurance, paid time off, complimentary tickets to Arden Theatre Company productions, understudy opportunities, and the opportunity to meet and network with members of the Philadelphia community.
Arden Theatre Company is an EOE/AA employer and values diversity in the workplace.
Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.