Arden Professional Apprentice (APA) Program
Applications for 2018/19 season will be accepted February 1, 2018 through May 1, 2018
"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
(l-r): Jefferson Haynes (APA Class 10), Julianne Brienza (APA Class 8), Dominic Chacon (APA Class 10), Producing Artistic Director Terry Nolen, Davina Stewart (APA Class 9), Geoffrey Kershner (APA Class 8), Komal Kapoor (APA Class 10), and Jennifer Gonsalves (APA Class 7). Photo: Alan Kolc
Arden Theatre Company is now accepting applications for the 2018/19 Apprentice Class. For 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 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 work approximately 50 hours a week in ALL departments. This is not an acting program; this is not a directing program.
The program offers a salary of $400 per week, health insurance, paid time off, complimentary tickets to Arden Theatre Company productions, understudy opportunities, EMC credit, and the opportunity to meet and network with members of the Philadelphia community.
Please complete this online application process. YOU MUST BE READY TO ATTACH THE FOLLOWING ONCE YOU HAVE STARTED THE ONLINE APPLICATION.
You will be notified via email that your application has been received. There is a two-round interview process which will begin after February 20, 2018. No interviews will be conducted before then.
- Cover letter discussing your specific areas of interest and stating why you would like to become an Arden Apprentice
- Resume including three academic or professional references including names, titles, phone numbers and email addresses. (These should be additional references, not from people who write your recommendations.)
- Essay detailing your Five Year Plan
- 2 letters of recommendation, preferably one from a professor and one from an employer. Non-theatre references are perfectly acceptable. Letters should be on official letterhead with a signature.
These may be included with your initial submission or they can be sent via mail to:
Arden Theatre Company
c/o Kevin White
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Arden Theatre Company is an EOE/AA employer and values diversity in the workplace.
Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.