Join the next generation of professionals making theatre for today's world.

Each year, InterAct seeks four enthusiastic theatre artists to fulfill full-season apprenticeships. From September to June, apprentices gain comprehensive experience working at a small professional theatre company, participating in hands-on tasks in every department. The apprenticeship culminates in an original show or showcase fully produced by the apprentices, with guidance from InterAct staff and use of the new facilities at The Drake Theatre. 

InterAct Apprentices go on to successful careers as performers, directors, playwrights, administrators, and artistic directors in Philadelphia and beyond. Learn more about our apprentice alumnae/i here.

Check back in Spring 2019 for more information on how to apply for our 2019-20 Apprenticeships.


Season Apprentice

InterAct offers full-season apprenticeships to qualified recent graduates of a BA or BFA program (or equivalent experience). Apprenticeships give individuals broad-based experience working in all aspects of a small professional theatre company’s operations, including production, literary, marketing, front-of-house, and administration.

Responsibilities

  • 20 hours per week at InterAct's offices, early September through June
  • Assisting with day-to-day tasks including, but not limited to: marketing, audience development, customer service, fundraising research, filing, mailings, and facilities and office management
  • Rotate through House Manager, Box Office Manager, and Production Assistant/Assistant Stage Manager roles during production
  • Additional opportunities in outreach, season selection, play development, and casting may arise

Production Apprentice

InterAct offers full-season Production Apprenticeships to qualified recent graduates of a BA or BFA program (or equivalent experience). Production Apprentices receive comprehensive education with arts administration, with a focus on facilities and production management. Production Apprentices are required to work 20 hours per week, which will be divided between production work, rental assistance, and administration .

Responsibilities

  • 20 hours per week at InterAct's theaters and offices, September through June
  • Provide direct support on productions in the areas of lighting (hang, focus), audio install, video install, props construction, set construction, load-in, and strike
  • Assist with marketing, development, filing, mailings, technical needs of rental clients, and other office needs as they arise
  • Rotate through House Manager, Box Office Manager, and Production Assistant/Assistant Stage Manager roles during production
  • Additional opportunities in outreach, season selection, play development, and casting may arise

Requirements

  • Successful candidates should demonstrate skills, interest, and experience in technical theater, possess good communication skills, be detailed-oriented, and interested in learning more about the administrative side of theatre.  
  • Experience installing and operating audio equipment is particularly valuable.

InterAct Apprentices receive a monthly stipend, complimentary tickets, opportunities to work with Philadelphia-based and visiting artists, and direct access to staff for professional development consultation. Apprentices are allowed flexibility to maintain jobs outside of their part-time commitment to InterAct. There are typically opportunities for additional paid work at the theatre. Housing and health benefits are not provided.

Applications for the 2019-20 Season will open in Spring 2019.

Questions? Contact Erin Washburn, Literary & Patron Services Manager at ewashburn@interacttheatre.org.