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Apprenticeships

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company Apprentice Program

Summer 2018

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company Apprentice Program provides opportunities for young theatre professionals to fast track their careers with on-the-job training in their field of interest. The program bridges the gap between the educational world and the professional world by providing real work experience and credits that help build resumes and skills. Apprentices team up with professionals who serve as mentors and support them during their time at LDTC.

 

·       Lake Dillon Theatre Apprentices earn a weekly meal stipend of $150.

·       Apartment housing is provided.

·       Free public transportation is available with local bus shuttles.

·       Applications accepted beginning January 1, 2018.

Please note that there is flexibility on start and end dates. We understand this is a long contract and that students going back to school might not be able to work the full term.  Please don’t let that stop you from applying if you’re interested! We will consider each applicant’s availability on an individual basis as we seek to fill each apprentice position with the best candidate.

All positions remain open until filled. Please send all application materials to: Brianna Handy, Director of Education and Community Outreach: brianna@lakedillontheatre.org.


Apprenticeship Offerings

Acting/Performance

The Acting/Performance apprentices will be cast in the summer production of Rock of Ages. Apprentices will take on ensemble roles as well as understudy principal roles in this show under the supervision of the Show’s director and choreographer. Apprentices will also perform in the summer cabaret series, the National Repertory Orchestra 4th of July concert, pre-show performances, and other marketing and development events as assigned. Apprentices will also be asked to work box office shifts as needed. EMC points will be awarded for this apprenticeship.

Female Ensemble: Sassy. In shape. Must be comfortable in skimpy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern. Comedic ability and strong rock vocals.

Male Ensemble: Young male with rocker sensibility. Strong rock tenor; strong dance and movement.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       Three video clips with a monologue, song, and a short dance reel

  •  Songs in the style of Rock of Ages are encouraged
  • Videos can be Vimeo, Youtube, or downloadable files

·       3 Positions Available – May 28th-July 15th (7 Weeks)


Company Management

The Company Management Apprentice will work under the direction of the Production/Company Manager during the 2018 summer season.

Apprentice will be responsible for assisting the Production/Company Manager with day-to-day tasks including driving the company shuttle, preparing employee housing, picking up/dropping off company members at the airport in Denver, being on call for emergencies, receiving and processing all employee comp ticket requests, running departmental errands, and performing general office duties.

Apprentice should have the ability to communicate with others effectively and professionally, excellent computer skills, and an interest in company management.

Candidate must also have a valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle background check. Duties may include heavy lifting/carrying items up or down stairs. Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs. Candidate able to bring car a plus.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 21st-July 30th (10 Weeks)


Patron Services

The Patron Services Apprentice will work under the direction of the Patron Services Coordinator during the 2018 summer season.

Apprentice will serve in the box office, assist in patron development efforts, give theatre tours, assist in front of house/pre-show and bar/concessions management, be on call for emergencies, receive and process all employee comp ticket requests, run departmental errands, and perform general office duties.

Apprentice should have the ability to communicate with others effectively and professionally, excellent computer skills, and an interest in box office and patron services. Database and customer service experience a plus.

Candidate must also have a valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle background check. Duties may include heavy lifting/carrying items up or down stairs. Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs. Candidate able to bring car a plus.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-August 19th (12 Weeks)


Marketing

The Marketing Apprentice will work under the direction of the Marketing Manager during the summer season.

Duties include: Supporting the Marketing Manager to execute promotions, direct mail and e-marketing projects, drafting for press releases and emails, managing distribution of promotional materials, coordinating and creating social media content, and assisting with planning for special events.

Candidate must have previous knowledge/experience with social media platforms, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to capture video footage, and experience using programs such as iMovie. Experience using Adobe design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) a plus. Important skills including organization, good people skills, positivity, the ability to work both as member of a team and independently, and a passion for theatre.

The Marketing Apprentice will have the opportunity to work alongside team members in all fields of marketing, as well as in various development and patron services efforts. The Marketing Apprentice will also work with creative team members (technicians, actors, etc.) in collecting and distributing social media messages and campaigns. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle background check. Candidate must be able to lift 35 lbs. Candidate able to bring car a plus.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-August 19th (12 Weeks)


Development

The Development Apprentice will work under the direction of the Director of Development and/or Executive Director during the summer season. Apprentice will serve as a key member of the development team through a variety of donor coordination and event planning efforts as they directly relate to the fields of fundraising and marketing.

Duties include: Coordination of communication efforts through mailings, emails, and phone calls; organization of special events pertaining to operational and/or capital fundraising; implementation of fundraising communication initiatives throughout the season; and general support in the areas of development, donor services, and marketing.

Prior experience and knowledge of working with detailed spreadsheets, implementing customer service initiatives, and planning events is a plus. Apprentice will also have the opportunity to work alongside team members in all fields of fundraising and development, and may have opportunities to assist in various marketing and patron services efforts.

Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle background check. Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs. Candidate able to bring car a plus.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-August 19th (12 Weeks)


Theatre Education

Education Apprentices will serve as camp staff for the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Summer Youth Workshops. The program entails teaching children from Kindergarten to 9th grade the fundamentals of theatre as well as working towards full productions. Apprentices will work closely with the Director of Education to create lesson plans and programming for all age groups. This is a hands-on opportunity to gain teaching experience in a fast-paced summer education program.

Experience in musical direction or playing the piano is a plus. Apprentices will also run before- and after-program activities on a rotating schedule, plus two childcare nights.

Special Note: In accordance with national standards and practices, all potential education apprentices are subject to a federal background check for the safety of the children participating in the workshops. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       3 Positions Available – May 28th-August 13th (11 Weeks)


Stage Management

The Stage Management Apprentice will work closely with the production stage manager during the summer season and serve as an ASM for Rock of Ages. Apprentice will also serve as stage manager for the Summer Cabaret Series. EMC points will be awarded for this apprenticeship.

Duties include: Observing and assisting the stage management team throughout the production process, and collaborating with and assisting artists and designers in multiple departments. Other responsibilities include assisting with changeover and load-in procedures for productions and special events.

Prior experience and knowledge of stage management procedures, protocols, and terminology is encouraged. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-July 22nd (8 Weeks)


 Scenic/Carpentry

The Scenic/Carpentry Apprentice will work with LDTC’s Technical Director and designers on a variety of different projects during the summer season.

Duties include: Working in scenic shop, running backstage crew position during performances, assisting with changeover and load-in procedures for productions and special events, and building, cleaning, and maintaining scenic elements and other backstage areas.

Scenic Apprentice will also assist in designing some scenic elements for the Educational Youth Theatre Workshops and run backstage crew. Apprentice will also run Summer Sunday Cabaret Series. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-July 22nd (8 Weeks)


 Wardrobe/Costumes

The Wardrobe Apprentice will work with the wardrobe supervisor and designers on a variety of different projects during the summer season.

Duties include: Assisting the costume designer with the design for productions, maintenance of costume pieces and daily laundering needs in rehearsal and performance, running a backstage crew position during performances, assisting with changeover and load-in procedures for productions and special events, and cleaning and maintaining costumes, costume areas, and other backstage areas.

Apprentice will also assist in the creation of costumes for the Educational Youth Theatre Workshops and run Summer Sunday Cabaret Series. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle background check. Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs. Candidate able to bring car a plus.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-July 22nd (8 Weeks)


Props

The Props Apprentice will work with the summer props supervisor and designers on a variety of different projects during the summer season.

Duties include: Procuring specialty props as required by the designer, tracking props and creating preset lists based on rehearsal reports and stage management requirements, running a backstage crew position during performances, assisting with changeover and load-in procedures for productions and special events, and cleaning/updating/maintaining props/props inventory.

The Props Apprentice will also assist in designing props and some scenic elements for the Educational Youth Theatre Workshops. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-July 22nd (8 Weeks)


 Electrics

Electrics Apprentice will work with the Master Electrician and designers on a variety of different projects during the summer season.

Duties include: Assisting the master electrician with light hang and focus for multiple productions in several different venues, assisting with electrics maintenance and production notes throughout the runs, helping with load-in procedures for special events and productions, and running backstage crew positions as assigned by the production stage manager. Apprentice will also run Summer Sunday Cabaret Series and assist in lighting design and board operation for the Educational Youth Theatre Workshops. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-July 22nd (8 Weeks)


 Sound

The Sound Apprentice will work with the sound supervisor and designers on a variety of different projects during the summer season.

Duties include: Supporting the sound supervisor with setup for multiple productions in several different venues, assisting with sound maintenance and production notes throughout the runs, helping with load-in procedures for special events and productions, and running backstage crew positions as assigned by the production stage manager.

The Sound Apprentice will also assist in sound design and board operation for the Educational Youth Theatre Workshops and run Summer Sunday Cabaret Series. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-July 22nd (8 Weeks)


 Charge Artist / Scenic Painter

The Charge Artist Apprentice will work with LDTC’s Lead Scenic Artist and designers on a variety of different projects during the summer season.

Duties include: Ensuring sets and scenic pieces/props are painted and finished as per discussions with the Lead Charge Artist, artistic director, director, and designers according to the load-in schedule, assisting with changeovers and load-in procedures for productions and/or special events, and cleaning and maintaining paint supplies, scenic painting areas, and other backstage areas.

Charge Artist Apprentice will also assist on various scenic elements for the Educational Youth Theatre Workshops throughout the summer contract.

To Apply:

·       Letter of Interest

·       Resume

·       1 Position Available – May 28th-June 24th (4 Weeks)