The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center seeks an Producing Apprentice for Spring/Summer 2018. Apprenticeship will begin January 2, 2018, and end August 17, 2018.
Duties – This Apprentice will be highly involved in summer staffing, union contract administration, preparing payroll, casting, tracking paperwork, and contracting. The Associate Producer’s office is the liaison between the institution and the artists, thus the Apprentice will have direct contact with both artists and the administrative offices at the O’Neill, with a particular focus on the General Management and Business Offices and the National Directors Fellowship. In the summer, Apprentice will be one of the first points of contact for the hundreds of professional artists coming through the O’Neill’s doors.
All O’Neill apprentices will work 5-7 days per week and share ”on-call” duties for the National Theater Institute and other O’Neill activities. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis, and will include closing/opening facilities, driving guest artists, responding to emergencies, etc. Additionally, all O’Neill apprentices will be asked to drive company vans and cars locally and regionally.
Qualifications – The ideal candidate is interested in a career in theater administration. This position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to skillfully handle sensitive material, and proficiency with Microsoft Office (MS Excel, Word, etc.). Candidates must be able to work independently and handle numerous projects simultaneously, dealing positively and tactfully with a variety of assignments and personalities. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who is comfortable working long days. Must have valid driver’s license with clean record, congenial personality, excellent phone manner, attention to detail, and sense of humor.
Benefits – Apprentice will receive room and board, in addition to a $150 weekly stipend. Ample opportunities are available to attend performances and production meetings, watch rehearsals, and attend production related activities. Apprentice is invited to attend all theater performances with the National Theater Institute throughout the semester, including trips to New York and regional theater. Apprentice will have the opportunity to audit one National Theater Institute class should he/she wish. The apprentice may have the opportunity to travel to conferences to recruit summer staff and interns with the Associate Producer.