Technical Apprentice Opportunities

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TECHNICAL APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITIES  

The Technical Apprentice Program is an immersive, introduction to the world of professional theatre designed for current college students or recent high school graduates with limited experience.  The program challenges you to look at theatre in new and meaningful ways. Students in the apprentice program will spend the summer living, breathing, and creating theatre while working alongside production interns and professional staff on the Hangar’s shows.  In addition to the hands-on training, apprentices will receive feedback about their work and Master classes throughout the summer from members of the professional staff as well as other guests. Apprentices have returned in subsequent summers as interns and/or technical staff members. Apprenticeships run early June through early/mid August.  

Apprenticeships & Fellowships are tuition free but apprentices are responsible for their own daily living expenses and will be charged a fee for housing.  

Costume Shop/Wardrobe Apprenticeship
2-3 positions

The apprentices learn costume construction techniques by assisting with the building, altering, painting/dyeing of costumes for all Mainstage, KIDDStuff and Wedge productions. These apprentices learn wardrobe techniques by assisting with the running of costumes for Mainstage, KIDDStuff, and Wedge productions as needed.  

General responsibilities: 

  • Actor fittings
  • Restocking of costumes
  • Shopping
  • Dressing of actors
  • Presetting costumes
  • Executing quick changes
  • Maintaining cleanliness and organization of all costume and wardrobe areas.  

The Apprentice may assist in the running of Mainstage, KIDDStuff or Wedge productions as needed. 

Design Apprenticeship

Four apprentices will learn design techniques by assisting the Design Fellows with the designs for the KIDDStuff and Wedge productions. There will be one apprentice in each of the four major design areas (costumes, lights, sound, and scenery).  These four apprentices will work together to design the final KIDDStuff production. Apprentices will also assist in the load-in/hang/focus as appropriate for their particular area for the Mainstage, KIDDStuff, and Wedge productions.  Apprentices will also attend production meetings as well as design meetings.

Electrics Apprenticeship
3-4 positions

The apprentices learn theatre electrics techniques by assisting with the hanging and focusing of each Mainstage, KIDDStuff and Wedge production.

General responsibilities: 

  • Dimmer checks before performances
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Repairing and maintaining equipment as needed
  • Constructing and wiring of practicals
  • Prep work for changeovers
  • Maintaining cleanliness in all electrics areas
  • Programming and running the lighting console for Wedge Productions
  • Running followspots for Mainstage and/or KIDDStuff Productions, or serving as a deck electrician as needed.

Paint Apprenticeship
1-2 positions

These apprentices learn scenic painting techniques by assisting with the painting of all Mainstage, KIDDStuff, and Wedge productions.

General responsibilities: 

  • Mixing of colors and determination of techniques
  • Maintaining cleanliness and organization in all paint areas

Props Apprenticeship
1-2 positions

These apprentices learn stage prop techniques by assisting with the research, construction, purchasing, painting and borrowing of props for all Mainstage, KIDDStuff and Wedge productions.

General responsibilities: 

  • Preparing and executing strikes and load-ins
  • Maintaining cleanliness and organization in all props areas
  • Running Mainstage or KIDDStuff productions as needed.  

Scene Shop Apprenticeship
1-2 positions

These apprentices learn scenery construction techniques by assisting with the building, striking, and loading-in of scenery for each Mainstage, KIDDStuff and Wedge production.

General responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining cleanliness in all scenery areas
  • Running of Mainstage or KIDDStuff productions as needed. 

Sound Apprenticeship
1-2 positions

These apprentices learn theatre sound techniques by assisting with the hanging and patching of equipment for all Mainstage, KIDDStuff and Wedge productions.

General responsibilities: 

  • Sound checks before performances
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Repairing and maintaining equipment as needed
  • Prep work for changeovers
  • Maintaining cleanliness in all sound areas
  • Mixing sound playback for Wedge productions
  • Functioning backstage as Mic Technicians during Mainstage or KIDDStuff musicals
  • Running Mainstage or KIDDStuff productions as needed
  • Sound Apprentices also assist with Mainstage Electrics changeovers

Stage Management Apprenticeship 
3-4 positions

These apprentices will learn stage management techniques by serving as assistant stage managers for Wedge productions, Production Assistants for KIDDStuff productions, and Run Crew for Mainstage productions.  Apprentices will also attend production meetings as well as design meetings as available.

Technical Direction Apprenticeship
1-2 positions

These apprentices learn scenery construction and planning techniques by assisting the Technical Director with the building, striking, and loading-in of scenery for each Mainstage, KIDDStuff and Wedge production

General responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining cleanliness in all scenery areas
  • Drafting
  • Budgeting
  • Researching and identifying materials and items required for the productions
  • Running of Mainstage or KIDDStuff productions as needed.  

Apprentice will attend production meetings and design meetings as available.

Wardrobe Apprenticeship
1-2 positions

These apprentices learn wardrobe techniques by assisting with the running of costumes for Mainstage, KIDDStuff, and Wedge productions as needed.  

General responsibilities: 

  • Dressing of actors
  • Presetting costumes
  • Executing quick changes
  • Maintaining cleanliness and organization of dressing rooms and wardrobe areas

The apprentice will also work in the costume shop when not running shows.

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