Apprentice Program

Theatre SilCo’s Apprenticeship Program provides opportunities for early career professionals to gain on-the-job training in their field of interest. The program bridges the gap between the educational and professional world by providing work experience and credits that help build resumes and skills. Apprentices team up with departmental supervisors who serve as mentors and support them during their time at Theatre SilCo.

Apprenticeship Details

  • Theatre SilCo Apprentices earn a weekly meal stipend of $300.00
    Housing provided.
  • Travel or travel stipends provided as needed.
  • Free public transportation available with local bus shuttles.

Available Apprenticeships

  • Acting/Performance Apprenticeships 
  • Production Apprenticeships
  • Education Apprenticeships
  • Administrative Apprenticeships

To apply for
2023 Summer Apprenticeships

2023 Available Apprenticeships

Positions available: 2

(1) Company Management Apprentice – Length of apprenticeship: 5/28-8/20 (12 weeks)
Company Management is responsible for supporting the visiting artists that serve our productions. The Apprentice will be responsible for assisting the Company Manager with day-to-day tasks including performing general office duties, arranging travel, preparing employee housing, running departmental errands, assisting with company events, and being on call for emergencies.

This position requires exceptional organizational, communication, and time management skills as well as a passion for artist care. Ideal candidates should have a positive attitude, a personable sense of humor, and an interest in company management or hospitality. Candidate must also have a valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle background check. The nature of the duties of this apprenticeship may require heavy lifting/carrying items up or down stairs

(1) Patron Services Apprentice – Length of apprenticeship: 6/4-9/10 (14 weeks)
The Apprentice will serve in the box office, assist in patron development efforts, assist with volunteer management and training, 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.  Ideal candidates should have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate with others effectively and professionally under pressure, excellent phone and computer skills, as well as an interest in box office and front of house services. Database and customer service experience is a plus.


Positions available: 3

Length of apprenticeship: 6/5-8/13 (10 weeks)

During the summer, the Education Staff is responsible for a number of skills and performance based camps, including:
Playmakers camp (preK & Kindergarten)
3-wk High School Musical Jr. performance camp ( 5th-10th graders)
3-wk Finding Nemo Jr. musical performance camp (rising 1st-8th graders)
Theatre Movement(1st-10th graders)
Best of Broadway

Education Apprentices will assist the Seasonal Education Manager with the execution and instruction for these programs. They will serve as camp staff for Theatre SilCo’s Summer Youth Workshops. The program entails teaching children from Pre-K 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. 

Special Note: In accordance with national standards and practices, all potential education apprentices are subject to a federal background check.

Positions available: 5

(1) Stage management apprentice – Length of apprenticeship: 5/29-7/30 (9 weeks)

The Stage Management Apprentice will report to the Production Manager and will have the opportunity to serve as the PA/Crew for Head Over Heels 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. Outside of rehearsals and performances, this Apprentice may observe and assist the Production Manager with production related tasks or errands. 
This position requires exceptional organizational, communication, and time management skills as well as a passion for artist care. Ideal candidates should be able to multitask in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining a good attitude.

(2) Production apprentices – Length of apprenticeship: 5/29-8/20 (12 weeks)

The Production Apprentice will work with Theatre SilCo’s Director of Production and Assistant Technical Director and designers on a variety of different projects during the summer season. Duties include assisting on scenic building and painting, assisting with light hang and focus for multiple productions in two different venues, assisting with electrics, sound, and scenic load-in, maintenance and production notes throughout the runs, helping with cleaning and maintaining all tech areas and backstage areas, helping with load-in procedures for special events and productions, and running backstage crew positions as assigned by the the Production Manager. Apprentice may also assist in board operation and change over for the Educational Youth Theatre Workshops and special events as needed. 

Candida must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

(2) Costume apprentices – Length of apprenticeship: 6/4-8/20 (11 weeks)

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.  

Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs.


Positions available: 4
Length of apprenticeship: 6/4-7/23 (7 weeks)
Show title: Head Over Heels
(must be a strong singer and dancer)


The Acting/Performance apprentices will play ensemble roles in our production of Head Over Heels. We are looking for strong singers and dancers only. Apprentices may also have the opportunity to understudy principal roles under the supervision of the show’s director and choreographer. Apprentices may also perform as part of the National Repertory Orchestra 4th of July concert, pre-show performances, and other marketing and development events as assigned. EMC points will be awarded for this apprenticeship. 

To apply:

Complete Apprenticeship Application (found in purple section above)
Attach one PDF including:
Letter of interest 
Headshot & performance résumé
Provide video links with the following content:
A brief monologue
A 32-bar cut of music (Pop preferred)
A brief movement reel
Optional: link to website


SilCo is a proud equal opportunity employer. No person shall be excluded from the services of the organization because of race, color, religious beliefs, sex, age, gender orientation, national origin, or physical or mental disability.