Administrative Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Intro


The 2024–25 Administrative Apprenticeship Program Application is open until May 8.

Interested in learning more about the Administrative Apprenticeship Program before applying? Join us for a virtual information session* on either Tuesday, April 9 or Wednesday, April 17. Attendees will learn more about the program’s structure, application process, and hear directly from current City Center apprentices.

*Attendance at an information session is not required to apply for the program.

Register for the April 9 Session

Register for the April 17 Session

Apprenticeships Description

Whether you are an early-career arts professional or beginning a career change, you can build your knowledge and experience in arts administration with an apprenticeship at City Center.

Receive on-the-job training and learn about the daily operations of a nonprofit performing arts center while working alongside experienced arts administrators.

Our nine-month program offers you plenty of hands-on learning opportunities in Dance Programming, Development, Education & Community Engagement, Finance, and Marketing & Design.

The program runs from September to May and includes paid training. Apprentices are paid $17 per hour for 24 hours a week. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. Weekly schedules vary by department. Need-based scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 8 at 11:59pm.

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Through the programs, apprentices will:

  • Work directly with a department supervisor and colleagues 
  • Build a professional network, engage in career planning, and expand their understanding of nonprofit structure under the guidance of a designated mentor from another department
  • Attend seminars with City Center staff and artists
  • Participate in a three-day paid orientation
  • Participate in City Center's staff initiatives, including employee resource groups, workshops, and all-staff meetings
  • Attend rehearsals and performances, when possible
  • Complete a solo project in their area of focus
  • Deliver a final group presentation to City Center staff

Qualified program candidates will possess:

  • A compelling connection to the program’s mission and purpose
  • Current authorization to work in the US
  • A willingness to learn
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to take direction and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Comfort with computer work and phone use
  • Flexible availability that includes some nights and weekends
  • Some previous experience or education in the field for which you apply
  • Ability to carry 25 pounds 

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Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 8 at 11:59pm.

Apply Here

Have questions about how to craft your cover letters and resumes? Feel free to review this list of best practices and other tips and suggestions.

Please note: This document is an optional resource and does not serve as a requirement for the City Center apprentice program application. Additionally, this list is not comprehensive and there are many online resources that can further assist in material preparation.