Apprenticeships

New York City Center is committed to training the next generation of creative, passionate arts professionals and to building pathways to careers in the arts for candidates from underrepresented communities. Each year, we offer an Administrative Apprenticeship Program for early-career individuals to apprentice in our Education, Development, Marketing and Programming departments. In conjunction with the 2018 Encores! Off-Center season, City Center launched a new Creative Apprenticeship Program for early-career individuals to apprentice in Costume, Lighting, Scenic, and Sound Design.

Aiming to reflect the diversity of New York City, we encourage applicants with a unique perspective inclusive of race, color, religion, familial status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and intellectual and physical ability to apply.

Through these programs, Apprentices will:

  • Work directly with a mentor in their area of focus.
  • Meet with City Center staff and artists.
  • Participate in a paid training.
  • Receive professional development workshops.
  • Observe rehearsals and performances, when possible.
  • Deliver a final presentation to City Center staff.

NEW YORK CITY CENTER
SUMMER CREATIVE APPRENTICESHIPS
 
In conjunction with the 2019 Encores! Off-Center season, City Center is searching for a creative, passionate, early-career individuals to apprentice in Choreography or Directing, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Music Direction, Scenic Design, and Sound Design. Committed to building pathways to careers in the arts and aiming to reflect the diversity of New York City, we encourage applicants with a unique perspective inclusive of race, color, religion, familial status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and intellectual and physical ability to apply.

Dates
June through August, including a paid training.  Apprentices work 30 hours per week. Specific start/end dates and weekly schedules vary by department.

Compensation
Apprentices are compensated $15/hour for 30 hours, totaling $450 per week.

Job Description

Choreography: The Choreography Apprentice will work closely with the Choreographer and Associate of each Off-Center production. They will attend all rehearsals and be present for production meetings throughout rehearsals and tech. The Choreography Apprentice will provide note-taking support and may be asked to stand in for dancers who are not present while choreography is being reviewed. The Apprentice will gain an intimate look into how a Choreographer and Director collaborate to synthesize their work, and how time is managed within a truncated rehearsal process.

Directing: The Directing Apprentice will work closely with the Director and Associate of each Off-Center production. They will attend all rehearsals and be present for production meetings throughout rehearsal and tech. The Directing Apprentice will provide note-taking support, may be asked to run lines with actors, or stand in for actors who are not present while blocking is being reviewed. The Apprentice will gain an intimate look into how a Director synthesizes dynamics between all creative departments and manages time within a truncated rehearsal process.

Costume Design: The Costume Design Apprentice will work closely with the Costume Designer and Assistant Costume Designer, assisting with research, shopping and returns, costumes rentals, fittings, and coordinating with Stage Management. The Apprentice will take notes during rehearsals and attend dress rehearsals. Duties may also include receipt collection and reconciliation, documentation of fitting photos, and maintaining the “costume bible.”

Lighting Design: The Lighting Apprentice will work closely with the Lighting Designer and Assistant Lighting Designer during the tech process for three Encores! Off-Center productions. Through this program, the Lighting Apprentice will gain insight into the lighting design, technical and archiving process of a fast-paced musical theater festival. Specific responsibilities will include working with the Assistant Lighting Designer to create and maintain lighting paperwork and archives for each production, provide day to day onsite support for the lighting team, as well as organizational and administrative support.

Music Directing: The Music Directing Apprentice will work closely with the Off-Center Music Director and the Music Directors of each individual production. The Apprentice will attend meetings with the creative team, orchestra rehearsals, the sitzprobe, and tech throughout the production process. The Apprentice will also assist in the rehearsal process as a rehearsal pianist. In this position, the Apprentice will gain an understanding of how a music department functions within a theater festival and gain hands-on experience in the craft of music direction.

Scenic Design: The Scenic Design Apprentice will work closely with the Scenic Designer and the Assistant Scenic Designer in support of Encores! Off-Center productions. Through this program, the Scenic Apprentice will gain insight into the scenic design process in a fast-paced musical theater festival. Specific responsibilities will include working with the Assistant Scenic Designer to create and maintain scenic paperwork and archives for each production, provide day to day onsite support for the scenic team, as well as organizational and administrative support.

Sound Design: The Sound Design Apprentice will work closely with the Sound Designer and Assistant Sound Designer in support of Encores! Off-Center productions. Through this program, the Sound Apprentice will gain insight into the sound design process in a fast-paced musical theater festival. Specific responsibilities will include working with the Assistant Sound Designer to create and maintain sound paperwork and archives for each production, provide day to day onsite support for the sound team, as well as organizational and administrative support.

Equal Opportunity Employer
City Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment) based upon any protected characteristic. City Center does not discriminate for reasons of race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, membership in a domestic partnership, veterans or uniform service member status, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic or national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, history of domestic violence or assault, caregiver status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state and local laws. City Center ensures equal and fair treatment of any employee or applicant with known mental or physical disabilities.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MARCH 24 @ 11:59 PM