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Apprenticeship Positions

 

Artistic Programs

The Artistic Program Apprentice works with the Director of Onsite Programs and Director of Submissions and Scouting as part of Lark’s artistic team and will receive hands-on experience with various methods of new play development through a wide range of programs designed to support artists working in a variety of ways.  Apprentice is expected to attend, observe, and provide artistic and administrative support (corresponding with artists, printing and preparing scripts, and assisting in the set-up and clean-up of meetings and events) for onsite artistic programs, including: Playwrights’ Week, Playwrights’ Workshop, private writers groups and writers’ retreats, public readings and more.  Additional responsibilities include processing play submissions and program applications, serving on the Lark’s Literary Wing, assisting groups of script readers and selection committees, and organizing and coordinating panels and mixers for Lark’s artistic community.  This position is a great opportunity for someone beginning a career in producing or arts administration to be an active part of supporting the work of artists and leaders of the field. Semi-regular evening availability (including bi-monthly Mondays) is required in addition to select daytime hours.

Artistic Programs 
(Roundtable Focus)

The Roundtable Artistic Programs Apprenticeship blends hands-on experience with new play development from a dramaturgical perspective with administrative aspects that support the art. The apprentice works with the Associate Program Director. Responsibilities include: offering support for Lark’s Roundtable Program (our 3-hour work sessions with playwrights that occur 1-5 times a week), including assistance in data flow, setting up and breaking down rooms for Roundtables, attending Roundtables and ‎taking notes during discussion, ‎corresponding with artists, printing and preparing scripts, and keeping our database and script library current. The Roundtable Artistic Programming will divide their time roughly equally between supporting Roundtables in action and providing administrative support to prepare for and follow up on Roundtables.  This position is a great opportunity for someone beginning a career in producing, dramaturgy, or arts administration providing opportunities to meet and engage with emerging and established playwrights taking an active part in supporting new work.   In addition to day time hours, position requires regular evening work and occasional weekend availability and will require a flexible schedule as the days and times change week to week. 

Communications

This apprentice works with the Director of Community Relationships as part of Lark’s communication team and will learn how a new play development center initiates communications, marketing and community engagement strategies from the ground up.  Responsibilities creating Lark’s monthly newsletter, managing Lark’s twitter and facebook accounts, creating e-blasts, writing press releases, collecting data, documenting programming with photography and video, working box office and getting to know the Lark community by attending readings, working front of house and engaging in conversations with them at the Lark and via social media. The Communications Apprentice also has the chance to develop and sharpen leadership skills by acting as the curator and facilitator of a semester-long Artist Hour Series.  This position is a great opportunity for someone interested in marketing and communications to get to know Lark’s dynamic community.  Interest in writing, filmmaking, PR, photography and/or social media is a plus!

Development

This apprentice works in and supports the Development Department.  With 98% of Lark’s income stemming from contributed revenue, the Development Department is central to Lark’s activities.  Identifying and raising sustainable, flexible funding is our focus as we strive to economically free playwrights to write while creating a safe environment away from marketing pressures.  Apprentice responsibilities include researching foundations, planning and supporting special events, drafting grant proposals, working with a donor database and interacting with and cultivating new and current donors.  The apprentice will attend strategy meetings with the Managing, Development and Artistic Directors, special events for donors, and other Lark activities. A successful apprentice is reliable, enthusiastic, organized, and carefully attentive to details.  This position provides the opportunity to learn more about producing, the language of fundraising, and to meet weekly with the Artistic Director and Managing Director.  It would be a good fit for an individual interested in gaining leadership, communication and advocacy skills.

Global Exchange

This apprenticeship works as part of the artistic team, supporting the Artistic Director. This apprentice is expected to manage relationships, research, observe, and provide artistic and administrative support (corresponding with artists, engaging in planning, taking and disseminating notes and reports and assisting in the set-up and clean-up of meetings and events) for artistic programs, including the Mexico-U.S. Word Exchange, Middle East America Program, hotINK, Eastern European and Russian Exchange Programs and more. Additional responsibilities include creating and disseminating reports on global programs, organizing projects, scheduling and coordinating partner meetings, upkeep of all program files, data inflow and working with the General Manager to support logistics for programming at the Lark.  This position is a great opportunity for someone interested in cultural exchange, strategic planning, exploring the global theatrical landscape and interfacing with a variety of theater companies and artists.  Spanish (or multiple) language skills are preferred.

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