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The 2016-17 Apprentice team at an Artist Hour with playwright Lynn Nottage. (From left to right: Sasha Sharova, Alexandra Gonzales, Lynn Nottage, Zoë Rhulen, Kimille Howard, Nissy Aya)
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Applications for 2019-2020 are now open!  All applications will be due on March 17, 2019.

The apprentice program provides aspiring arts professionals with a season-long September through June residency at The Lark.  Apprentices will join Lark’s small staff in an arts administration experience supporting visionary playwrights and stories that reflect the vibrancy and complexity of our community. Apprentices do not receive wages, but in 2019-2020 will receive a monthly stipend of $1000 to help offset the costs of being an apprentice. 

The 2018-19 ApprenticesThe 2015-16 Apprentice team meets in the office.The 2016-17 Apprentice team with Van Lier New Voices Playwriting Fellow Donja R. LoveThe 2014-15 Apprentice teamArtist Hour with Playwright Dominique MorriseauInfo

The Program

The apprenticeships are designed to serve as a bridge to the professional world by providing firsthand experience in the Lark process, training and experience in arts administration and exposure to the inner workings of an arts organization.

Throughout the season, apprentices will have the opportunity to attend approximately weekly gatherings with their fellow apprentices and an invited industry guest as an opportunity to get to know and learn from a diverse group of people working in the arts. While apprentices must provide for their living, housing and transportation expenses they will be paid stipends of $1000 per month to help offset those costs.

Apprentices are expected to commit to being at The lark September 4, 2019 - July 3, 2020 and to be available to work an average of 25 hours per week with a set schedule Monday-Friday (specific hours are indicated in the descriptions). To read about the expectations and benefits of a Lark apprenticeship, open the document below. 

Apprenticeship Positions

Each apprentice will join a particular department and be given significant and specific responsibilities within that department. Our current apprentice positions include Artistic Programs, Artistic Programs (Roundtables & Casting Focus), Communications, Development, and Theater Management. To read specific descriptions of this positions, click here.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2019-2020 season are due by midnight on March 17, 2019.   To apply please e-mail the following four documents in one PDF to Anna Kull:

  1. A completed application.  To download the application, open the document below.   
  2. A cover letter that includes why you are interested in the Lark, your goals for participating in Lark’s apprenticeship program, and how your values and work aligns with The Lark’s goal of creating an equitable organization. If you are applying for specific apprenticeship positions please describe why those are of greatest interest to you.
  3. A professional work resume
  4. A letter of recommendation (this can also be sent separately to  Please have recommender include your name in the subject line).  The recommendation does not have to be written for The Lark specifically.  Please feel free to submit a recommendation that was written for another opportunity.


Read More about Each Apprenticeship Position