The Apprentice Program provides aspiring arts professionals with a season-long residency at The Lark. Apprentices join our small staff in an arts administration experience supporting visionary playwrights and stories that reflect the vibrancy and complexity of our community. Apprentices will be paid an hourly rate of $15, and are expected to work an average of 25 hours per week. Apprentices must provide for their living, housing, relocation, and transportation expenses.
The 2020-2021 apprentice program will run from September 9, 2020 - June 30, 2021.
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 with a mission that centers Equity, Access, and Inclusion. Throughout the season, apprentices will also have the opportunity to attend weekly "Artist Hours", which are gatherings with their fellow apprentices and an invited industry guest that serve as a chance to get to know and learn from a diverse group of people working in the arts.
Apprentices are expected to commit to being at The Lark through the season, and to be available to work an average of 25 hours per week with a planned schedule Monday-Friday (specific hours are indicated in the descriptions). While apprentices must provide for their living, housing and transportation expenses, they will be paid at the rate of $15/hr. Apprentices can learn more about the expectations and benefits of being an apprentice by reading through the Apprentice expectations document below.
Each apprentice will join a particular department and be given significant and specific responsibilities within that department. Our current apprentice positions include Artistic Programs (two positions available), Communications, Development, and Theater Management. Read specific descriptions of each position here!
How to Apply
Applications for the 2020-2021 Apprenticeship Program are due by midnight on March 30, 2020.
- A cover letter that includes why you are interested in The Lark, your long and/or short term career goals and how you think the program could help you achieve them, how your values influence your work, and why you are interested in the specific apprentice positions you are applying for.
- A professional work resume.
- A letter of recommendation. This does not need to be written for The Lark specifically and you are welcome to reuse a recommendation written for another opportunity.
Apprentice Information Session
On February 18th at 6pm ET The Lark will be livestreaming an information session on the Apprentice Program. We will provide a program overview, talk through the application process, hear from previous Lark apprentices, and answer questions. Tune in via The Lark's Facebook or Instagram. If you have topics you'd like us to cover or questions you would like us to answer, tweet @LarkTheatre.
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