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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 2018-2019 are now open.  The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.

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 will receive a monthly stipend of $800. 

The 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 MorriseauLark Apprentices throwing the End of Year Party!Info

The apprenticeships are designed to serve as a bridge between an educational setting and 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 his or her living, housing and transportation expenses they will be paid stipends of $800 per month to help offset those costs.

Apprentices are expected to commit to working September 5, 2018 - July 3, 2019 and to be available to work 30 hours per week with a regular 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. 

How to Apply

The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 season is May 1, 2018. 

Download the application form below.

 With your application, please attach/include (1) a cover letter that includes why you are interested in the Lark, your goals for participating in Lark’s apprenticeship program, your personal commitment to equity and, if you are applying for specific apprenticeship positions, please describe why those are of greatest interest to you (2) a professional work resume and (3) a letter of recommendation.  The letter of recommendation also be sent separately to  Please have recommender include your name in the subject line.  The recommendation does not have to be for The Lark specifically.  Feel free to submit a recommendation that was written for another opportunity.

Email completed form, cover letter and resume in one document to

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, Communications, Development, Roundtables & Casting, and Theater Management. To read specific descriptions of this positions, click here.


Read More about Each Apprenticeship Position