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Lighting Apprenticeship (paid, full-time)

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will begin on March 1. Applications will not be considered after March 15. You must complete your application within three days of starting it for it to be processed.
Expected Duration: 12 weeks
Pay rate: $12/hour
In-Person Position: This is an in-person position. Applicants must be local to the DC metro area for the duration of their apprenticeship assignment.
Working with the Master Electrician to hang, focus, and maintain the rep plot for our summer season. Help to create atmospheric and special effects required for each production.
  • Run cable for lighting, video, and various technical needs
  • Assist in maintaining the rep plot, light board, and stage gear
  • Take on unique responsibilities as running crew for opera performances at The Barns
  • Prior stage lighting experience or equivalent experience
  • Basic understanding of safety required when working with electrical equipment
  • Must be comfortable on ladders and using lifts
For additional information, contact with questions.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that embraces and encourages different perspectives. We work to reflect and be representative of the communities in which we serve and in which we reside. Qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance or an accommodation in our job application processes should contact An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a background check and providing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants who cannot get vaccinated for bona fide disability or religious reasons should also contact HR at so they can determine if reasonable accommodations can be made.
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