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Electrics Apprentice

Trinity Repertory Company’s apprenticeship program offers intensive professional training at a Tony Award-winning regional theater. Apprentices are an integral part of our theater company and serve alongside our staff in artistic, administrative, and production-based departments. The apprentice program is looking for artists and professionals ages 21 and up who are hoping to launch careers in theater. Apprentices will learn on the job for approximately 35 weeks.   
To be considered for an apprenticeship, you must complete the online application in Paylocity. You will be prompted to upload the following documents: 
  • Professional Resume 
  • Cover Letter 
Applications without these attachments will not be considered. Depending on the department, references, portfolios, or writing samples may be requested. 
Details and Benefits:  
  • Housing accommodations 
  • Furnished housing with utilities provided (heat, electricity, water & Wi-Fi)  
  • Parking (at the house and theater)  
  • After deducting housing and taxes, at least $250/week* in pay  
*Exact amount depends on W4 Tax Withholding Form  
Additional Benefits:  
  • Complimentary tickets to all productions 
  • Invitation to opening night performances and reception  
  • Monthly professional development and seminar series  
  • Eligible for Trinity Rep health insurance – employee contribution is $15/week  
  • Staff discount on Trinity Rep concessions and merchandise  
  • Opportunity to take free acting classes  
  • Strong community of staff and former interns/apprentices 
Apprentices will not be able to work in other positions at the theater during their contracted 35 weeks, but overtime may be required on occasion and will be compensated at time + a half. Depending on their schedule, apprentices may be able to take additional work outside the theater as long as it does not interfere with their hours at Trinity Rep. 
Job Description: 
  • The Electrics Apprentice serves as an additional member of the lighting crew. This program requires a team player, an eagerness to learn, and a positive attitude. The apprentice will: 
  • Hang, circuit, focus, and strike light plots in both the Chace and Dowling theaters 
  • Participate in technical rehearsals for each production 
  • Perform lighting duties for various special events in and around the theater 
  • Assist a lighting designer in a main stage production 
  • Act as the light board operator and show runner for a main stage production (if schedule permits) 
Learning Objectives: 
  • The main objective of this program is to teach apprentices through hands-on experiences in a safe working environment. We make sure to offer direct opportunities to learn various skills including soldering, wiring practices, ETC Ion programming, and basic Vectorworks and Lightwright.