Skyler Nowinski and Sun Mee Chomet in Janaki Ranpura’s An Ububu. Photo © Heidi Bohnenkamp, 2013.
The Playwrights’ Center casts over 300 roles a year with Equity and non-Equity actors. Actors are critical to the success of the 70+ play development workshops we do each year. Learn more about the actors’ experience at the Playwrights’ Center.
We do not currently have auditions scheduled. Click here for information about acting at Playwrights' Center and to check out audition sides.
ARTS EDUCATION APPRENTICESHIP (applications due by EOD, June 29, 2023):
The Arts Education apprenticeship at the Playwrights’ Center is a paid staff position that supports the educational programs of the Playwrights’ Center. Over the course of a year, the apprentice will serve as a teaching assistant to the membership and education department, assist with facilitation of regular monthly educational opportunities, copyedit articles, transcribe podcast and video content for the website, and gain an introductory understanding of developing and implementing learning resources for playwrights.
Ideal candidates will have a background in arts education and be pursuing it on their career path. Additionally, they will have strong editing skills, be comfortable with transcription and online note-taking, be familiar with Zoom and Google classroom, and have interest in or experience creating video content. Teaching or teaching assistant experience and social media marketing experience is a plus.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Both in-person and remote work will be possible in this position, in consultation with supervisors.
The apprenticeship is paid on an hourly basis (averaging 15 hours per week, and at $15/hour). Schedules allow for other part-time work. Applicants should be local as this is a part-time position and there is no housing or relocation stipend available.
- Assist staff in facilitation of regular monthly (virtual and local) educational seminars, classes, and workshop intensives.
- Provide technical and administrative support for teaching artists in and out of the classroom
- Provide communication with class participants around enrollment, participation, homework, and follow-up notes
- Copyedit educational articles
- Transcribe podcast and video content for the website
- Update constituent database (CRM) with class registrations
- Provide administrative support to the University Programs and Partnerships staff (e.g., research and brainstorming for educational programming).
- Collaborate with marketing team to promote upcoming educational events via social media
BENEFITS FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT
- Receive complimentary membership to the Playwrights’ Center and explore the benefits it provides.
- Attend weekly all-staff meetings.
- Learn how the Playwrights’ Center as an organization works, how programs are run, what the values of the organization are, and how the staff collaborates to execute all parts of the organization’s work. Observe how departments work together, where work intersects, and how staff approach strategic problem-solving.
- Work in and observe a non-profit theater arts service organization that values transparency and an artist-forward approach to their work.
- Attend regular check-ins with a supervisor who will assess your work, answer questions that come up for you, and offer additional support or resources as needed.
BENEFITS FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS
- NICE HEALTHCARE enrollment and benefits
- A supplement to health insurance
- Provides you (and anyone living in your home) with in-home and virtual nurse practitioner visits, non-emergency services (including x-rays), and prescription refills
- Option to work from home when it is necessary
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE APPRENTICESHIP
- Introduce yourself to people you want to know more (or ask the staff to make an introduction) and invite them to coffee or to a virtual meeting.
- We always recommend asking questions and letting PWC staff members—supervisors and staff in other departments—know about your interests, goals, and curiosities.
AFTER THE APPRENTICESHIP
- Receive a professional resume review for your own portfolio
- You may reach out to staff to be references for you in job searches and to write letters of recommendation.
- You will receive an additional free year of membership at the Playwrights’ Center.
- You will be added to our apprentice alumni database and may be connected to anyone in that cohort at any time.
- We will no doubt be in touch with you as the years go by to share job opportunities and keep you connected.
- Please stay in touch and let us know what you are up to.
NOTE: The Playwrights' Center is unable to provide housing to apprentices. At this time, the expectation is that apprentices plan to live within driving distance of the Playwrights' Center for the 2023-24 season.
APPLY: Please fill out this online application
Applications are due by EOD, Thursday, June 29, 2023
Artistic and Administrative Apprenticeships
Playwrights' Center offers year-long artistic and administrative apprenticeships to aspiring playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, theater arts administrators, or theater artists. Learn more here.