ATP is now accepting applications for the D. Michael Dobbin Apprenticeship.
Interested in a career in theatre? We’ve got the perfect program for you! Our D. Michael Dobbin Apprentice Program is designed to give a newly graduated Grade 12 students the most immersive interdisciplinary experience in professional theatre in Calgary. Apprentices gain knowledge and a network of peers to help take them to the next level in their theatre education.
This is a paid apprenticeship for high school student graduating from grade 12 in 2020. The apprentice will be employed as full time ATP staff from September through April – including a modest bi-weekly honorarium. Other perks include tickets to each show in our season and their photo featured in our playbills, free monthly transit passes, and a $1000 bursary given at the completion of the term. They will also be given the opportunity to work as ushers and/or bartenders for extra pay.
The successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to apply, improve and develop new skills through a series of enhanced practical and job shadowing experiences in the administrative, artistic and production departments at ATP.
Apprentices can expect to work in the following areas:
Stage Management • Marketing & Communications • Resource Development • Play Development •Youth Engagement • Production • Prop Construction • Wardrobe • Design • Technical Theatre
Participants are selected by the Artistic Associate Community & Youth Engagement on the basis of their submitted material and personal interview. Participants are selected on the basis of competency, demonstrated interest, and assessed potential in professional theatre.
Applicants will be notified of their candidacy and scheduled for an interview. Interviews for the 2019-20 season D. Michael Dobbin Apprenticeship will take place in March 2019.
A successful candidate will be selected by April 1, 2019.
This program is for graduating high school students. Participant must be graduating high school at the end of the 2018/19 school year. Participants are selected on the basis of competency, demonstrated interest, and assessed potential in professional theatre.
Program Dates: Sept 2020 – April 2021