CATCO offers paid Apprenticeships in Artist Education, Carpentry, lighting/sound, and stage management:
 

The Apprenticeship program is designed to help recent college graduates bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds. They are full-season, full-time experiences that are custom-tailored to best serve the individual apprentice while meeting the needs of the company.

ARTIST EDUCATION APPRENTICESHIP: Participants duties include:

A) Performing supporting/leading roles in two of the CATCO is Kids productions at the Vern Riffe Center in addition to understudying and/or performing in a minimum of two CATCO productions at the Vern Riffe Center. 

B) Crew member/usher for CATCO is Kids and CATCO performances that you were not on-stage for

C) Participating in Artist Education Training and teaching in Columbus City Schools

D) Participating in Ohio Attorney General's Finding Words Program

E) Social Media marketing assistance for CATCO and CATCO is Kids productions

F) Participation in CATCO is Kids Saturday Morning Musical classes

G) Participation in CATCO is Kids Audition Classes

COSTUME APPRENTICESHIP: The Apprentice will assist the Costume Studio Manager in all areas of costume construction, fitting, and maintenance, as well as serving as wardrobe master for several productions during the season. The Apprentice will have the opportunity to see the design and execution processes from the beginning through strike, will work with a variety of professional designers, and will have the opportunity to act as assistant designer for at least one production. The Apprentice will also have responsibilities that will include work in the areas of lighting, sound, administration, and run crews, although the primary focus will be costume construction. We tailor our program to address the interests of our Apprentices and provide opportunities that will challenge and strengthen their technical, creative, and problem solving skills.

LIGHTING/SOUND APPRENTICESHIP: The Apprentice will assist the Master Electrician/Sound Engineer in all areas sound and lighting, as well as serving as run crew for several productions during the season. The Apprentice will have the opportunity to see the design and execution processes from the beginning through strike and will work with a variety of professional designers. The Apprentice will have opportunities and responsibilities with both the main stage and children’s productions. The Apprentice will also have responsibilities that will include work in the areas of scenery, props, and administration although the primary focus will be lighting and sound. We tailor our program to address the interests of our Apprentices and provide opportunities that will challenge and strengthen their technical, creative, and problem solving skills. 

STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICESHIP: The Apprentice will assist the Staff Equity Stage Manager in all aspects of managing our five-show season. The Apprentice will have the opportunity to see the production processes from the beginning through strike, will work with a variety of professional designers, actors, and directors, and will have the opportunity to experience the workings of an Equity theatre. The Apprentice will act as Assistant Stage Manager for the majority of the season, and will be eligible to earn points towards Equity Membership. The Apprentice will also have responsibilities that will include work in the areas of lighting, sound, administration, and run crews, although the primary focus will be stage management. We tailor our program to address the interests of our Apprentices and provide opportunities that will challenge and strengthen their technical, creative, and problem solving skills.

TECHNICAL DIRECTION/CARPENTRY APPRENTICESHIP: The Apprentice will assist the Technical Director in all areas of scenery construction, as well as serving as run crew for several productions throughout the season. The apprentice will learn about scenic construction, basic carpentry, metal fabrication, shop maintenance, and other Technical Director duties. Such tasks will include finance/budgeting, engineering builds, developing relationships with clients, and material sourcing/ordering. The Apprentice will have the chance to see the design and execution processes from the beginning through strike and the relationship that directors and designers have with the Technical Director. The Apprentice will have responsibilities and opportunities with both the main stage and children’s productions. We tailor our program to address the interests of our apprentices and provide opportunities that will challenge and strengthen their technical, creative, and problem solving skills.
 

The Apprenticeships are full-time, full season ( September-June), and carry a $310.00 weekly stipend. Housing is not provided. If you wish to apply for one of our apprentice positions, please email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Joe Bishara
Associate Producing Director
jbishara@catco.org