Williamston Theatre Apprenticeship Program 2019-2020

The Williamston Theatre is seeking applicants for its 2019-2020 Season Apprenticeship Program. There are two available positions: the first running June 2019-June 2020, the second running August 2019-August 2020. This program is designed for a highly motivated and hard-working college graduate who is interested in launching their career in the theatre world. The Apprenticeship Position seeks to provide a bridge between the classroom and the professional realm.

Through the course of the program, the apprentice will gain hands-on experience by fulfilling a variety of roles and duties, including production assistant to the stage manager, assistant to designers, support staff for the managing director and development director, box office staff, house manager and general building maintenance.

The Williamston Theatre works with professionals in a myriad of fields, both from the Michigan theatre community and abroad and thus provides the apprentice with invaluable contacts, as well as professional resume credits. Those who are interested can also apply for EMC points and earn them through the course of the Williamston Theatre’s six-show season. The position pays $300 per week.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Backstage/Tech experience (including scenic construction, lighting, costume maintenance)
  • An eagerness to learn
  • The dedication to work closely with the small group of tight-knit Williamston Theatre staff
  • A patron-focused attitude
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • An interest in Arts Management, Production/Design, Stage Management or Technical Direction

Interested Applicants should send a cover letter and resume, along with two letters of recommendation to: Williamston Theatre, Attn: Tony Caselli, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston, MI 48895. Applicants can also email their application as a single .pdf document to: tony@williamstontheatre.org.

Applications will be accepted from January 1 – February 28, 2019. Interviews will be conducted in March 2019, with offers following shortly thereafter.


All productions for the 2018-2019 Season have been cast. General auditions for the 2019-2020 Season will be held in spring of 2019.

If you are interested in having your headshot and resume on file, you may send it to:
Tony Caselli, Artistic Director
Williamston Theatre
122 S. Putnam St.
Williamston, MI 48895

Williamston Theatre Apprenticeship Program

Apprentices have been hired for the 2018-2019 Season. Applications will be accepted from January 1 – February 28, 2019 for the 2019-2020 Season. Interviews will be conducted in March 2019. Check this page in late 2018 for information on submitting a resume for consideration.