Williamston Theatre Apprenticeship Program 2017-2018

The Williamston Theatre is seeking applicants for its 2017-2018 Season Apprenticeship Program). There are two available positions: the first running May 2017-May 2018, the second running August 2017-August 2018. 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, 2017. Interviews will be conducted in March 2017, with offers following shortly thereafter.


General Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season were held in March 2016. Call backs were held during the summer of 2016. Full casting has been completed for the 2016-2017 Season. Headshots and resumes may be submitted to Artistic Director Tony Caselli throughout the year for future seasons and occasional special projects.