Apprenticeship Program 2017

Weathervane 2010

Weathervane Playhouse has a tradition in training young artists in the areas of backstage or technical theatre. This training is a hands-on experience with growing professionals in the business. This tradition has become known as the Weathervane Playhouse Apprentice Program.

The apprentice program is an unpaid educational adventure that is an invaluable experience in learning the business of theatre, the mechanics of putting on a production, honing and learning new skills and observing professionals in their craft. A fully hands-on learning experience, that is cultivated in real-job application. Many of our apprentices have gone on to have very successful careers in theatre, film and other areas.

We offer 3 different Apprenticeship programs during the course of the year: Fall, Winter & Summer. Our Fall and Winter apprenticeships are a smaller group of selected students. Our Summer group is a large competitive selection from students all over the area who assist us with our Summer Season of 5 productions in just 12 weeks.

Weathervane Apprentices are encouraged to participate in tech week, and strike. Among the benefits of our Apprentice program are 2 complimentary tickets to the productions the student is working on, and a credit or discount for a WYART class. 

You must be 14 years of age or older to apply.

Summer 2017 is  Accepting Applications

Deadline for Summer 2017 is: April 25.

Click here to download an application. Applications may be sent via email to pm@weathervaneplayhouse.org or by regular mail to:

Weathervane Playhouse
P.O. Box 607
Newark, OH 43058

Letters of recommendation may be sent separately.

If you would like to be involved at Weathervane, but do not want to commit to an apprentice position at this time, please send your contact information, resume or brief explanation of your background and your interests in working with Weathervane Playhouse to pm@weathervaneplayhouse.org.

Weathervane Playhouse enforces a zero-tolerance policy for some behaviors/items. Weapons, controlled substances, substances illegal for minors, theft, and behavior interpreted by Weathervane Playhouse as violent, disruptive, destructive, harassing, bullying, or aggressive will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the program as well.

If you have any questions about the application and apprentice program, please feel free to email our Production Manager at pm@weathervaneplayhouse.org.