Pope Professional Apprenticeship Program

The Phoenix Theatre Company apprenticeship program is designed for aspiring theatre artists to bridge the gap between studying theatre and attaining work experience while under the tutelage of industry professionals. While emphasizing in a particular field the apprenticeship program also enables the exploration of theatre, giving an in-depth view into career paths apprentices may not have considered; all while building a network of professional connections to help jumpstart a career.

The Phoenix Theatre Company, a LOA LORT D Theatre and Arizona’s largest professional regional theatre produces shows in both a 380-seat proscenium space and a 250-seat black box space, for an exciting versatile season. Located in the heart of the Central Arts District close to downtown, our beautiful 14-acre campus includes three theaters, a restaurant and bar, rehearsal halls, administrative offices, and costume, scenic, prop, lighting, and paint shops, all on one site.

The Phoenix Theatre Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, The Phoenix Theatre Company provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or status in any status protected by federal, state, or local law.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. The Phoenix Theatre Company will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any circumstances.

We are eager to cultivate a broad and inclusive field of applicants. The Phoenix Theatre Company is committed to building a diverse community of staff, volunteers, and apprentices. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The Pope Professional Apprentice Program offers practical applications in multiple career fields including Scenic Painting, Properties, Costumes, Lighting, Wardrobe, Sound, and Stage Management. This program is yearlong, starting August/September with flexible start and end dates and offers opportunities for growth in the applicant’s field of concentration. Private, single occupancy housing is provided for out-of-town apprentices.

The Phoenix Theatre Company developed and operates within a robust Covid safety system. Safety systems include: weekly testing for those working with AEA actors free of charge at the theatre and mask adherence. We require all apprentices to be fully vaccinated/up to date for in person work. All systems will be assessed and nimble based on AEA/CDC and state guidelines.

Applications start being accepted every spring. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to associate production manager Tyler Welden, t.welden@phoenixtheatre.com, along with the department you are interested in applying for.