Now Accepting Applications for the 2024 Summer Season!My name is Wyatt Nyman, and I am the Production Manager for The Glimmerglass Festival. At Glimmerglass, we are committed to educating and mentoring the next generation of theater professionals in an inclusive and welcoming environment. The Festival is a summer destination in Upstate New York where people from across the country and the world come to experience world-class opera, musical theater, and cultural events in a beautiful, relaxing setting. We invite students and early career professionals to apply today for one of our highly competitive paid apprenticeships!
 All Apprentices are Paid $15.00/hr + OT and Receive Free Housing. 
Program OverviewApprenticeship DescriptionsProgram Poster
 Why Be an Apprentice at The Glimmerglass Festival?The Spark Notes version!
 The Program offers nearly 60 Apprenticeships in 30 different specialties in the Theatre/Opera Industry ranging from positions in Artistic Operations, General Administration, and a wide range of Technical Production opportunities.

All earn an hourly wage ($15.00/hr) and are eligible for overtime after 40 hours. All are provided with housing by the company (estimated $750 monthly savings), and have access to transportation to and from work, should they need it, by our Company Management Department.All are given a minimum of one day off per week, 30-60 minute meal breaks every four to six hours, as well as periodic 15-minute breaks.

In addition to the mandatory safety, policies, and EDI orientation upon arrival, we provide a wide range of weekly seminars, workshops, and training throughout the summer season, directly aimed at the interests of the Apprentices. These additional learning opportunities include workshops about resume/portfolio building, communication skills, handling hazardous materials, financial intelligence, stress mitigation strategies, theatrical weapon safety, and many more.

The Glimmerglass Festival is entering its 49th presenting season and has connections throughout the country and world, including The Metropolitan Opera, Cirque du Soleil, Broadway and Off-Broadway, regional theaters, cruise lines, touring companies, and SO many more throughout the country – inside the industry and out.     Apply Today
2024 Apprenticeship Opportunities 
2024 Artistic Administration Apprenticeships:Artistic Administration (2) Late May – Late AugMusic Library (1) Late May – Late AugMusic Operations (2) Early June – Late Aug

2024 Company Administration Apprenticeships:Box Office (2) Mid June – Late AugCommunications (2) Early June – Late AugCompany Management (5) Early May – Late AugDevelopment (3) Early June – Late AugFinance (1) Early May – Late AugFront of House (1) Late May – Late AugGeneral Management (2) Early June – Late Aug2024 Production Apprenticeships:Audio/Video Engineering (2) Late May – Late AugCostume Admin (1) Mid-May – Late AugCostume Crafts (2) Mid May – Early AugCostume Design (1) Late May – Early AugCostume Stitcher (4) Early June – Late AugDramaturgy/Titles (1) Early June – Late AugElectrics (3) Mid May – Late AugHair & Makeup (2) Early June – Late AugLighting Supervision (1) Late May – Late AugProduction Admin (1) Early May – Late AugProperties (1) Early May – Late JulyProperties Paints (1) Early May – Mid AugRigging (1) Early May – Late JulyScene Design (1) Mid May – Mid AugScenic Carpentry (1) Early May – Late AugScenic Painting (2) Mid May – Late July/AugStage Management (1) Late May – Late AugStage Operations (4) Mid-May – Late AugTechnical Direction (1) Early May – Late AugWardrobe (2) Mid-June – Late Aug
FREE Info Sessions Available! 
We offer info sessions at no charge to educational organizations (colleges, universities, vocational programs, etc.). We are happy to schedule a resume/cover letter workshop with a group of your students in pairing with a short information session about The Glimmerglass Festival and what we do! Interested!? Click here to schedule a session (availability is limited!).

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out (you can respond to this email!). Looking forward to seeing some great applications!
Download the 2024 Glimmerglass Festival Apprenticeship Poster