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The 2016-17 Apprentice team at an Artist Hour with playwright Lynn Nottage. (From left to right: Sasha Sharova, Alexandra Gonzales, Lynn Nottage, Zoë Rhulen, Kimille Howard, Nissy Aya)
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The apprentice program provides aspiring arts professionals with a season-long September through June residency at The Lark.  Apprentices will join Lark’s small staff in an arts administration experience supporting visionary playwrights and stories that reflect the vibrancy and complexity of our community.  Applications are for 2017-2018 will be open until May 7, 2017.  Apprentices will receive a monthly stipend of $660.  Apply today!

The 2015-16 Apprentice team meets in the office.The 2016-17 Apprentice team with Van Lier New Voices Playwriting Fellow Donja R. LoveThe 2014-15 Apprentice teamArtist Hour with Playwright Dominique MorriseauLark Apprentices throwing the End of Year Party!Info

The apprenticeships are designed to serve as a bridge between an educational setting and the professional world by providing firsthand experience in the Lark process, training and experience in arts administration and exposure to the inner workings of an arts organization.

Throughout the season, apprentices will have the opportunity to attend approximately weekly gatherings with their fellow apprentices and an invited industry guest as an opportunity to get to know and learn from a diverse group of people working in the arts. While apprentices must provide for his or her living, housing and transportation expenses they will be paid stipends of $660 per month to help offset those costs.

Apprentices are expected to commit to working August 30, 2017 – June 29, 2018 and to be available to work 30 hours per week with a regular schedule  Monday-Friday (specific hours are indicated in the descriptions). To read about the expectations and benefits of a Lark apprenticeship, open the document below. 

How to Apply

All applications for the 2017-18 season are due May 7, 2017. Applications should include a professional work resume, a letter of recommendation and a cover letter that states why you are interested in the Lark, your goals for participating in Lark’s apprenticeship program and your personal commitment to equity. If you are applying for specific apprenticeship positions please describe why those positions are of greatest interest to you. Email completed application form, cover letter and resume in one pdf to: Anna Kull, Director of Community Relationships at  Download the apprentice application by clicking on the icon below.  

Apprenticeship Positions

Each apprentice will join a particular department and be given significant and specific responsibilities within that department. Our current apprentice positions include Artistic Programs, Artistic Programs (Roundtable Focus), Communications, Development and Global Exchange. To read specific descriptions of this positions, click here.


Read More about Each Apprenticeship Position