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Stagecraft Fellowship

CATEGORY: Technical

American Stage Theatre Company
St Petersburg, FL


Timon Brown

Job Details


American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg is looking to fill a Stagecraft Fellowship position within our Emerging Artists Fellowship Program. This is a paid program for early-career arts administrators and theatre production practitioners. Participants are given practical learning experiences and independent and collective projects, all while working as a part of a team with American Stage staff and guest artists.

The Stagecraft Fellowship provides an opportunity to be a vital part and contributing member of the Production Department of a professional regional theater. This Fellowship would focus on the main concentrations of Technical Theatre providing training and mentorship opportunities, hands-on experience in and direct application of skills in but not limited to scenery construction, theatrical lighting, stage properties, and scenic painting.

The Stagecraft Fellowship would be an integral part of the theater company’s Production Department, focusing on serving the various areas of concentration in Technical Theater for the mainstage and outdoor musical production throughout the season. Assignments are designed to provide growth in responsibility and experience level depending on the resident’s developing goals, interests, and skill development. As a member of the Production Department, the Stagecraft Fellow will have the opportunity to attend department staff meetings and All Staff related meetings, including Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training.

Possible responsibilities would include, but are not limited to, construction, painting, and assembly of scenery, assisting in the hang, cable, focus, and programming in the electrics department, collecting and/or creating stage properties, participating in the strike, change-over, load-in, and technical rehearsal process of shows throughout the season.

Requirements include proficiency with common scene shop tools, scenic construction, knowledge of standard theatrical lighting instruments, common theatrical procedures, and industry standards. Ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver 50-70 lbs, either alone or with assistance from others, climb and work on ladders. Production personnel are expected to follow safety procedures and maintain a clean and safe work environment.

Application Deadline: July 12th, 2024

(Applications submitted prior to deadline will be reviewed ahead of time)


To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

  • Be fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC, is more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine. OR Can provide proof of full vaccination by the start of fellowship

  • BFA/BA or comparable experience in area of application

  • Be able to commit to a season long program

  • Reside in, or be able to relocate to, St. Petersburg or the Tampa Bay Area, housing is not included at this time.

  • Have a strong desire to work in their selected department

  • Carefully read through the instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application

  • Is willing to embrace and abide by American Stage’s Professional Conduct Policy (link here)


Pay: $600/week stipend based on 35-40 hours of work per week (Housing is not included at this time)

Perks: Professional Development, networking opportunities, free tickets to American Stage productions, and more.


Attach the following

  • Cover Letter Addressing the Following:

    • Why you want to work in this department at American Stage

    • What skills and experiences you bring to this department

    • What you hope to learn from this fellowship

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

    The cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted as a PDF titled "lastname_firstname.pdf" (i.e. knowles_beyonce.pdf).


Aug 19, 2024 - Aug 8, 2025


$600.00 – $600.00 per week




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