Spoleto Festival USA Apprentice Program offers hands-on arts administration experience

Spoleto Festival USA Apprentice Program offers hands-on arts administration experience

The Spoleto Festival USA Apprentice Program is a short-term, intensive and exciting opportunity to learn about the world of the performing arts and acquire hands-on experience under the guidance of professional arts administrators and technicians in producing an international arts festival. Apprentices work a minimum of 40 hours a week; long workdays and nights as well as weekends are typical. Housing, a small travel allowance, and a living stipend are provided.

Apprenticeships serve as an impressive addition to any résume and are available in nine categories:

  • Artist Services
  • Box Office
  • Development
  • Facilities Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Media Relations
  • Orchestra Personnel Management
  • Production
  • Orchestra Operations

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 6, 2015. Spoleto Festival USA takes place in Charleston, S.C., May 22 to June 7, 2015.

For more information or to apply, visit Spoleto’s website.

About Spoleto Festival USA
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with over 150 performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in disciplines ranging from opera, theater, music theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music, as well as the visual arts. Called “one of the best arts festivals in this country” by The Washington Post, Spoleto has presented over 100 world premieres and almost as many American premieres since its inception in 1977.


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