When are applications open and due for the 2021/22 PATP?

2021/22 PATP applications opened on Thursday, August 12. Applications are due Thursday, September 23 by 4 p.m. PT.

How do I apply?

Go to the Program Options page and select the apprenticeship you are interested in applying for from the accordion menu at the bottom of the page. Read through the description, minimum requirements, and application materials needed for the apprenticeship(s), then click the "Apply" button to reach the position posting and application form.

Complete all areas of the online application form and upload all required materials. Materials needed depends on the apprenticeship. All opportunities require a resume and letter of interest (cover letter). Some also ask for letters of recommendation, references, and/or a work sample.

I applied for the 2020/21 PATP and want to be considered for 2021/22. Do I need to reapply?

Yes, applicants who applied for the 2020/21 PATP will need to reapply to be considered for 2021/22 Apprenticeships. You can submit the same materials from your original application or submit updated materials, if preferred. 

Will 2021/22 Apprenticeships be virtual, in person, or a hybrid model?

Apprentices should expect to be onsite. Some work from home may be offered.

What are Seattle Rep’s COVID safety protocols?

We will be updating this webpage with updated COVID protocols for the public. Specific COVID protocols will apply to staff and Apprentices that work within Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) union spaces and with union artists.

Are there acting Apprenticeships?

No, we do not offer acting Apprenticeship opportunities.

I’m not available for part of Seattle Rep's December 2021-June 2022 season—can I still do an Apprenticeship?

Starting/ending dates vary by department and depend on the season, so please ask about the timeline for a specific program if this is a concern. But most apprenticeship contracts are full-time (40 hours per week) for up to 20 weeks, with some sabbatical time. See the "Duration" section of our Program Options page for some general guidelines for each apprenticeship's contract period.

Can I get academic credit for this internship?

If Apprentices wish to receive academic credit for their time with us, it is the Apprentice’s responsibility to make arrangements with the sponsoring institution. Academic credit is up to the discretion of the participant’s college or university. Seattle Rep will provide the sponsoring institution any necessary reports or evaluations.

Will I be able to have a second, part-time job?

Maybe. Work schedules are different depending on the type of Apprenticeship. A few of the positions have fairly regular work hours that do allow for evening jobs, but others (for example: Lighting Design, Directing/Casting, Directing/Literary, Production Management, Stage Management) have shifting schedules that differ according to a play’s production schedule.

Is housing provided?

No, apprenticeship housing is not provided.

Do PATP Apprentices earn paid vacation or sick time?

Apprentices will receive paid sick time. However, they will not accrue paid vacation time or receive additional staff benefits, regardless of if they are full or part-time.

Should I expect to receive a confirmation that Seattle Rep received my application?

Yes, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

When should I expect to hear back about my application?

For the 2021/22 PATP, Apprenticeship supervisors will schedule interviews with their top candidates by end October 2021 and make offers by mid-November 2021. All applicants will receive notice by the end of November 2021. 

Can I talk to recent Apprentices about their experiences at Seattle Rep?

Yes! Contact us and we can put you in touch with some of our recent PATP participants. Don’t worry if you don’t get an immediate response—it just means we’re busy!

What is it like to live and work in Seattle?

Check out our Life in Seattle page for sample monthly expenses for an Apprentice, information about our location on Seattle Center campus, and more.

I don’t see an answer to my question. Who do I contact?

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our PATP Coordinator. Note that, the closer we get to our application deadline, the busier we’ll be, and we cannot guarantee a speedy response. Thanks for understanding!