What is the status of the PATP for 2021/22?

We will begin the recruitment process in August 2021 for the 2021/22 season.

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

Apprentices should expect to be onsite at Seattle Rep until a decision is made about a hybrid work from home model.

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 the standard 6-9 month contract period—can I still do an Apprenticeship?

Starting/ending dates may vary by department and depend on the season, so please ask about the timeline for a specific program if this is a concern. But generally, contracts are between 6-9 months.

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), have shifting schedules that differ according to a play’s production schedule.

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 mid-September 2021 and make offers by mid-October 2021. All applicants will receive notice by the end of October 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!

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!