American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
About American Players Theatre
APT is a classical summer theatre company, situated in rural Wisconsin, with an annual operating budget of $6 million that draws an audience in excess of 110,000 each year. It performs in a beautiful 1088-seat outdoor theater and in a 201-seat indoor theater. The company has enjoyed steady growth, striking artistic success, remarkable financial stability and increasing national recognition in recent years. In December 2011, APT was selected by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal as his “company of the year.”
American Players Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.
Master Electrician - American Players Theatre seeks a Master Electrician for the 2018 Touchstone Theatre season. APT has two theaters, a 1089-seat outdoor amphitheater and a 201-seat indoor theatre, and produces eight plays in repertory in the wooded hills of southwest Wisconsin. This position will serve as the Master Electrician for the 3 plays in repertory in the indoor theater, and assist lighting supervisor outdoors as time allows. Primary duties include hang and focus of the rep plot, daily lighting changeovers, wiring of prop, practicals, and special effects, running shows as directed by the Lighting Supervisor and maintaining paperwork. Some experience in regional theatre and/or rep preferred. Housing provided. Dates: April 30 to November 18. Email letter, resume, and 3 references including phone numbers to: Michael Broh, at email@example.com.
Sound Supervisor - American Players Theatre seeks a Sound Supervisor for the 2018 season. APT has two theaters, a 1089-seat outdoor amphitheater and a 201-seat indoor theatre, and produces eight classical plays in repertory in the wooded hills of southwest Wisconsin. APT does not produce musicals, and embraces the use of non-amplified human voice. Primary duties include: set-up, balance, and operation of sound systems in both theaters, wireless communications systems, equipment maintenance, board operation for the outdoor amphitheater, maintaining budget, crew supervision including an Assistant Sound Engineer, liaison with sound designers and any necessary recording and documentation. Housing provided. Dates: April 30 to October 27. Email letter, resume, and 3 references including phone numbers to: Michael Broh, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wardrobe Assistant - American Players Theatre seeks a Wardrobe Assistants for its 2018 season. Applicants must have experience in dressing, costume maintenance and quick changes. Prior experience with Equity company highly preferred, outdoor and repertory experience helpful. APT boasts two theaters, an 1089-seat outdoor amphitheatre and a 201-seat indoor theatre, and produces eight plays in repertory in the wooded hills of southwest Wisconsin. Enjoy the company of a caring and committed resident company of actors in both theatres. Contract dates: May 31, 2018 to October 14, 2018. Housing included. Email letter, resume, and 3 references to: Michael Broh, at email@example.com.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2018 Apprentice Company.
Our 2018 season begins rehearsal on May 7 and runs through October 7. In 2018 we will produce nine plays in rotating repertory. On our outdoor Hill Theatre stage we will present As You Like It, Born Yesterday, The Recruiting Officer, Heartbreak House and Measure for Measure. In the indoor Touchstone Theatre, our season includes Blood Knot, Exit the King, Our Country’s Good and, opening in November, Engaging Shaw.
Apprentices are part of the Acting Company and as such are salaried and housed. Apprentices play small roles and understudy larger ones, do no tech work and attend classes taught by our Core Acting Company and Voice and Text staff, which helps to ease the transition to our sizeable outdoor stage. There is also a considerable amount of mentorship, as those chosen for the Apprentice Company are young actors with whom we hope to build long-term relationships. At the end of the season the Apprentices self-produce a project on our mainstage.
Due to the nature of rotating repertory, we can only consider actors who are available for the entirety of our season.
American Players Theatre is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our work and eagerly invite actors of diverse backgrounds to submit.
To be considered for our season please send a hard copy of your headshot and resume along with a cover letter to
American Players Theatre
PO Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Due to the large number of submissions we are not able to respond to each one. If we have an invitation for you to audition we will contact you. Auditions are typically held in Chicago and Spring Green in January.
American Players Theatre is expanding its marketing team, and seeking to hire a marketing associate to work to raise APT’s profile, both with current and potential audience members. This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits.
Responsibilities of the position include:
• Spearheading APT’s public relations and press relations.
• Managing and coordinating APT’s social media platforms, mainly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
• Generating and managing content for the APT website.
• Coordinating APT’s advertising placement.
• Creating and constructing lobby displays and other visual material as needed.
• Working with marketing staff in organizing and managing engagement events throughout the summer.
• Supporting the marketing staff in all aspects of implementing the marketing plan.
Previous experience in press relations and a proven record of generating earned media is important. Other experience or skills we’re looking for are social media management, running a web CMS (we use Craft), and event management. Graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop), basic photography, video production would all come in handy. You’ll be juggling several projects at once and things move fast during the theater season, so good organization is essential. How we work is as important as the work we do, and we are intensely collaborative. So we’re looking for someone who has a positive outlook, loves (or has potential to grow to love) classical theater and works hard. Due to the nature of the business, some night and weekend work will be required, especially in the summer months. APT is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from a broad range of applicants.
To Apply: E-mail letter of interest and resume to Sara Young, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All facilities positions are currently filled.
APT is seeking seasonal Box Office Staff to work 20 to 35 hours per week in an office environment selling tickets and providing excellent customer service for all our patrons. Positions available for our full season, February 19 – October 7. Must be available evening and weekend hours June-Sept/Oct. Also seeking part-time seasonal help June-Sept. Strong computer skills, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and customer service experience are required. Experience with call centers and familiarity with American Players Theatre a plus. For an application or more information please contact Sharon Moshure, Box Office Manager, at email@example.com or 608-588-9270.
APT does not have a production internship program. Due to the nature of our repertory season and the speed at which we work we are unable to support interns in the way they should be. If you are available for our entire season, which runs from early May to mid-October, you may be interested in our Production Assistant position. All PA positions are currently filled; please check back later in the year for next season's posting.