Technical Theater Apprenticeships (Updated 3/23/23)

Professional Experience For Future Careers

Gateway Playhouse is seeking dedicated and talented Apprentices to assist its professional staff full-time on our mainstage productions. Duration of apprenticeship is negotiable, preferably mid-May to late August.

Gateway offers an opportunity to gain practical stagecraft training and experience at Long Island 's oldest professional musical theater.

A summer at the Gateway is a rigorous and rewarding experience. A mix of industry professionals and entry-level technicians work together in all aspects of production. Selected candidates will work side by side with professionals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring companies and other regional theaters. Designers and directors are all active in the New York theater world, and the opportunities to network and advance one’s career abound.

Apprentices receive a stipend of $200-300/week, based on experience level, plus housing.
College Students and Local applicants are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking Interns/Apprentices in the following fields:
  • We have filled all of our Apprentice positions for our 2023 Summer Season
  • For Summer 2024, please apply in January
  • Thank you

In addition to a weekly stipend, The Gateway provides housing for Apprentices, and will assist with travel to and from The Gateway. 
The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County is in its 74th season. Located on the south shore of Long Island about 90 minutes from NYC, The Gateway PACSC performs both at our home theatre in Bellport, NY (housing is located on the property). Company management at The Gateway coordinates grocery trips and crew calls for those who do not have a car, but a number of shopping options are available in Bellport village (about a 10 minute walk from our main property). 
The Gateway will help coordinate with your educational institution if you are elligible to receive college credit for your apprenticeship. 
TO APPLY please email your resume, and three references to Production Manager Brian Loesch at with "YOUR NAME - (Carpentry, Electrics, Wardrobe, Etc.)  Apprentice" in the subject line. 
The Gateway PACSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: The Gateway PACSC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at The Gateway PACSC are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. The Gateway PACSC will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. The Gateway PACSC encourages applicants of all ages.
In addition to building and prep work in specialized areas, Apprentices will gain experience on backstage running crews during performances.

We are seeking enthusiastic applicants who aspire towards a career in theater and wish to improve their talents and build their resumes. Interested candidates should submit a resume of theatrical and other related experience.


Apprentices receive a stipend of $200-300/week, based on experience level, plus housing.
College Students and Local applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Gateway is committed to a Covid19 safe workplace. In addition, strict protocols have been set forth by Actor’s Equity Association. In keeping with these requirements, The Gateway will be a fully vaccinated work place. All Staff will be required to be fully vaccinated and boosted before arrival.

The Gateway is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Gateway is dedicated to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace.


All interested applicants should send a resume to HR Department via e-mail
Please make sure the subject line of your emails contain your prospective position