Professional Training Program

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021-2022 Professional Training Program.

Priority Deadline: February 26, 2021  Apply Here Today!


Launch YOUR Career With Florida Studio Theatre!

Florida Studio Theatre’s Professional Training Program is an immersive and comprehensive way to bridge the gap between academic theatre and the professional world. 

This full-time, intensive training program provides learning opportunities and experience to those who are serious about careers as theatre professionals. FST’s Interns, Apprentices, and Fellows work alongside trained theatre professionals in all aspects of theatre operations – from front of house to behind the scenes and from the administrative offices to center stage.

FST has a staff of over 50 full-time employees and over 200 guest artists each year. We pride ourselves on building professionals through this training program, and have a track record of placing past interns and apprentices into full-time positions. On average, 25% of our full time staff are prior FST Interns. FST Interns have gone on to work in professional theatre all over the country, from Stage Managers on Broadway to performing on cruise lines and in national tours, to working in administration at other LORT theatres.

Through this program, all Interns and Apprentices will gain a well-rounded theatre experience with opportunities in Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Theatre Administraion, Production, and more. In addition to their primary duties, Interns and Apprentices support other departments by assisting with tasks such as running crew, working in the Box Office, working front of house, and assisting in the scene shop.


Compensation Package Includes:
•  Free, furnished shared housing, including utilities, cable, and internet.
•  $120 weekly stipend.
•  25% discount at FST's Green Room Café & Bar.
•  Two comp tickets to each FST production.
•  Professional development, networking opportunities, and free admission to FST classes & workshops.

To Be Eligible For Consideration, Applicants Must:
•  Be at least 21 years old (at least 18 years old for Summer Interns).
•  Have appropriate academic and/or professional experience.
•  Be able to relocate to Sarasota for the length of the program.

Click here for a full list of Professional Training Program positions. 

Click here for Testimonials.

Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive theatre. FST is thus committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse world that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

Professional Training Program