People’s Light is an equal opportunity employer. We work to cultivate a deep and wide reach in order to connect with prospective employees who have varied experiences and skills, a collaborative attitude, and the capacity and desire for growth.

People’s Light seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to create an antiracist, socially just, and inclusive presence in Chester County and our surrounding community. People’s Light does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.


People’s Light, a LORT D theater located outside of Philadelphia, is seeking summer apprentices. Entering its 49th season, People’s Light is a nationally recognized and award-winning theatre company located in Chester County, PA. People’s Light Apprentices are welcomed into our company’s work, and rapidly incorporated as invaluable contributors to our efforts. We seek motivated self-starters who are excited to learn by doing, to observe many facets of a robust regional theatre’s daily activities, and to bring their curiosity and drive to any task set before them.

Current opportunities are for Summer 2023 in the areas of:

  • Community Programming
  • Education

Candidates are welcome to apply for more than one internship area; you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferences.

People’s Light is not well-served by public transportation; candidates must have a reliable vehicle or plan to ensure timely arrival for all internship hours. Additionally, some roles may require interns to drive their own vehicles for department activities. Please be prepared to discuss your transportation plan if you are contacted for an interview. 

People’s Light Apprentices will be included in any company-wide meetings, special events, and opening nights as they align with individual schedules and responsibilities. Apprentices may occasionally participate in cross-departmental assignments outside the area of specialization. We aim to give you an intimate view of our theatre, feed your curiosity, and connect you to fellow colleagues across our entire organization. All Apprentices have a departmental supervisor as well as support from the General Manager. 

People’s Light is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. People’s Light is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.


Community Programs Apprentice

Approximate dates: June 12-August 4

Typical schedule: Typically 10-6 pm weekdays, with select weekends for off-site events; maximum of 40 hours/week.

Compensation: $14 hourly

Deadline: Please submit your interest to People's Light as soon as possible, and with priority given to applications received by May 22, 2023. 

The Community Programs’ Seasonal Apprentice will support the summer’s programming at People’s Light. From our Juneteenth touring production of “Illuminating Bayard Rustin” to our co-producing Alianzas’ Cultural Festival in Phoenixville, the apprentice will support the producing and production of these events - working alongside the artists, staff, producers, and community partners. We welcome apprentices who value the artform of theater as a tool for social justice and change. We seek apprentices with a passion for activism, skills in organizing, and a commitment to access. This role asks for the following skills: attention to detail, clear and generous communication skills, scheduling, people management, collaboration in a team, follow through, thorough organization, forward thinking. Apprentice will not only be working with theater professionals but also with community leaders, students, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. Backgrounds as an organizer, activist, producer, stage manager, teacher, company manager, and director are all welcome.


Education Apprentice

Dates: July 1 through August 19; see application form for three specific options

Typical schedule: 40 hours/week; span of day extends as early as 8am and as late as 6pm Mondays-Fridays, configured to a maximum of 40 hours total based on the specific needs of each week.

Compensation: $560/weekly

Deadline: Please submit your interest to People's Light as soon as possible, and no later than May 27, 2023.

The Education Apprentice serves as a program assistant during SummerBLAST, which provides seven weeks of training to young theatre makers in grades 2-8. An apprentice will support master teaching artists throughout the day as well as the resident Education staff from People’s Light, and may have the opportunity to lead select lessons, depending on experience and interest. The Apprentice will also have supervisory responsibilities during unstructured periods, including drop-off, lunch, and pick-up. We welcome an apprentice who can communicate and share their own passion for theatre with younger students, while also staying organized and flexible to support the needs of each student and staff member. The Apprentice is attentive to detail, committed to building an environment of generosity and patience, and curious to learn from a variety of staff members and roles over the summer. Previous experience with youth programs is valued but is not a requirement; previous Education Apprentices have contributed their diverse expertise as performers, stage managers, educators and more. 

NOTE: Education Apprentice must complete all appropriate clearances to work with youth; People’s Light will coordinate and reimburse for the required background checks as needed. The 2023 Apprenticeship takes place at two different sites during the summer: People’s Light’s Malvern campus and the Duportail House in Chesterbrook.

Apply by completing the entire form, including resume upload and references, for either or both Apprenticeship opportunities using this link: https://airtable.com/shrswFyDurUWfcdgg