Each season, two evenings of fully staged Apprentice Scenes provide audience members with the opportunity to hear and see the work of apprentice designers, technicians, stage managers, and vocalists. For more information, click here. 

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Apprentice Technicians

Electrics Crew

Thank you for your interest in The Santa Fe Opera Technical Apprentice Program.

The Apprentice Program for Theatre Technicians, established in 1965, is an intermediate to advanced training program. The program offers instruction and practical experience in stage operations, properties, audio & video, costumes, production/music services, make up and wig construction, stage lighting and scenic art. A typical Santa Fe season will include at least four new productions, as well as two fully staged and costumed evenings of apprentice scenes, providing an exceptional learning opportunity for young professionals.

The Opera's production staff is composed of experienced designers, technicians and craftspeople from regional theatres, opera companies and universities around the world. All of the production departments at the Opera have their own construction and crafts shops onsite.

Apprentice technician positions typically begin early to mid-May and often require availability through late August. 


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Stage Crew

Apprentice Technicians