Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre-Media Centre
Cast of As You Like It.Set Designer Pam Johnson, Costume Designer Carmen Alatorre, Lighting Designer Gerald King, Sound Designer Peter McBoyle. Photo by Dylan Hewlett.


Apprentices - Assistants - Important Notes - Support the Fund

Applications are open between February 13 and March 31 2024. 


The Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Apprenticeship Program is a paid job auditing experience for emerging artists and craftspeople to gain exposure to professional theatre work. Most applicants are recent graduates of post-secondary theatre training (within the past two years), but applications will be equally considered from those with other theatre experience who are looking to expand their knowledge, or a background in artistic disciplines outside of theatre who wish learn more and pursue a theatre career.

In 2024/25 we are not seeking any apprentices on The Play That Goes WrongMix Tapes From My Mom, or Casey and Diana. We are not seeking design apprentices for The Recipe nor directing apprentices for Little Women but other disciplines are welcome to apply for those two shows.

Word document: Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair 24/25 Apprenticeship Application
PDF: Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair 24/25 Apprenticeship Application


The Assistant Program is for early career professionals looking to explore and enhance their artistic practice in a job experience. Ideally, applicants would have at least three years of professional experience.
In 2024/25 we are not seeking any assistants on The Play That Goes WrongMix Tapes From My Mom, or Casey and Diana. We are not seeking assistant designers for The Recipe

Word document: 2024/25 Assistant Application
PDF: 2024/25 Assistant Application

Important Notes

To apply for either program, you must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and a resident of Manitoba. Your application should include the completed form, a letter of reference, a resume or CV, a written statement (see the application for specifics) and portfolio/supporting material for some disciplines. Full checklists for the application and details about each program are in the downloadable file.
If you have any questions or face barriers in the application process, please contact:

Apprenticeships: Ksenia Broda-Milian, Education and Enrichment Manager by email or phone 204 954 6413.
Assistantships: Melissa Langdon, Artistic Associate by email or phone 204 956 1340 ext 307.

If you are trained in stage management and looking to begin your career as a CAEA/Equity apprentice SM, please do not apply here but instead forward your cover letter, and resume to Director of Production Russell Martin

Please note that we do not offer playwriting or acting apprenticeships. If you are interested in performing on Royal MTC stages, see our auditions page.  We will open submissions for playwrights' pitch sessions in the spring.

Haven't graduated yet? Check out our scholarship program!



Our apprenticeship fund is supported by generous patrons through a ‘pass the hat’ at one Mainstage production, and you can donate online any time! We are deeply grateful for your support.

Make a gift today!


Stay in the loop!

Sign up now!