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About Spoleto Festival USA

For 17 days and nights each spring, the Spoleto Festival USA invades Charleston, South Carolina. The festival fills the city’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with over 120 performances by renowned artists, as well as emerging performers in disciplines ranging from opera, theater and dance, to symphonic, choral and jazz music and visual arts. Called “one of the best arts festivals in this country” by The Washington Post, Spoleto has presented 100 world premieres and 93 American premieres since its inception in 1977.

The apprentice program is a short-term intensive opportunity to learn about the world of performing arts and acquire hands-on experience producing an international arts festival under the guidance of professional arts administrators and technicians. Apprentices work at least a 40-hour week, including long workdays, nights and weekends. Apprentices work in different areas, including artist services, box office, development, media relations, office administration, orchestra management and production.


Open to recent college graduates and grad students.

Spoleto Festival USA

Apprentice Program
Spoleto Festival USA
Spoleto Festival USA
P.O. Box 157
Charleston, SC 29402
Phone: (843) 722-2764


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Charleston, SC