Arena Stage Fellowship
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • $600 per week
  • Fellowship

A stipend is money that is provided to help you with your living expenses during the fellowship. A stipend is not wages or salary. Fellows are issued their stipends weekly at a rate of $600 per week. The weekly stipend is taxable. Arena Stage will withhold taxes, making the take home most likely between $450-$480 per week, depending on the fellow's state of residence. Fellows have the option to be covered by Arena Stage’s health insurance, if they wish, at a small cost to the fellow that varies depending on the level of coverage they select. Note that insurance coverage doesn’t start until the fellow has worked for 45 days.

As the General and Company Management Fellow, you will collaborate with General Management and Company Management teams as well as work closely with Arena Stage staff and guest artists surrounding production needs. We are seeking a candidate who is interested in growing their management skills and is passionate about theater administration! This Fellowship offers training for emerging leaders in arts management and artist relations.

We will provide the fellow with opportunities to gain experience in:

  • Facilitating the overall experience for approximately 300-400 guest artists (including actors, directors, and designers.)
  • Coordinating housing and transportation for approximately 250 out-of-town guest artists.
  • Preparing and processing both union and non-union contracts.
  • Applying union guidelines in a LORT (League of Regional Theatres) setting.
  • Strategizing and budgeting for subsequent seasons.
  • Working within the budget of and tracking the finances for the General and Company management departments.
  • Promoting inter-departmental collaboration.

The ideal candidate for the General and Company Management fellowship will be an individual who can problem solve, work hard in various settings, and remain calm during potentially stressful situations. A solid understanding of Microsoft Office, as well as written and verbal communication skills, are essential in this role. We are looking for individuals that are excellent multi-taskers who thrive in a fast-paced, artistically demanding environment while encouraging positivity!

Additional expectations: The position requires occasional evening and weekend work. The candidate must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to lift 25 pounds.

You might be interested in this fellowship if you want to pursue a career in general management, company management, or arts administration with a focus on production.

The approximated 40 hours/weekly commitment does not include on-stage opportunities or allow for additional outside work to be conducted during assigned fellowship hours.

Arena Stage is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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