- Washington, DC, USA
- $600 per week
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.
Are you an emerging theater educator or arts administrator who wants to join a team at a professional theater? Bring your energy and creativity to the School Programs Fellowship at Arena Stage! As the School Programs Fellow, you will learn to co-teach in-school workshops, write student study guides and help coordinate Arena Stage's D.C. Ticket Partnership, our student matinee program that serves over 1,000 students at 25 D.C. public and public charter schools. The fellow also works on Arena Stage's acclaimed Voices of Now program, helping to direct and devise autobiographical theater for change with groups of middle and high school students.
Arena Stage will provide the fellow with opportunities to develop skills in:
- Writing student study guides for Arena Stage productions
- Lesson planning and co-teaching workshops in schools
- Organizing student matinees
- General administrative support, especially scheduling
- Devising (creating) original theater with groups
- Using theater as a tool for dialogue and community discussions
- Creating scripts and directing/choreographing in the Voices of Now program style
We are seeking an individual with experience and enthusiasm for working with young people in schools. Excellent writing and research skill using reputable sources is crucial to success in this fellowship. We value flexibility, generosity, patience and joyfully tackling challenges as a team. The position requires working in a variety of spaces (office, classroom, rehearsal hall) and creating theater with people of all ages and backgrounds. The candidate should have experience making or performing in theater, but a degree in theater or education is not required. The candidate should be comfortable writing individually or collaboratively. Ideal candidate has strong organizational skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office suite is helpful.
Additional Expectations: Occasionally, some school visits or special events take place outside of regular office hours. One evening rehearsal may be required per week.
You might be interested in this fellowship if you want to pursue a career in arts education, arts administration, or being a teaching artist.
The approximated 40 hours/weekly does not include on-stage opportunities or allow for additional outside work to be conducted during assigned fellowship hours.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. 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 essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.