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.

Are you an emerging theater artist who wants to join a team of theater makers and help groups make original, autobiographical plays? Bring your energy and sense of adventure to the Community Programs fellowship at Arena Stage! As the Community Programs Fellow, you will receive hands-on training in devising (creating) theater with middle and high school students and adults in order to start important conversations in their communities. You will learn the theater-making process used in the internationally recognized Voices of Now program, which produces highly choreographed ensemble theater pieces. You will also have the opportunity to assist on additional community programming, which may include storybook workshops for pre-school students or professional development workshops for teachers.

Arena Stage will provide the fellow with opportunities to develop skills in:

  • 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
  • Lesson planning and co-teaching
  • General administrative support

We are seeking an individual with experience and enthusiasm for working with young people. 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 is not required. The candidate should be comfortable writing individually or collaboratively.

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 theater education, directing, or community outreach.

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.

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.

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