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Fellowships

Manhattan Theatre Club is dedicated to offering professional development opportunities to early career theatre administrators.

Please click on the tabs below to learn more about MTC’s Fellowship opportunities.

Manhattan Theatre Club invites individuals from historically underrepresented communities to apply for a full time Producing Fellowship for the 2017-18 season.

The Producing Fellowship is an eleven month intensive professional development opportunity for an early-career professional with theatre-related experience and training.  The Fellow will be supervised by MTC’s General Manager, and will work on project-based assignments in development, general management, and marketing. These projects might, for example, include: working with the General Management office to learn how to support the creative process of getting a play from page to stage, including production scheduling, artist and union contracts and negotiation, budget management, and company management skills; working with the Development Office on donor acquisition and prospect research, grant proposal writing, and program evaluation data analysis; and, working with the Marketing office on box office sales analysis and devising outreach to bring in younger and more diverse audiences to MTC.  The Fellow will attend a variety of internal and external production-related meetings and will be able to attend tech/dress rehearsals, first previews, and opening nights. Additionally, the Fellow will be mentored by executive-level professionals in the field.

The ideal candidate belongs to an historically underrepresented community and is an early-career professional who has previous entry-level theatre administration experience or has completed several internships in professional theatres. The individual will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a sharp eye for detail, exceptional organizational skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at once.  A working knowledge of theatrical producing practices and strong computer skills, especially proficiency with MS Office is required.  A Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or equivalent theatrical administration experience is also required. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

This is a full-time, salaried position beginning July 10, 2017 and concluding June 8, 2018 with full benefits package including:

  • $757 per week, including supplemental living allowance
  • Choice between two group health plans with options for spousal, family and/or domestic partner coverage; basic life and long term disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Voluntary dental, vision and flex savings plans for healthcare, dependent care, and commuting expenses.

HOW TO APPLY:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017.

Submit via email a cover letter outlining your qualifications, a separate statement on how this fellowship will support your career goals, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation from theatre or arts professionals (one letter may be from a college professor), with “PRODUCING FELLOW” in the subject line to: Vincent Losito, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. All documents should be in MS Word, PDF, or plain text format.

MTC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

DURATION:
July 10, 2017 – June 8, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club invites individuals from historically underrepresented communities to apply for a full time Stage Management Fellowship for the 2017-18 season.

The Stage Management Fellowship is an eleven month intensive professional development opportunity for early-career professionals with theatrical stage management experience and training.  The Fellow will be supervised by MTC’s Associate Production Manager, and primarily will serve as a Production Assistant on four productions during the 2017-18 season, two on Broadway and two off-Broadway. The Fellow will support the stage management team from pre-production week through at least opening night. The individual will help generate show-related paperwork and will work with the stage management team to track props, costumes, and scene changes. The Fellow will gain experience in production management and working in a producing organization when not engaged in rehearsals or performances. Additionally, the Fellow will receive ongoing mentorship from a professional stage manager.

The ideal candidate belongs to an historically underrepresented community, and is an early-career professional who has previous stage management experience or has completed several production-centered internships at professional theatres.  The individual will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a sharp eye for detail, exceptional organizational skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritize competing priorities.  A strong working knowledge of theatrical production procedures and practices and strong computer skills, especially proficiency with MS Office, are required.  Experience working in a union employment environment and familiarity with AEA agreements is a plus.  A Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or equivalent theatrical production experience is also required. Evening, weekend and early morning hours will be required. Occasional physically demanding work, such as lifting and moving equipment, will be required.

This is a full time, salaried position beginning June 19, 2017 and concluding May 18, 2018 with full benefits package including:

  • $757 per week, including supplemental living allowance
  • Choice between two group health plans with options for spousal, family and/or domestic partner coverage; basic life and long term disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Voluntary dental, vision and flex savings plans for healthcare, dependent care, and commuting expenses.

HOW TO APPLY:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017.

Submit via email a cover letter, a separate statement on how this fellowship will support your career goals, a résumé , and two letters of recommendation from theatre or arts professionals (one letter may be from a college professor) with “SM FELLOW” in the subject line to: Vincent Losito, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. All documents should be in MS Word, PDF, or plain text format.

MTC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

DURATION:
June 19, 2017 – May 18, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club offers two exciting fellowships to early and mid-career directors:

  • THE SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN DIRECTING ASSISTANTSHIP
  • THE JONATHAN ALPER DIRECTING FELLOWSHIP

Applicants admitted into the program will be put into a pool from which we’ll pull the assistant directors for our upcoming season. Generally Fellows only assist on one production, though it can be a great opportunity to make a relationship with a director. A Fellow generally begins work on the first day of rehearsal (though sometimes slightly before) and will generally work full-time on that show until its opening night—roughly two months from start to finish, though this varies. Fellows’ duties vary widely based on their personal strengths and the director they are paired with, but may include observership, dramaturgy, note-taking, and generally supporting the various people in the rehearsal room. All Fellows are asked to lead talkbacks after select previews.

Participants in the Fellowship Program have assisted some of the finest directors currently working in the theater, including Doug Hughes, Garry Hynes, Lynne Meadow, Daniel Sullivan, Jerry Zaks, and many others. The fellowship offers early and mid-career directors a unique opportunity to observe and assist the creative process of established directors.

Former MTC Directing Fellows have gone on to work extensively in the American theater. They and their projects include: Christopher Ashley (Memphis, Artistic Director, La Jolla Playhouse), Leigh Silverman (Chinglish, The Madrid at MTC), Trip Cullman (Lonely, I’m Not, Murder Ballad at MTC), Robert O’Hara (In the Continuum, Brother/Sister Plays), Henry Wishcamper (Port Authority, Spirit Control at MTC).

HOW TO APPLY:

APPLICATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON ARE DUE ON APRIL 1ST EACH YEAR.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]. Applicants selected for the first round of interviews will be contacted by the end of August. Final selection is a rolling process that is dependent on the season’s programming—if you are admitted into the program, we may have one of our directors interview you before you are selected as an assistant.

MTC is committed to the diversity of its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

MTC often participates in the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program. This program allows early and mid-career directors the opportunity to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create new productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres. For more information, please visit the program’s page by clicking here.