Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to producing a season of contemporary plays and musicals as broad and diverse as New York itself, invites individuals from historically underrepresented communities to apply for a full time Producing Fellowship for the 2018-19 season.
Founded in 1970, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by contemporary American and international playwrights. MTC produces eight plays annually in Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and off-Broadway at the historic New York City Center complex.
The Producing Fellowship is a ten-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 August 27, 2018 and concluding June 14, 2019 with benefits package including: 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.
For more information, please visit http://manhattantheatreclub.com/education/fellowships/
To Apply: 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@example.com. 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.
August 27, 2018 – June 14, 2019