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 Stage Management 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 Stage Management Fellowship is a nine-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 three productions during the 2018-19 season, one off-Broadway and two on 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. Additionally, the Fellow will gain experience in production management and working in a producing organization when not engaged in rehearsals or performances.
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 August 27, 2018 and concluding May 5, 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 – May 5, 2019