2050 Administrative Fellowship (2019/20 Season)
New York Theatre Workshop
New York, NY 10003
At New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre-makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops, and educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers like Hammaad Chaudry and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We engage inimitable auteur-directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Lileana Blain-Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades-long relationships with legendary theatre-makers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith and Caryl Churchill, whose work has shaped and continues to influence our very idea of what theatre can be.
Since our founding in 1979, we’ve produced over 150 fully-realized productions including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright’s Quills; Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Michell’s stirring and unforgettable Hadestown, Geoff Sobelle’s magical and transformative The Object Lesson and Mfoniso Udofia’s epic, sweeping two-part cycle, Sojourners & Her Portmanteau. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, seventeen Tony Awards and numerous Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.
But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective-shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. We think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact. We feel fortunate to get to support it. If that sounds like something you’re interested in too, we’d love to meet you.
THE 2050 ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWSHIP
We’re now accepting applications for the 2050 Administrative Fellowship—a sister program to our successful 2050 Artistic Fellowship, which supports emerging playwrights and directors. The fellowship represents one of several NYTW initiatives to address the economic barriers that may prevent talented individuals from pursuing careers in the theatre.
The 2050 Fellowship is named in celebration of the U.S. Census Bureau’s projection that by the year 2050, there will be no single racial or ethnic majority in the United States. This projection provokes thoughts at NYTW about the transformations that will take place in the American landscape – technologically, environmentally, demographically and artistically. They are a catalyst for broader questions about our moral and artistic future.
The 2050 Administrative Fellowship program is designed to provide first-rate instruction and mentorship to professionals who are underrepresented in the field of theatre administration. We encourage applicants with a unique perspective inclusive of race, color, religion, familial status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age and physical ability to apply. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and off stage. NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), and all qualified applications will receive consideration.
The program runs from July 2019 through June 2020.
As a 2050 Administrative Fellow, you will:
-Commit to a part-time paid fellowship (30hrs/week, Monday-Friday) in one the NYTW departments including artistic workshop, casting, development, education, engagement, executive, finance/operations, literary, marketing, producing, and production (production management, technical direction or costume shop).
-Work directly with the department head and their team in the respective area of focus.
-Attend a three-day intensive seminar where you will be introduced to the field of arts administration, meet industry professionals, and begin to develop their fellowship goals and plans.
-Take on significant responsibilities in their department, including day-to-day tasks and long-term collaborative and individual projects.
-Participate in monthly seminar meetings to discuss their work, share ideas and receive specialized career-development training.
-Participate in brown bag lunches with members of the NYTW staff and invited guests and attend industry networking and social events.
-Present their work and experiences to staff and members of the NYTW extended community at an end-of-the-season fellows’ event.
The application for the 2019/20 Season is now open. Please review the fellowship goals, guidelines and timeline, and our frequently asked questions before submitting your application.
For more information and to apply, candidates can visit our 2050 Administrative Fellowship page: https://www.nytw.org/education/2050-admin-fellowships
Additionally, we will be hosting a 2050 Administrative Fellowship Information Session at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13th, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 PM – prospective candidates can RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2RmFWqy.
Deadline for applications is March 15th, 2019 5 PM EST.
2019/20 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION TIMELINE:
-March 15-Application deadline (by 5 PM EST)
-Late April through Early May-Fellowship offers extended
-July 8-Fellowship begins
July 8, 2019 – June 26, 2020
HOW TO APPLY