Miranda Family Fellowship Program (Connectivity, New Work, & Production Management Fellowships)

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Washington, DC 20004

Job Details


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, a national leader in the creation of innovative theatre, is launching a transformative fellowship program in partnership and with a lead gift from the Miranda Family Fund, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s family philanthropic fund. This ambitious new program is designed to provide talented candidates from historically excluded communities, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, with the resources and training necessary to build their careers as arts administrators or theatre technicians. Each fellowship is structured as a paid year-long department-specific position with benefits (including health insurance), and a housing stipend. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the inaugural fellowships will take place over one and a half years and begin as remote positions in Winter 2021. 

Woolly Mammoth is committed to rooting out oppressive practices in the American theatre that have resulted in inequities and harm towards many would-be theatre makers. One such field-wide practice that rewards privilege and discourages inclusivity is the hiring of unpaid interns and apprentices — thus creating one of many barriers to entering the theatre industry. The Miranda Family Fellows Program will disrupt this system by compensating fellows a full-time salary plus providing a housing stipend of $800/mo, and health care benefits. Through this exciting model, Woolly Mammoth and the Miranda Family Fund are shining a light on the need for greater equity, diversity, inclusion, and access behind the scenes in the American theatre, and creating a new point of entry into the field for the next generation of arts leaders.

Alongside the opportunity to be embedded in the organization, participants will also receive ongoing professional development opportunities. These include mentorships with industry leaders, so they might identify opportunities to explore their specific areas of interest, as well as receive valuable career guidance. In order to deepen their analysis of equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the role arts organizations can play in furthering movements for social justice, fellows will receive anti-racism and anti-oppression training and access to affinity spaces. Fellows will also receive coaching to support them in developing an effective leadership style grounded in their values. There will be opportunities for peer networking, particularly as a part of the larger network of Miranda Family Fellows.

For full job descriptions, eligibility, and how to apply, please visit our website at https://www.woollymammoth.net/join-us/fellowships  

Department: Connectivity
Reports to: Connectivity Director
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Status: Full-time   
Date Posted: December 10, 2020

The Miranda Family Foundation Connectivity Fellow will join Woolly Mammoth’s nationally acclaimed Connectivity department in linking Woolly’s artistic mission with its social and political mission through artistic programs, community engagement, and audience enrichment activities. They will provide the Connectivity Director with a wide range of administrative, logistical, and programmatic support. The Miranda Family Connectivity Fellow will also support the day-to-day administrative functioning of the department and may be asked to take on additional tasks and duties related to the Connectivity Core Partner program, and Ambassador program, as assigned.

Department: New Work Department   
Reports to: Director of New Work
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Status: Full-time   
Date Posted: December 10, 2020

The Miranda Family New Work Fellow position offers the opportunity to be immersed in the new work department of a major theatre that is a national innovator in the development and production of new work. The fellow is exposed to Woolly’s unique season planning, new work development, and production dramaturgy processes. There may be opportunity to develop dramaturgical experience as Assistant Production Dramaturg for Woolly productions during the season by compiling actor packets and secondary research materials, creating and maintaining research blogs, etc. As an assistant dramaturg, the fellow may have the opportunity to write for Gala/event scripts, attend developmental readings and rehearsals, as appropriate.

Department: Production Department   
Reports to: Production Manager
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Status: Full-time   
Date Posted: December 10, 2020

The Miranda Family Production Management Fellow works directly with the Production Manager to realize the technical elements of all Woolly Mammoth Theatre productions in a safe and resource efficient manner, and in alignment with and in service to Woolly’s artistic mission and commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access. The Production Management Fellow will shadow the Production Manager in meetings with the intention of creating a capstone experience at the end of the fellowship, playing a leading role in a Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company production.


March 1, 2021 – June 17, 2022


$31,200/year including benefits, and a housing stipend





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