2050 Administrative Fellowship 2017-18, New York Theatre Workshop, USA

Publish Date: Mar 22, 2017

Deadline: Apr 01, 2017


NYTW is proud to announce the launch of the 2050 Administrative Fellowship program—a sister program to our successful 2050 Artistic Fellowship, which supports emerging playwrights and directors. Replacing our current internship program, the new fellowship represents one of several NYTW initiatives to address the economic barriers that may prevent talented individuals from pursuing careers in the theatre.

For 20 years, NYTW has honed an inclusive fellowship program for emerging theatre makers with a multiplicity of perspectives. These fellowships have taken many forms, supporting playwrights, directors, designers and administrators.

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 New York Theatre Workshop 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 new 2050 Administrative Fellowship program is designed to provide first-rate instruction and mentorship to young professionals who are underrepresented in the field of theatre administration. We seek applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation who are interested in working in an administrative capacity at a not-for-profit arts organization.

The first full season of the program will run from July 2017 through June 2018. This program is supported by funds from the Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC.


Thank you for your interest in the 2050 Administrative Fellowship. The application for the 2017/18 season is now open. Please review the fellowship goals, guidelines and timeline, and our frequently asked questions before submitting your application.

As a 2050 Administrative Fellow, you will:

        • Commit to a year-long paid part-time fellowship in one field of interest including Artistic Programming, Casting, Community Engagement, Development, Education, Executive, Finance & Operations, Literary, Marketing, Producing and Production Management.
        • 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 your fellowship goals and plans.
        • Take on significant responsibilities in your department, including day-to-day tasks and long-term collaborative and individual projects.
        • Participate in monthly seminar meetings to discuss your 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 your work and experiences to staff and members of the NYTW extended community at an end-of-the-season fellows symposium.

2017/18 Fellowship Application Timeline

  • April 1               Application Deadline (by 5pm EST)
  • Mid-April            Fellowship Interviews
  • Early May           Fellowship offers extended
  • July 10               Fellowship begins


All interested candidates must submit the following materials by the announced deadline:

  • Online application form
  • A personal statement (750 word-limit)
  • A résumé or CV that lists both administrative and theatre experience
  • Two letters of recommendation

After reviewing applications, NYTW will begin sending out interview invitations. Fellowship interviews will take place in mid-April only. Candidates must be available for an in-person or video-chat interview during the interview period. Fellowship decisions will be announced by early May.

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