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The New Group, one of New York’s leading non-profit off-Broadway theaters, is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. In addition to producing four main stage productions in their upcoming 2017-2018 season, the organization’s New Group/New Works play and musical development program champions original works by emerging and established authors.
The New Group also operates a variety of theater education programs that provide opportunities for artistically inclined high school, college, and adult students. The New Group has received a Building Demand for the Arts Implementation Grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) to implement defined strategies to enhance organizational opportunities for diversity and inclusion. Working together with playwright Thomas Bradshaw, we will work to execute and evaluate a series of initiatives, including the recruitment of a DDCF Diversity and Inclusion Fellow.
This 30-week Fellowship is designed to provide a career enrichment opportunity to an early career professional of color interested in working in arts administration. At The New Group, our small and collaborative office environment creates the space for unique cross-departmental exposure. The Fellow will receive a tailored hands-on training experience to gain the skills and insight required to reach career goals.
The Fellow’s responsibilities will include: • Lead efforts to produce a reading series for new work by playwrights of diverse backgrounds • Organize and coordinate a regular series of talkbacks, curated and moderated by Thomas Bradshaw • Work with a community engagement specialist on marketing outreach efforts to reach diverse community populations to help build new audiences • Support audience surveying efforts to help The New Group measure the impact of our implementation initiatives • Assist with other administrative and creative planning and execution activities as required
Successful candidates must be highly organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills and a passionate interest in participating in The New Group’s initiatives to transform the organization into a more diverse and inclusive community. Fellows should demonstrate an ability to coordinate and execute tasks efficiently and effectively with great attention to detail. Candidates must have a commitment to a collaborative working style and an ability to relate to diverse audiences. Some experience in theatre and/or non-profit arts is preferred, but is not required.
Compensation: The Fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend for up to 30 hours per week for 30 weeks between September and June). Perks: In addition to discount and complimentary tickets to New York theater performances, the Fellow will have regular meetings with The New Group’s Artistic and Executive Directors as well as Thomas Bradshaw and other New Group artists. We are committed to providing mentorship within the organization and beyond to provide contacts to help further the Fellow’s professional development.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
To apply, please submit a cover letter, a current resume, and the contact information of two references. Send all materials to Fellowships [at] TheNewGroup.org. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017. The New Group is an E.O.E., encourages diversity in all forms and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. No phone calls, please. For more information on The New Group, please visit: www.thenewgroup.org