Paper Mill Playhouse Fellowship Program
About Paper Mill Playhouse:
Founded in 1934, Paper Mill Playhouse has been a cherished New Jersey arts institution for more than 80 years. Paper Mill brings new American musical theater to life, with a national reputation that continues to grow. Paper Mill creates and produces groundbreaking new
musicals and reimagined classics. Several productions have gone on to Broadway and launched national tours, including Disney’s Newsies, Les Misérables, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Bronx Tale, and Bandstand. In 2016, Paper Mill received the Regional Theatre Tony award in
recognition of its contribution to the national field, the industry’s highest honor. In addition to the 1,200 seat mainstage, the theater is also home to an award-winning center for musical theater education and artist training, with outreach programs that impact thousands of students each year.
Paper Mill Playhouse entertains, inspires, and enriches lives. As the nation’s premier musical theater, we foster a creative environment to advance the art form, educate students, develop future theater lovers, nurture inclusion, and provide access for all.
About the Fellowship Program
Paper Mill Fellows will spend two years (October 2021- June 2023) at one of the premier musical theaters in the country receiving practical training to launch a professional career in theater administration. Fellows will take on substantive roles within their departments, engage in cross-departmental collaboration, and attend enrichment events and social gatherings.
This is a unique opportunity for the next generation of theater leadership to work, learn, and play in an environment with some of the top musical theater artists.The fellowships are intended for early-career theater practitioners. We recognize that this
can look different depending on personal circumstance and could include: recent college graduates, those with a combination of some college and work experience, or those looking to change career paths or re-enter the workforce. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who will bring unique and new perspectives to the organization and specifically welcome applications from those from Black, Latinx, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Salary: $684/week, Benefits Eligible
Paper Mill Playhouse is committed to hiring high caliber individuals of diverse backgrounds. We strive to provide our staff with a nurturing and inclusive environment, equal for all employees and optimal for their success. Paper Mill celebrates diversity and believes it enriches our work environment and the work on our stage.
Artistic Fellow: Working closely with the Producing Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, and the Associate Producer on a daily basis, the Artistic Fellow will learn the ins and outs of producing in a first-class regional musical theater. This Fellow should have training or experience working in educational, amateur, or professional theater.
Education Fellow: The Education Fellow will engage in a variety of programming within then Education, Outreach and Access portfolio of programs. Strong candidates will bring an affinity for both teaching and administration, with a desire to grow within the framework of a non-profit cultural arts institution.
Finance Fellow: The Finance Fellow will perform tasks usual and necessary to help keep the theater’s administration and financials operating smoothly and efficiently. Strong attention to detail and an enjoyment in working with numbers and spreadsheets are key for this position.
Marketing and Communications Fellow: The Marketing and Communications Fellow will be given a rotating discovery period with each area of the department including Marketing, Ticketing, Front of House, and Community Outreach. At the end of that period the Fellow will identify areas of interest and develop a project that will move the organization forward. This fellow should have a collaborative spirit, be creative, and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Production Fellow: The Production Department Fellow will be immersed within the office of the multi-functional Production Department under the guidance of the Director of Production. The Fellow will gain hands-on experience with all elements of theatrical production and will be asked to perform a wide variety of tasks. A background in theater is helpful (professional, non-professional, or academic); a passion for the arts is mandatory.
Development Fellow: The Development Fellow will work closely with the Director of Corporate Foundation Relations to research and draft grants. Additionally, this Fellow will have a unique opportunity to interface with the Managing Director and the Capital Campaign Planning Committee as Paper Mill prepares for a major Capital Campaign effort. This Fellow must have excellent research and writing skills.
Applications will be reviewed starting June 7, 2021. Submit an application through Google Form using the link provided below. In addition to the application, we ask that you upload a three-minute video introducing yourself and sharing something we should know about you that we may not get from your application or personal statement. No phone calls, please.
Application Google Form: https://forms.gle/FpfMJroCJWrDSqYf8