Generation Now Fellowship
Children's Theatre Company / Minneapolis, MN11.01.22
$16.50/hr + benefits
The Generation Now cohort of theatres, Penumbra Theatre, Ma-Yi Theatre, Latino Theater Company, Native Voices at the Autry and Children’s Theatre Company are proud to announce the Generation Now Administrative Fellowship opportunity. This is an 18-month fellowship starting in January 2023 and working through the 2023-2024 season. The purpose of this fellowship is to support the Generation Now collaborative partnership between the five professional theatres. The goal of this partnership is to co-commission and co-develop sixteen new plays by BIPOC artists for multigenerational audiences over five years. The administrative fellow will have access to a physical work station at CTC in Minneapolis, as well as CTC’s staff and infrastructure and will report to CTC’s Artistic Director. This position will consult with and report out to the Artistic Directors of all five theatres in the Generation Now cohort.
The intent of this fellowship is to create an opportunity for early career theatre administrators with a priority on those whose lived experience is underrepresented in the theatre field. This season long, full-time, paid fellowship program strives to address economic and institutional barriers to careers in theatre. Generation Now is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with typical office hours Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends required. Additionally, there may be some travel from the Twin Cities to New York and Los Angeles required, with travel expenses paid by the theatres.
GENERATION NOW ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTIONS
Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota nurtures Black artists, advances equity, and facilitates wellness for individuals and community. Penumbra centers the Black experience, learns from and supports people of color who are not Black, and welcomes white individuals interested in building resiliency and competency for racial equity and racial healing work.
Ma-Yi Theatre Company
Ma-Yi Theatre Company in New York City is a professional, award-winning theatre whose primary mission is to develop and produce new and innovative plays by Asian American writers. Since its founding, Mi-Yi has distinguished itself as one of the country’s leading incubators of new works shaping local and national conversations about what it means to be Asian American today.
Latino Theater Company
Latino Theater Company (LTC) in Los Angeles operates the Los Angeles Theatre Center, a Historic Landmark, and five-theater performing arts complex, in the revitalized Historic Core District of Downtown Los Angeles. LTC’s mission is to provide a world-class arts center for those pursuing artistic excellence; a laboratory where both tradition and innovation are honored and honed; and a place where the convergence of people, cultures, and ideas contribute to a more vibrant future.
Native Voices at the Autry
Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles is the country’s only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. Native Voices provides a supportive, collaborative setting for Native theatre artists from across North America and is committed to putting Native narratives at the center of the American story in order to facilitate a more inclusive dialogue on what it means to be American.
Children’s Theatre Company
Children’s Theatre Company is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 25 largest producing theatres in the US. CTC’s mission is to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities.
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
We are seeking candidates who are passionate about theatre and whose lived experience is underrepresented in theatre administration. We are actively recruiting and welcoming applicants from underrepresented communities including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQIAP+ community, recognizing the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our community. We are committed to our core value of inclusion and ensuring a work environment that is free from discrimination. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.
As a Generation Now Administrative Fellow, you will:
- Commit to an 18 month-long fellowship position
- Learn from and work with CTC’s Artistic Director, Peter Brosius, and CTC’s seasoned professional team as well as the artistic and management leadership from all partner theatres
- Perform essential tasks for the Generation Now cohort that range from important day-to-day tasks to longer term projects
- Be eligible to participate in CTC’s employee benefit programs, including health, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and 10 days of paid vacation
- Participate in staff training and learning opportunities, including anti-sexual violence training, anti-racism/anti-bias training and justice, equity, diversity and inclusion brown bag lunches
- Receive an hourly wage of $16.50 for 40 hours of work per week for the 18-month term
Application Deadline: November 30, 2022
Candidate Interviews: Early December
Fellowship Offer: Mid-December
Fellowship Start: January 9, 2023
Fellowship Conclusion: June 28, 2024
FELLOWSHIP ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Coordinate calendars among artistic leaders of the five theatres and creative teams of the sixteen commissions to schedule meetings, videoconferences, workshops, and in-person convenings
- Draft agendas for meetings, record and distribute minutes, troubleshoot videoconferencing IT issues
- Coordinate travel, hotels, per diems, ground transport, meals, and welcome packets for workshops and convenings
- Build, track, and reconcile budgets for all Generation Now activities; coordinate with each cohort theatre to ensure that respective accounting and record-keeping policies are followed; work with development staff from each cohort theatre on grant reporting
- Work closely with artistic staff at each cohort theatre and creative teams to line produce readings and workshops: support scheduling, casting, company management, stage management, and dramaturgy as needed
- Work closely with artistic and administrative staff at each cohort theatre to line produce convenings: support scheduling, renting and preparing spaces and equipment, arranging travel and catering, and other logistical support
- Participate in and contribute to the new play development process and the collaboration among cohort theatres; document the group’s learning and prepare reflections to be shared with the field via Howlround
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Communication – Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
- Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
- Customer Oriented – Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures
- Detail-oriented – Thoroughness and accuracy when completing a task through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small
- Emotional Intelligence – The ability to be recognize and manage your emotion, and the emotion of others, to achieve positive and mutually beneficial outcomes
- Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
- Project management skills – Ability to plan and manage workflows and personnel in a holistic and integrated fashion to ensure progress of projects, and awareness of responsibilities among staff
- Demonstrated experience with the development of new work
- Demonstrated skill in being attentive to the nuances of culturally specific and cross-cultural dynamics
- Demonstrated skill in budget management, travel logistics and scheduling
- Demonstrated proficiency Microsoft Office
- Demonstrated skills in organization, attention to detail and sound decision-making ability
- COVID-19 Vaccine
All employees of CTC are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. If a candidate is selected to fill this role, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination.
DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA
Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene. The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 150 theatres. Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy.
The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life. Minneapolis is a racially and culturally diverse city, home to several large immigrant communities such as the largest Somali and Hmong diasporas in the US as well as a significant Spanish-speaking population.
Please send a resume and a cover letter to Andrew Robertson, CTC’s Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter should describe aspects of your past academic and/or job experience that you feel are most relevant to this application, as well as describing how you represent a perspective of an underrepresented community in theatre and why bringing diverse perspectives to theatre is personally important to you. Please include the name of this fellowship position in the subject line of the email.