The Center at West Park, Inc.

Arts Leaders Fellowship Program (5 different positions)

ARTS LEADERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Applications due: Friday, January 5 at 5pm.

Timeframe: Spring 2018. Monday, February 5 through Friday, June 22 (flexible) 

Commitment: Approx. 10 hours per week for 20 weeks. Weekly meetings on Mondays 7-9pm (required)

Compensation: $2500 stipend ($125 per week) plus opportunity to work House Manager shifts (weeknights and weekends, $15/hr)

The Center at West Park’s Arts Leaders Fellowship Program is an opportunity for early career arts professionals to build skills and experience while shaping the direction of a new arts and culture center in a historic building on the Upper West Side. 

Fellows will work closely with the Center’s Executive & Artistic Director to plan and execute projects to build both organization capacity and their individual skill sets, as well as regular tasks to support the weekly operations of the Center. Fellows will meet weekly on Monday evenings to share goals and accomplishments, collaborate on solutions, and discuss organizational strategy. Each fellow will also be assigned a mentor from the Board of Directors or senior staff. 

All fellows will have two unique opportunities: 1) working with the Executive & Artistic Director and Board Programming Committee to curate the Center’s upcoming season, and 2) sitting in on monthly board meetings (also on Monday evenings) and delivering reports on their projects to the board. 

Fellows will also have the opportunity to sign up for House Manager shifts during performances and Sunday church services, Tuesday–Sunday evenings and Sunday mornings, 4-8 hours per shift, $15 per hour. 

Some experience in arts administration, producing, and/or curation is preferred. A passion for music, dance, theater, film, and/or visual art is a must. 

The Center at West Park is building a welcoming and inclusive community that spans diverse points of view; cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; national origins and immigration statuses; ages, abilities, orientations, and gender identities; and religious and spiritual affiliations (or none at all). We call the diverse members of our community into relationship through our shared commitment to creative and intellectual expression. Persons of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities are encouraged to apply.

Arts Education Fellow:

  • Attend monthly board meetings (Monday evenings)
  • Participate in Board Programming Committee meetings and calls
  • Design and implement Spring 2018 arts education program
  • Additional projects as assigned by Executive & Artistic Director

Arts Management Fellow:

  • Attend monthly board meetings (Monday evenings)
  • Participate in Board Programming Committee, Finance Committee, and Facilities Committee meetings and calls
  • Participate in design and implement bookkeeping and internal communication systems
  • Participate in development of organizational policies and practices
  • Track weekly income and expenses 
  • Additional projects as assigned by Executive & Artistic Director

Development Fellow:

  • Attend monthly board meetings (Monday evenings)
  • Participate in Board Programming Committee and Fundraising Committee meetings and calls
  • Research and draft grants for programming, general operating, and capital support
  • Support planning and implementation of spring fundraising campaign
  • Build a database of supporters (with Outreach Fellow)
  • Additional projects as assigned by Executive & Artistic Director

Outreach Fellow:

  • Attend monthly board meetings (Monday evenings)
  • Participate in Board Programming Committee and Fundraising Committee meetings and calls
  • Design and implement neighborhood outreach campaign and audience engagement program
  • Coordinate marketing with resident performing artists across web, social, email, and print 
  • Build a database of event attendees and potential partners (with Development Fellow)
  • Additional projects as assigned by Executive & Artistic Director

Technical and Facilities Fellow:

  • Attend monthly board meetings (Monday evenings)
  • Participate in Board Programming Committee and Facilities Committee meetings and calls
  • Manage inventory of technical equipment
  • Coordinate and supervise load-in and load-out of all productions (usually Sundays and Mondays)
  • Supervise safety and organization of all equipment and performances spaces
  • Additional projects as assigned by Executive & Artistic Director

Contact Information

Zachary Tomlinson, Executive Director/Artistic Director
165 West 86th Street
New York
NY
10024
Contact Phone: 
(212) 997-4490
Contact e-mail: