The Woolly Mammoth Fellowship Program is designed for early career professionals looking for an opportunity to experience a deep dive into the day to day operations of a professional arts organization. Fellows are assigned specific disciplines within each department where they will focus primarily on advancing their understanding and skill set surrounding the needs of managing the specific department. Fellows will participate in many institution wide events and meetings, and their experience will culminate with a project that will be produced solely by the fellow class.
Fellowships are full-time, year-long commitments (unless otherwise noted). A travel stipend is provided. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, including a statement of purpose. Additional materials may be required for specific fellowships.
The deadline for applications for 2018-2019 Fellowships is April 15, 2018.
How to Apply
All application materials must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org according to the specifications listed below and in the application. Woolly is not responsible for formatting errors or incomplete applications. Applications received in hardcopy via mail or fax will not be accepted (but will be recycled).
Cover letter indicating your desired position, describing your interest in Woolly, summarizing your prior experience and/or qualifications, and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for your desired fellowship. Cover letters should be in PDF format and named “Last Name First Name Cover Letter” (e.g. Bowen Kirsten Cover Letter).
A professional work résumé that lists: education & training, work history, theater/arts experience, and computer skills. Résumés should be in PDF format and named “Last Name First Name Resume” (e.g. Bowen Kirsten Resume).
If applying for Literary Fellow or Development Intern, please include an analytical writing sample. This sample should not be a piece of creative writing. Do not submit a work of fiction or a script.
If applying for the Literary Fellow, please include two letters of recommendation (employers, professors, etc). Letters of recommendation must be received in electronic format, and may be submitted directly to email@example.com. The subject line must read “Applicant Last Name Applicant First Name Recommendation Literary” (e.g. Bowen Kirsten Recommendation Literary).
Applications will not be processed until all materials have been received.
All application materials must be submitted together in one single email. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified once a complete application is received (please allow for approximately one week).
Direct all questions to our Internships & Fellowships Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please or direct inquiries to Woolly staff members.
Woolly Mammoth is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of all ethnicities, identities, and backgrounds to apply.
Supervisor: Jenn Harris, General Manager
Under the guidance of the General Manager, the Production Fellow will be given the opportunity to observe and participate in the managing of a production department. They will assist with the facilitation of artistic and design conversations, casting, company management, budgeting, and facility management. The fellow will act as an auditor in the casting process as well as maintain the casting files, schedule auditions, and cultivate relationships with local talent through scouting work in the DC metro area. In addition, the fellow will be expected to attend all staff and production meetings and assist with the routine tasks of every day operations. Must be 21 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license.
Supervisor: Kirsten Bowen, Literary DIrector
The Literary Fellow position offers the opportunity to be immersed in the literary office of a major new play theater. The fellow is exposed to the season planning, new play development, and production dramaturgy processes. The fellow maintains Woolly’s script database, organizing and implementing the flow of scripts through the department, reading scripts, writing reports, updating literary calendars, occasional correspondence, and participating in season planning meetings with Woolly’s artistic leadership. Dramaturgical experience is developed by acting as Assistant Production Dramaturg for Woolly productions during the season, compiling actor packets and secondary research materials, creating and maintaining research blogs, etc. As an assistant dramaturg, the fellow may have the opportunity to write for the Woolly playbill, attend developmental readings, design meetings, and rehearsals, as appropriate. Literary Fellow may be requested to on occasion cover local productions outside of Woolly, attend invited dress rehearsals and early previews and other Woolly events outside of regular office hours. Please submit two letters of recommendation and a non-creative writing sample that is no more than two pages.
Supervisor: Kristen Jackson, Connectivity Director
The Connectivity Fellow will work closely with the Connectivity Department to plan and implement the many aspects of our show-by-show strategy: audience design, lobby experiences, and engagement events. The fellow will participate in brainstorming and planning meetings, conduct research on community events and organizations, and assist with designing and installing Woolly’s interactive lobby experiences. The Connectivity fellow will also support the day to day functioning of the department.
Supervisor: Samantha Campbell, Master Electrician
Under the guidance of Woolly's award-winning Company Lighting Designer and Master Electrician, the Lighting Fellow will be given the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of the light hang, focus, and maintenance in a professional setting. This includes planning, show preparation, and implementation of the lighting designs and systems. The fellow will receive experience serving as the Designer's assistant during Tech and Previews and assisting the Master Electrician with lighting paperwork. In addition, the fellow will experience touring companies while assisting the Master Electrician in the prep and execution of Presented Artist technical riders. The Fellow will also take part in the seasonal maintenance of both the theater space and the building. Good communication skills and a sense of humor are essential for this position. Knowledge of Lightwright and Vectorworks is a plus. We will also consider candidates on a semester-based timeline for this position.
Supervisor: Jenn Sheetz, Properties Master
The Properties Fellow assists in the acquisition, construction and maintenance of all properties used in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s productions. The fellow will work alongside with the Properties Master, researching, purchasing, and crafting of show props. Candidates should have prior experience with carpentry, sewing, upholstery, refurbishing furniture, cast and mold, sculpting and painting. Candidates must have a basic knowledge of hand and power tools. They must be willing to have a flexible schedule and able to work long hours during tech weeks. Fellow will attend production meetings with professional designers and directors for exposure to the artistic development process. Portfolios are encouraged.
Supervisor: Joel Garcia, Technical Director
The Technical Fellow position allows for a full understanding of how designers and technical staff come together to create a production. Fellows work intimately with the Technical Director and scene shop staff on the construction, finishing, and installation of scenery. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: wood work, scenic painting, steel work and welding, foam work, plastics. For candidates interested in design areas, it is possible to assist resident designers on projects. The Fellow is required to attend production meetings with designers and directors for exposure to the artistic development process. Scenic portfolios are encouraged.