Fellowships

Overview

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. These posts are full-time, year-long commitments (unless otherwise noted). A travel stipend of $100/ wk is provided. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, including a statement of purpose. Additional materials may be required for specific fellowships. 


How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted electronically to internships@woollymammoth.net 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).


Please provide:
  1. 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. Edwell Estrellita Cover Letter).

  2. 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. Edwell Estrellita Resume).

  3. If applying for New Work 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.

  4. If applying for the New Work 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 internships@woollymammoth.net. The subject line must read “Applicant Last Name Applicant First Name Recommendation New Work (e.g. Edwell Estrellita Recommendation New Work).


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: internships@woollymammoth.net. 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.


Connectivity fellow

Supervisor: Kristen Jackson, Connectivity Director
The purpose of Woolly’s innovative Connectivity program, which combines elements of community engagement, audience engagement, civic dramaturgy, and education, is to deepen the civic conversation around the plays we produce by creating opportunities for dialogue and understanding. Connectivity is also one of the means through which we express Woolly’s core value of radical inclusion, by forming multifaceted and mutually beneficial partnerships with a range of artist collectives, arts and culture organizations, frontline service nonprofits, academic institutions, and advocacy groups among others.

The Connectivity fellow will provide the Connectivity Director with a wide range of administrative, logistical, and programmatic support. As a member of the Artistic team, the fellow will conduct research on community organizations and local artists, participate in show-specific brainstorms about programming, attend partner and event producing meetings, staff Connectivity events, attend community events and performances, contribute to the writing of any educational study guides, and participate in season planning meetings. They will support audience engagement activities by assisting with the design and implementation of our interactive lobby experiences and gallery spaces, and writing copy for the website, lobby signage, event one-pagers, and bi-weekly connectivity email about upcoming show-related events and lobby installations. The Connectivity fellow will also support the day-to-day administrative functioning of the department, to include: creating and updating tessitura accounts, reconciling credit card statements, keeping files and records current and organized, organizing department materials, researching and drafting presentational materials for the Director, and other administrative duties as assigned. They may be asked to take on additional tasks and duties related to the Connectivity Core Partner program, and Ambassador program, as assigned.

Successful candidates will have experience talking about issues of equity, diversity, inclusion and access, strong collaborative and relationship/consensus-building experience, attention to detail, schedule flexibility, and ability to work independently. Please submit a non-creative writing sample that is no more than two pages.

Technical fellow

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.

Properties fellow

Supervisor: Becca Tuteur, 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, as well as assisting in the maintenance and inventory of props storage. Candidates should have prior experience with carpentry, sewing, upholstery, basic crafting skills, casting and mold-making, sculpting and painting. Candidates must have a basic knowledge of hand and power tools. Prior experience with Photoshop is a plus. They must be willing to have a flexible schedule and able to work long hours during tech weeks. Fellows will attend production meetings with professional designers and directors for exposure to the artistic development process. Portfolios are encouraged.

Literary fellow

The Literary Fellow position offers the opportunity to be immersed in the literary office of a major new play theatre. 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, playwright and agent correspondence, and participating in season planning meetings with Woolly’s artistic leadership. There may be opportunity for dramaturgical experience to be developed as Assistant Production Dramaturg for Woolly productions during the season; potentially by 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, 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.