MIRANDA FAMILY FELLOWSHIPS  Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, a national leader in the creation of innovative theatre, is launching the second cohort of its transformative fellowship program in partnership and with a lead gift from the Miranda Family Fund, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s family philanthropic fund. This ambitious workforce development program is designed to provide talented candidates from historically excluded communities, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, with the job experience, resources and training necessary to build their careers as arts administrators or theatre technicians. Each fellowship is structured as a paid year-long department-specific entry-level position with health insurance benefits, and a monthly housing stipend. This position is full-time non exempt. The fellowships will take place over one year and begin in June 2022.

Major support is provided by the Wilke Family Foundation, the UPS Foundation, and the Patalano Family (Lou, Jodi, Ali, and Will) with additional support from Kristin Ehrgood and Vadim Nikitine and the Verizon Foundation.

To submit your application, email MFFellowship@woollymammoth.net as laid out below: 

In the subject of the email please list “last name, first name MFF Application”

In the body of the email, please include answers to the following:

  • Your name and pronouns
  • Please indicate which fellowship you are applying for. If you are applying to more than one fellowship, please rank them numerically in order of interest. You may apply for up to two.
  • Please indicate if you have an existing affiliation with Woolly Mammoth. This affiliation could be as a Core Partner, Program Participant, Ambassador, Company Member, Volunteer Usher, or previous employee.
  • Please indicate if you have applied to Woolly’s Miranda Family Fellowship Program before.
  • Please list the name of your recommender and their email address. All letters of recommendation should be emailed to MFFellowship@woollymammoth.net, and must be received no later than 11:59pm on March 7, 2022.

Additionally, attach the below documents: 

  • Resume in PDF format
  • Two short essays (1000 words total) in PDF format
    • What is a piece of art (play, tv show, movie, artwork, book, poem, etc.) that has affected how you interpret and understand the world, and why?
    • How does your background and life experience inform your aspirations as an arts administrator/technician? What role have your identities played in shaping your career interests and goals? How does this relate to the fellowship area (Connectivity, New Work, or Development) that you are applying for? Please note, if you are applying for more than one fellowship position, please answer this question for each position you are applying for with specifics about why you are well suited to that position (you may add an additional 500 words to your total word count).
  • Writing Sample in PDF format
    • Please submit a public facing writing or work sample of no more than 750 words. Examples might include program notes, blog posts, press releases, academic essays. Please do not submit creative writing samples.

All applicants are required to submit one letter of recommendation.

Recommenders should email letters directly to MFFellowship@woollymammoth.net with “Recommendation for APPLICANT’S NAME” in the subject line. In their letters,  recommenders should be sure to state how long they have known the applicant and in what capacity (for example, spiritual leader, colleague, coach, mentor, community leader, professor, former/current supervisor). We would particularly appreciate comments on the applicant’s abilities in the following areas: work ethic, curiosity and ability to take initiative, interpersonal skills, and dependability.

All application material is due by 11:59pm on March 7, 2022.  


  • Can commit to the entire 12 month fellowship timeline
  • Can commit to 40 hours a week (including possible evenings and weekends)
  • Theatre experience (can be at the university, community and/or professional level)
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a university B.A, B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A. or P.H.D. program during the fellowship period.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Applicants are NOT required to have a university degree.