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Kennedy center fellowship program

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    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers valuable skills building for arts managers through the Fellowship Program. The program provides up to 10 highly motivated, disciplined, and creative arts managers the instruction and experience they need to succeed in today's complex arts environment.

    Fellows enjoy close working relationships with experienced arts professionals, hands-on work opportunities, a structured blend of independent and collective learning experiences, and the opportunity to work in one of the busiest and most artistically diverse performing arts centers in the United States. Fellows are expected to attend performances and educational events, as well as complete significant projects within the context of the Kennedy Center.

    Fellowships are full-time and last 9 months starting in September and ending in May. The program emphasizes excellence, creativity, economic problem solving, strategic planning, internationalism, and a commitment to new technologies.

    Fellows receive an annual stipend of $20,000 (paid bi-weekly) to help defray housing and transportation costs. Course materials, and reimbursement for health insurance are provided to Fellows. Program of Study Early September through late May The Kennedy Center presents a comprehensive program of study for Fellows that includes core coursework, a rotation of workplace assignments in Center departments, and a structured series of professional development seminars.

    Coursework
    Fellows classes are taught by highly experienced performing arts professionals and include case study, independent research, and collaborative group work. Fellows attend classes weekly for the duration of the fellowship. Core courses and instructors include:
    Strategic Planning: Michael Kaiser, Kennedy Center President
    Marketing: David Kitto, Vice President for Marketing & Sales
    Development: Marie Mattson, Vice President for Development
    Finance: Kennedy Center Finance Department staff
    Practicum Assignments
    During their course of study Fellows complete three to five different administrative workplace assignments under the direct supervision of senior Kennedy Center staff. These practica extend and complement Fellows' experience in their courses. Placements can include, but are not limited to:
    Dance Programming
    Development
    Education Department
    Institutional Affairs
    International Programming
    Marketing
    National Symphony Orchestra
    Theater Programming
    VSA arts
    Seminars
    The Seminar Series provides participants with contemporary knowledge essential to leaders of performing arts organizations. Seminar topics include, but are not limited to:
    Accessibility and Arts Organizations
    Arts Education
    Human Resource Management
    Law and the Arts
    Media Relations
    Programming
    Technology & Arts Management
    Union Negotiations
    Applicant Criteria
    The ideal candidate must demonstrate knowledge of an artistic discipline(s), an aptitude for management skills, proven organizational and communication skills, maturity and confidence, and the ability to work independently, as well as with diverse groups. A minimum of a bachelor's degree in the arts or a related discipline, and at three to five years of experience as an administrator for a performing arts organization (e.g., theater, music, dance) are required.

    How to Apply
    Submit the following:
    Click here to download the Fellowship application form (Requires Adobe Acrobat)
    Personal Statement: No more than two pages indicating the reason(s) you are applying for this Fellowship, what you hope to gain from the experience, your background in the performing arts, and your goals related to working in the field of arts administration.
    Resume (and photo, optional)
    Official college/university transcript(s): undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)
    Two (2) current recommendation letters: Letters should speak to your relevant background and skills. Letters of recommendation must arrive in sealed envelopes with the signature of the letter writer appearing across the envelope flap.
    All application materials submitted become the confidential property of the Kennedy Center and are not returnable.

    All material must arrive in one package and must be written in English or have a certified translation.

    Applicants are notified within six to eight weeks of application postmark deadline.

    Application Deadline
    All materials must arrive in one package, be written in English or have a certified translation, and be postmarked by April 21 of each year.

    Send complete application package to:

    Fellowship Program
    The Kennedy Center
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210

    Kennedy Center: Fellowship Program
     
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