THE NEW GROUP

New Group Next Fellowships

Applications for the 2019/20 Season have closed. 

The New Group will offer three Fellowships in the areas of Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, Artistic and Marketing during the 2019/20 season. These Fellowships are paid appointments and are designed to train candidates from underrepresented communities in the New York theatre industry who have had limited or no access to arts training.

In addition to the specific fellowship descriptions below, all Fellows will become part of The New Group team in the following ways in order to expand the breadth of their understanding of how a non-profit theatre operates.

  • Participate in weekly departmental and staff meetings
  • Attend and provide event support for Opening Nights, Fundraising benefits and other special events
  • Invitations to one-on-one sessions with senior staff members to gain perspective in other aspects of the organization
  • Additional mentorship and coaching by Founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and Executive Director Adam Bernstein
  • Resume guidance, job search strategies, and interview preparation
  • Introductions to external industry networks in chosen fields to help cultivate relationships for future employment opportunities

Throughout the fellowship period, there will be an ongoing evaluation process to determine appropriate areas for growth and outline future goals. At the end of the fellowship, it is The New Group’s intention that the fellows will have gained skills and experience that will make them competitive candidates for future employment in New York’s theatrical workforce.

The New Group embraces diversity in all forms and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The New Group is an E.O.E. and people of color, immigrants, differently abled, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are encouraged to apply.

Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

The Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Fellow works closely with members of every department to support the advancement of the values of accessibility, inclusion, diversity and equity (AIDE) in every facet of The New Group. Reporting to the Executive Director and Development Director, the Fellow will help coordinate the organization’s AIDE initiatives. The New Group’s AIDE initiatives reflect our commitment to creating a more accessible and inclusive institution with our artistic programming, audience engagement, hiring practices and education initiatives.

Over the course of the fellowship, this position will include the following training:

  • Organize and coordinate a regular series of talkbacks
  • Coordinate New Group Now, a series of discussion events which locate The New Group’s productions within the larger context of American and/or global society
  • Work with a community engagement specialist on outreach efforts to reach diverse community populations to help build new audiences
  • Manage subsidized ticketing initiatives that provide complimentary tickets to students from partner high schools and colleges and discount tickets to general audiences to help remove the economic barrier to attending live theater
  • Support accessibility programming such as our Audio Interpreted, Open Caption and ASL Interpreted performances
  • Administer The New Group’s AIDE initiatives including coordination of staff training and the AIDE Task Force

Throughout the fellowship period, there will be an ongoing evaluation process to determine appropriate areas for growth and outline future goals. At the end of the fellowship, it is The New Group’s intention that the fellows will have gained skills and experience that will make them competitive candidates for future employment in New York’s theatrical workforce.

Fellowship compensation is $15 per hour for a 30-hour week plus a local Metrocard. Position begins in September 2019 with a minimum commitment through June 2020.

The New Group embraces diversity in all forms and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The New Group is an E.O.E. and people of color, immigrants, differently abled, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Fellowship and why you are the ideal candidate along with a resume and three references to Fellowships@TheNewGroup.org. Please include “AIDE Fellowship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 

Artistic

The Artistic Fellow will work directly with the Associate Artistic Director to gain experience in all aspects of the artistic work of The New Group, with an emphasis on play development. Theater companies are defined by and revolve around the art they produce. The New Group takes pride in the innovative and bold work we present, work that the Artistic Department is tasked with curating and developing. The artistic team seeks out new projects and collaborators, and then submitted works are evaluated to determine whether they are the right fit for The New Group and ready for a developmental process. The Fellow will learn to identify prospective plays, read and evaluate the writing effectively, and communicate with authors about their work. They will also assist in the development of new plays and musicals, from initial meetings to workshops to production, and engage in discussions with the Artistic Staff.

Over the course of the fellowship, this position will include the following training:

  • Request and evaluate scripts
  • Communicate with agents and playwrights
  • Track status of submissions to Artistic Department and attendant correspondence
  • Lead efforts to produce New Group/No Limits, a play development series for new and unexpected work by playwrights of color, curated by playwright Thomas Bradshaw
  • Attend meetings and rehearsals for New Group productions to become familiar with the next step in play and musical development
  • Coordinate audition sessions and liaise with casting director and actor agents
  • Learn to share feedback with playwrights and directors

Throughout the fellowship period, there will be an ongoing evaluation process to determine appropriate areas for growth and outline future goals. At the end of the fellowship, it is The New Group’s intention that the fellows will have gained skills and experience that will make them competitive candidates for future employment in New York’s theatrical workforce.

Fellowship compensation is $15 per hour for a 40-hour week plus a local Metrocard. Position begins in September 2019 with a minimum commitment through June 2020.

The New Group embraces diversity in all forms and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The New Group is an E.O.E. and people of color, immigrants, differently abled, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the Artistic Fellowship and why you are the ideal candidate along with a resume and three references to Fellowships@TheNewGroup.org. Please include “Artistic Fellowship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 

Marketing

The Marketing Fellow will work directly with the Marketing Director and interface with the Press Representative and Advertising Agency to develop and broaden The New Group’s audience. The New Group’s programming reaches over 40,000 people annually. As a part of the Marketing team, the Fellow will learn skills and gain experience to help The New Group reach a new, more diverse audience.

Over the course of the fellowship, this position will include the following training:

  • Assist in the management of The New Group’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
  • Help with the development of online content and social media campaigns and oversee the content calendar for social media strategy
  • Research the competitive landscape to understand how other companies are activating in the social space
  • Help with tracking and analyzing social media and website insights in order to implement adjustments based on findings
  • Capture content including videos and photos for use on social media and The New Group’s website
  • Assist with implementing the marketing plan for each production
  • Provide support at special events and video shoots
  • Assist with other marketing duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about using social media to tell stories and build community
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a diverse range of people
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at a time

Throughout the fellowship period, there will be an ongoing evaluation process to determine appropriate areas for growth and outline future goals. At the end of the fellowship, it is The New Group’s intention that the fellows will have gained skills and experience that will make them competitive candidates for future employment in New York’s theatrical workforce.

Fellowship compensation is $15 per hour for a 20-hour week plus a local Metrocard. Position begins in September 2019 with a minimum commitment through June 2020.

The New Group embraces diversity in all forms and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. The New Group is an E.O.E. and people of color, immigrants, differently abled, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the Marketing Fellowship and why you are the ideal candidate along with at least three work samples of content that you have created along with a resume and three references to Fellowships@TheNewGroup.org. Please include “Marketing Fellowship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6