Summer Fellowship Coordinator
City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: Depends on qualifications
Reports to: Director of Professional Training
The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota, and from its place, rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st century arts organization.
Every year more than 500 people, both on stage and off, help ensure our success in creating and supporting the highest level of theater. As an organization, we are committed to our values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility.
The Summer Fellowship Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the Guthrie Theater’s Fellowship Program in coordination with A Guthrie Experience for MFA Actors. Administrative duties include facilitating program activities, maintaining weekly schedules, coordinating mentorship opportunities with production department leaders and evaluating program performance. The Fellowship Coordinator will report to the Director of Professional Training, and work with Guthrie Staff to develop curriculum for design and production Fellows. The Fellowship Coordinator will contribute to the planning, design and implementation of a new play in the Dowling Studio, fostering a spirit of collaboration and communication across departments.
The Summer Fellowship Coordinator will commit to a part-time basis from June 1 through August 21, 2020. This position is non-exempt and hourly, with a maximum of 20 hours per week during the fellowship and rehearsal period and a maximum of 30 hours during technical rehearsal and performance period(s).
• Attend meetings with Artistic leadership, Production leadership and Guthrie Staff.
• Be responsive to opportunities for engagement and be responsible for follow through on projects as assigned.
• Work together with Professional Training Manager to prepare Fellowship packets, including a production calendar and weekly schedules, prior to Fellows’ arrival on June 22, 2020.
• Work together with Director of Professional Training and production staff to develop Fellowship curriculum, track progress and maintain clear lines of communication for effective collaboration.
• Foster consistent interaction among Fellows and their mentors/supervisors in each production department.
• Serve as facilitator for all Fellowship program activities, monitor Fellows’ progress, and work with professional training department to resource additional production support as needed.
• Organize post process debriefs with director, production management team, and Artistic leadership.
• Produce Fellowship curriculum, progress reports and program evaluation.
Qualifications or requirements
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a professional theater or academic program.
• Experience, ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.
• Substantial knowledge of acting, directing, design, playwriting, and producing.
• Familiarity with ensemble companies including those that create devised and/or new work preferred.
• Knowledge of the artistic process and the demands of technical production.
• Exceptional management and communication skills.
• Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word).
• Experience with creating and managing budgets and calendars.
• Ability to exercise professional discretion and confidentiality.
• Ability to work with a variety of personalities, approaches and processes and the ability to adapt accordingly.
• Availability to work evenings and weekends.
How to apply
Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:
• Cover letter
• References (3 total)
The Guthrie is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.