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Duration: 10-12 months, beginning in September
Time Commitment: 25-30 hours per week in off-season; full-time while assistant directing
Compensation: $125 per week
Description: The Artistic Fellowship is aimed at individuals looking for a well-rounded experience of how an artistic department functions at a seasonal regional theater. The ideal Artistic Fellow should be interested in artistic directing, casting, and/or directing.
Commitment: On average, the Fellow will work in the office 25-30 hours per week, not including auditions. This schedule is consistent through the off-season (September-April) and between assistant directing commitments. While assistant directing, the time commitment greatly increases and is dependent on the rehearsal schedule. Some weekends and nights will be required.
Responsibilities: The Artistic Fellow is directly supervised by the Casting Director/Internship Program Manager, will assist the Artistic Director with special assignments, and will work closely with other members of the Artistic Engagement, Artistic Learning, and Production departments. The Artistic Fellow primarily will assist with casting and season planning, and will assistant direct at least one Main Stage production. By the end of their tenure, the Artistic Fellow will have gained experience in casting; communicating with actors and directors; researching plays, designers, and directors for future Cal Shakes’ seasons; assistant directing at least one Main Stage productions; and artistic administration and company management projects as assigned.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to a professional career in theater. However, previous experience in the specific areas previously mentioned is not required. Previous work experience (in any field) is preferred. This position is best suited to recent grads and/or people who are not in school and are looking to kickstart their career in the arts. The ideal candidate will be committed to working for and towards an equitable, diverse, and inclusive arts organization.
ARTISTIC ENGAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP
Duration: 7-12 months, beginning in April
Time Commitment: approx. 20 hours per week; full-time while assistant directing
Compensation: $125 per week
Description: The Artistic Engagement (AE) Fellowship is aimed at individuals who are looking for a well-rounded experience of how a seasonal regional theater integrates community impact into its artistic work. The ideal AE Fellow should be interested in issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; community engagement through the arts; and directing.
Commitment: On average, the AE Fellow will work 20 hours per week on a flexible schedule. Except during the in-office onboarding period, the AE Fellow should expect to split their time between working in-office and from home. While assistant directing, the time commitment greatly increases and is dependent on the rehearsal schedule. Some weekends and nights will be required, and the AE Fellow should be prepared to travel to offsite work locations with some regularity.
Responsibilities: The AE Fellow is directly supervised by the Artistic Engagement Coordinator and will work closely with other members of the AE and Artistic departments, including the Artistic Director. The AE Fellow will assist with producing and documenting AE events, act as point person for at least one AE project, and will assistant direct at least one Main Stage production. Duties will include social media and blogging; research, execution, and reporting for AE events; construction and strike of AE exhibits at Cal Shakes’ Bruns amphitheater; staffing community partner activities; department administration such as task management, taking meeting notes, and data entry; and additional artistic administration tasks as assigned. By the end of their tenure, the AE Fellow will have learned what it takes to build and sustain community partnerships and produce community-focused residencies and events.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, a strong interest in new media/social media, interest (and preferably experience) in editing audio and video, with experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and the G Suite (Docs, Spreadsheet, Drive), be punctual and detail-oriented, and be comfortable working at a computer for an entire day.
This position is best suited to recent grads and/or people who are not in school and are looking to kickstart their career in community/artistic engagement. The ideal candidate will be committed to working for and towards an equitable, diverse, and inclusive arts organization and will share a respect for a diversity of backgrounds and voices. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ candidates, women, and people with disabilities to apply.