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SpeakEasy Stage - Artistic Fellowship 2023-2024

The Fellowship program is for theater administrators looking to transition into the professional world after graduation. This entry level position is considered a part of the core staff of theater professionals and works closely with all departments of the organization.

Applications for our 2023-2024 Fellowship Program are due by April 18, 2023 at 5pm.


  • Support the Producing Artistic Director and Community & Artistic Programs Manager in all aspects of artistic programming, literary management, and community engagement.
  • Act as Assistant Director on one production in the season.
  • Read plays and attend weekly literary meetings to help cultivate future seasons.
  • Manage and facilitate all company auditions.
  • Complete assorted artistic and educational projects including, but not limited to, production dramaturgy, community outreach, workshop planning, and education material creation.
  • Assist other SpeakEasy departments as necessary, including with Marketing initiatives, Special Events, and Production.

  • Fellowships run the length of one theatrical season, or approximately 10 months. Exact start and end dates vary, but usually span August – June.
  • Fellowships are part-time, approximately 20-25 hours a week, with occasional evening and weekend events. The schedule is flexible and can be created around other jobs and/or artistic projects.
  • Fellows are paid MA minimum wage.
  • Additional benefits include complimentary tickets to all SpeakEasy shows (in perpetuity), as well as weekly offers to artistic events throughout the city.
  • Role reports to the Community & Artistic Programs Manager.

To apply for our Artistic Fellowship, please prepare:
  • A cover letter, which touches upon the following:
  • why you are interested in this fellowship
  • the qualities, skills, and interests that make you the right candidate
  • what you are hoping to gain from this experience, both short-term and long-term
  • A resume (including relevant job history and theatre experience)
  • A brief description (no more than one page) of either the most moving piece of theatre you’ve ever seen, or an artist who inspires you
  • Two letters of recommendation from former employers, professors, or supervisors. These letters may be sent separately via e-mail to, but must be received by the application due date.

Application materials should be saved in .pdf format and submitted via e-mail to Please be sure you submit all required materials or your application may not be considered.

Any questions regarding SpeakEasy, the Fellowship program, or the application process may be directed to

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability. We will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and service.