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Paper Mill Playhouse Fellowship Program
Millburn, NJ
Paper Mill Playhouse
Full Time
Posted June 02, 2021
Paper Mill Fellows will spend two years (October 2021- June 2023) at one of the premier musical theaters in the country receiving practical training to launch a professional career in theater administration. Fellows will take on substantive roles within their departments, engage in cross-departmental collaboration, and attend enrichment events and social gatherings. This is a unique opportunity for the next generation of theater leadership to work, learn, and play in an environment with some of the top musical theater artists.

Duties and Responsibilities

Artistic Fellow: Working closely with the Producing Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, and the Associate Producer on a daily basis, the Artistic Fellow will learn the ins and outs of producing in a first-class regional musical theater. This Fellow should have training or experience working in educational, amateur, or professional theater.

Education Fellow: The Education Fellow will engage in a variety of programming within the Education, Outreach and Access portfolio of programs. Strong candidates will bring an affinity for both teaching and administration, with a desire to grow within the framework of a non-profit cultural arts institution.

Finance Fellow: The Finance Fellow will perform tasks usual and necessary to help keep the theater’s administration and financials operating smoothly and efficiently. Strong attention to detail and an enjoyment in working with numbers and spreadsheets are key for this position.

Marketing and Communications Fellow: The Marketing and Communications Fellow will be given a rotating discovery period with each area of the department including Marketing, Ticketing, Front of House, and Community Outreach. At the end of that period the Fellow will identify areas of interest and develop a project that will move the organization forward. This fellow should have a collaborative spirit, be creative, and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Production Fellow: The Production Department Fellow will be immersed within the office of the multi-functional Production Department under the guidance of the Director of Production. The Fellow will gain hands-on experience with all elements of theatrical production and will be asked to perform a wide variety of tasks. A background in theater is helpful (professional, non-professional, or academic); a passion for the arts is mandatory.

Development Fellow: The Development Fellow will work closely with the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations to research and draft grants. Additionally, this Fellow will have a unique opportunity to interface with the Managing Director and the Capital Campaign Planning Committee as Paper Mill prepares for a major Capital Campaign effort. This Fellow must have excellent research and writing skills.


The fellowships are intended for early-career theater practitioners. We recognize that this can look different depending on personal circumstance and could include: recent college graduates, those with a combination of some college and work experience, or those looking to change career paths or re-enter the workforce. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who will bring unique and new perspectives to the organization and specifically welcome applications from those from Black, Latinx, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Salary: $684/week, Benefits Eligible

How To Apply

Applications will be reviewed starting June 7, 2021. Submit an application through Google Form using the link provided below. In addition to the application, we ask that you upload a three-minute video introducing yourself and sharing something we should know about you that we may not get from your application or personal statement. No phone calls, please. Application Google Form:
Deadline: Jul 20, 2021