You love the performing arts.

A sax solo lifts your heart. Modern dance makes you swoon.

And Beethoven’s Eroica? It’s your jam!

You want to go backstage, peek behind the curtain and see how the magic happens?

Have we got a job for you.

Starting in June 2020, NJPAC is beginning an exciting new program that gives college students the opportunity to do meaningful, impactful work at the Arts Center.

These young arts enthusiasts — the NJPAC Fellows —  will work as paid members of specific departments at the Arts Center, during the Summer, Fall or Spring.

Each Fellow will also be introduced to many aspects of performing arts presenting and producing through conversations with NJPAC staff and networking events — and through working directly with department heads here, from marketing to development. Each fellowship cohort will work together on one joint semester-long project while they are here.

We will expect you to be deeply engaged in and to contribute to our daily work. We’ll offer you a window into a potential career — and a leg up on finding your dream job in the arts.

This program offers three “semesters” every year during which students can work at the Arts Center, and learn from our staff how an anchor cultural institution mounts productions, works with artists, finds audiences and builds community.

  • The Summer semester, which will be our first, will run for 8 weeks, and Fellows will work here for 20 hours each week.
  • During the school year, our Fall and Spring semester Fellows will work 15 hours a week for 12 weeks each.

If you are a bright, motivated student with a passion for the arts and an interest in doing work that is both interesting and engaging, and helpful in advancing NJPAC’s work and mission, please apply to become an NJPAC Fellow in the upcoming June 2020 class.

Fellow Opportunities

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

We are currently hiring for our Fellows Program. The Arts Education Curriculum & Evaluation fellow’s role is to support professional development and training events, as well as, program evaluation. The Fellow is responsible for assisting with faculty and program data collection and preparation of curriculum and evaluation materials.

Reports to: Senior Director, Curriculum and Program Evaluation & Director, Curriculum and Professional Development

Schedule: 

  • This is a 8-week Summer fellowship running from June to August
  • Must be available Monday’s and Friday mornings; alternate days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities 

Curriculum (50%):

  • Collaborate with curriculum staff to prepare handouts, organize and inventory supplies, and plan logistics for Orff Teacher Training Course, Newark Public Schools professional development, teaching artist recruitment, and Disney Musicals in Schools training
  • Assist curriculum staff in the implementation of curriculum working groups, teaching artists recruitment, and reviewing the current teaching artist roster
  • Organize and archive teacher resource guides, curriculum outlines/frameworks, lesson plans, and program resource forms for professional development and training events
  • Maintain teaching artist/teacher contacts and professional development/training event profiles in Salesforce database
  • Review and edit professional development and training handouts, curriculum outlines/frameworks, lesson plans, and teacher resource guides

Evaluation (50%)

  • Create surveys in Survey Monkey for Summer Programs and distribute them to students
  • Gather and input data into Salesforce and/or Survey Monkey to assist with fiscal year closeout
  • Monitor development of surveys and evaluation reports in Salesforce
  • Aid in the data aggregation proves, including cleaning data and analyzing data in Excel and SPSS in preparation for the annual board report
  • Support report preparation, particularly preparation for the board report, in Salesforce and PowerPoint
  • Assist the Senior Director, Curriculum and Program Evaluation in conducting focus groups with students and teaching artists who have completed in-school residency programs

Minimum Qualifications

  • Interest in and comfort with developing and/or analyzing arts programs which reflect diversity, equity and inclusion and social emotional learning goals
  • Must have strong oral and written communications skills
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills and successful experience working and interacting with diverse populations of students, faculty and staff
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Google Docs
  • Willingness to learn NJPAC departmental goals and New Jersey’s Social Emotional Learning competencies to inform the evaluation process
  • Present a professional demeanor that appropriately represents NJPAC
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibilities as requested
  • Student must be either: a junior, a senior, a currently enrolled graduate student, or a recent graduate (up to one year post graduation)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Studying education, arts administration, non-profit management, and/or human service administration preferred
  • Experience working as an educator/student teacher/teaching assistant
  • Familiarity with NJ Student Learning Standards and writing curriculum and/or lesson plans
  • Experience and/or coursework in evaluation/statistics
  • Experience with Survey Monkey, Salesforce, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software, and/or Arts Vision
  • Experience and/or coursework in the performing arts, including music, theater, dance, and/or other arts-related field

Pay: $11.00/hr

Application Instructions:  Must complete an online application, including a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, through NJPAC’s website. No phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process.

Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

We are currently hiring for our Fellows Program. The Arts Education Performance fellow’s role is to support Performance staff with the administrative duties and logistical execution of five summer performances and a one week overnight music camp for young women.

Reports to: Director, Arts Education Performances

Schedule: 

  • This is a 8-week Summer fellowship running from June to August
  • Must be available Friday mornings; occasional evening availability is required. Additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities 

Performance Area duties (75%):

Company Management duties:

  • Support day-to-day operations of the Geri Allen Jazz Camp including general office duties, hospitality set up and breakdown; oversee time management of classes, workshops and performances
  • Coordinate Faculty housing and local transportation details for the Geri Allen Jazz Camp Faulty and special guests in coordinator with camp producer
  • Assist in creation and dissemination of Young Artist Summer Institute costume plots and prop collection in preparation for all final performances
  • Assist summer camp team with coordination of performer and staff ticketing requests for all summer culminating performances

Stage Management duties:

  • Monitor the daily needs of rehearsals, tech week and performances occurring during Arts Education Summer Program Young Artist Summer Intensive – June 29 -July 31, in consultation with event producer, including day-to-day interactions with youth cast, Arts Education Teaching Artist faculty and program staff
  • Attend Production meetings with event producer in preparation for all summer performances occurring during Arts Education Summer Program Young Artist Intensive – June 29 – July 31
  • Organize scripts, sheet music and stage plots and notes to create production books for Creative team and Production crew for all Young Artist Summer Intensive performances

Other duties:

  • Assist Performance staff with research and proof-reading Teacher Resource Guide drafts created for curated SchoolTime Series
  • Assist Performance team with yearly clean-out of show files and preparation of new filing for upcoming SchoolTime and Assembly season

Program Registrar duties (25%):

  • Maintenance of Student Database and Reporting, in consultation with Coordinator, Program Registrations and Operations
  • Organize and clean data from student registrations from registration database
  • Prepared and format archived student data for upload into Salesforce database for historic reference
  • Assist Coordinator, Program Registrations and Operations, with preparation of historic data for multi-year comparison report

Minimum Qualifications

  • Academic experience in Educational Theater or a related field (arts education, applied theater, theater for young audiences, theater management, etc.) or transferable work or volunteer experience
  • Student must be either: a junior, senior, post-grad or graduate student currently enrolled or up to one year post graduation.
  • Must have strong organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and demonstrate grace under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills and successful experience working and interacting with diverse populations of students, faculty and staff
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • Present a professional demeanor that appropriately represents NJPAC
  • Student must be either: a junior, a senior, a currently enrolled graduate student, or a recent graduate (up to one year post graduation)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Student must be either: a junior, senior, post-grad or graduate student currently enrolled or up to one year post graduation.
  • Background in Theater Management, Stage Management, or Company Management preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce, and/or Arts Vision
  • Experience and/or coursework in the performing arts, including music, theater, dance and/or other arts-related field 

Pay: $11.00/hr

Application Instructions:  Must complete an online application, including a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, through NJPAC’s website. No phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process.

Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

We are currently hiring for our Fellows Program. The Audience Development fellow’s role is to assist with grassroots audience research, outreach and development.   Research and prospect new areas of opportunity with college student populations, young professionals (21-40), Hispanic, LGBTQ+, South Asia Indian, 55 plus and Senior Communities.

Reports to: Director, Community Engagement & Director, Loyalty Services

Schedule:                 

  • This is a 8-week Summer fellowship running from June to August
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities 

  • Contact recreation coordinators and student activity coordinators to develop new relationships in civic organizations, colleges and 55+ plus communities.
  • Work with staff to produce audience experiences for events that would take place before or after the main stage performances and off-site (also known as preludes), and post-performance experiences, depending upon what is proposed by NJPAC’s various advisory groups; LGBTQ+, Seniors, Rutgers and others.
  • Recruit non-profit organizations to join and actively participate in the Ticket Subsidy program.
  • Help maintain accurate updated NJPAC collateral for the semi-permanent on-site “corporate corners” for corporations we are in partnership, with a high concentration of employees, that have the ability to market our programs
  • Update patron records to ensure they are accurate
  • Support Director and Producers in advancing internal and external Community Engagement events
  • Assist with developing creative marketing solutions to attract new audiences and reach audience development goals

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong initiative and ability to work effectively in a fast paced, non-profit arts environment
  • Fluency in English, bi-lingual a plus – Spanish
  • A high level of motivation and energy
  • Student must be either a junior, a senior, a currently enrolled graduate student, or a recent graduate (up to one year post graduation)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Media Arts, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing majors preferred
  • Proficiency in Windows based environment including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Google forms a plus

Pay: $11.00/hr

Application Instructions:  Must complete an online application, through NJPAC’s website. No phone calls, emails or walk-ins, please.

If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process.

Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

We are currently hiring for our Fellows Program. The Community Engagement/Marketing fellow’s role is to assist with developing and maintaining long-term relationships with multicultural civic, professional, educational and faith based organizations that have the potential to create deeper access and creative use of NJPAC resources and cultural products in the community.  The fellow will learn every aspect of engaging communities.  At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the fellow will be able to produce a community engagement event by one’s self.

Reports to: Director, Community Engagement & Marketing Manager

Schedule: 

  • This is a 8-week Summer fellowship running from June to August
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities 

  • Contact community partners and identify opportunities for upcoming promotions, partnerships, and event participation and/or collaboration
  • Assist with data entry and database management in Excel
  • Assist with packaging marketing materials for the department’s offsite events and drop off materials in the hyperlocal area
  • Review department calendar and support to prepare and disseminate promotional information via email and social media
  • Support Producers in advancing internal and external Community Engagement events, including displaying theater signage, rolling carts and management of LCD screens
  • Communicate electronically and verbally with our local marketing resources, e.g. social media, URL’s, media partners and community partners
  • Assist with developing creative marketing solutions to achieve audience development and community engagement goals
  • Work a minimum of (1) community event per week
  • Create Google forms to RSVP community engagement guests attending events and manage the event registration forms and sign-in sheets
  • Complete and submit internal forms, including NJPAC space requests forms and e-blast requests in Wrike
  • Help manage internal and external events, including planning and implementing processes for community engagement events

Minimum Qualifications

  • Student must be either a junior, a senior, a currently enrolled graduate student, or a recent graduate (up to one year post graduation)
  • Strong initiative and ability to work effectively in a fast paced, non-profit arts environment
  • Fluency in English, bi-lingual a plus – Spanish
  • A high level of motivation and energy
  • Must be able to lift 15-20 lbs for promotional equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Media Arts, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing Majors preferred
  • Proficiency in Windows based environment including Microsoft Word and Excel

Pay: $11.00/hr

Application Instructions:  Must complete an online application, through NJPAC’s website. No phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process.

Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

We are currently hiring for our Fellows Program. The Development fellow works in the Development department to help raise funds and advance the mission of the world class New Jersey Performing Arts Center.  The fellow will take on specific long-term projects in their area of interest, or rotate throughout the department to experience the array of Development careers.

Reports to: Director of Development

Schedule: 

  • This is a 8-week Summer fellowship running from June to August
  • Must be available Friday mornings; alternate days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities 

  • Assist with planning and executing donor cultivation, sponsorship, and membership tabling events
  • Prepare weekly reports to track donor/prospect activities
  • Review annual reports and other lists and cross-check names in donor database.
  • Use online services, Google, business publications and other sources to research and write profiles on individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Conduct special research and writing projects
  • Update and maintain major donor and membership electronic and hard copy records
  • Attend internal and external meetings

Minimum Qualifications

  • Attention to detail and ability to organize and prioritize
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications
  • Discretion and confidentiality with regard to donor information, materials, and files
  • Excellent communication skills and professional telephone manner
  • Solutions-driven, with an ability to handle projects independently and troubleshoot
  • Ability to interact comfortably and confidently with a diverse population of people
  • Student must be either a junior, a senior, a currently enrolled graduate student, or a recent graduate (up to one year post graduation)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in the performing arts and/or fundraising a plus
  • Marketing and/or CRM experience a plus
  • Some evenings and weekends preferred

Pay: $11.00/hr

Application Instructions:  Must complete an online application through NJPAC’s website. No phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process.

Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

We are currently hiring for our Fellows Program. The Finance Department fellow’s role will assist in Controllership activities including accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash analysis, account reconciliations, etc.

Reports to: Assistant Vice President, Finance & Assistant Vice President, Controller

Schedule: 

  • This is a 8-week Summer fellowship running from June to August
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities 

  • Provide timely, accurate and relevant financial information
  • Assist staff with the A/R, A/P, and G/L activities:
    • Prepare account reconciliations
    • Analyze cash accounts
    • Create journal entries
    • Prepare budget documents for upload
    • File and archive historical documents

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing or has a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or related major
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Understanding of basic finance and accounting principles
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
  • Individual must be focused with an analytical mindset
  • Must be organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Student must be either a junior, a senior, a currently enrolled graduate student, or a recent graduate (up to one year post graduation)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities is a plus
  • 3.2 GPA or higher

Pay: $11.00/hr

Application Instructions:  Must complete an online application, through NJPAC’s website. No phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process.

Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

We are currently hiring for our Fellows Program. The Volunteer Services/Human Resources fellow’s role is to provide assistance in recruitment, managing and training over 250 volunteers at NJPAC with a small, yet committed staff. This fellow will be engaged in researching, developing, contributing and growing their skills in volunteer management, human relations, arts management, and business management. Reports to: Director, Volunteer Services & Vice President, Human Resources

Schedule: 

  • This is a 8-week Summer fellowship running from June to August
  • Must be available Friday mornings; alternate days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities 

  • Research on best practices, initiatives and opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion training  Prepare for meetings and follow-up on assignments from the committee  Develop metrics for measurements of success
  • Communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and positions within NJPAC
  • Create and update orientation and training materials such as (Handbooks, PowerPoints, and more)
  • Collaborate and strategize with various internal departments to meet organizational goals and objectives related to volunteer staffing
  • Develop job descriptions
  • Conduct interviews, orientations and training sessions
  • Create and implement SMART goals and departmental objectives
  • Research and evaluate volunteer benefits and reward system
  • Identify issues facing different categories of diversity such as race, gender, age, national culture, etc.
  • Hone problem-solving skills
  • Plan and develop social media content communications
  • Contribute to the design and evaluation of a performance management program for exceptional volunteers
  • Develop metrics and reports related to volunteer program and contributed hours

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to be self-motivated and adapt quickly, learn new tasks independently
  • Applicants must have strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, knowledge of Better Impact is a plus
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Excellent communication skills with emphasis on interpersonal skills
  • Student must be either a junior, a senior, a currently enrolled graduate student, or a recent graduate (up to one year post graduation)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in the performing arts and/or human resources

Pay: $11.00/hr

Application Instructions: Must complete an online application, including resume and cover letter, through NJPAC’s website. No phone calls, emails or walk-ins, please.

If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process.

Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

Women@njpac is a leadership arm of NJPAC created to promote, fund and advocate for NJPAC and the City of Newark and consists of a Board of Trustees of 37 influential women and a membership with over 2,500 women.

We are currently hiring for our Fellows Program.  The women@njpac fellow assists the staff on a wide variety of event planning/producing-related projects and assignments and nonprofit management.  The women@njpac fellow will work with our team members in different departments (Marketing, Production, House Management, Public Affairs, and Development) to help execute our events. The fellow will also learn the in’s and out’s of event planning and producing, nonprofit management, mail-merge, donor management software, customer service, business writing and acumen.

Reports to: Associate Director, Events, women@njpac

Schedule: 

  • This is a 8-week Summer fellowship running from June to August
  • Must be available Friday mornings, alternate days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities 

  • Work with event team on preparation for all major events including: Spotlight Gala (90%), Annual Members Meeting (10%). Help maintain social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • General data entry in Salesforce database
  • Write, proof and edit print materials for upcoming programs/events/ board meetings/committee meetings
  • Coordinate with on-going communications (emails, invitations, and letters) to membership and Board of Trustees.
  • Assist with sponsorship and membership mailings and eblasts
  • Provide support with daily administrative tasks including, but not limited to, phone coverage, filing, document preparation, and research

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing or has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Student must be either a junior, a senior, a currently enrolled graduate student, or a recent graduate (up to one year post graduation)
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently on projects and assignments.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Applicants must have strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Applicants must be proficient in emailing/scheduling
  • Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced and flexible environment and be a team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills including phone, email and interpersonal; grace under pressure

Preferred Qualifications

  • Event planning experience is a plus!
  • Interest in the performing arts and/or fundraising is a plus

Pay: $11.00/hr

Application Instructions:  Must complete an online application through NJPAC’s website. No phone calls, emails or walk ins, please.

If your application meets our needs, we’ll reach out to continue the process.

Thanks for your interest! We look forward to hearing from you.

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer