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 2022, 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.

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.

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 students to 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 will run for 8 weeks, and Fellows will work here for 20 hours each week.

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 2022 class.

Fellow Opportunities

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) located in downtown Newark, NJ, 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 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 Department fellow is to provide assistance in supporting our department staff with the administrative duties and execution of our Summer Performing Arts Programs.

Reports to Manager, On-Site Programs

Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from early June to the end of July
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities

  • Assist with general administration including but not limited to schedule, roster, and room management 
  • Assist in facilitating daily operations of programming including attendance, sign-in, class transitions, room set-up/clean-up, and student dismissal
  • Collaborate with internal departments (Curriculum, Operations) on effective procedures to manage program-wide challenges
  • Engage and develop relationships with students and families
  • Support and observe daily classes and communicate observations and provide evaluative feedback to Operations and Curriculum team as needed
  • Support business affairs (payroll questions, letters of assignment, student invoices, etc.), on-site faculty, and program assistant oversight
  • Collaborate with the Performances team on the production of Summer Performing Arts Student Shares

Minimum Qualifications

  • Fellow must be either; a junior, senior, post-grad or graduate student currently enrolled of up to one year post graduation
  • 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 population of students, faculty and staff
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google applications (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms etc.)
  • Present a professional demeanor that appropriately represents NJPAC

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with Salesforce and/or Arts Vision is helpful
  • Experience and/or coursework in the performing arts, including music, theater, dance and/or other arts-related field

Pay $15.00 /hr


Application Instructions

Please e-mail 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, NJ, 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 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 Real Estate Development Department fellow is to provide assistance in advancing campus wide real estate development projects, including a multi phased mixed use development project in partnership with a for profit developer, the development of a NJPAC owned 50,000 sf community and education facilities, and other real estate development projects underway within the City of Newark.

Reports to Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development and Major Capital Projects, with support to the Director of Special Projects

Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from early June to the end of July
  • 35 hours per week
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor

Responsibilities

  • Financial pro forma development for real estate development projects
  • Support the creation of complex tax credit, government incentive, and philanthropic requests for funding
  • Business case analysis for leasing of offices, studios, and other multi-purpose spaces
  • Assistance with project management
  • Participating in economic development and urban planning 
  • Assist with the creation of marketing materials for fundraising 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to develop multi year financial proformas
  • Understanding of market conditions for real estate 
  • Understanding of project management
  • Strong communication skills, proficiency with MS, PP, Adobe
  • Strong Computer skill, proficiency with Excel

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master of Business Administration Candidate, Master of Urban Planning Candidate
  • Preference for prior business experience including financial analysis, business planning, real estate, or banking

Pay $15.00 /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, NJ, 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 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, Latin, LBGTQ+, Asian, 55 plus senior communities and others.

Reports to Assistant Vice President, Community Engagement & Director, Loyalty Services

Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from early June to the end of July
  • 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: LBGTQ+, 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 onsite “corporate corners” for corporations we are in partnership  a high concentration of employees, that have the ability to market our programs
  • Update patron record to ensure they are accurate in Salesforce or excel spreadsheets
  • Support AVP and Associate 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

  • Fellow must be either; a junior, senior, post-grad or graduate student currently enrolled of up to one year post graduation
  • Strong initiative and ability to work effectively in a fast paced, non-profit arts environment
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail and ability to be self-motivated
  • A high level of motivation and energy
  • Must be able to lift 5-15 lbs of promotional equipment
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and Google applications (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Media Arts, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing majors preferred but not necessary
  • Fluency in English, bi-lingual Spanish- a plus
  • Basic knowledge of Salesforce is helpful

Pay $15.00 /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, NJ, 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 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 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 Assistant Vice President, Community Engagement 

Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from early June to the end of July
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities

  • Contact community partners and identity 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 and achieve community engagement goals
  • Work a minimum of three (3) community events per week serving as the production assistant, setting up sound equipment and volunteer table
  • Help manage internal and extreme events, including planning and implementing processes for community engagement events

Minimum Qualifications

  • Fellow must be either; a junior, senior, post-grad or graduate student currently enrolled of up to one year post graduation
  • Strong initiative and ability to work effectively in a fast paced, non-profit arts environment
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail and ability to be self-motivated
  • A high level of motivation and energy
  • Must be able to lift 15-25 lbs of audio equipment and promotional equipment
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and Google applications (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in English, bi-lingual Spanish- a plus
  • Ability to drive own vehicle preferred but not mandatory

Pay $15.00 /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, NJ, 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 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 Special Projects Fellow is to provide assistance in research, project management, event production, facilitation, scheduling and assistance on a host of institutional projects.

Reports to Director of Special Projects

Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from early June to the end of July
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities

Provide assistance to the Director of Special Projects and President and CEO on a wide range of large scale, cross-departmental, institution-wide projects including:

  • Architectural design, community engagement and program planning for the Cooperman Family Arts Education and Community Center, a 50K square foot new building on NJPAC’s campus
    • Collaborate across NJPAC departments on the development of the building’s design and the development of programs that will take place there
  • Community Hubs initiative which brings predictable and consistent arts programming to Newark’s neighborhoods through partnerships with local organizations and artists
    • Participate in community conversations, assist with note taking and follow up, help with the visioning and early implementation of the initiative
  • Philip Roth Festival, a weekend-long exploration on the life and work of Roth in Newark in Spring 2023
    • Assist with program planning, preparing fundraising materials, research potential talent for festival events, research potential marketing plans, prepare fundraising materials
  • Interfaith and Interracial Understanding, a new initiative that seeks to foster greater cultural understanding through community, educational, and mainstage programming
    • Research models for programming, participate in program planning meetings, connect with organizations and leaders
  • 25th Anniversary events and initiatives including a possible podcast and series of local Newark events
    • Digitize parts of NJPAC’s archive, research past programs for inspiration for the 25th anniversary celebrations
  • Special events, initiatives and programs as needed including lectures, fundraising proposals, and civic engagement events

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a strong writer
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently on projects and assignments
  • Strong research skills and general knowledge of the performing or literary arts field
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and Google applications (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in community development, creative placemaking, artistic production, literature arts administration, architecture and design
  • Preferred undergraduate major in one of the following: Dance, Visual Art, Theater, Urban Studies, English, Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Involvement in an artistic discipline, either as a major or as a personal hobby

Pay $15.00 /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, NJ, 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 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 will gain an overall perspective for how an accounting department works. The fellow will provide assistance in daily processes, reviewing data for accuracy, analyzing transactions and account balances, preparing schedules for auditors, and working on a project to create an Unclaimed Property process, as well as other ongoing activities.

Reports to Controller, Finance

Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from early June to the end of July
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities

  • Assist staff and Controller with A/R, A/P, and G/L activities:
    • Prepare Account Reconciliations
    • Analyze cash accounts
    • Analyze balance sheet accounts
    • Create and review journal entries
    • Special Projects – unclaimed property
    • File and archive historical documents

Minimum Qualifications- 

  • Pursuing 4 year accounting degree
  • Organized, efficient, focused
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and G-mail
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently on projects and assignments
  • Must have strong organizational skills with an attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications- 

  • 3.2 GPA or higher
  • Seeking a career in accounting
  • Interest in the controllership functions
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities outside of class

Pay $15.00 /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, NJ, 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 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 fellow will provide assistance in recruiting, training, managing, and reporting on over 100 volunteers at NJPAC.  This fellow will build relationships with volunteers, internal departments, and national Arts Centers. They will use Better Impact software, grow their interpersonal and problem-solving skills, have leadership opportunities and develop in areas of volunteer management, human relations, arts management, and business management.

Reports to Director, Volunteer Services 

Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from early June to the end of July
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and strategize with various internal departments (Community Engagement, House Management, Arts Education, etc.) to meet organizational goals and objectives related to volunteer staffing
  • Manage data and reporting in Better Impact, volunteer management software
  • Research best practices, initiatives and opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Contribute to the design and evaluation of a performance management program
  • Develop metrics and reports related to volunteer programs and contributed hours
  • Contribute to eblasts and social media content
  • Attend internal planning meetings and national art center discussions
  • Create and update orientation and training materials such as handbooks and powerpoints

Minimum Qualifications

  • Student must be either; a junior, senior, post-grad or graduate student currently enrolled or up to one year post graduation
  • Ability to be self-motivated, prioritize tasks, and work independently on projects and assignments
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and Google applications (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills; phone, email, interpersonal

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing degree in performing arts, business administration, organizational management, human resource management, human services, workforce development, communications, pubic relations, or leadership
  • Past, or current, volunteer experience

Pay $15.00 /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, NJ, 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 world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.

Women@NJPAC, a “sisterhood for good” has spent 27 years elevating the voices of women  and girls. Since being established in 1994, Women@NJPAC has raised more than $55 million  to support NJPAC and has grown into an organization of thousands of executives, artists,  activists, mothers and change-makers devoted to advancing the performing arts, amplifying the philanthropic work of its members, and helping NJPAC deliver on its mission as an anchor cultural institution.  

Women@NJPAC is an integral part of NJPAC’s Development Department, which is  responsible for all of the organization’s fundraising that makes up 35% income in a typical year.  

We are currently hiring for our Fellows Program.

The Women@NJPAC/Development Fellow assists the staff on a wide variety of event planning, board management and fundraising projects. The Women@NJPAC/Development Fellow will work with our team members in different departments (Development, Marketing, Production and CRM) to help plan and execute cultivation and fundraising events, and support fundraising initiatives.  The Fellow will learn from the various teams within Development; Corporate Sponsorship, Individual Giving, Foundation and Government Funding, and Research and Prospect Management, and develop skills in event planning, fundraising and development, volunteer management, mail-merge, data management (Salesforce), and business communications. 

Reports to Managing Director, Women@NJPAC  

Schedule 

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from early June to the end of July 
  • Must be available Friday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor 
  • 20 hours per week 

Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Women@NJPAC team on event planning and marketing for all upcoming events including: Spotlight Gala, Cooperman Founders Award Dinner, Newark Pride Week Event, Sounds of the City Concert Events, Fall Donor Events and 25th Anniversary Events  
  • Maintain and update data in Salesforce database
  • Provide essential support for Women@NJPAC Board of Trustees and Committee  meetings, including agendas, meeting reminders, and minutes 
  • Assist with event sponsorship package design, mailings and eblasts 
  • Provide support with daily administrative task including, but not limited to, document  preparation, research, event set up, and event staffing 
  • Support donor and corporate sponsor marketing and communications 
  • Help develop marketing and engagement communications plan for events, including  plans for Gala and 25th Anniversary events  
  • Oversee and provide creative input to ensure regular posts on all social media  accounts: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills including phone, email, interpersonal and demonstrate grace under pressure 
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently on projects and assignments
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and Google applications (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms etc.) 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and be a team player 
  • Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 3.0 GPA or higher 
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities 
  • Interest in the performing arts and/or fundraising 
  • Familiar with and active on social media (Instagram, etc.) 
  • Event planning experience is a plus

Pay $15.00 /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