You love the performing arts.

A guitar riff leaves you speechless. You obsess over your Spotify playlist. 
You sample your own rhythms. And learn every new Tik Tok dance. 
Do you want to peel back the stage curtain and see how the magic happens?  
Then have we got an experience for you.

Our next class of NJPAC Fellows begins in June. This is your chance to do meaningful, impactful work at the Arts Center.

The NJPAC Fellowship is a competitive, pre-professional program for rising college juniors and seniors and recent graduates. This eight-week summer opportunity offers a window into a potential career — and a head start on finding a dream job in the arts.

Our Fellows are paid, part-time staff members who contribute to NJPAC’s multifold mission of being a presenter of world-class entertainment, a national leader in arts education, a convener of civic engagement events and catalyst for economic development in Newark. Each Fellow will be assigned to a department head and will work with team members to learn about the operations of an anchor cultural institution. Fellows are placed in a variety of departments, from Arts Education and Marketing to Volunteer Services, Information Technology and Community Engagement. They represent and promote NJPAC at public events and gain professional and networking experience. 

We expect Fellows to be deeply engaged in their work and contribute to their daily responsibilities. In turn, Fellows will benefit from networking opportunities with NJPAC staff and leadership, plus weekly collaborative events and training with other Fellows. This program, now in its third season, gives Fellows a positive workplace experience and builds meaningful professional connections. 

If you are a motivated, curious student with a passion for the arts and interest in advancing NJPAC’s work and mission, please apply to become an NJPAC Fellow in the June 2024 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 & Well-Being Fellow will provide assistance in administration and project coordination.  This fellow will work closely with the Arts & Well-Being Program Manager to plan and implement arts in health programs in hospitals and community locations. The fellow will learn about the importance of arts for our health and well-being, and how to manage multifaceted projects and programs.

Reports to Program Manager, Arts & Well-Being, under the director of Senior Director, Arts & Well-Being


Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from June 10 to August 7, 2024
  • Must be available Tuesday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of Arts & Well-Being programs
  • Brainstorm and provide creative ideas and activities for Arts and Well-Being program initiatives
  • Attend Arts & Well-Being programs
  • Contribute to eblasts and social media content promoting programs
  • Attend internal planning meetings
  • Note-taking and note-synthesizing skills during meetings
  • Schedule all Arts & Well-Being and engaged partner’s meetings and prepare follow-up communications afterward, such as thank-you’s, memos, links, collateral sharing
  • Research, create, and test engaging art activities for Arts and Well-Being Activity Book 
  • Collaborate and strategize with Arts Education and Community Engagement departments
  • Manage data and reporting in Salesforce

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, work independently, and track your on projects and assignments.  
  • Customer service experience with professional phone calls, emails, and general follow-up with partners and clients
  • 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 attention to detail
  • Salesforce experience is preferred but not required
  • Interest in arts, social impact, well-being, health, community development
  • Excellent communication skills; phone, email, interpersonal


Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing degree in arts, health sciences, public health, or communications
  • Past, or current, volunteer experience
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Extra curricular activities

Pay $16.00 /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 Arts Education Department Fellow is to provide assistance to our Performances Department staff with the administrative duties and execution of our Summer Performing Arts Programs. 

Reports to: Sr. Manager of Programming and Performances

Schedule

  • This is an 9-week Summer fellowship running from June 10 to August 9, 2024.
  • Must be available Tuesday 9am-5pm, every other Thursday night 12pm-8pm, Friday 9am-1pm; additional days and times to be discussed with the supervisor.
  • 20 hours per week

Responsibilities

Company Management duties:

  • Support day-to-day operations of Summer Camp including general office duties, hospitality setup and breakdown, oversee time management of classes, workshops and performances in coordination with event producer.
  • Assist in creating and disseminating Summer Camp 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, in consultation with event producer, including day-to-day interactions with the youth cast, Arts Education Teaching Artist faculty and program staff.
  • Attend Production meetings with event producer in preparation for all summer performances.
  • Organize scripts, sheet music and stage plots and notes to create production books for Creative team and Production crew.

 Other duties:

  • Assist Performance staff with research and proofreading 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.

 


Minimum Qualification

  • Must be either a junior, senior, post-grad or one year post graduation. 
  • Must have strong organizational skills with 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

  • Experience with Salesforce and/or ArtsVision.
  • Experience and/or coursework in the performing arts, including music, theater, dance and/or other arts-related field.
  • Experience in stage management, production, light design and sound operation.

Pay: $16.00/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 & Senior Advisor, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from June 12 to August 4, 2023
  • Must be available Tuesday 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
  • Support Producers in advancing internal and external Community Engagement events, including displaying theater signage, rolling carts and management of LCD screens
  • 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 external events, including planning and implementing processes for community engagement events
  • Communicate electronically and verbally with additional and new local marketing resources, e.g. social media, URL’s, media partners and community partners
  • Drop off materials in the hyperlocal area
  • Research and contact community partners, universities and ERG groups to identify opportunities, potential speakers, platforms for content sharing and additional resources on specific social justice topics for Standing in Solidarity programs.

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 Creative Design Services department is the Arts Center’s in-house marketing, advertising, promotion, design and web team. We are seeking a passionate interactive, web, social media and/or print designer with excellent contemporary visual sensibilities and who is willing to push the envelope while they maintain the integrity, high quality and work with an established brand language. As part of our team you will be involved in creating print brochures, pamphlets, postcards, and ads. Create outdoor billboards and large format posters, be involved in creation of digital and web banners and social posts.

 

Reports to Art Director


Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from June 10 to August 7, 2024
  • Must be available Tuesday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 20 hours per week


Responsibilities

  • Provide full support for the designers and copywriter as needed. Assisting and contributing, on all aspects of a project’s development.
  • Contribute to our social media calendar through proactively suggesting ideas for promoting concerts and engaging with fans. 
  • The ideal candidate should be an effective communicator and a good listener and enjoy working collaboratively with other members of the creative and project management teams.
  • Assist in designing print and digital assets to market upcoming events and performances.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current student working on BA/BFA/MA/MFA in communication design or related degree.
  • Knowledge of and experience with social media, interactive and print design, including strong knowledge of typography and grid structures.
  • Demonstrated aptitude with MAC OS platform. Skills in applications including, but not limited to, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro).
  • Strong initiative and ability to work effectively in a fast paced, non-profit arts environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, combined with an impeccable attention to detail
  • Knowledge of and experience of typography and grid structures

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Photography skills are a plus but not required
  • Preferred candidate has knowledge of marketing campaigns in entertainment and/or arts education


Pay $16.00 /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 Marketing fellow’s role is to assist with digital marketing projects.  The fellow will learn new systems for processing content, managing website data, analyzing social media and more during the fellowship. The Fellow will be able to participate in performance related media coverage and website updates.

Reports to: Director, Digital Marketing and Content Strategy


Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from June 10 to August 7, 2024
  • Must be available Tuesday mornings, Thursday evenings; 5:00pm- 9:00pm, Friday mornings; 10:00am-12:00pm, additional days and times to be discussed with the supervisor.  Some additional nights required.
  • 20 hours per week


Responsibilities

  • Organize and track images from performances in digital asset management system, working closely with the multimedia manager to upload and tag photos from the North to Shore Festival
  • Attend performances to support social media coverage of the second annual North to Shore Festival, Sounds of the City outdoor concerts, and other events as needed.
  • Digitize the stories, images, and newspaper clippings of archival content
    • Create concise summaries of each item
    • Label stories and classify by year
  • Participate in street team efforts by hanging posters at local establishments and researching new local places to display promotional items
  • Learn to make edits to website and email marketing blasts
  • Create links that help track digital marketing efforts across the internet
  • Market research and competitive analysis of local live entertainment and events 
  • Like and follow relevant artists on social media 
  • Engage with patrons to improve NJPAC’s engagement on social media

 

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
  • Strong computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and Google applications (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms etc.)

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3.2 GPA or higher
  • Experience helpful, but not required, in WordPress, Canva, Falcon, Mediavalet, and Dropbox
  • Knowledge of HTML and building websites is helpful
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities outside of class
  • Media Arts, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing majors preferred


Pay $16.00 /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 & Real Estate Fellow fellow will gain an overall perspective of accounting functions and become familiar with contract management and budgets related to Real Estate Development projects. The fellow will provide assistance in daily processes, reviewing data for accuracy, analyzing, and preparing documents for leads on the project, as well as other ongoing activities.

Reports to Vice President, Finance & Executive Vice President, Real Estate & Capital Projects


Schedule

  •     This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from June 10 to August 7, 2024
  •     Must be available Tuesday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  •     20 hours per week

Responsibilities

    A collaborative assistant to help launch the project:

    Create and manage an organizational system using existing or current software to manage bank loan closing documents

    Keep leaders aware of timelines and status updates of signature needs

    Assist VP, Finance with new bank applications

    Manage and maintain detailed Excel documents for all existing and future expenses related to multiple construction projects.

    Assist in preparing support for program updates to Federal and State agencies

    Prepare Account Reconciliations

    Analyze cash accounts

    Analyze balance sheet accounts

    Create and review journal entries

Minimum Qualifications-

  •     Organized, efficient, focused
  •     Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Adobe, and Google Workspace
  •     Ability to be self-motivated and work independently on projects and assignments
  •     Must have strong organizational skills with attention to detail


Preferred Qualifications-

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


Pay $16.00 /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/ People & Organization Fellow will provide assistance in recruiting, training, managing, and reporting on 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 and Vice President, Chief People Officer, People & Organization


Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from June 10 to August 7, 2024
  • Must be available Tuesday 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
  • Build relationships with current volunteers and participate in the onboarding process
  • Develop metrics and reports related to volunteer programs and contributed hours
  • Contribute to e-blasts and social media content. Post weekly on Better Impact.
  • Attend People & Organization team meetings and  interdepartmental event planning meetings
  • Work with People & Organization Team to track onboarding requirements for staff
  • Create and update orientation and training materials such as handbooks and powerpoints

 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Fellow 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 $16.00 /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 Information Technology (IT) department fellow will provide assistance in supporting NJPAC’s Salesforce instance by helping analyze, design, and optimize the system. This fellow will receive hands-on experience in Salesforce and will have the opportunity to develop project management skills, requirements gathering experience, and technical knowledge. Through this internship, the IT department fellow will develop a deeper understanding of the role that Salesforce Administrator’s play at an organization and be better prepared to pursue such roles in the future. 

Reports to  Senior Director, Platform Applications 


Schedule

  • This is an 8-week Summer fellowship running from June 10 to August 7, 2024
  • Must be available Tuesday mornings; additional days and times to be discussed with supervisor
  • 30 hours per week

Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with various internal departments to identify pain points within Salesforce and suggest potential solutions 
  • Participate in the evaluation, scope, and build out of new Salesforce projects 
  • Develop automation using Flow
  • Tackle bugs such as validation rules or misfiring flows etc. 
  • Seek out ways to utilize Salesforce to improve processes and productivity
  • Support the auditing of data integrity and help clean the data using various cleansing tools 

 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Student must be either; a junior, senior, post-grad or graduate student currently enrolled or up to one year post graduation
  • Must have experience with Salesforce (paid, unpaid, or extensive Trailhead experience is acceptable) 
  • 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 verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly with regards to interfacing between the IT department and non-technical business functions 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Pursuing degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business/Management Information Systems or a related degree 
  • Experience implementing technical projects 
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher

Pay $16.00 /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