Harlem Stage has received a grant from the New York City Theater Sub-district Council that will enable them to offer six-month general management fellowships with a focus on institutional operations and six-month development fellowships with a focus on Foundation Corporate and Individual fundraising to aspiring arts professionals of color. Check out the call for applications below!

Round 3 of the fellowship program will span 6 months, from March 19, 2018–September 21, 2018. Each fellow will receive $25,000 for their six-month commitment. 

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in the program, submission should be sent to: "Fellowship" must be indicated in the subject line. Deadline for round 3 submissions is Monday, January 8, 2018. Submissions should include a cover letterresume and brief essay (500 word max.) describing candidate's interests and goals or growth objectives.

Executive Director Pat Cruz is an African-American woman who has been an arts administrator and worked in development for over 30 years. Managing Director James King has been an arts administrator for over 20 years. Cruz and King will mentor fellows from their respective departments. Mentors will conduct entrance interviews to assess the fellows’ aspirational career goals, areas for development and prior experience in the field, if any. Mentors will also hold bi-weekly check-in meetings and measure fellows’ progress against the growth objectives established in entrance interviews. Mentors will accompany fellows at two (2) networking events to introduce them to other arts professionals, affinity groups and arts institutions. At the end of the fellowship, mentors will conduct exit interviews that will include an overall assessment of the fellows’ progress and updated goals.

Mentors will reach out to fellows six months after the completion of their fellowships to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, assess how their aspirational career goals have evolved since the fellows' exit interviews and connect them with additional resources. The program's ability to build equity and diversity in the arts hinges on our mentors' sustained engagement with former fellows. Fellows will be able to call upon Patricia Cruz and James King, well after the end of their fellowship term, to receive counsel, continued mentorship and access to our extended network.


Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • managing contracts with artists, vendors and leasing clients
  • planning and production meetings with artists to negotiate and refine contracts
  • drafting minutes from general management meetings
  • providing logistical support for artists and vendors
  • creating P&L reports for the finance department


Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Planning and implementation of all department strategies
  • Conducting online research of prospective institutional funders and individual donors
  • Drafting qualitative and quantitative reports
  • Implementing special events, donor relations and community outreach
  • Compiling, organizing, and mining donor data to create donor analytics and reports
  • Writing donor communications, including grant proposals and reports.


Department: Finance
Status: Unpaid Internship
Reports to: Director of Finance

Schedule: 10 hours per week, with preference given to candidates who are able to commit to 6 months
Benefits: Course credit, if applicable, in partnership with an educational institution. Interns will be provided with a Metrocard to cover transportation.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

•    Assist with Journal Entries
•    Assist in the inputting of invoices into computer system with proper coding
•    Assist with bank reconciliations and posting deposits on a monthly basis
•    Keep all filing current and assist in developing new systems for filing
•    Work with excel to create various spreadsheets

Requirements of the Position:

•    Energetic and willing to learn
•    Experience with Excel
•    Goal oriented

Email cover letter and resume to John Stam, Director of Finance ( No phone calls. Include title of the position in subject line.