We are committed to training the next generation of creative, passionate arts professionals by building pathways to careers in the arts for candidates underrepresented in the field of arts administration.
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The Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship honors the celebrated choreographer, teacher, and mentor by supporting a unique dance professional every year. This season-long position offers the Fellow the opportunity to develop their choreographic and teaching careers at New York City Center. The Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship will specifically support career pathways for women, non-binary artists, and artists of color underrepresented in the field, offering access to City Center’s musical theater season as well as the Education & Community Engagement Department and its programming.
The Encores! Directing Fellow will work closely with the Directors and Associate Directors of the Encores! Series every season. They will attend rehearsals and be present for production meetings throughout pre-production, rehearsal, and tech. The Fellow will provide note-taking support, may be asked to run lines with actors, or stand in for actors who are not present while blocking is being reviewed. The Fellow will gain an intimate look into how Directors synthesize dynamics between all creative departments and manage time within truncated rehearsal processes.
Whether you are an early-career arts professional or beginning a career change, you can build your knowledge and experience in arts administration with an apprenticeship at City Center.
Receive on-the-job training and learn about the daily operations of a nonprofit performing arts center while working alongside experienced arts administrators.
Our nine-month program offers you plenty of hands-on learning opportunities in Dance Programming, Development, Education & Community Engagement, General Management, Marketing & Design, and Production Management.
The program runs from September to May and includes paid training. Apprentices are paid $15 per hour for 24 hours a week. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. Weekly schedules vary by department. Need-based scholarships are available.
Immerse yourself in the fast-paced production process of our Encores! musical theater series and work alongside renowned artists and professionals through City Center’s creative apprenticeship program.
Through these programs, apprentices will:
Qualified program candidates will possess: