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Strathmore Fellowship

Strathmore

The AU Arts Management Program, in collaboration with Strathmore, offers a prestigious merit-based award to full-time incoming or rising 2nd year graduate students in the Arts Management Program. MA candidates receive a scholarship for a designated number of academic credits plus a stipend and an opportunity to pursue professional projects at Strathmore, a major arts center located in the DC area. 

Strathmore is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center outside Washington, DC with multiple venues, strong community partnerships and robust educational programming. Spotlighting world-class talent and serving as a launch pad for local artists, Strathmore presents nearly 400 accessible and affordable events and exhibitions each year in the Music Center, Mansion, on our 16-acre campus, at AMP, and throughout the community. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts, the Artist in Residence program, the Strathmore Children’s Chorus and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, and its Bloom community initiative. 

Based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland, we are a public/private partnership with Montgomery County Government and serve the entire Washington, DC region and the state of Maryland with exceptional artistic experiences and opportunities to learn and connect. Our programming is a vibrant reflection of the community that surrounds us. Strathmore believes the most compelling contemplations of our world are created by artists. Amplifying these creative voices is at the heart of our work. 

We are also engaged in and committed to ongoing, institution-wide conversation, education, and thinking about how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission. This promise is made within the broad context of Strathmore’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A.) goals to expand access and diversity, promote inclusion, and build equity for all. In this proactive way, Strathmore intends to become a fully anti-racist organization. You can read more about Strathmore on the  Strathmore website, including information about the Strathmore's mission and values

Qualifications 

Strathmore is looking for a graduate fellow with:  

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 

  • Strong attention to detail, experience in customer service, organizational and time-management skills; 

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; 

  • Professional experience and interest in arts education, arts programming and community outreach; 

  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends to accommodate events and performances; 

  • Experience with event planning and management, office administration and working directly with the public. 

Responsibilities 

Education Department Administrative Support - 40% 

  • Support the team in processing contracts, pay requests, space reservations and event advance. 

  • In collaboration with the team, liaise with other departments such as Operations, Advancement and Marketing to publicize, plan and implement programs. 

Programs – 30% 

  • Represent Strathmore and support teaching artists and the public at programs and events onsite, offsite and virtually, including Strathmore Student Concerts, pre-concert lectures, the Arts & Social Justice Fellowship, Artist in Residence, Think Big Café, Bloom Initiative programs and much more. 

Research and Program Development – 25% 

  • Contribute generatively to the creation and development of new programs through brainstorming, research, budgeting, writing program pitches and exploring community/market needs and opportunities. 

Customer Service - 5% 

  • Provide exceptional customer service to education patrons through the education@strathmore.org inbox and responding to phone inquiries. 

Applications 

US citizenship or permanent residence is required. The Fellow must be enrolled full-time in the arts management master's program at American University and meet the requirements of a Merit Awardee at American University. 

During the academic year, the Strathmore Fellow will work 20 hours/week at Strathmore (summer hours are handled separately). The Fellow is awarded a $19,240.00 stipend and 6 credits of tuition remission per academic year. 

To apply, please submit in a single PDF document: your resume and a statement by February 3, 2023, noon EST (one page or less) with your contact information, describing your interest and qualifications for the Strathmore Fellowship to artsmgtfellowship@american.edu, subject line “Strathmore Fellowship.” One may apply to any and all AM@AU Fellowships.