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Strathmore Fellowship


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 exhibition program develops long-lasting relationships with local and regional artists and provides rotating exhibitions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain viewers. Artists include emerging, mid-career and those living well into their creative age. Exhibitions feature contrasting themes, surprising media, and complex storytelling in shows that explore unexpected artistry in ordinary items and connect unrelated spheres.

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  Strathmorewebsite, including information about the Strathmore's mission and values.


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 museums and/or galleries, arts programming andartist engagement
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends to accommodate events and programs 
  • Experience with event planning and management, office administration and working directly with the public


Program Planning and Coordination — 40%

Represent Strathmore and conducted/design programs that support artists and visitors in the galleries, offsite and virtually, including Artist Talks, Exhibition Tours, established Educationalpartnerships and special gallery events.

Research and Program Development — 25%

Contribute generatively to the creation and development of new programs for the 2025 exhibition season through brainstorming, research, budgeting, writing program pitches and exploring community/market needs and opportunities.

Exhibition Preparation — 20%

Contributing to the selection, communication, and installation of exhibitions.

Customer Service — 10%

Provide exceptional customer service to artists and gallery patrons onsite and through email and phone inquiries.


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 26, 2024, noon EST (one page or less) with your contact information, describing your interest and qualifications for the Strathmore Fellowship to, subject line “Strathmore Fellowship.” One may apply to any and all AM@AU Fellowships.