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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 presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences, creates dynamic arts education experiences, and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts.

The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. In 2015, Strathmore opened AMP, a 230-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. 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.

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 marketing, development, and community outreach;
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends to accommodate events and performances;
  • Experience with analytics programs and data assessment;
  • Fluency in a non-English language is a plus.

Responsibilities

Content/Communications - 50%

  • Create and help to manage compelling content for Strathmore’s social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Write and edit content for various promotional pieces and the website, including content for brochures, newsletters, fundraising appeals, member-specific e-newsletters, and impact statements.
  • Manage distribution of a variety of collateral onsite and in the community

Events – 20%

  • Assist the development team with planning as well as attending several events, including but not limited to: Fall Fundraiser, Gala, member-only concerts and events, artist meet and greets and more.
  • Represent Strathmore at select performances and events as a marketing representative throughout the year to help promote future programming and to provide customer service.

Membership - 25%

  • Support the development team with processing, printing and mailing of member acknowledgement and renewal letters;
  • Serve as a liaison to marketing on behalf of development to produce philanthropic social medial posts, write compelling web and email copy, and more; Develop member engagement materials such as notes on seats and new member welcome packs;
  • Opportunity to learn Tessitura by updating and reviewing member accounts

Customer Service - 5%

  • Provide exceptional customer service to all members by answering the dedicated membership phone line and responding to email inquiries;
  • Respond to inquiries, complaints, and comments on social media and assist in providing responses to patrons who fill out post-show surveys.

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 $17,770 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 23, 2019, 5pm 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.”