Cultural DC Fellowship, Source Festival

Posted: September 10, 2015 at 11:11 am, Last Updated: September 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm

CulturalDC | George Mason University Fellows Job Description

CulturalDC is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1998 (as the Cultural Development Corporation), that makes space for art through its programs and services. CulturalDC’s mission is to encourage artistic innovation connecting artists, arts organizations, developers and government agencies to facilitate economic and cultural vibrancy in the District of Columbia and neighboring urban communities. We are a catalyst to and a resource for emerging arts organizations, providing them with a wide range of programs and services that support emerging artists’ ability to live and work in the city. Our work brings audiences access to affordable, innovative visual and performing art. We also provide services to developers in their creative space-making initiatives.

The CulturalDC | Mason Fellowship Program, established in 2014, provides a unique opportunity to leverage experience and participate in the execution of a vibrant professional non-profit arts gallery in Washington, DC. Each year, one Fellow is selected to undertake core projects that align with CulturalDC’s Source Festival goals and focus on capacity-building of CulturalDC and/or its artists and arts organizations. Fellows are encouraged to design and launch projects that build upon their expertise and supports CulturalDC’s organizational needs. The fellowship program offers in-depth, hands-on experience working with a range of CulturalDC’s stakeholders. Fellows’ work may vary by expertise and professional interests. The Fellow works directly with the Director of Artistic Programs, Program Associate and Communications Manager. This tailored and immersive position also offers professional development and Capstone project support for students by CulturalDC staff.

Marketing & Community Engagement Fellow (Arts Management Program MA Candidate)

[2 Credits (84 hrs)/Semester]

Focus: Engage CulturalDC stakeholders, Festival Participants and the community in general fresh and dynamic dialogue around the Source Festival


 Work directly with the Director of Artistic Programs & Communications Manager to administer projects related to engaging the community around Source Festival (annual theatre festival in June 2016);

 Liaise with press, patrons, volunteers, other students and staff to raise awareness around Source Festival throughout the year; assist with content development and communications strategies;

 Assist with Source Festival social media engagement including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

 Attend pre-Festival events to develop content for dissemination via social media

 Assist Producing team with Festival preparations as necessary

 Assist with application and selection process for 2016 Festival Artists and scripts

 Provide support as needed to other performing arts projects at CulturalDC (Mead Theatre Lab Program, etc.)

Eligibility & Qualifications

The CulturalDC | Mason Fellowship program is open to extraordinary George Mason University MA candidates in Arts Management who express a passion and commitment for interdisciplinary arts development. CulturalDC is seeking individuals with:

 Demonstrated experience and passion for working in the communications and/or performing arts field or within a cultural organization;

 Excellent writing and communication skills;

 Ability and willingness to work in a changing non-profit environment;

How to apply:

The CulturalDC Fellow application should include a cover letter outlining your interest in CulturalDC and prior experience, and a current resume. Each candidate selected for the final round will be asked to participate in an interview.

To apply, submit the materials above to:

Violet Mantell, CulturalDC

Attn: Fellow Search

916 G Street NW | Washington, DC 20001