The SpeakEasy Fellowship Program acts as a bridge for early-career arts administrators between their academic experience and a professional life in the arts. Working closely with the director of their department, fellows gain mentorship, career guidance, and hands-on experience through independent and collaborative projects over the course of a full theatrical season.

This entry level position is considered a part of the core staff of theater professionals and works closely with all departments of the organization.

Next season’s fellowships will run from August 1st, 2022 to June 30th, 2023, and involve 25 hours of on-site work per week, with occasional evening and weekend events. Each fellowship is paid hourly.

Specific criteria for each position and application information are below, but successful candidates for any of the fellowships will have:

  • A high level of motivation and a passion for theatre
  • The ability to work effectively in a highly-collaborative environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Apps and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Drive, initiative, and professionalism
  • Excellent creative problem-solving, brainstorming, and multi-tasking skills

Applications for the 2022-2023 Fellowships will be accepted beginning March 1st 2022 and are due no later than April 15th 2022. Interviews with selected candidates will be held in early May.

SpeakEasy’s Fellowship Program is funded, in part, by the George & Alice Rich Charitable Foundation.

Artistic Fellowship

Job Type: Fellowship; 25 hours/week with occasional evening and weekend events

Payment: $14.25-$15.00/hour (MA minimum wage)

Duration: August 1st, 2022 – June 30th, 2023

Artistic Fellowship:

Working under the Producing Artistic Director, the Artistic Fellow will spend the season gaining experience in high-level theatrical administration, with responsibility in multiple areas, including auditions and casting, dramaturgy and literary management, season development, special event production, and general administrative duties. Applicants for this fellowship should be interested in pursuing a career as an artistic director of a theatre company.

Health and Safety

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required (or proof of medical/religious exemption). Employees will also be required to disclose COVID 19 test results for testing that is provided by the employer or other test suppliers. All employees must adhere to safe and sanitary working conditions as described in the Production Health and Safety Plan.


The company staff are working in the office 4 days a week, with one day a week working from home optional. Because this position is part-time, the exact schedule can be worked out upon hire; however, it’s important to note that the majority of the work will take place in the office.


SpeakEasy Stage strives to become a fully Anti-Racist organization. We value an inclusive and equitable culture. We strongly encourage applicants form historically marginalized communities to apply.

Please follow the link below to complete a voluntary demographic census. Responses are not required for employment, are anonymous, and are not used for hiring decisions. https://forms.gle/Wp1GGEoBGr8dQPNi6 To learn more about why we ask for this information, you can read SpeakEasy’s Equity and Anti-Racism plan here: https://www.speakeasystage.com/searap/

please prepare:

  • A cover letter detailing which fellowship you are applying for
  • A resume containing relevant job history and theatre experience
  • A narrative of no more than three pages addressing:
    • Why you are interested in the fellowship to which you are applying
    • The qualities, skills, and interests that make you the best candidate
    • What you are hoping to gain from the fellowship experience
    • A description of your broader career goals, and what impact or transformation you would like to have in the Boston theatre community
  • A brief description (no more than one page) of either the most moving piece of theatre you’ve ever seen, or an artist who inspires you
  • Two letters of recommendation from former employers, professors, or supervisors (with at least one being from a staff member of an arts organization or a theatre professor). These letters may be sent separately via e-mail to fellow@speakeasystage.com, but must be received by the application due date.


Application materials should be saved in .pdf format and submitted via e-mail to fellow@speakeasystage.comby 5:00pm EST on April 15th 2022. Please indicate the fellowship to which you are applying in the subject heading of your e-mail.

SpeakEasy Stage Company is an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability. The company is deeply committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

A Lasting Gift

Please consider making a philanthropic gift to SpeakEasy Stage today. Your donation will make a significant impact on our ability to produce SpeakEasy's unique brand of entertaining, thought-provoking, and compelling theatre. Thank you!


Sign up for our email list to get the latest updates on all our shows, readings, workshops and programs.