American Repertory Theater

64 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
August 16, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Community Engagement Fellow (Full-Time)



Under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, the American Repertory Theater aims to expand the boundaries of theater and engage thousands of theatergoers at more than 300 performances and events each season. The A.R.T. is also dedicated to providing high-quality arts education and community programming in the Greater Boston area. As the A.R.T.'s community engagement programs expand, the theater is looking to augment its Education and Engagement staff with a Community Engagement Fellow.

The Marketing and Communications department is responsible for building the organizational brand and implementing strategies that result in more than $5MM in annual ticket revenue.

Reporting to the Education and Engagement Director, the Community Engagement Fellow is a core member of the team and a key stakeholder in supporting the strategies and solutions surrounding artistic, community, and education programs. This position will assist the Education and Engagement Director in the development and administration of enrichment activities (both on- and off-site), community group visits to the A.R.T., and partnerships with local nonprofit organizations and schools. The Community Engagement Fellow will also work closely with the Marketing and Artistic Departments to facilitate audience engagement and assessment strategies throughout the season. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Researches, develops, and reaches out to community groups and organizations about A.R.T. programming and potential partnerships via email, phone, and in-person meetings.

· Provides first point of contact and builds relationships within the community.

· Administers A.R.T. Community Engagement partnerships with local nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston Area; includes managing partner database, managing group visits to the theater by partner organizations, composing bi-monthly newsletters, and occasionally traveling to partner organizations for on-site programming and meetings.

· Collaborate with the Education and Engagement Director to form relationships with community leaders and develop, refine, and enrich community-based programs.

· Assist in audience diversification, equity & inclusion, and access initiatives.

· Maintain a department calendar of institutional enrichment activities and events.

· Create and distribute surveys and managing audience assessment and evaluation data.

EEO Statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience, with a strong background in the arts and/or community engagement in a nonprofit organization.

Additional Qualifications

Successful candidates will also have experience working in community organizing and/or outreach, and a strong connection to or understanding of Greater Boston communities. The candidate selected must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent customer service and people skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite required; working knowledge of Tessitura, graphic design, and web design, a plus. Some nights and weekend hours expected. The candidate must also be able to think creatively, be comfortable with flexible work schedules, take initiative to develop new ideas, and be ready to work with a diverse range of constituencies of all ages. Most of all, a love for the arts and a great sense of humor is appreciated.

How To Apply:

All applicants are encouraged to apply early, through Harvard’s HR system at (search by American Repertory Theater), or via this direct link:

No unsolicited calls or inquiries, please.

Apply by:
September 08, 2018
This is a one-year, full-time, hourly term appointment and may, at the discretion of A.R.T., be renewed for an additional year. Includes Harvard benefits for regular employees. Salary Grade: 90
About this Organization:
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) seeks to to expand the boundaries of theater by continuing to transform the ways in which work is developed, programmed, produced, and contextualized, always including the audience as a partner. The A.R.T. provides a home for outstanding directors, a training ground for young artists, and a vital cultural resource for the community.