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CTC Theatre Fellowship Program

CTC Theatre Fellowship Program

Children’s Theatre Company is proud to announce an additional theatre fellowship opportunity for the 2023-2024 season in the area of fundraising.  The purpose of our fellowship program is to create opportunities for early career theatre administrators with a priority on those whose lived experience is underrepresented in the theatre field.  This season long, full-time, paid fellowship program strives to address economic and institutional barriers to careers in theatre.  CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.   


Led by Artistic Director Peter Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 25 largest producing theatres in the US.  CTC’s mission is to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities.  It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.  CTC’s commitment to equity is embodied in ACT One, our cohesive platform for justice, access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff and board. 


CTC is seeking candidates who are passionate about theatre and whose lived experience is underrepresented in theatre administration.  We are actively recruiting and welcoming applicants from underrepresented communities including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQIAP+ community, recognizing the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our community.  We are committed to our core value of inclusion and ensuring a work environment that is free from discrimination.  CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status. 

As a CTC administrative fellow in our Development department, you will: 

  • Commit to a 41 week-long fellowship position 
  • Learn from and work with the director of your department and their seasoned professional team 
  • Perform essential tasks for your department that range from important day-to-day tasks to longer term projects 
  • Be eligible to participate in our employee benefit programs, including health, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, sick leave and 10 days of paid vacation 
  • Participate in staff training and learning opportunities, including anti-sexual violence training, anti-racism/anti-bias training and justice, equity, diversity and inclusion brown bag lunches   
  • Receive an hourly wage of $18.00 for 40 hours of work per week for the full term of the fellowship 



Development Fellow 

This position will gain an introductory understanding of fundraising and development, including donor relations, individual giving, corporate engagement, and special events. 

  • Develop knowledge of prospect research and relationship management best practices, including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship 
  • Support Individual Giving program through personalized outreach to and engagement of various donor segments via phone, email, and in-person 
  • Provide logistical support for and participate in opening nights and donor events during production season 
  • Assist with Curtain Call Ball tasks before, during, and after the event on September 9, 2023 
  • Participate in a variety of weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly fundraising strategy meetings with Development Team and Executive Leadership 
  • Collaborate with departments across CTC to create and implement superior, engaging experiences for donors 



Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene.  The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 150 theatres.  Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy.   

The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life.  Minneapolis is a racially and culturally diverse city, home to several large immigrant communities such as the largest Somali and Hmong diasporas in the US as well as a significant Spanish-speaking population. 

Please send a resume and a cover letter to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at  Your cover letter should describe aspects of your past academic and/or job experience that you feel are most relevant to this application, as well as describing how you represent a perspective of an underrepresented community in theatre and why bringing diverse perspectives to theatre is personally important to you.  Please include the name of the fellowship position to which you are applying in the subject line of the email. 



Application Deadline:  May 26, 2023
Candidate Interviews:  Early June
Fellowship Offers:  Late June
Fellowship Start:  August 21, 2023
Fellowship Conclusion:  June 7, 2024