Available Fellowships 2018–19
All A.C.T. fellowships require a season-long commitment (typically from September to June). Details of each fellow’s daily schedule are determined on an individual basis, in consultation with the fellow and the respective department.
Marketing/Public Relations Fellow
The Marketing/Public Relations Fellow is mentored and trained by A.C.T.’s marketing and communications team, learning the essentials of arts marketing and public relations. Fellows are involved in all aspects of A.C.T. marketing/PR campaigns, including internal and external promotions, media relations, marketing partnerships, budget and sales meetings, and creative development of all campaigns.
The idea Marketing/Public Relations Fellow is outgoing, has excellent interpersonal skills, and is willing to be an active participant. Successful Fellows are also creative problem-solvers with strong organizational skills, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and are extremely detail-oriented with developed general office skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience in Adobe InDesign as well as proofreading and editing copy is highly beneficial. A background in theater is preferred but not necessary.
Graphic Design Fellow
The Graphic Design Fellow is mentored and trained by A.C.T.’s in-house design team. Our three-member team is passionate about design and committed to creating concept-driven, imaginative, and relevant collateral (including direct mail, print and digital advertising, in-house publications, etc.) that live up to A.C.T.’s high standards of creativity. There is a strong emphasis on adapting and creating ads for our mainstage shows and conservatory programs for both national and regional publications.
Other projects include conceptualizing and executing brochures, posters, signage, event promotions, and more. Specific learning opportunities may involve any of the following: designing ads for the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area News Group, American Theatre, and other major publications; designing original art for our Young Conservatory and Master of Fine Arts Program performances and classes; creating signage for our box office and theater lobby; adapting existing designs for various formats; photo manipulation; and production.
The ideal Graphic Design Fellow will have a degree, or be working toward a degree, in graphic design; have proficiency in Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign (Mac platform); have strong conceptual skills, sophisticated design sensibilities, and creative typographic solutions and the ability to offer a variety of design options; be efficient and flexible and able to work well with others in a fast-paced environment; and demonstrate organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving and time-management skills.
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