Careers & Internships


Harlem Stage celebrates and perpetuates the unique and diverse artistic legacy of Harlem and the indelible impression it has made on American performing arts. We provide opportunity and support for artists of color, and make performances easily accessible to all audiences. We introduce children to the rich diversity, excitement and inspiration of the performing arts.


  • Prepare and submit all artist/vendor check requests with back-up paperwork
  • Create and update log with artist payment schedule and check information
  • Process paperwork and all leasing payments
  • Create P&L Reports for all programming events and maintain log for leasing activity


  • Serve as primary contact for leasing clients

Please send cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.



A variety of internship opportunities for qualified undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students pursuing careers in the performing arts and non-profit management fields are available throughout the year.


Harlem Stage has received a grant from the New York City Theater Sub-district Council that will enable them to offer three (3) six-month general management fellowships and three (3) six-month development fellowships to aspiring arts professionals of color. Check out the call for applications below!

Round 2 of the fellowship program will span 6 months, beginning in September 2017. Each fellow will receive $25,000 for their six-month commitment. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in the program, submission should be sent to: "Fellowship" must be indicated in the subject line. Deadline for round 2 submissions is Friday, June 23, 2017.

Submissions should include a cover letter, resume and brief esay (500 word max.) describing candidate's interests and goals or growth objectives.

The scope of responsibilities will be adjusted on a case-by-case basis, depending on the skill sets the fellow brings to the position and would like to continue to develop, as well as the current needs of the institution.

The General Management Fellow will assist in:

  • managing contracts with artists, vendors and leasing clients;
  • planning and production meetings with artists to negotiate and refine contracts;
  • drafting minutes from general management meetings;
  • providing logistical support for artists and vendors; and
  • creating P&L reports for the finance department.

This fellow will be an integral part of our operations and will be under the mentorship and supervision of Managing Director, James King.

The Development Fellow will assist the development department:

  • planning and implementation of all department strategies;
  • conducting online research of prospective institutional funders and individual donors;
  • drafting qualitative and quantitative reports;
  • implementing special events, donor relations and community outreach;
  • compiling, organizing, and mining donor data to create donor analytics and reports; and
  • writing donor communications, including grant proposals and reports.

This fellow will be one of a three-person development team and will be under the mentorship and supervision of Executive Director, Pat Cruz.

Executive Director Pat Cruz is an African-American woman who has been an arts administrator and worked in development for over 30 years. Managing Director James King has been an arts administrator for over 20 years. Cruz and King will mentor fellows from their respective departments. Mentors will conduct entrance interviews to assess the fellows¹ aspirational career goals, areas for development and prior experience in the field, if any. Mentors will also hold bi-weekly check-in meetings and measure fellows¹ progress against the growth objectives established in entrance interviews. Mentors will accompany fellows at two (2) networking events to introduce them to other arts professionals, affinity groups and arts institutions. At the end of the fellowship, mentors will conduct exit interviews that will include an overall assessment of the fellows¹ progress and updated goals.Mentors will reach out to fellows six months after the completion of their fellowships to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, assess how their aspirational career goals have evolved since the fellows' exit interviews and connect them with additional resources. The program's ability to build equity and diversity in the arts hinges on our mentors' sustained engagement with former fellows. Fellows will be able to call upon Patricia Cruz and James King, well after the end of their fellowship term, to receive counsel, continued mentorship and access to our extended network.

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Thank you for your interest in career and internship opportunities at Harlem Stage.