Hop Fellows

Hopkins Center Fellows Program

Considering a career in the arts? The Hopkins Center Fellows Program allows Dartmouth students to explore the field of arts administration and grow as leaders by taking on responsibilities in various Hop departments, under the mentorship of Hop staff.

Hop Fellowships run from September through the beginning of June, are open to graduate students, seniors, juniors, and sophomores and are paid positions. Fellows variously focus on performing arts programming, marketing and management and assist the Hop's workshops. Fellows meet weekly as a group to share their learning and plan Fellows-led events to engage students in the arts. Hop Fellows will have the opportunity for capstone experiences such as attending industry conferences, producing the Arts at Dartmouth Career Days, or visiting a major US city to go to performances and network with arts professionals and VIPs.


We are now accepting applications for the 21/22 Hop Fellows Program. Please see below to view the job descriptions for the open positions.

Apply by August 2, 2021



Fellows are paid $12 per hour for ten to twelve hours per week. Two hours are designated for group responsibilities.


Must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate Dartmouth student who is interested in arts administration.

Fellowship Components

  • Professional Development – Be embedded in a Hop department based on an assigned position
  • Weekly Lunches – Attend weekly lunch meetings with other fellows to hear from artists and arts administration experts
  • Leadership Development – Plan, produce, and sponsor arts focused social events to engage Hop student employees and Dartmouth students at large in learning more about the Hop's and Dartmouth's arts offerings
  • Content Marketing – Contribute to the Hop's articles and student emails and social media platforms at least once every two weeks
  • Hop Ambassadors – Be ambassadors of the Hop's programs
  • Professional Engagement – Network with arts professionals and VIPs on and off campus
  • Free Tickets to attend Hop events with a friend
  • Capstone Experiences – produce a major campus-wide arts events, attend an industry conference, or explore the arts in a US city (New York or Boston)
Hop Fellows: Ceramics

Ceramics Studio

The Hop Ceramics Studio Fellow works closely with the Director of The Ceramics Studio and staff to help instruct and advise students with their projects, learn operational and maintenance needs of an educational ceramics studio and focus on improving skills and developing their own work and broaden their knowledge of ceramics.

This position has been filled.

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Hop Fellows: Development


The Development Fellow will learn how to identify, cultivate, solicit, recognize and steward prospects and donors to establish and nurture relationships and to raise resources under the mentorship of two Development professionals.

This position has been filled.

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Hop Fellows: Ensemble


These positions are selected by the Ensemble Directors.


Events Management

The Events Management Fellow will work closely with the Events Managers and Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives to learn about the management and execution of events at the Hop.

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Hop Fellow Film Management

Film Management

The Film Management Fellow reports to the Film Programming Manager. This position is designed to give the fellow experience with many different parts of running a film program.

This position has been filled.

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Hop Fellow Jewelry

Jewelry Studio

The Hop Jewelry Studio Fellow works closely with the Director of the Claflin Jewelry Studio and staff to elevate the studio’s presence on campus as a place of creativity and inclusivity.

This position has been filled.

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Marketing and Writing Fellow

Marketing & Writing

The Marketing and Writing Fellow works with the Marketing team to assist in the creation and implementation of content for website, digital
advertising and social media. Helps to distribute print marketing assets.

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Hop Fellow Film

Marketing Video

The Video Production Fellow will get hands-on experience shooting/editing video and learning to share stories about the arts and student engagement at the Hop.

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Thursday Night Live


The Hop producing fellow works closely with Hop leadership – executive director, managing director/executive producer, and associate producer to conceptualize arts-based programs or events, which includes Thursday Night Live in the Top of Hop and elsewhere on campus.

This position has been filled.

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Programming Fellow

Programming & Engagement

The Programming & Engagement Fellow will be immersed in all aspects of the Programming Department’s work, which includes academic residency activities, cross-campus connections and curation opportunities, and community engagement and education.

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Dartmouth students socializing in Top of the Hop during a Hop Fellows event.

Social Media

The Social Media Fellow works with the Hop’s Marketing Department to increase student engagement via social media, utilizing Hootsuite and other professional platforms.

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Working at the Hop Fellows

Special Projects

Only open to graduate students — We are looking for an individual who is interested in learning about arts through evaluation and research in a collaborative environment. The Hop Special Projects Fellow will gain knowledge of arts management by assisting with special projects and conducting research assigned by the Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives under the direction of the Hop Directors.

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students in costume backstage during a dress rehearsal of Into the Woods

Stage Management

Do you enjoy attending arts-related events? Are you interested in learning what happens backstage and adding a leadership skill to your resume? Then our Stage Manager Fellow position in the Hop’s Production department could be a great opportunity for you! As Stage Manager your primary responsibility will be working at Hop events, typically one evening event per week.

This position has been filled.

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Opera Lab: The Medium

Production Video

Do you enjoy attending arts-related events? Are you interested in growing your video editing skills and adding digital broadcast experience to your resume? Then our Production Video fellow position in the Hop’s Production Department could be a great opportunity for you!

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Hop Fellows Inspiration

Valuable experience

Interning at the Hop was one of the most significant experiences I had at Dartmouth. The skills I learned and the relationships that this internship fostered have direct ties to my current job at a performing arts center. Emily Neely ’17