Hopkins Center Fellows

Hopkins Center Fellows Program

Join the Hop's flagship program, where students learn the tools of the trade, help drive Hop programs and grow as leaders in the arts.

Positions are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are open for the 2023/24 year!


The Hop Fellows program is a year-long student residency program with a flexible, experiential curriculum designed for Dartmouth students to gain skills and knowledge, connect with peers and artists, and explore the societal impact of the arts.

Each cohort of Hop Fellows experience a robust co-curricular program to introduce them to areas of arts management including artistic planning, production, academic engagement, marketing and promotion, community and education programs, and visitor services. They meet for weekly lunch discussions, network and learn from arts professionals, co-program events like the Arts at Dartmouth Career Days and enjoy experiential excursions, including a capstone trip. As ambassadors for the arts, Hop Fellows are also eligible for free tickets to Hop performances and films.

Each Fellow dives deep in a certain area of work through a paid year-long residency. Under mentorship, each Hop Fellow has ongoing and project-specific responsibilities through which they gain critical skills for advancing as an artist or professional in the creative sector. Fellows are also the backbone of the Hop's engagement with students: offering ideas, executing programs and initiatives, and strengthening the connection between the Hop and the student body.

Contact Daniel Burmester with any questions.

The goals of the program are:  

  • to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to arts management and opportunities to develop essential skills and experiences; 
  • to create a cohort of dynamic student ambassadors for the arts on campus and beyond; 
  • to illuminate pathways for careers in the arts, including exposure to the vibrant network of Dartmouth alumni in the arts and other national arts leaders.

Past Fellow projects have included:

  • Developing a digital collection of Mexican wind band music
  • Creating Instagram campaigns to engage students
  • Collaborating with student and house groups on events
  • Analyzing large-scale audience surveys
  • Editing audio and producing video of tracks from Coast concerts
  • Organizing a public vigil and demonstration
  • Leading public panel discussions
  • Interviewing and writing articles on visiting artists
  • Developing policies and practices for Hop visitors
  • Documenting a Hop artist residency through video
  • Stage managing dozens of productions
  • Organizing an Arts Careers week for professional development
Hop Fellows

22/23 Fellow Positions

These arts administration fellowships are for rising sophomores ('26s), juniors ('25s) and seniors ('24s), and graduate students (where noted). Must be enrolled for fall, winter, and spring of the 2023/2024 academic year. 

Research Fellow

Hop Research Fellow

The research fellow will be tasked with the project of exploring material relating to the Hopkins Center’s history. The goal will be to create a full retrospective view of the Hop’s history in order to inform future programming and initiatives. The research fellow will work with an eye toward rediscovering and documenting notable past programming, visiting artists and scholars, pivotal moments in Hop history, relations to historical events, the founding of the Hop, and visions for the future of our campus and arts in our region. 

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Development Fellow


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.


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Hop Fellows: Ensemble


These positions are selected by the Ensemble Directors.

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.


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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.

Filled for 23/24 year.

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Marketing and Writing Fellow

Marketing & Campus Outreach

The Marketing & Campus Outreach Fellow helps drive a vigorous, multi-prong marketing strategy—developing and distributing impactful materials, growing connections across campus, and working to amplify word-of-mouth engagement.  


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Hop Fellow Film


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


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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.


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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 across all Hop social media platforms. Learn about content creation and digital strategies to optimize performance. 


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

Production & Company Manager

Do you enjoy attending arts-related events? Are you interested in learning what happens backstage and adding leadership skills to your resume? Then our Production & Company Manager Fellow position in the Hop’s Production department could be a great opportunity for you!


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Dartmouth Department of Theater: And Thus They Began


Get hands-on experience writing and editing for the Hop, including writing for and editing the Hop blog, interviewing artists, and editing blog posts from student writers. Under the mentorship of an experienced arts writer/editor, solidify your proofreading, editing and research skills and collaborate with the team to write engaging copy targeted toward students.


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Working at the Hop Fellows

Special Projects (Graduate Students)

Only open to graduate students. We are looking for individuals who are interested in learning about arts through evaluation and research in a collaborative environment, are interested in being part of the Fellows cohort, and have a project (or projects) in mind. The Hop Special Projects Fellow(s) will gain knowledge of arts management by spearheading their own arts-related projects, and potentially assisting with other staff-directed projects or conducting research assigned by mentors, under the direction of the Hop Directors.

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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