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.

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 art 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 also 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.

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:

  • Producing student-driven events for Thursday Night Live
  • 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
     

22/23 Fellow Positions

These fellowships are for rising sophomores ('25s), juniors ('24s) and seniors ('23s), and graduate students interested in arts administration. Must be enrolled for fall, winter, and spring of the 2022/2023 academic year.

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Hop Fellows: Development

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.

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Hop Fellows: Ensemble

Ensembles

These positions are selected by the Ensemble Directors.

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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.

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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 & 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

Marketing Video

The Marketing Video 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

Producing

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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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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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.

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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