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Hopkins Center Fellows Program

The Hopkins Center Fellowship Program values student agency. Overseen by The Office of Fellowships and Student Initiatives and Staff Mentors, its experiential learning core calls students to gain transferable skills via work at The Hopkins Center of the Arts, build capacity by generating student arts-based events, and immerse in career development and artistic excursions.

Value proposition
Why does The Hop Fellowship at Dartmouth's Hopkins Center for the Arts exist? We exist to empower the creative life within every student, fostering a sense of belonging and growth. Through our passion for art, we build equitable, supportive and vibrant platforms where student artists are vital, celebrated and engaged with our Dartmouth community.


  • Community
  • Equity & Justice
  • Social/emotional growth and expression

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The goals of the program are:  

  • to build capacity and transferable skills within a professional arts organization;
  • to support and produce Dartmouth student artists;
  • to immerse students in field experiences to network, discover careers, and gain inspiration.

Past Fellow projects have included:

  • Curating and producing a student arts festival 
  • Creating Instagram campaigns to engage students
  • Collaborating with student and house groups on events
  • Analyzing large-scale audience surveys
  • Leading post-show discussions
  • Interviewing and writing articles on visiting artists
  • Creating a documentary about student art on campus 
  • Organizing an Arts Careers week for professional development
  • Producing and editing a video series highlighting the Hop workshops 
  • Launching and managing a Hopkins Center TikTok account 
  • Compiling a termly 'Curricular Connections' guide identifying links between Hop events and Dartmouth classes 
  • Researching and creating an interactive timeline of the Hop's history
Hop Fellows

24/25 Fellow Positions

These arts administration fellowships are for rising sophomores ('27s), juniors ('26s) and seniors ('25s), and graduate students (where noted). Must be enrolled for fall, winter, and spring of the 2024/2025 academic year. 

“I enjoy how intertwined our work is! I feel like it allows us to feel connected to the overall mission of the Hop and learn about each other.”
-2024 Hop Fellow

Research Fellow


The Research Fellow will simultaneously explore the Hop’s history and future through a combination of archival work, focus groups, interviews and survey collections. 

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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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Jewelry Fellow

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 for the 2024/25 academic 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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Producing Fellow


The Producing Fellow works closely with Hop leadership—executive director, managing director/executive producer, and associate producer to conceptualize arts-based programs or events on Dartmouth’s campus and beyond.


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Engagement 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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Digital Content Creator

The Digital Content Creator will support the Hop's online presence by generating original content across various platforms, aligning with the established branding and timeline, attending suggested events, and offering fresh ideas to enhance Hopkins Center marketing strategy from a student perspective. 


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Production & Company Manager

The Production and Company Management Fellow works alongside the Hop’s Production Department to successfully accomplish live performances and events by assisting with artist hospitality, executing timely calls of the show (ex: Half Hour/15/5/Places/GO), and aiding with equipment set-up and break-down.


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Dartmouth Department of Theater: And Thus They Began


The Writing Fellow works under the mentorship of an experienced arts writer/editor to write for and edit the Hop blog, interview artists, proofread marketing materials, and collaborate with the rest of the Hop’s marketing team to write engaging copy targeted toward students.


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Research Fellow

Research and Community Outreach

The research and community outreach fellow will help generate reports measuring the impact of Hopkins Center programs and grow connections with the Hanover and Upper Valley communities.


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Special Projects Fellow

Special Projects (Graduate Students)

Only open to graduate students and '25s. 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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Valuable experience

“I love the diversity of viewpoints, which challenges me to consider perspectives I otherwise would never have been exposed to. The creativity of everyone's contributions is awesome.” 2024 Hop Fellow