Programs and Operations Fellow/Intern

Programs and Operations Fellow/Intern

CATEGORY: Internship

SPACE on Ryder Farm
Brewster, NY 10509

Job Details


Fellowships and internships at SPACE on Ryder Farm offer aspiring artistic administrators and chefs an immersive and impactful experience, equipping participants with sought-after skills to aid in their transition into the professional arena. SPACE Fellows and Interns learn about the inner workings of a robust and unique nonprofit organization by working alongside SPACE’s growing staff. In addition to practical training and mentorship from senior staff members, fellows and interns benefit from the one-of-a-kind opportunity afforded at SPACE to connect with artists and leading arts and theatre administrators from around the country. Many former interns and fellows have successfully leveraged these connections to secure employment and opportunities in New York City and beyond.   

SPACE selects six interns and three fellows each year to live and work on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 225-year-old working organic farm in Brewster, New York. Internships are approximately six to eight weeks in duration. Fellowships are approximately 13 weeks in duration. The first flight of interns will be on the farm from Tuesday, May 26th to Sunday, June 28th, and the second flight will be on the farm Monday, July 6th to Sunday, August 23rd. The fellows will be on the farm from Sunday, August 23rd to Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 (dates subject to change). All interns and fellows are provided communal living spaces and most meals. The fellows are also paid the prevailing minimum wage for Putnam County.

Programs and Operations Fellow/Intern

The Programs and Operations Fellow/Intern will gain experience in the logistics of the artist residency programs, including company management and facilities management. They will work closely with the Director of Operations, Operations and Programs Associate and Company Manager to ensure the smooth working of all of SPACE’s programs, physical spaces and procedures. This fellow/intern will assist in planning and executing capital projects and improvements, building and implementing new systems and procedures (as well as working to improve existing ones), facilitating weekly resident sharings and preparing for the back-of-house needs for SPACE events. Tasks might include preparing the physical spaces for resident arrival, assisting in budget reconciliation and landscaping the property for an event. Those interested in a career in operations, finance, company management or general management are encouraged to apply for this position. SPACE offers one fellowship/internship per flight.

In addition to their specialized responsibilities, SPACE fellows and interns will work collaboratively as a cohort to perform daily tasks including setting up for and cleaning up after resident meals, maintaining pristine physical spaces for residents and picking up residents and guests from the Brewster train station.

Additionally, the cohort of fellows will collaborate on a capstone project to identify an internal problem facing SPACE and work together to propose and execute a solution to the problem during the course of their fellowship. 

How to Apply


You can access the application for SPACE’s Fellowship and Internship Program at THIS LINK. All applications are due by 11:59pm EST on March 31st, 2020. Applicants can apply for more than one concentration and both the fellowship and the internship, but only need to fill out one application. Applicant interviews will be conducted in March or April 2020, and all applicants will be notified of their status no later than late April 2020.

If you have any questions about SPACE’s fellowship or internship program, please email us at


May 26, 2020 - November 22, 2020