Newark Symphony Hall (NSH) Social Impact Fellowship

Fellowship Description

The Social Impact Fellow will become part of a team that is driving the mission of one of the state’s most legendary venue for the performing arts—New Jersey’s equivalent of Carnegie Hall, Newark Symphony Hall (NSH). The Fellow would work in multiple roles and assist the CEO and her staff with research to quantify and assess the social impacts of NSH past and proposed programming, inclusive of workforce development initiatives. This role will play an important part in a variety of assignments focused on operations, programming strategy, audience research, marketing & communications, data analysis and in supporting the CEO. The areas of social impact to be evaluated include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Congruence of NSH programming with assessments of community needs 
  • Partnerships with community-based organizations (e.g., Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District)
  • Job creation and the employment of historically-marginalized groups
  • Education & training of local community residents
  • MWBE entrepreneurship

Inasmuch as NSH relies partially upon public sector support, the assignment offers an excellent opportunity for experience in the assessment of outcomes of the public sector funding of cultural and community development programs.

Your Host

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Newark Symphony Hall has a nearly century-long history of serving the cultural life of New Jersey and is poised to become a critical catalyst for culture as an agent of economic development on lower Broad Street and in its surrounding Lincoln Park neighborhood. Located in one of the most densely populated states in the nation, NSH claims a vital niche to fill a gap in cultural programming. This serves Newark’s diverse residents, college community, office population and surrounding municipalities.

Current & Former NSH Fellows

Genevieve Allotey-Pappoe, GS, MUS
University Administrative Fellow
Social Impact Fellow

"I am excited to work on new media iniatives as part of the GradFutures program. In the 21st century, digital technology has transformed the circulation of information and knowledge both spatially and temporally. This project is a great avenue to explore the various ways graduate students can use new media in their work. This will also contribute immensely to the professional development of those students who have the desire to be public intellectuals. The GradFutures program is a great initiative for the professional development of graduate students at Princeton."