Employment/Internships

Employment Opportunities

Programming Coordinator | Marketing Coordinator Technical Director 

FringeArts Employment

FringeArts has been, and remains committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination. FringeArts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, military status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment practices; selection of board members, interns, volunteers and vendors; and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. In keeping with this policy, FringeArts seeks to recruit, hire, train and promote into available jobs the most qualified persons and to administer personnel matters such as compensation, benefits, training, and terminations in accordance with this policy. All employees, board members, interns and volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in the work place in a manner consistent with this policy.

Programming Coordinator

Position closed, no longer accepting applications

Marketing Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator provides direct support to the Marketing Director and Communications Director in executing all facets of the organization’s marketing and communications plan. The Marketing Coordinator’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist Marketing Director and Communications Director in creating original digital content, including by not limited to: podcasts, high-quality video, social media assets, and blog content.
  • Draft email newsletters and other online communications.
  •  Grow social media communications and presence.
  •  Update website as needed.
  • Assist Marketing Director with audience research and analysis of sales and marketing data.
  • Manage all aspects of ad sales including targeting new prospects, maintaining relationship with existing advertisers, collecting and organizing artwork and payment, and assist with ad layout in annual festival guide, seasonal brochures, show programs and other publications.
  • Assist in the production and distribution of festival guide, seasonal brochures, and other printed material.
  • Supervise data entry of show information into ticketing system for ticket selling and website display.
  • Manage surveys, inserts, programs, and signage, and deliver to venues for all shows.
  • Research, create and maintain communications with outside groups regarding strategic partnerships, list exchanges, and other cross-promotional work.
  • Oversee outreach initiatives such as booths/tables at community and university events and student workshops, including research of events, scheduling of staff/volunteers, coordination with artists and participants, and organization of materials.
  • Manage Group Sales including research and cultivation of sales prospects, track sales, provide customer service and follow-up.
  • Serve as back-up customer service/ticketing liaison as needed.
  • Assist Marketing Director in processing vendor payment requests.

Job Requirements

  • 1+ years of experience in marketing or related field
  • Facility for learning and utilizing software systems, including databases
  • Familiarity of current marketing trends, tools, and resources
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite software (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS preferred
  • Passion for contemporary performing arts a plus

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Generous health and leave benefits package

To Apply:

  • Please send cover letter and resume to HR@FringeArts.com. Include job title and applicant name in subject line.


Technical Director

The Technical Director is responsible for overseeing all technical needs for shows presented by FringeArts in our theater, on the restaurant stage, in our outdoor biergarten and venues for our annual Fringe Festival presented shows.  The Technical Director works closely with and reports directly to FringeArts’ Production Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervise all calls for shows, rentals, events and all necessary stage-related activities from load in to load out
  • Interface with all relevant departments (including Front of House/Box Office, Company Management, Stage Management, Development, Marketing)
  • Coordinate schedules with production department to maximize efficiency at work calls and balance workload
  • Conduct regular production meetings
  • Schedule theater maintenance and monitor and maintain equipment and materials inventory
  • Work with the Production Manager to draft show budgets and schedules
  • Purchase/rent equipment and materials for shows as necessary and delegate task to Head of Audio and Master Electrician as necessary
  • Monitor expenses and stay within production budget
  • Review and cost out technical riders, including materials, rentals and overhire
  • Maintain a safe workplace and ensure that safety rules are followed in theater and festival venues
  • Work with Production Manager and Development Director to develop production budgets for grant proposals
  • Maintain excellent working relationship with artist companies

Job Requirements:

B.A. in theater or related field or equivalent; minimum of 5-6 years experience in theater technical operations; strong leadership skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience with international artists and touring companies and work in non-traditional venues a plus.

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Generous health and leave benefits package

To Apply:

  • Please send cover letter and resume to HR@FringeArts.com. Include job title and applicant name in subject line.

 

Internship Opportunities

Summer:

Programming Internship | Production Internship |Production Office Intern Graphic Design Internship

 

FringeArts is an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.


FringeArts Internships

FringeArts internships offer empirical training for students and emerging professionals whose career interests include performing and visual arts administration, arts production, and all facets of nonprofit administration and management.

Interns of all academic and professional backgrounds are welcome. FringeArts interns support programming, marketing, development, event operations and more. Academic credit may be available. Internships are available year-round on an ongoing basis. Interns are significantly needed before and during our annual 16-day Festival, presented throughout Philadelphia each September. Interns typically serve approximately 20 hours per week, during regular office hours (10-6, M-F), primarily at our Old City offices. Hours are flexible.

For more information or to apply, please contact internship@fringearts.com. Applications should include a cover letter and resume, and additional materials where required (see job descriptions below). FringeArts is an equal opportunity organization. The FringeArts offices are wheelchair accessible. 

Programming Internship

The Programming Intern will assist the Programming Department in meeting the individual and logistical needs of presented and independent artists.

Responsibilities may include: collecting and organizing show information; coordinating housing and travel needs for out-of-town artists; assisting with artist contracts; assisting with Late Night, First Friday, and Scratch Night programming and logistics; assisting with outreach and Festival artist recruitment; purchasing, delivering, and maintaining hospitality items for artists; tracking and reporting expenses to the admin department; and assisting Programming departments with additional tasks as needed. The Programming Intern will also assist in day-to-day operations including communication with artists, mass mailings, and other administrative tasks.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and organized, possess great communication and people skills, and will possess knowledge of the contemporary performing arts scene. The candidate will be experienced in events coordination; a self-starter with initiative who can work on projects independently; detail-oriented and organized; able to work in a high-stress environment; flexible and adaptable to change. Punctuality is essential as well as a warm, friendly, outgoing and enthusiastic personality. Background knowledge of performing arts is a plus.

Position: 3 open, unpaid internship, available for college credit

Dates: May-September

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to internship@fringearts.com. Include internship title in email subject line and in cover letter. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Production Internship

The Production Intern will be instrumental in all load-ins, load-outs, and running of shows in the 4 performances spaces throughout the building.  They will work closely with FringeArts’ Production staff.  Specialization within a department is possible dependent on our production schedule.

Responsibilities may include: set installation/construction, hanging/focusing/running lights, setup/running sound, and unloading rental equipment and scenic elements from trucks. The Production Intern may also aid the production department with administrative tasks as required, such as advancing technical riders, creating and implementing show schedules, and handling equipment rentals.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a strong problem solver, with  a willingness to learn new skills and abilities and an excellent communicator. The candidate should be experienced with general stagecraft, such as lighting/electrics, audio, set construction, and/or video. The candidate should also have general knowledge of Mac operating systems, and be comfortable with Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Lightwright, and Qlab3 are a plus. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are a plus. The Production Intern will have the following physical demands: lifting 50 lbs, climbing ladders, comfort with heights.
Position: 1 open, unpaid internship, available for college credit
Dates:  May-September

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred. Occasional weekend hours and evening hours may be required for promotional events.

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to internship@fringearts.com. Include internship title in email subject line and in cover letter. Production applicants should detail their technical experience in their cover letter. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Production Office Intern

The Production Office Intern will work closely with the Director of Production and the Associate Production Manager to help manage the production schedule and the use of the four performances spaces at FringeArts.  The Office Production Intern will help book and schedule over-hire, advance shows, and help out in the theater for load-ins/outs as needed.

Responsibilities may include: Help manage the use of the venue’s multiple spaces, and help manage multiple calendars and shows.  Tasks may include contacting artists for technical information, advancing technical riders, creating and implementing show schedules, and handling equipment rentals.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is highly organized, good at multitasking, and a strong problem solver, with excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn new skills and abilities. The candidate should be experienced with general stagecraft. The candidate should also have general knowledge of Mac operating systems, and be comfortable with Excel and PowerPoint and Google Drive.
Position: 1 open, unpaid internship, available for college credit

Dates: May-September

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred. Occasional weekend hours and evening hours may be required for promotional events.

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to internship@fringearts.com. Include internship title in email subject line and in cover letter. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Graphic Design Internship

The Graphic Design Intern will provide promotional support to the Marketing & Communications department by developing and maintaining the visual identity of FringeArts.  Working collaboratively with the Marketing & Communications team, they will develop promotional materials for both print and digital marketing.

Responsibilities: help maintain and keep consistent the visual identity of FringeArts in both print and web materials, communicate with local printers and compare quotes, collaborate with the Development Department on campaign materials, design Festival-specific badges and signage.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates would have training/experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and seek a practical application of the creative process of design to communicate organizational messages to audiences. Prefer candidates with academic background or experience in marketing.

Position: 1 open, unpaid internship, available for college credit

Dates:  May-September

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred. Occasional weekend hours may be required for promotional events.

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to internship@fringearts.com. Include internship title in email subject line and in cover letter. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.