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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.

Corporate Sales Manager

The Corporate Sales Manager will be responsible for day-to-day sales and marketing activity, and developing new business strategies and action plans for penetrating new markets for FringeArts’ corporate events program. The CSM is also responsible for account management, coordination, and execution of all events. The CSM will work with all FA Departments and La Peg Management to ensure quality of client satisfaction.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Minimum of 20 cold calls/outbound sales calls per week.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 networking events per month.
  • Host a minimum of 2 showcases per year.
  • Solicit sources and leads
  • Generate event bookings
  • Promote and maintain exceptional customer service while maximizing sales profitability.
  • Maintain an active trace/follow-up system
  • Coordinate with Marketing & Communications department to seek public relations, networking and marketing opportunities to expand client pool.
  • Coordinate with Programming and Production departments to plan entertainment for events as needed.
  • Coordinate with Venue & Patron services department and La Peg management to plan facility and catering needs.
  • Conduct tours of facility.
  • Prepare sales proposals and negotiate contracts with clients.
  • Prepare detailed sales/event reports.
  • Oversee the planning, managing and execution of all booked events.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree, minimum 3 years catering sales/account manager and event planning experience. Proven record of meeting stated goals; superior communication, customer service and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and database skills.

Compensation: Base Fee plus commission. EOE

To Apply: please send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to HR@fringearts.com

Internship Opportunities

Fall:

Programming InternshipPatron Services & Venue Management Internship | Production Internship |Production Office InternFundraising & Special Events InternshipGraphic Design InternshipMarketing Internship Communications 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.

 

Patron Services & Venue Management Internship

The Patron Services Intern will work with the Venue and Patron Services Manager to assist with customer inquiries, ticketing and membership, front of house operations, and venue maintenance and management.

Responsibilities may include: Fielding ticket and membership inquiry calls; processing ticket orders; processing memberships in database; assembling and mailing membership packets and acknowledgements; helping with front of house duties at shows; helping with building maintenance and general upkeep issues; and other administrative support as needed.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented, with great customer services and phone skills. Must have ability to work with databases. Previous Box Office experience a plus.

Position: 1 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.

 

Fundraising & Special Events Internship

The Fundraising & Special Events Intern will provide administrative support to the Development team as they work across departments to develop resources for all aspects of the organization. Working collaboratively, they create engagement opportunities for audiences and supporters of FringeArts, and research and raise contributed income from foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors, as well as help organize and plan special donor events. Applicants interested in a career in the nonprofit sector will benefit greatly from understanding the mechanisms of a development department as a backbone of any arts organization. The skills learned through this internship are also transferable to many other departments in the nonprofit sector.

Responsibilities may include: Processing and acknowledging contributions and event sponsorships; communicating in a variety of mediums to stakeholders and supporters; collaborating on donor engagement strategies and  filing; preparing mailings; tracking and processing RSVPs; supporting staff in event preparation; working with fellow interns on cross-departmental projects; assisting with prospect research; and gathering information and documents for grant proposals.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be personable, enthusiastic, and flexible; able to work independently and collaboratively; is a people person and enjoys working donor events; computer savvy with database experience; excellent writing skills; a quick learner who easily adapts to changing priorities. Preferred candidates will have academic backgrounds in Communications, English, Theatre, or Arts Administration, and have a demonstrable interest in the performing arts.

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

Dates:  May-September

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample 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.

 

Marketing Internship

The Marketing Intern will provide promotional support for the Marketing & Communications department by engaging new and existing audiences.  Working collaboratively with the Marketing & Communications team, they will develop and implement strategies to sell tickets, provide resources for patrons, and increase accessibility to all members of the public.

Responsibilities will likely include but may not be limited to: development and management of promotional campaigns, audience research, management of mailings, collateral distribution, special event promotion and assistance, data entry, marketing collateral editing, public relations support, community engagement events, social media and more.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong phone and writing skills and be an enthusiastic self-starter. Preferred candidates will have academic background or experience in marketing or performing arts, and some experience or training in promotions and sales.
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.

 

Communications Internship

The Communications Intern will provide promotional support for the Marketing & Communications department by maintaining and developing the written identity of FringeArts.  Working collaboratively with the Marketing & Communications team, they will develop strategies focused on social media promotion and press relations.

Responsibilities: help maintain the written identity of FringeArts in print and digital materials, write and distribute press releases, generate social media content, communicate with press, develop content management systems, write copy for various communications avenues, research new shows, create tear sheets, maintain a digital press archive.

Qualifications: ideal candidates have excellent written and verbal communication skills, are self-motivated, and possess a sense of humor.  An academic background in the arts, English, or communications is preferred, although all are welcome to apply.

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

Dates:  May-September

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred.

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