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FringeArts is an equal opportunity employer. FringeArts works to respond to and reflect the diversity of our city. We encourage and support applicants of color for all open positions.

Director of Marketing and Communications

FringeArts’ Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for developing and executing cohesive marketing and communications plans for FringeArts and its many programming segments, with the goal of increasing attendance, loyalty, and ticket revenue. The DMC reports to the President/Producing Director, and works with a cross-departmental team to develop a coordinated and creative approach for reaching FringeArts’ audience-building, sales, and fundraising goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop multi-channel marketing campaigns to increase awareness, build loyalty, drive festival and event attendance, attract new audiences, and increase revenue
  • Maintain brand consistency and messaging across the organization 
  • Manage departmental and promotional budgets; establish sales and attendance goals and pricing for all FringeArts events and programming segments
  • Manage relationship with external graphic design firm; provide guidance for creation of visual identities for all print and digital marketing materials.
  • Plan and place advertising across all media
  • Oversee the printing, mailing, and distribution of the annual Fringe Festival Guide
  • Conduct ongoing audience research through online and paper surveying, focus groups, and data analysis
  • Conduct workshops and advise participating Fringe Festival artists on marketing and communications best practices
  • Develops materials and marketing strategy for driving new rental clients
  • Develop and manage relationships with partner organizations, including FringeArts’ partner restaurant; foster new creative partnerships for the organization
  • Manage relationship with external publicist; collaborate on show- and festival-specific press releases and pitches
  • Oversee media interviews; manage press tickets and packets; maintain online press room
  • Develop relationships with local and national media; track industry trends to develop story ideas and proactive pitches
  • Manage press tracking and reporting, maintain and update internal PR database
  • Collaborate with Development Department on fundraising campaigns, sponsorship proposals, and grant reporting
  • Builds and monitors sales and ticket reports in Patron Manager
  • Oversee membership program and new member acquisition
  • Manage Department staff including Marketing Manager and additional seasonal staff as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years professional experience in marketing and public relations, preferably in the performing arts
  • Ability to develop marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, and partnerships 
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve ticket sale growth
  • Think strategically and react quickly to ever-changing marketplace and institutional needs 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to translate complex concepts into compelling copy for the press and general public; creative thinker
  • Demonstrated interest, expertise and/or experience in the performing arts
  • Team player adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working on fundraising campaigns and sponsorship proposals
  • Confident public speaker and presenter
  • Working knowledge of InDesign and/or Photoshop 
  • Experience working with Salesforce and Patron Manager preferred
  • Knowledge of regional and national media outlets; existing relationships with members of the press strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Philadelphia arts and culture community and audiences a plus

 

Benefits:

This is a full-time exempt position.  Annual salary range is $75,000-$80,000. Includes generous health and leave benefits.

 

To Apply: 

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

 

EOE: FringeArts is an equal opportunity employer. FringeArts works to respond to and reflect the diversity of our city. We encourage and support applicants of color for this and all open positions.

Project and Outreach Coordinator

FringeArts seeks a Project and Outreach Coordinator for their Pew Center for Arts and Heritage supported “Untitled Opera Project.” This is a new opera led by a creative team of Black women including director Charlotte Brathwaite, librettist Sharan Strange, composer Meshell Ndegeocello, art director Cauleen Smith, and lead performer Helga Davis. This work draws upon Philadelphia’s sacred sites and the legacies of Black female spiritual leaders to advance dialogues around power, gender, and race. 

Over a two-year development process anchored by Philadelphia-based community building, the artistic team will cultivate relationships with Philadelphia’s sacred sites and their constituencies, and collaborate with Philadelphia-based musicians and choirs, supporting a generative practice that will encourage participants to consider their present role in advancing Philadelphia’s legacy of social change. 

The Project and Outreach Coordinator will work with the Untitled Opera Project artistic team and FringeArts to deepen our community engagement and coordinate the development period (2023-2024) through the project’s public presentation as part of the 2024 Fringe Festival. The Philadelphia-based Coordinator, hired specifically for this project, will organize workshops, connect with community partners, and conduct audience outreach. This Coordinator will bring critical insight into Philadelphia’s context, prior relationships with organizations and audiences, and a commitment to activism that aligns with the themes of Untitled Opera Project

Through Untitled Opera Project we desire to connect with an audience that seeks the import of the work’s framing of the stories of Black women and commitment to societal change. In the midst of ongoing activism against racial injustice, sex-based discrimination, and calls for social reform, Untitled Opera Project presents a contemporary story that channels historical precedents as inspiration for empowerment and justice. The artistic team is particularly interested in providing a platform for Black women, activists, faith communities, and young people to reflect on their histories, be in community together, and move collectively towards justice.

This position reports to the Associate Artistic Producer at FringeArts. The project work will occur from February 2023 through October 2024.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively contribute to conversations with the Artistic team about workshop planning and community engagement within Philadelphia
  • Line produce developmental workshops including but not limited to scheduling, transportation, accommodations, collecting receipts, and processing per diems
  • Liaising between core group of artists and FringeArts regarding budgetary considerations, coordination with off-site venues, and opportunities
  • Create and maintain relationships with local audiences, musicians, choruses, as well as educational, corporate and government partners
  • Assist in identifying and cultivating relationships with the constituencies of Philadelphia’s sacred sites
  • Outreach to the deaf community and interpreters to integrate sign language early in the creative process
  • Develop means of reporting and measurement tools to assist in surveying audiences to be used in grant reports.
  • Collaborate with FringeArts Artistic Producer and the creative team to assist with marketing efforts to share information about development of the project and produce collateral for workshops
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of line producing or project management experience in the performing arts.
  • The ability to actively engage in and across Philadelphia’s communities by embracing equity, diversity, inclusivity and access while balancing the needs of FringeArts and its partners .
  • Strong rapport in collaboration with artists and communities. 
  • A record of commitment to advancing social and racial justice, in collaboration with leaders in the arts and in other sectors 
  • Curiosity and confidence operating on the cusp of the field; ability to develop new ideas and cultivate new ideas among diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a sensitivity to various modes of communication. 
  • An openness to new technologies and means of social networking. 
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.  
  • Excellent attention to detail as well as organization and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours, and an active supervisory presence at all major events.
  • This position requires remote work, with in-person presence at residency, rehearsal, and performance activities. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place throughout the development of this project, and conversations around health and safety will be ongoing

Schedule: This position is contracted as a fee-based position for $7,500; based on an hourly rate of $20 for an estimated 375 hours. Hours will be tracked and evaluated throughout the project, and should work hours exceed the 375-hour estimate this position will be compensated thereafter at the $20/hour rate. Hours will occur between February 2023 and October 2024, and be concentrated around workshop periods and the production residency and performance in August/September 2024.

EOE: FringeArts is an equal opportunity employer. FringeArts works to respond to and reflect the diversity of our city. We encourage and support applicants of color for this and all open positions. All positions at FringeArts must be willing and able to uphold our DEI initiatives and organizational values.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@FringeArts.com. Applications will be accepted until Feb 10, 2023. Include job title and applicant name in subject line.

 

Other Opportunities

Fringe Festival Advisory Committee

The Philadelphia Fringe Festival seeks 6-8 artists, producers, and community members to serve on the new Fringe Festival Advisory Committee. 

The Advisory Committee will meet at FringeArts monthly to advise the Artist Program Manager (Festival Coordinator) on new programs, artist resources, and ways to improve the Fringe Festival platform for the artists who use it. 

Advisory Committee members should be interested in the improvement of the festival platform, artist resources, audience outreach and engagement, festival events and planning, being festival ambassadors, and attending and volunteering at festival events.

An Ideal Committee member: 

  • Understands the Fringe Festival model and can speak to artists’ wants and needs from the festival platform
  • Is connected to their community and understands the Philadelphia arts and culture landscape 
  • Has participated in and/or attended Fringe Festival events as a volunteer, artist, audience member, etc. 
  • Is able to devote 1 to 3 hours a month and volunteer time during the annual festival
  • Is interested in attending and participating in Fringe Festival events and performances

Committee Members will receive FringeArts Memberships, Fringe Festival Rush Passes, and invitations to special events. 

To Submit yourself for the committee, please fill out THIS SHORT APPLICATION

Please contact April Rose April@FringeArts.com with any questions. 

Know someone who might be a great committee member? Pass the info along or contact April@FringeArts.com 

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 3-week Fringe 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). Applications accepted on a rolling basis. The FringeArts offices are wheelchair accessible and dog-friendly.

Internship Opportunities

FringeArts is an equal opportunity employer. FringeArts works to respond to and reflect the diversity of our city. We encourage and support applicants of color for all open positions. We are now accepting application material for fall internships (August-December).

Financial Arts Management Internship

The Financial Arts Management Intern will work with the Finance Director and the Finance Associate on the daily bookkeeping, budgeting, and administrative needs of the organization.

Responsibilities may include: assist with financial management operations; learn accounting software; assist with accounts payable, account reconciliation, credit card purchases, and petty cash processing; help update budgeting & forecasting spreadsheets; assist with HR paperwork; and scanning and filing vendor documents.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and organized, a problem solver, and able to handle multiple projects at once. Must have an affinity for numbers and be comfortable/experienced with excel. Prefer candidates with academic backgrounds in Arts Administration, Business/Management, or Accounting.

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

Hours: 18-20 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.

Artistic Programming Internship

The Programming Intern will assist the Programming Department in meeting the individual and logistical needs of presented and independent artists. This position is ideal for someone with experience in events programming and artist relations, with an interest in contemporary live art on a local and international scale.

Responsibilities may include: collecting and organizing show information; coordinating housing and travel needs for out-of-town artists; assisting with artist contracts; assisting with programming and logistics; assisting with outreach and Festival artist recruitment; purchasing, delivering, and maintaining hospitality items for artists; tracking and reporting expenses; and assisting Programming department with additional tasks as needed. Special projects for the upcoming term may include soliciting artists for participation in Scratch Night and research and outreach for the performance archive. The Programming Intern should plan to propose and conduct one interview or review for publication on the FringeArts blog. The Programming Intern will also assist in day-to-day operations including communication with artists, mass mailings, and other administrative tasks. The Programming Intern often interfaces with artists and as such a knowledge of and curiosity about contemporary performance across the genres of dance, theater, music, comedy, cabaret, and circus is essential. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possesses great communication and people skills and 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; and flexible and adaptable to change. Punctuality is essential as well as an outgoing and enthusiastic personality. If selected for an interview candidate is expected to speak with fluency about their interest and previous experience in contemporary performance. 

Position: 2 open, unpaid internship, available for college credit

Hours: 15-20 hours per week, 3-4 days per week preferred. Ability to work from the FringeArts office 1 day per week strongly preferred.

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to internship@fringearts.com Include internship title in email subject line and in cover letter.

Patron Services & Venue Administration Internship

Responsibilities may include: Data entry, scheduling assistance, helping with building maintenance and general upkeep issues, coordinate and follow up with facility needs. Fielding ticket and membership inquiry calls; assisting with front of house operations at venues; coordinating volunteers for events; other administrative support as needed.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented, with great customer services and phone skills. Candidate must be enthusiastic, quick moving, quick thinking, and ready to jump in on the often physically demanding needs of the job. Being on your feet, interacting with audience members, and assisting at various venues to produce shows and events are all part of the job. Previous Box Office experience a plus. 

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

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred.  

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to internship@fringearts.com. Include internship title in email subject line and in cover letter. 

Development Internship

The Development Intern will provide administrative support to the Development team by assisting in all aspects of FringeArts fundraising efforts. Working collaboratively across departments, they will gain a clear-eyed understanding of how an arts organization functions and fits within its community as they identify its needs and develop creative and strategic plans to address them.

 Responsibilities may include: Collaborating on engagement strategies for audiences and supporters of FringeArts; processing and acknowledging contributions and event sponsorships; supporting staff in event preparation; assisting with individual, institutional, and corporate prospect research; gathering information and generating materials for grant proposals; researching best practices and creative strategies of peer institutions; investigating alternative avenues for financial support including social media campaigns; communicating with stakeholders and supporters through a variety of media; working with fellow interns on cross-departmental projects.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be personable, enthusiastic, and flexible; able to work independently and collaboratively; is a people person; computer savvy with database experience; excellent writing skills; a quick learner who easily adapts to changing priorities and can manage multiple tasks at a time. Preferred candidates will have a background in Communications, English, Theatre, Nonprofit Management and/or Arts Administration and have a demonstrable interest in the performing arts.

Position: 2 open, unpaid internships, available for college credit

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred, with some availability on evenings and weekends.

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to internship@fringearts.com. An optional writing sample will also be accepted. 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 be provided a great deal of creative freedom in developing 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

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

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and design portfolio to internship@fringearts.com Include internship title in email subject line and in cover letter.

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, email building, website updates, marketing collateral editing, community engagement events, 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

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.

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, write blog posts, write copy for various communications avenues, research new shows, create tear sheets, maintain a digital press archive, and more. 

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.

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.

Podcast Production Internship

The Podcast Production Intern will work with the Marketing and Communications Department to manage the research, production, post-production, and branding of the FringeArts podcast, Happy Hour on the Fringe, and other audiovisual needs.

Responsibilities may include: Communicating with podcast guests about recording times and publish dates, researching podcast guests and presenting information to the hosts for each episode, preparing the recording space and operating recording equipment, editing recordings for publishing, preparing transcriptions of episodes, maintaining the publishing schedule, assisting with other audiovisual projects as needed.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has excellent verbal and written skills, is detail oriented and organized, is able to manage multiple deadlines and work independently, and is adaptable to change. Experience with Adobe Premiere, Bandcamp, Audacity, Anchor, and/or other audio editing software is preferred.

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

Hours: 10-20 hours per week preferred.  

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to internship@fringearts.com. Include internship title in email subject line and in cover letter.

Photojournalism Fringe Festival Intern

The Photojournalism Intern will support the Marketing & Communications department by documenting artist rehearsals and performances leading up to and during the 2022 Fringe Festival. Working collaboratively with the Marketing & Communications team as well as the Independent Artist Program Manager, they will engage with artists at various stages in the process and create written and visual content to support them in their marketing, PR, and audience engagement efforts.

Responsibilities: Communicate with artists about their performances and rehearsal times. Attend and document FringeArts pre-Festival events. Travel to artists’ rehearsals and interview performers and producers. Create website, blog, and social media content. Respond to artist invitations to attend and shoot performances during the Fringe Festival.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong photography skills, is self-motivated, and possess a sense of humor.

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

Dates: July 3–October 10

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred, includes remote evening hours

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and writing/photography samples to Internship@FringeArts.com. Include internship title in the email subject line and in the cover letter. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Please note that we’re a dog-friendly office.

Equal Opportunity Policy

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 workplace in a manner consistent with this policy.