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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.

Artistic Producer

FringeArts’Artistic Producer works directly with the President/Producing Director to select FringeArts’ programming and develop programming segments. The AP works as a team with our Marketing, Development, and Production staffs to develop a coordinated and creative approach to reaching our audience building, sales and fundraising goals. The AP also manages all artist relationships and logistics, including contract negotiations, travel and accommodations, artist hospitality and coordination with our production staff as well as develops and manages the programming budget. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with Producing Director to select all programming and develop programming segments. 
  • Manage Associate Artistic Producer who will support the work of the program department and the work of AP. 
  • Work to develop new frameworks and concepts for programming presentations inclusive of festival platforms. 
  • Provide and facilitate artistic content and context to Marketing staff and participate across departments to develop marketing and sales strategies in support of audience building and sales goals. 
  • Craft artistic content and help shape contextual materials with Development staff and participate in developing strategies, writing, and collaboratively working to support funding opportunities and funding raising goals. 
  • Provide critical artistic and logistical information to Production staff about the selected programming and work with Production to insure clarity regarding the scope and scale of productions in order to schedule and budget efficiently and cost-effectively. 
  • Negotiate terms and draft artist contracts including rider approval and payment processing. Manage artist compliance with contracts. 
  • Maintain relationships with artists on behalf of the organization. 
  • Manage artist logistics: travel schedules, travel accommodations booking and hospitality. Maintain familiarity with trends in local, national and international contemporary performance and art. 
  • Develop artistic and financial partnerships with artists, presenters and other opportunities. Develop and manage companion programming and contextual events around selected programming. 
  • In collaboration with all directors, create and manage programming budgets. 
  • Manage Artist Residence Program. 
  • Manage process for disseminating artistic information to all departments, including Artist Fact Sheet. 
  • Along with Patron Services Director and Production Manager maintain master Events Calendar. 
  • Acts on the Director level to steward organization-wide decision-making, budgeting, and structure.

Qualifications: 

At least 3 years experience in artistic producing or related area with a working knowledge of artistic technical riders. Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and work well as part of a highly motivated, results-based team. Must be highly organized and value accuracy and attention to detail. Must excel at interpersonal relations and problem-solving and evidence superior verbal and written language skills. 

Benefits: 

This is a full-time exempt position. Some weekend and evening and occasional travel is required. Annual salary range is commensurate with experience. 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.

Head of Audio

The FringeArts Head of Audio oversees all audio and video (A/V) needs for all FringeArts presented shows including but not limited to all year round programming, festival shows, and fundraisers. Year round programming includes all shows with full runs as well as one night events, monthly series, and special events. Overseeing presented festival shows pertains to both onsite and offsite shows. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Review riders for A/V needs for any show that comes through FringeArts 
  • Correspond with sound technicians and designers (or TD/PM) for all presented shows, rentals, and events 
  • Collaborate with Master Electrician on any video needs for shows and events 
  • Spec out sound packages and price out equipment rental for all presented festival shows Oversee A/V load-in, tech, and load out for all presented shows 
  • Run A/V for all onsite presented shows as needed 
  • Run A/V for rentals and events as needed 
  • If unavailable to run a show or an event the Head of Audio will have A/V needs fully organized and relayed to the onsite technician 
  • Maintain all audio and video inventory 
  • Will work on ongoing maintenance projects during down time 
  • Attend regularly scheduled production meetings 
  • Overseen by TD and reports to Production Management 
  • Related duties as necessary 

Qualifications: 

Minimum of 2-4 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. Must be fully vaccinated

Benefits: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience (based on 35hrs/wk)
  • This is a full-time non-exempt position, OT available after 40hrs/wk
  • Generous health and leave benefits package

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

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.

Production Manager

The Production Manager is responsible for advancing all shows presented by FringeArts in, and out of our venue. Production Manager will work closely with the APM to schedule crew calls for all tech calls and performances. They will work closely with the Technical Director, Master Electrician and Head of Audio to adhere to riders for any and all performances presented by FringeArts. The Production Manager will report to the General Manager. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee year-round production budget 
  • Manage production staff 
  • Work closely with Programming Director to create a sustainable production calendar for staff Create detailed production schedule 
  • Write production addendums for all artist contracts 
  • Point person/ organizer for all first-time events in an ongoing series. 
  • Meet in person with local artists to do a walkthru of the venue to discuss tech needs and schedules Have a phone call/ skype meeting with out of town artists to discuss tech needs and schedules Schedule and run regular production meetings with staff 
  • Payroll 

Qualifications: 

Minimum of 2-4 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. Must be fully vaccinated. 

Benefits: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience ($38K – $45K annually)
  • This is a full-time exempt position
  • Generous health and leave benefits package

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

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.

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: 

  • 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 company

Qualifications: 

Minimum of 2-4 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 is a plus. Must be fully vaccinated. 

Benefits: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience (based on 35hrs/wk)
  • This is a full-time non-exempt position, OT available after 40hrs/wk
  • Generous health and leave benefits package

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

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.

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 

Dates:  January-May

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 

Dates:  January-May

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 

Dates: January-May

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

Dates: January-May

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 

Dates:  January-May

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

Dates: January-May

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.  

Dates: January-May

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

Dates:  January-May 

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.

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.