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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.

Client Services Manager

The Client Services Manager will be responsible for Rental Coordination, as well as Patron Services. The CSM will also monitor and facilitate the use of FringeArts by Rental clients. They will be responsible for the integration of all rentals between FringeArts and La Peg and ensuring events run smoothly. The CSM is expected to be on site for the majority of rental events, and/or oversee the Front of House needs for all presented work. 

Duties & responsibilities:

Rentals:

  • Writing and editing all contracts
  • Maintain accurate info in the events/space Google Calendar, crew schedule, and PatronManger
  • Following up with clients to receive timely payments and insurance info
  • Advise clients on run of show 
  • Onsite point-of-contact for event planning and execution.
  • Processing payments in PatronManager
  • Communicate and coordinate schedules with client subcontractors as needed, such as entertainment, event planners, valet parking, rental companies
  • Maintain accurate event details and complete Production One Sheet to be sent out to all staff one week before the event with all relevant details 
  • Build and maintain budget for Rentals program – including meeting annual revenue goal 
  • Outreach and marketing to potential clients and vendors

Box Office:

  • Fielding all box office calls and returning all messages (with intern help)
  • Troubleshooting all PatronManager issues as certified PatronManager Admin
  • Providing regular reports for staff and artististic teams
  • Assisting with Artist, Development, VIP, and Press Comps
  • Keeping track of ticket capacities/allocations and adjusting/releasing as needed
  • Enter new discount codes as requested by Marketing Department
  • Building new ticketable events and event instances

Staffing:

  • Book staff to cover all Front of House and Box Office shifts for all performances
  • Book the appropriate amount of volunteers for all performances, 2-3 weeks in advance (with intern help)
  • Complete Front of House One Sheet to be sent out to all staff one week before the performance with all relevant details 
  • Send out reminder emails to all volunteers 2-3 days before their volunteer shifts
  • Process bi-weekly payroll

Patron Services:

  • Check Patron Services, volunteer, and box office email accounts daily
  • Obtain unique FOH info about shows to share with patrons and marketing team, such as no late seating, loud noises, strobe effects, etc.
  • Update outgoing box office phone messaging as needed
  • Advise Artists on best practices for Front of House / ticketing procedures 
  • Provide additional services for ADA patons, such as reserved seating and reserved parking
  • Assist with the advancement of the Accessibility Program
    • Primary contact for Artists when discussing accessibility measures to be included for performances. 
    • Hire and manage contractors for Accessibility Program 
    • Participate in DEI Committee  
  • Keep the box office desk clean, tidy and stocked with the appropriate supplies
  • Maintain box office technology. Charge for events.
  • Order/provide supplies and services such as coat check, wristbands, signage, merchandise stations for shows and events
  • Build and maintain budget for Patron Services Department 
  • Participate in Director’s meetings as necessary 
  • Participate in Health and Safety Committee 


Qualifications:  Minimum 3 years production or event planning experience. Front of House experience; superior communication, customer service and organizational skills required. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and database skills. Knowledge of SalesForce / Patron Manager preferred. 

Benefits: This is a full-time non-exempt position. Annual salary range is $38,000-$42,000. Includes generous health and leave benefits.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references 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 applicants of color for this and all open positions.

 

Finance Associate

The Finance Associate is responsible for managing accounts receivables, supervising accounts payable entry, payroll, and assisting with budget reports. This position works directly with, and reports to, the Director of Finance.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reconcile daily ticketing reports with actual cash/checks received
  • Enter daily sales & donations reports into QuickBooks accounting software
  • Prepare bank deposits and take to bank
  • Issue Invoices for Accounts Receivable
  • Track and enter payments for A/R
  • Call and collect on delinquent A/R accounts
  • Manage Accounts Payable for all vendors
  • Collect and enter vendor tax information
  • Oversee vendor bill entry into QuickBooks accounting software
  • Make all A/P vendor payments
  • Arrange wire transfers for foreign parties
  • Arrange petty cash needs for artists
  • Perform monthly credit card reconciliations
  • Perform monthly petty cash reconciliations
  • Collect missing credit card and petty cash receipts
  • Perform monthly event rental reconciliations between QuickBooks and PatronManager 
  • Perform weekly development reconciliations between QuickBooks and PatronManager
  • Manage A/R and A/P for FringeArts subsidiary accounts
  • Issue monthly invoices for services and utilities subsidiary accounts
  • Coordinate with fundraising team regarding A/R and A/P for Gala event
  • Train and supervise finance intern
  • Assist Finance Director with preparing budget reports
  • Prepare ad hoc reports
  • Enter bi-weekly payroll allocations in QuickBooks
  • Assist with annual 1099 reporting
  • Assist with year-end and audit preparations

Qualifications & Requirements:

Candidates must have a demonstrated facility for working with numbers, a keen attention to detail and organization, and a high level of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Must be comfortable with databases and have strong MS Office/Excel experience. Knowledge of QuickBooks and Salesforce, a love of mysteries and puzzles, and an interest in the arts preferred. 

Benefits: This is a full-time non-exempt position. Annual salary range is $31,200-$34,000. 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 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

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.

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.