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Jobs & Internships

Come work for the Minnesota Fringe Festival—the most successful performing arts festival around! We are looking for three creative, energetic and generally cool people to join our team as interns this summer. As an intern with our organization, you will get firsthand experience learning the inner workings of why we are so good at what we do.

Become part of our team—apply for one of our open internships today!

Deadline: Positions will remain posted until they are filled.

Front of House Intern

(2 internship positions available)

The Front of House team sets the tone for our patrons, ensuring a fun, comfortable and seamless experience for all. As a front-of-house intern, you will work closely with the Front of House Coordinators and report directly to the Audience and Volunteer Services Director. You will be exposed to all front-of-house activities that take place leading up to and during the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Responsibilities:
    Compile and organize information for volunteer outreach programs
    Attend events during the summer as a Minnesota Fringe Festival spokesperson
    Correspond with volunteers via phone and email
    Assist with coordinating volunteer training and scheduling
    Organize supplies and set up the festival office
    Support the front-of-house staff during the festival
    Act as house manager, box officer or crowd controller during the festival, as needed
Qualifications:
    Undergraduate student in theater, communications, management or related field
    Excellent written and communication skills
    Superb customer service skills
    Ability to multitask and work well under pressure
    Fast learner with ability to work independently
    Experience with databases and working front-of-house for theater are a plus (e.g., house manager, box officer, usher, volunteer)
Start Date: As early as May 18, as late as June 1
Time Commitment: Part-time until the festival (approx. 10-15 hours/week); 40+ hours from July 27-August 10
Stipend: $500 for the summer

Application Instructions

Send resume and cover letter to Audience & Volunteer Services Director Cari Twitchell at cari@fringefestival.org. No calls, please.

Arts Administration Intern

(1 internship position available)

Our Arts Administration team blends communications and leadership expertise to facilitate the successful operations of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. As an arts administration intern, you will work directly with the Executive Director and Associate Director, gaining hands-on experience with various day-to-day aspects of the festival, including events, artist and venue management, development and fundraising, and marketing and press relations.

Responsibilities:
    Establish and maintain effective communication with artists, press and other key community members
    Write and edit press releases, social media posts and related marketing materials
    Assist with planning and executing events in advance of the 2015 festival
    Handle general administrative duties, including answering telephone and electronic mail correspondence, as needed
    Support other duties of the Executive Director and Associate Director, as needed
Qualifications:
    Undergraduate student in communications or marketing/PR, nonprofit management, arts administration, theatre or related field
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel
    Detail oriented and master multitasker
    Tech savvy and quick to respond to email
    Punctual and professional
    Previous communications and/or marketing experience a plus
Start Date: As early as the first week in May, as late as June 1
Time Commitment: Flexible, part-time schedule through mid-August (approx. 15-20 hours/week)
Stipend: $500 for the summer

Application Instructions

Send resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Executive Director Jeff Larson at jeff@fringefestival.org. No calls, please.
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