Jobs & Internships

House Manage for Minnesota Fringe

Minnesota Fringe Festival is one of the oldest and largest fringe festivals in the country, now in its 23rd year. Over the course of 11 days, we will inundate Minneapolis with more than 800 performances from 165+ companies. If the past couple of years are any indication of what we can expect from our audience, we will sell more than 50,000 tickets across 15+ venues.

What these numbers boil down to is our need for strong, reliable and friendly House Managers to oversee operations at our venues and ensure a seamless experience for patrons and volunteers. This is a highly fast-paced environment, which requires individuals who are able to maintain grace and a pleasant demeanor while under pressure.


    Manage and delegate tasks as appropriate to venue volunteers
    Interact with patrons, including answering questions and fielding concerns
    Work in tandem with Fringe technical staff to ensure shows start on time and run smoothly
    Liaise with artists and venue staff; troubleshoot issues as they arise
    Handle box office reconciliation forms and reporting requirements for each performance


    Ability to manage people and enforce Fringe policies
    Excellent communication skills
    Superb customer service skills
    Comfortable with math and reconciling box office numbers
    Ability to multitask and work independently
    Punctual and organized
    Reliable transportation (access to a car is required)
    Previous experience in event management, house management or other related customer-facing role a plus
    Knowledge and/or interest in theatre and performing arts a plus

Time commitment:

    Working approx. 5-6 days of the 11-day festival (August 4-August 14)
    Approx. 2 hours before the first show of the day through to 30-60 minutes after the last show of the day (Shows begin at 5:30pm on weekdays (with the exception of the second Friday, when shows begin at 4pm), and 1pm on weekends)

You must attend the following training sessions:

    One (1) unpaid volunteer training session
    Two (2) paid house manager training sessions


    A salary based on the total days you work
    Free admission to any performance when you are not working

Application Instructions

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

This posting will remain open until all positions have been filled.

Minnesota Fringe
Minnesota Fringe