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! Applications due no later than Friday, March 11, 2016.

  • Front of House Intern
  • Arts Administration Intern
  • Front of House Intern

    (2 positions available)

    The Front of House (FOH) team sets the tone for our patrons, ensuring a fun, comfortable and seamless experience for all. As an FOH intern, you will work closely with the FOH staff and report directly to the Audience & Volunteer Services Director. You will be exposed to all FOH-related activities that take place leading up to and during the 2016 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 FOH 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
      Fast learner with ability to work independently
      Excellent written and communication skills
      Superb customer service skills
      Ability to multitask and work well under pressure
      Experience with databases and working front-of-house for theater are a plus (e.g., house manager, box officer, usher, volunteer)

    Time commitment: Part-time until the festival (approx. 12-15 hours/3 afternoons per week); 40+ hours from August 1-August 15

    Start date: June 6 (can start as early as mid-May, if interested)

    End date: August 15

    Compensation

      $500 for the summer
      Staff Pass to see shows for free during the festival

    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 2016 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 6

    Time commitment: Flexible, part-time schedule through mid-August (approx. 15-20 hours/week)

    Compensation

      $500 for the summer
      Staff Pass to see shows for free during the festival

    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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