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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!

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.

Deadline: Positions will remain posted until they are filled.

Fringe Unified Auditions

The following are casting needs submitted by 2015 producers participating in the Fringe Unified Auditions.

From Abas Theatre Company: "The Debutante" needs 5 young actors to take on demanding roles:
  • 2 women (16-19)
  • 3 men (20-24)

  • From Holey Theater: Tales From Cafe Inferno is about an independent coffee shop located in Dante's Hell. Holey Theater is looking for actors to play characters from The Inferno, OR "types" (ex: Passive-aggressive, egotist, manipulative) OR historical figures (Ex: Bertolt Brecht, Marilyn Monroe, Henry VIII), OR modern figures. We will develop the show based around these characters through improv and the construction of scenarios.

    From Locally Grown Theatre: “The OzFather” is a new and original take on the classic novel by L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. ​Dottie (Dorothy) watches classic movies to drown out the pain of losing her parents and through her dreams she is taken to a fantasyland influenced by the movies she watches. In MinneappleOZ Dottie meets an array of fun and interesting characters. She meets the people of Comoland as well as Scarborough "E" Crowe, Tinison Manzini, Lionel Cash, The OzFather and The Women's International Trade Commission Head (WITCH). We welcome auditioners from any age.
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