Overview

Artistic Programming Intern

The Programming Intern will assist the Programming Department in meeting the individual and logistical needs of presented and independent artists.

Responsibilities may include: collecting and organizing show information; coordinating housing and travel needs for out-of-town artists; assisting with artist contracts; assisting with Late Night, First Friday, and Scratch Night programming and logistics; assisting with outreach and Festival artist recruitment; purchasing, delivering, and maintaining hospitality items for artists; tracking and reporting expenses to the admin department; and assisting Programming departments with additional tasks as needed. 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 be detail-oriented and organized, possess great communication and people skills, and will possess 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; able to work in a high-stress environment; flexible and adaptable to change. Punctuality is essential as well as a warm, friendly, 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

Dates: May-September

Hours: 15-20 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.

*Please note that we’re a dog friendly office*

Development Intern

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

Dates: May-September

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.

*Please note that we’re a dog friendly office*

Production Intern

The Production Intern will be instrumental in all load-ins, load-outs, and running of shows in the 4 performances spaces throughout the building. They will work closely with FringeArts’ Production staff. Specialization within a department is possible dependent on our production schedule.

Responsibilities may include: set construction/installation, unloading trucks, hanging/focusing lights, and assisting audio set up. The Production Intern may also aid the production department with administrative tasks as required, such as advancing technical riders, creating and implementing show schedules, and organizing rentals.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a strong problem solver, with excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn new skills and abilities. The candidate should be experienced with general stagecraft, such as lighting/electrics, audio, set construction, and/or video. The candidate should also have general knowledge of Mac operating systems, and be comfortable with Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Lightwright, and Qlab3 are a plus. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are a plus. The Production Intern will have the following physical demands: lifting 50 lbs, climbing ladders, comfort with heights.

Position: 1 open, unpaid internship, available for college credit

Dates: May-September

Hours: 12-20 hours per week preferred. Occasional weekend hours and evening 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. Production applicants should detail their technical experience in their cover letter.

Production Office Intern

The Production Office Intern will work closely with the Director of Production and the Associate Production Manager to help manage the production schedule and the use of the three performances spaces at FringeArts. The Office Production Intern will help book and schedule over-hire, advance shows, and help out in the theater for load-ins/outs as needed.

Responsibilities may include: Help manage the use of the venue’s multiple spaces, and help manage multiple calendars and shows. Tasks may include contacting artists for technical information, advancing technical riders, creating and implementing show schedules, and handling equipment rentals.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is highly organized, good at multitasking, and a strong problem solver, with excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn new skills and abilities. The candidate should be experienced with general stagecraft. The candidate should also have general knowledge of Mac operating systems, and be comfortable with Excel and PowerPoint and Google Drive. Good sense of humor a plus.

Position: 1 open, unpaid internship, available for college credit

Dates: May-September

Hours: 12-20 hours per week preferred. Occasional weekend hours and evening 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.

Photojournalism Fringe Festival Intern

The Fringe Festival Photojournalism Intern will support the Marketing & Communications and
Fringe Festival Coordinator’s departments by documenting rehearsals and performances of
Independent Artists leading up to and during the 2020 Fringe Festival. Working collaboratively
with the Marketing & Communications team as well as the Fringe Festival Coordinator, they will
engage with artists at various stages in the process and create written and visual content to
support Independent Artists in their marketing, PR, and audience engagement efforts.

Responsibilities: Communicate with Independent Artists about their performances and rehearsal
times. Attend and document FringeArts pre-Festival events. Travel to artists’ rehearsals and
interview performers and producers. Create website, blog, and social media content for
Independent Artists. Respond to artist invitations to attend and shoot performances during the
Fringe Festival.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills,
strong photography skills, are self-motivated, and possess a sense of humor.

Position: 2 open, unpaid internship, available for college credit.

Dates: Aug 3–October 10

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred, includes remote evening hours

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and writing/photography samples to
Internship@FringeArts.com. Include internship title in the email subject line and in cover letter.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Please note that we’re a dog friendly office.

To apply for this job email your details to internship@fringearts.com

About FringeArts

FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that stretches the imagination and boldly defies expectation. As the city’s lead experimenter in the arts, FringeArts exposes audiences to unpredictable dance, theater and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who are pushing the boundaries of art-making and redefining the artistic landscape worldwide.