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28 Feb 2019

Internship Internships at FringeArts – Artistic Programming, Patron Services & Venue Admin, Graphic Design, Production, Production Office, Development. Marketing, Communications, Media Production

FringeArts – Posted by PhillyFringe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Artistic Programming Internship

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.

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. Background knowledge of performing arts is a plus.

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

Dates:  May-September

Hours: 15-20 hours per week


Patron Services and Venue Administration Internship

Responsibilities may include Data entry, scheduling assistance, helping with building maintenance and general upkeep issues, coordinate and follow up with facility needs. Fielding ticket and membership inquiry calls; assisting with front of house operations at venues; coordinating volunteers for events; other administrative support as needed.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented, with great customer services and phone skills. Candidate must be enthusiastic, quick moving, quick thinking, and ready to jump in on the often physically demanding needs of the job. Being on your feet, interacting with audience members, and assisting at various venues to produce shows and events are all part of the job. Previous Box Office experience a plus.

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

Dates: May-September

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred.


Graphic Design Internship

The Graphic Design Intern will provide promotional support to the Marketing & Communications department by developing and maintaining the visual identity of FringeArts. Working collaboratively with the Marketing & Communications team, they will be provided a great deal of creative freedom in developing promotional materials for both print and digital marketing.

Responsibilities: help maintain and keep consistent the visual identity of FringeArts in both print and web materials, communicate with local printers and compare quotes, collaborate with the Development Department on campaign materials, design Festival-specific badges, and signage.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates would have training/experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and seek a practical application of the creative process of design to communicate organizational messages to audiences. Prefer candidates with academic background or experience in marketing.

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

Dates:  May-September

Hours: 20 hours per week preferred. Occasional weekend hours may be required for promotional events.


Production Internship

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 possibly 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: 20 hours per week preferred. Occasional weekend hours and evening hours may be required for promotional events.


Production Office Internship:

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 four 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.

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

Dates: May-September

Hours: 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.

 

The Media Production (Podcast) Internship

The Media Production Intern will work with the Marketing and Communications Department to manage the research, production, post-production, and branding of the FringeArts podcast, Happy Hour on the Fringe, and other audiovisual needs.

Responsibilities may include: Communicating with podcast guests about recording times and publish dates, researching podcast guests and presenting information to the hosts for each episode, preparing the recording space and operating recording equipment, editing recordings for publishing, preparing transcriptions of episodes, maintaining the publishing schedule, assisting with other audiovisual projects as needed.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has excellent verbal and written skills, is detail oriented and organized, is able to manage multiple deadlines and work independently, and is adaptable to change. Experience with Adobe Premiere, Bandcamp, Audacity, Anchor, and/or other audio editing software is preferred.

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

Dates:  May-September

Hours: 10-20 hours per week preferred.

How to Apply

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to internship@fringearts.com Include specific internship title in email subject line and in the cover letter. Production applicants should detail their technical experience in their cover letter. Communications applicants should include a writing sample.

Job Categories: Internships. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: Communications Internship, Development Internship, Graphic Design Internship, Media Production (Podcast) Internship, Patron Services and Venue Administration Internship, Production Internship, and Programming Internship. Salaries: Non-paying.

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