Employer Profile: Capital Fringe

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www.capitalfringe.org

Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington, DC region through our annual Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Our largest program, the summer Festival is an explosion of performance, with 130 artists presenting more than 700 performances over 18 days in July. By facilitating a self-producing environment, Capital Fringe bolsters artists in creating their work, unhindered by judgement. Capital Fringe manages 12 venues, operates a Box Office, produces Festival-wide marketing and gives advice and support to artists throughout the process, pulling together all the elements to present a Festival. It’s a fast-paced, intensive work environment that allows for hands-on learning and the chance to interact with a wide-range of people with a variety of backgrounds and skills.

Full Time Positions:

Summer Festival Box Office Manager: Capital Fringe is looking for an individual experienced in ticketing systems, and box office and volunteer management to serve as a Box Office Manager for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 10 to 27 at our headquarters in Washington, DC. We are looking for energetic, engaging and pro-active folks with excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality. This is a seasonal position, from May through July, 2014. Deadline for applicants is Friday, February 21, 2014.

Summer Festival Box Office Staff: Capital Fringe is looking for Box Office Staff for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 10 to 27. Box Office Staff must be energetic, engaging and proactive with excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality, with prior box office or front of house experience. This is a seasonal position, from mid-June through July 2014 at our main, and satellite, box offices in Washington, DC. Deadline for applicants is Friday, February 21, 2014.

Volunteer Coordinators: Capital Fringe is looking for two Volunteer Coordinators for the 9th Annual summer Fringe Festival in Washington, DC. Volunteer Coordinators shall be responsible for the recruitment, training, scheduling and supervision of all summer Festival volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinators will also be responsible for maintaining the policies and promote a positive front of house atmosphere. This is a seasonal position, with part-time hours in May and June and full-time hours in July. Deadline for applicants is Friday, February 21, 2014.

Venue Managers: Capital Fringe is looking for 13-15 Venue Managers for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival this July 10 to 27. Fringe Festival Venue Managers act as the primary point of contact of Capital Fringe to the Fringe Run Venue contacts, artists, volunteers and patrons of their particular venue in Washington, DC. The Venue Manager will be in place to oversee and assist their assigned artists and Box Office volunteers. This is a seasonal position for July 2014. Deadline for applicants is February 21, 2014.

Production Crew Chiefs: Capital Fringe is looking for Crew Chiefs to lead the building of venues for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival, July 10 to 27. Crew Chiefs will work under the supervision of the Production Manager to execute construction and load-in of all summer Festival venues, including the Baldacchino Tent Bar. Crew Chiefs will manage the daily workload of Production Staff and volunteers, working with the summer Festival Electrician, Assistant Electrician and Audio Coordinator to complete tasks. During the Festival, Crew Chiefs may be part of a production team on-duty to troubleshoot issues as they arise. Following the summer Festival, Crew Chiefs will supervise and participate in the load-out of all Festival venues. This is a seasonal position in June and late July, with possibility to extend during July. Deadline for applicants is February 21, 2014.

Production Assistants: Capital Fringe is looking for Production Assistants to work on installing the venues, including the Baldacchino Tent Bar, for the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival, July 10 to 27. Production Assistants will work with Fringe staff in setting up all venues for the summer Festival including Carpentry, Electrics and Audio work. Following the Festival, Production Assistants will be involved in the rapid dissembling of all venues. This is a seasonal position in June and late July. Deadline for applicants is February 21, 2014.

Internships:

Development and Fundraising Internship: The Development Intern will provide administrative support to the CEO and COO, primarily assisting with gift processing, donor fulfillment and event coordination and execution. Responsibilities may include: archive and database maintenance; gift processing; assistance in the planning, promotion, and staging of special events; fulfilling benefits and perks for sponsors and donors; and communications in a variety of mediums to stakeholders and supporters. Unpaid internship.  Dates: March – July (flexible) Hours: PT / 20 hours per week. Location: Washington, DC.

Fringe Festival Guide Management Internship: The Guide Management Intern will assist the CEO and Program Manager with the production process for the 2014 Festival Guide, and with updating the Festival’s show-related website content. The Festival Guide is a full-color, 70-page catalogue that includes descriptions of every show included in the Fringe Festival, and a comprehensive calendar of all Fringe Festival events. Responsibilities may include: managing, fact-checking, and proofreading information for the Festival Guide and updating the Festival website with changes to show details. Unpaid internship.  Dates: April-June (preferred but negotiable) Hours: Minimum of 10 hours per week. Location: Washington, DC.

Programming Internship: The Programming Intern will work with our Program Manager and Capital Fringe staff on programming events for the 2014 summer Festival, which runs from July 10 to 27. The summer Festival is a self-producing performing arts festival that facilitates over 130 artists presenting 800 individual performances. In addition to these performances, Capital Fringe presents free live music, discussions, workshops and preview events leading up to and during the Festival. Unpaid internship. Dates: April – August (flexible, all candidates must be able to work through July 27) Hours: 15/20 hour per week April to June, may increase in July (any changes to be mutually agreed in advance) Location: Washington, DC.

Marketing Internship: The Marketing Intern will assist Fringe staff with marketing the summer Festival through social media, Buttons discounts and other points of entry. Responsibilities may include: securing Button discounts, blog writing and creating content and conversation for Capital Fringe’s social media accounts. Unpaid internship. Dates: May-July (preferred but negotiable) Hours: Minimum of 10 hours per week. Location: Washington, DC.  **While this experience will provide valuable experience, it is not eligible for course credit.**

Arts Administration Internship: The Arts Administration Intern will work with the General Manager and COO in performing financial, IT, and daily office duties, supporting staff in achieving Capital Fringe’s mission. Responsibilities may include: assisting with compliance with 501(c)(3) requirements; assisting with financial management operations; entering information into accounting software; assist with accounts payable, deposits, credit card, and petty cash processing; providing IT assistance, website, and email; helping to maintain efficiency of computer operations; and aiding the General Manager with overall office management. Unpaid internship. Dates: June – Aug (start and end date flexible) Hours: FT / 20 to 30 per week. Location: Washington, DC.

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