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Apply to be a Fringetern!

So you wanna be a Fringetern?

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Orlando Fringe is looking for interns, aka Fringeterns.

Our goal is to create a learning environment for students interested in nonprofit administration and theater/entertainment production. The internship has start times throughout the year.

Throughout the semester, interns will receive hands-on training in all aspects of the Orlando Fringe and must be available to assist in the operation of the:

The Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest in mid January

Local Artist Teaser Show in April

and/or

The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival in late May.

 

This position is unpaid. However, students may be eligible to receive college credit for this internship, and all interns receive complimentary admission to special events and ticket benefits.

We would love to chat with you more about joining the Fringe team.

Take a look at the position descriptions below to learn more!

internship opportunities

Join the Fringe team and gain some real-world experience

Production interns will be responsible for:
-Working in multiple areas of Fringe such as Theatre Production, Fringers of the Future, Kids Fringe, Volunteer Coordination, Visual Fringe and Outdoor Events Coordination.
-Assisting in planning and executing these events along with additional festival responsibilities
-Assisting in organizing the annual Unified Auditions
-Assist in filming shows throughout the festival
-Other duties as needed
-Reporting to the Theatre Producer, Associate Producer, and Operations Manager for additional assignments

Skills needed:
-Self motivated
-Strong Organization Skills
-Strong Problem-Solving Skills
-Excellent Attention to Detail

During this internship interns will achieve the following skills:
-An over encompassing knowledge of how Orlando Fringe operates, both as a nonprofit and as a theatre production organization.
-A portfolio of material to present to any higher education facility to represent the skills accumulated at the Orlando Fringe
-Increased contact with the network of local, national, and international Fringe artists.

Time Requirements:
Interns will be asked to work in the Fringe office twice a week leading towards the Fringe Festival May 17th-30th, 2022, or complete given assignments by deadlines if working remotely. During the festival it is expected that interns attend all of the festival.

This position is unpaid. However, students may be eligible to receive college credit for this internship and all interns receive complimentary admission to special events and ticketing benefits in May.

The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival is looking for Marketing and Communication Interns.

The Marketing Intern is responsible for:

-Assisting with the management of Social Media Accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms using various Social Media tools.

-Planning, writing, and scheduling posts for Social Media.

-Developing Visual Content, Infographics, and flyers for use on Social Media.

-Constructing a strategic plan to engage current and new followers on a more frequent basis.

-Other duties as needed.

-Reporting to the Marketing Director for additional assignments.

Skills Needed:

-Self-motivated 

-Experience with social media outlets 

-Strong organizational skills 

-Excellent communication skills – oral and written 

-Design skills are preferred but not required.

-Outstanding Time management – ability to set goals, meet deadlines 

-Experience with Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and other flyer or image software is a plus.

-Experience with Adobe After Effects is not required, but a plus.

Tools Needed:

-Personal Computer, preferably a laptop that can be used by you at the Fringe office.

-Access to Adobe Creative Cloud is preferred but not a requirement.

Time Requirements:

Interns will be asked to work in the Fringe office twice a week leading towards the Winter Mini-Fest in January or the Fringe Festival in May. During the festival it is expected that interns attend a majority of the festival. A schedule for the intern in terms of days and hours during the festival is negotiable.

Internships run early January through the end of May and September through the middle of January. Internships can be counted towards college credit. 

The Arts Admin intern will:
-Assist in fundraising and development efforts including database management and grant writing (can be performed remotely)
-Assist in donor stewardship and fundraising/donor appreciation events at the Festival
-Develop nonprofit budgeting and finance skills
-Gain insight into sponsorship and relationship management
-Work in a strong event management field
-Work alongside fringe staff in assisting in office duties of greeting office visitors, answering phones, and other administrative duties as needed.
-Report and learn from the Executive Director, Development Manager, and Director of Corporate Sponsorship
-Be able to manage multiple projects and work independently.

Skills Needed:
-Self-motivated
-Strong Organizational skills
-Excellent Communication skills – oral and written
-Outstanding Time management – ability to set goals, meet deadlines
-Experience with Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Excel is a plus but not required.
-Must be able to conduct themselves professionally with donors and VIP’s and be comfortable in public and social settings.

Time Requirements:
Interns will be asked to work on Fringe projects at home or at the office at least twice a week leading towards the Fringe Festival May 17-30, 2022. During the festival it is expected that interns attend the festival.

This position is unpaid. However, students may be eligible to receive college credit for this internship and all interns receive complimentary admission to special events and ticketing benefits in May.

The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival is looking for Visual Fringe interns. Visual Fringe is the Visual Art portion of the festival. Our goal is to create a learning environment for students interested in nonprofit administration and visual art/entertainment production. Throughout the semester, interns will receive hands-on training in all aspects of Visual Fringe and assist in the operation of the 2022 Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest from January 13th-16th 2022, and the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival from May 17th-30th 2022.

Visual Fringe interns will be responsible for:
-Working in multiple areas of Visual Fringe including artist outreach and retention, gallery instillation and curation, artist communication, sales, customer service, volunteer coordination, marketing, social media, planning and production of visual art classes/events, collaboration with other organizations, and outdoor events/installations
-Assisting in all steps of planning and executing all Visual Fringe components along with additional festival responsibilities
-Reporting to the Visual Fringe Producer

Skills needed:
-Self motivated
-Strong organization skills, including the ability to use Google suite tools
-Strong, creative problem-solving skills
-Excellent attention to detail
-An interest in visual art and an artistic eye
-Completing tasks by deadlines and responding to communication in a timely manner
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-A desire to work as a team to come up with creative ideas for events
-Comfortable speaking in front of a group and with customers

During this internship, interns will achieve the following skills:
-Complete gallery curation from initial artist outreach to gallery closing
-An over encompassing knowledge of how Orlando Fringe and Visual Fringe operates, both as a nonprofit and as a theatre/art organization
-Increased contact with the local art network
-Complete event planning and execution for a large-scale festival

Time Requirements:
Interns will be asked to virtually complete given assignments by set deadlines. They will have a virtual check in (Zoom or phone call) with the Visual Fringe Producer once a week. In the weeks leading to the festival, interns may be asked to work in the Fringe office once a week. Interns must be present for all gallery set up times on May 13th-16th, and gallery take down times on May 30th. During the festival, running May 17th-30th, it is expected that interns attend most of the festival from Visual Fringe opening to close. During Winter Mini-Fest, it is expected for interns to attend most of the festival.

The internship will begin in early January 2022 and will conclude on June 3rd 2022. This position is unpaid. However, students may be eligible to receive college credit for this internship and all interns receive complimentary admission to special events and ticketing benefits in May.

Kids Fringe is the family friendly festival that happens within the Orlando Fringe Festival. We’re looking for an intern to assist with production, programming and art activities for the 2022 Kids Fringe. The Kids Fringe intern is a creative problem solver, responsive to communications in a timely manner, and comfortable speaking in front of a group.

Duties & Responsibilities:
-Support all aspects of planning and production
-Assist with artist communications and scheduling
-Assist with social media supporting Kids Fringe
-Work with volunteer coordinator to schedule kids fringe volunteers
-Assist with set up, tear down & cleaning of event
-Manage table activities at cross promotional events
-Assist with preparation of art and craft activities and décor

Requirements:
-Availability to work either in the Orlando Fringe office or remotely once or twice weekly between January 4 and June 3 2022.
-Availability to support the majority of special events conducted by Orlando Fringe including Winter Mini-Fest (January 13-16), Local Artist Teaser Show (April 18), 31st Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (May 17-30, 2022)
-Attend cross-promotional events leading up to the May festival
-Strong organizational skills, communication skills, self-motivated work ethic, and a desire to learn
-Passion for Orlando Fringe and the Central Florida arts community

The internship will begin in early January 2022 and will conclude on June 3rd 2022. This position is unpaid. However, students may be eligible to receive college credit for this internship and all interns receive complimentary admission to special events and ticketing benefits in May.

The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival is looking for Visual Fringe interns. Visual Fringe is the Visual Art portion of the festival. Our goal is to create a learning environment for students interested in nonprofit administration and visual art/entertainment production. Throughout the semester, interns will receive hands-on training in all aspects of Visual Fringe and assist in the operation of the 2022 Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest from January 13th-16th 2022, and the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival from May 17th-30th 2022.

Visual Fringe interns will be responsible for:
-Working in multiple areas of Visual Fringe including artist outreach and retention, gallery instillation and curation, artist communication, sales, customer service, volunteer coordination, marketing, social media, planning and production of visual art classes/events, collaboration with other organizations, and outdoor events/installations
-Assisting in all steps of planning and executing all Visual Fringe components along with additional festival responsibilities
-Reporting to the Visual Fringe Producer

Skills needed:
-Self motivated
-Strong organization skills, including the ability to use Google suite tools
-Strong, creative problem-solving skills
-Excellent attention to detail
-An interest in visual art and an artistic eye
-Completing tasks by deadlines and responding to communication in a timely manner
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-A desire to work as a team to come up with creative ideas for events
-Comfortable speaking in front of a group and with customers

During this internship, interns will achieve the following skills:
-Complete gallery curation from initial artist outreach to gallery closing
-An over encompassing knowledge of how Orlando Fringe and Visual Fringe operates, both as a nonprofit and as a theatre/art organization
-Increased contact with the local art network
-Complete event planning and execution for a large-scale festival

Time Requirements:
Interns will be asked to virtually complete given assignments by set deadlines. They will have a virtual check in (Zoom or phone call) with the Visual Fringe Producer once a week. In the weeks leading to the festival, interns may be asked to work in the Fringe office once a week. Interns must be present for all gallery set up times on May 13th-16th, and gallery take down times on May 30th. During the festival, running May 17th-30th, it is expected that interns attend most of the festival from Visual Fringe opening to close. During Winter Mini-Fest, it is expected for interns to attend most of the festival.

The internship will begin in early January 2022 and will conclude on June 3rd 2022. This position is unpaid. However, students may be eligible to receive college credit for this internship and all interns receive complimentary admission to special events and ticketing benefits in May.