The Chicago Fringe Festival (CFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a unique opportunity for artists and patrons alike to perform and enjoy intimate, boundary-pushing theatre. We produce an uncensored and non-juried festival which showcases 50 performing groups (nearly 200 performances!) over 9 days in five non-traditional theatre spaces. All performers are selected by first come, first serve and lottery. We return 100% of our ticket sales to the artists. And we keep the tickets prices low to provide access to the arts to the widest audience possible.
Established in 2010, CFF is currently produced by an all-volunteer staff which is dedicated to furthering the mission of CFF in this rapidly expanding stage of our history. Working with CFF is a great way to get involved with a fun and hard-working group of arts administrators and producers, to have a direct and immediate impact on the success of the festival through a collaborative but empowering work environment, to develop valuable skills and experience, and/or to connect with a wide range of artists, community members, business owners, etc.
The Education Coordinator is a year-round staff position that is responsible for managing the CFF Intern Program.
The successful candidate will perform a wide range of duties, including but not limited to:
- Establish relationships with local organizations to promote both programs.
- Recruit interns by representing CFF at Intern Fairs, connecting with local colleges, and using online platforms.
- Create protocols that clearly outline what is expected of students, their school and the Festival before/during/after the internship.
- Connect participating interns and appropriate staff throughout the year, ensuring that the interns are trained and scheduled appropriately.
- Assist with intern supervision during load-in, load-out and throughout the festival.
- Organize and keep track of related documentation (contact information, communications logs, evaluation forms, internship agreements, completion forms, etc.)
Time Commitment: This position requires approximately 5-10 hours per week and more during the Festival. Monthly meetings and the post-mortem in October are mandatory.
Compensation: Stipend and Lots of Hugs
2017 Festival Dates: August 30 – September 10, 2017
Mission: Chicago Fringe produces an annual performing arts festival devoted to celebrating an inclusive community of adventurous artists, volunteers and patrons.