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Current as of July 15, 2021


Do you get excited about meeting new people and helping to facilitate the largest multidisciplinary performing arts festival in New York State? How about establishing trusting relationships with your new friends, motivated by your desire to make sure they are informed, appreciated, and ready to brighten the day for new people they meet? When unexpected problems surface, do you stand up a bit straighter, crack your knuckles, and get on with saving the day? We may have just the job for you. But first, a bit about the Fringe.

Since its debut in 2012, the Rochester Fringe Festival has drawn more than a half million visitors from all over the world to nearly 4,000 diverse performances and events. In fact, Rochester’s not-for-profit Fringe has become one of the largest and most successful fringe festivals in the nation, the largest multi-disciplinary performing arts festival in New York State, and one of the region’s most anticipated festivals each year.

It takes a village to raise a Fringe, and that village includes a committed team of volunteers. Our volunteers believe in the mission of the Fringe and they LOVE it. That’s why they are willing to donate their time to scan tickets, usher, and provide support as needed in other areas so that festival goers have an awesome experience for 12 exciting days in September.

This volunteer team needs a coach, a Fringe staff member who screens and selects the volunteers, coordinates their schedule, trains them, regularly communicates with them, and makes sure all slots are filled. That’s you, the Volunteer Coordinator.

You’ll be managing and maintaining the Volunteer Management database and creating a volunteer staffing schedule based on performances scheduled throughout the festival. You’ll fill the pool of volunteers and reach out to them as needed to fill open slots. You’ll also be distributing the daily schedule to the venues where volunteers will be scanning tickets for their shows. You’ll be fielding questions in a timely, cheerful manner, all the while thinking about how cool it is that you get to play such an important role in this amazing Fringe.

One more thing - actually, it could be many more things. On occasion, you’ll be called on to pitch in to help in areas that may seem out of the scope of your role. The Fringe needs team members who are eager and able to stretch themselves and lend a hand without hesitation. If that is you, then…

Are you ready to jump in for work that starts immediately and runs through the month of September?

The Fringe is committed to building a culturally diverse working and performing environment, and we want you to be part of that.

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and your resume to


How FUN is the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival? The Fringe is a great place for performers who enjoy showing off their creative talents, and for the Fringe-goers they entertain. But it’s even more fun to conduct hands-on work where you literally make it happen. That’s you, the Production Assistant! You’re the one who does whatever it takes to support the production of shows at Fringe curated venues.  Working as part of a team of Production Assistants and other Fringe-loving colleagues, you will carry out tasks that enable smooth operation and an engaging, memorable experience for performers and spectators.

Warning: This position is not a good fit for someone who prefers a desk job and/or who thrives on predictability. You’ll be on the move constantly, addressing needs as they emerge – with equipment, people, weather, etc.  You’ll be lifting things (up to 50 pounds) and fixing things and pitching in whenever, wherever, and however needed.  You’ll be behind-the-scenes making things happen and interfacing with festival goers. Priorities and direction will change – your job will be as dynamic as the Fringe itself! 

Does that still sound like fun to you?  Great! We are looking for collaborative, flexible, energetic team players with a strong work ethic who are passionate about people, the performing arts, and Rochester.  You must be responsible, a good listener, and most importantly, willing and eager to learn.  Bonus points if you have prior, relevant experience.

The Fringe is committed to building a culturally diverse working and performing environment, and we want you to be part of that.

Are you ready to jump in for a few short, but exciting, weeks in September? 

The success of the Fringe isn’t possible without hands-on, can-do Production Assistants.  We are looking for you.

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and your resume to

Rochester Fringe Festival, Inc. (the “Fringe”) is firmly committed to creating a respectful working environment and prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, sex, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, national origin, military status, color, marital status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  This prohibition against unlawful discrimination and harassment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits.  All Fringe employees are responsible, individually and collectively, for fostering respect and teamwork in the workplace and for complying with this policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment in all facets of the Fringe’s business.

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