Current Job Postings
Current as of August 19, 2018
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 be an enabler.What’s an enabler, you ask?That’s you, the Production Assistant!You’re the one who does whatever it takes to support the production of shows in venues such as the glamourous Spiegeltent.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 and fixing things and pitching in whenever, wherever, and however needed.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.Are you ready to jump in with both feet for a few short but exciting weeks in September?
The success of the Fringe isn’t possible without enablers. We are looking for you.
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket Representatives (Box Office Staff)
The first step for many patrons who attend an event at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival is buying a ticket at the Box Office. Do you want to be one of the smiling faces that they see? Great! Because we are accepting applications for Ticket Representatives!
This job is highly customer service based - working with patrons in person, as well as over the phone, and occasionally assisting the Front of House staff with scanning/banding patrons attending an event in the Spiegeltent.
A successful candidate would be skilled in the following areas:
- Emcee-ing - Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communication is critical.
- Troup-oriented - In addition to communicating with our external patrons, it will also be necessary to work well with other Fringe staff members.
- Showing your work - There are a lot of moving pieces and in the troup-oriented spirit, it helps immensely if you are thoughtful about making notes about work which has been completed, still needs to be done, or flagging potential issues to review later.
- Computer-Nerding - At Fringe, we operate on a number of web-based platforms to keep everyone on the same page (ticketing, task delegation, case management, spreadsheets/docs, etc) so you should be comfortable navigating around those systems efficiently.
Prior experience in ticketing is a plus, but we are excited to train candidates with the right attitude. Other skills that will make you stand out: success in a customer-facing role. For example, has a customer ever told you that you made their day? Tell us your favorite success story in your cover letter!
This on-site position will begin when the Box Office opens on September 10th, (training may be held earlier, but that is TBD) and will run for the duration of the festival, (September 142-22, 2018.) Schedule will vary depending on needs of the ticket office, as well as availability of representatives hired. Please include your availability in your cover letter as well.
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter (indicating your availability) and your resume to email@example.com.