Front of House Coordinator

Rate of Pay: 

Minnesota Fringe connects adventurous artists with adventurous audiences by creating open, supportive forums for free, diverse expression. Through festivals and dynamic year-round programs, Fringe is an artistic disruptor for local and touring artists to take bold risks, develop new ideas, and hoist themselves to the next rung of their artistic ladder. Our flagship Festival has distributed $2.5 million+ to artists over the last decade.


Fringe seeks 6 creative, dynamic team-players to join our staff as Front of House Coordinators. Front of House Coordinators will work directly with the Audience & Volunteer Services (AVS) Director to help prepare front of house operations prior to the program activities and will provide office & mobile support during the 2023 Minnesota Fringe Festival which runs August 3-13.


  • Partner with the front of house team and Director of Audience & Volunteer Engagement to prepare all necessary front of house materials for the festival
  • Assist Director of Audience & Volunteer Engagement in supervising and training volunteers
  • Manage lines and direct large crowds of people
  • Troubleshoot technical issues with FOH equipment and software (iPads, Square)
  • Calmly find solutions for issues that arise with patrons / volunteers / artists
  • Be prepared to step into any Front of House or volunteer role
  • Carry out daily opening & closing procedures during the festival

Successful candidates will have a variety of the following skills:

We are open to the following having been acquired in different industries or in a 

different context other than the performing arts.

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Minnesota Fringe and the communities we serve
  • At least 2 years of arts, volunteer, or front-of-house management experience (previous experience as Fringe staff/volunteer is a plus)
  • The agility to meet ever-changing demands in a fast-paced organization
  • Excellent written, communication, and organizational skills
  • Superb interpersonal skills under pressure in the field
  • An ability to work on projects independently
  • Strong leadership and collaborative skills
  • Ease with counting, handling money, &  dealing with tablets/technology & Google ecosystem
  • The ability to work long hours and late nights once the Festival begin
  • Reliable transportation (access to a car/bike/set of wheels is crucial during the Festival)
  • Knowledge and/or interest in performing arts event management a plus
  • Willingness to learn new skills

Time Commitment/Compensation 

  • June 1 - August 15; $2000 stipend paid in two installments during contract as a W2 employee.
    • Seasonal staff hours will fall on weekdays, evenings, and/or weekends. 
  • Seasonal Staff will receive an All-Access Pass for the 2023 Festival to see free shows when not on duty.
  • The bulk of this work will occur between July 25-August 13. 
  • Between time of hire and training sessions, there will be a small amount of email communication, info sharing, and scheduling.
  • All Staff must attend training sessions. 
    • Sessions are tentatively scheduled for July 25, 26, 27, 31, and August 1st in the evenings (6:30pm-9pm); and on July 29th from 10-4pm.

Application Instructions

Interested persons should fill out our application form, found at this link. 

Questions and requests for accommodations can be addressed to Director of Audience & Volunteer Engagement, Felicia Cooper at [email protected]

This posting will remain open until all positions have been filled.

Contact information

Minnesota Fringe Festival
Felicia Cooper
Web site

Posted January 11