Education Coordinator | Chicago Fringe Festival

Submitted by acauley on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:36pm

Education Coordinator

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 24 performing groups over 5 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.)



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
  • Previous administrative and management technique experience a plus.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, interns and the community.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment in decision-making.


Time Commitment:

This position requires approximately 5-10 hours per week and more during the Festival (August 30 – September 3). Monthly meetings and the post-mortem in October are mandatory.



Stipend and Lots of Hugs


To Apply:

Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Amber Southall
Contact Email: