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Minnesota Fringe

Social Media Intern

Location: Minnesota - Twin Cities
Type: Paid Internship
Category: Marketing and communications

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: $500 stipend and an all-access 2019 Festival pass ($700 value)

Job description

Fringe seeks a creative, dynamic self-starter Social Media Intern. The ideal candidate is passionate about learning more about how digital tools can enhance passion for the performing arts and organizations, and seeks to tell powerful, engaging stories about artists, their work, and communities digitally.

About the organization: Minnesota Fringe connects adventurous artists with adventurous audiences. 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 and was recently awarded City Pages’ Best Festival. Fringe is in a period of substantial innovation as we shift towards a year-round model for supporting artists, producing our Festival alongside curated programs including Minnesota Family Fringe, works-in-progress series Drafts & Draughts, outdoor performance initiative Beyond the Box, Fringe Presents, and more.

Fringe’s total digital followership is more than 30,000. As we grow, digital communication is critical to tell our story in clear, engaging ways. You will research best practices for social media in the performing arts sector generally. You will learn about and put into practice social media and marketing strategy for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; institutional best practices for unifying brand, style, and voice; understand how to use analytics; learn about HootSuite (a standard social media management system) and Canva (a basic digital design tool). As desired and qualified, opportunities may be available to learn about other tools such as Salesforce, MailChimp, and Business Catalyst.

Qualifications or requirements

A passion for Fringe’s mission
Curiosity and a desire to learn about social media and digital communications
Ideally, some experience with social media; a passion for design; and experience conducting arts-related research
Current associates, undergraduate, or graduate student

Time Commitment
10 hours/week for 8 weeks between February and June 2019. Hours and weeks are flexible based on Intern’s needs with work occurring generally Mondays to Fridays between 10a to 5p.

$500 stipend and an all-access 2019 Festival pass ($700 value). Fringe will engage with career development at Intern’s college/university if a greater subsidy is available.

How to apply

Send a resume and one-page narrative explaining why this internship would be a useful learning experience, and aligns with your goals, in a single PDF c/o Artistic Director Jay Gilman to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 25. No phone calls, please.