Position: Graphic Designer
Position type: Contract
Compensation: $8,000
Contract Length: flexible hours February – April with the potential of further paid extension May – August
Application Deadline: January 21, 2022

The Graphic Designer contract position supports the creative execution of key elements of Edmonton Fringe Theatre’s visual identity. From print to digital to merchandise and more, this position collaborates closely with Fringe’s Marketing and Communications Department to execute bold, creative campaigns that tell Fringe’s story.

This position is directly supported by the Marketing Specialist, Communications Specialist, Artistic Director, and Executive Director.

Is it you we’re looking for?
You’re a budding graphic designer and/or established freelancer who’s wildly passionate about telling great stories through compelling design. You have experience (or want to gain experience!) working in a variety of mediums: print, digital, merchandise, video, and more. You are an artist at heart who loves to collaborate. You love a good challenge and are awesome at meeting deadlines. You are a team player who takes initiative and can work independently. You are a creative problem solver who enthusiastically works with your teammates to find the best possible solution. You bring an open and positive energy to everything you do. You believe in the power of theatre and storytelling.

Primary goals include:

  • To realize Fringe Theatre’s vision of “Fringing is for everyone” and “everyone is fringing;”
  • To tell Fringe Theatre’s story through bold, creative, artistic design; and
  • To cultivate, support, and actively promote Fringe Theatre in achieving its mission of providing a vibrant year-round home in Edmonton for local, national, and international artists to present theatre arts that challenges audiences and celebrates the cultural fabric of our communities.

Job Description:

  • Artfully and professionally execute bold, creative campaigns that tell Fringe’s story;
  • Closely collaborate with Fringe’s Marketing and Communications Department to support the many facets of Fringe’s visual identity, including:
    • Develop theme assets for the 41st Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival;
    • Support the collaborative creation of social media elements for Fringe Theatre and Fringe Grounds Cafe;
    • Support the collaborative creation of the Festival Program Guide design;
    • Support the collaborative creation of advertising elements, including print and digital ads and billboards;
    • Support the collaborative creation of merchandise elements;
    • Support the collaborative creation of sponsorship materials;
    • Support the collaborative creation of fundraising donor materials; and
    • Create other design assets as needed within reason.
  • Uphold and champion Fringe’s Safer Spaces, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion programs.

NOTE: The Graphic Designer will perform the above tasks as a support for the ongoing design and creative work within Edmonton Fringe Theatre’s internal marketing and communications department. We estimate an average of 80 hours of work per month required and will commit to ongoing discussions about scope of tasks to ensure the provided fee aligns with the deliverables requested.

To Apply:
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a sample of your design work (links to websites, social accounts etc. very welcome!) to Jenn Galm, Communications Specialist, at jenn.galm@fringetheatre.ca by 11:59pm Edmonton time, Friday January 21, 2022.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please note: we thank everyone who applies, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Why Fringe?
At Fringe Theatre, we foster artists. We nurture audiences. We take chances. Fringe Theatre cultivates safer spaces for brave ideas and big artistic risk.

Since its very beginning, Fringe Theatre has been the meeting place where experience, perspective, diversity, and passion are explored, uplifted, and celebrated. Representation onstage, backstage, in the Front of House and Box Office, in our administrative spaces, and in our mentorship and training programs matters. The future of theatre in Treaty 6 is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We believe representation within our organization will lead to greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility in our community.

We are a collaborative, playful, creative, hard-working team where big ideas and out-of-the-box approaches are encouraged. Our base of operations is the ATB Financial Arts Barns in Edmonton, AB. Our hours of business are typically 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday, though as a busy cultural space supporting more than 500 events year-round and as the producers of the largest, longest running Fringe Theatre Festival in North America, there is an expectation that staff are reasonably available evenings and weekends based on season and Festival event activity.

Employees are expected to uphold and champion Fringe’s Safer Spaces and Anti-Racism programs and abide by our Code of Conduct.

COVID-19 Considerations:
Fringe Theatre is a relaxed work environment that supports both in-person and remote work options. We are maintaining safety mitigations in our work and performance spaces out of care for our community and will continue to adapt mitigations as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Staff will be trained on all COVID-19 mitigations. We believe in care and kindness above all else – we’re all in this together.