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LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE HOLDS OPEN AUDITIONS FOR EXIT LAUGHING: The Lemon Bay Playhouse will hold open auditions for Exit Laughing on Sunday, July 24, and Monday, July 25, at 7:00pm at the Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. The show was written by Paul Elliott and will be directed by Peter Ivanov. The script calls for four women and one man and the production will run from September 7 through September 25, 2016. This gentle comedy shows us what happens when, after 30 years, one of the four members of a "girls" bridge group dies. Things get interesting when one of the members decides to "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game. This begins one of the most zany and unforgettable nights of their lives (and yours!). For more details visit www.lemonbayplayhouse.com. Scripts are available for perusal at the Box Office between 10:00am and 2:00pm weekdays. For information call (941) 475-6756.

Venice Theatre announces auditions for upcoming Generations show! Seeking actors of all ages for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: Auditions for Venice Theatre's "Generations" production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will be held Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 at 2 p.m. at Venice Theatre located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice. The play is dramatized by Joseph Robinett and based on C.S. Lewis' classic story with all the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, unforgettable land of Narnia. Director Sandy Davisson is casting for approximately 18 - 20 children and adults of all ages. Auditioners will be asked to do a cold reading from the script and a movement exercise. The play will be performed on Venice Theatre's Pinkerton stage Sept. 8 through Sept. 18, 2016 including a school-time performance on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. The following roles are available: Aslan - a great lion. White Witch - an evil queen. Lucy, Edmund. Susan, Peter - children. Mr. and Mrs. Beaver - forest animals. Unicorn, Centaur - forest animals. Tumnus - a faun. Fenris Ulf - a wolf, head of the witch's secret police. Dwarf - a servant to the witch. Father Christmas - a bringer of gifts. Elf - Father Christmas' helper. White Stag - an elusive omen of good fortune. Extras - Aslan's followers, Witch's army, Wood Nymphs. More information and perusal scripts are available at www.venicestage.com or by calling 941-484-4033.

If you have an audition opportunity you would like us to post here, please do submit your information to:
Rachel Denton, Communications Manager at rdenton@sarasotaarts.org.
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Jobs:

Below you will find a list of current jobs in the arts, as well as links to other local and national organizations that have helpful resources and job banks.

TICKET SERVICES MANAGER NEEDED AT ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE: A cornerstone of Sarasota, Florida’s rich cultural community, Asolo Repertory Theatre is seeking an experienced Ticket Services Manager with Tessitura experience. Duties include managing Box Office and Call Center staff through effective customer service, accurate transactions, strong leadership and clear communications. Working closely with the Marketing Department, the Ticket Services Manager works to maximize ticket sales; increase and maintain customer loyalty, perform financial reporting functions and data analysis; and manage all aspects of ticket sales including setup of single tickets, subscriptions, pricing, and promotions using Tessitura. The ideal candidate will have a background/education in theatre with a proven track record of success in Ticket Services Management using the Tessitura platform. Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to judith_lambert@asolo.org.

Asolo Repertory Theatre seeks two full season apprentices for the 16/17 season: ARTISTIC APPRENTICE – 8/29/16 to 6/30/17. FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION -- Position offers the ability to shadow the Producing Artistic Director (PAD). Responsible for maintaining calendar, correspondence, and arranging travel for PAD and VIP guests as well as updating and maintaining office files and special projects as assigned. While there is no directing involved in this apprenticeship, the Artistic Apprentice may be asked to assist in the rehearsal process as needed. Position is best suited for candidates with a strong interest in non-profit theatrical producing. REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must be highly organized, self-motivated, flexible, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be well-versed with both PC and Mac/iOS operating systems, Microsoft Office software, and have strong typing skills. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (in theatre, preferably with a concentration in directing or arts management) and/or sufficient applicable experience in theatre and the production process. DRAMATURGY & CASTING APPRENTICE – 8/29/16 to 6/2/17. FULL TIME, FULL SEASON - 1 POSITION -- Position assists the Dramaturg & Casting Associate in evaluating and responding to script submissions, conducting dramaturgical research for main stage productions, creating a variety of published materials (including season playbill articles), leading talkbacks, facilitating local auditions, and other duties as assigned. Responsibilities may also include collaborating with the Education Department on special projects. REQUIREMENTS: Must have a strong background in dramatic literature. Must submit a writing sample (either a script report or a sample playbill article). Ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Dramaturgy or similar applicable experience. To apply, send cover letter and resume to lauren_groves@asolo.org. See www.asolorep.org/apprenticeships for more information.

ASOLO REP Costume Shop seeks qualified individual to head up men’s alterations and tailoring: Applicants should have 3+ years professional experience with a strong background in menswear and historical tailoring. Individual must work well with other costume shop staff and a wide range of guest designers. Responsibilities include fitting and altering all types of menswear, supervising assigned staff members and patterning and construction when deemed plausible or necessary by the costume shop manager. Seasonal position with entry level benefits from September 1 through May 5. Applicants should send resume and references to costume shop manager, david_covach@asolo.org.

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is looking for a Curator of Exhibitions!: Job Description -- The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is an important exhibition center in South Florida for local as well as national emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. The Center is committed to providing exposure and recognition in the form of quality exhibitions and programs that reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity. Each year, the Center presents more than 20 contemporary art exhibitions, artist talks, and workshops and more that 80 unique education classes or program sessions for youth in the visual and performing arts.
Job Summary: We are looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for the visual arts, who can identify talent and produce quality art exhibitions and related events. The Curator of Exhibitions, who reports to the Executive Director, will be responsible for developing an overall concept and program of the Center’s exhibitions as well as related events. As part of the management team, the Curator will also participate in working collaboratively on all areas relating to exhibitions, education, fundraisers, marketing, events, etc.
Major responsibilities: · Develops and implements a cohesive vision and strategy for the exhibition of contemporary art at the Center · Develops and curates contemporary art exhibitions as well as works with guest curators · Contributes to the implementation of programs aimed at engaging new and diverse audiences through a dynamic mix of exhibitions, education programs, interpretations and visitor support · Collaborates with Executive Director and Center staff on visual arts focused fundraisers, opportunities for marketing, public relations, sponsorships/fundraising, networking, public programs, etc. · Prepares and manages exhibition budgets and expenses · Conducts research, negotiates with artists and lending institutions and supervises installations · Liaison with internal and external audiences (including visitors, schools, universities, etc.) · Manages collections · Cultivate donors and lenders · Create a docent group and train them in conjunction with the Education staff · Speak publicly to community, college and media in relation to exhibitions and related. programs · Performs additional tasks, as needed.
Education: · A minimum of an undergraduate degree in visual arts, curatorial studies or art history required. Experience: · A minimum of three years curatorial experience · Knowledge of contemporary art and art history as well as emerging, local, national & international contemporary artists is essential · Have ability to write, interpret and discuss art principles for internal and external use.
Skills and Abilities: · Possess organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a changing environment with variable pressure; capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines; initiative and dependability; works collaboratively and as a team. · Strong communicator and experience in writing and editing. · Detail-oriented and exercises good judgment and problem solving skills. · Ability to work flexible hours during events on evenings and weekends as needed to oversee programs and participate in other gallery activities. · Computer literate in Word, Excel, electronic communication, social media, apps.
Salary and Benefits: · Full-time with benefits; Occasional evening/weekend hours for events. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. Range $50,000-$60,000.
To Apply: · Send in confidence via mail, email or fax your resume and brief cover letter explaining your relevant experience by Friday, July 15, 2016. No phone calls, please. Art and Culture Center /Hollywood / Attn: Executive Director / 1650 Harrison Street / Hollywood, FL 33020. Email -- info@artandculturecenter.org. Fax - 954/921-3273. (As of 6/1/16).

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