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Urbanite Theatre Sarasota Audition Notice: Dec. 7, 2015 from 5 to 10 pm: Auditions for Stupid F****** Bird and The Drowning Girls. Eight roles are available for two productions in the spring.
Stupid F****** Bird contract: January 19 - March 13.
The Drowning Girls contract: March 29 - May 22.
Click here for further info:!opportunities/c1kx3. Email for an audition slot. Include your headshot and resume, and which roles you'd like to read for.

Marketing Designer - ArtCenter Manatee Vibrant visual arts center in downtown Bradenton seeks a well-rounded marketing designer for part-time freelance work. Design for email, print and web using MailChimp, Indesign, Photoshop and WordPress. Ability to write, take great photos and shoot and edit video spots. Flexible, creative environment. Send a few of your best samples (jpg or PDF) along with your resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please.

Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy
The Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy is a 501(c)3 non-profit art museum. The Museum, founded by Marietta (“Mary”) Lee, opened in October 2010 and now attracts approximately 14,000 visitors per year. The Museum is run by Mary with the help of two full time employees and over 50 part time volunteers. It is open to the public three days a week from October thru May. The Museum’s annual operating budget is $400,000. Over the past few years, the Museum has added an extensive sculpture garden and additional exhibit space. Additional parking has also been added to accommodate the growing number of visitors. Currently a museum gift shop and café are under construction. Mission: To operate an extraordinary art and whimsical museum for the public by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting works of artistic and whimsical importance and to educate our visitors about our culture, history and environment and to inspire, challenge, nurture creative expression and lift our spirits.
Job Description:
Manager of Administration & Finance Administration: Finances:

  • Assist Museum Director and Founder with all aspects of running the Museum
  • Recruit, select, supervise, manage and evaluate performance of office staff and volunteers
  • Developing and implement Museum policies (including employee and volunteer handbooks) and processes
  • Manage insurance policies
  • Coordinate schedules and appointments
  • Maintain office and building systems and supplies
  • Develop fundraising goals and oversee fundraising activities
  • Direct Collections Management using “Past Perfect” software
  • Prepare and manage budgets
  • Generate Profit & Loss and other reports for the Board
  • Manage payroll with “Paychecks Flex-Online”
  • Manage “Quick Books for Non Profits” for bill paying and preparing checks weekly
  • Reconcile Quick Books accounts monthly
  • Manage cash flow
  • Prepare IRS Form 990-PF reports Education: MBA or commensurate experience

Experience: 3-5 years nonprofit position with experience in administration, accounting and employee supervision
Hours: Full time year round position
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education
Please respond to: No phone calls

Do you have an audition opportunity you would like to post on the Website? Submit your information to:
Rachel Denton, Communications Manager
(941) 365-5118 ext.304


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.

Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre in Sarasota, FL, is seeking qualified applicants for an Equity Stage Manager. The Right candidate will have a high degree of responsibility and will be organized, personable and mature, with 5-10 years of professional experience. This is not an entry level position. The job initially runs November 10, 2016-February 21, 2016 (with a possible extension) but further dates or other shows could be added. FST, one of Florida's leading professional theatres, operates five stages, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre, and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre. For more information on the Theatre, check out our website at Email cover letter and resume with references to: James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator, EMAIL –

ADMINISTRATION APPRENTICE WITH THE ASOLO REP: Position offers the opportunity to explore many areas of artistic administration. Primary responsibilities include assisting within the artistic offices to ensure smooth daily theatre operations, assisting company management with an emphasis on company correspondence, travel and accommodations, and interacting with the board of directors. REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, experience in logistical planning, a flexible disposition, as well as excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Prior experience in theatre administration and event planning is a plus. Ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Arts Management. COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing. DATES: Immediate hire – starting just after Thanksgiving through June. TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RÉSUMÉ TO LAUREN_GROVES@ASOLO.ORG

WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE, Sarasota, Florida, is seeking candidates for their search for a Director of Development to steward and grow the theatre’s young fundraising program. Responsibilities include annual giving (individual and corporate), sponsorships, grants, major gifts, capital projects and special events. Position will maintain a proactive leadership role in identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors and in consult with the Executive Director, plan, implement, and promote fundraising campaigns/activities, and implement strategies for building and maximizing a diverse donor base. Bachelors with 5-7 years demonstrated incremental fundraising experience, leadership of volunteers, verbal, written and interpersonal skills, proficiency in development software and computer applications. Capital Campaign experience helpful. An ideal opportunity for an Associate Director ready to step up and lead a burgeoning program. Genuine affinity for and knowledge of theatre is essential. Submit cover letter, resume, three initial references, and writing sample to: Richard M. Parison, Jr., Executive Director, Westcoast Black Theatre, 1343 Main Street, Suite 402, Sarasota, FL 34237. No phone calls.



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Rachel Denton, Communications Manager
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