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Auditions:

There are no audition opportunities that we have received at this time. If you have an audition opportunity that you would like us to post here, please 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.

EDUCATION AND MUSIC ADMINSTRATION ASSISTANT at Sarasota Opera: The Education & Music Administration Assistant will provide administrative and project support to Sarasota Opera’s education programs and music administration department. The assistant will also serve as accompanist for Sarasota Youth Opera (SYO), a unique performance program for young people ages 8 to 18 with an enrollment of 80-100 individuals. This individual will work closely with the Director of Education to further the reach and scope of SYO through the satellite chorus program. He/she will also support the Youth Opera Music Director during SYO rehearsals, accompanying all youth ensembles and serving as an assistant conductor for SYO’s annual full-scale productions. This position also plays an important role by providing administrative support for music administration projects. For more information, visit http://www.sarasotaopera.org/employment/career_opportunities.aspx.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Summer Internships: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from June 5 – August 10, 2017. The internships are available in the following departments: Admissions, Archives, Communications and Marketing, Conservation, Curatorial, Education, Library. Interns earn $11.50 per hour and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals). The application deadline is February 15, 2017. International applicants must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US. The positions require fingerprinting. The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group. Education requirements, additional information and application materials may be found on the Museum’s website at https://www.ringling.org/summer-internships.

Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art Job Opening at The Ringling - Job ID: 41140 Location: Sarasota, FL. Full/Part Time: Full-Time. Regular/Temporary: Regular. The Ringling is a preeminent center for the arts, history, performance, and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today. A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling's campus in Sarasota, Florida (which includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, a historic home, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars and lifelong learners of every age across the region, country, and around the world. For more information, please visit www.ringling.org. Responsibilities: Conceives, develops and implements exhibitions, performs scholarly research, teaches FSU courses, and assists with fund-raising and donor cultivation. • Conceives, develops, and implements a wide range of exhibitions (permanent collection focus, package, and partnered loan shows). Responsible for exhibition budgets, and the coordination of loan agreements and contracts. • Scholarly research and collection interpretation (including catalogues, gallery didactics, other printed materials, gallery talks and lectures) with the aims of engaging diverse audiences with Ringling's holdings and raising the Museum profile nationally and internationally. Build and sustain relationships with curators, academics, collectors and other art professionals. Actively seek opportunities for enriching collections and programs. • Teach courses in area of specialization at Florida State University. Assist in the FSU Museum Studies Certificate Program and undertake instruction in the curatorial studies part of this program. Work with the Museum's Education Department in creating programs for exhibitions, such as gallery lectures. • Assist with fund-raising, identification of potential funding sources, donor cultivation and stewardship, and grant proposal preparation. Works with all departments within the Museum to further institutional goals and mission. Competencies • Effective Communication - Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with staff members, colleagues, public, collectors, etc. • Working Relationships - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors, major museums and galleries. Ability to work effectively with others at all levels, individually and as part of a team. • Meeting Deadlines - Ability to meet project deadlines. • Prioritize and Multi-task - Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments. • Equipment Operation - Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in area of work. Qualifications: Master's Degree in a related field with a high level if knowledge of Modern & Contemporary art and 2 to 3 years' curatorial experience. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. Knowledge of AAM policies and procedures. Preferred Ph.D. in Art History preferred plus 2 to 3 years' curatorial experience. Fluency in at least one foreign language. Contact Info: For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or employment@ringling.org. Anticipated Salary Range $50,000 to $60,000; Compensatory with education and experience. Criminal Background Check: This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. Pay Plan: This is a non-tenure track faculty position. Anticipated hiring at the assistant or associate curatorial level. How To Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Open until filled: This position is being advertised as open until filled. Equal Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is hiring for a Manager of School and Family Programs: The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens seeks an experienced educator to design and organize educational programs. Coordinate and manage guided and self-guided school tours, Little Sprouts’ Club for preschoolers and families, and Selby Camp Lookout Summer Enrichment Program. Candidate must possess: – Excellent communication and organizational skills. – Excellent interpersonal skills. – Multi-tasking abilities. – High values and patience. – Familiar with Microsoft and other software and proficiency in Web communications. Bachelor’s degree in education or biology. Minimum of two years of classroom, museum, botanical garden or arboretum in an educational capacity. Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits. Please submit resume to: careers@selby.org. There are also a few additional openings at: http://selby.org/about/careers/

Contract Teachers at the Sarasota Cooperative Learning Project: The Sarasota Cooperative Learning Project (SCLP), a secular, diverse homeschooling/unschooling cooperative, is seeking teachers for its Spring 2017 semester: SCLP brings together inspiring teachers and eager learners, from preschool through high school, to explore an eclectic range of topics. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for our children to explore new topics with specialized teachers in a hands-on, group learning environment, while connecting homeschooling families and nurturing friendships. SCLP meets on Mondays for two 8 week semesters, fall and spring. We provide the facility, some advertising and limited administration (like class registration). Teachers design the class they want to teach, set their own prices and policies, and are responsible directly to the parents, who pay them. SCLP does not charge teachers rent or any other fees; nor does it pay or employ teachers. Visit www.sarasotalearningproject.com to learn more or apply.

Business Associate (part-time) at Asolo Rep: Asolo Rep seeks a part-time Business Associate to assist in day-to-day transaction processing for the theatre. Minimum Associate’s degree in a business related field required, experience with non-profit and/or performing arts is a plus. This Hourly (non-exempt) position is slated for 3 days/week, with flexibility regarding scheduling. Please forward resumes to: gary_keehner@asolo.org. Asolo Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

D DEVELOPMENT APPRENTICE at Asolo Rep: Asolo Rep seeks a fulltime Development Apprentice from February-June 2017, to train alongside a 9-member development/events team collaborating with cross-departmental staff and board members to achieve charitable giving goals in support of productions, education and outreach, and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory partnership. Through ongoing assignments and special projects, the Development Apprentice will assist in areas including : 1) Annual Fund, which encompasses individual giving, corporate sponsorship, foundation/government grants, and special events; 2) Endowment, and 3) Capital Gifts. The Apprentice will receive a well-rounded introduction to the many ways Asolo Rep raises funds and stewards donor relationships to meet immediate budget needs and long-term strategic goals, and will gain hands-on experience in: donor relations, communications and record keeping; special events; and development planning for a $10 million LORT B Theatre. REQUIREMENTS: Successful applicant will have strong writing and organizational skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel. Experience in basic graphic design, powerpoint, and digital communications, is a plus factor, as is experience with Tessitura. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Arts Management or applicable experience. Please submit a writing and or design sample such as a grant proposal, case statement, acknowledgement letter, or marketing piece. TO APPLY: Submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email to Career_Development@asolo.org. More info can be found at www.asolorep.org/careerdevelopmentprogram.

INDIVIDUAL GIVING ASSOCIATE at Asolo Rep: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premiere professional theatre located in Sarasota, FL seeks a professional with demonstrated success in individual giving and development communications to steward donor relations, communications, and benefits fulfillment, and to direct campaigns for new donors. Responsibilities include: • Steward relationships with members of Asolo Rep’s different donor groups, with a primary focus on donors giving below the major donor level, in partnership with Development Staff and board members. • Communicate and fulfill donor benefits, including designing e-vites for donor events, and conducting follow up on invitations. • Assist donors with ticket requests. • Manage monthly print and email campaigns to renew and attract members to Asolo Rep donor groups with a primary focus on donors giving below the major donor level. • Proof renewal and acknowledgement materials for accuracy before review by the Development Director. • Design and implement cultivation strategies to move current donors up giving levels • Coordinate donor attendance at monthly backstage tours • Assist in providing development content for Season Program Book, Playbills, Ticket Brochure, Website, and A/V presentations. • In collaboration with Development Data Associate, ensure accurate data entry, contact management, donor research, and financial recordkeeping, timely gift acknowledgement and renewal correspondence, using discretion with confidential information. • Ensure proper donor recognition on print and online promotional materials in coordination with marketing department. • In collaboration with Development Data Associate, track funds raised from individual gifts against annual budget income goals. • In collaboration with Development Data Associate, run lists and reports from Tessitura database. • In collaboration with Special Events Manager, organize specific events for donors giving below the major donor level and for prospects throughout the season and manage RSVPs as assigned. • Participate as a member of a dynamic development team, and attend and assist with development events and projects as needed. • Attend at least one performance of every Asolo Rep production. Qualifications: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree and prior experience in not-for-profit fundraising emphasizing individual giving and membership, and experience with development databases and online communications. Experience in arts fundraising, and educational degrees in fundraising or arts management a plus. Requires great attention to detail and deadlines; excellent social, verbal, and written communication skills; facility with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as online research. Experience with Tessitura a plus. The successful candidate will thrive working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of interaction as well as independent work. Must be flexible in working long hours, nights, and occasional weekends. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Salary commensurate with experience. Email cover letter, resume, and references to: Tricia Mire, Director of Development, tricia_mire@asolo.org. No phone calls please.

The Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34236, seeks Audio/Video Engineer: Salary Range $26,000 - $28,000 with Full Benefits. The Audio/Video Engineer (AVE) is an important part of the technical team of The Players Centre. The AVE has a close working relationship with the Artistic Director, Production Manager, Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director. The AVE’s primary function is to operate sound equipment for all productions, lectures, speeches and presentations. Programs in use are QLab and Show Cue System SCS. Operates maintains and repairs equipment used in productions, lectures, and meetings, including microphones (wired and wireless), video cameras, recorders, computer hardware and software, projectors and sound mixing equipment. Knowledge and familiarity with editing equipment and software may be required. Must be creative and flexible with strong communication skills and have the ability to interact with coworkers and guest designers, often under deadline pressure. In addition to being proficient with computer systems used in multimedia production, this position also requires word processing skills. The AVE must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time and must have good hearing and eyesight. Additionally, the AVE should have University/College training in technical theatre that includes carpentry skills, as well as substantial professional experience in the field. The AVE works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. Because of the operating hours of most facilities, close supervision is not normally required nor expected. Must have the ability to maintain irregular and extended working hours especially during show builds, technical weeks and strike; able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools. The AVE may need to assist the TD and ATD with builds, props etc., during the day. Experience in building sets, lighting, prop construction and the like will be essential. In general, the AVE may do any or all of the following: • Operate sound equipment for all productions, lectures, speeches and presentations. Programs in use are QLab and Show Cue System SCS. • Operate and maintain AV equipment used to amplify, record, and display sound and images at events. Specific equipment includes: Yamaha 48 Ch. Digital Mixing Console M7CL and an ETC ION and ETC Expression light board • Sets up, maintains, and operates sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects and assists guest designers with technical needs of the theatre and studio (including but not limited to the Holiday Review, Spring Showcase, Players Kid’s musical, Players Follies Showcases and all other outreach and Summer Camp shows.) • Use video cameras to shoot images or serve as projectionists when needed. • Adjust sound, monitors, and amplifiers for each production, including musicians, orchestra members, backstage, and actors • Coordinate graphics, projections, and sound cues used in productions. • Edit, copy, and store audio and video recordings. Familiarity with Audacity, Adobe PhotoShop and Premier or similar audio video and visual programs. • Track inventory of equipment and order supplies such as batteries, gels, and light bulbs etc. • Transport, assemble, and maintain equipment used in multimedia production outside of the theatre • Attends all technical week rehearsals and production meetings in order to assist in the technical aspects of mounting a show and attends all staff meetings. • Manage and organize the electrical room, and sound booth. • Assist technical team with organizing, cleaning and maintaining all backstage areas and scene shop, including general maintenance and building repairs. • Supervise and work with carpenters/volunteers in the construction of the set and props for each production on days there are no evening productions. Because an AVE may be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues, he or she benefits from a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions. This range of knowledge also includes stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; and all appropriate safety precautions and procedures. http://www.theplayers.org/

The Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34236, seeks Lighting Engineer: Salary range: Part-time Hourly. The Lighting Engineer (LE) is an important part of the technical team of The Players Centre. The LE has a close working relationship with the Artistic Director, Production Manager, Technical Director, Audio/video Engineer and Assistant Technical Director. The LE’s primary function is to operate, maintain, and repair equipment used in productions, lectures, and meetings. And should be current and proficient with current computer hardware and lighting software. Must be creative and flexible with strong communication skills and have the ability to interact with coworkers and guest designers, often under deadline pressure. In addition to being proficient with computer systems used in multimedia production, this position also requires word processing skills. The LE must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time and must have good hearing and eyesight. Additionally, the LE should have University/College training in technical theatre that includes carpentry skills, as well as substantial professional experience in the field. The LE works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. Because of the operating hours of most facilities, close supervision is not normally required nor expected. Must have the ability to maintain irregular and extended working hours especially during show builds, technical weeks and strike; able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools. The LE may need to assist the TD and ATD with builds, props etc., during the day. Experience in building sets, audio, video, prop construction and the like will be essential. In general, the LE may do any or all of the following: • Sets up, maintains, and operates light systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects and assists guest designers with technical needs of the theatre and studio (including but not limited to the Holiday Review, Spring Showcase, Players Kid’s musical, Players Follies Showcases and all other outreach and Summer Camp shows.) • Assist the lighting designers with hangs as the master electrician • Working knowledge of theatre lighting equipment and LEDs • Train volunteers to operate the lighting board and spotlights. Boards consist of ETC ION and ETC Expression. • Familiarity with haze and fog machines. • Attends all technical week rehearsals and production meetings in order to assist in the technical aspects of mounting a show and attend staff meetings. • Assist technical team with organizing, cleaning and maintaining all backstage areas and scene shop, including general maintenance and building repairs. • Supervise and work with carpenters/volunteers in the construction of the set and props for each production on days there are no evening productions. • An interest and rudimentary abilities for lighting design is also important • Rudimentary design skills. Because an LE may be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues, he or she benefits from a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions. This range of knowledge also includes stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; and all appropriate safety precautions and procedures. http://www.theplayers.org/

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