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The Players Centre for Performing Arts is excited to announce its upcoming auditions! Roles for the first 3 of their thrilling 2017-18 Broadway Series season shows, The Players New Play Festival, and their pre-season show The Crucible are available and audition dates are coming up fast! Prospective auditioners should sign up for an audition by either contacting The Players Box Office or signing up online at and “purchasing a ticket” for the time slot desired from the “Buy Tickets’ tab. Auditioners should come prepared with a one-minute long monologue if it is a straight play. If the show is a musical, a monologue as well as a 1 minute song and clothes for movement will be required. Shows, dates and descriptions are listed below: May 20, 2017, 2-5pm, The Crucible, Callbacks: May 21, 2017 at 6pm, Show Run Dates: August 31-Sept 10, 2017, Story: In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods, and immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect that some more sinister force may be at hand. The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s remarkable 1953 play, remains as relevant as ever, and carries with it a stern warning: in every community torn by suspicion, the most dangerous threat may be the community itself. June 26, 2017 6-7:45pm, The Players New Play Festival Festival, Dates: July 31-Aug. 4, 2017, Description: Local playwrights submit brand new, never before-performed plays in this annual competition. Five are performed in readers-style theater by actors under the leadership of a local director with a talk back following the show to help give the playwright some constructive criticism. One play is chosen as the winner and a year later, after a few revisions, is performed with full sets and costumes. Those interested are asked to bring one one-minute long monologue (not necessarily memorized) to auditions. July 29, 2017, 10am-3:45pm, Broadway Season Auditions (3 Fall Shows) - The Will Rogers Follies, Show Run Dates: Sept 28 – Oct. 15, 2017, Callbacks: July 30, Description: Directed by Cory Boyas with musical director Alan J. Cory, anyone who has heard of Will Rogers knows his signature phrase: “I’ve never met a man I didn’t like.” This philosophy is the jumping off point for this showy piece of Americana that follows his many accomplishments as well as his tumultuous personal life. Moon Over Buffalo, Show Run Dates: Nov. 2-19, 2017, Callbacks: August 13, Description: Directed by Pam Wiley in the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, this theatrical farce centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, the nearly washed-up stage duo receives word that they might just have one last shot at stardom! The 1940s Radio Hour Show Run Dates: Dec. 7-23, 2017, Callbacks: August 20, Description: Directed by Berry Ayers and musical director Alan J. Corey just in time for the holiday season, comes this marvelously theatrical show! This lively and big band sounding musical delivers a delicious slice of ‘a live radio broadcast from NYC’ in December of 1942. Enjoy the spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) is excited to announce that the annual SETC Fall Unified Professional Auditions are taking place at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Airport Hotel in Georgia on August 27-28, 2017. Hiring companies and actors from across the country will convene for auditions and callbacks working to fill quality roles for a variety of theatres and venues. Theatre types represented include repertory, regional and stock companies, single show venues, cruise lines, dinner theatres, entertainment agencies, seasonal shows and more. This annual event has become a primary place for connecting professional actors in theatre to opportunities in the theatre and entertainment industries. Referring to this year’s event, SETC’s Auditions Director April Marshall stated, “These auditions have become a national event over the years bringing in talent and hiring companies from over 40 states nationwide. This year our goal is to bring in representatives from all 50 states to continue our tradition of providing quality companies and matching them with dynamic applicants. This event is all about actors getting the best jobs and companies filling their needed roles.” SETC Fall Unified Professional Auditions by the numbers: * Participating companies look to fill over 1,000 roles each year. * Each year dozens of theatre companies and casting representatives participate. * An annual average of 200 actors, singers and dancers audition. Registration for the event is open as of May 15th at Noon and can be completed online via SETC’s website at this link: or you can contact us by email or phone with questions at or 336-272-3645.

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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.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – Sarasota, FL Job Opening# 41816
Scholastic Programs Coordinator
You can view and apply for this job HERE.

Responsibilities Responsible for design, implementation, and administration of K-12 programming at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – Sarasota, FL Job Opening# 41783
Job Title: Painting Conservation Fellow
You can view and apply for this job HERE .  Apply On or Before: 07/20/2017
Responsibilities The Painting Conservation Fellow, on a 12-month visiting A&P appointment, works as a member of the Collections department. Under the Supervision of the Chief Conservator and in accordance with the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice, the Conservation Fellow conducts conservation/restoration procedures, primarily on paintings, and other objects as required.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – Sarasota, FL Job Opening# 41593
Curator of Contemporary Art You can view and apply for this job HERE
Position is Open Until Filled Responsibilities Primary responsibility is serving as the Curator of Contemporary Art at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The position is responsible for developing dynamic exhibitions on contemporary art and artists and continuing to build The Ringling’s contemporary art collection through gifts and acquisitions.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – Sarasota, FL Job Opening# 41300 Job Title: Box Office Manager You can view and apply for this job HERE
On or Before: 07/05/2017
Responsibilities :
Manage Historic Asolo Theater box office policies, procedures and staffing for single ticket sales, group sales, and series/subscription sales and renewals. Responsible for box office receipts and daily reconciliation.

Marketing & Communications Director: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe seeks a F/T marketing & communications director to handle and oversee all facets of the organization's marketing and public relations efforts, to support ticket sales, assist in donor cultivation and satisfaction, and maintain positive relations with the media. As WBTT is a theatre company on the cusp of tremendous growth, the Marketing Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic marketing plans that will enhance the organization's reach while maintaining its stellar reputation. Primary responsibilities to include marketing planning, budget reporting, and oversight of external vendors; brand management; public relations; and community relations. You will work closely with and report directly to the Executive Director and the Artistic Director to ensure the continuation of the artistic product, financial stability, and core values of the organization. Experience and qualifications to include: BA/BS in marketing and communications or comparable professional experience; at least 5 years of marketing and public relations work experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of marketing and PR in the nonprofit sector; ability to prioritize and manage workload, with excellent multi-tasking skills; ability to serve multiple constituents - the media, board of directors, colleagues, and donors; and technical skills or at least knowledge in the areas of graphic design, social media, and website management. Must be able to track and report on the effectiveness of various outreach methods. Ideal candidate would have theater and/or arts experience. We are proud to offer a diverse, inclusive workplace and be an equal opportunity employer. Salary commensurate with skills and work experience; full benefits offered. Please send cover letter and resume to

Manatee Village Historical Park, in Bradenton, is seeking a Creative Director for our popular outdoor drama, Spirit Voices of Old Manatee, entering its seventh season this fall. The Creative Director will work alongside Manatee Village staff to develop creative staging, coach volunteer actors on characterization of historical figures, and improve vocal projection in an outdoor setting. Manatee Village staff will provide costumes, tour logistics, and designate a Stage Manager. The purpose of this production is to support historic preservation efforts and to promote history education in our community. Because this is a fundraiser, in conjunction with their in-kind services, a small stipend of $750 is provided to the Creative Director. Applications accepted from June 1-July 1, 2017. Learn more:

Creative Pinellas is looking for a Public Art Project Manager who will make 2.5-year commitment to work with the Executive Director of Creative Pinellas to oversee all aspects of a multi-year public art project. Applications must include: a cover letter, resume and three references. Applications Due: June 30, 2017. Email applications to:

Creative Pinellas is looking for an Administrative and Marketing Coordinator to provide support for the Organization’s operations and programming activities. The position is responsible for working with the Executive Director and other team members to ensure that Creative Pinellas operates in an efficient and effective manner both internally and in relation to the community we serve.To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references via our online application. No phone calls, please.

Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida (LORT B Mainstage; LORT D Second Stage) seeks two Directing Fellows to serve as assistants to Asolo Rep’s directors for its 2017-18 season productions of Shakespeare In Love, Morning After Grace, Roe, Rhinoceros and Gloria. The Fellowships run mid-November 2017 to early April 2018. Primary duties include assisting the directors with day to day rehearsal and performance responsibilities, partnering with stage management to facilitate understudy rehearsals, and collaborating on the creation and execution of public discussion events for productions. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references via our online application:  No phone calls, please.

Ulla R. Searing Curator of Collections Job Opening at The Ringling, – Job ID #41471: Non-tenure track faculty position. Location: John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, Sarasota, FL. Apply to Florida State University HERE.

Communications & Marketing Director Job Opening at The Ringling, Job ID 41255: 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. This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position. Apply to Florida State University HERE

Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art Job Opening at The Ringling - Job ID: 41140
Location: Sarasota, FL. Full-Time. R
Responsibilities: Conceives, develops and implements exhibitions, performs scholarly research, teaches FSU courses, and assists with fund-raising and donor cultivation. Apply to Florida State University HERE .

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – Sarasota, FL Job Opening# 41300
Job Title: Box Office Manager
You can view and apply for this job HERE.  
Apply On or Before: 07/05/2017
Responsibilities Manage Historic Asolo Theater box office policies, procedures and staffing for single ticket sales, group sales, and series/subscription sales and renewals. Responsible for box office receipts and daily reconciliation.

Master of Management in International Arts Management (MMIAM). For those looking for a Master’s program and interested in working internationally: The MMIAM program, offered jointly by the School of Arts at Southern Methodist University, HEC Montréal’s UNESCO Chair in Cultural Management and the SDA Bocconi School of Management, is the first to specifically focus on the international aspect of arts management. It is offered entirely in English in three different cities (Dallas, Montréal and Milan) and thus far, has welcomed students from 18 different nationalities. The program offers generous merit-based scholarships, and the tuition includes airfare between Dallas–Montréal–Milan, as well as airfare plus hotel accommodation for a 10- to 12-day campus abroad in Bogota, Colombia. Learn more and apply here:

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, No phone calls please.

Development Associate- Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D theatre in Sarasota, FL is currently seeking an experienced Development Associate for a rapidly expanding development department. Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from any and all diverse background are encouraged to apply. The Development Associate serves as FST’s Donor Concierge. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, being on-site during performances to greet and cultivate donors, research and identification of perspective donors, present prospects to development and executive staff, assist with overall donor advancement, participate in fundraising events, handle special ticketing needs for donors and assist in reaching fundraising goals. The ideal candidate has strong communication and customer service skills. The ability to organize and manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously; to prioritize and take initiative; to work independently and collaboratively. Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: Doris Iemolo EMAIL – For more information, please check out our website at

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