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Manatee Village Historical Park is seeking volunteer actors for our popular outdoor drama, Spirit Voices from Old Manatee, entering its seventh season this fall. There are roles for men and women, and a variety of ages. Auditions will take place from 5:30-7:30pm on Sunday, July 23 and Monday, July 24. Spirit Voices from Old Manatee is an outdoor historical drama and cemetery tour. The show opens with a Victorian wake held in the 1887 Church. As the story develops, cast and audience continue to "the other side" for a torch-lit tour of the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds as the sun sets. Here, costumed thespians bring to life early pioneers of the Village of Manatee, veteran soldiers from the Seminole and Civil Wars, and other persons of interest in this area. These riveting graveside stories are based on narratives from archives, oral histories, diaries, military logs, books, and legend. Learn more:

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.

Florida Studio Theatre is seeking a Director of Institutional Giving responsible for writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making entities seeking support for FST major theatre and education programs. 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. Reporting to Managing Director, the Director of Institutional Giving serves as key member of the fundraising leadership team. The Director researches and identifies new funding prospects; prepares and submits grant proposals and reports to funders; helps to establish and builds relationships with foundations and government funders and cultivates new sources of funding; and maintains a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. The position serves as the leading advocate in the business community, representing FST at key events and networking opportunities. REQUIREMENTS: Three to five years’ experience in fundraising, grant writing, and prospect research, preferably with a cultural institution. Experience identifying and researching corporate and foundation prospects. Ability to compile, report, and analyze information succinctly. Strong writing, communications, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritizing work and managing multiple, diverse, and competing priorities while meeting deadlines. Experience working in a theatre is a plus. Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: Doris Iemolo at For more information, please check out our website at

Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Company Manager, experience preferred. Duties include: handling all guest relations (care of visiting artistic staff from the point of hiring through departure), and assisting the Facilities Manager with management of our 20+ residential facilities (including A/C, electrical, plumbing, utilities, safety, environmental, security, etc.) The Right candidate will have a high degree of responsibility, be focused, achievement oriented, able to communicate clearly, and organized. Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: Doris Iemolo at For more information, please check out our website at

Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking an Assistant Box Office Manager for its 5-theatre complex. The right candidate must have excellent communication skills, a positive, friendly, and outgoing personality and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be prompt, reliable, and detail oriented and have excellent computer skills. Must have open and flexible availability and be willing to work a flexible schedule. Must be available to work days, evening, and weekends. A minimum of two years of theatre ticketing and customer service experience required. Knowledge of Tessitura is preferred. Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: Kelsey Wehde at For more information, please check out our website at

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 Players Centre for Performing Arts is looking to hire a Theatre Studio Director (Full-Time). Reports to: Managing Director, Artistic Director and Director of Operations. Supervises: Director of Dance, Director of Music, Studio faculty, and volunteers. Position Description: The Theater Studio Director manages the education programs for the Players Centre. The Director oversees classes, youth and adult programming and the education calendar. The position is responsible for leading teaching staff and volunteers while incorporating the Players Centre’s mission, vision and policies. Qualifications & Skills needed: The qualifications represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability to perform the job successfully. • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. • Two years of successful teaching/training experience. • Participation and/or knowledge of community theatre. • Management experience or equivalent. • Proficient use of computer products and programs. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to understand and manage budgets. • Good organizational, problem solving and conflict management skills. • Good leadership skills. • Diplomatic, tactful, and customer-focused, with a professional phone manner and ability to interact with staff, patrons, volunteers and clients. • Ability to speak publicly on behalf of The Players at public events if necessary. • Must project a professional and positive image and able to work with all levels of society. • Team-player, flexible, adaptable, personable, and able to work well with others. • Must be able to take direction and fulfill responsibilities under stress or pressure, with minimal direct supervision. • Have the ability to accommodate a flexible schedule, including ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays if necessary. Hours: Minimum of 40 hours per week. Fall/Spring Hours: M, Th, Fri, Sat are 9-5:30pm; Tuesday 12-8pm (off Sunday and Wednesday). Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm. Note: Coverage of the entire studio facility is the responsibility of the Theatre Studio Director. If Studio Staff is unavailable to cover, the responsibility falls to the Theatre Studio Director. Salary range: $35,000 - $40,000 annually. Other duties include but not limited to: The following list of duties is appropriate for this position. It is neither construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be requested or assigned at various times. • Create and develop education programs for school year, summer camp, Players Kids Program, Certificate Program. • Build a financially successful and sustainable program with a strong achievable strategy. • Achieve the annual goals developed with the Managing and Artistic Directors. • Design innovative children and adult programs, classes and workshops. • Hire (with Directors) and manage teaching staff. Do background checks. • Actively engage instructors in the program development process. • Build and maintain relationships with teachers/staff/contractors. • Select shows and secure performance rights for student productions with Artistic and Managing Director. • Communicate and collaborate effectively with Directors, teaching and technical staff volunteers and students. • Partner and collaborate with staff to develop programs that encompass mission. • Collaborate with Marketing to design and prepare promotional materials. • Raise awareness of the Players Centre through networking at community and organizational functions and community presentation. • Develop and inspire staff with ongoing innovation, support and leadership. • Manage employee relations by resolving performance, conflict and artistic issues. • Register students for classes, workshops and summer camp. • Coordinate technical needs for productions with staff: sets, props, lights, costumes, crew, etc. • Create policies and procedures to ensure safety of children attending all educational activities. • Ensure that all state and federal procedural guidelines are followed. • Report to Managing and Artistic Director as required. • Other duties as recognized and assigned. Note: This job description is a generalization not intended to cover each and every task but to help set the parameters for this position. The Players believes it is impossible to detail every task that may be required of you as a “Team Player”. As such, there may be times you will be requested to complete tasks not defined specifically in this job description. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:

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

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 is seeking Special Events Apprentice - DESCRIPTION: Position assists the Special Events Manager to design, coordinate, and execute Asolo Rep’s internal and external season events, including fundraising galas, Opening Night parties, dinner and cocktail parties, corporate events, luncheons, and meetings. Responsibilities include organizing meetings and taking minutes, set up and strike of events, managing RSVP lists, payments and letters, mailing and e-blasts, assisting in design of event marketing materials, maintaining special events website pages, interacting with a spectrum of individuals (Board members, donors, prospects, staff, caterers, vendors, volunteers), assisting with rentals and contracts, coordinating entertainment and other duties as required. REQUIREMENTS: Ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, self-disciplined and have the ability to multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment. Candidate should have a degree in a related field, excellent communication skills, a professional demeanor, a positive attitude and the ability to stay calm under pressure, being able to lift 25 lbs, and flexibility to work nights/weekends. Experience with Microsoft Office and social media promotions is required. Must be interested in a career in events. COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing, if available. Please send cover letter, resume and references to: Laura Stuart Wood, Manager of Special Events // No Phone Calls. More info here.

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.

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:

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