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Auditions:

Click here for general Venice Theatre Audition information: https://venicestage.com/audition/?mc_cid=312e4baef3&mc_eid=dccc5970b5

Venice Theatre seeks performers for Summer Cabaret Festival: 5th annual event will feature a variety of acts in July and August -- Venice Theatre is seeking entertainers for its 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Festival which will run July 6 through August 27, 2017. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the 90-seat Pinkerton Theatre. Selected acts will perform multiple times during the run of the festival. Allan Kollar, the theatre's producing director, is accepting submissions from interested acts through Monday, May 15, 2017. Chosen acts and a festival schedule will be announced June 1, 2017. Tickets will go on sale June 6, 2017. Those interested in being considered for the festival must submit: • A brief description of the show including title, style, and theme • A sample song list • A video highlighting vocal and performance abilities • Performance resume • Head shot Acts selected to participate will need to provide: • Two sets (35-45 minutes each) of music-driven cabaret entertainment • Sheet music for the accompanist in the correct key • Assistance in promoting the show • High-resolution digital photos and promotional materials • Any costumes or props required Venice Theatre will supply: • Performance space in the Pinkerton Theatre (90-seat black box) • Piano • Accompanist (if needed) • Up to four cordless hand-held microphones • Four stools, one cocktail table • Basic lighting (warm wash, cool wash, center special, piano special) • Stage Manager / Light Board Operator / Sound Operator • Marketing of the festival as a whole Performers should email or mail proposals to: Venice Theatre 140 W. Tampa Ave. Venice, FL 34285 Attn: Allan Kollar, Producing Director allankollar@venicetheatre.net. Please note: The theatre is not able to consider “book shows” (scripted shows either published or unpublished); shows that violate copyright law (i.e. “An evening of Disney songs”); shows that require a set; shows that require projections / video.

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.

MARKETING DIRECTOR - Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D theatre in Sarasota, FL is currently seeking an experienced arts manager to serve as Director of Marketing. 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 Marketing Director is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating subscription and single ticket campaigns, developing and designing all printed materials such as playbills, promotional copy and flyers, and the continued development of FST's dynamic content including web development, video content, e-marketing, and social networking. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of art marketing experience and a demonstrated commitment to internal and external partnerships, staff management and mentoring, and financial detail and integrity. Excellent communication, e-commerce, Adobe Creative Suite and social media skills are required and experience with Tessitura or similar database desired. Must be very well organized, enjoy working on multiple projects, meet deadlines and work under pressure with a positive attitude. Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: Doris Iemolo, EMAIL –diemolo@floridastudiotheatre.org. For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. Florida’s leading 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.

Asolo Repertory Theatre seeks a full-time Associate Production Manager: A LORT B theatre in Sarasota, FL, Asolo Rep performs a season of 9 plays, four in rotating rep. Associate PM works on all aspects of production management, is responsible for creating the production calendar, organizing production meetings, fiscal tracking and contracting. Successful candidates possess excellent computer, problem solving, and communication skills and are team players passionate about theatre production, technology, and support for artistic vision. Experience in professional production management and working knowledge of all areas of production required. Competitive salary/benefits. Asolo Rep is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants reviewed without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, veteran status, national origin, marital status, or sexual preference. Cover letter, resume & references to gary_keehner@asolo.org.

School and Community Groups Liaison Job Opening at The Ringling - Job ID – 41558: The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Responsibilities: • The School and Community Groups Liaison works in collaboration with the Ringling Education Team under the direction of the Curator of Education to assist in coordinating School and Community Group Programs at The Ringling. • Coordinates school and community group logistics including meeting and checking-in groups in cooperation with Security, Admissions, and Visitor Services. Communicates with teachers and/or administrators and confirms dates, times, number of students/participants and identifies any special needs or requests and informs appropriate Education staff member. Ensures follow-up after visits are booked with teachers or administrators. • Compiles school/community group packets prior to visit. Ensures printed materials and other supplies for school/community groups including venue guides, visitor guides, etc. are available at all venues. Maintains school/community tour docent check-in station. • Coordinates School Tour Liaison volunteers. • Assists with tracking and entering data on school/community tour activity and docent participation. • Supports other Education programs as necessary. Qualifications: A High school diploma/equivalent is required. Must have: - Good customer service and interpersonal skills. - The willingness to be a flexible team player. - The ability to communicate verbally and in writing. - Efficient organizational skills and the ability to manage detailed information. - The ability to effectively work and interact with a variety of people to include interacting with the public, meeting new people, and working with large groups. Anticipated Salary Range: $15.00/hour. This is an OPS/temporary Job. This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of The Ringling. This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. Schedule: Part-time: 20 hours per week based on the needs of The Ringling. How To Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific 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 all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act, http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=benefits/insurance/insurance_home&ops=1.

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. Responsibilities: Responsible for the care, display, research, and interpretation of a wide-ranging collection of European art of international standing; plays a central role in developing and executing the Ringling Museum's exhibition program. 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. Reinstalling galleries and updates didactic materials in concert with Ringling Education Department. 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. Writes catalogues, texts and other printed material about the collection and exhibitions. Prepares grant proposals. Coordinates with Registration and Conservation in support of loans, research, storage and preservation of the collection. Works with the Museum's Education Department in creating programs for exhibitions, such as gallery lectures. May teach courses in area of specialization at Florida State University. Build and sustain relationships with curators, academics, collectors and other art professionals. Actively seek opportunities for enriching collections and programs. Qualifications: Master’s degree in a related field and three years of related work experience. High level of knowledge of European art. Ability to read at least one foreign language. Knowledge of collections management and the responsibilities of compliance with the American Association of Museum’s policies and procedures. Skill in public speaking. Ability to conduct original and secondary research in the field of Art History. Preferred - Ph.D. plus two to three years of curatorial experience. Fluency in at least one additional language. Experience working with donors, major museums, and galleries. How to Apply: If qualified and interested in this position, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume. If selected as a top candidate, 3 letters of recommendation will be required. This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext 2605 or employment@ringling.org. FSU/The Ringling are 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.

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. 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 • Manages, oversees and develops strategic marketing plans and processes that identify and address the needs of the Museum's exhibitions, programming, & event activities and enhances The Ringling's public image. • Serves as member of the Museum's Senior Management Team. Participates in the formulation of strategic marketing policies, long-term programs. Works collaboratively with other Ringling Senior Staff members to ensure effective attainment of strategic goals and objectives. • Manages the Communications department's daily operations. Supervises and provides direction for full-time staff members to include hiring, training and performance evaluation. • Develops and oversees the museum's marketing budget. Monitors allocation of funds to projects such as exhibitions, and programming. • Writes, and edits copy for collateral and Communications publications. Reviews/proofs copy submitted by Ringling Departments. Oversees and ensures timely production schedule for design and marketing materials. Ensures the Ringling brand voice and optimizes communications and content for mobile, local, national and international audiences. • Researches target audiences, establishes social media sites, and oversees website development. Creates a comprehensive Marketing Plan in consultation with Executive Director and Senior Staff. Produces metric based reports demonstrating marketing results. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field + 6 years of related experience. Preferred Graduate Degree in Communications or related field preferred. Other Information Competencies: • Knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles and practices to strategically align tasks and people with organizational goals and objectives. • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. • Ability to deal with crises and manage sensitive information. • Ability to develop and implement a successful marketing plan/strategy. • Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives. 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 $65,000 to $75,000. Criminal Background Check - This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. Pay Plan - This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position. How To Apply - If qualified and interested in a specific 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 all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume. 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. This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

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.

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.

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: http://www.master-in-international-arts-management.com/?utm_source=ArtsCouncils&utm_medium=Perso-email.

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.

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.

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 –diemolo@floridastudiotheatre.org. For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.

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