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Auditions:

There have been no current audition opportunities sent to us 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.

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.

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, [email protected] . 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. Please email resume and cover letter to: [email protected] .

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. Please email resume and cover letter to: [email protected] .

COMPANY MANAGER - 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: James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator, Florida Studio Theatre, EMAIL – [email protected] . For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. 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.

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