Sarasota County Arts Council

Auditions - Jobs - Submit an Arts Opportunity


ASOLO REP TO HOST AUDITIONS FOR A VARIETY OF ROLES IN ITS 2016-17 SEASON ON MAY 8 AND 9: Asolo Rep will host auditions for a variety of Equity and non-Equity roles in its 2016-17 season on May 8 and 9. The theatre is casting for all ethnicities and a range of ages, from early 20s to late 60s. Actors must be available for callbacks in July-August. Specific callback dates will be announced in May. For a full list of roles, please visit:
Roles are available in all of the theatre's 2016-17 productions:
Mertz Theatre (LORT B): Guys & Dolls - Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Directed by Josh Rhodes. First Rehearsal: 10/11/16. First Preview: 11/15/16. Closing: 1/1/17.
The Great Society - By Robert Schenkkan. Directed by Nicole A. Watson. First Rehearsal: 11/29/16. First Preview: 1/11/17. Closing: 4/2/17.
The Originalist - By John Strand. Directed by Molly Smith. First Rehearsal: 11/30/16. First Preview: 1/18/17. Closing: 3/5/17.
Born Yesterday - By Garson Kanin. Directed by Peter Amster. First Rehearsal: 1/3/17. First Preview: 2/8/17. Closing: 4/15/17.
The Little Foxes - By Lillian Hellman. Directed by Frank Galati. First Rehearsal: 2/9/17. First Preview: 3/15/17. Closing: 4/15/17.
Beatsville - Music and lyrics by Wendy Leigh Wilf. Book by Glenn Slater. Directed by Bill Berry. First Rehearsal: 3/28/17. First Preview: 4/27/17. Closing: 5/28/17.
Asolo Rep in the Cook Theatre (LORT D): The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - By Kristoffer Diaz. Directed by Jen Wineman. First Rehearsal: 3/7/17. First Preview: 4/5/17. Closing: 4/30/17.
WHEN: Sunday, May 8 between 12 and 8pm; Monday, May 9 between 12 and 6pm. WHERE: Asolo Repertory Theatre 5555 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34243. HOW: For an appointment, please email or call 941.351.9010 ext 3313 with a message stating your preferred day and time, Equity status, and whether or not you will be singing. Email bookings are strongly preferred. For dramatic auditions, prepare two contrasting monologues, no more than three minutes total. For musical auditions prepare a 90 second monologue and 16 bars of a song (musical theatre, pop/rock, or gospel). An accompanist is provided. Please bring 2 copies of picture and résumé, glued or stapled together. If singing, please bring sheet music.
Theatre’s statement: “Most Equity roles for the 2016-2017 season have been cast from our resident company. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary. All roles except bit parts are understudied. Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to equal opportunity employment and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy. "Non-traditional casting" is defined as the casting of ethnic minorities, senior actors, female actors, or actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, age, sex or ability is not germane.”

If you have an audition opportunity you would like us to post here, please submit your information to:
Rachel Denton, Communications Manager at And don't forget to check out our Call to Artists section under the Community tab!


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 (in Sarasota) is seeking local overhire to assist with show strike and load in, at the following times:

Saturday              May 28th               10:30pm – 1:00am           Scenic Strike

Saturday              May 28th               10:30pm – 4:00am           Light Strike and Begin Hang

Sunday                 May 29th               8:00am – 2:00pm              Set Load In

Sunday                 May 29th               2:00pm – Until Done       Light Hang / Circuit / Focus

These jobs all pay $15 per hour.  If you would like to be considered, please email your resume to

The Manatee County Historical Commission seeks an ARTISTIC DIRECTOR to oversee an original outdoor living history drama production titled Spirit Voices from Old Manatee, entering its sixth season this fall. Administrative duties include: maintaining consistent communication with staff, the stage manager, and cast; reviewing script development, attending planning sessions, arranging auditions, casting characters, recruiting additional cast members for roles unfilled, arranging times and locations of rehearsals, coaching and blocking performers, and conducting preliminary and final rehearsals. Good communication and organizational skills are essential as well as interest in local history. Stipend provided, as well as credit in local and regional publicity. Resume and statement of interest required; Headshot optional. For a detailed job description which includes the production dates, please contact: Christine Brown, Special Events & Marketing Coordinator at Manatee Village Historical Park:

ARTISTIC APPRENTICE AT THE ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE – Immediate Hire! FULL TIME – February 10, 2016 to June/July 2016 - Position offers the ability to shadow the Producing Artistic Director (PAD) of a major regional theatre. Responsible for maintaining calendar, correspondence, and arranging travel for PAD and VIP guests as well as updating and maintaining office files and special projects as assigned. While there is no directing involved in this apprenticeship, the Artistic Apprentice may be asked to assist in the rehearsal process as needed. Position is best suited for candidates with a strong interest in non-profit theatrical producing. Ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a concentration in directing or arts management. REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must be highly organized, self-motivated, flexible, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be well-versed with both PC and Mac/iOS operating systems and Microsoft Office software. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (in theatre, preferably with a concentration in directing or arts management) and/or sufficient experience in theatre and the production process. COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing. Please submit your cover letter and resume to:


COMPANY MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE AT THE ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE – Immediate Hire! FULL TIME – February 22, 2016 to June/July 2016 - Position’s primary focus is working on Josephine, a world premier musical, and offers hands-on experience in company management at a major regional theatre. Primary responsibilities include securing travel and housing accommodations, company correspondence, on call services and accommodating the day to day needs of company artists as well as providing administrative support for Board of Directors meetings, company events, and other theatre administration tasks to ensure smooth daily theatre operations in a major regional theatre. REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving abilities, flexible disposition, and customer service experience. Should be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to think on their feet. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. Prior experience in company management and customer service is a plus. Administration and Company Management Apprentices will share ”on-call" duties for guest artists and Asolo Rep activities. On-call shifts will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis, and will include closing/opening facilities, driving guest artists, responding to emergencies, etc. COMPENSATION: Stipend & Housing. Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Faculty Positions

Ringling College of Art and Design

Click here for a complete list of full-time and part-time faculty positions with Ringling College of Art and Design.

Faculty Positions

New College of Florida

Click here for a complete list of full-time and part-time faculty positions with New College of Florida.

Want more? Try these national job search sites:

AFA Job Bank     Artjob Online 
Assoc PAP Global Art Jobs
NEA Jobs NAEA Logo
NYFA Classifieds  

Submit an Arts Opportunity:

Do you have an arts opportunity you would like to post on the website?
Please submit your information to:
Rachel Denton, Communications Manager at

The Arts Council - Sarasota's Source for the Arts