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Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy
The Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy is a 501(c)3 non-profit art museum. The Museum, founded by Marietta (“Mary”) Lee, opened in October 2010 and now attracts approximately 14,000 visitors per year. The Museum is run by Mary with the help of two full time employees and over 50 part time volunteers. It is open to the public three days a week from October thru May. The Museum’s annual operating budget is $400,000. Over the past few years, the Museum has added an extensive sculpture garden and additional exhibit space. Additional parking has also been added to accommodate the growing number of visitors. Currently a museum gift shop and café are under construction. Mission: To operate an extraordinary art and whimsical museum for the public by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting works of artistic and whimsical importance and to educate our visitors about our culture, history and environment and to inspire, challenge, nurture creative expression and lift our spirits.
Job Description:
Manager of Administration & Finance Administration: Finances:

  • Assist Museum Director and Founder with all aspects of running the Museum
  • Recruit, select, supervise, manage and evaluate performance of office staff and volunteers
  • Developing and implement Museum policies (including employee and volunteer handbooks) and processes
  • Manage insurance policies
  • Coordinate schedules and appointments
  • Maintain office and building systems and supplies
  • Develop fundraising goals and oversee fundraising activities
  • Direct Collections Management using “Past Perfect” software
  • Prepare and manage budgets
  • Generate Profit & Loss and other reports for the Board
  • Manage payroll with “Paychecks Flex-Online”
  • Manage “Quick Books for Non Profits” for bill paying and preparing checks weekly
  • Reconcile Quick Books accounts monthly
  • Manage cash flow
  • Prepare IRS Form 990-PF reports Education: MBA or commensurate experience

Experience: 3-5 years nonprofit position with experience in administration, accounting and employee supervision
Hours: Full time year round position
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education
Please respond to: No phone calls

Hiring Full/Part-Time Actors for work year round! Lots of Perks!
We are looking for new MALE and FEMALE Talent! Ages 18+ non-union work. YOU MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION TO QUALIFY AS SHOWS ARE REGULARLY HELD IN ENGLEWOOD. This is a fantastic opportunity that will provide the following: Each of our actors has the opportunity to act in up to 300 shows per year, with no show minimum required. This means that they may participate in as few or as many shows as they desire, an excellent arrangement for actors with separate non-industry employment or those interested in taking on additional projects. The Murder Mystery Company also pays a base $75/per performance and pays via direct deposit. We also reimburse gas and pay for travel expenses. If you choose to travel to a non-local performance we will handle flights and lodging. The Murder Mystery Company has been active in the national theater community for over ten years and is third in record ticket sales in the US. Our shows run year round with a multitude of fun themes changing periodically to give our repeat customers something new to look forward to.
Auditions will be held Wednesday, April 29th.
These are scheduled auditions.
Please either respond to this post or submit your head shot and theatrical resume with the subject heading "Sarasota Auditions" to murdermysterylisa@gmail (dot) com to be considered.

Open Call: Dancers of all experience levels!
PURE Sarasota
is a group of volunteer dancers and musicians who bring dance and music to the community, often in the form of "guerrilla style" flash mobs. We are an international organization with chapters in New York, New Mexico, Portland OR, Taiwan, Mexico City, and Tokyo. We dance for a variety of charity organizations and often host special dance shows to fund raise for different causes. We have been asked by Selah Freedom Sarasota to prepare a special dance for their human trafficking survivors and volunteers. This dance will acknowledge the problem, speak to the survivors' experiences, and celebrate the acceptance and support of the survivors. Our plan is to involve participants in the creation of both the story and the choreography, giving them the opportunity to learn not only about dance but also about choreography creation and design.
We are looking for dancers of every experience level who are interested in the project to join us. Rehearsal dates are as follows: November 6th and 20th; December 4th, 7th & 18th; January 8th, 11th, 15th & 18th. Thursday rehearsals happen from 7 - 9 pm and Sunday rehearsals happen from 2 - 4 pm. The performance date for this project is Friday, February 20th.
Please contact Misha Nell (941) - 587 - 3361 for rehearsal location and more details.

Amanda Heisey, Communications Manager
(941) 365-5118 ext.304


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 CraftArt in downtown St. Petersburg is accepting applications for their Gallery Manager. Do you have a discerning eye for quality fine craft, have retail management experience and love working in a team spirited environment? Florida CraftArt is a non-profit organization which represents over 300 Florida artists in the retail store and exhibition gallery. For more details about the position, please go to

Asolo Rep 2015-2016 Apprentice Positions Asolo Repertory Theatre
Florida’s premier professional theatre, seeks applicants for its 2015-2016 apprenticeships. Asolo Rep's apprentices work under the guidance of our exceptional staff in a supportive, professional environment. Unlike a regular internship, Apprentices are fully integrated among our staff, collaborating with senior team members for hands-on work experience within their disciplines.
Apprenticeships are offered in the following areas:
-Company Management
-Stage Management
-Special Events
-Education & Outreach
-Literary & Dramaturgy
Full descriptions and requirements as well as more information is available on our website:
Housing as well as a stipend are available for most apprenticeships. Applications for apprenticeships due no later than March 20, 2015, to be considered for the 2015-2016 season. TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RÉSUMÉ TO LAUREN_GROVES@ASOLO.ORG

Program Manager, Arts Integration—Join Sarasota County Schools and Any Given Child Sarasota as they help improve academic achievement for students in Reading, Writing, Math, and Science through arts integrated instruction. Any Given Child Sarasota is a partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and one of only sixteen communities nationwide selected to develop a strategy for expanding arts education, ensuring access to the arts and equity for all students. The Program Manager will administer Project Elevate, a plan selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Education’s Professional Development for Arts Educators program to increase teachers’ proficiency in developing and providing arts integrated instruction. For a full job description, and to apply now, please go to:

WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE, Sarasota, Florida, is seeking candidates for their search for a Director of Development to steward and grow the theatre’s young fundraising program. Responsibilities include annual giving (individual and corporate), sponsorships, grants, major gifts, capital projects and special events. Position will maintain a proactive leadership role in identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors and in consult with the Executive Director, plan, implement, and promote fundraising campaigns/activities, and implement strategies for building and maximizing a diverse donor base. Bachelors with 5-7 years demonstrated incremental fundraising experience, leadership of volunteers, verbal, written and interpersonal skills, proficiency in development software and computer applications. Capital Campaign experience helpful. An ideal opportunity for an Associate Director ready to step up and lead a burgeoning program. Genuine affinity for and knowledge of theatre is essential. Submit cover letter, resume, three initial references, and writing sample to: Richard M. Parison, Jr., Executive Director, Westcoast Black Theatre, 1343 Main Street, Suite 402, Sarasota, FL 34237. No phone calls.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR The Ringling The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The Ringling The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida & Florida State University seek a Deputy Director with leadership and management experience to ensure integration of services, and efficiency of day to day operations within Accounting & Budgeting, Administrative Services, Events and Rentals, Human Resources, Information Technology, Physical Plant, Safety & Security, and Visitor/Retail Services. Experience managing fiscal and budgetary processes in post-secondary educational institutions, the museum industry, or non-profit organizations is preferred.
To view this posting directly and to apply visit:
For further information and technical assistance please contact The Ringling’s Human Resources department at (941)359-5700 ext. 2605 or email Posting Closes 01/09/2015.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. Job ID: 38200

Please send a cover letter, resume and at least three samples of your best work or a portfolio link to No phone calls please.



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Amanda Heisey, Communications Manager
(941) 365-5118 ext.304

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