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Become a part of the team making world-class theatre in Sarasota.

Now in its 63rd season, Asolo Repertory Theatre is recognized as one of the premier professional theatres in America and one of the largest in the Southeastern United States. One of the few theatres in the nation that performs in true rotating repertory, Asolo Rep’s highly skilled acting company and extensive artisanship bring to life this unique performance method that gives audiences the opportunity to see multiple productions in the span of a few days. Asolo Rep presents up to 10 productions each season including contemporary and classic works and provocative musical theatre experiences. Asolo Rep is committed to expanding its reach into the community, furthering its collaboration with the best theatre artists working in the industry today and developing new artists through its affiliation with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and Managing Director Linda DiGabriele, Asolo Rep’s ambitious theatrical offerings and groundbreaking education and community programming engage audiences and ensure its lasting legacy for future generations.

Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Current Openings

 

Education & Engagement Associate

General Summary:

 A small but mighty department, Asolo Rep Education & Engagement is in the process of building new and artistically rich programming both online and in-person. We are developing accessible and inclusive theatrical experiences with and for artists of all ages, races, genders, abilities, cultures, and communities. We believe that theatre is for everyone and that the arts are a connector and a catalyst for challenging conversations.  

The Education & Engagement Associate serves as the artistic arm of the department, working collaboratively with staff, schools, students, and community organizations to create and facilitate unique, responsive, and meaningful arts programming. 

Responsibilities include:

 Project Management of specific programs and events such as:

Working collaboratively with department director and Artistic department to

  • develop and write season and show-based curriculum
  • facilitate talkbacks
  • develop and produce specific audience engagement events.

Working collaboratively with Marketing and Artistic departments to develop engaging digital content, such as:

  • dramaturgical videos
  • curriculum websites/interactive production guides
  • education-related social media content.

Providing curriculum and creative guidance for camps and classes.

  • Working with Teaching Artists to develop residency and lesson plans in accordance with class descriptions and learning objectives.
  • Stepping in as teaching artist or administrator for specific camps and classes when needed. 

Developing and facilitating relationships/programming with schools and community organizations.

Collaboratively working with Community Cohort as part of the Theatre for All initiative.

  • Listen and responsively develop and facilitate programming, trainings, and opportunities based in anti-racism and anti-bias that will make programming and learning environments inclusive, safe, and empowering.

Being an ambassador for Asolo Rep and an advocate for inclusive, accessible, and equitable arts education in the community, specifically in educational institutions, community and social organizations and consortiums.

Working with Education & Engagement committee and IllumiNation Committee.

 

The Associate works with the Education & Engagement Director and Education & Engagement Coordinator. This role has room for deepening of responsibilities as the programming and department grow in our community. Essential Job Responsibilities will be assessed on a semi-annual basis through employee check-ins. These check-ins may allow responsibilities to adjust in order to ensure that the needs of the department and skills of the individual employee are being met.

 

Transferrable Skills and Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of theatre and theatre education structures.   
  • Knowledge of the arts classroom and how to construct and adapt lesson plans, residency plans, rehearsal outlines, workshops, etc. based on learning objective, desired outcomes, and artistic expectations.
  • Experience as a Teaching Artist working with school systems and/or community organizations is preferred.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills, including use of technological tools such as Outlook, Microsoft suite, etc.
  • Knowledge of and desire to use digital platforms such as Teams, Basecamp, Google Classroom, Zoom, StreamYard.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A desire to and knowledge of building programs, partnerships, and processes that are inclusive, accessible, and equitable, with a focus on anti-racism and anti-bias.
  • A creative problem solver and strong collaborator with a commitment to working towards a safe, welcoming, and empowering environment for all of our programs and all of our students.
  • Bonus: background of working with and communicating with families and schools.

 

We recognize that some candidates feel demotivated to reach out or apply to a position if they don’t fit every qualification of an application. We know that candidates offer skills and abilities beyond those that are listed and encourage you to apply.  

 

COMPENSATION: $39,000-$42,000

 

Asolo Rep offers benefits that increase along with tenure, including health, dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan and paid vacation and sick leave. The Theatre provides a diverse, congenial, and supportive environment conducive to professional growth.

 

 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

ABOUT ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative new musical theatre experiences. OUR MISSION is to engage and inspire audiences with extraordinary theatrical experiences created with vision, passion and artistry and enhanced by deeply integrated education and community engagement programs.

 

ASOLO REP’S COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND ACCESS

Asolo Rep is committed to becoming a more inclusive, diverse, and anti-racist institution at all levels. In order to intentionally address injustice and racism we believe theatre must become a leading force in telling the stories of our time to inform and influence a better future. We will reflect upon our past, investigate our current course of action, and develop a responsive and sustainable plan to break down barriers to access and challenge racism and bias within our institution and our community. To learn more, please go here: https://www.asolorep.org/about/idea

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTH & SAFETY

Asolo Rep is committed to the safety and well-being of all of our creative & productions teams, performers, patrons, and staff. We have worked hard to put in place specific measures that will ensure that our experiences are safe and comfortable for everyone. Please click here for an example of the 2020-2021 Terrace Stage Season Patron Health & Safety Protocols

 

 Applications are only accepted though the following portal


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Special Events Assistant

Department: Development

Reports to: Development Director and Special Events Manager

Class: Hourly, Non-Exempt, Seasonal   Hourly rate $16.00

 

General Summary:

Responsible for assisting in the planning, coordination and execution of Asolo Rep’s annual fundraising and special events.  Events include: Annual Gala, Welcome Back Party, Starry Night Dinner Series, Director’s Take Luncheon, Designer Brunches, Opening Night parties, corporate events, cultivation cocktail parties, luncheons, staff/cast parties and more.

 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Provide administration, coordination and oversight of event/venue set-up and strike, catering, equipment arrangements (including audio-visual, permits, entertainment, security, parking)
  • Lead in the creation and execution of certain events as requested
  • Track RSVPs, process payments, and generate acknowledgement letters
  • Create meeting agendas and event schedules
  • Solicit items for silent/live auction and raffles and in-kind donations
  • Maintain information about event attendees, sponsors, in-kind donors in Tessitura
  • Generate materials related to registration/check-in (guest list, name tags, escort cards)
  • Assist with the development of all event-related promotional materials including invitations, programs, signage, auction catalogs, tribute books (collecting logos, photos, bios etc.)
  • Execute all invitation mailings and e-blasts
  • Coordinate the preparation of all post-event correspondence including thank you notes to sponsors, attendees, donors, volunteers, and committee members
  • Attend committee meetings and take minutes as needed (trying for better order of importance)
  • Closely interact with a spectrum of individuals including internal staff, vendors, caterers, volunteers, prospects, donors, committee members, and Board Members
  • Use discretion with confidential information
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience in planning and executing special events or assisting with such events
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Recent experience in providing administrative support to professional staff
  • Excellent organizational skills; commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to plan, prioritize multiple projects/duties when faced with interruptions, fluctuating workload, and conflicting deadlines, and complete them in a timely manner
  • Ability to problem solve; be self-disciplined and work independently 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure with a positive attitude
  • Interests in Special Events as a career
  • Proficiency using the Internet, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Tessitura database. 
  • Frequent local travel is required
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds
  • Must be flexible in working long hours, nights and weekends

 

Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

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Literary Manager & Dramaturg

Department: Artistic
Reports To: Producing Artistic Director
Classification: Exempt Full Time
Date Prepared: June 22, 2021

General Summary:

Manage and execute all dramaturgical and literary functions for the theatre, including: writing/editing playbill content for all productions, participating in season selection, administering and facilitating public programming events, shepherding all new play development efforts, providing dramaturgical research for all productions, networking with literary agents and cultivating playwrights, acquiring and evaluating new scripts, and overseeing the organizations ongoing archival efforts.

Positions Supervised: 

  • One seasonal Dramaturgy & Casting Apprentice. 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Lead development, writing, and editing of all dramaturgical materials for institutional publications and media platforms, including: the playbill, e-minders, and the theatre’s website. 

  • Participate in season selection process with the Producing Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director by: communicating with literary agents, fellow literary managers, and publishing houses to acquire scripts; composing written evaluations of scripts; circulating scripts under consideration to the senior management team; communicating with General Manager to secure performance rights and licenses. 

  • Administer and facilitate Asolo Rep’s public programming events (Tuesday Talkbacks, IllumiNation, and the Scoop), produce and host the Inside Asolo Rep panel discussion series, liaise with the Development Department to moderate Costume Designer Brunches and the Director’s Take Luncheon, and moderate other miscellaneous panels and public discussions at the theatre. 

  • Shepherd all new play development efforts by: maintaining relationships with playwrights, literary agents, literary and artistic staff at peer theatres, and new play festivals; providing dramaturgical support to all commissioned playwrights; collaborating with Associate Artistic Director, General Manager, and others to administer active commissions; and aiding in the continued administration and development of the Ground Floor Series.. 

  • Create dramaturgical research materials for all productions in the Asolo Rep season; provide in-rehearsal dramaturgical assistance to directors and playwrights; supervise the production dramaturgy work of Dramaturgy and Casting Apprentice. 
  • Communicate the Producing Artistic Director’s current artistic vision, ideas, and plans to Marketing,  Development, and other departments as needed. 

  • In concert with the Development Department write artistic components of grant applications, specifically those related to artistic programming and general operational support. 

  • Manage solicited and unsolicited play submissions by; reading submissions and writing script evaluations; sending responses to playwrights and agents; and tracking response status. 

  • Manage the acquisition, creation, and distribution of production scripts; oversee script printing for the Asolo Rep season; photocopy scripts and other material as needed for readings, workshops, and rehearsals; track expenses and report them to General Manager.  

  • Oversee organizational archival efforts in partnership with other managers and staff. 

  • Represent Asolo Rep at local and national professional events. 

  • All other duties as assigned by the Producing Artistic Director. 

Job Requirements 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Master’s degree in Dramaturgy, Theatre History, or a related field, or equivalent work experience. 

  • Highly organized, self-motivated and flexible. 

  • Adept at creative problem solving. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to include public speaking and writing. 

  • Invested in antiracist learning and committed to being an active partner in creating an inclusive work environment. 

  • High level of computer skills to include Microsoft Outlook, Power Point, Word and Excel. 

Minimum Education/Experience Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university; 

  • Relevant work-related experience. 

  • Sufficient knowledge and experience in theatre and the production process. 

Salary range for this position is $48K - $56K.

 

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Graphic Designer

Reports to: Marketing & Communications Director 

Status: Exempt, Full Time, Annual 

POSITION SUMMARY:   

The Graphic Designer is a dynamic and creative member of the marketing and communications team who can skillfully conceptualize, design, and produce advertising and collateral materials to promote theatrical shows while also supporting the institutional marketing needs. Alongside the Graphic Design Manager and Marketing Director, this role is responsible for ensuring Asolo Rep’s highest quality standards are met and materials creatively and consistently reflect the organization’s brand identity. A strong desire to create designs from concepts through execution with the ability to positively receive and process feedback is essential for this position. A successful candidate will have an appreciation for the performing arts and enthusiastically support the artistic vision and mission of Asolo Rep. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Conceptualize, design and execute customized promotional, institutional and educational materials for marketing, development, artistic, education and outreach teams 

  • Drive ticket sales through engaging, dynamic and theatrical designs; understands the need to balance design with messaging to drive conversions 

  • Create campaign supporting graphics including print ads, digital banners, posters, front-of-house assets, collateral, postcards, etc 

  • Proactively identify opportunities to approach materials in new and dynamic ways while maintaining the brand guidelines and overall institutional aesthetic  

  • Collaborate with colleagues to brainstorm, share resources and ensure consistency across materials and branding standards 

  • Read show scripts and actively participate in discussions with producing creative team members to better understand key themes in the work while also sourcing inspiration for design concepts 

  • Present multiple client-ready concepts and amend creative according to senior leadership and production team feedback 

  • Work with established vendors, or source new vendors, to ensure jobs are completed accurately, on schedule and on budget 

  • Advise on materials and best practices to deliver the highest quality result 

  • Interface with a wide range of Asolo Rep staff and producing artist team members to clarify needs and design direction 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 3+ years of professional graphic design experience; in-house design experience helpful; theatrical and/or entertainment experience strongly preferred 

  • Strong ability to interpret a vision into design; enjoys designing for a wide range of styles while leaning on a solid design foundation in print, digital, branding, typography and catalogue or program production 

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) on Mac platform; competency in Microsoft Office and project management platforms (Basecamp, Slack, Teams, etc.) 

  • Strong layout and photo editing skills for touch-up, color correction and cropping 

  • Impeccable attention to detail 

  • Excellent communication, organizational and project management skills with the ability to process constructive feedback, work collaboratively and juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines 

  • Copywriting experience is helpful 

  • Strong understanding of industry and design best practices; stays current with emerging trends and publishing methods 

  • Dedicated and responsive team player who enthusiastically supports the artistic vision and the performing arts 

  • Some evening and weekend hours may be necessary 

  • Regularly attend Asolo Rep performances, programs and hosted events 

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs 

  • This position is in-person at Asolo Rep 

  • Asolo Rep is a vaccinated company. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for employment 

Asolo Rep provides contributions to health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan and paid vacation and sick leave. Vision, Disability and other policies are also available. The Theatre provides a diverse, congenial, and supportive environment conducive to professional growth. 

Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. 

The salary range for this position is mid to upper 30s. Those interested in this position should submit a cover letter, resume and a link to recent design samples or portfolio. 

 

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ABOUT ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE 

Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative musical theatre experiences. OUR MISSION is to engage and inspire audiences with extraordinary theatrical experiences created with vision, passion and artistry and enhanced by deeply integrated education and community engagement programs. 

Video & Media Specialist

Reports to: Marketing & Communications Director 

Status: Exempt, Full Time, Annual 

POSITION SUMMARY:  

The Video & Media Specialist is responsible for helping to tell the visual story of Asolo Rep. As a dynamic member of the marketing and communications department, the Video & Media Specialist is a skilled videographer, editor, motion graphics artist and occasional photographer who understands how to visually tell a story, from concept through execution. This team member will conceptualize, design and produce materials to promote theatrical events and support the institutional needs of other departments. They instinctually understand when a video or photo opportunity may present itself and takes the initiative to capture the moment for a current or possible future project. The Video & Media Specialist displays enthusiasm for the mission, vision, artistic endeavors, programs and initiatives of Asolo Rep. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Drive ticket sales through video and photo projects delivered through a range of platforms including broadcast, website, video sharing, streaming, digital publishing, e-newsletters, social media and print  

  • Identify opportunities to enhance campaigns and communications through video and photography 

  • Create and edit Asolo Rep commercials and promotional videos adhering to all broadcast and institutional brand guidelines 

  • Sources or create materials (video, VO, music beds, graphics, etc) to conceptualize, create and deliver promotional support for theatrical performances 

  • Create, edit and manage requests for graphic and video content for lobby, season announcement, special events and other presentations throughout the season  

  • Cut b-roll for distribution to television stations with tight turnarounds 

  • Work with vendors and partners to book and manage broll and multi-camera shoots of full productions during previews; hire and manage freelancers based on the business needs  

  • Collect and maintain video archives with the ability to make updates for company and partner use 

  • Collaborate with marketing and inter-departmental staffs to deliver professional video packages that support and enhance the vision and objectives of the organization; act independently and responsibility to carry out all plans, tasks and areas of responsibility 

  • Anticipate and proactively reach out to internal departments to identify needs, advise on best practices, manage video project workflow and ensure projects are completed on time 

  • Actively identify new opportunities to position artistic productions, education programs and the Asolo Rep brand through video giving thought to final use  

  • Attend and actively participate in departmental and inter-departmental meetings providing insight and recommendations as appropriate 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the areas of film production, photography, advertising, or communications 

  • 3+ years related experience; performing arts/live entertainment experience preferred 

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro and photo editing software 

  • Strong knowledge of video sharing (YouTube, Vimeo), digital publishing (Issuu) and streaming (StreamYard, YouTube Live, Zoom) platforms 

  • Strong understanding of industry and design best practices; stays current with emerging trends 

  • Dedicated and responsive team player who enthusiastically supports the artistic vision and the performing arts 

  • Must demonstrate excellent time management, organizational and project management skills juggling multiple priorities and tasks under tight deadlines 

  • Excellent communication, organizational and project management skills with the ability to process constructive feedback and work collaboratively  

  • Competency in Microsoft Office and project management platforms (Basecamp, Slack, Teams, etc) 

  • Regularly attend Asolo Rep performances, programs and hosted events 

  • Some nights and weekends are expected  

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time 

  • This position is in-person at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, FL 

  • Asolo Rep is a fully vaccinated company. Proof of a COVID-19 vaccine is required for employment. 

Asolo Rep provides contributions to health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan and paid vacation and sick leave. Vision, Disability and other policies are also available. The Theatre provides a diverse, congenial, and supportive environment conducive to professional growth. 

Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. 

Salary range for this position is low $50k. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and a link to work samples. 

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ABOUT ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE 

Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative musical theatre experiences. OUR MISSION is to engage and inspire audiences with extraordinary theatrical experiences created with vision, passion and artistry and enhanced by deeply integrated education and community engagement programs. 

Assistant Stage Manager

December 14th, 2021 - January 15, 2022
$1,020 /week LORT minimum

Sarasota Florida

 

Asolo Rep Is seeking a Rehearsal Equity ASM for our production of Our Town. Dates are Dec 14, 2021 through Jan 15, 2022.  This is a LORT B non rep Contract. Candidate must be fully vaccinated. Asolo Rep is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Stage managers of any race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, and ability are encouraged to submit their materials. 
 

 

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Part-Time Customer Service Representatives

Position: Customer Service Representative

Reports to: Box Office Manager

Status: Non-Exempt, Part Time

Customer Service Representatives (CSR) are an important part of the guest experience, and often the first interaction Asolo Rep patrons have with the organization. This part-time position develops relationships with the patrons for Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training program. CSRs assist patrons in all ticketing related matters and communicates current information regarding performances, programs and giving. A successful candidate is detail oriented, dedicated to providing excellent customer service and displays enthusiasm for Asolo Rep’s programming and mission.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and develop patron relationships in person and over the phone
  • Assist customers in troubleshooting online ticketing and account questions
  • Accurately process incoming ticket orders and subscriptions
  • Maintain and monitor daily transactions, which may include using a cash drawer
  • Manage inbound and outbound call campaigns
  • Assists current and potential subscribers with questions, upgrades, and feedback
  • Assists patrons in person during will calls one hour prior to all productions
  • Offer insight about productions, promotions, theatre layout, and seating for Asolo Repertory Theatre and FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training

Qualifications:

  • Previous retail and/or customer service experience
  • Ticketing & Tessitura system experience preferred
  • Attention to detail and excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about Asolo Rep’s mission and programming
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to lift at least 15lbs
  • Able to work 15-30 hours per week, including evenings and weekends
  • Asolo Rep is a fully vaccinated organization. Proof of vaccination is required.

This is an hourly position at a rate of $12/hr and is seasonal from August 2021 to June 2022, with potential to extend based on business need.

 

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