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Entering its 64th 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

 

Literary Associate

Position: Literary Associate

Full-time annual salary range: $48,000 - $53,000

 

Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida (LORT B Mainstage; LORT D Second Stage) seeking Literary Associate to work closely with Producing Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director.

 

Responsibilities include coordinating literary and dramaturgical functions for the theatre, such as: 

  • Writing/editing playbill content, show blubs, special interviews, magazine articles, and script evaluations.
  • Translating the voice of the artistic vision into public facing messaging in collaboration with the marketing team.
  • Overseeing dramaturgical research for mainstage productions, The Ground Floor Series, and community engagement programs like Inside Asolo Rep and The Scoop.
  • Mentoring the Literary and Casting Apprentice along with the Associate Artistic Director. 

Ideal candidates:

Early or mid-career theatre professionals with excellent writing skills, who demonstrate serious commitment to a career in literary management, and/or dramaturgy. Candidates must possess excellent research, analytical, and strong computer, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills.  

 

Asolo Rep is Florida’s premier professional theatre and one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern U.S. As a center for theatrical excellence, we craft professional productions of classical, contemporary, and newly commissioned work, performing in rotating repertory and featuring an accomplished resident company and distinguished guest artists.

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 without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

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Special Events Manager

Title: Special Events Manager

Department: Development

Reports to: Development Director

Class: Salary Exempt; Full-Time  $  60K-62.5K

Work Environment: Onsite Only

                                    

Asolo Rep’s Special Events Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and coordination for all fundraising and Development events; assists and coordinates logistics for other departments’ events; works with FSU to manage outside group events and venue rentals; and serves as the overall point person for all events that take place within the organization.  

 

Supervises:

            Special events assistant

            Special events apprentice

            Volunteers

 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Develop, plan, and execute all internal and external events, including: Annual Gala and fundraising events, Opening Night parties, private dinners, corporate nights, donor cultivation events, luncheons and staff/cast parties
  • Plan and execute all efforts for Asolo Rep Adventures, an affinity travel club that plans theatre experiences to foreign and domestic locations.  
  • Manage outside venue rentals and contracts
  • Work with the Director of Development to create an organization-wide event strategy
  • Work with the Director of Development to identify high net-worth donors and prospects and create targeted strategies and events to cultivate these potential donors
  • Work cooperatively across departments to ensure special events are scheduled in accordance with the season production calendar and creative team availability
  • Communicate event dates and information to the local community social calendar editors and charity registers
  • Manage and maintain overall special events budget
  • Directly implement the creative design and theme for all events
  • Coordinate all invitation copy, design and publication
  • Manage and negotiate all vendor contracts, catering, rentals and event talent/entertainment
  • Oversee RSVP and payment processing, and special events donor acknowledgements
  • Maintain data in Tessitura related to special events.  
  • Handle all contributions in a secure and responsible manner, in accordance with Asolo Rep’s Policies and Procedures document.
  • Prepare detailed event timelines, meeting agendas, talking points and speeches as needed
  • Oversee staffing, set-up and breakdown for all events
  • Prepare event reports and summaries for senior management
  • Work with the Marketing department to design and publish all event promotional materials and update and maintain all special event webpages
  • Work with the Public Relations Manager to properly brand and market all events through advertising, social media, and other media outlets
  • Work with the Development Associate, Corporate Partnerships to secure dual corporate/event sponsorship and in-kind donations
  • Closely interact with board members, event chairs/committees and event sponsors
  • Oversee the Special Events team and volunteers – including recruitment, training, and management.  

 Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of fundraising event planning experience, with demonstrated success managing budgets and meeting fundraising goals
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and be self-disciplined
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely polished and professional demeanor
  • Must have computer knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database software Tessitura (or similar) and event seating/check-in application Social Tables (or similar). Graphic Design and website knowledge a plus
  • Must be able to lift 40+ lbs, stand for long periods of time, drive vehicles.

 

The ideal candidate will have five years of Development and Special Events experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have superior writing skills, an outgoing/friendly personality, ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines, exhibit strength under pressure, and are able to work with multiple personality types with varying experience. Preferred skills include fundraising for the arts and experience with the Tessitura database software. Must be flexible in working long, weekend, and nighttime hours. 

 

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.

 

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Executive Assistant

Position: Executive Assistant

Reports to: Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director

Status: Non-exempt

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide full administrative support for both Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director to include taking phone calls, writing, and drafting correspondence, taking dictation, monitoring email and postal mail, office organization and file keeping.
  • Manage schedules for both PAD and MD including maintaining public online calendars for each and maintaining a global awareness of the organizational calendar.
  • Serve as communication link between executive leadership and artistic and other department staff.
  • Track, prepare and serve as recorder for Board and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Coordinate travel for PAD and MD including air transportation, car rental, tickets and events, and event registration in collaboration with company management.
  • Track Artistic Department business expense receipts, reimbursements, and ticket requests.
  • Set up space for internal, Guild, and Board meetings in the Large Meeting Room and Annex as needed.  
  • Research and maintain a calendar of local and statewide performance and theatrical events. 
  • Coordinate with other departments to maintain updated contact information for intra-company and board communications.
  • Handle special projects and general departmental support as assigned.
  • Function as an active member of the Artistic team on projects as needed. 

 

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly organized, self-motivated and flexible.
  • Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Outlook, Power Point, Word and Excel. Familiarity across Apple/Mac, Windows and Android operating systems a plus.
  • Strong problem solving, writing, and logistical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively throughout all levels of an organization using verbal, written formal and informal methods.
  • Energetic individual with the ability to learn and adapt through new experiences and situations.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds. 
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required. Must be comfortable driving a passenger van in various weather conditions including heavy rain.
  • Consistent application of confidentiality, discretion, diplomacy, and tact.
  • A background and/or interest in theatre preferred.

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Director of Finance/HR

Director of Finance/HR

Full Time/Exempt  Salary Range - $100-110K

 

Asolo Repertory Theatre, a nationally recognized LORT B theatre on Florida’s west coast, seeks a Finance and HR Director who will be a strategic thought-partner and participative senior manager leading an internal team to support areas of finance, business planning, budgeting, human resources, and IT. This position plays a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations.

Florida’s premier professional theatre and one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern U.S. As a center for theatrical excellence, we craft professional productions of classical, contemporary, and newly commissioned work, performing in rotating repertory and featuring an accomplished resident company and distinguished guest artists

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 without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

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Marketing and Design Associate

POSITION: Marketing and Design Associate

REPORTS TO: Marketing Director

STATUS: Non-Exempt; Full-time hourly position

GENERAL SUMMARY: This dynamic entry level marketing position provides a wide-range creative and administrative support for the Asolo Rep marketing team. This role is a mix of graphic design, email marketing, project trafficking and general department support. The Marketing and Design Associate displays enthusiasm for the mission, vision, artistic endeavors, programs and initiatives of Asolo Rep.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist marketing department with strategizing and developing show, program and institutional projects throughout the season
  • Assist in cultivating the branding of Asolo Rep at a local, regional and national level through communication strategies including print, broadcast and video projects
  • Assist with a wide range of graphic design projects including, but not limited to, initial concepts, print production work, digital assets, displays, brochures and publications including show programs
  • Design and oversee distribution of weekly email newsletters and other patron e-communications as needed using email platform, Wordfly, with an integration into our ticketing system, Tessitura
  • Traffic hundreds of design requests using Basecamp, ensuring that all information accompanies requests and keeps an eye to deadlines and priorities.
  • Serve as liaison with print vendors to ensure design projects are submitted, completed and delivered on time and to quality standards
  • Represent Asolo Rep by periodically manning a table at arts festivals, farmer’s markets and other events as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Entry level position, with related degree and/or experience in marketing or graphic design
  • Ability to assist with graphic design projects with typography, layout and photo editing using Adobe Creative Cloud on a Mac platform; working knowledge of InDesign is helpful
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; working knowledge of project management platforms (Basecamp, Teams, Slack, etc)
  • General understanding of best practices and interest in email marketing
  • 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 
  • Ability to represent the organization at special events
  • Theatre or performing arts knowledge strongly preferred
  • 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.

 

This is a non-exempt, full time position with an hourly rate of $17. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and professional resume. Additional design samples or portfolio is appreciated. Submissions without completed materials may not be considered. Position is available immediately.

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.

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.

 

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Marketing and Communications Manager

Position: Marketing & Communications Manager

Reports to: Associate Marketing Director

Status: Exempt, Full Time, Annual, Salary high 40’s

 

Position Summary:

The Marketing and Communications Manager is an important part of the marketing and communications department. This position works alongside the Associate Marketing Director and Marketing Director on various marketing initiatives for productions, events and programs consistently looking for ways to grow audiences, build attendance and elevate the profile of Asolo Rep. Additionally, this role takes the lead on managing Asolo Rep’s digital platforms including website, email and social media along with supporting publicity and communication efforts. The Marketing & Communications Manager is a creative and responsive self-starter who displays enthusiasm for Asolo Rep’s mission, vision and programs.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage campaigns and expenses for assigned projects seeking feedback from the marketing team on strategy; identify new opportunities to promote productions and programs while developing new audiences
  • Assist with the development of strategies and campaigns for single ticket sales, program enrollment and contributions
  • Monitor and maintain Asolo Rep’s website via Showtime, the CarbonHouse management dashboard; proactively identify outdated information and opportunities to enhance the user experience; engage with vendors to find solutions when necessary
  • Maintain a schedule and build a wide range of email marketing communications using WordFly to support campaigns for ticket sales, event RSVPs and program attendance
  • Leverage Google Analytics to drive strategy and regularly report on insights and KPIs that may be useful to organizational strategy
  • Manage Asolo Rep’s Google Grant; structure and monitor campaigns that support the various productions and programs of the organization
  • Manage, create and curate content for social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; maintain an active social media calendar using analytics to drive strategy and engagement setting appropriate KPIs and reporting accordingly; instinctively picks up a camera to capture content
  • Assist Associate Marketing Director with press nights, photo calls, interview requests, press releases, press portal and other publicity activities; proactively looks for opportunities to elevate Asolo Rep on the regional and national stage
  • Assist with the collection of materials for various publications including brochures and show playbills; coordinate production schedules with graphics to ensure timely execution

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the areas of marketing/advertising/public relations/communications
  • 5+ years related experience in marketing or communications; performing arts/live entertainment experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of digital best practices; experience managing social media business accounts, Google Analytics, Google Grants and Google Tag Manager a plus
  • Ability to leverage internal databases and first party data into successful marketing campaigns
  • Demonstrates excellent time management, organizational and project management skills; and the ability to juggle multiple priorities and tasks
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication, and listening skills are required; working knowledge of AP style; public relations experience preferred
  • Strong copywriter with the ability to self-edit; understands the difference between sales, editorial and social media copy and effectively uses these styles of communication
  • Competency in Microsoft Office and project management platforms (SharePoint, Basecamp, Slack, Teams, etc); comfortable working on Windows and iOS devices
  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Cloud programs including Photoshop, Premiere and InDesign
  • Working knowledge of Tessitura or similar ticketing system a plus
  • Dedicated and responsive team player who enthusiastically supports the artistic vision and the performing arts
  • 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
  • Asolo Rep is a fully vaccinated company. Proof of vaccination is required

 

This is an exempt, full time position with an annual salary in the high $40s. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and professional resume. Submissions without completed materials may not be considered. Position is available immediately.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 


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Graphic Designer

Position:           Graphic Designer

Reports to:       Marketing & Communications Director

Status:              Exempt, Full Time, Annual

 

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. As one of two Graphic Designers supporting the organization, 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
  • Develop key art for performances, events and programs, responding and adapting to the aesthetic set by creative stakeholders (directors, designers, department heads, etc)
  • Drive ticket sales through engaging, dynamic and theatrical designs; understands the need to balance design with messaging to drive sales
  • Create campaign supporting graphics including print ads, digital banners, posters, front-of-house assets, collateral, postcards, etc
  • Conceptualize and execute publications (program book, playbills, brochures, donor recognition, fundraising brochures, etc); plan pagination, conceptualize overall design, develop timelines and identify vendor using RFP process; engage with vendors and departments to guarantee accuracy, budget and timeline
  • Support photoshoots alongside Associate Marketing Director and Marketing Director to book photographers, develop concepts for pre-production photos, outline a shot list ensuring photo meet the needs for future projects, and final selects are archived
  • 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
  • Manage and process a wide range of project requests easily shifting priority based on the needs of the organization, communicate with various staff members to identify creative direction, edits and timelines
  • 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:

    • 5+ 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; copywriting experience is helpful
    • Excellent communication, organizational and project management skills with the ability to process constructive feedback, work collaboratively and juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines
    • Easily shift priorities; adapts well to moving targets and change
    • 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

 

The salary range for this position is low to mid 50s. Those interested in this position should submit a cover letter, professional resume and a link to recent design samples or portfolio. Incomplete submissions may not be considered. Position is available immediately.

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.

 

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