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

Entering its 65th 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 Peter Rothstein and Managing Director Ross Egan, 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


Development Associate, Grants and Communications 

Title: Development Associate, Grants and Communications 

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development

Class: Exempt-Full Time


This position will demonstrate success in grant writing, project management and communications. This position will write proposals to apply for financial grants allocated by government departments, companies, foundations, and trusts. The Development Associate of Grants and Communications will work closely with the Director of Development, the Individual Giving Associate, the Fellowship/Endowment Associate, the Corporate Relations Associate, the Data Associate, the Special Events Manager, community foundation representatives, and at times, members of the board of directors. 


Responsibilities include: 

  • Ensure seamless execution of annual institutional giving plan, which forecasts income from foundations, corporate foundations, and government in support of Asolo Rep’s operations, programs and education initiatives in partnership with Development Director and related staff
  • Write and coordinate funding proposals, follow up correspondence, gift acknowledgements, press releases, interim and final reports, benefit delivery, and invitations to attend funded programs in collaboration with related staff
  • Conduct prospect research to identify potential new funding sources
  • Manage annual grants calendar to ensure compliance with proposal and reporting deadlines
  • Maintain knowledge of a wide variety of foundation and government grant guidelines and identify best fits for funding with Asolo Rep’s mission, activities and special initiatives
  • Develop and nurture relationships with foundation and government representatives in partnership with Development Director and Board
  • Ensure proper recognition on all print and online promotional materials and a/v presentations
  • Assist in preparation of proposal project budgets
  • Track funds received against annual budget income goals
  • Maintain contact information and donor and prospect histories in Tessitura database
  • Manage and coordinate submission of program materials for the Season Program Book, playbills, and season renewal brochures
  • Writes and submits Development related content for Asolo Rep’s monthly newsletter as well as occasional partnership advertisements.
  • Writes and updates thank you letter templates for all giving levels to be sent out by Data Associate.
  • Attend and assist with development events and projects as needed
  • Attend all major donor events, opening nights, and activities. 


Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and 1-3 years prior experience in not-for-profit fundraising emphasizing grant writing. Experience in arts fundraising or arts management a plus. Requires great attention to detail and deadlines, discretion with confidential information; and facility with Microsoft Word and Excel. 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 occasional nights and weekends. Salary range: 45-50k, based on experience

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Design and Brand Manager

Position:             Brand and Design Manager
                             Exempt, 50-55K annually
                             Sarasota Florida

Position Summary:

The Brand and Design Manager is a key position within the marketing and communications department, with a team of six, analyzing Asolo’s brand positioning and design effectiveness. Together with the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Brand and Design Manager assists in shaping and communicating Asolo’s vision and mission. Develops and implements successful design and brand strategies into the marketing plans and collaborates cross-departmentally to ensure quality and consistency.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads the Graphic Design team to create unique, innovative concepts that support and inspire the Brand stories in multiple digital channels.
  • Create and design various materials for print and digital collateral
  • Work with a wide range of graphic design software
  • Establish and maintain design standards cross-departmentally
  • Develop and implement the brand strategy, including defining style guides, brand guidelines, brand vision and value proposition
  • Establish creative strategies
  • Measure and report performance of all marketing campaigns, and assess ROI and KPIs
  • Ensure projects meet deadlines and are completed with the highest quality


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the areas of art, graphic design, or a related field
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience preferred
  • Proven ability to develop brand strategies and communicate recommendations to executives
  • Intermediate proficiency in adobe creative suite
  • Candidate will design and create materials for print, digital and web, along with assisting in key art for productions
  • A creative drive and a keen eye for innovative ideas and trends
  • Excellent understanding of the full marketing mix
  • Strong analytical skills partnered with a creative mind
  • Flexibility and dependability to work in multifaceted working environments
  • Competency in Microsoft Office and project management platforms (Basecamp, Slack, Teams, etc.)
  • Video and photography skills a plus
  • Working knowledge of Tessitura or similar ticketing system a plus
  • Regularly attend Asolo Rep performances, programs, and hosted events
  • Some nights and weekends are expected


This is an exempt, full-time position with an annual salary in the 50 - 55k range. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and professional resume or portfolio website. 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 benefits 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. 



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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