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Florida Studio Theatre is continuously looking for enthusiastic, creative and dedicated people for backstage crew, wait staff, box office associates, teaching associates and many other hourly positions. To be considered for any position, please email your resume and completed application to James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator at jashford@floridastudiotheatre.org. Click here to download the application.

If you have any other questions, please contact James Ashford at (941) 366-9017 or via e-mail: jashford@floridastudiotheatre.org


Current Job Opportunities:

2015-16 Acting Apprentice Company - Posted on 1/5/15

Florida Studio Theatre, a professional Equity LORT D Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking quality non-Equity Acting Apprentices for the 2015-16 Season. The Apprentice season runs from June 1, 2015 to May 29, 2016. The Apprentice Company totals 12 members per season. The Florida Studio Theatre Acting Apprentice Program offer practical and educational training in a professional Theatre environment. The weekly schedule varies, but will include classes, workshops, rehearsals and/or performances and each Apprentice will work a secondary duty in another area of the Theatre such as Box Office, Front of House or Education. Apprentices may also serve on running crews and may earn EMC points by understudying appropriate Mainstage roles. The purpose of the Acting Apprentice program is to help bridge the gap between academic theatre and the professional world and to provide additional training and experience to those individuals who are serious about careers as professional actors. There is no cost for the program. Apprentices earn a stipend of $75 per week plus FST provides free furnished housing. Consideration for the Acting Apprentice Company requires an audition. Once you have been invited to apply, the audition requirement can be satisfied by submitting a video audition or by attending auditions in New York or Sarasota. Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D Theatre has been in operation in Sarasota since 1973. During it’s history, FST has grown into a theatre with an annual budget of over $4 million and over 25,000 subscribers a year, more than any theatre it’s size in the country. FST operates five stages, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Cabaret Theatre, the 130 seat John C. Court Cabaret Theatre and the 100 seat Lab Theatre. To apply, please email photo and resume to: Jason Cannon Associate Artist jcannon@floridastudiotheatre.org

Associate Managing Director - Posted on 1/20/15

Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL seeks an Associate Managing Director. The right candidate will provide comprehensive executive assistance to the Managing Director. They must be organized, have excellent computer, clerical and communication skills (written and oral). Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, be highly organized, and have the ability to take a project from research through execution. The primary function of this position is to assist the Managing Director in the day to day strategic goals of the organization through the coordination of directors and managers responsible for sales, marketing, the business office, and fundraising. Experience in managing a team including highly collaborative, motivated, type A self-starters is required. A successful candidate will be a skilled professional with demonstrated experience in marketing/audience development, fundraising, and program management. Knowledge of Tessitura, contracting and negotiation skills are a plus. FST, one of Florida’s leading theatres, operates five stages: the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre. For more information, log onto our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. Email cover letter and resume with references and salary requirement to: Doris Iemolo, Assistant to the Artistic Director at diemolo@floridastudiotheatre.org.

Business Manager - Posted on 2/2/15

Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking a Business Manager for its 5-theatre complex. Duties include: oversee activities of the bookkeeper, strict supervision of budget line allocations, verify weekly accounts payable operations, implementation and oversight of accounts receivables, creation and oversight of all working capital budgets with clear reporting systems, oversight of all endowment accounts with a clear reporting system, review account balances and transfer funds as directed by the Artistic Director, prove financial statements at end of month are accurate, distribute financial statements to departments by the 5th of each month and review financial monthly with Executive Staff by the 10th of each month. A minimum of 5 years business management experience required. Please email cover letter and resume with references to: Doris Iemolo, Assistant to the Artistic Director, EMAIL – diemolo@floridastudiotheatre.org. For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. FST operates five stages, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre.

Summer Education Internships - Posted on 2/18/15

SUMMER EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS - Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D Theatre in Sarasota, FL has the following Intern positions available in the upcoming 2015 Summer Performing Arts Camp: Education Company Management Intern – responsible for the daily set-up of each camp, supervision of the deck during pre-care and lunch, camp close-out and some light stage management. Teaching Artist Interns – assist Master Teachers with acting classes and general camp support as needed. Contract dates are May 27-August 15, 2015. If you would like to be considered for any of these positions, please email cover letter and resume to: Jason Cannon, Associate Artist. EMAIL – jcannon@floridastudiotheatre.org. For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. FST, one of Florida’s leading theatres, operates five stages: the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre.

Restaurant Positions - Posted on 2/19/15

Florida Studio Theatre Green Room Café is now hiring servers, bartenders and kitchen help. Part-time. Please apply in person to 1265 First Street, Sarasota, Tuesday through Sunday 5-9pm.

Director of Education and Touring - Posted on 2/23/15

Director of Education and Touring – Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL seeks a Director of Education and Touring to oversee the Theatre's education and touring programs. FST’s Education Department serves over 1000 students a year in more than 25 classes per week in acting, dance, musical theatre, Improv, play writing and more. In addition, the Education program offers a robust full day Summer Theatre program from June – August. FST’s touring activities include the Write-a-Play Program and outreach residencies. The Write-a-Play Program consists of three parts: 1.) The Fall Children’s Show (a play written by adults for kids, performed at the Theatre), 2.) The Playmakers Tour, reaching 30,000 children per year across Florida and the Southeast United States (as well as Israel, Russia and Scotland) inspiring many of them to write plays. In part 3, the winning plays in the 6th grade and under category are performed with young professional actors in an anthology production called UNDER 6, playing at the Theatre to over 10,000 children from Sarasota County and surrounding counties Duties include: responsibility for the artistic quality of FST educational and touring programming, maintain relationships with local schools and students, assist in marketing the programs, hire train and supervise teaching artists and interns, serve as teaching artist, budgeting and program development. This position functions as the Producer of Education and Touring programs. The job requires a minimum three years in performing arts education including extensive work as a teaching artist or teacher. FST, one of Florida’s leading theatres, operates five stages: the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre. For more information, log onto our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. Email cover letter and resume with references and salary requirement to: Doris Iemolo, Assistant to the Artistic Director at diemolo@floridastudiotheatre.org.

Professional Theatre Internships - Posted on 3/18/15

Florida Studio Theatre, a professional, LORT D regional five-theatre complex in Sarasota, FL is now accepting applications for internships in the following areas: Lighting Work as the Master Electrician on maintaining Lighting Inventory, hang and focus, maintenance on shows and special projects as assigned. Marketing Assist with writing press releases, design of marketing materials, direct mail campaigns and other support. Secondary duty in Front-of-House. Development Research grants and grant prospects, assist with special events, small gift campaigns, direct mail campaigns and other support. Secondary duty in Front-of-House. Literary Management Gain experience in Literary Management and New Play Development. Writing opportunities possible. Secondary duties in Front-of-House. Stage Management Assist in rehearsals and running shows under the Equity Stage Manager’s supervision. FST produces numerous shows every years under the Mainstage, Stage III, Cabaret, Children’s and New Play Development Programs. Costuming Running wardrobe, costume construction, some maintenance and other support. Props/Painting Identify, locate and build/create props for all productions. As painter, the intern will gain experience in prepping scenery and props as well as theatrical painting techniques as they apply to the paining of sets and props for FST productions. Sound Have the opportunity to learn and operate the Yamaha digital sound console during production and operate the SFX computerized sound playback system. Work with the production team on locating and creating sound cues for production and other support as assigned. Carpentry Work directly with the TD and designers on set construction, strike, load-in, scenic painting, and show running and maintenance Artistic Assistant Assist the Casting & Hiring Coordinator and Artistic Director with casting prep, hiring prep, scheduling, production sound research, special projects and general clerical support. Education Assistant Assist the Director of Education and Tour booking manager and serve as teaching artist or assistant teaching artist at the Theatre, and in area Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Directing Research, sound and tech support, and general support for directors and the Literary Department. Strong writing and research skills are needed. Design Assistant Serve as props artisan and scenic painter for all shows in the Theatre’s season with a possibility of assistant design and/or design work. Secondary duties in scenic construction and show running. Learn by working hands on with Theatre Professionals in your field. We are seeking year-long interns to begin June 1, 2015. A Stipend of $75 per week and free furnished housing are provided. FST, one of Florida’s leading theatres, operates five stages: the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre. For more information, log onto our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. Email cover letter and resume with references or letters of recommendation to: Jason Cannon, Associate Artist, jcannon@floridastudiotheatre.org.

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