Casting and Hiring

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.orgClick 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:

Director of Education – Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL seeks a Director of Education to oversee the Theatre's in-house educational programs.  FST’s Education Department serves over 1000 students a year in more than 25 classes per week.  Children’s classes include: acting, dance, musical theatre, Improv, play writing and more.  Adult classes include acting and Improv from beginning to advanced.  In addition, the Education program offers a robust full day Summer Theatre program for children and teens.  Various sessions run from June – August.   FST employs strong in-house and adjunct Teaching Artists for all programming.  Duties include: responsibility for the artistic quality of FST educational programming, maintain relationships with 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 Educational programs and is responsible for the financial and artistic aspects of the program. The job requires a minimum 10 years of experience 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.


Director of Children’s Theatre - Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D 5-theatre complex in Sarasota, FL is seeking a Director of Children’s Theatre to oversee booking and execution of  FST’s Tours as well as in-house children’s shows.  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 50,000 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.  Additionally, it is our intention to launch a public children’s subscription this season.  This is a full-charge position and is responsible for the financial and artistic aspects of the program.  The job requires a minimum 10 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.

Assistant Box Office Manager – Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking an Assistant Box Office Manager for its 5-theatre complex.  The right candidate has excellent customer service skills, is detail oriented, has a complete understanding of theatre ticketing, is able to work in a fast-paced environment and has excellent communication and computer skills.  Knowledge of Tessitura is preferred.  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.  Please email cover letter and resume with references to: Jill Zakrzewski, Box Office Manager, Florida Studio Theatre.  EMAIL – jzakrzewski@floridastudiotheatre.org.

Professional Theatre Internships - Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D 5-theatre complex in Sarasota, FL is seeking interns for the 2015-16 season in the following areas: 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),  and Marketing (assist with writing press releases, design of marketing materials, direct mail campaigns and other support.  Secondary duty in Front-of-House).  A stipend of $75 per week plus free furnished housing is provided. Dates are September 2, 2015 through May 29, 2016.  For more information on the Theatre, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. Please email photo, work resume, theatre resume and references (with email addresses) to: Jason Cannon, Associate Artist, Florida Studio Theatre. Email-jcannon@floridastudiotheatre.org.  FST operates five stages, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre.

 

 

 


Props/Painting Supervisor - Florida Studio Theatre, a LORT D, five theatre complex in Sarasota, FL is seeking a skilled Props/Painting Supervisor. Duties include: oversight and execution of props (research, buying and building), oversight and execution of scenic painting from start to finish, maintenance of the painting area and equipment, supervise the props/painting intern and other duties as assigned. This position will also “pitch in” in other areas as needed including costumes, set construction, facilities, etc.

A minimum of three years of professional theatre props and painting experience is required.

Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to: James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator, EMAIL – jashford@floridastudiotheatre.org.

For more information, log onto our website at floridastudiotheatre.org.

FST operates five stages, the 273 seat Gompertz Theatre, 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre.


 

 


 


Please download our internship application package here.



About Florida Studio Theatre Internships

The internship is a longstanding tradition in the theater world. Under the vision of the Artistic Director, Richard Hopkins, FST is proud to continue this tradition with a professional training ground for recent graduates to get hands-on experience in the professional, producing theater world. FST offers several internships year-round for the eager young theatre professional in Theatre Administration, Technical Theatre, and Arts Education.


Available Internships

Literary   |   Gain experience in Literary Management and New Play Development.  Writing opportunities possible.  Secondary duties in Front-of-House.

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.

Company Management   |   This position will assist the Company Manager with Guest Relations (communicating with performers, assisting with housing and travel) and provide general clerical and other support for the Company Management Office.

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.

Stage Management   |   Assist in rehearsals and running shows under the Equity Stage Manager’s supervision. FST produces numerous shows every year under the Mainstage, Cabaret, Children’s Theatre, and New Play Development Programs. Assist Equity Stage Manger with rehearsals and show runs, keep stage management schedule and paper work, working closely with actors and director, and lead and help show run crews.

Costuming   |   Assist the professional costume designer and costume shop manager, interact with directors and actors to help the show run smoothly. Run wardrobe, construct costumes, and 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.

Production Mngt/Lighting   |   Will gain experience in calendaring spaces, hiring and scheduling overhire personnel, budgeting, expense tracking, inventory monitoring and research. Work with the Master Electrician on maintaining Lighting Inventory, hang and focus, maintenance on shows and special projects as assigned.

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

Education Assistant   |   Assist the Director of Education , Tour booking manager and serve as teaching artist or assistant teaching artist at the theatre, and in area Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

Acting Apprenticeship   |   Perform in children’s shows, understudy Mainstage shows and work part time in another area of the Theatre. (Audition required).


Testimonials

"The Casting and Hiring Internship at FST is helping me see casting calls, acting, and professional theatre from the other side of the spectrum. As an aspiring actor, it's great to see what goes on behind the scenes of a casting as well as fill the shoes of an assistant casting director, just like the ones who I'll be auditioning for. The internship helps them appreciate the office aspect to professional theatre, and appreciation for every aspect of theatre can go a long way. As part of my responsibilities in the office I get to make personal contact with several Production Managers and Artistic Directors of regional theatre's across the nation. In the casting studio I get to read with the actors. No matter which side of theater one wants to be on in the future, there is a lot to benefit from a Casting and Hiring Internship." -Kent Livingston Casting/Hiring Internship

"Working here at FST has been such an eye-opener! I've had a lot of experience in college doing many different theatrical tasks, but FST has really shown me what working in a professional theatre setting is like. On top of learning to work and understand the business in an influential regional theatre, all the staff members here are friendly, helpful and constantly aware of our needs as interns and budding theatre professionals. My secondary duties are as demanding, educational and as important as my internship." -Ariel Trocino Literary/House Management Internship

"I can’t begin to tell you how much I have learned about myself and my acting training through working with the summer theatre camps. The theatre education internship at Florida Studio Theatre has opened a new door in my mind leading to another possible career in the theatre world. The internship has also given me the opportunity to experience other aspects of theatre production. Florida Studio Theatre wants their interns to succeed and will stop at nothing to see that this goal is met within the company and after the intern’s time with the company has come to an end." - Matthew Belopavlovich Education Internship

"FST was the perfect start to my career. It's here that I've learned how to be a theatre professional. When I came to this program, I had very vague goals, but having been in a program that really allows you--and wants you--to do everything, I have a much clearer picture of who I want to be, and how to get there. Working with the staff here who always demand the best has challenged me to be my best, to think quickly on my feet and to problem solve. I've gotten a huge amount of exposure to contemporary theatre, and made professional connections that will further my career. " -Rosa Schneider, Literary Internship

"Florida Studio Theatre has been the perfect place for me to figure out a lot of things: the difference between Educational theatre and a real working - professional theatre company, and also what it takes to get your foot in the door outside of a college setting. Working alongside professionals and being held up to their standards has made me re-commit to the quality of my work. I'm lucky that FST has been an enjoyable place for me to discover these things and that I've gotten to work with so many wonderful people." -Joshua James Lalonde Production Internship

"As a Marketing Intern at Florida Studio Theatre, I gained experience in a wide range of marketing, public relations and theatre operations areas. Managers were helpful in giving me both tasks that I was already capable at as well as assignments in areas where I wanted to gain more experience. After a couple months, I really felt like an important member of the team and was able to take ownership of various projects and duties. When I began interviewing for full-time positions, prospective employers were impressed by the extent of my responsibilities and the experience that I had gained. I also really enjoyed the opportunity to look "behind the curtain" at all the aspects involved in running a theatre. My secondary duties in front-of-house gave me a more holistic view of the organization, and I was able to interact with patrons and volunteers and hear how each production impacted them. To top it all off, I got to live near the beach for a year. It doesn't get better than that!" - Hayley Shanks, Marketing Internship


Benefits

Weekly Stipend

Housing provided

School credits may apply

Comp tickets to performances

Discount at FST's Cabaret & Green Room

Chance to meet theatre professionals from around the nation and worldwide

Hands-on experience in a professional theatre setting


How to Apply

Click Here to Download the application packet. Send in your cover letter, resume with references or recommendation letters and a completed application to James Ashford at jashford@floridastudiotheatre.org.

Florida Studio Theatre is an equal opportunity employer, all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Please download our internship application package here.

Florida Studio Theatre is seeking quality non-Equity Acting Apprentices for the 2015-16 Season. The Apprentice season runs from September 3, 2015 to May 25, 2016. The Apprentice Company totals 9 members per season.

The Florida Studio Theatre Acting Apprentice Program offers practical and educational training in a professional theatre environment. The weekly schedule varies, but will include classes, workshops, rehearsals and performances and each Apprentice will work in other areas of the Theatre as well.

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.


To apply, please email photo, theatre resume, work resume and application to:

James Ashford   |   Casting & Hiring Coordinator

jashford@floridastudiotheatre.org

Please download our apprentice application package here.

Florida Studio Theatre is an equal opportunity employer, all genders and ethnics are encouraged to apply.