Casting and Hiring Coordinator

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre

Sarasota, FL

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Sarasota, FL (Remote)
  • Fri, May 3, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • $45,000.00
  • $60,000.00

Website FSTSarasota Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre, a dynamic professional LORT D regional theatre, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Casting and Hiring Coordinator. FST is Sarasota’s Contemporary Theatre, comprised of a village of five theatres located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota and operating 20+ productions over 52 weeks every year.

The Casting and Hiring Coordinator works directly with the Producing Artistic Director to facilitate casting and creative/designer hiring for all productions. This role also oversees the initial hiring process for both full and part-time staff.

• Casting Coordination for the Winter Mainstage, Winter Cabaret, Stage III and Summer Mainstage Seasons.
o Writing and advertising audition notices per AEA and AGVA standards with an emphasis on creative and diverse casting.
o Preparing all audition material and booking of spaces & personnel locally and in NYC.
o Outreach to other major markets in the US such as Chicago and LA for auditions via tape
o Organizing and running all aspects of local auditions, including but not limited to: EPAs, show-specific callbacks and understudy auditions.
o Serving as the point of contact between actors, agents and FST – including reference checks and contract negotiations.
• Advertising, Interviewing and Hiring of Creative Staff – including, but not limited to:
o Directors, Choreographers, Music Directors, Intimacy Coordinators, Fight Directors, and Musicians.
• Staff Hiring
o Writing, editing and distributing job advertisements, ensuring they are approved by both the Department Head and hiring supervisor.
o Sorting through applicants, screening resumes across multiple platforms and holding first-round interviews.
o Scheduling or coordinating further interviews, reference checks and keeping candidates up to date on the hiring process.
• Other duties
o Overseeing the Casting and Hiring Pages on the official FST website.
o Maintaining the FST Housing Chart as it pertains to actors and guest artists.
o Tracking and filing of Staff Performance Planning Meetings.
o Managing of Casting and Hiring Intern and their weekly schedule.
o Casting assistance for FST’s New Play Development department.

• 3+ years of professional theatre experience, preferably in the regional setting.
• Ability to manage a fast-paced and often urgent casting process while handling multiple projects at one time.
• Ability to give notes or adjustments in line with Director’s vision in an audition setting.
• Excellent administrative skills a must.
o Strong typing skills
o Competency with Microsoft word, excel, access and other databases
• Talent for building relationships to maintain a rolodex of both local and national actors, designers, and other creatives.
• Familiarity with union guidelines, including LORT, AEA, AGVA, SSDC & USA a plus.
• Experience with standard casting processes, current agent networks and Breakdown Services are all a plus.

Benefits include: Health Insurance (option to add vision and dental), 401k (after one year of employment, with 25% employer match), paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid parental leave for all genders, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, comp tickets to every show and a restaurant discount.

Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive theatre. FST is thus committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse world that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

Salary range: $45,000-$60,000/year, commensurate with experience

To apply, please fill out the form located here:

FST operates five stages, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Cabaret Theatre, the 110 seat John C. Court Cabaret Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne’s Lab Theatre.

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