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Title: Directing Fellow

Asolo Repertory Theatre seeks a Directing Fellow to serve as assistant director on its productions of All The Way, Disgraced, and a third main-stage show to be determined. The Fellowship begins November 30, 2015 and ends April 10, 2016. Primary duties include assisting the directors with all day to day rehearsal and performance responsibilities. Other projects include partnering with stage management to facilitate understudy rehearsals, collaborating with the Education Department on the creation and execution of public programming for all productions, participating in events for the theatre’s cross-cultural IllumiNation Series, and assisting with the annual Unplugged New Play Festival. Candidates for the position must have an MA/MFA in directing. Transportation to/from Sarasota, housing, use of a vehicle, and stipend provided. Asolo Rep encourages applications from a broad spectrum of people of diverse backgrounds.

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Dramaturg/Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso at: by October 26, 2015 No phone calls.

Title: Development Associate, Institutional Giving

Asolo Repertory Theatre seeks a development professional with demonstrated success in institutional giving to provide management and coordination of foundation and government giving. Responsibilities include:

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage fulfillment 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, interim and final reports, 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 donor recognition on all print and online promotional materials
  • 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
  • Assist with other departmental writing as needed, which may include appeal and acknowledgement letters, donor e-newsletters and web content and events-related materials
  • Participate as a member of the development team and assist with development events, projects and donor stewardship as needed

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree and at least 2 years’ experience in not-for-profit fundraising emphasizing institutional giving from foundations and government. Experience in arts fundraising, and educational degrees in fundraising or arts management, are a plus. Requires excellent writing, administrative, planning, communication, research, and database skills, and strong attention to detail. The successful candidate will thrive working in a fast-paced environment, with high levels of interaction as well as independent work. Must be available to work 40 hours a week, with some flexibility for nights and weekends.

Send cover letter, resume, references to: Tricia Mire, Development Director, at or mailed to 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243. We respectfully request no phone inquiries.

Title: Ticket Services Representative

Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premiere professional theatre located in Sarasota, FL seeks part-time individuals to provide outstanding customer service to theatre patrons.

This position handles inbound and outbound single ticket and subscription phone sales campaigns and assists current and potential subscribers with questions, comments, and sales.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and develop patron relationships with single ticket buyers and subscribers both in person and over the phone.
  • Make outgoing sales calls in efforts to help patrons renew/buy new season subscriptions.
  • Answer incoming phone calls timely and accurately in order to sell single tickets to productions.
  • Upsell and recommend ticket and subscription packages and special promotions.
  • Assist customers with questions about productions, theatre layout, and seating.
  • Accurately handle sales with credit cards, checks and cash. 


  • Previous customer service experience
  • Telemarketing and Tessitura experience a plus
  • Professional etiquette and work ethic
  • Attention to detail and excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet sales goals
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to lift at least 30lbs
  • Able to work 20-30 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends

Send cover letter, resume, and references to: Lydia Borowicz, Ticket Services Manager, at


Asolo Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be reviewed without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, veteran status, national origin, marital status, or sexual preference.