Florida Repertory Theatre is a fully professional theatre company serving all of Southwest Florida, and is now entering its 17th season as an ensemble-based, artist-driven organization with an annual operating budget of approximately $2.8 million. Florida Rep operates on an LOA/LORT D contract with Actors Equity, and works with members of both United Scenic Artists and the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers. Performing in the Historic Arcade Theatre (a 393-seat proscenium house) and the newly-renovated ArtStage Studio (a 120-seat adaptable black box), Florida Rep produces a wide variety of comedies, dramas and musicals, and brings more than 80,000 people to the Fort Myers River District annually throughout its October to May season. In addition to its work onstage, Florida Rep operates very active Education & Outreach Department that reaches more than 17,000 young people annually. With a growing national profile, Florida Rep is one of the most active arts organizations in the area, and holds true to its mission to "improve the quality of life in our community through all the arts," and strives to continue to "Set the Bar High" as “One of America’s Top Repertory Companies” -The Wall Street Journal.
- EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Florida Rep is seeking an Education Director to lead a dynamic, multifaceted, and growing Education Department that serves over 17,000 young people annually (grades pre-k-12 and adults). The Education Director leads a three-person staff and oversees a department whose programming includes classes, a conservatory for advanced students, touring theatre for young audiences, an arts intensive summer camp, artist in residency programs, and a post-graduate internship program. The successful candidate will be a proficient written and verbal communicator, program administrator, creative thinker, and manager who functions as a teaching artist, administrator, and liaison to the theatre’s artistic/management staff, marketing/development departments, educators, school officials, guest artists, granting organizations, community partners, and parents. Candidate must work well under pressure and on deadlines. Must pass background screening. Candidate should have at least five years’ experience working with/teaching young people. Preference will be given to candidates with directing, musical direction, choreography, or performance experience. Graduate degree preferred. Contract begins early June, and includes transitional/training time with existing Education Director. Please send letter and resume to Jason Parrish, Associate Director No phone calls. Application Deadline May 1, 2014.
- TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Florida Rep is seeking a motivated and highly experienced Technical Director. The contract begins mid-July (with some flexibility), and is a full-time, year-round position. Responsibilities include supervision/scheduling of a production staff of ten, and six technical interns. The Technical Director provides working drawings and supervision of set construction, load-in, and tech through opening of each show, with strict adherence to budgets. Florida Rep produces in two spaces: the Historic Arcade Theatre, a 393-seat proscenium house and the ArtStage Studio, a newly-renovated 120-seat adaptable black box. The TD must work closely with directors and designers to mount six Main Stage and three Studio productions, and will oversee production needs for a multi-faceted Education & Outreach program. The successful candidate must have clean driving record, be organized and highly motivated, be a good problem solver and a team player, and work well in a fast-paced environment. Send letter, resume with references to Bruce Bailey, Production Manager Please no phone calls. Application deadline, June 5, 2014.
- ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Florida Rep is seeking a motivated and highly experienced Asst. Technical Director for its 2014-15 season. Candidate must have strong organizational and supervisory skills, as well as, detailed knowledge of wood, metal and rigging technologies; will work closely with technical director on six Main Stage productions and assume technical responsibilities to mount three Studio productions. Florida Rep produces in two spaces: Historic Arcade Theatre, a 393-seat proscenium house and the ArtStage Studio, a newly-renovated 120-seat adaptable black box. The Assistant Technical Director must demonstrate ability to work with varied levels of staff and six technical interns, and possess time management skills. Candidate must have valid driver’s license. Contract dates are August 11, 2014 through May 16, 2015. Send letter, resume with references to Bruce Bailey, Production Manager Application deadline is June 20, 2014.
- MASTER ELECTRICIAN/SOUND SUPERVISOR
Florida Rep is seeking a Master Electrician/Sound Engineer for its 2014-15 season. Florida Rep produces in two spaces: the Historic Arcade Theatre, a 393-seat proscenium house and the ArtStage Studio, a newly-renovated 120-seat adaptable black box. Duties include prep, install, and focus for six Main Stage and three Studio productions, maintaining and equipment inventory, and organization of work spaces. The ME must be proficient in Q Lab, ETC light board programming, PRESONUS sound mixer. Candidate will research, record, and build sound effects and music, and should have at least five years professional experience. Candidate will work closely with directors and designers, and must have strong communication and technologies skills. ME supervises largely technical intern work force, and must have time and budget management skills. Position includes design opportunities. Contract dates are Sept. 1, 2014 through May 2, 2015. Send letter, resume with references to Bruce Bailey, Production Manager, Application deadline is July 1, 2014.
- PROPERTIES MASTER
Florida Rep is seeking a highly experienced and self-motivated Properties Master for its 2014-2015 Season. Candidate must have strong organizational, supervisory, communication and computer skills. The Properties Master must maintain budgets, calendar and work closely with directors and designers, and be an experienced artisan, with in-depth knowledge of sewing, upholstery and varied construction and sculpting skills. An important aspect of job description is creative set dressing abilities, as well as, maintaining and nurturing relationships with vendors. A clean driving record is mandatory. Contract dates begin August 11, 2014 and end May 2, 2015. Send letter, resume with references to Bruce Bailey, Production Manager Application deadline is July 1, 2014.