The Casting Director is responsible for the execution, budget control, confidentiality, safety, ethics and integrity of all Phoenix Theatre Production Products as related to the scouting, auditioning and hiring of performing artists.
The Casting Director provides consultation and advice on current industry practices in the Auditions and Casting field through analysis of current in-house practices, analysis of market trends and analysis of future technologies and future market practices
This is a full time position.
- Reports to the Associate Producing Director and to the Producing Artistic Director (when necessary)
- Interfaces with Associate Artistic Director and Associate Production Manager/Company Manager.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Directly work with Creative Teams of shows on casting decisions making sure to represent TPTC interests as well as keep track of understudy tracking with creative teams per show.
- Learn, practice and execute all casting hiring practices within negotiating and contracting as per agreement with League of Regional Theatre designation (TPTC is a referencing LORT D LOA) and the Actors Equity Association (AEA).
- Develop and grow national identity of TPTC with the strengthening of national talent agencies and managers relationships with TPTC.
- Upon completion of casting, prepare any/all paperwork needed for physical/digital signature by artists including gathering of private information for payroll and Human Resources. (this includes any/all updates to AEA and non-union Letter of Acceptance and Letters of Intent (LOA’s and LOI’s) as well as any necessary additional Addendums to contracts or special Riders.
- Chief communication liaison to all TPTC internal departments in regards to all auditions and casting.
Logistical and administrative
- Update and maintain any/all language as it pertains to TPTC auditions and casting practices in any/all internal and external communication keeping with industry best practices and market trends.
- Maintain ownership of yearly casting budgets for mainstage programming as well as New Works Festival and any private events/one-off gigs etc…
- Learn and execute all ethical, BIPOC and inclusive hiring practices adopted by both the TPTC and any market trends within the casting and auditions fields nationally.
Scouting and Recruitment
· Scouting, sourcing and recruitment of local and national talent for all TPTC auditions and productions.
· Attendance and representation for TPTC locally at educational, community and professional theatre company productions around Phoenix and regionally.
Auditions and Callbacks
- Critically analyze and execute season and per-show casting needs and communicate/advise directly to Producing Artistic Director/Associate Producing Director on local/national pool of talent possibilities.
- Coordinate all General (Local) and National auditions for all TPTC productions with help from Associate Production Manager/Company Manager. Including the booking of national callback staffing (accompanist, choreographer etc…) and housing/transportation as well as efficiently utilize national audition posting and resources for local and national submission requests for artist consideration (i.e. Playbill, Backstage, Breakdown Express and Actor’s Access)
- General understanding of all aspects related to producing theatre.
- Extensive knowledge of all applicable unions; including but not limited to AEA, LORT, IATSE, SDC, USA
- Comfortable in negotiations pertaining to Artists, Agents, and management companies
- Thorough knowledge of national artist posting sites (Playbill, AEA, Backstage) and casting director digital tool kits (Breakdown Express)
- Knowledge of Licensing Companies of production projects
- Ability to manage large and diverse groups and work in stressful conditions.
- Extensive knowledge of ADOBE, MS OFFICE and OUTLOOK as well as teleconferencing software ZOOM and MS TEAMS.
- Organizational management, multi-tasking, and time management skills
- Must possess an energetic, creative, discreet and positive work attitude
- Must be able to work well in teams as well as independently
- Superior attention to detail is imperative
- Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
- Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or Business or closely related field OR equivalent professional experience.
Standards of Performance
Standard of Performance are based on the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the mission, vision and goals of the The Phoenix Theatre Company.
Physical/Mental Demands & Working conditions
- General office and theatre working environment
- Evenings and Weekends are required based on need
- Intense work environment
- Must be willing to travel regionally and nationally
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $48,000.00 – $52,000.00 per year
Please email resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Caruana, Director of Finance & Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Phoenix Theatre Company
Located in the heart of the Central Arts District close to downtown Phoenix, our beautiful 14-acre campus includes three theaters, a restaurant and bar, rehearsal halls, administrative offices, costume, scenic, prop, lighting and paint shops, all on one site. We produce a wide range of theatre, from full scale musicals to comedies, dramas and original new work. Our community service programs have gained national attention. With an over $9 million annual operating budget, and celebrating our 101st Season, we offer 10-12 diverse productions every season as well as a growing Festival of New American Theatre.
Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, casting, director, management, recruitment, and theatre. States: Arizona.
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