Monday, March 17, 2014

OOB Job Listings

How do you get the word out when you are casting or hiring? Here some great resources for finding help or finding jobs.

Social Media
We're talking about Facebook, Twitter, Email. And if you are going really old school... word of mouth. Basically reaching out to your list of friends and colleagues. The perk is you'll end up with collaborators that you know and have worked with before or you'll get a recommendation from people you trust. And it does not cost you a dime.

If you want to reach beyond your circle, here are some other ideas.

Idealist helps connect people, organizations, and resources. They post both job listings and opportunities for volunteers.

Art Jobs
This site is specifically focused on jobs in the arts and culture sector. There is a fee associated with posting a job listing here.

Backstage has a very robust section of casting notices. Their listings can also be filtered which makes the audition search very convenient.

New York Foundation for the Art (NYFA)
The NYFA classifieds provide job listings as well as internship and volunteer opportunities.

Broadway World
Broadway World features both Equity and NonEquity Auditions as well as a help wanted section. Best of all, it is free to post listings.

NYC Service
This is a citywide initiative "tasked with setting a new standard for how cities can tap the power of their people to tackle their most pressing challenges." Helping non-profit organizations find quality volunteers is one of the programs.

ART/NY Internship Fair
Each year ART/NY hosts an internship fair where students interested in a life in theatre can meet nonprofit theatre companies in New York City.

Backstage Employment Network
This site is dedicated to back stage jobs. It seems to be a relatively new site that we expect will list more opportunities as word about this resource spreads. So we are doing our bit to help it out.

Craig's List
In addition to finding a used couch or a date for Saturday night, Craig's List also includes job postings and volunteer listings.

Theatre Jobs
This site posts audition notices and theatre related job listings. You can also post a resume for employers to browse.

OffStage Jobs
This resource posts "behind-the-scenes" job listings for the live entertainment industry. It specifically includes listings for last minute help and internships.

Do you have other suggestions? We want to hear about them.

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