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Manager - Casting & Performer Training

Ellenton, Florida | Full Time Production & Operations Touring Units — Touring Creative
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, Jurassic World Live Tour, Kawasaki and Spin Master. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit for more information.

This position will help manage all phases of the performer audition process, with a focus on recruiting & hiring actors, dancers, acrobatic / circus performers, stunt performers, puppeteers and character performers. Conducts or assists with performer training.  Conducts or assists with PR character & escort training. 
Essential Functions
  • Conducts or assists with auditions / recruiting efforts for all FEI productions.  Identifies appropriate markets & secures locations for performer auditions. Creates marketing materials, strategies and schedules for the auditions working in conjunction with the Intellectual Property (IP) holder and Creative team to develop the appropriate guidelines for the roles in the show. This includes working with the Producers, Creative Team, IP holders, and the Director of Casting & making hiring recommendations for all roles in the show. 
  • Creates and teaches dance / movement, puppetry, and animation sequences for auditions and shows  
  • Conducts or assists with Performer Character, Puppetry, Lip Sync, Mascot, Host and movement training. Provides support to other aspects of rehearsals as requested including suggestions for blocking or choreography.
  • Conducts PR Character & Escort Training for Ice, Stage, Floor and Motorsports shows. Develops and maintains PR Character & Escort Training logs / records.  Works with Licensee to identify, train and seek approvals for PR Characters.
  • Consults with International Marketing and other internal and external partners to support casting of “Local Hosts” and Language Trainers for all touring shows (when they are performed in languages other than English).
  • Maintains an electronic library of audition materials including but not limited to resumes, headshots, and videos.  Responds to request for audition records, video clips, etc. from internal and external partners.
  • Coordinates & administers pre-hire process, contracting, and post-offer on-boarding activities of new cast members.
  • Reviews all performance reports and advises as necessary to maintain the overall quality of the Shows regarding casting and performance.
  • Works with the Production team on developing show concepts, blocking, and choreography.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 yrs. experience teaching characters and puppets, with an emphasis on teaching and coaching.
  • Extensive knowledge of family-friendly media content, including but not limited to Disney, Marvel, Jurassic World and Sesame Street characters & stories
Skills & Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Mac Operating System, video editing software, file-sharing systems, and archiving software.  Ability to work with the IT Department and outside vendors to update and maintain audition software.
  • Ability to travel frequently – Domestic and International travel required
  • Ability to coordinate multiple work projects on an on-going basis. Must be able to work well with others as well as work independently.
  • Ability to effectively teach animation and puppetry methods that include characterization, blocking, and other specialty skills.
Feld Entertainment is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our employees, customers, and partners worldwide. We celebrate diversity and encourage our profoundly talented workforce to express themselves proudly. Our successful business model requires different perspectives and voices so that we can create the incredible live shows we put on. Come join us and help us light up the world.

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