Actors Open Call Monterey Bay Aquarium

(Seasonal 6/1/10-9/10/10)

The not-for-profit Monterey Bay Aquarium opened in 1984, and has earned a reputation for being among the world’s finest. Located on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row and featuring exhibitions that focus on Monterey Bay’s diverse habitats and wildlife, it attracts between 1.7 and 2.4 million visitors each year. The institution’s mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans, both through exhibits and through conservation research and advocacy in such areas as sea otters, open-ocean fishes research, marine protected areas, fisheries health and others. More than 80,000 schoolchildren take advantage of the aquarium’s free education programs and tours every year.

The GE Summer Actor will perform in musical theatre productions in outdoor amphitheatre setting, and will also perform various other theatrical interpretation throughout the Aquarium. The ideal candidate will learn and deliver scripted performance, will operate technical equipment for performance sound and sound track, work with Guest Experience Programs staff for the maintenance of costumes and props and work in large costumes.

This position requires theater/acting experience and the ability to learn and perform vocal music. Additionally the actor should have the ability to learn and deliver a small amount of Spanish words and phrases and be able to operate technical systems (wireless microphones and IPOD).

Application Materials should include:
Professional and performance resumes
We will also require a short video from all non-local applicants unable to make an on-site audition (this should be e-mailed at the time that the candidate applies for the position) to be e-mailed to or posted on containing the following:
-Short one-two minute modern, comedic monologue
-16 bars of two contrasting songs (one uptempo, one ballad) showing vocal range

We will also be holding open call auditions on Wednesday 4/7/10 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday 4/10/10 2:00-5:00pm. Please meet in front of the Aquarium Logo at the Monterey Bay Aquarium at 6:15 Wednesday night or 1:45 Saturday afternoon. Please be on time as someone will meet you there to escort you to the audition.

To apply for an open position at the Monterey Bay Aquarium please log on to our website at click on jobs on the bottom of the web page, register and apply online. Only those applicants that register and apply online will be considered for an interview.

Thank you for your continued interest in employment opportunities at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, or veteran status, medical condition, sexual orientation, family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local law.

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The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

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