Casting Director Job Description

Use this Casting Director job description template to advertise the open roles for free using You can use this template as a starting point, modify the requirements according the needs of your organization or the client you are hiring for.
Casting Director

Casting Director responsibilities

  • Studying script to understand all speaking roles
  • Collaborating with directors and producers to determine a role’s requirements
  • Preparing casting budget with the help of accountants

Casting Director Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a Casting Director to organize castings and select actors for film or stage. Your job will determine the final success of the production as the right person should be in the right role.

We expect candidates to be very knowledgeable of acting principles and the unique requirements of film and theater. An instinct to discern talent and determine the best fit for each role, no matter how small, is the most important success factor in this job.

The goal is to ensure productions will have the most appropriate team of actors for every role.


  • Study script to understand all speaking roles
  • Collaborate with directors and producers to determine a role’s requirements (physical characteristics, experience etc.)
  • Prepare casting budget with the help of accountants
  • Contact agents directly to source ideal actors
  • Review resumes and call suitable actors
  • Organize auditions and readings
  • Interview actors and determine their suitability for the part
  • Determine actor’s fees
  • Negotiate contracts to achieve mutual satisfaction
  • Supervise other staff (e.g. casting assistants)


  • Proven experience as casting director
  • Current knowledge of available acting talent
  • Ability to maintain knowledge of industry trends
  • Instinct to recognize talent
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal ability
  • Great negotiation skills
  • A team player
  • High school diploma; further education in film, arts or relevant field is a plus

Casting Director Job Description Examples

'We Love It Here!' • SideQuest Studios

Casting "We Love It Here," a thriller comedy short film that follows three filmmaking teens who after their friend goes missing, start to notice all the people in their town are acting weirder than usual. They decide to create a documentary as a cover to investigate the situation, and are horrified to find that their neighborhood is an alien cult that uses teens as a sacrifice to a higher power.

Read more
React - Senior Front End Engineer • Casting Networks LLC

Casting Networks is the leading technology solution provider for casting and auditioning to the entertainment industry. Casting directors and agents worldwide use Talent Systems portfolio of products to source and manage talent across film, television, commercials, theater and digital projects, powering an unparalleled, global casting software ecosystem. We are headquartered in Los Angeles and....

Read more

Job Details

Level: Experienced...

Job Location: ACT Offices & Studios - San Francisco, CA

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $63,000.00 - $67,000.00


American Conservatory Theater is an essential gathering place that brings artists and communities together to inspire and provoke. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielst...

Read more
Casting for "Judge Steve Harvey" • Pease Casting

Now casting nationwide for individuals with humor, heart, and passion who are ready to plead their case. Do you have a dispute that needs to be settled with your roommate, friend, sibling, neighbor, co-worker, or anyone? Now is your chance to resolve the issue once and for all!

We are currently booking the second season of the ABC Primetime hit series “Judge Steve Harvey”. Steve Harvey, will.....

Read more