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Scroll below for job listings, auditions, internships and more! The Playhouse offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401(K), paid vacation and much more. The Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of its staff. Applicants from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Thank you for your interest. 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.


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The Capital Campaign Manager assists with the successful promotion, management and day-to-day operations of the Playhouse’s Capital Campaign. The Campaign Manager works collaboratively with the Development Director, the Campaign Chair, the Board President, and the Executive Staff, and is the primary logistics liaison to the Campaign Cabinet. The Capital Campaign Manager is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Reports to: Development Director

Position Responsibilities:

• Assists with the implementation of all aspects of the Capital Campaign, including the execution of the fundraising operating plan, timeline, and achievement of clearly defined benchmarks and goals.

• Manages prospect lists and research, assists with the execution of targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for prospects.

• Assists the Development Director and the Campaign Cabinet Chair regarding the strategy and cultivation of the highest net-worth donor prospects.

• Assists Development Director with the management, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of Campaign prospects.

• Assists with the implementation of a communications plan to enhance the visibility and appreciation of the Playhouse in the context of the quiet phase of the Campaign.

• Assists the Development Director and the Events Manager with the planning of events to cultivate Campaign prospects and steward current donors to the Campaign.

• Maintains an active Campaign calendar (for solicitations, cultivation events, follow-up actions, etc.) and manages the tracking system for a moves management pipeline in Tessitura as directed by the Development Director.

• Assists in the creation of Campaign print and electronic collateral materials; assists in the coordination of design and production of all Campaign materials.

• Serves as the primary logistics liaison with the Campaign Cabinet including coordination of regular meetings.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Minimum three years of progressive experience in fundraising.

• Knowledge of major gifts fundraising, as well as capital campaign strategy and implementation.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to successfully manage and build relationships with individuals, corporate donors, foundation representatives, government officials, Board leadership, and Playhouse staff.

• Energetic, flexible and adaptable, and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.

• Ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced environment.

• A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and donor software -Tessitura preferred.

• Appreciation for the performing arts and theatre in particular.

• Bachelor’s degree required.

Physical Demands:

• The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

• The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

• This position is partially sedentary, and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply: Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Rachel Kirley
Development Director
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
No phone calls, please.
Deadline to apply: February 7, 2018



The Bruce E. Coyle Stage Management Internship Program

In order to further the development of the next generation of American stage managers, the Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park supports one of the nation's most respected internship programs. The program is named in honor of Bruce E. Coyle, a production stage manager and essential member of the Playhouse family for more than 20 years.

The Playhouse will accept applications between Feb. 1, 2018, and March 31, 2018, for stage management interns for its 2018-19 season. Contracts are for the entire production season but vary from the end of July 2018 through early June 2019. Interns work with AEA stage managers to prepare for and run rehearsals and performances. A weekly salary, but no housing, is provided. EMC points are available for some assignments. Candidates must have good knowledge of stage management techniques and rehearsal/performance processes and have a positive work attitude. A degree in stage management is preferable. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three referral letters or references (with email addresses) to or send by mail to:

Jenifer Morrow, Production Stage Manager
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship Program

The Playhouse's Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship Program is committed to fostering the development of emerging actors in order to help them create a solid foundation on which to build a sustainable career as an artist. The acting internship supports young artists as they learn to acclimate to the world of professional theatre and the approach necessary when choosing to make acting a job versus an enrichment experience.

To learn more about this program, visit the Acting Internship Program page.



Equity Actors (Members of Actors' Equity Association)

The majority of casting takes place in New York City through Stephanie Klapper Casting. However, local Equity performers may send a picture and resume to:

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Attn: Casting
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Alternatively, submissions can be sent electronically via email to Your resume should be either in a Word or a PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF file.

Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park holds a Local Equity Principal Auditions once per season. We see Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates. More information about the Local Equity Principal Auditions for our 2018-19 season will be announced later this season.

Non-Equity Actors

Non-Equity actors are asked to submit photos and resumes via email to Your resume should be in either a Word or PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF file.


For information on our script submission policy, visit this page.


Gina Milo and Nick Cearley in Little Shop of Horrors. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

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