John Michalski and Kurt Rhoads in Dracula, 2007. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Work at the playhouse

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.

Employment Opportunities

Job Openings

Position: Accounting Assistant
Reports to: Business Manager

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is has an immediate opening for a full-time Accounting Assistant. This position is responsible for various administrative functions, including accounts payable, invoicing, accounts receivable, sales tax and city income tax remittances, posting credit memos, payments and adjustments, bank reconciliations, 1099 reporting and various other office administrative duties.

This is a high energy position that reports directly to the Business Manager. There are other duties to be assigned in the course of the normal business day.

Qualifications: An associate’s degree in accounting or certificate in accounting or business administration and three to four years of relevant work experience. Must be able to communicate (both written and oral) with staff and outside agencies in a professional, respectful and courteous manner and follow all applicable regulatory requirements (federal, state and local). Must have a strong mathematical aptitude, problem solving ability, work with figures accurately, data entry experience and organizational skills. Proficient experience with automated accounting software, spreadsheet and word processing software is required. Experience with Great Plains, FRx or Management Reporter software a plus.

This position carries a full benefit package.

Please submit your resume no later than Aug. 25 to Diane Ideker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:
Accounting Assistant
Attention: Diane Ideker
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
P.O. Box 6537
Cincinnati, OH 45206

No phone calls please.

Position: Grants Manager/Editor/Researcher (Search Re-Opened)
Reports to: Associate Director of Development

The Grants Manager/Editor/Researcher is the lead writer for the development department, including grant writing, donor communication publications, acknowledgement letters and solicitations. She/he manages the grants calendar and ensures all deadlines are met. Additionally, she/he conducts prospect research and develops prospect profiles on foundations, corporations, individuals and government sources of funding.

The Grants Manager/Editor/Researcher is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Position Responsibilities:
• Manages the bi-annual ArtsWave proposal process and off-year report, including coordinating reporting and surveying needs with marketing, education, production, finance and other departments to ensure successful data tracking of ArtsWave outcome priorities and writing the proposal and creating appropriate charts and infographics that strengthen and support the argument.
• Manages the foundation and government grant program, including identification and cultivation of new prospects, grant writing, reporting and grant fulfillment. Specific proposals include the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, among others.
• Cultivates and stewards new and current grant funders.
• Writes sponsorship proposals for production and education sponsorships working with the Major Gifts Director.
• Writes donor communications including acknowledgement and solicitation letters, BOY Cards, Centerstage newsletter, the annual report and others, working with the Individual Giving/Stewardship Manager.
• Serves as the department’s lead researcher, utilizing Wealth Engine Online, Guidestar and other resources to gather intelligence and prepare profile reports on previously identified individual and corporate prospects.
• Develops an ongoing qualified prospect list of foundation and government funders through appropriate research.
• Conducts other duties as assigned by the Associate Development Director.

Skills Required:
• Exceptional writing skills required.
• One to three years of grant writing experience preferred.
• Work experience in an arts environment preferred.
• Strong organizational skills including careful attention to detail.
• Strong verbal communication skills and project management skills.
• Strong research skills and an inquisitive nature preferred.
• Ability to manage large amounts of information and keep accurate and well-organized records and files.
• Strong computer skills including high proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point and Outlook required.
• Professionalism to work successfully with board-level volunteers and high-level donors.
• A desire to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage successfully several priorities on a regular basis.
• Desire to be an integral member of a high functioning development team.
• A passion for theatre and/or the arts is highly desirable.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter, resume and three references to:
Jay B. Kalagayan
Associate Director of Development
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Position: Subscription Sales Representatives
Reports to: Telemarketing Manager

Play a part in our upcoming season! Seeking articulate, enthusiastic motivated achievers for long term phone campaign. In your role you’ll promote a great season of great plays to great leads. Work Sunday through Thursday, 5:15 to 9:15 p.m., 20 hours per week. Earn base PLUS commission PLUS bonuses. Positive atmosphere. Convenient off-site location.

To apply, call and leave a message at 513-977-2076. Please do not call any other Playhouse telephone number.

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


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
P.O. Box 6537
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Alternatively, submissions can be sent electronically via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Your resume should be either in a Word or a PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF file.

Non-Equity Actors

Non-Equity actors can participate in the annual auditions organized by the League of Cincinnati Theatres. Visit www.cinstages.com for more information.

Acting Internships

The Bruce E. Coyle Internship Program

In order to further the development of the next generation of American actors, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has supported one of the nation's most respected internship programs since 1996. Named in honor of Bruce E. Coyle, a production stage manager and essential member of the Playhouse family for more than 20 years, the internship runs the full length of the season, from August to May.

All Interns

• Work side by side with professional directors and actors.
• Perform in the annual production of A Christmas Carol.
• May have the opportunity to play other minor main stage roles.
• Have the opportunity to understudy significant main stage roles.
• Gain EMC points whenever involved in an Equity production.
• Tour to schools and community centers with commissioned premieres and other challenging works by contemporary writers.
• Participate in workshops with the Playhouse artistic director, artistic associates and other professionals.
• Are assigned to running crews for a maximum of two main stage productions. Ninety percent of an intern's time is spent acting.
• Appear in a Playhouse-organized New York City showcase.
• Receive a stipend. The Playhouse does not provide housing.

Audition for the Program

Consideration for this internship is by audition. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park prefers actors who have graduated from training programs and have spent a couple of years working in the field; however, we will consider recent graduates from both undergraduate and graduate training programs.

All acting internship positions have been filled for the 2014-15 season. Please check back in the fall for updated information regarding auditions for the 2015-16 season.

Download a brochure with more information.

Stage Management Internships

The Bruce E. Coyle 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, 2015, and March 31, 2015, for stage management interns for its 2015-16 season. Contracts are for the entire production season but vary from the end of July 2015 through early June 2016. 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:

Jenifer Morrow

Production Stage Manager

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PO Box 6537, Cincinnati, OH 45206-0537

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