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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: Shelterhouse Light Board Operator

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, a two-time, Tony Award winning LORT B theatre, seeks a motivated, talented and dynamic individual to join our production team creating high quality theatre with internationally famous designers and directors.

Position duties are primarily the operation of the lighting console for rehearsals/performances and the installation and maintenance of lighting equipment for each production.

The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

• Self-motivated team player who handles pressure well while working in a deadline-oriented industry and embracing a safety-oriented work environment.
• The ability to self-critique and correct his/her work while maintaining sensitivity to the overall artistic vision is paramount.
• A BFA in technical production or equivalent experience.
• Experience running shows in a professional environment.
• Experience working with professional lighting designers.
• Experience with the installation and operation of conventional and intelligent stage lighting equipment.
• Knowledge of basic electrical circuits, wiring and standards.
• Experience with ETC Ion or Eos consoles is a plus. 
• Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and work on ladders and scaffolds.

This is a full-time seasonal position and is represented by IATSE Local 5. Current IATSE membership is not a prerequisite. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation.

Please email a letter of application and resume with references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Position: Swing #4

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, a two-time, Tony Award-winning LORT B theatre, seeks a motivated, talented and dynamic individual to join our production team creating high quality theatre with internationally famous designers and directors.

This position is primarily assigned to Deck Run Crew but may at times be assigned to work in other departments.

The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

• Self-motivated team player who handles pressure well while working in a deadline-oriented industry and embracing a safety-oriented work environment.
• The ability to self-critique and correct his/her work while maintaining sensitivity to the overall artistic vision is paramount.
• A BFA in technical production or equivalent experience.
• Run crew experience on complicated shows involving multiple effects, crew people and transition shifts.
• Experience with stage rigging, both counterweight and chain motor.
• Familiarity with installation, operation and maintenance of stage and scenery equipment (such as winches, pneumatics and hydraulic actuators) and motion control systems.
• Experience with basic theatrical electrics, to include hanging, circuiting and focusing of standard stage lighting units.
• A valid driver’s license.

This is a full-time seasonal position and is represented by IATSE Local 5. Current IATSE membership is not a prerequisite. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation.

Please email letter of application and resume with references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Subscription Sales Representatives 

Play a part in our upcoming season! The Playhouse is seeking articulate, enthusiastic, motivated achievers for our annual, successful 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 hourly PLUS commissions PLUS bonuses. Positive work environment and extra perks. To apply, call 513-977-2076.

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.

Auditions

Equity Actors (Members of Actors' Equity Association)

Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions
Each spring, after our season announcement, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park holds its Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs). At that time we see Equity members, Equity Membership Candidates and non-union actors upon submission of materials. Non-union actors are asked to submit their photo and resume. Please check this website and the Actors' Equity Association website (www.actorsequity.org) for audition dates. Once dates are announced, contact the Playhouse at 513-345-2242 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an appointment and check audition preparation requirements.

Additional Equity Casting
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 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 are asked to submit photos and resumes via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your resume should be in either a Word or PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF file.

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.
• Receive a stipend plus health insurance. 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.

Internship consideration for the 2015-16 season is now complete. Please check back this fall for updated information regarding internship auditions for the 2016-17 season. 

Actors may also mail materials to:
Education Director
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
P.O. Box 6537
Cincinnati, OH 45206

We can also discuss the possibility of traveling to schools to view a showcase or otherwise audition students as a group.  

Download an information sheet with more details.

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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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