Work with the Playhouse

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. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in all areas of its work, both on and offstage. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and life experiences to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Job Openings

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DIRECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING

The Director of Individual Giving is a critical member of the senior development staff, in charge of all annual fund operations, contributions from individual donors, and oversees all planned giving functions within the department. They work collaboratively alongside executive staff and board-level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts for the institution. 

This is a full-time exempt position with benefits reporting to the Director of Development and overseeing the Individual Giving Manager and Development Assistant for Individual Giving.

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Bethany Doverspike, Director of Development, at bethany.doverspike@cincyplay.com, and Amy Stier at amy.stier@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as the successful candidate is identified.

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ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE SOUND ENGINEER

The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre Sound Engineer is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all sound equipment and the operation thereof for rehearsals and performances and the direction of all employees working in this area. When not working in this area, they shall perform such other work as assigned.

This is a seasonal full-time, non-exempt, hourly position with benefits that reports to the House Sound Supervisor.

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Amy Stier at amy.stier@cincyplay.com. This is a rolling application process, and the position will stay open until filled. If you would like to submit a digital portfolio, please attach it in PDF form or provide a link to an online source in the body of the email. Hard copies of portfolios will not be accepted at this time. 

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ASSISTANT COMPANY MANAGER/MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE

We are seeking an Assistant Company Manager/Management Associate who is interested in both the hospitality side of artist relations as well as learning more about the management side of a nationally recognized regional theatre.

This is a seasonal full-time, 30-hours per week, non-exempt position reporting to the Company Manager and the Associate Producer.

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to AJ Ford, Company Manager, at aj.ford@cincyplay.com, and Amy Stier at amy.stier@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as the successful candidate is identified. No phone calls, please.

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MARX LIGHTING TECHNICIAN / ELECTRICIAN 2 (IATSE LOCAL 5)

The Marx Lighting Technician/Electrician 2 is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all lighting equipment and the operation thereof for rehearsals and performances and the direction of all employees working in this area. When not working in this area, they shall perform other work as assigned.

This is a seasonal full-time, hourly non-exempt union position, reporting to the Director of Production. Candidates are not required to be affiliated with ITASE to apply, but will need to join the union if hired. 

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Amy Stier at amy.stier@cincyplay.com. If you would like to submit a digital portfolio, please attach it in PDF form or provide a link to an online source in the body of the email. Hard copies of portfolios will not be accepted at this time. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as the successful candidate is identified.

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Auditions

  

Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be holding their Equity Principal Auditions for their 2021-22 Season via electronic submissions. Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates local to the Tri-State region of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky may submit a photo, resume and audition materials by clicking here. Please submit 1 or 2 (contrasting) monologue(s) not to exceed three minutes. If submitting a song, please include it in the three-minute time limit. Your resume should be in PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG file.

Deadline for submission is July 26, 2021. Callbacks will be scheduled virtually. 

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Annual Non-Equity General Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be holding their Non-Equity General Auditions for their 2021-22 Season via electronic submissions. Non-Equity actors must reside within a 60-mile radius of Cincinnati, OH to be considered. Actors may submit a photo, resume and audition materials by clicking here. Please submit 2 (contrasting) monologues, not to exceed three minutes. If submitting a song, please include it in the three-minute time limit. Your resume should be in PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG file. 

Deadline for submission is July 26, 2021. Callbacks will be scheduled virtually.

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Annual Youth General Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be holding their Youth General auditions for our annual production of A Christmas Carol and other potential youth roles in their 2021-22 Season via electronic submissions. Youth actors must be between 6-13 years old and reside within a 50-mile radius of Cincinnati, OH to be considered. Youth actors may submit a photo, a list or paragraph about theatre experience and audition materials by clicking here. Please submit 1 monologue, story or poem approximately 1 minute long. If a singer, feel free to add a short song, not to exceed 16-32 bars. The theatre experience document should be in PDF format with name and contact information included at the top, and the picture should be saved as a JPEG file. 

Deadline for submission is August 2, 2021.

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Non-Local Equity Principal Auditions

Casting for actors located outside of the Tri-State region of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky will take place in New York City through Stephanie Klapper Casting. Contact Stephanie Klapper Casting by clicking here. Please note in your email that you are submitting your audition via the Playhouse's website.

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Call for Entries

We're proud to partner with The Breath Project to create a national archive of 8-minute-and-46-second works from multidisciplinary theatre artists of color who are responding to this moment in history. All submissions that meet the guidelines will be included in the archive.

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Internships

 

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.

*Due to the pandemic, there are no stage management interns for the 2020-21 season. Please check back in the future for information about 2021-22 season opportunities.
The Playhouse accepts applications between January and March each year for stage management interns in the upcoming season, which generally begin in the fall. Contracts are for the entire production season but vary from the end of July through early June. 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 letters of recommendation or references (with email addresses) to andrea.shell@cincyplay.com or send by mail to:

Andrea L. Shell, 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.

*Due to the pandemic, there are no acting interns in the 2020-21 season. Please check back in the future for information about 2021-22 season opportunities.

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

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

 

Gina Milo and Nick Cearley in Little Shop of Horrors. The cast of In the Heights. The cast of A Christmas Carol, presented by First Financial Bank. Photos by Mikki Schaffner.