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.

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Job Openings

IT Applications Specialist

The Application Specialist will facilitate the implementation, development, and support of the entire Playhouse organization in its use of the Tessitura CRM software, financial accounting software (currently Great Plains), and other lines of business software used across the organization. The position reports to the Director of Operations and is a full-time, salaried position with benefits (health, dental, vision, 401k with match, life insurance).

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Bridget Siedlecki, Director of Operations Bridget.Siedlecki@cincyplay.com and cc: Amy Stier, Human Resources Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Review of materials will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

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Run Crew – Swing 4

Responsible primarily for Run Crew duties in our state-of-the-art Mainstage Theatre Complex, Moe and Jack's Place — The Rouse Theatre, with a specific focus on audio and electrical support. At times may be assigned to work in other departments.

This is a full-time, seasonal position. Benefits include health insurance (through the union) and paid vacation and sick time. Current IATSE membership is not a prerequisite to apply.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Josh Escajeda, Director of Production Josh.Escajeda@cincyplay.com and cc: Amy Stier, Human Resources, Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com If you would like to submit a digital portfolio please attached 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. Review of materials will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

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Grants Manager (remote)

Entirely remote, the Grants Manager oversees proposal generation for all grant funders, including corporate and private foundations, government entities, and the Playhouse’s yearly Sustaining Impact Grant submissions to ArtsWave. Additionally, they conduct research, identify prospects, collaborate on the formation of institutional funding strategy, and develop profiles on foundation, corporation, and government funding sources. They also prepare reports for submission to funders as necessary to fulfill stated requirements in grant agreements. The Grants Manager is a full-time, virtual, salaried position with benefits.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample relevant to fundraising work to Mary Kay Koehler, Director of Institutional Giving, at MaryKay.Koehler@cincyplay.com and cc 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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Wardrobe Assistant

Responsible for running Wardrobe for Playhouse productions in association with the Playhouse Wardrobe Leads.

This is a full-time, seasonal position.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Josh Escajeda, Director of Production Josh.Escajeda@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier, Human Resources Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. No phone calls, please.

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Scenic Carpenter

Responsible for fabricating, installing, and striking all elements of theatrical scenery.

This is a full-time, seasonal position. Benefits include health insurance (through the union), pension, annuity, and paid vacation and sick time. Current IATSE membership is not a prerequisite to application.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Josh Escajeda, Director of Production at Josh.Escajeda@cincyplay.com. and cc: Amy Stier, Human Resources 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. Review of materials will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

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Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theater A/V Engineer

Responsible for the installation and maintenance of all sound and projection 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 possition is full time, seasonal, hourly and non-exempt.

To Apply: 
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Aaron Stephenson, House Audio/Projection Supervisor Aaron.Stephenson@cincyplay.com and cc: Amy Stier, HR representative Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. If you would like to submit a digital portfolio, please attached 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. Review of materials will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

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School Workshops Teaching Artist

The School Workshop Teaching Artist is responsible for teaching participants using theatre and arts integration techniques, implementing curriculum, communicating with teachers and partners onsite at the schools, mentoring Interns, as requested, and collaborating with Playhouse Education Staff and other professional artists. They are responsible for following lesson plans and maintaining a positive and exciting classroom environment.

This is a temporary, seasonal position with an hourly rate of $35. School Workshops Teaching Artists will be paid for teaching time and 30 minutes total of entrance and exit time per day. Hours will be based on individual classes and needs of the school.

This position requires travel to school locations throughout the tri-state area. Qualified candidates must be flexible and able to take School Workshop assignments in a variety of locations, therefore, candidates must possess reliable transportation.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, at Ariana.Moses@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier at Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified.

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After School Classes Teaching Artist

The Teaching Artist is responsible for check in and check out, teaching participants, implementing curriculum, communicating with partners onsite at the schools, mentoring Interns, as requested, and collaborating with Playhouse Education Staff and other professional artists. They are responsible for following lesson plans and maintaining a positive and exciting classroom environment.

This is a temporary, seasonal position with an hourly rate of $35. After School Teaching Artist will be paid for teaching time and 30 minutes total of entrance and exit time per day. Hours will be based on individual classes and needs of the school/partner.

This position requires travel to school and community center venues including locations throughout the tri-state area. Qualified candidates must be flexible and able to take After School Classes in a variety of locations, therefore, candidates must possess reliable transportation.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, at Ariana.Moses@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier at Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified.

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Auditions

 

 

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting and Education Internship Program

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting and Education Internship program is designed for emerging artists to build a sustainable career as working actors, community artists and teaching artists. The industry landscape is changing, and we believe it’s imperative that actors have a diverse portfolio of work that sets them up for professional longevity. Through this program, interns develop acting skills as well as teaching artistry and community engagement skills while being immersed in a practical experience environment. This intensive program simulates the multi-tasking that’s required of today’s working artists as they balance performance, teaching and supplemental work simultaneously.

AUDITION NOTICE

We are seeking two actors to complete our Spring 2023 Bruce E Coyle Acting/Education Internship Cohort to perform in Stellaluna and Nate the Great, two of our theatre for young audience touring productions. These emerging artists will also have the opportunity to gain professional development as theatre practitioners, including specific training as teaching artists to support their development of sustainable careers as artists. The Acting and Education Internship program supports emerging 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. This opportunity is geared towards early-career theatre artists who may be recently graduated from undergraduate or graduate programs or those nearing the end of their degree program who would like to supplement their degree with a semester-long internship program to supplement their education with professional applications.

Here are the details for the open internship positions:

CONTRACT DATES

January 3, 2022 through May 12, 2022. The Internship is full time, outside work and projects are not permitted.

COMPENSATION

Compensation includes a weekly $375 stipend and health benefits. Housing is not included.

OPEN ACTOR TRACKS

Both Tracks require singing.

  • TRACK 1: Seeking a male-identifying actor of any race/ethnicity, BIPOC actors are encouraged to submit.

    • Role 1: “Pip” and others in STELLALUNA, an adaptation of the popular children’s book with music.

    • Role 2: “Harry, Annie’s four-year-old brother. Loves monsters and the color red. Also plays THE HEXES, Rosamond’s cats” in Nate the Great, a musical adaptation of the children’s series.

  • TRACK 2: Seeking a female-identifying Black/African American actor.

    • Role 1: “Mother Bat” and “Flitter” in STELLALUNA, an adaptation of the popular children’s book with music.

    • Role 2: “Annie. Nate’s good friend. African American girl who loves art.” in Nate the Great, a musical adaptation of the children’s series.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform in two outreach tours

  • Assisting and teaching after school classes, in-school residencies, and workshops curriculum lesson plan development

  • Curriculum prep; producing and administrative assignments

  • Community engagement projects

  • Casting assistance

  • Other projects as determined in consultation around the intern's goals.

  • At present there are no main stage understudy opportunities planned or AEA points available for the term.

TO AUDITION:

Please submit the following materials virtually:

  • Video 1: Includes two contrasting, contemporary monologues and 16 bars of a musical theatre song to be sung A Capella. The audition should be no longer than three minutes total. For the song in your audition, you may use the accompaniment and songs provided on our website or prepare a song of your choosing with your own accompaniment.

  • Video 2: Teach Me Something exercise: This exercise is designed to gauge your current level of teaching ability, which is a large component of the internship. Please prepare to teach anything you like in a three-minute span. It doesn’t have to be theatre-related, and it cannot incorporate anyone else.

  • Headshot in Jpg or Jpeg format

  • Artistic resume submitted in pdf format

SUBMIT AUDITION MATERIALS

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: November 27, 2022

For questions about auditions and materials, please contact Katie Baskerville, Artistic Engagement Associate at Katie.Baskerville@cincyplay.com.

AUDITION INFORMATION

A CHORUS LINE

Seeking NON-AEA dancers/singers with strong dance and musical theatre background of any race/ethnicity or gender identity for Swing and possible Understudy positions within the company of A Chorus Line. Must be 18 years old or older.

Show Audition Details:

The first round of consideration will be through virtual audition and will include:

  • Submit a Youtube video with:

    • The choreography from all of these recorded videos.

    • 16 Bars of a song from any musical with recorded accompaniment

  • Current Headshot in JPG format

  • Current Resume in PDF format

SUBMIT AUDITION

Deadline to submit: Sunday, December 4 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Role Overview

The “Swings” will be offstage performers who will be expected to learn multiple ensemble tracks in order to step into any one of them at a moment’s notice in the event that an ensemble member is required to go on in one of the principal roles.

Must live in the Greater Cincinnati Area and be fully available for:

  • Rehearsals: Feb 15 - March 2

  • Tech: March 3 - March 10

  • Previews: March 11, 14 & 15

  • Performances: 7 Shows per week March 16 - April 15

Call Backs

There will be Call back auditions held on December 12 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Cincinnati Ballet in which dancers will be expected to learn and perform new choreography for our production of A Chorus Line and sing 16 bars from a song of choice, to be accompanied by a provided accompanist. Details will be provided to those invited to the call back round including the specific blocks of time within the provided time frame.

For questions about auditions and or the position of “Swing”, please contact .

Annual Local Non-Equity General Auditions

Non-Equity General Audition submissions are closed 2022-2023 Season.

Annual Equity Principal Auditions

Annual Equity Principal Audition submissions are closed for the 2022-23 Season.

Annual Youth General Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will not be holding their Youth General auditions for our annual production of A Christmas Carol as it is on hiatus in the 2022-2023 season. Please check back next fall for updated information.

 

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

 
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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.

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

 
Gina Milo and Nick Cearley in Little Shop of Horrors. Teagan Farmer and Stephen Tait in A Christmas Carol, presented by First Financial Bank. Byron St. Cyr and Shayna Nicole Small in Buddy Holly: The Buddy Holly Story. Damien Boykin at an Off the Grid Event. Eduardo Enrikez and Esperanza América in Destiny of Desire. The cast of In the Heights. Photos by Mikki Schaffner.