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

  
  

DIRECTOR OF HR, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

A member of Playhouse senior leadership staff, the Director of HR, Equity & Inclusion is responsible for ensuring all HR functions are robust and seamlessly integrated across the organization in a manner that supports the Playhouse’s DEIA goals, work culture and organizational objectives. This position requires experience and expertise within a wide spectrum of technical and functional HR management, an exceptional and open communication style, and the ability to lead by influence across various leadership personalities and working styles.

This is a full-time, salaried exempt position supervising a Payroll and Benefits Specialist and reporting to the Managing Director.

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Blake Robison, Producing Artistic Director, at blake.robison@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.

  
  

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

We are seeking an Assistant Technical Director to join the Playhouse team. Under the supervision and guidance of the Technical Director, the Assistant Technical Director is responsible for assisting in the engineering and drafting of all technical production elements involved in the fabrication and implementation of scenery. The position also assists with the administrative and clerical duties necessary to the function of the Scene Shop.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position with an hourly rate of up to $20.00 per hour. This position has core office hours but the ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends and based on production needs is required. Projected start date is July 26, 2021.

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Production Manager Veronica Bishop at veronica.bishop@cincyplay.com. If you would like to submit a digital portfolio please attach it as a PDF 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.

  
  

EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

We are seeking an Education Associate, responsible for the administration, management and teaching of assigned education and community engagement programs.

The ideal candidate has confidence in teaching to a wide range of ages, a demonstrated ability to design curriculum, administrative experience, and experience booking programs and meeting income and service goals. They should be energetic, flexible and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.

This is a full-time, salaried exempt position with a projected start date of Aug. 16, 2021, reporting to the Associate Director of Education and Community Engagement. The ability to work some evening and weekend hours for classes and community events is required. Start times will vary based on scheduled classes and workshops. The schedule is subject to change based on program needs.

To download the full position listing, click here. To learn more about our education programs, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, reference and sample lesson plan by May 21, 2021, to Ariana Moses, Associate Director of Education and Community Engagement, and Human Resources Manager Fabrizio Almeida, via this application link.

  
  

SCRIPPS HOWARD COMMUNICATION INTERN — FALL SEMESTER

We are seeking a Scripps Howard Communication Intern to assist with various tasks in the marketing and communications department.

This is a part-time, temporary position during the fall semester of 2021, with a rate of $10.00/hour. Office hours average 10-15 hours per week within normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday) for a total of up to 200 hours maximum during the semester. The intern will report to the Associate Director of Marketing.

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) writing/content samples by May 27, 2021, to Aly Gomez, Associate Director of Marketing, at aly.gomez@cincyplay.com, and to Kathy Neus, Director of Marketing and Communications, at kathy.neus@cincyplay.com.

  
  

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

The Director of Institutional Giving is a critical member of the senior Development staff. The Director of Institutional Giving works independently and with executive staff and board-level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate sponsorships and foundation grants for the institution.

This is a full-time, salaried exempt position reporting to the Development Director, and directly supervises a Grants Manager. The ability to work events including occasional evening and weekend hours is required. To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Human Resources Manager Fabrizio Almeida at fabrizio.almeida@cincyplay.com. Review of materials will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  
  

Auditions

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.

Submit Work

Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park holds Equity Principal Auditions onsite once each season. We see Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates. Non-union/Non-EMC actors are asked to submit their photo and resume. No video submissions accepted.

Please check back in the future for information about 2021-22 season auditions.

Mainstage Casting

Members of Actors' Equity Association
The majority of our casting takes place in New York City through
Stephanie Klapper Casting . However, local Equity performers may send a picture and resume by clicking here. Your resume should be in PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG file.

Non-Equity Actors
Please submit photos and resumes by
clicking here. Your resume should be in PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG file.

 

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.