Work at 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. 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. 

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

 

Job Openings

 

The Playhouse is searching for Patron Services Associates. The successful candidates will be self-motivated individuals and given the opportunity to elevate the role of hospitality and sales within the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The Patron Services Associate is responsible for ticketing operations, customer service, sales and marketing support. This position reports directly to the Ticket Services Manager and Ticket System Administrator.

While this position is not new to the Playhouse, it has been given a more expansive scope with regards to patron experience. Physical locations for job performance will include but are not limited to: the Box Office, Parking Facility, public meeting spaces within the Playhouse and occasional outreach marketing efforts outside the Playhouse. The Patron Services Associate must be fully engaged in developing a more dynamic relationship with all Playhouse patrons.

The Patron Services Associate will exercise leadership in implementing activities that deliver an optimal patron experience while achieving sales goals. Patrons are described as subscribers, single ticket buyers, donors, guests and visitors to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The patron experience includes all patron activity from inquiry to exiting the theatre. The Patron Services Associate is the face of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a seamless and on-going relationship with each patron.

This is a seasonal, part-time position and will require work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends.

Duties include but are not limited to:


• Provide the highest level of customer service by responding to the needs of Playhouse patrons.
• Enhance the development of ongoing and repeat business relationships with patrons. Address concerns and requests promptly; communicate needs to improve patron experiences going forward.
• Collaborate within the department to develop and implement best practices for all patron touch points, including ticketing operations, outbound and inbound phone calls, parking and receptionist duties.
• Ensure consistent messaging, data tracking and reporting of patron transactions within the department using the Tessitura Ticketing System.
• Collaborate with immediate supervisors to develop long-range plans that ensure an ongoing positive patron experience.

Qualifications:

• Excellent communication skills.
• Computer proficiency required and Tessitura knowledge a plus.
• Interest in theatre and the arts is desirable.

Physical Requirements:

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and speak.
• The position also required the ability to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch.
• Must be able to handle light physical labor (lift or move up to 25 pounds).

To apply:
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Don Wong, Ticket Services Manager
don.wong @cincyplay.com

Deadline for applications: Aug. 17, 2018
No phone calls, please.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks reliable, out-going arts lovers to join the ranks of our highly-trained sales team and help spread the word about its blockbuster 2018-19 subscription season!

You can expect:
  • A professional, comfortable and fun work environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Convenient, accessible work location
  • Hourly base + commission + cash bonuses

Requirements:

  • High energy and a great attitude
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Minimum of 20 hours (eve and weekend shifts)
  • Ability to meet and exceed sales goals

A love of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park a plus! Reps also get complimentary tickets to Playhouse shows.

Contact Alan Jarvis at ajarvis@sdatel.com or 513-977-2076. Resumes encouraged.

Please call and leave a clear, detailed message, including your name, phone number, the reason for your interest and the best time to call back.
 

Auditions

Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Check back in 2019 for information about the 2019-20 Equity Principal Auditions.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park holds Local Equity Principal Auditions once per season. The 2018-19 Equity Principal Auditions were held onsite at the Playhouse on May 21, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We auditioned Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates. Non-union/Non-EMC actors were asked to submit their photo and resume.

For auditions, performers were asked to prepare 1 or 2 (contrasting) monologue(s) not to exceed three minutes OR for musical auditions, 1 monologue and one song not to exceed three minutes. If interested in a musical audition, an accompanist will be provided between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. only. Clearly marked music will be required for the accompanist. Please bring a headshot and resume.

Child Actor Auditions: A Christmas Carol 

Check back in the summer of 2019 for information about next year's auditions.

Each year we hold auditions for children interested in performing in our production of A Christmas Carol, presented by First Financial Bank. Nine area children are cast to fill speaking and non-speaking parts in the show. Roles are available for boys and girls 8 to 13 years old. Additionally, the part of Tiny Tim requires a boy who is 6 to 8 years old. To be eligible, children must not turn 14 before Dec. 31 of that year. Children of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Children are asked to prepare very short 30-second or one-minute long monologue, poem or story with a British accent. Callbacks occur the next day with readings from the play.

Interested children must be available for all rehearsals of the production, most of which are scheduled around school hours. Children must also be available for all performances, which are scheduled Tuesdays through Sundays and include some weekday student and public matinees. Performance dates are available here. All roles receive compensation. All auditions will be held at the Playhouse, located in Eden Park at the edge of Mt. Adams.

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
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Alternatively, submissions can be sent electronically via email to auditions@cincyplay.com. 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 auditions@cincyplay.com. Your resume should be in either a Word or PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF 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.

The Playhouse will accept applications between Feb. 1, 2018, and March 31, 2018, for stage management interns for its 2018-19 season. Contracts are for the entire production season but vary from the end of July 2018 through early June 2019. 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@cincyplay.com or send by mail to:



Jenifer Morrow, 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.

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

 

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

 

Gina Milo and Nick Cearley in Little Shop of Horrors. The cast of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The cast of A Christmas Carol, presented by First Financial Bank. Photos by Mikki Schaffner.
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