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

 

Reports to: Director of Scenic Production
Direct Reports: Assistant Technical

Director Position Responsibilities include:
  • Technical design of scenic elements, including structures and automation;
  • Coordination of technical issues with designers and other technical staff;
  • Generate cost and labor estimates and spec materials to be purchased;
  • Generate technical drawings, communicate technical design information to shop staff, supervise implementation of drawings, and monitor progress;
  • Supervise load-in and tech rehearsals as needed;
  • Supervise Assistant Technical Director; and
  • Assist Director of Scenic Production with development of build and load-in schedules.

Competencies include:

  • Minimum of five years of LORT theatre or similar professional experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience working with nationally known designers and directors.
  • The ability to work with a variety of personalities in a deadline driven environment.
  • AutoCad drafting; familiarity with a wide range of scenic materials and construction techniques; and experience with designing stage automation, mechanical systems, and stage rigging.
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Familiarity with OSHA-compliant safety programs a plus.


Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The position also requires the ability to frequently stand, walk, sit, and climb a ladder. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

This is a full-time (12 month) salaried position. Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid time off, and 401k and 403b pension plans. Position begins late June 2018. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Phil Rundle
Production Manager
Phil.Rundle@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.

Deadline to apply: May 18, 2018

Reports to: Technical Director

Position Responsibilities include:
  • AutoCAD drafting of scenic elements
  • Assisting the Technical Director in budgeting money and labor on productions
  • Assisting the Technical Director in research, design, fabrication and programming of mechanical effects

Competencies include:

  • BFA in technical production
  • Demonstrated competency in AutoCAD drafting both 2D and 3D
  • Basic computer skills required, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and email
  • The ability to work with a variety of personalities in a deadline driven environment
  • Basic time management, with the ability to self-critique work and strive for improvement
  • Demonstrated competency in scenic fabrication techniques including GMAW steel welding
  • Demonstrated competency in scenic rigging principals and applications
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Familiarity with Creative Conner™ stage automation systems preferred but not required
  • Familiarity of pneumatic power principals preferred but not required
  • Familiarity of basic electrical power and control principals preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with CNC router programing (Aspire™) preferred but not required

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The position also requires the ability to frequently stand, walk, sit, and climb a ladder. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

This is a full-time seasonal hourly position. Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid time off, and 401k and 403b pension plans. Position begins early July 2018.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Phil Rundle
Production Manager
Phil.Rundle@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.

Deadline to apply: May 18, 2018

The Grants Manager oversees proposal generation for all grant funders, including corporate and private foundations, Government agencies, and the Playhouse’s yearly Sustainability Funding submissions to ArtsWave. Additionally, she/he conducts research, identifies prospects, and develops profiles on foundation, corporation, and government sources of funding. The Grants Manager is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Reports to: Director of Institutional Giving

Position Responsibilities:

• Manages all aspects of the ArtsWave proposal process, including:

o Coordinating reporting and surveying needs with marketing, education, production, finance, and other departments to ensure successful data tracking and reporting for ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action.
o Writing the proposal and creating appropriate charts and infographics that strengthen and support the argument in collaboration with other departments and Executive Staff.

• Working with the Director of Institutional Giving, develops and maintains a grant application calendar for all grant requests.

• Manages the Foundation and Government grant program, including identification and cultivation of new prospects, proposal writing, reporting, and grant fulfillment for General Operating, Program, Education, and Capital support. Specific proposals include the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council, among others.

• Maintains grant administration policies and procedures and manages all reporting requirements in accordance with CPIP, funder, state, local, and federal regulations.

• Serves as the department’s lead grants researcher, utilizing third-party prospect research software, Guidestar, and other resources to gather intelligence and prepare ongoing qualified prospect list of foundation and government funders.

• Manages detailed records on all current funders, both hard copy and electronic, and maintains records in Tessitura.

• All other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

• Exceptional writing skills required.

• Minimum three years of progressive experience in fundraising, preferably in grant writing.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to successfully manage and build relationships with individuals, corporate donors, foundation representatives, government officials, Board leadership, and Playhouse staff.

• Energetic, flexible and adaptable, and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.

• Ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced environment.

• A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

• Experience with Tessitura a plus.

• Appreciation for the performing arts and theater in particular.

• Bachelor’s degree required.

Physical Demands:

• The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

• The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

• This position is partially sedentary, and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Rachel Kirley
Development Director
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
rachel.kirley@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.
Deadline to apply: April 27, 2018

Reports to: Costume Shop Manager

Position Responsibilities:

  • Costume construction
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of costume stock, shop equipment, and inventory.
  • Aid the Cutter/Draper and First Hand (cutting, truing alteration markings, assist in fittings when needed).
Competencies:
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in a similar position (preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fabric preparation
  • Ability to cut basic patterns from fabric
  • Truing of alteration markings
  • Minor machine maintenance (rethreading, cleaning, and minor parts replacement)
  • Simple patterning (from existing garments, for simple shapes, or resizing from existing patterns)
  • Basic time management
  • Execute fitting notes independently
  • Basic computer skills required, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and email
  • Familiarity with domestic cover stitch machine, preferred but not required  
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The position also requires the ability to frequently stand, walk, sit, and climb a ladder. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

This is a full-time seasonal hourly position. Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid time off, and 401k and 403b pension plans. Position begins mid- late July 2018.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Gordon DeVinney
Costume Shop Manager
gordon.devinney@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.

Deadline to apply:
May 1, 2018
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

Child Actor Auditions: A Christmas Carol 

Auditions: Saturday, June 23
Callbacks: Sunday, June 24

We are holding auditions for children interested in performing our 2018 production of A Christmas Carol, presented by First Financial Bank. Nine area children will be 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, 2018. Children of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

“We've had a strong and committed group of young actors for a number of years, and the majority have aged-out. As a result, we have more open positions for young actors in the coming season and are excited to discover new talent,” says A Christmas Carol director Michael Evan Haney.

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. To register for an audition, click here.

AUDITION

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.

Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park holds a Local Equity Principal Auditions once per season. We see Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates. More information about the Local Equity Principal Auditions for our 2018-19 season will be announced later this season.

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. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.
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