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


Winter/Spring Semester 2019 (January – May)
10 - 15 hours per week

Rate: $10/hour

Position Overview:
The Marketing/Communications Intern will assist in a variety of strategies and tactics to support all areas of the department. Responsibilities may vary depending on the chosen intern’s skills and schedule. The Marketing/Communications Intern will report to the Digital Marketing Manager on web and email duties, and to the Content Marketing Manager on writing projects.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Writing for Playhouse publications and blog
• Building marketing/promotional emails in WordFly
• Uploading content to the website (Sitefinity CMS)
• Administrative work as needed


• Must be a junior or senior from Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati or Xavier University, majoring in communications, marketing or public relations.
• Excellent writing and editing skills are a must.
• Experience with or exposure to a Web Content Management System and/or an email marketing software.
• A strong work ethic that demonstrates initiative and creative thinking.
• Interest in theatre and the arts is a plus.

To Apply:
Submit your resume, cover letter and two writing samples in PDF form to:
Aly Michaud
Digital Marketing Manager
No phone calls, please.

Deadline to apply:
Nov. 16, 2018

The Finance Manager will oversee all financial operations for the Playhouse, is a member of Senior Staff, and reports directly to the Artistic and Managing Directors. The Finance Manager is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.

Position Responsibilities:

• Oversee all financial operations for the Playhouse including all accounting and cash management.
• Maintain general ledger and permanent and restricted asset schedules.
• Manage all internal and external financial reporting including monthly financial statements, annual statements for the audit, and all necessary grant proposal and reporting.
• Work with Managing Director to create annual operating budget and monthly financial projections.
• Establish and revise as necessary all accounting procedures.
• Serve as the principal liaison for Endowment Fund managers.
• Supervise one full-time finance associate and one full-time receptionist.
• Provide oversight of the IT Department, supervision of one full-time IT employee, and serve as liaison with the outside managed services company.
• Serve as staff representative on the Board’s Finance Committee and serve as principal liaison for the Board’s Audit Committee.
• Responsible for gathering and reporting data for the annual audit.
• Assist auditors in completion of the annual 990 return.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting or equivalent professional experience required, CPA preferred.
• 5+ years of finance experience in not-for-profit accounting required.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software: Excel, Word, Outlook required.
• Working knowledge of Great Plains Accounting, Tessitura, FRX, and Adaptive Insights preferred.
• Must possess strong organizational and analytic skills and attention to detail.
• Must be able to manage multiple projects with competing demands while maintaining commitment to excellence.
• Must be able to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements and exercise good judgment.
• Experience with capital campaigns a plus.
• An appreciation for the performing arts and theater in particular is preferred.

Physical Demands:

• The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop or kneel.
• 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:
Sharon Weber
Human Resources Manager
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

No phone calls, please.
Deadline to apply: October 26, 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


  • 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 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.


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 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 Your resume should be in either a Word or PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF file.



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 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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