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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks an organized, creative and digital-savvy Marketing Associate. The position executes the tactics in support of our multichannel marketing strategies.


Duties include but are not limited to:

• Builds and sends emails.
• Runs lists for email in Tessitura, our customer relationship management software.
• Maintains Bright Sign presentations in the lobby.
• Writes and posts social media content as directed, monitors comments/messages and responds appropriately as needed.
• Maintains and updates content on website pages.
• Creates new website pages and assists with website improvements.
• Creates simple fliers, forms and signage.
• Assists with in-house photography and edits photos for social media needs.
• Sizes photos for all uses in digital, print and signage.
• Writes cut lines for photos. Sends photo links to cast/creative team. Posts photos in Flickr.
• Keeps information on various online community calendars and websites up-to-date.
• Tracks media coverage and maintains media coverage log.
• Maintains production drop boxes of media coverage and materials for artists.
• Makes updates to the Marketing Sharepoint page.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree and internship or similar experience in a relevant field.
• A strong work ethic that demonstrates initiative, organization and attention to details, while being flexible and adaptable to change.
• Ability to juggle and track multiple projects and work with deadlines.
• Interest in theatre and the arts.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
• Experience with Photoshop and/or InDesign is desired, proficiency is preferred.
• Experience with a web content management system is preferred.
• Good business writing and editing skills.
• Ability to lift and carry 15-20 lbs.

Position Requirements:

• This is an entry-level, full-time, non-exempt position with benefits.
• Able to work some periodic evening or weekend hours, including time spent monitoring social media.
• Start date: June 17, 2019

To apply:
Provide a cover letter, writing sample and resume. Cover letter should summarize your qualifications for this position and why you are interested in working at the Playhouse.

Send to:
Sharon Weber Human
Resources Manager
Sharon.weber@cincyplay.com

Deadline to apply: May 3, 2019
No phone calls, please.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks a Marketing Administrative Coordinator to be in charge of organizing the production of the program and provide administrative support to the director and the department.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Assemble and organize the content and production of six show programs per season, which includes:

o Serving as the primary contact with OnStage Publications, publisher of the program
o Establishing the production schedule
o Creating the input documents for OnStage
o Collating and sending all gathered materials
o Assembling cast and title page and boilerplate content
o Responsible for the collection of bios and headshots, fact-check and edit bios for style and confirm approval from actors
o Working with the development department to collect sponsor ads and donor lists/info
o Tracking needs and deadlines for in-house ads
o Thoroughly proofread program drafts to ensure the accuracy and quality of all program content
o Produce large print programs.

• Fill out purchase orders for Playhouse invoices, enter them in expense spreadsheets and compare to budgets.
• Place and provide traffic instructions for radio, TV and print advertising.
• Collate and organize sponsorship results data.
• Update marketing spreadsheets as directed.
• Make updates to the Marketing Sharepoint page.
• Maintain archival files, manage inventory of marketing printed pieces, coordinate brochure distribution, and fulfill other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Two to three years of experience and an associate or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
• A strong work ethic that demonstrates initiative, organization and attention to details, while being flexible and adaptable to change.
• Excellent business writing and editing skills.
• Ability to juggle and track multiple projects and work with deadlines.
• Interest in theatre and the arts.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
• Experience with Photoshop and/or InDesign a plus.
• Ability to lift and carry 15-20 lbs.

Position Requirements:

• This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits.
• The ability to work some periodic evening or weekend hours is preferred.

To apply:
Provide a cover letter, writing sample and resume. Cover letter should summarize your qualifications for this position and why you are interested in working at the Playhouse.

Send to:
Sharon Weber
Human Resources Manager
Sharon.weber@cincyplay.com

Deadline to apply:
April 26, 2019
No phone calls, please.

 

Auditions

2019-20 Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be holding Equity Principal Auditions onsite on Monday, March 18, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will be seeing Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates. Non-union/Non-EMC actors are asked to submit their photo and resume. No video submissions accepted.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Playhouse at 513-345-2242 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will be scheduling appointments by phone only during these stated hours.

For auditions, please 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 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. only. Clearly marked music will be required for the accompanist.  No pre-recorded music please. Please bring a current 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, 2019, and March 31, 2019, for stage management interns for its 2019-20 season. Contracts are for the entire production season but vary from the end of July 2019 through early June 2020. 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 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.