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

 

Responsibilities:
This position is primarily assigned to Deck Run Crew but may at times be assigned to work in other departments.

Competencies:
  • Self-motivated team player that handles pressure well while working in a deadline-oriented industry and embracing a safety-oriented work environment.
  • The ability to self-critique and correct their work while maintaining sensitivity to the overall artistic vision is paramount.
  • A BFA in Technical Production or equivalent experience.
  • Run crew experience on complicated shows with multiple effects, crew people, and transition shifts.
  • Experience with stage rigging, both counterweight and chain motor.
  • Familiarity with installation, operation and maintenance of stage and scenery equipment such as winches, pneumatics and hydraulic actuators, and motion control systems.
  • Experience with basic theatrical electrics, to include hanging, circuiting, and focusing of standard stage lighting units.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Able to climb and perform work on ladders.

This is a full-time, seasonal position and is represented by IATSE Local 5. Current IATSE membership is not a prerequisite. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation. Position begins mid-August, 2018.

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

Deadline to apply: July 6, 2018

Responsibilities:
This position is assigned to the Scene Shop and is primarily responsible for building scenery, load-in and strike of shows. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Competencies:

  • Self-motivated team player that handles pressure well while working in a deadline oriented industry and embracing a safety orientated work environment.
  • Able to self-critique and correct their work while maintaining sensitivity to the overall artistic vision is paramount.
  • A BFA in Technical Production or equivalent experience, with 3 years additional professional experience.
  • A documented ability to produce high quality finished scenery from theatrical construction prints using a variety of materials including wood, steel, aluminum, foam, plastics, and fabric.
  • Proficient in steel MIG welding.
  • Experience with CNC and vacuform machinery, and construction techniques.
  • Experience with stage rigging, both counterweight and chain motor.
  • Familiarity with installation, operation and maintenance of stage and scenery equipment such as winches, pneumatics and hydraulic actuators, and motion control systems.
  • Familiarity with basic electrical principals and safety, including basic troubleshooting and reading of schematics.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Able to climb and perform work on ladders.

This is a full-time, seasonal position and is represented by IATSE Local 5. Current IATSE membership is not a prerequisite. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation. Position begins early July, 2018.

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

Deadline to apply:
June 29, 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

Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Monday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park holds Local Equity Principal Auditions once per season. The 2018-19 Equity Principal Auditions will be held onsite at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park on May 21, 2018, 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.

To schedule an appointment, contact 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 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.

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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. Children are asked to prepare very short 30-second or one-minute long monologue, poem or story with a British accent. Callbacks will be on Sunday with readings from the play.

“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.


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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