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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

Position Overview
The Director of Campaign Operations is a critical member of the senior development staff, in charge of contributions from individual, institutional and government donors to the Playhouse’s Directing the Future Capital Campaign. The Director of Campaign Operations works independently and with the Development Director, executive staff and board-level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts of all levels for the campaign. They will also work closely with the Development Director, the Director of Individual Giving and the Director of Institutional Giving to ensure that prospect coordination and management is strategic and effective across all of the Playhouse’s fundraising campaigns. The Director is a driven, high-functioning member of the development staff, serving as a leader along with their fellow senior development staff. The Director of Campaign Operations is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Reports to: Development Director

Direct Reports: Capital Campaign Manager and Capital Campaign Assistant

Position Responsibilities:


Fundraising (75%)

• Manages a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects, both individual and institutional, for the capital campaign. They will be actively identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospects.
• Oversees the prospect identification work. Looks to the Playhouse’s substantial patron database to identify key prospects. Will also oversee the large public campaign with mass solicitations that will potentially include direct mail, digital and telefunding solicitation efforts.
• Develops a written cultivation plan for each donor in Portfolio, setting bench marks for solicitation date and amount.
• In conjunction with the Capital Campaign Assistant, maintains Plans in Tessitura CRM on each prospect with documentation of active and passive moves on a regular basis for each prospect with the goal of at least one passive move a month for each prospect and one active move a quarter for each prospect.
• Works with the Board, Executive Staff, Development Director and Campaign Staff to coordinate the large scale solicitation plan for the capital campaign. Oversees the planning, scheduling and solicitations executed by other parties while managing their own portfolio.
• Works with the senior level fundraising team on prospect management and high level strategic planning with the goal of maintaining and growing the annual campaign while successfully completing the capital campaign.

Management (25%)

• Supervises the Capital Campaign Manager and the Capital Campaign Assistant, ensuring department goals are being achieved and facilitating strong inter- and intra-department communications.
• Provides guidance to the Capital Campaign Manager in the successful cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of their own portfolio of prospects.
• Serves as one of the primary staff liaisons for the Capital Campaign Cabinet in conjunction with the Development Director, the Capital Campaign Manager and the Capital Campaign Assistant.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

• Minimum 5 years experience in development management position.
• Experience in supervising and motivating staff to achieve high performance goals.
• Direct experience with annual fund campaigns. Experience in capital campaigns a plus.
• Proven track record in solicitation and securing major gifts.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience in working with board members and other high level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
• Willingness and ability to learn donor software and utilize the system for moves management, report preparation and other data needs.
• A desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to successfully manage several priorities on a regular basis.
• Desire to be an integral leader of a high functioning development team.
• A passion for theatre and/or the arts is highly desirable.
• Bachelor’s degree required. CFRE and/or Master’s degree preferred.

Physical Demands:

• The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 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
sharon.weber@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.

Deadline for applications: July 8, 2019

Position Overview
The Capital Campaign Assistant provides critical, high-level administrative support to the Director of Campaign Operations and the Capital Campaign Manager. They will also provide event planning and execution support to the Development Events Manager for any events directly related to the capital campaign. The Capital Campaign Assistant is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Reports to: Director of Campaign Operations

Position Responsibilities:

Administrative Support (60%)

• Assist the Director of Campaign Operations and the Capital Campaign Manager with administrative responsibilities that include:

o drafting correspondence;
o meeting scheduling and confirmation;
o meeting document preparation including agendas, lists and meeting minutes;
o assisting with prioritization and follow up of voicemails and emails;
o donor file updates and maintenance, both hard copy and electronic; and
o other administrative responsibilities as assigned, to be executed at the highest level of quality and attention to detail.

• Enter Capital Campaign meetings, notes and contact reports into Tessitura. Ensure that all Capital Campaign data entry is completed in a timely manner and all acknowledgment letters are generated promptly.
• Maintain and update Capital Campaign project calendar; ensure deadlines are met for priority projects.
• Manage Capital Campaign stationary printing and updates as needed. Assist Director of Campaign Operations and Capital Campaign Manager with management of campaign collateral from inception to final print runs.

Event Assistance (30%)

• Supplement the sophisticated event management work managed by the Development Events Manager that includes but is not limited to:

o invitation mailing list and invitation design and production;
o RSVP tracking;
o vendor management logistics;
o drafting timelines and talking points;
o day-of event management; and
o post-event follow up as directed.

Prospect Research (10%)

• Supplement the prospect research work managed by the Director of Campaign Operations that includes but is not limited to:

o preparing prospect profiles to supplement the Solicitation Briefings written by the Director of Campaign Operations by using Wealth Engine and other databases;
o researching institutions as assigned by the Director of Campaign Operations, the Grants Manager and/or the Director of Institutional Giving to be discussed by Campaign leadership; and
o all other research projects as assigned.

Competencies:

• Strong organizational skills including careful attention to detail.
• Solid judgment and common sense.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Strong computer skills including high proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Experience with development software, database programs and/or Tessitura.
• Experience working on special events for non-profit organizations.
• Minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• A desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to successfully manage several priorities on a regular basis.
• A passion for theatre and/or the arts is desirable.

Physical Demands:

• The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 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
sharon.weber@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.

Deadline for applications: June 21, 2019

 

Auditions

Child Actor Auditions

A Christmas Carol
Once on This Island

Auditions: June 29, 2019
Callback Auditions: June 30, 2019

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.

For Once on This Island, we will audition girls for Little Ti Moune. The role calls for a young actress of Black/African descent, who is 9 to 12 years old and is energetic, confident, funny and sweet. She must have a strong vocal range of E Flat above C to D Flat 2 above C. Auditioners should prepare a short 1-minute monologue or poem and a short 16-32 measure song to sing. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring in sheet music.

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 for A Christmas Carol and for Once on This Island. All roles receive compensation. All auditions will be held at the Playhouse, located in Eden Park at the edge of Mt. Adams.

Book an Audition

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.

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.