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

 

Position Overview:
House Assistants must be self-motivated individuals who are capable of working in a fast paced, exciting entertainment environment and communicate effectively with patrons, volunteers, and in-house staff while positively representing the face of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Reports to:
House Staff Supervisors

Position Responsibilities:
Pre-show set up, assisting with volunteer usher assignments, trouble-shooting seating issues, tabulating house counts, completing appropriate forms, and additional duties as deemed necessary for individual productions.

This is a seasonal, part-time position in which Candidates will be required to work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends.

Skills needed:
An ideal candidate has excellent people skills with strong organizational skills, solid interpersonal/communication skills, be a team player, and able to handle the stress of customer service well.

Physical Requirements:
Able to handle light physical labor (lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 lbs.). Candidate will be required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must be able to negotiate stairs (up and down) without assistance.

To Apply:
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Joellyn Goos, House Staff Supervisor at joellyn.goos@cincyplay.com or to same c/o Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Deadline for applications: Dec. 7, 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 immediately.

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

Deadline to apply: Dec. 21, 2018

 

Auditions

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 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.