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. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in all areas of its work, both on and offstage. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and life experiences to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

Patron Services


Part time - Patron Services Associate(s)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is searching for several Patron Services Associates to be provide excellent customer service for all aspects of ticketing operations and sales, both in-person and via the phone using the Tessitura arts enterprise system. The position works primarily in the Box Office but may also have required duties in the parking garage (outside), in other public spaces within the facility and at occasional outreach efforts outside the Playhouse.

The position will require work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends. Shift availability is 11:45am-4/5/5:30pm and 5/5:30/6-8 or end of intermission. The 2022-23 season runs March 11, 2022 – June 25, 2023. During the season, Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., Sunday from noon to 2:30 p.m. and Monday from noon to 5 p.m. Off-season, the hours are generally 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, but this can vary. The number of hours per week can range from 9-15 hours depending on show schedule.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Don Wong, Patron Services Director at Don.Wong@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier, Human Resources at Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Positions will remain posted until filled. No phone calls, please.

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Part-time – Parking Team

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is searching for Patron Services Associates to staff the parking garage prior to performances. Associates to provide excellent customer service for all aspects of parking operations The position works primarily outdoors in the parking garage. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who wants to work as part of a team, enjoy the benefits associated with working for the Playhouse in the Park, and only wants to work a few hours a day. Associates will also have opportunities in other public spaces within the facility and at occasional outreach efforts outside the Playhouse.

The 2022-23 season runs March 11 - June 25, 2023. During the season the average shift length is 2.5 hours. Typical hours Tuesday – Saturday evenings 5:30pm -745pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees noon until 2:15 pm, but they may vary. Great opportunity for students who would like short shifts and work between five -seventeen hours maximum per week.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Don Wong, Patron Services Director at Don.Wong@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier, Human Resources at Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Positions will remain posted until filled. No phone calls, please.

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Part-time – House Assistant

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is searching for several Patron Services Associates to serve as a House Assistant. Team member will provide excellent customer service for all aspects of Front of House operations. The position works primarily indoors but may also have required duties in the parking garage (outside), in other public spaces within the facility and at occasional outreach efforts outside the Playhouse. Reports directly to the both the House Supervisor and House Manager.

Number of hours per week vary based on performance schedule and can range from zero hours when there are no performances up to 20 hours. During the season, the house assistant arrives an hour and a half before the curtain and is generally released once the last guest has left the building. Shifts range from approximately 3 hours to as many as required by the performance or event. Typical hours Tuesday – Saturday evenings 5:30pm -closing of the building; Saturday and Sunday Matinees noon until closing of the building. There is also in the schedule 1 (one) Wednesday matinee at 1pm where the working hours are 11:00 am- end of the event and several weekday matiness during the month of December.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Joellyn Goos, House Manager, Joellyn.Goos@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier, Human Resources at Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com and Don Wong, Patron Services Director at Don.Wong@cincyplay.com. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone calls, please.

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Part Time - Bartender

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is searching for Bartenders. Members will provide excellent customer service for Front of House operations. The Bartender prepares cocktails, knows standard drinks, and offers suggestions to patrons of different wine/beer selections.

The position will require work outside regular business hours, including evenings and weekends. The 2022-23 season runs from March 11 - June 25, 2023. Shifts range from approximately 3 hours to as many as the performance or event requires. Typical hours are Tuesday – Saturday evenings, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday Matinees, noon until 4:00 pm.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Darren Cox, Bar Manager, Darren.Cox@cincyplay.com and cc: Amy Stier, Human Resources, Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com and Don Wong, Patron Services Director, Don.Wong@cincyplay.com. Positions will remain posted until filled. No phone calls, please.

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Education


Summer Camp Instructor

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks Summer Camp Instructors for our 2023 Summer Theatre Day Camp.

The instructor will teach a variety of classes that may include but are not limited to acting, improvisation, crafts, rehearsal and performance, writing, singing, dance, and other specialties for one to eight weeks during our 2023 summer. In addition to their teaching duties, Instructors will help to mentor Teaching Artist Fellows during the course of the camp day by co-teaching, observing teaching and providing feedback. Some instructors may also be asked to direct for our Performance Academies. Instructors may be assigned to any of our locations over the course of the summer including: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park/Pilgrim Chapel and Mason Community Center/Mason Middle School.

The instructor is responsible for teaching participants, implementing curriculum, directing and mentoring teaching Artist Fellows, as requested, and collaborating with Playhouse Education Staff and other professional artists. They are responsible for following lesson plans and maintaining a positive and exciting camp environment.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, and Amy Stier, Human Resources, using this application link: https://form.jotform.com/223547060326148 No phone calls please.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified.

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Teaching Artist Training Fellowship Program/ Summer Camp Counselors

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks Teaching Artist Fellowship Program/ Summer Camp Counselors for our 2023 Summer Theatre Day Camp.

The Teaching Artist Training Fellowship at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is designed to provide pedagogical training in a practical environment for emerging artists interested in pursuing teaching artistry as a career or to supplement their income as working artists. During Playhouse summer camps, fellows will serve as camp counselors, which includes working as teaching assistants and group leaders. They will learn by observing, assisting, co-teaching and then leading – all while receiving supplemental trainings throughout the summer. The beginning weeks of camp focus on learning the processes and procedures of the day-to-day operations of a large-scale education program like summer camp, practicing classroom management skills and observing different teaching styles, followed by weekly online learning, analysis, and discussion. In weeks following, fellows will begin the transition from assistant teacher to co- and lead teachers. As Teaching Artist Fellows/counselors, participants in the training program will help to facilitate all aspects of camp, including serving as role models who assist and motivate campers. Throughout the day counselors facilitate their group's activities, complete check-in and check-out of students, proctor camper breaks, and support Teaching Artists as teaching assistants during classes, among other projects as assigned.

To Apply:/ Qualified candidates should submit a resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, and Amy Stier, Human Resources, using this application link https://form.jotform.com/220093890406151. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified.

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Summer Camp Site Leader

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks three Summer Camp Site Leaders for our 2023 Summer Theatre Day Camp program.

Site Leaders oversee the facilitation of all aspects of the day to day of camp including, but not limited to; check-in and check-out, basic parent communication, materials and room prep, implementing the staff break plan, and class rotations. They are instrumental in creating and maintaining a positive and exciting camp environment. Ideal candidates are currently attending college, are recent college graduates or possess relevant experience, have experience working with children and are enthusiastic about summer camps. Site Leader will be assigned to our Mason locations over the course of the summer which are Mason Community Center and Mason Middle School.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, and Amy Stier, Human Resources, using this application link: https://form.jotform.com/223547060326148 No phone calls please.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified.

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Summer Camp Launchpad Family Coordinator

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks a Summer Camp Launchpad Family Coordinator for our 2023 Summer Theatre Day Camp program.

The Launchpad and Family Coordinator will, prior to each week of camp, reach out to parents/guardians to check in regarding students and obtain additional information about children who will be attending camp each week. During the camp week they will give support to all students at summer camp with special attention paid to students enrolled in or needing the resources provided by the Launchpad program during our 2023 summer camp. They will help to mentor Teaching Artist Fellows in how to work with and support the needs of all learners during the course of the camp day by observing and providing feedback.

Coordinators may be assigned to either of our locations over the course of the summer including: Mason Community Center/Mason Middle School and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park/Pilgrim Chapel.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, and Amy Stier, Human Resources, using this application link: https://form.jotform.com/223547060326148 No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified.

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School Workshops Teaching Artist

The School Workshop Teaching Artist is responsible for teaching participants using theatre and arts integration techniques, implementing curriculum, communicating with teachers and partners onsite at the schools, mentoring Interns, as requested, and collaborating with Playhouse Education Staff and other professional artists. They are responsible for following lesson plans and maintaining a positive and exciting classroom environment.

This is a temporary, seasonal position with an hourly rate of $35. School Workshops Teaching Artists will be paid for teaching time and 30 minutes total of entrance and exit time per day. Hours will be based on individual classes and needs of the school.

This position requires travel to school locations throughout the tri-state area. Qualified candidates must be flexible and able to take School Workshop assignments in a variety of locations, therefore, candidates must possess reliable transportation.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, at Ariana.Moses@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier at Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified.

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After School Classes Teaching Artist

The Teaching Artist is responsible for check in and check out, teaching participants, implementing curriculum, communicating with partners onsite at the schools, mentoring Interns, as requested, and collaborating with Playhouse Education Staff and other professional artists. They are responsible for following lesson plans and maintaining a positive and exciting classroom environment.

This is a temporary, seasonal position with an hourly rate of $35. After School Teaching Artist will be paid for teaching time and 30 minutes total of entrance and exit time per day. Hours will be based on individual classes and needs of the school/partner.

This position requires travel to school and community center venues including locations throughout the tri-state area. Qualified candidates must be flexible and able to take After School Classes in a variety of locations, therefore, candidates must possess reliable transportation.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, at Ariana.Moses@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier at Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be filled as soon as the successful candidates are identified.

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Artistic/Production


Over-hire Backstage Crew

Playhouse in the Park seeks over-hire backstage crew in multiple departments to be responsible for running various technical elements of shows during performances. Physical locations for this job will include the new, state-of-the-art Mainstage Theatre Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre and the recently renovated Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theater, and the accompanying backstage and support areas. These positions report directly to the Production Stage Manager and Stage Management Staff.

These are temporary positions that will span 4-8 weeks between February 2023 – June 2023 depending on the production. These positions will require work outside normal business hours, including, but not limited to, evenings and weekends.

To Apply:/ Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references to Josh Escajeda, Director of Production, at Josh.Escajeda@cincyplay.com and cc Amy Stier at Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as the successful candidate is identified. No phone calls, please.

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First Hand

The First Hand assists the Cutter/Draper in the construction of all new costumes and the alteration of pulled or purchased costumes for each production under the direction of the Cutter/Draper & Costume Shop Manager. The First Hand supervises the Stitchers in the sewing and construction of costumes. The First-Hand works as part of a team to keep a clean and safe work area and to produce garments in a timely manner.

This is a full-time, seasonal position.  Benefits include medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, paid time off including vacation and sick time, and 401k pension plan with employer match.  

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Gordon DeVinney, Costume Shop Manager , Gordon.Devinney@cincyplay.com and Amy Stier, Payroll & Benefits Specialist, Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Review of materials will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

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Stage Carpenter/Swing 3

Primarily responsible for Run Crew duties in our new state-of-the-art Mainstage Theatre Complex Mo & Jack’s Place, The Rouse Theater with a specific focus on deck carpentry and automation. At times may be assigned to work in other departments.

This is a full-time, seasonal, non-exempt hourly position. Benefits include health insurance (through the union) and paid vacation and sick leave. Current IATSE membership is not a prerequisite

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Josh Escajeda, Director of Production, Josh.Escajeda@cincyplay.com and cc: Amy Stier, Human Resources, Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Review of applications will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

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Run Crew – Swing 4

Responsible primarily for Run Crew duties in our state-of-the-art Mainstage Theatre Complex, Moe and Jack's Place — The Rouse Theatre, with a specific focus on audio and electrical support. At times may be assigned to work in other departments.

This is a full-time, seasonal position. Benefits include health insurance (through the union) and paid vacation and sick time. Current IATSE membership is not a prerequisite to apply.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Josh Escajeda, Director of Production Josh.Escajeda@cincyplay.com and cc: Amy Stier, Human Resources, Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com If you would like to submit a digital portfolio please attached it in .pdf form or provide a link to an online source in the body of the email. Hard copies of portfolios will not be accepted at this time. Review of materials will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

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Administration


IT Applications Specialist

The Application Specialist will facilitate the implementation, development, and support of the entire Playhouse organization in its use of the Tessitura CRM software, financial accounting software (currently Great Plains), and other lines of business software used across the organization. The position reports to the Director of Operations and is a full-time, salaried position with benefits (health, dental, vision, 401k with match, life insurance).

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Bridget Siedlecki, Director of Operations Bridget.Siedlecki@cincyplay.com and cc: Amy Stier, Human Resources Amy.Stier@cincyplay.com. Review of materials will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

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Auditions


 

 

Annual Local Non-Equity General Auditions

Non-Equity General Audition submissions are closed 2022-2023 Season.

Annual Equity Principal Auditions

Annual Equity Principal Audition submissions are closed for the 2022-23 Season.

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting and Education Internship Program

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting and Education Internship program is designed for emerging artists to build a sustainable career as working actors, community artists and teaching artists. The industry landscape is changing, and we believe it’s imperative that actors have a diverse portfolio of work that sets them up for professional longevity. Through this program, interns develop acting skills as well as teaching artistry and community engagement skills while being immersed in a practical experience environment. This intensive program simulates the multi-tasking that’s required of today’s working artists as they balance performance, teaching and supplemental work simultaneously.

Internship submissions are closed for the 2022-23 Season.

Annual Youth General Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will not be holding their Youth General auditions for our annual production of A Christmas Carol as it is on hiatus in the 2022-2023 season. Please check back next fall for updated information.

 

For information on our script submission policy, visit this page.

 
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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 accepts applications between January and March each year for stage management interns in the upcoming season, which generally begin in the fall. Contracts are for the entire production season but vary from the end of July through early June. 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 Andrea.Shell@cincyplay.com or send by mail to:

Andrea L. Shell, Production Stage Manager
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

 
Gina Milo and Nick Cearley in Little Shop of Horrors. Teagan Farmer and Stephen Tait in A Christmas Carol, presented by First Financial Bank. Byron St. Cyr and Shayna Nicole Small in Buddy Holly: The Buddy Holly Story. Damien Boykin at an Off the Grid Event. Eduardo Enrikez and Esperanza América in Destiny of Desire. The cast of In the Heights. Photos by Mikki Schaffner.