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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. 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.

ARTISTIC/PRODUCTION


Staff Carpenter (IATSE Local 5)

The Staff Carpenter works in collaboration with the Technical Director (TD), Assistant TD (ATD), Charge Scenic Artist, and Lead Carpenter to ensure the successful fabrication, installation, strike, and safety of all elements of theatrical scenery, while maintaining a safe working environment.

To Apply:  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Sam Thompson, Technical Director at Sam.Thompson@cincyplay.com and Josh Escajeda, Director of Production at Josh.Escajeda@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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Electrician 1 – Lead Lighting Technician (IATSE Local 5)

Responsible for the planning, installation and maintenance of lighting equipment for productions at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (CPIP). Collaborates with Lighting Designers and CPIP Department Heads on the planning and execution of lighting and electrics elements in both the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre and Moe & Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre. Leads over hire crew and gives direction to all employees working in the Electrics Department.

This position operates under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local #5. Candidates are not required to be affiliated with IATSE to apply.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Josh Escajeda, Director of Production at Josh.Escajeda@cincyplay.com. This is a rolling application process, and the position will stay open until filled. If you would like to submit a digital portfolio, please attach 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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Scenic Carpenter (IATSE Local 5)

Responsible for fabricating, installing, and striking all elements of theatrical scenery. Candidates are not required to be affiliated with ITASE to apply.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Josh Escajeda, Director of Production at Josh.Escajeda@cincyplay.com. If you would like to submit a digital portfolio, please attach 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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Wardrobe Assistant

Responsible for running Wardrobe for assigned CPIP productions in association with the Costume Shop Manager, Stage Management teams, and other CPIP Wardrobe Staff. This position may supervise additional dressers as assigned.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Gordon Devinney at Gordon.DeVinney@cincyplay.com and Val Perez at Val.Perez@cincyplay.com. No phone calls, please.

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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 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: Val Perez, Production Manager, Val.Perez@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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EDUCATION


Teaching Artist Training Fellowship Program/ Summer Camp Counselors

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 work as a teaching artist. During the summer, fellows will serve as camp counselors for Playhouse summer camps, which includes working as teaching assistants and group leaders. They will learn by observing, assisting, co-teaching and then leading – all while receiving supplemental training 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, at Ariana.Moses@cincyplay.com. 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 Instructor

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 2024 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, Ignite Academy, 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 at Ariana.Moses@cincyplay.com. 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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After School Classes Teaching Artist

The Teaching Artist is responsible for check-in and check-out, implementing curriculum, teaching participants, communicating with partners onsite at the schools, 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 position is a part-time, temporary, seasonal position with an hourly rate of $35. The hours will be based on individual classes and the needs of the school/partner. Afterschool Classes take place in Fall, Winter, and Spring and are typically eight sessions that start between 2:00 and 3:30 and last 30 – 90 minutes. This position typically teaches 1-5 hours per week when classes are in session. This position requires travel to school and community center venues, including locations throughout the tri-state area. After School Teaching Artist will be paid for teaching time and 30 minutes total of travel/set up time per day.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Ariana Moses, Education Director, at Ariana.Moses@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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IN-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS TEACHING ARTIST

The In-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, 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, occasional position with an hourly rate of $25-$35. This position typically teaches between 5 and 30 hours per week on assigned weeks. School Workshops Teaching Artists will be paid for teaching time and 30 minutes total of entrance and exit time per day. Hours and weeks will be based on individual classes and the 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. 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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