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.

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Job Openings

Director of Major Gifts

The Director of Major Gifts is a critical member of the senior development staff, primarily overseeing major contributions to the Playhouse's Annual Campaign and Directing the Future Capital Campaign. The Director of Major Gifts works collaboratively with the Development Director, executive staff and board-level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of all major gifts for annual operations and for the campaign. They will also work closely with the Development Director, Director of Institutional Giving and Director of Donor Relations to ensure that prospect coordination and management is strategic and effective across all of the Playhouse's fundraising campaign. 

This is a full-time exempt position with benefits reporting to the Director of Development. Evening and weekend hours are often required. 

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Bethany Doverspike, Director of Development, at bethany.doverspike@cincyplay.com , and 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.

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Patron Services Associates

We are searching for Patron Services Associates to 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 will also have required duties in the parking garage (outside), in other public spaces within the facility and at occasional outreach efforts outside the Playhouse.

These are part-time, non-exempt, seasonal positions. There is no guaranteed minimum number of hours per week and flexibility is necessary. 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.

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Don Wong, Ticketing Services Manager at don.wong@cincyplay.com. Positions will remain posted until filled.

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Front of House Staff

Front of House Staff are self-motivated individuals who enjoy working in an exciting entertainment environment by providing a positive patron experience for all patrons while working collaboratively with volunteers, ticketing and production staff. 

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Joellyn Goos, House Staff Supervisor at joellyn.goos@cincyplay.com, and cc Amy Stier at amy.stier@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. 

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A Christmas Carol Overhire Run Crew

Responsible for running various technical elements on our 30th production of A Christmas Carol during performance at the direction of the Playhouse house staff. Physical locations for this job are all of the various levels of the Marx Theatre, and the accompanying backstage and support areas.

This is a temporary position that will span 7 weeks, and will require work mostly outside normal business hours, including, but not limited to, evenings and weekends.

To download the full position listing, click here.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Jessica Lucas, Associate Production Manager, at Jessica.Lucas@cincyplay.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as the successful candidate is identified.

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Auditions

 

 

Call for Entries

We're proud to partner with The Breath Project to create a national archive of 8-minute-and-46-second works from multidisciplinary theatre artists of color who are responding to this moment in history. All submissions that meet the guidelines will be included in the archive.

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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.

Auditions for the 2021-22 Bruce E. Coyle Acting and Education Internship Program are now closed. Learn more information about the program on our Acting and Education Internship Program page.

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Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be holding their Equity Principal Auditions for their 2021-22 Season via electronic submissions. Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates local to the Tri-State region of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky may submit a photo, resume and audition materials. Please submit 1 or 2 (contrasting) monologue(s) not to exceed three minutes. If submitting a song, please include it in the three-minute time limit. Your resume should be in PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG file.

Annual Local Equity Principle Auditions are closed for the 2021-22 season. Check back in the Spring for details on auditions for the 2022-23 season.

Annual Local Non-Equity General Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be holding their Non-Equity General Auditions for their 2021-22 Season via electronic submissions. Non-Equity actors must reside within a 60-mile radius of Cincinnati, OH to be considered. Actors may submit a photo, resume and audition materials. Please submit 2 (contrasting) monologues, not to exceed three minutes. If submitting a song, please include it in the three-minute time limit. Your resume should be in PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG file. 

Annual Local Non-Equity General Auditions are closed for the 2021-22 season. Check back in the Spring for details on auditions for the 2022-23 season.

Non-Local Equity Principal Auditions

Casting for actors located outside of the Tri-State region of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky will take place in New York City through Stephanie Klapper Casting. Please note in your email that you are submitting your audition via the Playhouse's website.

Non-local Equity Principal Auditions are closed for the 2021-22 season. Check back in the Spring for details on auditions for the 2022-23 season.

Annual Youth General Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be holding their Youth General auditions for our annual production of A Christmas Carol and other potential youth roles in their 2021-22 Season via electronic submissions. Youth actors must be between 6-13 years old and reside within a 50-mile radius of Cincinnati, OH to be considered. Youth actors may submit a photo, a list or paragraph about theatre experience and audition materials. Please submit 1 monologue, story or poem approximately 1 minute long. If a singer, feel free to add a short song, not to exceed 16-32 bars. The theatre experience document should be in PDF format with name and contact information included at the top, and the picture should be saved as a JPEG file. 

Youth General Auditions are closed for the 2021-22 season. Check back in the Spring for details on auditions for the 2022-23 season.

 

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

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting and Education Internship Program

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting and Education Internship returns for the 2021-22 season! Residency dates for 2021-22 are Nov. 1, 2021, to May 27, 2022. To learn more about this program, visit the Acting and Education Internship Program page.

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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.