Reports to: Development Director
Direct Reports: Capital Campaign Manager and Capital Campaign Assistant
Position Overview: The Director of Major Gifts — Capital Campaign is a critical member of the senior development staff, primarily overseeing contributions below $100,000 to the Playhouse’s Directing the Future Capital Campaign. The Director of Major Gifts — Capital Campaign 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 will also manage the Capital Campaign Manager and the Capital Campaign assistant in their daily tasks including but not limited to broad-based solicitations, administrative support, and prospect research. 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 is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Human Resources Manager
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle Cincinnati, OH 45202
No phone calls, please.
Reports to: Production Stage Manager and Stage Management Staff
Position Overview: Over-hire Run Crew may work in any department and are responsible for running various technical elements of shows during performance. Physical locations for this job will include the Marx and Shelterhouse Theatres, and the accompanying backstage and support areas. These are temporary positions that will span 5-6 weeks between September, 2019 – June, 2020, depending on the production. These positions will require work outside normal business hours, including, but not limited to, evenings and weekends.
Position Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Competencies (all positions) include:
Physical Demands (all positions):
All interested candidates should submit a resume and 2 references to:
Jessica Lucas, Assistant Production Manager
No phone calls please.
Deadline to Apply: Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
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.
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.
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 email@example.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 are asked to submit photos and resumes via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your resume should be in either a Word or PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF file.
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 email@example.com or send by mail to:
Jenifer Morrow, Production Stage Manager
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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.