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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. 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

Reports to: Director of Education and Community Engagement

Position Overview:
The Education Associate Producer is responsible for managing the production, technical and logistical components of the education department’s artistic programming at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. They will work collaboratively with the production department as the education department liaison. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:


· Act as the Education Department liaison to Company Management, Stage Management and Production Departments
· Oversee department scheduling and internal communications
· Serve as Associate Producer and Stage Manager for:

· Off the Grid performances and events
· Outreach Tour
· Summer Performance Academies and camps
· Community Events

· Support department programs and projects as assigned
· Serve as the Program and Road Manager for the Outreach Tour program

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. The position requires touring approximately 16 weeks in the season. Evening and weekend hours are regularly required.

Competencies:

· Demonstrated experience as a producer
· Minimum three years of experience as a Stage Manager
· Experience with casting preferred
· Strong verbal and written communication skills.
· Ability to successfully manage and build relationships with individuals, partners, community members, patrons, Board leadership, and Playhouse staff.
· Energetic, flexible and adaptable, and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.
· Ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member in a fast-paced environment.
· A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
· Proficient with project and event management
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
· Experience with Tessitura a plus.
· Bachelor’s degree required.
· Experience teaching and directing youth, event planning and post show discussion facilitation is a plus.

Physical Demands:

· The employee must be able to lift and/or move 15-20 pounds.
· Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Daunielle Rasmussen
Director of Education and Community Engagement
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
daunielle.rasmussen@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.

Deadline to Apply: May 23, 2019

The Grants Manager oversees proposal generation for all grant funders, including corporate and private foundations, government entities, and the Playhouse’s yearly Sustaining Impact Grant submissions to ArtsWave. Additionally, they conduct research, identify prospects, collaborates on the formation of institutional funding strategy and develops profiles on foundation, corporation, and government funding sources. They also prepare reports for submission to funders as necessary to fulfill stated requirements in grant agreements. The Grants Manager is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours as part of department responsibilities are sometimes required.

Reports to: Director of Institutional Giving

Position Responsibilities

• Manages all aspects of the ArtsWave application process, including:

• Coordination of reporting and surveying needs with marketing, education, production, finance, and other departments to ensure successful data tracking and reporting for ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action.
• Writing the application/interim reports and creating appropriate attachments and infographics that strengthen and support the argument in collaboration with other departments and Executive Staff.

• With the Director of Institutional Giving, develops and maintains the annual grant application calendar for all grant proposals and requests.
• Manages the Foundation and Government grant program, including identification and cultivation of new prospects, proposal writing, reporting, and grant fulfillment for General Operating, Program, Education, and Capital support. Specific proposals include the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council, among others.
• Maintains grant administration policies and procedures and manages all reporting requirements in accordance with CPIP, funder, state, local, and federal regulations.
• Serves as the department’s lead grants researcher, utilizing third-party prospect research software, Guidestar, and other resources to gather intelligence and prepare an ongoing qualified prospect list of foundation and government funders
• Manages detailed records on all current funders, both hard copy and electronic, and maintains clear, up-to-date records in Tessitura.
• Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

• Exceptional writing skills required.
• Minimum three years of progressive experience in fundraising, preferably in grant writing.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to successfully manage and build relationships with individuals, corporate donors, foundation representatives, government officials, Board leadership, and Playhouse staff.
• Energetic, flexible and adaptable, and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.
• Ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member in a fast-paced environment.
• A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Experience with Tessitura a plus.
• Appreciation for the performing arts and theater in particular.
• Bachelor’s degree required.

Physical Demands

• This position is largely sedentary in an office setting.
• The employee may occasionally lift and/or move 15-20 pounds.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Bethany Doverspike
Director of Institutional Giving
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
bethany.doverspike@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.

Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2019

 

Auditions

Child Actor Auditions

A Christmas Carol
Once on This Island

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.

Book an Audition

2019-20 Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

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.

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, 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 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.