Cleveland Play House Now Hiring – Multiple Positions

Cleveland Play House

The Cleveland Play House (CPH) is currently hiring for multiple positions.

See this page for full job descriptions and application instructions.

CPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CPH is on a journey to become an anti-racist theatre that actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Staff Accountant Job Description

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is seeking a Staff Accountant to join the Finance team.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Staff Accountant will perform various duties including reconciling bank and investment statements, oversee daily cash management, and preparing daily bank deposits. This position will also be responsible for reconciling petty cash, maintaining and updating department reports, completing tax exempt filings and performing month and yearend closing procedures in the Accounting System. Maintaining accurate financial records with strong organizational skills is critical to the role.


Teaching Artist Job Description

Cleveland Play House’s mission is to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards.

We believe in the importance of theatre education to the well-being of young people and the community that is its mission to serve. We use it as a tool to bond community with community; to bolster our knowledge of ourselves and others; to amplify our artistic awareness as participants and practitioners.

A main curriculum focus for our Teaching Artists is Cleveland Play House’s CARE Program. CARE is a theatre education program that draws on lessons from social-emotional learning theories, trauma-informed care, and evidence-based literacy learning for students in grades K-8. It uses theatre techniques and exercises to help students develop empathy and broaden their understanding of each other and the world around them, empowering them with valuable tools that can be applied throughout their lives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Promoting and Modeling CPH’s educational pedagogy: Creating an anti-racist, safe, positive and trauma-informed school that is culturally competent and creative.
  • Teaching (direct instruction, planning and implementation) in CARE and theatre enrichment programming.
  • Document weekly fidelity reporting and attendance logs.
  • Create and maintain positive school culture in collaboration with school staff. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Attend school meetings and trainings as necessary.
    • Assist in leading professional development sessions for school staff.
    • Correspond appropriately with school staff.
    • Attend special events with the school community.
    • Assist in facilitating students’ access to professional theatre opportunities at Cleveland Play House or elsewhere.
  • Cover for other Teaching Artists’ absences as needed.
  • Support the creation and implementation of enrichment programming and ongoing curriculum development. Including Cleveland Play House’s summer theatre programming.
  • Participate in CPH’s educational and artistic programs and trainings as required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Exhibit a strong commitment to working with educators and young people
  • Understanding of trauma-informed care and practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Teaching experience with diverse age groups in an urban educational setting is a plus.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; strong attention to detail. Culturally aware and experienced incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices across all platforms.
  • Ability to collect and analyze information, solve problems, and make decisions


Out of School Time (OST) Coordinator Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Out of School Time Learning, the OST Coordinator will be responsible for the operational success of the Afterschool Program at assigned site. With input from the school community (including youth), the OST Coordinator will ensure quality implementation in the ongoing development, delivery, evaluation and dissemination of their site-specific OST program.

In conversation with school community and Director of Out of School Time Learning, the OST Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement strategies to create a robust volunteer program including but not limited to the recruitment, registration, job descriptions and assignments and data collection.
  • Develop and implement strategies to create a robust partnership program that provides a variety of resources to the OST programs.
  • Research, develop and implement evidence-based out-of-school time programs aligned to school goals and OST requirements.
  • Research, develop and implement funding opportunities to grow and sustain OST programming.
  • Work with Director of OST and school community to develop objective performance measurements for sites, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees, program partners and volunteers.
  • Fill in as needed for OST Coordinators at the schools for sick days and any pre-arranged days off
  • Track all pertinent data relating to the outcomes of OST programming (student attendance, student performance, etc.) as required by the specific contracts and grants.
  • Participate and support all Family and Community Events as required by the specific contracts and Grants.
  • Act as an advocate in public spaces for all OST programming at CPH including but not limited to conferences, public events and speaking events.


Out of School Time (OST) Assistant Job Description

The OST Assistant with aide the OST Coordinator in daily program facilitation including tracking attendance, supporting program partners, tutors and club leaders, meal service, dismissal procedures and student transitions.


  • Assist the OST Coordinator with supervising groups and activities
  • Supervise students utilizing excellent behavior management skills during afterschool
  • Be present with students and knowledgeable about their needs at all times
  • Conduct a daily check-in with OST Coordinator to discuss concerns and solutions
  • Facilitate and assist community partners with afterschool programming
  • Make sure that OST Program is set up and ready for students and partners to arrive each day (this may include moving furniture, setting up supplies, and reorganizing the rooms for the following school day)
  • Assist in completing all forms and reports so that all incidents and actions are properly documented whenever necessary
  • Stay on-site to ensure that all students are picked up after programming dismissal and follow appropriate protocols for students who are not picked up on time


Technical Director

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is seeking a Technical Director to join the production team producing work for our main stages, New Ground Theatre Festival, Education productions, and the CWRU/CPH MFA program.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Leadership and Supervision:
    • Partner with the Associate Technical Director (ATD) to hire, train and supervise IATSE Scene Shop Head Carpenter, Deck Carpenter, four Scenic Carpenters, and occasional Overhire Carpenters; CPH is an IATSE apprentice house
    • Work closely with Paint Shop Charge Scenic Artist to plan shared work
    • Cultivate a collaborative, inclusive, and anti-racist culture in the scene shop by building culturally competent and generative relationships among staff, and immediately addressing instances of micro aggressive or harmful language or behavior
    • Support scene shop staff participation in CPH learning opportunities
    • Attend and run department meetings
    • Manage direct-report timesheets and personnel records
    • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment
  1. Designer Support and Collaboration:
    • Communicate with Designers to support and execute designs with a high artistic standard within resources of time, labor, materials, and budget
    • Ensure design changes are communicated to production team
    • Foster a design process that includes accessibility and cultural competency
    • Communicate with Stage Manager and Designer on rehearsal and tech notes
  1. Scenic Construction/Install/Tech Process:
    • Estimate materials and labor costs from Designer’s preliminary drawings; refine estimates with final drawings to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety, while maintaining the design vision
    • Create Vectorworks and CAD construction drawings from Designer’s plates
    • Source and purchase materials in a timely, resource-efficient way, prioritizing local, diverse and socially responsible vendors
    • Work with all production departments to create build, load-in and strike schedules
    • Manage construction, load in, installation, tech rehearsal and strike of all scenery
    • Train Run Crew in moving scenery
  1. Shop Maintenance:
    • Maintain shop, tools, equipment, stage rigging, theatrical systems, and stock
    • Recycle and reuse material as is possible and cost effective
    • Manage Scenic capital improvements
  1. Administration:
    • Maintain updated and accurate theatre plans
    • Maintain timely and up to date scenic expense tracking
    • Collaborate in policy setting, season planning, script reading and budgeting
    • Uphold CPH policies and procedures