Cleveland Play House Now Hiring – FT, PT 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.

Associate Lighting Supervisor

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is seeking an Associate Lighting Supervisor to join the production team.

This position traditionally works Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. with occasional evenings/weekends to support the tech/preview process as determined by Lighting Supervisor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Lighting Supervisor (LS) in all aspects of planning and preparing the installation of the Light Plot for all CPH shows, CPH/CWRU MFA shows and special events.
  • Supervise IATSE crew during all work calls; including prep, hang, focus, notes, and strike.
  • Work with LS to create daily work note lists.
  • Train and coach followspot operators, as needed for production.
  • Maintain current updated equipment inventories.
  • Configure MIDI show control to network control signal from EOS to audio/video consoles.
  • Professionally represent Cleveland Play House to outside personnel including visiting artists, and patrons.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Attend and participate in all assigned staff training sessions, department meetings, show-specific trainings and potential committee or affinity groups within the organization.


Creative Community Builder Job Description

The Creative Community Builder will play an integral role in building a just community in partnership with community members and key stakeholders through theatre and arts education. The Creative Community Builder will create a conducive environment for people to come together to create, develop, and grow. They act as a conduit for people to identify existing cultural and creative assets and leverage them for community revitalization and change.

The Creative Community Builder also advocates for historically marginalized community members by stewarding and evaluating strategic partnerships engineered to remove barriers that hinder a more equitable arts and education community.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with the Director of Community Development to strategically develop the community builder’s initiative within a mutually identified community.
  • Act as an advocate in internal and external spaces for all community-based programming at CPH including but not limited to meetings, board events, conferences, public events, and speaking
  • Work closely with the Director of Community Development to develop and realize program(s) goals, and advocate for the community identified by:
    • Meeting with community groups or individuals to understand what is most important to them and develop action plans together.
    • Supporting community members’ ideas and concepts for justice work in the greater
    • Creating and curating theatre-focused programming initiatives.
    • Participating in conversations with community leaders to plan a shared response to a social issue or develop a theatre project.
    • Teaching and facilitating art-based learning through a social justice lens.
    • Engaging community members to participate in art creation, theatre-education classes, volunteer opportunities, and workforce development experiences.
    • Participating in grassroots fundraising efforts that led to project sustainability.
    • Training community members in leadership development and organizing skills.
    • Planning and generating turnout for community-centered
    • Connecting community members with theatre opportunities at Cleveland Play House and beyond.


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