Cleveland Public Theatre Now Hiring – FT, PT Positions

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is now hiring for multiple positions — click the links below for complete job descriptions. CPT will be accepting applications for these positions until the roles are filled.

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CPT’s Core Education Principles

CPT education programs follow four guiding principles that reflect our pedagogical, political, and aesthetic approaches to education and are deeply interrelated.

  • Empowerment: Together we create original works of theatre, and our participants contribute to the spoken words, the movement, and the production elements. This layered approach engages participants dynamically, resulting in pride and ownership of the final product.
  • Equity: We strive to bridge the gap between the heard and the unheard by centering rarely shared stories with a wider audience. Our work brings awareness to issues such as racial and economic justice, nurturing relationships that cross the invisible boundaries of race and class. We believe representation matters, and we are committed to engaging Teaching Artists who are representative of the communities with whom we collaborate.
  • Excellence: We encourage the development of the whole artist, nurturing an artist’s personal, interpersonal, and artistic growth. This environment of self-mastery calls participants to own their greatness with pride, be accountable to their peers, and be engaged, curious, and connected to their community.
  • Enthusiasm: We approach the artistic process with openness, rigor, intention, and joy! Our programs cultivate an enthusiastic learning environment that supports creative expression while nurturing a high degree of discipline and focus. We encourage our participants’ creativity, and we also challenge them to explore as many levels of their creative potential as possible.

Teaching Artist and Site Coordinator

  • Date Posted: 11/16/2023
  • Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a Teaching Artist and Site Coordinator for the Cleveland Act Now Academy (CAN Academy) program to continue to serve Cleveland Public Theatre’s mission to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through life-changing education programs.
  • Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Nicole Sumlin, Director of Education, at [email protected] by end of day December 15, 2023. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, Teaching Artist and Site Coordinator, CAN Academy. Your email should include two attachments: a resume and a cover letter giving examples of work that illustrate the experience required in the description and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.
  • The Teaching Artist and Site Coordinator, CAN Academy reports directly to the Education Director. This position is a year-round, salaried staff position. The salary range is $37k to $43k based on work experience. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

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Part-Time Substitute Teaching Artist

  • Date Posted: 10/06/2023
  • CPT is seeking part-time Substitute Teaching Artists to assist in implementing CPT Education programming. Theatre experience is a plus. We are looking to build a strong core of artists who are dedicated to creating work to further racial and economic justice.
  • The search to fill these positions is ongoing. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Nicole Sumlin, Director of Education at [email protected].

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Job Responsibilities

  1. Successfully supporting CPT full-time EDU leadership staff in implementing CPT Education programming, actively engaging with youth and/or adults as they build storytelling skills (incorporating body, voice, and ensemble) and community
  2. CAN Academy Juniors (M/W) and Seniors (T/TH) team hours are typically from 3:30-6:30 pm at Cleveland Public Theatre
  3. CMHA CAN Outhwaite (M/W) team hours are typically from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm at Outhwaite Homes Community Center
  4. CMHA CAN Riverside (M/W) team hours are typically from 4:00-6:00 pm at Riverside Park Community Center.
  5. CMHA CAN Lakeview (T/TH) team hours are typically from 3:30-5:30 pm at Lakeview Terrace Community Center.
  6. Y-Haven Theatre Project (M/W/F or M-TH) team hours are typically from 1-4 pm, 5-7pm, or 7-10p at Cleveland Public Theatre.
  7. Collaborating with partner organizations and/or CPT Staff from applicable departments to successfully present artistic work at assigned sites
  8. Attending trainings and/or meetings with EDU teams to share outline highlights, session progress, questions, and opportunities regarding program implementation (avg. 1-2 hours weekly)
  9. Completing other duties that relate to the CPT EDU programs as determined by full-time, ongoing CPT EDU staff (recruitment, communication, record keeping)

CPT is a nationally recognized center for contemporary performance. Its mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking theatre and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through its annual theatrical season, featuring between 8-10 adventurous professional productions and a robust series of new play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process. CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues and empower participants to work for positive change in our community. CPT is home to community ensembles Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, and CPT annually presents Station Hope, a large-scale community arts festival. CPT’s annual budget is around $2.5 million a year. CPT has 22 full-time staff members.