Cleveland Public Theatre Now Hiring – FT / PT

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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Associate Technical Director

  • Date Posted: 4/10/24
  • Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring an Associate Technical Director, which is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position until the role is filled. 

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Overhire Technician

  • Date Posted 5/8/24
  • Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring overhire technicians. CPT will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis to fill needs throughout the year. Employment is AS NEEDED. 

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Pandemonium Technical Associate

  • Date Posted: 5/8/24
  • Every September, Cleveland Public Theatre hosts its one and only fundraising spectacular: Pandemonium! The Technical Associate works with the TD and ATD to create & implement all artistic and technical components in multiple spaces across the CPT campus. During the event, the staff acts as a go-to team of stagehands & technicians, solving issues that arise & helping the stage/area managers as needed.

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Production Associate – Temporary Full-Time

  • Date Posed: 5/14/24
  • Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Production Associate (PA) for a seasonal full-time position. Position begins as early as July 1 (no later than July 31) and ends ideally September 20, 2023 (could be part time between September 9 and 20). Deadline to apply is June 7, 2024. Salary range is $750-850/week based on experience and range of skills. This role reports to the Associate Producer.

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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.

Summer Supporting Teaching Artists

  • Date Posted: 03/05/2024
  • CPT is seeking temporary, full-time Teaching Artists for summer CMHA CAN and STEP programming. We are looking to build a strong core of artists who are dedicated to creating work to empower young voices, excite creativity, and further racial and economic justice. 

Skills required:

  • Experience in at least one theatre-related arts discipline (dance, drumming, singing, acting, creative writing, etc.) 
  • Experience teaching children and/or teenagers 
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites  
  • Demonstrated ability to be or become a strong role model for Cleveland youth 
  • Energy, responsiveness, flexibility, creativity 
  • Attention to detail, ability to work independently  
  • Ability to lead both small and large group activities 
  • Experience in devising theatre practices/performance OR openness to learning new techniques in the creation of original performance material 

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Part-Time Substitute Teaching Artists

  • 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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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.