Cleveland Public Theatre Now Hiring – Multiple 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.

For a complete list of job openings please visit this link.

Part-Time Supporting Teaching Artists

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is seeking part-time Supporting Teaching Artists (Cleveland Act Now Academy and CMHA Cleveland Act Now programs) 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.


CMHA Cleveland Act Now (CAN) takes place in partnership with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) at community centers for children and families who live in public housing. Under the guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, young artists learn how to create and perform their own plays, dance, poetry, music, and visual art. These multidisciplinary performing arts activities improve academic skills, instill empathy and responsibility, build character, and enhance creative thinking. The students regularly perform at CMHA community centers as well as arts festivals throughout Cleveland. CMHA CAN is offered in four CMHA communities: Lakeview Terrace, Woodhill Homes, Outhwaite Homes, and Riverside Park.


Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Academy is a free performing arts program for younger teens and youth from Cleveland and surrounding neighborhoods, held on-site at Cleveland Public Theatre. The Juniors program serves youth ages 7-10, and the Seniors program serves youth ages 11-14. Young artists engage in rigorous (and fun!) theatre training, learning acting fundamentals, script analysis, storytelling techniques, and play creation.


Substitute Teaching Artists

Substitute Teaching Artists successfully support Teaching Artists & Site Coordinators or lead in implementing CAN programming (depending on the need of the day), during which youth will build storytelling skills (incorporating body, voice, and ensemble) and community. Pay for Substitute Teaching Artists is $20/hr.


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 6-12 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.