Career Opportunities

Directing / Artistic Fellows

Department: Artistic Supervisors: Artistic Associate and Associate Producer Description: The two Directing/Artistic Fellows will be an integral part of Cleveland Play House’s historic 2015-16 Centennial Season. They will work with some of the American Theatre’s leading directors, designers, actors and writers on an exciting season of world premieres, reimagined classics and cutting-edge contemporary work. The Fellows will be part of a collaborative and supportive team working to fulfill CPH’s Core Values of Artistry, Community, and Lifelong Learning.   Responsibilities:  Assistant Director on two Mainstage productions. Assist and support on new play development activities, including New Ground Theatre Festival and other workshops and commissions. Execute dramaturgical research for season shows, including creating actor packets. Read and report on script and synopsis submissions, including CPH’s annual Roe Green Award. Support InsideCPH enrichment and engagement programs, including: leading Pre-show Conversations, writing InsideGuide and playbill articles, etc. Support Associate Producer in Casting and Artist Relations Maintain databases of actors, designers, directors and agents Deepen understanding of Artistic Department functions within a Regional LORT theatre, including producing, Dramaturgy and Literary functions, audience engagement and enrichment, cross-departmental collaboration, and role within greater community.   Requirements:  MFA in directing, or equivalent experience. Demonstrated experience working in a professional regional theatre environment. Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal. Experience in dramaturgical analysis and research. Motivated, proactive, and organized with a positive work ethic. Some nights and weekends required.   Additional Required Materials: Please submit a one page statement of directorial approach to one of the following scripts: The Crucible by Arthur Miller In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl How We Got On by Idris Goodwin   Compensation: Salary of $150/week. Housing provided, with private room.

TO APPLY: Applications for the Fellowship Program must be submitted as ONE PDF file. The file should read LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.pdf and should be sent to: apprentice@clevelandplayhouse.com. (4MB max) The file should include the following: one-page COVER LETTER, including which position you are applying; a one-page RESUME with work experience related to your desired position; one page which includes TWO references: one professional and one academic; a one-page DIRECTORIAL STATEMENT NOTE: Please do not submit letters of recommendation at this time. 

Posted On: January 16th, 2015

Assistant Technical Director

Cleveland Play House, America’s first regional theatre, is accepting applications for an Assistant Technical Director. CPH produces a seven-show mainstage season, a children’s tour, and two shows in the Case Western Reserve University-Cleveland Play House MFA program. The ATD will assist the Technical Director in all aspects of scenic construction and installation.

Primary responsibilities include drafting of construction drawings, tracking and maintaining budgets and inventories for the scene shop, ordering materials, tools and supplies, and researching materials. The ATD also takes the lead in construction and installation of the children’s tour and MFA shows.

Qualified candidates will have a working knowledge of stage carpentry and rigging and 1-3 years professional experience, preferably in regional theatre. Purchasing and budget tracking experience a plus. Position requires strong communication, organizational and planning skills. Experience with AutoCAD or VectorWorks, and MS Office software required.  A valid driver’s license and clean DMV record also required. Must be able to work at heights and lift up to 50 pounds. Position is full time, year round and starts immediately.

E-mail letter of interest, resume and references to cmichalak@clevelandplayhouse.com or mail to Cameron Michalak, Technical Director, Cleveland Play House, 1901 E. 13th Street, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH  44114.

Posted On: December 31st, 2014

Programs Manager

Programs Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Education

DEPARTMENT: Education

SUPERVISES: Site-Coordinators, Education Associate, Education Assistant, and Volunteers.

JOB OBJECTIVE: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Education, the Programs Manager will be responsible for the continued operational success of a suite of education and life-long learning programs. Through seamless team and fiscal management, the Programs Manager will ensure quality control in the ongoing development, delivery, evaluation and dissemination of educational programs.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas
• Team Management and Development.
• Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements across all sites, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees.
• Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards.
• Using the existing data and program dashboard; establish consistent, objective program performance standards of accountability.
• Cultivate existing relationships with vendors with the goal of ensuring sufficient space and resources, and access to services.

CORE REQUIRED SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND KNOWLEDGE:

• MA in Theatre Education or similar field.
• Exhibit a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, as well as a curiosity in exploring the Cleveland Play House’s philosophy and approach to arts in education.
• At least 10 years of experience with three of those in a team management role.
• Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs.
• Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology staff to develop and implement program evaluation systems.
• Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
• Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
• Current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the Federal and Ohio State Department of Education is required for employment.
• Teaching experience with diverse age groups and educational settings is a plus.

SALARY: High 40s to low 50s, plus benefits.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references, to jobs@clevelandplayhouse.com, with the position title indicated in the email subject line. Deadline Dec. 11. EOE.

Posted On: November 20th, 2014

CARE Program Manager

CARE Program Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Year-Round Full-Time, Exempt (grant-funded position)

REPORTS TO: Director of Education

DEPARTMENT: Education

SUPERVISES: CARE team members, including teaching artist, consultants and School site-managers.

JOB OBJECTIVE: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Education, the CARE Program Director will be responsible for the management of CARE, an arts-integration program to be developed and disseminated through an AEMDD grant awarded by the US Department of Education.

Through seamless team and fiscal management, the CARE Program Director will ensure quality control in the ongoing development, delivery, evaluation and dissemination of the CARE program.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work in conjunction with the Director of Education to hire and train a team of four teaching artists.
• Manage all communication expectations set forth by the US Dept of Education including but not limited to the coordination of grants management such as budget, drawdowns, timeline and reporting requirements and personnel changes to the project.
• Work in conjunction with research firm assigned to CARE to ensure successful collection and evaluation of all necessary data.
• Manage relationships with participating school district, schools and site-managers.
• Manage relationships with two firms contracted to develop the digital assets curriculum components of CARE.
• Provide on-going professional development to all key stakeholders.
• Participate in the dissemination of program results, including travel and presentation at national conferences, etc.
• Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards.

CORE REQUIRED SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND KNOWLEDGE:

• MA in Theatre Education, Drama Therapy or related field.
• Exhibit a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, as well as a curiosity in exploring the Cleveland Play House’s philosophy and approach to arts in education.
• At least 15 years of experience withfive of those in a team management role.
• Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs.
• Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology staff to develop and implement program evaluation systems.
• Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
• Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
• Current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the Federal and Ohio State Department of Education is required for employment.
• Teaching experience with diverse age groups and educational settings is a plus.

SALARY: High 40s to low 50s plus benefits.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references, to jobs@clevelandplayhouse.com, with the position title indicated in the email subject line. Deadline Dec. 11. EOE.

Posted On: November 20th, 2014

CARE Teaching Artist

CARE Teaching Artist

CLASSIFICATION: Year-Round Full-Time, Exempt (grant-funded position)

REPORTS TO: CARE Program Manager

DEPARTMENT: Education

SUPERVISES: School-based teaching partners

OB OBJECTIVE: Under the oversight of the CARE Program Manager, the CARE teaching artists will work in a team in the development and implementation of high quality instruction and instructional materials for CARE, an arts-integration program to be developed and disseminated through an AEMDD grant awarded by the US Department of Education.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Teaching (training, planning, implementation and direct instruction) in all aspects of CARE programming.
• Creation of CARE curriculum units including but not limited to written lesson plans, student and family guides, professional development sessions and other educational materials.
• Ongoing distribution and collection of assessments and evaluations on all aspects of CARE programming.
• Direct and positive communication and on-going relationships with school partner.
• Participation in on-going dissemination of the CARE program, including travel and presentation at conferences, etc.
• Performing other duties as needed.

CORE REQUIRED SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND KNOWLEDGE:

• Master’s Degree in Theatre Education, Drama Therapy or related field.
• Exhibit a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, as well as a curiosity in exploring the Cleveland Play House’s philosophy and approach to arts in education.
• Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to facilitate group decision-making
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; strong attention to detail.
• Current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the Federal and Ohio State Department of Education is required for employment.
• Teaching experience with diverse age groups and educational settings is a plus.

SALARY: High 30s plus benefits.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references, to jobs@clevelandplayhouse.com, with the position title indicated in the email subject line. Deadline Dec. 11. EOE.

Posted On: November 20th, 2014

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