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Scroll below for job listings, auditions, internships and more! The Playhouse offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401(K), paid vacation and much more. The Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of its staff. Applicants from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Thank you for your interest. 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

 

Job Openings

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

The Director of Institutional Giving is a critical member of the senior development staff, directing corporate sponsorship and foundation support within the department. The Director of Institutional Giving works independently and with executive staff and board-level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate sponsorships and foundation grants for the institution. The Director of Institutional Giving is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Reports to: Development Director
Direct Reports: Grants Manager and Development Assistant for Institutional Giving

Position Responsibilities:

Fundraising (75%)

  • Manages an institutional donor portfolio, actively identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding institutional donors and prospects.
    • Develops a written cultivation plan for each corporate and foundation prospect in the portfolio, setting bench marks for solicitation date and amount.
    • Maintains Plans in Tessitura CRM on each prospect with documentation of active and passive moves on a regular basis for each prospect.
  • Provides support and direction to the grants program, including identification and cultivation of new prospects and overseeing grant and proposal writing, reporting and grant fulfillment for all Playhouse grants and proposals (foundation, government, corporate and ArtsWave).
  • Supervises the Development Assistant for Institutional Giving to ensure proper stewardship of every corporate gift received, including the timely acknowledgment of all gifts and timely delivery of all benefits.
  • Oversees the Red Carpet Package program, actively soliciting patrons to purchase these unique experiences at the Playhouse with the goal of increased contributed revenue.
  • Maintains Plans in Tessitura CRM for each invitation to purchase a Red Carpet Package.
  • Partners with the Events Manager to tailor each Red Carpet experience to meet the needs and expectations of the patron purchasing the package.

Management (25%)

  • Supervises the Grants Manager and the Development Assistant for Institutional Giving, ensuring department goals are being achieved and facilitating strong inter-department communications.
  • Serves as the lead staff liaison for the Corporate Giving Committee.

Competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in development management position.
  • Experience in supervising and motivating staff to achieve high performance goals.
  • Direct experience with annual fund campaigns and grantwriting.
  • Proven track record in solicitation and securing major gifts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with board members and other high level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
  • Willingness and ability to learn donor software and utilize the system for moves management, report preparation and other data needs.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to successfully manage several priorities on a regular basis.
  • A desire to be an integral leader of a high functioning development team.
  • A passion for theatre and/or the arts is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. CFRE and/or Master’s degree preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
  • This position is partially sedentary, and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Rachel Kirley
Development Director
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
rachel.kirley@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.
Deadline to apply: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

Events Manager

The Events Manager serves as the primary staff coordinator for special events managed by the Development Department. Each season, the Development Department offers a variety of special events (fundraising events with net revenue goals as well as donor, patron and sponsor appreciation events) to create, sustain and grow donor and patron relations. In addition to executing successful donor cultivation events, this high profile, patron-centric position works closely with volunteers to coordinate and execute successful fundraising events to reach established net revenue goals. The Events Manager is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Evenings and weekend hours are frequently required.

Reports to: Development Director

Position Responsibilities:

General Requirements

  • Work with lead staff and volunteer hosts in an inclusive, positive manner to successfully execute each event to deepen attendees’ relationship with the institution
  • Manage invitation design, printing and mailing to appropriate invitees
  • Execute each event within the assigned budget and following the appropriate timeline
  • Manage all vendor relations for each event (including but not limited to caterer, rental and facility companies)
  • Manage the event timeline both leading up to and the day of the event
  • Coordinate any follow up including attendee communications, best-practices handbook and committee thank you events
  • Participate in performance duty rotation including seat visits and donor lounge support
  • Other duties as assigned.

Fundraising Events

The Events Manager will serve as the event staff coordinator for the Playhouse’s Red Carpet Packages. These events are intimate dinners or cocktail hours prior to a performance of the patron’s choice that include a presentation on the production they are about to enjoy. These events are fundraisers for the Playhouse and the Events Manager will work in conjunction with the Director of Institutional Giving to promote these opportunities to Playhouse patrons to maximize revenue.

Donor and Sponsor Cultivation and Stewardship Events

Every season the Development Department offers a variety of cultivation and stewardship events to individual and institutional donors that include, but are not limited to:

  • Donor lounges at performances
  • Morse Johnson Society events (the Playhouse’s planned giving society)
  • Salute the Season celebration
  • Meet the Makers
  • Season Announcement party
  • Playhouse Play Teams

The Events Manager is responsible for the complete execution of each event, including all follow up to thank participants.

Leading Ladies Events

The Leading Ladies program offers women who are passionate about theatre and networking amongst women an opportunity to “step into the spotlight” and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the Playhouse with special events throughout the season. The Leading Ladies also sponsor one production throughout the season. Specific responsibilities for Leading Ladies include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Director of Individual Giving and the Development Director to provide support and guidance to the Leading Ladies Steering Committee
  • Assist the event co-chairs with the planning and execution of each of four yearly Leading Ladies events

Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3 - 5 years event planning experience required, knowledge of fundraising events a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal relationship skills with the ability to work flexibly with many different leadership and working styles
  • Experience in group dynamics/ability to motivate teams and groups in a positive manner
  • Effective and compelling communicator both in writing and verbally
  • Highly organized and able to keep multiple projects organized at the same time
  • Experience with project and special event planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Microsoft Office experience, including strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases strongly preferred, knowledge of Tessitura a plus
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including many evenings and weekends

Physical Demands:

  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
  • This position is partially sedentary, and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Rachel Kirley
Development Director
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
rachel.kirley@cincyplay.com
Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
No phone calls, please.

Subscription Telemarketing Sales Representatives

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks reliable, out-going arts lovers to join the ranks of our highly-trained sales team and help spread the word about its blockbuster 2017-2018 subscription season!

You can expect:

  • A professional, comfortable and fun work environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Convenient, accessible work location
  • Hourly base + commission + cash bonuses

Requirements:

  • High energy and a great attitude
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Minimum of 20 hours (eve and weekend shifts)
  • Ability to meet and exceed sales goals
  • A love of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park a plus! Reps also get complimentary tickets to Playhouse shows.

Contact Lisa at 513-977-2076. Please call and leave a clear, detailed message, including your name, phone number, the reason for your interest and the best time to call back.

 

Internships

The Bruce E. Coyle Stage Management Internship Program

In order to further the development of the next generation of American stage managers, the Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park supports one of the nation's most respected internship programs. The program is named in honor of Bruce E. Coyle, a production stage manager and essential member of the Playhouse family for more than 20 years.

The Playhouse will accept applications between Feb. 1, 2018, and March 31, 2018, for stage management interns for its 2018-19 season. Contracts are for the entire production season but vary from the end of July 2018 through early June 2019. Interns work with AEA stage managers to prepare for and run rehearsals and performances. A weekly salary, but no housing, is provided. EMC points are available for some assignments. Candidates must have good knowledge of stage management techniques and rehearsal/performance processes and have a positive work attitude. A degree in stage management is preferable. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three referral letters or references (with email addresses) to jenifer.morrow@cincyplay.com or send by mail to:



Jenifer Morrow, Production Stage Manager
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship Program

The Playhouse's Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship Program is committed to fostering the development of emerging actors in order to help them create a solid foundation on which to build a sustainable career as an artist. The acting internship supports young artists as they learn to acclimate to the world of professional theatre and the approach necessary when choosing to make acting a job versus an enrichment experience.

To learn more about this program, visit the Acting Internship Program page.

 

Auditions

Equity Actors (Members of Actors' Equity Association)

The majority of casting takes place in New York City through Stephanie Klapper Casting. However, local Equity performers may send a picture and resume to:

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Attn: Casting
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Alternatively, submissions can be sent electronically via email to auditions@cincyplay.com. Your resume should be either in a Word or a PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF file.

Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park holds a Local Equity Principal Auditions once per season. We see Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates. More information about the Local Equity Principal Auditions for our 2018-19 season will be announced later this season.

Non-Equity Actors

Non-Equity actors are asked to submit photos and resumes via email to auditions@cincyplay.com. Your resume should be in either a Word or PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF file.

 

For information on our script submission policy, visit this page.

 

Gina Milo and Nick Cearley in Little Shop of Horrors. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.
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