Cleveland Public Theatre http://www.cptonline.org experience Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:53:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Pandemonium Intern http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/cleveland-public-theatre-is-hiring-a-pandemonium-intern/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 21:05:04 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12929 Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a paid part-time summer Pandemonium Intern. CPT will be accepting applications for this position through Sunday, April 15.

Every September, CPT hosts its one and only fundraising spectacular: Pandemonium. It takes over 6 months to plan; hosts over 1,300 guests, 300 artists who donate their time, and 150 volunteers; and raises between $250,000 and $315,000 each year for our programming. Even with our small but mighty development department of 3 staff members, there is a great need for extra help in the summer as the event approaches. In this capacity, the intern would work directly with our Director of Development and Development Assistant on a wide variety of event planning tasks.

These tasks include, among others: proofreading content, coordinating mailing lists, making phone calls to donors, liaising with vendors and the artistic department, planning logistics for the guest experience, helping to orient the volunteers, co-managing day-of guest registration, and building relationships with ticket buyers and funders. We are constantly working to improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of this event and are looking for someone who will not only complete tasks, but also offer suggestions on how to improve those tasks. Pandemonium will be held on September 8, 2018, with the bulk of the work taking place in the months prior.

While the largest project the intern would undertake is preparation for Pandemonium, in the true spirit of CPT’s work culture, we may also call upon the intern to support the marketing, box office, finance, and/or artistic departments, especially in any particular area of interest for the intern. We will provide ample training for all required tasks.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Meticulous and organized
  • Literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • A team player: positive attitude, flexible, and eager to learn
  • Passionate about the arts, particularly theatre

Dates

(Ideally) Late May through September 14
*Must be available all day on Saturday, September 8

Hours

Minimum 10 hours per week
May go up to 20 hours per week in August and September

Pay: $8.30 per hour

Interested? Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Development Assistant Melissa Huber at mhuber@cptonline.org by April 15, 2018 with the subject line “[LAST NAME], Pandemonium Intern.”

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Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Deputy General Manager http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/cpt-is-hiring-a-deputy-general-manager/ Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:09:50 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12911 Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Deputy General Manager 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 through Friday, April 27.

Deputy General Manager Job Description

CPT is hiring a Deputy General Manager. This role requires leadership and initiative, is part of an intimate, resilient, team-driven staff, and reports to the CFO/General Manager. The role is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of CPT’s financial operations as well as working with the CFO/GM on a range of projects. Financial management responsibilities include management of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, bank accounts, and other assets as well as liabilities like credit cards & loans and managing a part-time Finance Assistant. This role is responsible for Human Resources management. This role assists the GM with institutional issues, special projects, and strategic initiatives such as renovation planning. This role will be expected to provide leadership around a range of activities and projects as the need arises. CPT has a history of training theatre professionals in management and finance skills who’ve shown excellence and attention to detail in their previous work experience. Ambitious, fast learners with limited financial management experience should feel welcome to apply, as well as professionals trained in some management areas and looking to take on larger responsibility and leadership opportunities.

Salary: $32k to $37k. Anticipated start date is Tuesday, May 29.

CPT Staff Description

Cleveland Public Theatre runs on an inquisitive, ambitious, and energetic staff. This team places a high value on grace-under-pressure and an unstinting commitment to work. CPT’s professional artistic work has a bold and innovative aesthetic. We are invested in issues of social justice and equity related to race, gender, and sexual orientation. Our education programs are integral to what we do and are focused on working with underserved communities. CPT values diversity on-stage, backstage, and on staff.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Oversee and/or Execute Bookkeeping Activities
    • Manage accounts payables entry.
    • Manage staff credit card activity and reconcile monthly.
    • Process bank deposits and reconcile bank accounts.
    • Manage vendor billing and payments and monthly vendor statements.
    • Manage record-keeping for other current assets & liabilities.
    • Record and reconcile ticket and development revenues.
    • Manage and enter accounts receivables activity.
    • Track collection of outstanding receivables and work with relevant staff on collections.
    • Manage part-time Finance Assistant.
  • Manage Execution of Payroll and Payroll records
    • Serve as payroll administrator.
    • Manage employee benefits and related record-keeping.
  • Manage month and year-end reporting including
    • Conduct General Ledger account analysis.
    • Prepare journal entries.
    • Prepare materials for the annual audit and the Form 990.
    • Prepare templates and conduct research for budget development.
    • Prepare monthly departmental Budget to Actual reports; respond to staff questions.
    • Assist GM as available in monthly financial projections and annual budget.
    • Assist with cash flow management.
  • Assist GM in Day-to-Day Management of Human Resources Activities
    • Prepare staff letters of hire and conduct on-boarding of employees and new staff orientation.
    • Respond to staff inquiries and questions.
    • Maintain personnel records.
    • Take notes at HR-related meetings and act on HR issues at the direction of the GM.
  • Other
    • Assist and support the CFO/GM with a range of institutional issues, special projects, and strategic initiatives including renovation planning. (e.g.: assessment and selection of key vendors, negotiation of vendor contracts, review & improvement of IT capabilities, analysis of facility use and efficiency)
    • Train and respond to staff questions on financial activities like account coding, submission of bills, invoices, and timesheets.
    • Maintain documentation on financial policies, procedure, and processes.
    • Annual processing of 1099‘s.
    • Assist in Finance Committee meeting preparation and take notes.
    • Other Fiduciary Duties as assigned.
    • Other Office Management Duties as assigned. (Management of office supplies, copier vendor, etc.)
    • Act as the CFO/GM’s representative as required.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Skills

  • Exceptional knowledge of Excel
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent numerical, computational, and analytical skills
  • Understanding of not-for-profit accounting & financial statements
  • One year bookkeeping experience using accounting software is preferred
  • One year experience administering hourly and salaried payrolls is preferred

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, Arts, or NPO Management, Accounting, or Business is expected
  • 1 to 2 years previous administration or management experience
  • Experience with Spektrix or similar CRM database application is preferred
  • Experience in budget management, financial planning, and analysis is preferred
  • Non-profit work experience is preferred
  • Previous experience in theatre organization is preferred

Qualities & Personality

  • Attention to detail and accuracy while working on multiple projects and tasks
  • Able to work efficiently and calmly in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to multi-function and re-prioritize tasks as they arise
  • Genuine interest in the arts and knowledge of live theatre
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and always willing to see projects to completion

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to Denis M. Griesmer, CFO/General Manager at careers@cptonline.org by end of day Friday, April 27.
No phone calls, please.

Click here for a PDF (printable) version of this job description.


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 10-15 adventurous professional productions and a robust series of play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process. It also provides a bold education program that engages disadvantaged youth and adults in creating their own plays and sharing them with the community. CPT’s annual budget is around $2 million a year. CPT has 22 full-time staff members.

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CPT Announces Tour of Red Ash Mosaic http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/cpt-announces-tour-of-red-ash-mosaic/ Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:47:04 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12642 Cleveland Public Theatre announces tour of

RED ASH MOSAIC

Created by Raymond Bobgan & Cleveland Core Ensemble.
Directed by Raymond Bobgan.

Red Ash Mosaic will tour from Cleveland to New Orleans, Detroit, & Columbus

Spring, 2018

Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce a limited tour of Red Ash Mosaic, created by Raymond Bobgan and Cleveland Core Ensemble. The Cleveland Core Ensemble and collaborators will tour this spring to New Orleans, Detroit, and Columbus.

Within this tour, Cleveland Core Ensemble is experimenting with different performance environments, seeking non-traditional and unusual performance spaces. According to Cleveland Public Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan “We want to think of this performance as less of a theatre production and more of an intimate transmission.” Red Ash Mosaic will perform in three cities in collaboration with ensemble-based companies Mondo Bizarro & ArtSpot Productions (in their collective space: Catapult), A Host of People, and Available Light Theatre.

The Cleveland Core Ensemble will also be sharing Red Ash Mosaic in Cleveland through invitation only showings. Public may request invitations through: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4192796/Request-an-Invitation-to-Red-Ash-Mosaic.

DATES

CLEVELAND: March 30 – 31 & April 4 – 7
CPT’s Parish Hall | 7:30pm | To request an invitation visit:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4192796/Request-an-Invitation-to-Red-Ash-Mosaic

NEW ORLEANS: April 12 – 14
at Catapult, hosted by Mondo Bizarro & ArtSpot Productions

DETROIT: June 7 – 10
Hosted by A Host of People

COLUMBUS: June 21 – 23
at the Riffe Center, hosted by Available Light Theatre

Due to this tour, the Cleveland Core Ensemble will not be presenting a new work originally schedule for spring 2018.

About the Play

Beginning in the daily doldrums of a video game store, Red Ash Mosaic erupts into a fracturing of realities and parallel lives, launching into an otherworldly land of dreams, spirits, and the awakening of one man as he confronts his own death/life.

Set in a modern America filled with fears and forgetting, Red Ash Mosaic reaches back to the cradle of our civilization and a crux of our future – the resource-rich and archaeologically potent Nile valley. Based loosely on The Egyptian Book of the Dead (or Coming Forth by Day), the story follows one man as he strives to unite the seemingly irreconcilable forces of his life, memory, and splintered selves. Red Ash Mosaic is an experiment in theatrical form, with interwoven and contradictory narrative threads, powerful physical action, chanting, and poetic texts – designed not to show, but to invoke; not a presentation, but a transmission.

Conceived over three years, with a world premiere at Cleveland Public Theatre in the spring of 2017, Red Ash Mosaic is the culmination of a collaborative ensemble-based process. To support the development and production of Red Ash Mosaic, CPT received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In the fall of 2016, Cleveland Public Theatre received a Network of Ensemble Theater’s Travel Grant which allowed Cleveland Core Ensemble to foster a deeper and reciprocal relationship with sister theatre Mondo Bizarro.

About the Tour

Raymond Bobgan’s past theatrical work has been seen in Romania, Brazil, Denmark, Serbia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Canada, but since taking on the leadership position at CPT, Bobgan has focused on his artistic work within the Cleveland community. National theatre artists and leaders witnessed the world premiere production of Red Ash Mosaic through CPT’s growing network of collaborators and at the National New Play Network’s 2017 conference. Based on their overwhelmingly positive response and comments about how unique the work is, Bobgan and Cleveland Core Ensemble began thinking about touring once again.

According to Stefan Brün of Prop Thtr: “Our visit to Red Ash Mosaic, within a gathering of new play theatre makers, refreshed all of our conversations and challenged our conservative form.”

According to Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director and Creator / Director of Red Ash Mosaic: “My work doesn’t land for all people but for many it can be a powerful and deeply meaningful experience—they come back multiple times. During the world premiere of Red Ash Mosaic, members of the National New Play Network were in town for a conference hosted here at CPT, and were able to experience the production. The reception of this work by these theatre leaders from across the country really drove home for me the value and the impact this play can have in other communities. Not only is this tour an opportunity for us to perform elsewhere, but also a calling to exchange work. In forming relationships with sister theatres in other cities, we’ve recognized a real desire for exchange of work—seeing others’ and sharing our own.”

About Cleveland Core Ensemble

In 2012, CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan began working with a group of actors to create Rusted Heart Broadcast. The principles of this work were guided by Raymond’s long experience in ensemble theatre creation. Raymond formed a core group of actors to continue working together as an ensemble company, aligning with the Network of Ensemble Theaters, a national organization of which CPT is a member, which defines ensembles as “a group of individuals dedicated to collaborative creation, committed to working together consistently over years to develop a distinctive body of work and practices.”

As part of its growth, the group claimed a name—Cleveland Core Ensemble—and is working on a multitude of projects. The ensemble is made up of Raymond Bobgan, Faye Hargate, Adam Seeholzer, and Darius Stubbs. On occasion, other actors will work inside the ensemble as guests and the ensemble will continue to be part of other theatrical projects, both independently and as company members. The purpose of the ensemble goes beyond the creation of new work, as it also influences the approach to theatre throughout the season, instills core values in the broader artistic work of CPT, contributes to CPT’s community work in events like Station Hope, and forms the pedagogical basis for CPT’s education programs. Click here to read more about Cleveland Core Ensemble.


Cast and Crew of Red Ash Mosaic

The cast is Cleveland Core Ensemble: Raymond Bobgan, Faye Hargate, Adam Seeholzer, Darius Stubbs, AND Molly Andrews-Hinders, Holly Holsinger, and Maya Jones.

Red Ash Mosaic was created by Raymond Bobgan and Cleveland Core Ensemble. The world premiere production team included Raymond Bobgan (Director and Scenic Designer), Benjamin Gantose (Lighting Designer), Holly Holsinger and Irene Mack-Shafer (Co-Costume Designers), Matthew Ryals (Composer/Sound Designer and 2015/2016 & 2016/2017 Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Fellow), and Maura Krause (Dramaturg).

Research and development collaborators include Dionne Atchison, Courtney Nicole Auman, Ryan Edlinger, Lauren Joy Fraley, Sally Groth, Caitlin Lewins, Colleen McCaughey, Brandon X. McSwain, Chris Seibert, Jaclyn Vogel, and Todd Krispinsky who functioned as a design consultant and advisor.

Ticket & Show Information

Information about performances in other cities to come. To request an invitation to a Cleveland performance visit: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4192796/Request-an-Invitation-to-Red-Ash-Mosaic

PRESS INQUIRIES: For interview requests, media coverage at the performances, photographs, or any additional information, please contact Caitlin Lewins, CPT Director of Audience Engagement & Media Relations at clewins@cptonline.org or 216-631-2727 ext. 211.


BIOGRAPHY OF CREATOR/DIRECTOR

Raymond Bobgan, Cleveland Public Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director

Raymond is a director and playwright specializing in ensemble-driven processes. His theatrical work has been seen in Romania, Brazil, Denmark, Serbia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and throughout the US and Canada. Raymond has won numerous awards as a playwright and in 2016, he received the Equality Ohio Ally of the Year Award. In 2017, Raymond received the Governor’s Award for the Arts. Raymond created CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program, and with James Levin, co-created the Y-Haven Theatre Project. As the artistic leader of CPT, Raymond has produced 47 world premiere productions.


PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AND THEATRES

About Catapult, Mondo Bizarro, & ArtSpot Productions

Catapult is a performance laboratory dedicated to the development of original theatre and innovative design, and is the creative home of NEW NOISE, Mondo Bizarro, ArtSpot Productions, and Becker/Shattuck Studio. Housed in a 4000-square-foot warehouse that features rehearsal space, offices, design studio, and fabrication shop, Catapult provides space for rehearsals, trainings, meetings, and workshop performances. Founded in 2012 by its resident companies, Catapult is a gathering place for experimentation and creative collision for the New Orleans ensemble theatre community. https://www.facebook.com/catapultnola

Mondo Bizarro is a New Orleans-based company that has been creating daring, interdisciplinary art, and fostering creative partnerships in local, national, and international communities for the last fourteen years. They are an ensemble that creates, presents, and produces a wide array of imaginative projects aimed at utilizing art as a tool for understanding what makes us commonly human and individually unique. Mondo Bizarro’s work is intentionally multi-disciplinary, ranging from physical theatre to large-scale community festivals; from innovative digital storytelling to site-responsive productions. www.mondobizarro.org

ArtSpot Productions is an ensemble of artists dedicated to creating meticulously LIVE theatre in New Orleans.  Their productions are a sincere blend of disciplines developed through ensemble authorship, physically rigorous training, original music, interactive sculptural environments, and extended research and rehearsal. They practice social justice and shared power in their creative and organizational processes, and strive to incite positive change in the community with visually stunning performances and empowering educational programs. www.artspotproductions.org

About A Host of People

A Host of People is a Detroit-based theatre company that creates art around the following questions: How can we host more people into theatrical works that are complex and multifarious; work that is poetic, visual, multi-focal, and frees the viewer’s imagination, curiosity, and spirit? A Host of People draws from existing literary works, collaged texts, historical figures, social movements, and personal story, among other sources. In addition to producing 1-2 shows a year, they curate a series called Performance, Potluck, and Punch that pairs two short, living room-sized performances in their home and invites neighbors in for the price of a dish to share. A Host of People invites audiences into their art as they would guests into their home, whether it is in their house, on the street, in a garden, or in a theatre. www.ahostofpeople.org

About Available Light Theatre

Available Light Theatre is a Columbus-based fellowship of artists dedicated to building a more conscious and compassionate world by creating joyful and profound theatre, and serving the community. Available Light Theatre engages the community by staging provocative works that examine our culture, expose its shortcomings, and reveal the beauty of humankind. Available Light Theatre enriches the American theatre by seeking potent processes and vital forms that enable artists and audiences alike to live the life of the imagination. http://avltheatre.com

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Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Physical Operations Manager http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/cpt-is-hiring-a-physical-operations-manager/ Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:52:29 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12601 Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a full-time Physical Operations Manager. This role will function as a department head, will be 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 through Friday, March 9.

Job Description

Cleveland Public Theatre has an opening for a Physical Operations Manager (POM). This role requires a broad skill set, leadership, and initiative and will be part of an intimate, resilient, team-driven staff. The role will work across production, facilities, front of house, and administrative areas and will primarily report to the General Manager. CPT runs three flexible-seating performance spaces and uses unconventional outside venues. As a result this position will work with the technical director, designers, and front of house to construct and manage seating. The position will manage the day-to-day needs of the physical plant, facilities staff, and vendors, as well as small-scale improvement projects. The POM will also manage CPT’s outside IT vendor and respond to the staff & production department’s day-to-day IT needs. General office management will also fall into this position’s portfolio. Salary: $30k to $35k. Anticipated start date is Monday, April 16.

Staff Description

Cleveland Public Theatre runs on inquisitive, ambitious, and energetic staff. This team places high value on kindness, grace-under-pressure, and an unstinting commitment to work. CPT’s professional artistic work has a bold and innovative aesthetic. We are invested in issues of social justice and equity related to race, gender (including transgender), and sexual orientation. Our education programs are integral to what we do and are focused on giving voice to underserved communities. CPT values diversity on-stage, backstage, and on staff.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Provide the Best Possible Patron Experience
    • Work with Front of House staff to make CPT’s flexible performance spaces a unique, inviting, and awesome experience for patrons
    • Maintain building systems to maximize patron comfort
  • Partner with Production and Front of House staffs to manage flexible audience seating arrangements
    • Assist production staff with constructing seating risers
    • Lead a team of over-hire staff to erect seating risers
    • Inspect quality of construction and maintain seating platforms throughout the season
  • Support CPT Staff and Artists in Daily Work
    • Work with Production Department to ensure building system’s support productions and theatre projects and upgrade capacity & services when possible
    • Manage long-time IT vendor to maintain high quality IT infrastructure for staff and production
    • Troubleshoot and document IT issues, troubleshoot & assist staff in resolving workstation issues
    • Maintain office environment, systems, supplies, and support for staff in their day-to-day work
    • Prepare meeting spaces and maintain support equipment in all spaces
  • Maintain and Improve CPT Facility and Develop Underlying Procedures
    • Build deep and engaging partnerships with facilities vendors to support artists, staff, and mission
    • Manage full-time custodian, as well as over-hire employees during peak times of activity on campus
    • Lead small-scale building improvement projects as opportunities to execute arise
    • Perform visual inspections of all spaces on CPT’s campus on a weekly basis
    • Expand and maintain documented procedures for building system maintenance and repair
    • Expand and maintain documented procedures for custodial activities
  • Manage rental inquiries for recurring and occasional one-time rentals
    • Schedule campus tours with potential renters
    • Act as point of contact for rentals before, during, and after the event
  • Assist with on-boarding and separation of employees
    • Assist Human Resources team in orienting new employees to building systems, IT access, and CPT policies

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Skills

  • Exceptional vendor management skills, i.e. ability to assess, select, motivate, manage, and negotiate with outside vendors to do their best possible work and feel as if they are part of organization mission
  • Computer “Power User,” i.e. great comfort with trying new software, messing around with operating systems, and experimenting with network devices
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 70 lbs
  • Knowledge around managing expenses and budgets
  • Very basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills

Experience

  • Previous live theatre experience is strongly preferred
  • 1 to 2 years previous administration or management experience
  • Professional (or personal) experience interacting with construction trades or theatre carpentry, e.g. worked on house rehabs or technical direction
  • Previous IT management is preferred, but not required (IT responsibility revolves around managing a great vendor and an IT savvy staff)
  • Some staff management and/or administrative experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in performing arts, humanities, or related fields

Qualities & Personality

  • A genuine interest in the arts and knowledge of live theatre
  • Natural curiosity in how things work
  • Able to work efficiently and calmly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-function and re-prioritize tasks as they arise and keep busy at all times
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and always willing to see projects to completion
  • Deep and abiding love for all kinds of office supplies and equipment

Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to Denis M. Griesmer, CFO/General Manager at careers@cptonline.org by end of day Friday March 9.
No phone calls, please.

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 10-15 adventurous professional productions and a robust series of play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process. It also provides a bold education program that engages disadvantaged youth and adults in creating their own plays and sharing them with the community. CPT’s annual budget is around $2 million a year. CPT has 22 full-time staff members.

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Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Co-Technical Director http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/cpt-is-hiring-a-co-technical-director/ Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:20:54 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12582 Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT seeks a Co-Technical Director interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. CPT’s season typically includes 2 or more community events, 8-10 full productions, and three performance series. CPT programs in two theatres, and embraces the opportunity to produce theatre in nontraditional spaces.

Job Description

Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a full-time Co-Technical Director. This role will work in collaboration with another Co-Technical Director to manage and implement all technical aspects of productions except costumes. This position is a year-round, salaried, staff position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. CPT will be accepting applications for this position through Monday, March 12, 2018.

The Co-Technical Director reports to the Associate Artistic Director and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage scene shop and maintain its organization
  • Maintain tools and equipment
  • Maintain technical aspects of performance spaces
  • Work with designers to assure that they design within budget and organizational capacity
  • Build sets, hang lights, and set up sound for performances
  • Work with General Manager for billing and documentation
  • Recruit, engage, and oversee limited over-hire
  • Purchase equipment and supplies as needed
  • Strategically develop the technical theatre department
  • Teach and mentor teens in the Technical Theatre Apprentice Program
  • Design opportunities may be available

Technical Director has a limited budget for over-hire but does not have full-time, year-round staff.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Skills

  • Exceptional project management skills, i.e. the ability to access, prioritize, and drive multiple productions at the same time
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and be a team player
  • Strong technical skills in at least two, but ideally three, of following areas: 1) scenic design and set construction, 2) lighting design and master electrician work, 3) sound design and sound technician, and 4) video design and implementation
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 70 lbs
  • Knowledge around managing expenses and budgets
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Working knowledge of VectorWorks, QLab, and other industry standard technical theatre programs

Experience/Education

  • Minimum 2 years of professional technical theatre experience
  • Preferably 2 years of experience working in a small scale theatre
  • Proven track record of success in shop organization
  • Some staff management and/or administrative experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Staff Description

CPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. CPT has a demanding working environment with long, intense hours, but we have fun and love what we do. We value hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. For applicants considering relocation to Cleveland: our city is an excellent community to live in, with top-notch arts and culture, a vibrant theatre scene, beautiful public parks, a great lake, and VERY affordable housing.

Reviews start immediately and continue until April 1, 2018 (Goal is to fill the position by June 1, 2018.)

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a cover letter, résumé and professional references to careers@cptonline.org. Subject header should read: [LAST NAME], Co-Technical Director.

ABOUT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE: CPT’s 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 10-15 adventurous professional productions, a robust series of play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process, and a bold education program that engages disadvantaged youth and adults in creating their own plays and sharing them with the community. CPT’s annual budget is approximately $2,000,000. CPT’s accumulated surplus, building reserve, strong cash position, and significant working capital provide for a relatively stable business environment. CPT has 20 full-time staff members.

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Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Box Office Associate http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/cpt-is-hiring-a-box-office-associate/ Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:03:26 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12441 Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Box Office Associate. This role will support the Director of Patron Services in the Front of House (FOH) Department and will be a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. The deadline to apply is February 11, 2018.

Job Description

CPT is looking for an upbeat, charming, helpful person to engage with patrons by phone and in person and get them excited about their CPT experience. This role is responsible for managing and recording box office transactions including online ticketing, and production and season ticket reporting. The role will manage the CPT ticketing and CRM database. This role will also engage with donors around benefit event ticketing. The role will also support the Director of Patron Services across the range of FOH activities from stocking bars to contacting ushers. This role will also support some administrative activities on a seasonal basis. This position must frequently exercise independent judgment, initiative, and the ability to constantly re-prioritize competing responsibilities. Previous Box Office or retail experience is required. This employee reports to the Director of Patron Services. Like all staff members, the role will actively contribute to the working environment and culture at CPT and the success of the organization. The successful candidate will be collaborative, eager to learn, and dedicated to working in theatre. CPT has a demanding working environment with long, intense hours, but we have fun and love what we do. We value hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. CPT serves a diverse audience and works to make its staff diverse as well. Work week is 40+ hours, with regular evenings and weekends required October through June. If successful in the role, the goal is to have this position move to being the Box Office Manager by the end of the Fiscal year. Pay ranges from $28,000 to $31,000 depending on experience and includes health benefits. CPT seeks to fill the position by March 1, 2018.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Provide the Best Possible Patron Experience
    • Make patrons feel welcome
    • Provide clear information about our performances, organization, neighborhood, aesthetic, and mission
    • Conduct ticket sales by phone and in-person with patrons
    • Prevent and resolve customer disputes to mutual satisfaction
  • Provide Insight into Patron Reactions and Concerns
    • Document specific patron reactions to pricing, amenities, parking, and other comments that patrons make on their experience
    • Share impressions of patron satisfaction based on daily interactions
    • Anticipate patron needs and concerns
    • Participate in CPT Audience Engagement Committee
  • Manage and Record Box Office Activities and Transactions
    • Maintain regular public box office hours
    • Manage and maintain online ticketing transactions and ticketing server
    • Reconcile box office cash drawer and generate box office activity reports on daily basis
    • Management of box office deposits
  • Provide Ticket Sales and Patron Activity Reporting
    • Production ticket sales reporting and accounting reconciliation
    • Ongoing and end-of-season ticket sales reporting and analysis
    • Data analysis of patron activity, (first-time buyers, returning patrons, discount programs, etc.)
    • Managing ticketing database
  • Support the Director of Patron Services in overall FOH activities
  • Support some general office administrative functions during parts of the year
    • Intake, processing, & distribution of mail
    • Logging & processing of incoming checks
    • Management of general reception voicemail box
    • Entry & processing of donation or benefit ticket sales

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Skills

  • Exceptional conversational skills, verbal expression, and warm attitude
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and exceptional knowledge of Excel
  • Experience with ticketing software or use of customer relation management (CRM) databases
  • Candidates fluent in Spanish are especially desirable
  • Basic knowledge of QuickBooks and accounting is a plus
  • Background in Information Technology Management is a plus
  • Experience working with QuickBooks, or an interest in learning the system

Experience

  • Previous live theatre box office experience. Box office management experience a plus.
  • Previous retail or customer service experience
  • Cash handling and cash drawer reconciliation experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, performing arts, humanities, or related fields, or equivalent work experience

Qualities & Personality

  • A genuine interest in the arts and knowledge of live theatre
  • Enjoy speaking with and helping the general public
  • Natural curiosity in how things work
  • Able to work efficiently and calmly in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to multi-function/prioritize and keep busy at all times
  • Ability to focus on details and work with numbers
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and always willing

Other

  • Must be able to lift and transport cases of beverages throughout a multi-level facility
  • In addition to normal business hours, availability required to work most Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, October through June

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a two-page cover letter, resume, and references to the attention of Matt Segall, Business Manager at careers@cptonline.org by February 11th, 2018.
No phone calls, please.

ABOUT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE: CPT’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through its annual theatrical season, featuring between 8-10 adventurous professional productions, a robust series of play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process, and a bold education program that engages disadvantaged youth and adults in creating their own plays and sharing them with the community. CPT is a nationally recognized center for contemporary performance and new plays with an annual budget of $2 million and a full-time staff of twenty-two.

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CPT is Hiring Teaching Artists http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/cpt-is-hiring-teaching-artists/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:55:36 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12332 Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is seeking exceptional Teaching Artists for its celebrated Brick City Theatre program and Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP). Teaching Artists of all performance-related arts disciplines are welcome to apply. The deadline to apply is March 1.

The Teaching Artist position has two areas of responsibility:

  • Instruction: teach the basics of their primary discipline to children participants; create and implement curriculum; collaborate with CPT Education Staff and other professional artists; develop original performance material
  • Administration: work with CPT Education Staff – Program Director in all areas of program delivery including: participant recruitment, management and evaluation; daily class plans and reports; and development of program partner relationships

Program Description

  • Brick City Theatre An after-school and summertime theatre arts program for children ages 5-14 living in public housing, offered in partnership with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority. Under the dedicated guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, children enhance academic and life skills as they develop their own plays and perform them for their community.
  • Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) Rigorous training for inner city youth ages 14-19 in acting, writing, movement, voice, production, and touring. During the 8-week summer program, students work in collaboration with CPT artists to develop an original play or an inventive adaptation of an existing work, and then tour it to outdoor venues throughout the City of Cleveland.

Skills Required

  • Extensive experience in at least one theatre-related arts discipline (dance, drumming, singing, acting, creative writing, etc.)
  • Experience teaching children and/or teenagers.
  • Qualified to be a strong role model for inner city youth and/or teenagers.
  • Energetic, responsive, flexible, creative
  • Attentive to details, ability to work independently
  • Openness to learning new techniques in the creation of original performance material

Considerations

  • Programs run 8-10 weeks, 4-6 days per week, June-Aug 2018
  • Daytime and early evening hours – or –  Afternoon and evening hours (depending on program)
  • Extended days for training and program touring
  • Artist must have a reliable means of transportation.

To apply for the position, send an email to careers@cptonline.org. Please put your last name as the subject header followed by: TEACHING ARTIST. The email should include an attached resume.

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CPT announces Additional Auditions for Entry Point http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/cpt-announces-additional-auditions-for-entry-point/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:12:40 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12099 Cleveland Public Theatre announces

Additional Auditions for Entry Point

a part of CPT’s New Play Development Series


Looking to cast…

  • 1 Female, African American, Late 20s – Mid 30s 
  • 1 Male, African American, Late 20s – Late 30s
  • 2 Females, African American, 40s – 60s

All actors should be comfortable with singing.

Cleveland Public Theatre is looking to cast for Bipolar Mixtape as part of our Entry Point festival. We are looking to cast actors confident in their singing ability and interested in supporting the development of a new work.

BIPOLAR MIXTAPE

Created and Directed by Meredith L. King

Bipolar Mixtape is a scripted work with music where a black female protagonist navigates interactions with the eccentrics in her community, while the audience views this journey through the lens of her bipolar brain.

ABOUT ENTRY POINT

Entry Point will be a weekend festival of raw art-in-progress—a platform for artists to develop new work that is in early stages of creation. Public presentations during the festival will range from staged readings to presenting short segments of a new work to open rehearsals of the creation process – all in different spaces throughout the CPT campus. For example, audience members may see a staged reading in one space, then see a segment of a devised work in another space, and then close out their evening by hanging out in a casual lounge to share their experiences with fellow audience members and artists.

Auditions

When: Tuesday, December 12th, 6-9pm and Wednesday, December 13th, 6-9pm
Where: CPT’s Campus (6415 Detroit Ave)
Auditions are by appointment only. Actors will be asked to sing a short a cappella song of their choosing and will be given sides at the audition for cold readings.  Please bring 1 copy of your headshot and resume, if available, or recent picture. Actors should be prepared to stay for 90 minutes. 

Entry Point will need the following commitment:

  1. Entry Point will take place from Thursday, January 18th through Saturday, January 20th.
  2. Rehearsals prior to performance vary with each Entry Point project: some may require as many as 3 weeks of rehearsal and some may require as little as 9 hours. Be prepared to share your availability on your audition form at your scheduled audition.

AEA contracts will not be considered. Non AEA actors will receive a very small stipend.

Interested actors should schedule an appointment with New Play Associate, Andrew Valdez by email only: avaldez@cptonline.org. When scheduling your audition, you must provide your preferred date/time and phone number. Please do not call. Appointments will only be made via email.

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Job Announcement: Paid Parking Lot Attendant Position at CPT http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/paid-parking-lot-attendant/ Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:19:04 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12039 Cleveland Public Theatre is currently looking for Parking Lot Attendants for our 2017/18 season. CPT Parking Lot Attendants will be responsible for handling cash transactions for parking, being knowledgeable about current performances at Cleveland Public Theatre and the Gordon Square Arts District, and keeping watch over the CPT parking lot. Cash handling and customer service experience is preferred. The deadline to apply is January 15.

Hours will depend on production schedules, but will typically involve Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm to 9pm with potentially some shifts on weekdays or Sundays. This is a seasonal position from January 2018 to June 2018.

Pay is $40 a night.

Parking Lot Attendant duties include:

  • Arriving at 5pm to set up parking lot.
  • Handling cash transactions for parking lot from 5pm-9pm.
  • Filling out a nightly report on parking lot activities and total sales.
  • Answering any questions from CPT Patrons or neighborhood visitors.
  • Keeping parking lot presentable, organized, and safe.
  • Putting away all parking lot signage at the end of the night.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Customer service and cash handling experience.
  • Poise and professionalism in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Flexible evening availability.

Other related skills that could be helpful to the position include:

  • Experience in a security position.
  • Experience working outdoors.
  • A passion for or background in performing arts.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Jaclyn Vogel, Director of Patron Services, at jvogel@cptonline.org. The deadline to apply is January 15.

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CPT Announces Auditions for… / TPC anuncia Audiciones para En el Tiempo de las Mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies) http://www.cptonline.org/news/uncategorized/cpt-announces-auditions-for-en-el-tiempo-de-las-mariposas/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:26:58 +0000 http://www.cptonline.org/?p=12010 Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for… /

Teatro Público de Cleveland anuncia Audiciones para

En el Tiempo de las Mariposas

(In The Time of The Butterflies)

Regional Premiere / La premier Regional

A play by Caridad Svich. Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez. Spanish translation by Caridad Svich. Directed by Julia Sosa.
Una obra de Caridad Svich. Basada en la novela de Julia Alvarez. Traducción al Español por Caridad Svich. Dirigida por Julia Sosa.

Looking to cast / Buscando para Lanzar….

5-6 Woman with fluent Spanish speaking ability / 5-6 mujeres con fluidez en español
1-4 Men with fluent Spanish speaking ability / 1-4 hombres con fluidez en español


About the play…

En el Tiempo de las Mariposas is a fictionalized account of the courageous Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic. The sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country against the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. The “butterflies,” their secret code name, were brutally murdered by the regime in 1960. En el Tiempo de las Mariposas paints a visual dreamscape of the activist sisters’ interior lives, the beauty and ferocity of the natural world and the music heard on the radio of the time. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles. Regional Premiere.

Sobre La obra del teatro…

En el Tiempo de las Mariposas es una novela que relata las valerosas hermanas Mirabal de la República Dominicana. Las hermanas inspiraron células de resistencia en todo el país contra el régimen dictatorial del General Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. Las “mariposas”, su nombre de código secreto, fueron brutalmente asesinadas por el régimen en 1960. En el Tiempo de las Mariposas pinta un visual de la vida interior de las hermanas activistas, la belleza y ferocidad del mundo natural y la música que se escucha en la radio de la época. Realizado en español con supertítulos en Ingles. Estreno regional.


About The Director…

Julia Sosa is an El Paso, Texas-based theatre professional and alumni of University of Texas at El Paso’s Theatre and Dance Department. Julia was recently seen as the Assistant Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Mojada: Una Medea in Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro. She is a songwriter and vocalist of Lunatic, a Juarez-El Paso musical project that has opened for bands like Café Tacuba, Hellow Seahore and Natalie LaFourcade. She is excited to be returning to Cleveland after serving as the Education Apprentice (2015-2016) at Cleveland Play House.

Sobre la Directora…

Julia Sosa es una profesional y alumno de la Universidad de Texas en el Departamento de danza y teatro de El Paso Texas. Julia fue directora Asistente de Oregon Shakespeare festival Mojada: Una medea en Los Angeles por Luis Alfaro. Ella es una compositora y vocalista de un projecto musical de nombre Lunatic de Juarez-El Paso-que ha habierto para bandas como Café Tacuba, Hellow Seashore y Natalie Lafourcade. Ella esta emocionada de regresar a Cleveland después de servir como el aprendiz de educación (2015-2016) en casa de obra del teatro de Cleveland.


About the rehearsals…

Rehearsals begin around January 2nd. Rehearsals are 4-5 times a week and then move to 5-6 times a week in the last few weeks. Rehearsals will be weekday evenings and weekends. Actors may be accepted with some rehearsal conflicts and limitations.
Previews February 22nd. Runs February 23rd – March 10th. Gordon Square Theatre.

Sobre Los ensayos…

Ensayos comienzan alrededor de 2 de Enero. Los ensayos son 4-5 veces a la semana y luego 5-6 veces por semana en las ultimas semanas. Ensayos serán los fines de semana y entre semana en las tardes. Actores serán aceptados con algunos conflictos y limitaciones. Los vistas previas serán el 22 de febrero. Se llevaran acabo el 23 de Febrero hasta el 10 de Marzo en Gordon Square Theatre.


Auditions…

Friday 12/15: 6-9pm Or Saturday 12/16: 1-4pm
RSVP necessary by email to New Play Associate, Andrew Valdez, to book your audition appointment avaldez@cptonline.org

Audiciones…

El viernes 12/15: 6-9PM o el sábado 12/16: 1-4PM
RSVP necesario por correo electrónico al nuevo obra de teatro, Andrew Valdez, para reservar su cita avaldez@cptonline.org

Callbacks are an important time for the director to see selected auditioners a second time.

Saturday 12/16 6-9pm (If you are unable to make callbacks, please let New Play Associate, Andrew Valdez, know when booking your audition appointment; avaldez@cptonline.org)

LLamadas contestadas en tiempo son importante para el director porque vera los audicionados por segunda vez.

El sábado 12/16 6-9PM (si no puede llamar por favor comuníquese con el asociado del teatro, Andrew Valdez cuando reserve su cita de audición; avaldez@cptonline.org)

Auditions are by appointment only. You can schedule for either Fri 12/15 OR Sat 12/16.

What to prepare…

  • A short reading (or memorized) piece that demonstrates your acting ability
  • Be ready to read sides, propose strong characters, and work with the director
  • Headshot and Résumé if available

Las audiciones son con cita solamente. Puede ser su cita para el viernes 12/15 o el sábado 12/16.

Que Preparar…

  • Un corto pedazo de lectura (o memorizado) que demuestre su abilidad para actuar
  • Estar preparado para leer, proponer personajes fuertes y trabajar con el director
  • Resume e imagen de cabeza si están disponibles

To schedule an audition appointment, please email New Play Associate, Andrew Valdez at avaldez@cptonline.org. Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number and preferred audition date & time in your email. Please include [MARIPOSAS Auditions] in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

Para programar una cita para la audición, por favor envíe un correo electrónico al Nuevo Asociado, Andrew Valdez en avaldez@cptonline.org. Asegúrese de incluir su nombre, dirección de correo electrónico, número de teléfono y fecha de audición preferida. Por favor incluya [MARIPOSAS AUDICIONES] en la línea de subjecto. No llamadas por favor.


About The Playwright…

Caridad Svich is a playwright-songwriter-translator and editor. Her play Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (a rave fable) recently received its world premiere at 7 Stages in Atlanta. She has held an NEA/TCG Residency at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre, a TCG/Pew residency at INTAR Theatre, and has been a Radcliffe Institute fellow at Harvard University. Twelve Ophelias (a play with broken songs) was presented at Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York in March 2004, and her multimedia collaboration (with Nick Philippou & Todd Cerveris) The Booth Variations at 59 East 59th Street Theatre in August 2004. Her play Magnificent Waste was the recipient of the 2003 National Latino Playwriting Award and selected for the 2004 Tribeca Film Institute All Access Open Stage program.

Sobre la Escritora….

Caridad Svich es una escritora-compositora-traductora y editora. Su obra Ifigenia Crash Land Cae en El Caparazón de Neón que una vez fue su Corazón (una fábula) recientemente recibió su estreno mundial en 7 etapas en Atlanta. Ella ha celebrado una residencia NEA/TCG en el teatro Mark Taper Forum, una residencia TCG/Pew en el INTAR Theatre, y ha sido Becario del Instituto Radcliffe en la Universidad de Harvard. Doce Ophelias (una obra con canciones rotas) fue presentado en el Baruch Performing Arts Center en Nueva York en marzo de 2004, y su colaboración multimedia (con Nick Philippou y Todd Cerevris) Las Variaciones de Cabina en 59 East 59 Street Theatre en agosto 2004. Su obra Magnifico Desperdicio da la 2003 fue seleccionado para el 2004 Tribeca Film institute todo acceso programa abierta.

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