Cleveland Public Theatre Announces a New Staff Position: Artistic and Education Associate
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing educational programs inside of our mission to raise consciousness and nurture compassion. CPT seeks an Artistic and Education Associate interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. For more information, visit www.cptonline.org.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 29, 2016
Description of Position
The Artistic and Education Associate reports directly to Executive Artistic Director and works collaboratively across all departments. This position is a year-round, salaried, staff position that works an average of 55 hours a week. Salary range $28,000-32,000, commensurate with experience. Some benefits included.
Artistic and Education Associate (AEA) works as an assistant to Executive Artistic Director who leads the interwoven artistic and education programming. AEA will manage calendars, maintain and grow partnerships, represent CPT in community meetings, collaborate on new program development, assistant-produce and occasionally line-produce shows, education programs and special events.
Experience in professional theatre is a must, with a minimum of 1 year of full-time theatre work, 3 years of consistent freelance work or equivalent. Experience in producing plays is important and experiences in new play development, education, devised theatre, community organizing and production management would be very helpful. CPT primarily produces work that is outside the mainstream theatre, so a past history of such work indicates a potentially good fit.
All positions at CPT work across departmental lines and the AEA is involved in nearly all aspects of the theatre. The AEA will be very involved in three aspects of CPT’s programming: the season of plays (including our new play development work); special community events, especially Station Hope, a neighborhood festival focusing on the triumphs of the Underground Railroad and challenges of current issues of inequity and social justice; and CPT core education programs that teach theatre creation techniques to under-privileged youth and adults.
Education and Artistic staff at CPT are expected to engage in their own artistic work and growth.
The successful candidate will be collaborative, eager to learn and dedicated to working in theatre. Candidate must possess excellent logistics skills, and have the creativity to create warm, exciting, empowering community experiences for our programs’ participants and families. Because of our track record of success we are particularly interested in candidates who are eager to support current programs and ultimately move into evolving new programs.
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.
Interested candidates should email two-page cover letter, résumé and references to: email@example.com. Subject header should read: [LAST NAME], Artistic and Education Associate.
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 educational 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 16 fulltime staff members.