Work at CPT


Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs inside of our mission to raise consciousness and nurture compassion.


CPT is Hiring Teaching Artists

CPT is seeking energetic, flexible, and collaborative interdisciplinary Teaching Artists to join our core, who are dedicated to working with youth to create art focused on furthering racial and economic justice with Cleveland Act Now (formerly Brick City Theatre). Theatre experience is a plus, but not required. Cleveland Act Now is a free, year-round theatre arts program for young artists ages 5-14. Under the guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, children and family learn how to create and perform their own plays, dance, poetry, music, and visual art. These original performances are crafted and presented annually at CMHA and Cleveland community centers as well as arts festivals throughout Cleveland. The deadline to apply is Saturday, August 10. Click here for more information.


CPT has an opening for a 12 to 16 hour/week Bookkeeping Assistant. This role does basic data entry, filing, and simple account reconciliation. Some previous bookkeeping or QuickBooks experience is preferred, but CPT is willing to train capable candidates with related office or data entry experience. CPT will consider college students entering the finance field, theatre artists seeking part-time work, and retired bookkeeping professionals seeking an opportunity to work with an arts organization. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Click here for more information.


CPT seeks a wide range of mid-career candidates interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. The Technical Director/Production Manager manages and implements all technical aspects of productions except costumes for CPT’s season of full productions (8-12); four new work developmental series; Pandemonium (a massive annual event); Station Hope (a one day social justice festival); as well as other artistic projects and productions. CPT programs in two theatres and embraces the opportunity to produce theatre in nontraditional spaces. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 12. Click here for more information.

CPT is hiring a full-time Physical Operations Manager

CPT has an opening for a full-time Physical Operations Manager. This role makes a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success, requires a broad skill set as well as leadership and initiative, and will be part of a team-driven staff. The role will work across production, facilities, Front of House, and administrative areas and will report to the General Manager. CPT will be accepting applications for this position thru Friday, June 21. Click here for more information.

Paid Bartending Position

Cleveland Public Theatre is currently looking for Bartenders for our 2019/2020 season. CPT bartenders are passionate about the arts, about Cleveland, and about positive change in their community. Beyond being responsible for selling refreshments to our patrons, our bartenders are expected to be knowledgeable about Cleveland Public Theatre, our performances and programs, and our neighborhood, the Gordon Square Arts District. Bartending and serving experience are preferred. Click here for more information.

Artistic Opportunities

TPC y CPT Anuncian audiciones para / TPC and CPT Announce Auditions for Ana en el Trópico

Cleveland Public Theatre y el Teatro Público de Cleveland anuncian audiciones para Ana en el Trópico. Presentada en español con subtítulos en inglés. Buscamos 5 hombres y 3 mujeres Latinas. Con fluidez para conversaciones en español. Audiciones: Domingo, 3 de noviembre, 12-3pm, Lunes, 4 de noviembre, 6-9pm. Audiciones solo con cita. Puede seleccionar espacios de una hora para el domingo 3 de noviembre o el lunes 4 de noviembre. / Cleveland Public Theatre and Teatro Público de Cleveland announce auditions for Ana en el Trópico. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Looking to cast 5 men and 3 women Latino performers. Must be proficient in conversational Spanish. Auditions: Sunday, November 3, 12-3pm, Monday, November 4, 6-9pm. Auditions are by appointment only. You can schedule for a one hour slot on either Sunday November 3 OR Monday, November 4. Click here for more information.

CPT Announces Auditions for Entry Point 2020

CPT is looking to cast a variety of performers, diverse in age (although at this time we are only casting actors 18 and above), race, physical ability, background, and theatre experience. Entry Point is a platform for artists to develop their work in the early stages of creation, and then share that work with the public in a festival forum. Entry Point activities include staged readings, short excerpts from works-in-progress, guest panel discussions, and facilitated feedback between artists and audience after every showing. Auditions are by appointment only and will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 6-9pm and Sunday, November 10, from 6-9pm. You can schedule for a one hour slot on either Sat. 11/9 OR Sun. 11/10. Click here for more information and instructions on how to schedule an audition.

CPT Announces Free Theatre Workshops for Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مســرح كليفلانــد العربــي

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce FREE THEATRE WORKSHOPS for Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مســرح كليفلانــد العربــي, a theatre project by, for, and with people from Arabic-speaking communities. There will be five open workshops for people with or without any theatre experience. These workshops are fun, easy, and focus on storytelling, self-expression, and teamwork. Workshop dates are Saturday, October 19Sunday, October 20Wednesday, October 23Sunday October 27; and Tuesday, October 29. Click here for more information.

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