Artistic Opportunities

CPT invests in innovation and diversity, and is the leading producer of new work and local playwrights in our community.

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CPT is accepting applications for The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer fellowships

The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative is a yearlong fellowship program providing early-career composers with first-hand experience creating music and sound design for theatre. This initiative engages composers/designers in a collaborative process, under the guidance of the show producer and director, to compose and produce original music for full productions and works-in-development in CPT’s Season and to learn about other parts of the creative and production process of theatre. Composers gain hands-on learning experiences through sound design opportunities. The program is intended to significantly grow CPT’s capacity for developing original music and sound design, and to support the growth and emergence of local artists. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 9. Click here for more information.

CPT Announces Request for Proposals: DanceWorks 2020

DanceWorks 2020 is an important part of Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2019/2020 Season. DanceWorks offers Northeast Ohio dance companies and choreographers the opportunity to have world premiere works presented in a series with other local dance companies. Through a submission process, CPT hopes to select 4 local dance companies to be part of DanceWorks 2020 in the Gordon Square Theatre. DanceWorks 2020 will take place over 4 weeks, April 2 – April 25. We are accepting submissions for two weeks: April 6 – 11 and April 13 – 18. Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 30, 2019. Click here for more information.


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 is hiring a Technical Director/Production Manager

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.

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