Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring an Artistic Programs Producer

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT seeks an Artistic Programs Producer interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. For more information, visit

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 16, 2018

Description of Position

The Artistic Programs Producer reports to the Executive Artistic Director as a year-round, salaried, staff position working well over 40 hours a week. Salary is competitive based on comparable theatres nationally and is commensurate with experience. Some benefits included.

The Artistic Programs Producer provides production, artistic, managerial, and operational support to: CPT’s season of full productions; four developmental series; Pandemonium (a massive annual event); Station Hope (a one-day social justice festival); as well as other artistic projects and productions. The Artistic Programs Producer may also play a managerial or leadership role with CPT’s Teatro Público de Cleveland and/or Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi.

The Artistic Programs Producer is expected to work as an artist at CPT and to continue their own artistic growth.

Candidates must have two years of full-time theatre work in artistic and/or production departments or equivalent (as a contractor or parallel work in education departments). Experience in producing plays is important and experiences in new play development and production management are recommended. CPT primarily produces work that is outside the mainstream theatre including new scripts and devised work, so a past history with groundbreaking theatre is preferable.

The successful candidate will have a track record of successful artistic leadership with and in communities of color. They will be collaborative, eager to learn new ways of working, service-oriented, and highly self-motivated. Candidate must possess excellent logistics skills, and have the ability to create warm, exciting, empowering community experiences.

CPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. CPT has a demanding work 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: Subject header should read: [LAST NAME], Artistic Programs Producer.


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 new play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process, and bold education programs that engage 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 22 full-time staff members.

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