Bartender Positions at Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre is looking for Bartenders to join its Front of House Team for the 2022-2023 season. CPT Bartenders are passionate about the arts, Cleveland, and positive change in their community. Beyond selling beverages and refreshments, our Bartenders are expected to be knowledgeable about Cleveland Public Theatre, our performances and programs, and the Gordon Square Arts District. Bartending, serving and customer service experience are preferred.

Hours will depend on production schedules, but will typically involve Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday evenings for approximately 4-6 hours per night with some shows having Sunday performances. Bartenders may also be asked to work special events. This is a part-time, seasonal position from January 2023 to May 2023.

Pay is $11.00/hour.

Duties include:

• Arriving 90 minutes prior to the beginning of a show to set-up and restock bar and concessions.
• Serving 45 minutes before the performance, occasionally at intermission, and after the show.
• Selling wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and concessions.
• Balancing and reconciling nightly reports against inventory.
• Filling out nightly bar reports accurately and efficiently.
• Keeping the bar and adjoining patron lounge clean and presentable.
• Cleaning the bar at the end of each night.
• When not selling concessions, occasionally assisting the House Manager with various projects/tasks.
• Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidates will possess:

• A passion for or background in performing arts.
• Customer service, cash handling, credit card handling, and/or food service experience.
• Poise and professionalism in a fast-paced environment.
• The ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
• Flexible evening availability.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Gregory Markgraf-Grimes, Patron Services Manager, at


CPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. We value courage, integrity, representation, joy, respect, humanity, and challenging ourselves and each other to be our collective best.


CPT is a nationally recognized center for contemporary performance. Our mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking theatre and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through our theatrical season, featuring between 6-12 adventurous professional productions and a robust series of new play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process. CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues and empower participants to work for positive change in our community. CPT is home to community ensembles Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi. The theater also annually presents Station Hope, a large-scale community arts festival.

CPT COVID-19 Work Policy

Employees are required to be fully vaccinated and to test when they have been significantly exposed to someone with COVID-19.

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