Cleveland Public Theatre announces a New Staff Position: Education Associate

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing educational programs to raise consciousness and nurture compassion. CPT seeks an Education Associate willing to join its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. CPT is committed to reviewing a diverse pool of applicants for this position.


The Education Associate works closely with and reports directly to Director of Community Ensembles/Brick City Theatre Program Director. This position is a year-round, full time staff position, annually earning approximately 26,000-30,000 including significant overtime pay. Benefits included.

The position requires a highly motivated and organized individual who will take on administrative, creative and teaching responsibilities in support of the continued expansion of Brick City Theatre and CPT’s Family Collective, the family component of Brick City Theatre and CPT’s other core education programs. The successful candidate will bring their talent and discipline to the Brick City Theatre and the Family Collective, proposing and implementing programming that supports the greater goals and vision of the program.

The successful candidate will be collaborative, eager to learn, obsessed with working in the theatre, and have experience in administration, education and performance. Ideal candidates will have experience in program management, curriculum planning, and teaching theatre to children and adults with little or no previous exposure to the arts.  Candidate must possess excellent logistic skills, and have the desire and creativity to create warm, exciting, empowering community experiences for our program’s participants and families.

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.


The Education Associate will be responsible for assisting, inventing and facilitating Brick City Theatre and Family Collective programming. This includes – but is not limited to – family workshops; guardian-teacher conferences; teaching and creating curriculum for Brick City classes; facilitating and teaching adult-only workshops for CMHA residents; organizing and managing family field trips; conducting program evaluations; and providing teaching and administrative support to CPT’s other core education programs. Reliable transportation is a plus. The Education Associate will also be expected to maintain their own artistic work at Cleveland Public Theatre, while also contributing their skills, energy and talents to the larger organization. This includes – but is not limited to – production assistance on community events: Station Hope, Road to Hope, Test Flight, Fall Fest, Pandemonium; audience engagement planning; technical support on mainstage productions; performance and artistic opportunities on mainstage productions.

Competitive applicants will have a strong desire to be fully engaged in the Cleveland Public Theatre environment.


Brick City Theatre 
A partnership with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority that offers afterschool and summer theatre arts activities for children 5-14 who live in public housing.

Student Theatre Enrichment Program
(STEP) Arts education and job training for teens, who create and perform an original play that is toured to public parks across Cleveland.

Y-Haven Theatre Project
A theatre program for residents of Y-Haven, a transitional facility for homeless men in recovery. The men learn performance and technical theatre skills and create an original play based on their life experiences.


Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To apply for the position, send email to Please put your last name as the subject header followed by Education Associate. The email should include two attachments: a resume, and a cover letter describing your history, passion, why you are interested in this position, and what you have to offer (up to two pages).

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