Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is Hiring Teaching Artists


CPT is seeking Teaching Artists to support and implement CPT Education programming. Theatre experience is a plus. We are looking to build a strong core of artists who are dedicated to creating work to further racial and economic justice. CPT is seeking candidates for full-time and part-time Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher, and Teaching Artist Intern positions.


  • Experience in at least one theatre-related arts discipline (dance, drumming, singing, acting, creative writing, etc.).
  • Experience teaching children and/or teenagers.
  • Demonstrated ability to be or become a strong role model for Cleveland youth.
  • Energy, responsiveness, flexibility, creativity.
  • Attention to details, ability to work independently.
  • Openness to learning new techniques in the creation of original performance material.


  • CPT Education programming runs during daytime and early evening hours.
  • CPT Education conducts extended days for training and program touring.
  • Full-time Lead Teaching Artists are paid between $31,000-33,000, based on experience.
  • More information about wages for part-time work is available upon request from candidates seeking those positions.
  • Teaching Artists must have a reliable means of transportation when in-person instruction resumes.


Please send a resume and letter of interest to Nicole Sumlin, CPT Education Director, at In your email, the subject line should be your last name followed by “TEACHING ARTIST.” No phone calls, please.

CPT is a nationally recognized center for contemporary performance. Its 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 eight to ten 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’s annual budget is around $2.5 million a year. 

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