Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Production Associate

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Production Associate (PA) for a seasonal full-time position. Position begins as early as June 1 (no later than June 30) and ends ideally September 22, 2023 (could be part time between September 11 and 22). Salary range is $650-750/week based on experience and range of skills. This role reports to the Associate Producer. 

Production Associate Job Description 

As a member of our production team, the PA stage manages and line produces the annual outdoor festival Arts in August in Tremont.  

They will also be a key member in producing Pandemonium, CPT’s renowned fundraiser and “party-of the-year.” This work will range from artist communication, basic production work, décor and crafting, and a range of other tasks. Candidates must have stage management and production experience. The successful candidate will be collaborative, service-oriented, highly self-motivated, and eager to learn new ways of working. This position requires evening and weekend availability and an average of 50 hours per week. A valid driver’s license is also required, and regular access to a vehicle is strongly preferred.  

CPT Staff Description 

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. Most plays produced at CPT are by artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). In the past three years, CPT has undertaken work to accelerate and formalize its growth to becoming a fully anti-racist organization.  


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following: 

Necessary Skills 

  • Basic stage management and stage/run crew skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • Ability to collaborate and be a team player 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel 

Optional but Beneficial Skills 

  • Working knowledge of VectorWorks, QLab, and other industry-standard programs 
  • Experience with basic sound systems is a plus 
  • Experience setting up portable stages and working on technical crews is a plus 
  • Sewing and other crafting skills 
  • Other tech theatre expertise (lighting, construction, etc.) 

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send an email to Anastasia Urozhaeva, Assistant to the Executive Artistic Director, at Subject line should read: [LAST NAME], Production Associate. The email should include two attachments: a resume, and a one-page cover letter describing your history, passion, why you are interested in this position, and what you have to offer. Candidates may be asked to provide additional materials after original application.

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 is home to resident community ensembles Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, and CPT annually presents Station Hope, a free large-scale community arts festival celebrating social justice.  

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