Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Production Associate

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Production Associate, a seasonal full-time position. Position begins between June 15 and June 30 and ends on September 25, 2021. Salary range is $600-700/week based on experience and range of skills.

Production Associate Job Description

CPT is hiring a Production Associate (PA). This role reports to the Associate Artistic Director/Director of Production. The PA oversees CPT’s limited summer season, which includes performances on an outdoor stage onsite at CPT, four shows touring to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, and Arts in August in Lincoln Park. The PA coordinates with all artists for the summer season and may undertake some stage management and basic sound set up duties. The PA will be a key team member in producing Pandemonium, CPT’s renowned 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, eager to learn new ways of working, service oriented, and highly self-motivated. This position requires evening and weekend availability and an average of 50 hours per week. A valid driver’s license is required, and regular access to a vehicle is strongly preferred. CPT programming includes up-to-date safety precautions for artists, staff, and patrons.

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. A majority of plays produced at CPT are by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color artists. 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

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and be a team player
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Basic Stage Management and stage/run crew skills
  • Ability to lift 20-30lbs

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
  • Other tech theatre expertise (lighting, construction, etc.)

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To apply for the position, send an email to Raymond Bobgan, 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 large-scale community arts festival. CPT’s annual budget is around $1.8 million a year. CPT has 16 full-time staff members.

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