Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring seasonal FULL-TIME and PART-TIME Pandemonium Production Staff. These roles are integral to the creation & implementation of all artistic & technical components for CPT’s annual fundraiser gala, Pandemonium! Positions can begin as early as July 5th and can last through September 23rd. Part-time rate is $15/hour, and Full-time salary range is $650-750/week. CPT will be accepting applications through Friday, June 24th.


Every September, Cleveland Public Theatre hosts its one and only fundraising spectacular: Pandemonium which takes place this year on Saturday, September 10th.It takes over six months to plan; hosts over 1,400 guests; while300 artists and 150 volunteers donate their time for the event which raises between $250,000 and $315,000 annually for our programming. The Pandemonium Production Staff members are an integral part of the success of this event as they transform the CPT campus into an explosion of art & color creating indoor & outdoor performance spaces & art installations that cover the entire space of the event. During the event, the staff acts as a go-to team of stagehands & technicians, fixing any issues that should arise & helping the stage/area managers as needed. In the weeks following the event, the production staff will strike & restore the campus to prepare for the 2022/23 season!

As an actively anti-racist organization, CPT is passionate about serving our community on all levels; thus, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other members of the global majority are encouraged to apply!

Compensation: Part-time Hourly = $15/hour ; Full-time Weekly = $650-$750, based on experience and range of skills.

Anticipated Start & End Dates: August 1st , 2022 – September 23rd, 2022
*Must be available ALL DAY on Saturday, September 10th

Hours: Full-Time Staff members are expected to work an average of 50 hours per week. Some weeks will be closer to 40 hours, while the week of the event can be up to 60 hours.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and be a team player
  • Excellent technical skills in at least three of the following areas:
    • Sound
    • Lighting
    • Scenic Construction
    • Rigging
    • Visual Art
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs


  • 4 years of full-time technical theatre work or equivalent as a freelancer.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is not required, but we are looking for someone with a strong theatre background and equivalent experience of such a degree.


  • Attention to detail and accuracy while working on multiple projects and tasks
  • Ability to work efficiently and calmly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to re-prioritize tasks as they arise
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and sees projects to completion

Review of candidates will begin on Monday, June 13th , and continue until all available positions are filled. To apply, send an email to Garrett Markgraf, Technical Director, at Subject line should read: [LAST NAME], PAN Production Staff. 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 the original application.


About the CPT Staff

CPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. CPT has a demanding working environment that requires passionate, detail-oriented, self-sufficient artists & technicians. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open-minded, and highly self-motivated. Employees are required to be vaccinated.


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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