CPT is hiring an Interim Assistant to the Executive Artistic Director

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring an Interim Assistant to the Executive Artistic Director, which is a temporary position ending on June 30, 2022.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Raymond Bobgan at rbobgan@cptonline.org. Subject line should read: “YOUR LAST NAME, Interim Assistant.” Your email should include two attachments: a resume and a two-page cover letter sharing why you are interested in this position and your related experiences and skills. No phone calls, please.

Interim Assistant to the Executive Artistic Director Job Description

This role requires a positive, can-do attitude, initiative, and a drive to learn about theatre leadership and artistic operations. The Interim Assistant reports to the Executive Artistic Director (EAD).

The role is responsible for providing day-to-day support to the EAD and includes project-based assignments that support the wide range of activities of the EAD. This position will interact with all staff members and should have a strong sense of service. They will also be interacting with artists, most notably those who are working with Teatro Público de Cleveland, Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, and the Cleveland CORE Ensemble. Candidates should be excited about solving problems with limited direction as well as completing assignments with extremely specific guidelines. The EAD undertakes a huge range of activities connected to each department within CPT. They are as likely to be in rehearsal as up on a ladder, sending emails, writing grants, etc. The Interim Assistant needs to be prepared to jump into these areas and undertake activities that could range from the “cliché toilet repair,” to hanging a light, to supporting meetings with stakeholders and artists. This role will also often be tasked with intern-like duties such as preparing meeting rooms, basic research, getting meals or coffee, etc. Candidates could be entry-level or early-career managers with an eye toward a career in theatre.

Salary range is $600-$630/week based on work experience. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Strong skills (for an entry-level professional) in reading, writing, and communication, especially around email correspondence and follow-up
  • Familiarity of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Comfort with a range of standard office equipment
  • Strong background in theatre
  • The following would be strong pluses:
    • Experience with CPT or a CPT-like theatre
    • Stage management experience
    • Language familiarity with Arabic or Spanish
    • Community organizing experience

Qualities and Personality

  • Attention to detail and accuracy while working on multiple projects and tasks
  • Genuine interest in the arts and knowledge of live theatre
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and always willing to see projects to completion
  • Problem solver

About the CPT Staff

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, and strive to center courage, humanity, integrity, representation, respect, and JOY, “challenging each other to do and be our collective best.” CPT is a deeply un-siloed organization and cross department work is a norm. 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 affordable housing.

About Cleveland Public Theatre

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 6-12 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 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 $2.5 million a year. CPT has 22 full-time staff members.

CPT COVID-19 Work Policy

Employees are required to be vaccinated and to test when they have been significantly exposed to someone with COVID-19.

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