Production Associate – Temporary Full-Time

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Production Associate (PA) for a seasonal full-time position. Position begins as early as July 1 (no later than July 31) and ends ideally September 20, 2023 (could be part time between September 9 and 20). Deadline to apply is June 7, 2024. Salary range is $750-850/week based on experience and range of skills. This role reports to the Associate Producer. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Paige Conway, associate producer at


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 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  

  • Event Management Experience 
  • 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.)  
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