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Cleveland Play House Hiring Production Associate

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Cleveland Play House Hiring Production Associate




Classification: Full time, year-round salary position

Term of Employment: June 1, 2023

Reports to: Director of Production

Salary range:  $36,500 – $39,520 annual


Cleveland Play House (CPH) is seeking an Production Associate to join the production team. This position works in close partnership with the Director of Production (DoP) to share production management of the work on our main stages, New Ground Theatre Festival, Education, the CWRU/CPH MFA program productions and special events.  This position also works closely with all Production, Artistic staff and guest artists.


This is a growth position. The work is rooted in core job responsibilities. In a collaborative partnership with the Director of Production the job tasks and leadership can expand over time. The Associate work calls for administrative, facility and supply management and team leadership.


Core beginning Production Department responsibilities include:

  • Cultivate a joyful, collaborative, inclusive, and anti-racist CPH workplace by building culturally competent and generative relationships among staff
  • Coordinate expense tracking
  • Manage weekly payroll submission
  • Administrative support to Supervisors in staff onboarding
  • Participate in team-approach hiring processes
  • Foster reuse, reduce, recycle and safe disposal of materials
  • Administrative support for goal setting, self-evaluation and review processes
  • Maintain stage management supplies
  • Coordinate facility projects in the theatre and Middough buildings
  • Support Production Facility Office Manager’s management of Production Center
  • Cover select evening and weekend tech and preview performances in partnership with DoP
  • Support Covid-19 Resource Plan
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment


Developing job responsibilities could include:

  • Partner to production-lead programming to foster joy, artistry and teamwork. Responsibly guiding all aspects of the process through providing schedules, budgets, communication, and upholding accessibility, cultural competency and specificity of the design.
  • Collaborate in season planning
  • Supervise and facilitate staff day-to-day management and personnel issues
  • Onboard, train and mentor stage management staff
  • Collaborate in policy setting


Desired experience and skills include:

  • Ability to establish and maintain communication in person, via email, phone, Zoom and other means clearly, accurately and identify and share key information with the people who need it
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to resolve multi-step challenges
  • Competency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite programs, and ability to learn new platforms such as Dropbox and Ahola (payroll system)
  • Ability to analyze scripts, designs, technical drawings and other information to summarize, organize and apply to planning and budgeting
  • Ability to estimate materials costs and develop and adhere to schedules
  • Ability to become familiar with IATSE, USA, AEA and other union agreements
  • Experience in initiatives relating to accessibility, racial equity and social responsibility
  • Ability to lead and manage a team for project-based work with a positive outlook
  • Two years prior experience in a theatre production capacity desired


Work Schedule:

M-F 9am-5:30pm; shared attendance with Director of Production for tech and preview performances includes some evenings and weekends. Limited remote work and flextime possible.



  • Comprehensive benefits package includes: group medical health insurance to which CPH contributes a portion of the employee’s premium; additionally dental, vision…etc. and other plans are available as well.
  • Paid vacation, company and discretionary holidays as well as the opportunity to participate in a 401(K) plan.
  • Tickets to select CPH productions subject to availability
  • Parking is available at employee’s cost.


Interested applicants should upload a cover letter with a resume and submit that information through the CPH website.  Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.  For additional information on Cleveland Play House, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at

Cleveland Play House is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


CPH is on an active and ongoing journey to becoming an anti-racist organization, fostering and sustaining a culture that values community, social justice and equity.  Please learn more about where we started on this journey in CPH’s April 2, 2021 statement:


** CPH has a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy for all employees**


Please provide salary range, if applicable: $36,500 - $39,520 annual