The Cleveland Play House Apprenticeship Program is a dynamic and engaging opportunity for young professionals and future colleagues in the field. The apprenticeship introduces recently graduated college and post-graduate students to an intensive experience with a top-tier American theatre. Apprentices will work with individual departments and leading professionals in the field to gain practical experience and skills working in America’s first professional regional theatre. Our central goal is to train future leaders that will transform the field.
The deadline has passed for applications to the 2015-16 Apprentice Program. We will be accepting applications for our 2016-17 Season in January 2016.
APPLICATION EXTENSION (May 2015): We are still accepting applications for the Development and Operations apprenticeships. For details and to apply, click the view apprenticeships button.
We offer apprenticeships in the following areas:
Members of our Apprenticeship Program have the opportunity to:
Cleveland Play House is a vibrant organization with exciting artistic and operational leadership, where new ideas are welcomed and developed by our enthusiastic and supportive staff. This is a unique, artistic professional environment where creativity is honored, cooperation can be expected and work is fun. Apprentices work intensively within individual departments and with top professionals to gain practical experiences and skills. Our apprentices develop skills in leadership, diversity and collaboration, network with various professionals and artists at CPH and Cleveland theaters, impact individual departments through project-based opportunities and assist with event programming. Our apprentices receive a weekly stipend, public transportation passes or validated parking and furnished housing. Apprentices also receive complimentary tickets to all Cleveland Play House productions.
Eligibility & Requirements
Candidates for our Apprenticeship Program will have completed undergraduate coursework by June 1, 2015 and will have had some experience in arts administration, artistic and/or theatre production. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Cleveland, Ohio from August 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Housing is provided. Candidates must be willing to commit to full-time work hours as well as overtime as necessary for the needs of the department
Please read the following information carefully. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Applications for the Apprenticeship Program must be received by March 15, 2015.
Upon submitting, applicants will be contacted if they have been selected as a preliminary candidate for their desired position. All applicants will receive a response no later than March 30 regarding the status of their application. Absolutely no phone calls regarding your materials or the process will be accepted.
Please complete the application form after the apprentice description. Your application materials should be submitted as one PDF file.
In your file, please include:
NOTE: Additional materials may be required. Please review descriptions carefully before submitting. Please do not submit letters of recommendation at this time.
The Allen, Helen and Outcalt theatres are located at Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115
Administrative Offices and Education Center
1901 E. 13th Street, Suite 200 Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 400-7000
7401 Detour Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103