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.
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, including utilities, internet, cable, and laundry.
Apprentices also receive complimentary tickets to all Cleveland Play House productions.
The Apprenticeship will start on August 10, 2020 and run through May 14, 2021.
Candidates for our Apprenticeship Program will have completed undergraduate coursework by June 1 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 12, 2019 to May 14, 2021. Housing is provided. Candidates must be willing to commit to full-time hours (40 hours/week). While most apprenticeships will follow a typical schedule, specific apprentice schedules may be adjusted as necessary for their department's needs (tech rehearsals, special events, etc.). Apprentices also support our audience engagement programs in the lobby through scheduled shifts that count towards their weekly hours.
After submitting, applicants will receive a confirmation email. Applicants will be contacted if they have been selected as a preliminary candidate for their desired position. All applicants will receive a response regarding the status of their application by April 1.
Candidates selected as a preliminary candidate will be scheduled for a phone interview with the direct supervisor for that apprenticeship. Those selected to be final candidates will be scheduled for a Skype interview with the direct supervisor for that apprenticeship and the Associate Producer for Education.
For questions please contact Derek Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Please complete the application form after the apprentice description. Your application materials should be submitted as one PDF file. To do this, please save your items as a PDF, then use pdfmerge.com or similar service to merge all PDFs into one file. We will not review materials not submitted as a PDF. We will not review personal website during the initial screening round, so please submit portfolio items as needed as a PDF.
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON: MARCH 13, 2020
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