Full-Time / Posted June 1, 2021
Position type: Full time; year round
Salary Range: $55,000 - $62,000
Closing date: June 18, 2021
Desired Start Date:August 23, 2021
The Director of Artistic Inclusion (DAI) will be a member of the senior leadership team and artistic staff. This person will participate, with decision-making influence, in the full season planning process, with a focus on casting and creative team selection. The DAI will co-lead a cross-departmental Equitable Artistic Practices Team to promote and maintain a joyful, collaborative, inclusive, and anti-racist culture for artistic processes. The DAI will be a theatre-maker whose primary creative expression is Directing, Musical Direction, Design, Voice & Speech Direction or Choreography.
The Director of Artistic Inclusion reports to the Artistic Director.
The Director of Artistic Inclusion will closely collaborate with:
- Artistic Producer
- Access and Inclusion Manager
- Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg
- Director and Associate Directors of Production
- Director of Community Partnerships and Programming
- Director of Education and Artistic Strategies
- Senior Leadership team
- 8-10 members of the cross-departmental Equitable Artistic Practices Team
The Director of Artistic Inclusion will be the primary CPH contact with national Casting Directors.
This position has no direct reports but will be supported by the Artistic Associate, Artistic Digital Associate, and Producing Associate.
Description of responsibilities:
- Lead Casting and Creative Team Selection
- Vision and Co-Lead Equitable Artistic Practices Team (APT) with CPH’s Access and Inclusion Manager
- Direct, Choreograph, Musical or Vocal Direct, or Design one production a year for the Mainstage, MFA program, or Family Theatre
- In-depth knowledge of creative talent, especially BIPOC talent, working in regional theatre, off-Broadway, and Broadway
- Familiarity with local and national casting processes and with New York-based Casting Directors
- Understanding of race conscious and identity conscious casting
- Familiarity with the rehearsal and performance processes of theatres employing AEA actors
- Project leadership and management
- Educated in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-racist theatre practices
- Professional theatre-making as a Director, Musical Director, Designer, Choreographer or Vocal coach
- Ability to identify, recruit, and nurture theatrical talent
- Leadership; ability to vision, lead, delegate, and collaborate
- Ability to be an authentic and positive ambassador for CPH in the national and local theatrical communities
- Directing, Musical Directing, Design, Voice & Speech Direction or Choreography
- Consensus building, conflict resolution, and restorative justice practices
- Conversant in contemporary plays
How to apply:
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, resume, and 3 references as a single PDF below.
Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.
- Health insurance, to which CPH contributes 85% of the employee’s premium
- (Health insurance available for employee’s family at employee cost)
- Employee life and long-term disability insurance
- 10 vacation days, 9 paid-time off days, 7 company holidays, and 2 discretionary holidays
- Optional enrollment in a 401(k) plan (not matched by CPH)
- Parking available at employee cost
CPH is on a journey to becoming an anti-racist organization that actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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.
Union affiliation welcomed but not required.