Summer Jobs with Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring full-time summer season Theatre Creators/Directors for Unique Position

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing educational programs inside of our mission to raise consciousness and nurture compassion. CPT seeks up to three experienced collaborative theatre artists to fill a unique two-month position with CPT’s nationally recognized education program – Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP).  For more information, visit or

Program Description

STEPCPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is an arts-based job training program that engages Cleveland teens from low-income families in a powerful 8-week intensive that focuses on excellence in performance, play creation, physical theatre, writing, production and set design/construction. Students ages 14-19, with little or no previous performance experience, are eligible for participation, and earn money while learning and practicing valuable job skills such as timeliness, communication, commitment and teamwork. Under the guidance of CPT artists, teens develop an original play and then tour it to public parks throughout the city of Cleveland. Since its beginning in 1995, STEP has received multiple awards and recognitions including those from the City of Cleveland, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. STEP is the longest running arts-based, job-training program in Cleveland and has been utilized as an international model for engaging marginalized youth. Through STEP, teens see themselves as a positive and inspirational force, and watch as their work has an impact on the larger Cleveland community.

Description of Position

The Creator/Directors report to the Education Manager. This position is 8-10 week, intensive, full-time staff position, including evenings and weekends. Pay $500 – $1,000/week.

Theatre Creator/Directors are responsible for leading the creation of an original play with the Education Manager, a team of instructors and a cast of Cleveland teens with little theatre experience.

Contact information

Cleveland Public Theatre
Adam Seeholzer
216-631-2727 ext. 21
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Sunday, April 2
Posted March 3