Education Associate Sought by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Job Posting

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks to hire a full-time Education Associate. The Education Associate is responsible for the administration, management and teaching of assigned education and community engagement programs for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Manage the administration of assigned programs
  • Oversee registration and scheduling for programs
  • Manage the implementation of program budget and expenses
  • Teach classes, camps, residencies, and workshops
  • Develop curriculum and teacher guides
  • Orient and train staff on curriculum, classroom management and partner communication methods

Start Date: May 14, 2018
Full-time, exempt position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Nights and weekends are required for classes and community events. Start times do vary based on scheduled classes and workshops. The schedule is subject to change based on needs of programs.


  • B.A. in theater or education with a theater concentration or commensurate experience
  • Confident teaching Acting and Improvisation to a wide range of ages
  • Three years teaching experience
  • Experience teaching drama in schools is preferred
  • Administrative experience
  • Experience planning and executing events preferred
  • Experienced user of Microsoft office programs
  • Demonstrated ability to design curriculum


  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
  • This position is partially sedentary.
  • The employee is required to regularly talk and hear.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To apply, email cover letter, administrative and theater resumes, three references and a sample lesson plan to Daunielle Rasmussen, Director of Education and Community Engagement at If invited into the next round of consideration, a video teaching sample or in person teaching observation will be requested.
Deadline to apply is March 23, 2018. No Calls please.


Acting and Adult Enrichment Classes
Enrichment Workshops
Experiential Workshops
Corporate Training
Backstage Tours
College Programs


  • Manage programs and various projects as assigned
  • Create contracts and invoice partners
  • Manage scheduling with schools and instructors
  • Create first draft of marketing communications as requested
  • Manage Communications: Provide updated information for website, collateral and Tessitura
  • Maintain partnerships with existing partners at schools and in communities
  • Create end of season program assessment reports
  • Maintain communications with other departments for program events
  • Ensure the highest quality customer service to all families and partners
  • Maintain expense tracker for program expenses
  • Input demographic statistics monthly to stats tracker
  • Ensure that evaluation & documentation materials have been distributed, received and processed
  • Prepare materials for classes and workshops
  • Observe, assess and provide feedback to Teaching Artists


  • Acting, Movement and Improvisation for classes and camps
  • Specialty subjects certified and qualified to teach
  • Drama Integration School Residencies and workshops
  • Pre-Show workshops
  • Week-long workshops around specific books/subjects
  • Enrichment day workshops
  • Adult and senior adult classes
  • Must be comfortable teaching acting, movement and improvisation in both a creative drama and conservatory setting


  • Update and adapt core curriculum templates
  • Develop new workshops, classes and residency curriculum
  • Distribute curricula and train staff for each class/workshop
  • Train new teaching artists
  • Pilot new material and partnerships
  • Sub for classes and workshops as needed


  • Create curriculum for all youth classes
  • Schedule and train adjunct Teaching Artists in collaboration with Director of Education and Community Engagement
  • Ensure that all needed supplies are purchased and prepared for classes
  • Oversee outreach and publicity for enrollment in collaboration with Marketing
  • Write course descriptions for marketing and parent information for the Education Coordinator
  • Create report summaries for enrollment and outcomes
  • Track and implement budget and expenses
  • Ensure that evaluations are distributed, completed and input at the end of each session
  • Working with The Director of Education and Community Engagement, create course offerings and possible partnerships
  • Recruit Instructors for Adult Workshops
  • Coordinate all logistics and communications for classes and adult workshops


  • Solicit and book new workshops
  • Process requests that are received
  • Generate contracts and process payments
  • Coordinate final details and schedules with booked schools
  • Train teaching staff on each workshop
  • Prepare and transport materials and supplies
  • Create, distribute and input evaluations for every workshop
  • Fine tune and create curriculum as needed
  • Share dates of workshop final day presentations with development and coordinate funder visits


  • Process requests, payments and schedule workshops
  • Create curriculum for trainings
  • Teach or schedule teachers
  • Solicit and book new partners


  • Working with the Director of Education and Community Engagement, create and implement new programming to support local universities and integrate college students into the programs at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

As a member of the Education and Community Engagement Department, the Education Associate is required to take shifts working booths at festivals and lead playmaking and activity booths at events.

  • Schedule and process payments for Backstage Tours
  • Give and train staff to give tours to outside groups
  • Teach workshops at community Events
  • Support the Off the Hill Tour by being the designated staff Host for one tour and sub as needed for additional tours
  • Moderate audience Q&A’s as needed


  • Attend all CPIP required events
  • Attend all Staff and department staff meetings
  • Oversee Pre-show engagement and seating support for student matinees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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