Education Associate Sought by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoCincinnati 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.

Job Title: Education Associate

Position Overview
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is seeking 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
  • Conduct outreach, booking, registration and scheduling for programs
  • Responsible for meeting income and service goals 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, interns and teaching artists on curriculum, classroom management and partner communication methods

This position reports to the Associate Director of Education and Community Engagement. It is a full-time, exempt position with benefits which will require some work at night and on weekends for classes and community events. Start times will vary based on scheduled classes and workshops. The schedule is subject to change based on program needs.

Position Responsibilities:


  • Primary Programs to conduct and book:
    • Acting and Adult Enrichment Classes
    • Enrichment Workshops
    • Experiential Workshops
    • Corporate Workshops
    • College Programs
    • Other Projects/programs as assigned


  • Facilitate Meet the Artist, Perspectives and Student Matinee Post-Show Discussions
  • Teach acting, movement and improvisation for after school and Saturday classes and camps
  • Teach specialty subjects certified and qualified to teach
  • Teach drama Integration School Residencies and workshops
  • Teach week-long workshops around specific books/subjects
  • Teach enrichment day workshops
  • Teach adult and senior adult classes
  • Demonstrate comfort in 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
  • Sub for classes and workshops as needed


  • Represent the Playhouse at community events and festivals
  • Facilitate Perspectives Events as needed
  • Attend all CPIP required events
  • Attend all Staff and department staff meetings
  • Participate in Pre-show engagement and seating support for student matinees
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 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
  • Experience booking programs and meeting income and service goals
  • Administrative experience, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Proficiency with project and event management
  • Demonstrated ability to design curriculum
  • Experience facilitating post-show and community conversations, a plus
  • Energetic, flexible and adaptable; able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines
  • Ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretionPhysical Demands:
  • 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:
Submit your cover letter, resume with three references and a sample lesson plan to:
Daunielle Rasmussen
Director of Education and Community Engagement Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
No phone calls, please.

Deadline for applications: October 18, 2019

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