Work at The Children's Theatre


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WHEN:  The 2013-2014 MainStage season including four productions with rehearsal periods beginning in September 2013 and running through April 2014. See our upcoming season listing for performance dates. You do not need to be available for all four productions to apply.

HOURS:  15 – 20 hours/week. Each production period is approximately six weeks from first rehearsal to final performance. Must be available for most staging rehearsals, all technical rehearsals, and performances at The Taft Theatre for your particular production. Staging rehearsals are typically Monday –Thursday evenings, Saturdays morning through afternoon. Technical rehearsals and Performances at The Taft will require daytime and evening hours.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB DUTIES:  Interns will experience productions from preparing for the first rehearsal through the final performance. They will be exposed to a wide range of duties while working with professional artists and technicians. Interns will be required to attend most staging rehearsals, invited to design meetings, and assist with the productions backstage during the performances.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Setting up rehearsal spaces and maintaining the rehearsal environment, prop tables and green room.
  • Assisting with normal stage management duties such as creating and maintaining running paperwork, taking line notes, being on book for rehearsals and assisting with scene shifts.
  • Serve as an ASM during technical rehearsals and performances.
  • Work closely with both administrative and technical departments including props, costumes and scenery.  

POSITION IS SUPERVISED BY:  Stage Manager and Artistic Director

WHO SHOULD APPLY?:  Those interested in learning about the functions of a professional stage manager. This position requires a certain amount of theater experience along with the desire to work fast-paced environment and learn on your feet.


  • Stage Management and/or technical theatre experience
  • Effective communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, team player
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from rehearsals and performances

TO APPLY:  Please submit a resume, cover letter, your available dates, level of commitment (ex: full-time, part-time) and letters of academic/professional reference.  Please send all application materials to This internship is unpaid.


The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati's premier theatre company for young audiences, seeks a Development and Marketing intern(s) to assist both the Development and Marketing Directors. The intern(s) will have the opportunity to work alongside senior staff to assist in preparing for the organization's annual fundraising gala, generating collateral for the annual fund campaign, draft press releases, update website content, maintain the organization's fundraising database, conduct donor/funder research, prepare grant proposals, and other administrative tasks. The ideal candidate(s) should possess an eagerness to learn, attention to detail, and solid organizational and communication skills.

This internship is unpaid but we would be happy to provide documentation to secure course credit. Ideal candidate would be able to commit 10-20 hours per week during normal business hours (9-5). Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter and short (one page) writing sample to

    Responsibilities include:
  • Assist the development staff in preparing for the annual gala and launching the annual fund campaign
  • Work with the marketing staff in the developing of content for social media, press releases and general marketing content
  • Assist in updating content for the organization's website
  • Work on a wide variety of projects, including helping to maintain the organization's donor database
  • Assist the development staff to track and evaluate fundraising campaigns
  • Research individual donor and grant prospects
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivation and time management
  • Excellent online research skills
  • Creativity
  • Outgoing personality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Video editing a plus
  • Willingness to perform a wide variety of administrative tasks
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Sense of humor
  • Focus on task completion and willing to suggest areas for operational improvement
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and PowerPoint (a plus)