Jobs & Auditions

Organizational Overview:

TCT’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  We fulfill our mission through three primary programs:

Vision: To awaken a lifelong love of theatre in children and the young at heart.

Core Beliefs:

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati believes the stories on our stages and the work we do behind the scenes must reflect the diverse communities we serve. We believe inclusive work cultures spark wide-ranging, exploratory conversations and learning. Therefore, we strongly welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender, gender identities, religions, abilities and ages to apply as we continue our commitment to diversity and build an inclusive environment at TCT.


Properties Master 

(FULL TIME) 

Position Overview:

The Properties Master will assist the organization in fulfilling its mission of educating, entertaining and engaging audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  The Properties Master will be directly responsible for researching, designing, developing, and otherwise obtaining all props and rehearsal props as well as scenic dressings for TCT MainStage, Academy, and TCT on Tour divisions in collaboration with directors and stage managers of the productions, and the designated scenic designer of each show.  The Properties Master is also responsible for maintaining and organizing future additions to our property stock, and for any prop needs associated with promotional appearances or photo shoots. 

The Properties Master will report to the Production Director. 

Much of the properties or rehearsal props required for TCT productions can be pulled from our stock, located in the TCT scenic shop facility in St. Bernard.  The ideal candidate will have experience creatively blending existing stock with their own design, building props from scratch, and purchasing creative solutions to satisfy the director’s vision. 

Responsibilities and Ideal Qualifications:

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Properties Master’s duties include the following responsibilities and qualifications:

Systems and Operations:    

The TCT Properties Master will have access to tools, stock, and facility use in our Scenic Shop, located in St. Bernard, as well as space in our facility on Red Bank Road. 

The TCT Properties Master will have access to a tax-exempt form and a company credit card for purchases. 

The TCT Properties Master will have access to use a TCT van, to transport items to and from the performance venue. The Properties Master may schedule the van with the Technical Director. If the van is unavailable, the Properties Master may need to use their own mode of transportation. Per TCT policy, a $.40 per mile reimbursement will be in effect between a TCT location and a third-party location, or the Employee may elect to take the deduction on their taxes. 

TCT locations include: our headquarters on Red Bank Road, our scene shop in St. Bernard, and Downtown at the Taft Theatre.  

Third party locations include: retail locations, rental pick-up locations, or donation pick-up locations.  

TCT does not reimburse for miles to or from the contractor’s home and any location, or between two TCT locations. The contractor must keep a detailed log of mileage. 

Timeline and Commitment

The TCT Properties Master will ideally begin between January 2, 2022 or earlier if applicable. 

The Property Master will be included in all production meetings prior to and during the rehearsal process, technical and dress rehearsals as assigned, and to meet the following deadlines for completed show designs: Rehearsal props should be present by first blocking rehearsal and final performance props are due by load-in or first dress.

Minimum and Ideal Qualifications:                                                                                                   

Education Level – Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent work experience.   

Compensation & Benefits:

TO APPLY: 

Qualified candidates should submit whatever they feel best reflects their qualifications. This can come in the form of a video, cover letter/resume, portfolio, and/or demo reels. (Files should be less than 3MB in total, links are welcome). No phone calls, please.

Please submit materials and any references by Wednesday, October 15, 2021 to submissions@tctcincinnati.com.

Subject Line: PROPERTIES MASTER 2021