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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, religions, gender identities, races, ethnicities, abilities, and ages to apply as we continue our commitment to diversity and build an inclusive environment at TCT.


2023 STAR Intensive Auditions

Children ages 9-18 (entering their senior year of high school) can now register to audition for the renowned STAR Intensive with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Auditions will be held in-person on Sunday, January 29, 2023. 

Appointments are mandatory. You MUST set up an audition in advance. New to STAR this year – auditions will happen in larger groups and will include a dance audition. If you need to cancel or make changes, please follow the link in your registration email. If you are unable to attend one of the slots listed, please email Maddie Jones, STAR Intensive Director, at Maddie.Jones@tctcincinnati.com for further instructions. 

What to Prepare: 

ABOUT THE STAR INTENSIVE: 

The STAR Intensive is a four-week training program for students, ages 9-18. Students are accepted by audition only and will work with leading professionals in the musical theatre business to help them become well-rounded performers in all areas of musical theatre. The STAR Intensive culminates in a Musical Theatre Showcase featuring some of the most popular songs from the Broadway repertoire as well as a fully produced One-Act Festival. STAR Intensive participants will have the opportunity to be considered for additional high-level training in our Academy through our invitation-only classes and show experiences. 

When: July 5 – July 28, 2023, weekdays 10 AM to 4 PM with performances July 29 and July 30. Location will be announced later.  

Tuition: $675 

Security deposit of $175 due upon acceptance into the program. Payment plans and scholarships are available.


Stage Management Intern – Paid

Join our team at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for a one-of-a-kind opportunity! Work with theatre professionals and help bring our bigger than life productions to the Taft Theatre stage. Duties for the position of Stage Management Intern are listed below.

1) Assist in managing schedules for technical departments and casts with the Resident Stage Manager and Director of Production.
2) Attend all production meetings, load-in, load- out, rehearsals, and performances.
3) Assist in the scheduling of rehearsals and performances.
4) Assist in Stage Management paperwork including but not limited to crew running paperwork, costume breakdowns, properties tracking sheets, etc., as well as prompt book creation.
5) Assist in performer choreography and blocking record keeping.
6) Assisting the Resident Stage Manager with all duties required for the production, including set up of the rehearsal room, lighting and sound needs, taping out the rehearsal space, prop table, and the creation, maintenance, and distribution of all paperwork including the prompt book
7) Serve as Child Wrangler for all youth performers within the productions.

To apply or for more information please contact Jadi Davis at Jadi.Davis

This paid internship opportunity is supported by the William Baude-Maurice Oshry Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.


Scenic Carpenter

The ideal scenic carpenter is a skilled carpenter with knowledge of industry standard theatrical woodworking techniques. The scenic carpenter can read and interpret construction drawings and decide, with help from the Scene Shop Manager, how to safely utilize the correct tools and techniques to complete the task.  The scenic carpenter is knowledgeable with basic stationary and portable power tools, as well as basic hand tools. 

The scenic carpenter is self-motivated, able to work independently to complete tasks assigned to them safely and quickly without constant and direct oversight.  The scenic carpenter is able to work nights and weekends as needed to ensure the project is completed on time.

The scenic carpenter is able to work with other members of the company and other members of the community.  The scenic carpenter is willing and eager to assist other departments to help fulfill the goals of the company.

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Compensation/Benefits/Employment Details

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, identities, abilities, and ages to apply as we continue our commitment to diversity and build an inclusive environment at TCT.

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 to submissions@tctcincinnati.com.

Subject Line: Scenic Carpenter 2023


Bus Coordinators

2 people needed.

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – October 11, 12, 13, 14 & 17; December 13, 14, 15, 16 & 19; February 21, 22, 23, 24 & 27 & April 18, 19, 20, 21 & 24.

Downtown Cincinnati at/near The Taft Theatre

Person 1: Greets buses as they arrive for student drop off and assigns a number to each bus. Works with person collecting buses on Merhing Way and organizes for buses to return for student pick up.

Person 2: Takes first bus to Merhing Way and waits till all buses arrive. Directs buses back to The Taft Theatre for student pick up after performances.

Interested in this position? Please email Pam Young at pam.young@tctcincinnati.com or call at 513-569-8080 ext. 13.


Workshop Teaching Artist

TCT is looking for experienced Workshop Teaching Artists with skills to facilitate artist enrichment for students Pre-K – 12th grade. This position will introduce students to new artistic disciplines, art forms, perspectives, and skills in a wide range of settings.

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Qualifications                  

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 to submissions@tctcincinnati.com.

Subject Line: WORKSHOP ARTIST SUBMISSION