VISION

Produce exceptional theatrical experiences while preserving a dynamic, vital and historic arts center.

tradition

Over 90 years, The Cape Playhouse has gained a reputation for producing the highest quality, professional entertainment in the form of great theatre.

OUR history

The Cape Playhouse has been declared by the Actors’ Equity Association to be the “Oldest Professional Summer Theater” in America.

Openings

The following positions for our
2019 Summer Season:

Development Director

The Cape Playhouse in Dennis MA-the oldest professional summer theater in America, founded in 1927- is seeking a qualified person to be the Director of Development to set the strategic agenda for fundraising efforts, assess and build a capital campaign, and support the non-profit organization to build to, achieve, and exceed revenue goals. 

In coordination with and reporting to the Executive Producer, and working closely with the Artistic Director as well, the Development Director will provide leadership and management for the planning and execution of all Cape Playhouse fundraising and partnership activities.  With both a local and national scope, this position will take a donor-centered approach to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects.

Applicants should be confident, self-motivated, extremely organized, and able to handle a fast-paced working environment while maintaining a positive attitude.  He/She/They should exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multitask and work effectively with a team. The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 5 years of experience in successful fundraising, working knowledge of non-profit organizations, database management, event planning, and a deep love of theatre.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing donor cultivation activities
  • Creating a calendar of communications
  • Developing action plans for major gifts prospects
  • Developing plan for individual giving
  • Implementing and evaluating annual appeals and sponsorships
  • Providing high-level strategy and planning of events and cultivating the relationships generated through events
  • Cultivating and stewarding foundation and corporate funders
  • Building a streamlined plan to engage Board Trustees and volunteers in donor cultivation and solicitation process
  • Budgeting and reporting of fundraising operations
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relations with local companies and organizations, patrons, and prospects for Board Trustees
  • Being a positive ambassador for The Playhouse in the Cape Cod community
  • Cultivating and maintaining a robust educational theatre program
  • Cultivating and stewarding partnerships with both local and national companies, organizations, clubs, groups, etc.
Box Office Manager

The Cape Playhouse in Dennis MA-the oldest professional summer theater in America, founded in 1927- is seeking a qualified person to manage the box office during daytime and performance hours.  The applicant will be confident, self-motivated and able to handle a fast-paced working environment while maintaining a positive attitude.  Previous box office and OvationTix experience a plus.  Must have a minimum of one to two years customer service, cash and credit handling skills, computer and typing skills, proven competency in Microsoft Office.  This person must also have a valid driver’s license.  This is a non-benefited, seasonal position (April – Sept) in Dennis, MA.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • opening and closing the box office,
  • customer service
  • supervising and tracking staff
  • selling tickets
  • preparing will-call
  • mailing lists
  • sales and marketing reports
  • phone inquiries
  • cash handling and daily reconciliation
  • business and finance tracking
  • preparing for special events
  • handling mail order subscriptions
  • inventory control
  • assisting management with various related tasks
  • overseeing Box Office, Concessions, and House Managers
  • daily reports to Administration
Assistant Box Office Manager

The Cape Playhouse in Dennis MA-the oldest professional summer theater in America, founded in 1927- is seeking qualified persons to work in the box office during daytime and performance hours.  The applicant will be confident, self-motivated and able to handle a fast-paced working environment while maintaining a positive attitude. Previous box office and OvationTix experience a plus.  Must have cash and credit handling skills, computer and typing skills.  This is a non-benefited, seasonal position (May – Sept).

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • customer service
  • selling tickets
  • phone inquiries
  • cash handling
  • preparing will-call
  • preparing for special events
House Manager

The Cape Playhouse in Dennis MA-the oldest professional summer theater in America, founded in 1927- is seeking a qualified person to house manage during daytime and evening performances.  The applicant will be confident, self-motivated and able to handle a fast-paced working environment while maintaining a positive attitude. Previous house management and OvationTix experience and a valid driver’s license are a plus. Must have a minimum of one to two years customer service, cash and credit handling skills, computer and typing skills, proven competency in Microsoft Office. This is a non-benefited, seasonal position (June –Sept) in Dennis, MA. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • opening and closing the theatre prior to and after all performances
  • customer service
  • supervising and tracking of staff
  • cash handling and daily reconciliation
  • business and finance tracking
  • inventory control
  • assisting patrons within the theater
Assistant House Manager

The Cape Playhouse in Dennis MA-the oldest professional summer theater in America, founded in 1927- is seeking a qualified person to assistant house manage during daytime and evening performances.  This person should be friendly and keep a positive attitude even under pressure.  The position would require flexible hours, but is primarily part time. Computer, problem solving, and customer service skills are a must. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • assisting the House Manager
  • filling in for the House Manager when needed
  • assisting in the Concessions Stand when needed
Props Master/Designer

The historic Cape Playhouse is currently looking for a Props Supervisor/Designer for our 2019 Summer Season which includes productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Shop of Horrors, Once, A Chorus Line, Noises Off and Deathtrap.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the opportunity to showcase the range and depth of his/her skill set. The job will require research, sourcing items and purchasing (locally, online), borrowing, renting, furniture upholstery, hand props, independent set dressing, and building of props.

Our facility includes an extensive collection of all manner of properties stored onsite. This is a great opportunity for creative, inventive and driven property artisans.

The applicant must be able to manage time, forecast need, and plan lead-time for hard to find items. Candidate must have a willingness to work long hours to complete each show. Applicant should ideally have a car for work use – mileage reimbursed.

Position runs from late May to late August. Weekly salary plus housing walkable distance to both the theatre and the beach.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Applications by email only, no phone calls please.

Part Time Concessions Staff

The Cape Playhouse in Dennis MA-the oldest professional summer theater in America, founded in 1927- is seeking qualified persons to work in the concessions stand during daytime and evening performances.

Customer service experience is a plus.  This person should maintain a positive attitude and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Must have basic computer skills and the ability to work at least 3 shifts per week. The schedule is flexible… afternoons and evenings, Mondays through Saturdays. (June –Sept).