VISION

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

tradition

Over 93 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.

Current Openings

We are accepting resumes for the following positions:

Technical Director

The TD is responsible for all elements of the scenic engineering, construction, rigging, load-ins, and strikes for a traditional summer theater. Proficiency in autoCAD and Vectorworks required. The Technical Director (TD) is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the scenic/carpentry shop which includes assisting with the budgeting the shows, communicating with designers, creating technical build drawings, and overseeing staff. The Carpentry/Scenic Department is responsible for providing scenery and related carpentry support for seven MainStage productions.

A degree in scenic production or equivalent and at least three years experience in a professional shop is required. Skill set must include advanced construction skills, MIG welding, materials purchasing, and rigging for a hemp house.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, ability to run a shop, lead crews, and be organized. 

The TD reports to the Production Manager. Position begins on the Cape in early May and ends mid-September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Associate Company Manager

The historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA – the theatre where Broadway goes to summer – is accepting resumes for an Associate Company Manager for our 2020 Summer Season which includes productions of Private Lives, God of Carnage, An American in Paris, Always Patsy Cline, Grease, Murder on the Orient Express and Million Dollar Quartet.

The Associate Company Manager is responsible for assisting with coordination all guest artist travel and lodging, as well as overseeing production staff housing and will also assist with artist and creative contracts and union filings and payroll. The successful candidate must be organized, work independently, and have the ability to interact successfully with a wide range of constituencies including artists, staff, travel vendors, lodging vendors, and the community in general. Must have a car – mileage reimbursed.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism.  Candidates must be exceptionally professional and feel comfortable working with top directors, creatives and actors in American Theatre. This position is an important communication link for all departments, and therefore requires an understanding of, and adherence to, appropriate organizational protocol. The candidate must be able function in a fast-paced environment, and have the skills to identify and solve problems quickly.

Position runs from late May to early September. Weekly salary plus housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter if you have access to local housing and a car. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Carpenter

The candidates must have a well-developed understanding of scenic construction skills. The carpenters will contribute heavily to the building, installing, and striking of each set throughout the season – and may be required to be on the run crew of the bigger shows, depending on need. The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. 

Applicants should have two years shop experience, and familiarity with reading both hand-drafted and CAD drawings. Desired, but not necessary: MIG welding, drafting, tool maintenance, and theatrical rigging (hemp house especially).

Position runs from mid-May to early Sept. Weekly salary plus housing.

Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Buildings and Grounds Supervisor

Seeking a seasonal, part-time buildings and grounds/maintenance position. Dates are from about March-Oct, possibly longer or flexible depending on the candidate.  Skills required include basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting and air conditioning maintenance.  This position will ensure daily that the parking lots and grounds are clean, accessible and safe and that the gardens are watered regularly.  This person will be responsible for the care, maintenance and inventory of all supplies and equipment owned by the Playhouse.  The ideal candidate needs to be flexible, a good communicator and a team player. Should be available on weekends in case of an emergency. Send resumes to resumes@capeplayhouse.com or by USPS c/o Ms. Jen Sartanowicz, The Cape Playhouse, PO Box 2001, Dennis, MA. 02638.

Box Office Associate

Our Box Office Associates are a bright spot in our summer season. Working closely with the Box Office Manager, this position is the front line of our costumer service, prepares will-call, assists with ticket inquiries and sales, assists with group ticketing, and much more. 

This position is a part-time, seasonal position from May – September. The box office is open from Noon-5pm Monday – Saturday and also during show times. The Cape Playhouse is looking for confident, self-motivated applicants who work well as a team and can thrive in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude. Previous box office and customer service experience is a plus. Experience with OvationTix is highly valued. To apply, send resumes to Resumes@capeplayhouse.com

House Manager

The House Manager is an integral part of The Cape Playhouse team. Working closely with the Executive Producer and General Manager, this position encompasses costumer service, opening and closing the theatre, maintaining a welcoming environment, ticket and seating inquiries, managing ADA and special seating, assisting ushers and concessions staff, working with the stage manger to ensure the show is on schedule, and overall knowledge of the house. 

The House Manager is a part-time, seasonal position from May – September. The Cape Playhouse is looking for a confident, self-motivated applicant who values teamwork and can thrive in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude. Previous house management, customer service, or theatrical experience is required and experience with OvationTix is a plus. To apply, send resumes to Resumes@capeplayhouse.com

Concessions Associate

Our Concessions Associates are a thrilling part of The Cape Playhouse team. Working closely with the Box Office Manager and House Manager, this position encompasses costumer service, maintaining a clean and attractive concession area, stocking and tracking inventory, cash handling and sales, food and beverage serving, and daily reporting. 

Concessions Associates are a part-time seasonal position from May – September with a flexible schedule during show times. The Cape Playhouse is looking for confident, patient, motivated and hard working applicants who values teamwork and can thrive in a fast paced environment while maintaining a smile and positive attitude. Previous theatrical or food and beverage experience is highly valued. To apply, send resumes to Resumes@capeplayhouse.com

Finance Assistant

Our Finance Assistant is an important part of The Cape Playhouse team. Working under the Finance Director, this position encompasses collecting and recording daily receipts, bank state reconciliation, balance sheet reconciliation, collecting and compiling payroll data, organizing expense receipts, royalty statements, and customer service. 

The Finance Assistant is an hourly, part-time seasonal position from May – September with a flexible schedule coordinated with the Finance Director. The Cape Playhouse is looking for confident, patient, motivated and hard working applicants who values teamwork and can thrive in a fast paced environment while maintaining a smile and positive attitude. Previous administrative, finance, and/or theatrical experience is a plus. Must be proficient in computer and typing skills, Microsoft Office, and have experience with PC. Must have local housing. To apply, send resumes to Resumes@capeplayhouse.com

Social/Digital Media Manager

The Digital Media Manager is an exciting position that sits in the middle of all the action at The Cape Playhouse. Working closely with the Executive Producer, this position drives all social and digital content (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc), collaborating to create a robust, interesting and exciting content schedule, designing social/digital posts, managing multiple social accounts, event coverage and press integration.

This is a seasonal position from May – September. The ideal candidate is a creative, self-motivated social media and digital content enthusiast, either established or aspiring, who values teamwork and can thrive in a fast paced environment. Experience in social/digital design and content creation is required. Previous experience managing multiple calendars and accounts is a plus. Please send cover letter, resume, and portfolio or examples to Resumes@capeplayhouse.com.