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:

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.

Company Manager

The historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA – where Broadway goes to summer – is seeking a Company Manager for our 2019 Season which includes productions of i Being Earnest, Little Shop of Horrors, Once, A Chorus Line, Noises Off and Deathtrap. 

The Company Manager is responsible for coordinating all guest artist travel and lodging, as well as overseeing production staff housing.They will assist marketing and development functions through the shepherding of artists to events. The Company Manager will also oversee all artist contracts regarding 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 experience with Equity payroll. Must own a car.

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 early May to early September. Weekly salary plus housing. 

Please send cover letter, resume to resumes@capeplayhouse.com. No calls.

Referred to as the “Place Where Broadway Goes to Summer” by The New York Times, The Cape Playhouse has attracted a long litany of famous actors since its inception in 1927 including Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Olympia Dukakis, Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Betty White, Gertrude Lawrence and Ginger Rogers to name a few. Recent productions include Judy Kuhn and Mary Testa in Steel Magnolias, Julia Murney in Gypsy and being named one of the 50 best theatres in American. The Cape Playhouse also holds the distinction of being the oldest continually operating professional theatre in the United States.

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).