Out of School Time Program Coordinator

Cleveland Play House - Cleveland, Ohio

Job Category: Programs

Job Type: Paid

Job Term: Full Time

Compensation: $38000

About Our Organization

Cleveland Play House's mission is to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards.

We believe in the importance of theatre education to the well-being of young people and the community that is its mission to serve. We use it as a tool to bond community with community; to bolster our knowledge of ourselves and others; to amplify our artistic awareness as participants and practitioners. We are committed to best practices in trauma-informed care, culturally relevant curriculum, restorative practices, and theatre education all delivered under and anti-racist lens.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Out of School Time Learning, the OST Coordinator will be responsible for the operational success of the Afterschool Program at assigned site. With input from the school community (including youth), the OST Coordinator will ensure quality implementation in the ongoing development, delivery, evaluation and dissemination of their site-specific OST program.



In conversation with school community and Director of Out of School Time Learning, the OST Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement strategies to create a robust volunteer program including but not limited to the recruitment, registration, job descriptions and assignments and data collection.
  • Develop and implement strategies to create a robust partnership program that provides a variety of resources to the OST programs.
  • Research, develop and implement evidence-based out-of-school time programs aligned to school goals and OST requirements.
  • Research, develop and implement funding opportunities to grow and sustain OST programming.
  • Work with Director of OST and school community to develop objective performance measurements for sites, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees, program partners and volunteers.
  • Fill in as needed for OST Coordinators at the schools for sick days and any pre-arranged days off
  • Track all pertinent data relating to the outcomes of OST programming (student attendance, student performance, etc.) as required by the specific contracts and grants.
  • Participate and support all Family and Community Events as required by the specific contracts and Grants.

Act as an advocate in public spaces for all OST programming at CPH including but not limited to conferences, public events and speaking events.

Job Qualifications & Requirements

Required Experiences include:

  • Demonstrated Ability to Conceptualize, plans, and execute projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate with a diverse group of constituents and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to deepen and widen existing community partnerships and cultivate new relationships to further enhance OST programming.
  • Ability to promote an OST culture that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of highly qualified professionals.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing diversified teams, creating coalitions with existing and new partnerships.


Desired Experience and Skills include:

•          Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Education, Non-Profit Management or related field required.

•          Exhibit a strong commitment to working with life-long learners.

•          Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion principals.

•          Understanding of trauma-informed care and practices.

•          Comfortable in both collaborative and independent working environments.

•          Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.

•          Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; strong attention to detail.

•          Current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the Federal and Ohio State Department of Education is required for employment.

Additional Details

Cleveland Play House is currently a fully vaccinated company.

Other Information

Program Benefits:

•          Health insurance, to which CPH contributes 85% of the employee’s premium (Health insurance available for employee’s family at employee cost)

•          Employee life and long-term disability insurance

•          10 vacation days, 9 paid-time off days, 7 company holidays, and 2 discretionary holidays

•          Optional enrollment in a 401(k) plan (not matched by CPH)

•          Parking available at employee cost


CPH is on a journey to becoming an anti-racist theatre that actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion. All members of the CPH staff will be working together on that journey and will be committed to the process.  As a staff member at CPH, that will include periodic staff training sessions, department meetings, show-specific trainings, periodic committee participation and opportunities for participation in affinity groups within the organization.


Cleveland Play House is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume as one document.  For additional information on Cleveland Play House, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at www.clevelandplayhouse.com.