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Full Time Openings

Children’s Performing Arts is currently seeking an External Relations and Advancement Manager to join our team!

This position at Children’s Performing Arts (CPA) will primarily be responsible for directing CPA’s contributed revenue efforts through community relationships and development. This position will head up public relations communications both internal and external. You will work with marketing staff to develop communication and engagement strategies as well as create, administer, and implement the organization’s long-term plan. The role often necessitates working closely with other departments in the organization, the Board of Directors as well as with our partner organization, Lakeshore Players Theatre.

This is a full-time position. Benefits include 10 paid holidays, paid time off, flexible schedules. Additional benefits may be available in the future. Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to Kerri Lesch, Executive Director, at

You can find the full job description here.

Seasonal Openings

Children’s Performing Arts is seeking aspiring arts professionals to serve as teaching assistants for their upcoming summer camps. Interns will collaborate with professional teaching artists and staff to plan and implement over 10 theatre classes, including production camps and creative dramatics classes. 

This is a paid, seasonal position that runs from mid-June to Mid August, with an expected workload of 30 hours per week. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, three references, and any conflicts between June 15th-August 19th to Education and Programs Manager, Maddie Ripperger at by February 18th at 5:00 PM. 

You can find the full job description here

Contract Position Openings

We are currently seeking contractors to round out positions in the rest of our 2021/2022 Season. Positions include directors, music directors, choreographers, light designers, costume designers, and stage managers. If you are interested in working with students of all ages in a fun and educational environment, please send your resume along with 3 references to Children’s Performing Arts’ Executive Director, Kerri Lesch at Please include your websites and work samples if you have them!

We are also always seeking teaching artists! To apply please send your resume, three references, and a sample lesson plan to Education and Programs Manager, Maddie Ripperger at