Staging Success Career Fair

Information surrounding the 2024 Staging Success Career Fair will be available in early 2024.

This event gathers established leaders in our industry to provide an event for entry-level candidates to network for opportunities including technical and administrative to stage management, film, and television.The 2019 event had more than 30 organizations and 200 participants with numerous individuals receiving job and internship offers from the connections made at this event.

2023 Participating Organizations

Touring Production Companies

NETworks Presentations

As a full-service production company, NETworks provides an array of professional services including producing, booking management, marketing and sales oversight, general management, production management, and financial & accounting services for touring Broadway musicals. NETworks employs hundreds of talented actors, musicians, road managers, and stage technicians annually and our shows are seen by nearly 4 million people in over 210 markets each year. (

Work Light Productions

Work Light Productions is a creator and producer of live theatre. We believe in the power of live performance to bring people together, to entertain and to transform. In a world of endless digital diversions, we strive to create meaningful opportunities for people to share experiences. We are dedicated to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that values every member of our team - from our producing and management staff to the creative teams, actors, musicians, stage managers, company managers, and technicians that we employ on each production. (

Entertainment Organizations & Venues

Cain Park/The City of Cleveland Heights

Cain Park is a summer performing art park owned and operated by the City of Cleveland Heights, and includes:

-An outdoor, intimate, covered theater similar to a mid-sized off-Broadway space (Alma Theater)
-An outdoor covered amphitheater (Evans Amphitheater)
-An air-conditioned art gallery (Feinberg Art Gallery)
-Outstanding programming that includes professional theatrical productions, a nationally recognized Arts Festival, cabaret series, professional dance companies, children's programming, and concerts featuring national, regional, and local performers

Cedar Point Amusement Park

Cedar Point is A Place Like No Other (TM) and is home to 70 rides, including 18 world- class roller coasters, the Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, a mile-long beach, marinas, hotels, and more. Cedar Point has been named the "Best Amusement Park in the USA" in the USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. 2020 marks our 150th anniversary, and we will have 13 shows and more attractions to come celebrating this milestone. The park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and is one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks one indoor water park and resort.

Department Participating

  • Live Entertainment

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT develops new, adventurous work; and nurtures Northeastern Ohio artists—particularly those whose work is inventive, intelligent, and socially conscious.

Dobama Theatre

Dobama Theatre's mission is to premiere the best contemporary plays by established and emerging playwrights in professional productions of the highest quality. Through education and outreach programming, Dobama Theatre nurtures the development of theatre artists and builds new audiences for the arts while provoking an examination of our contemporary world.

Karamu House

The mission of Karamu House is to produce professional theatre, provide arts education and present community programs for all people while honoring the African- American experience.

Live Nation

As the world’s leading live entertainment company, we are privileged to work with artists to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world. Whether it’s two hours at a packed club, or an entire weekend of sets at a festival, a live show does more than entertain. It can uplift, inspire and create a memory that lasts a lifetime.

Bringing 30,000 shows and 100+ festivals to life and selling 500 million tickets per year is a massive undertaking, made possible by our 44,000 employees worldwide. We are now accepting applications for our marketing internship for Summer 2020.

Department Participating:

  • Marketing/PR 

Palmer Event Solutions

Our mission is simple: Help Good People Plan Great Events! We are event consultants and producers of live events ranging from afternoon luncheons to evening galas with a few multi-day festivals in the mix. The clients we serve are largely non-profit organizations.


Playhouse Square

As the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York, the not-for-profit performing arts center utilizes the arts to engage individuals and attract more than one million guests per year to its 1,000+ annual events.
Departments Participating:

  • Individual Ticket Sales & Service
  • Community Engagement & Education
  • Programming
  • Marketing
  • Production

Event Production Services

Colortone Staging & Rentals

Colortone Staging & Rentals (CSR) is an award-winning, nationally recognized event technology company. CSR offers a wide and varied inventory of audiovisual equipment and a skilled and experienced technical team that can assist with any need in any location.

Eighth Day Sound

Eighth Day Sound is a company designed for customer experience. From the warehouse and front office, to our touring and install staff, every member of our organization knows that they make a difference. Eighth Day Sounds works on festivals, live events, entertainment touring, theaters, sports venues and more. Cutting edge systems, personable crews, integrity and our passion for excellence all drive us to deliver beyond your expectations.

NPI Audio Visual Solutions

NPi Audio Visual Solutions is Cleveland's premiere audio visual, staging, lighting and production company. We are a behind-the-scenes, behind the camera operation. NPI travels all over the country with a wide variance of hours.

Vertical Sound

Full service Audio Staging and Lighting company working with a wide range a clients from concert to corporate large and small. 

Vincent Lighting Systems

Vincent Lighting Systems is a regional leader in the central US for entertainment and architectural lighting and rigging services. Our company specializes in both rental/production as well as systems integration and product sales.

Film, Broadcasting, Television, & Video

Clockwork 9

Clockwork 9 is a Creative Agency that specializes in Video Production & Photography.

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission's mission is to help bring film and television projects to Cleveland and help provide jobs for local residents on those projects.


Ideastream is a trusted and dynamic multimedia source for illuminating the world around us.

Purple Films

Purple Films is a Cleveland based film studio / authentic brand documentaries production company.

Union Technical/Skilled Crafts

IATSE Stagehands Local 27

To establish and maintain suitable wage scales and working conditions for the betterment, advancement and welfare of employees identified with the theatrical, entertainment and commercial or industrial shows in Northeast Ohio.

Theatrical Wardrobe Union, Local 883

Our union, proudly part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), provides back stage costume assistance for touring Broadway shows, concerts and plays.


Frequently Asked Questions

When will the registration period open & close?

Registration is open now through 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Where will the career fair take place?

The Staging Success Career Fair will take place in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.

What time of day will the career fair take place?

April 18, 2023 from 1-5 p.m.

What is the format of the career fair?

The 2023 Staging Success Career Fair will consist of panel discussions featuring industry personnel as well as general networking for attendees and organizations.


Will there be jobs/internship openings from each organization at this event?

No. Companies participating will be highlighting jobs/internships that their organization normally hires for and is meant to be an informative opportunity to expose you to the possibilities that might be available at some point with different organizations.

It is not guaranteed that an organization at this event will be hiring for an opening during this event. However, if someone is hiring during the time of the event, they will highlight it at their table.

If I have a question that needs answered immediately, who may I contact?

Please email Neil Macke at with any questions.