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Staff Employment & Internships

The Cleveland Orchestra is looking for dynamic, creative individuals with the skills, knowledge, and experience to join our staff and support one of the world’s finest orchestral institutions.  We offer an excellent salary and benefits package as well as providing the exceptional opportunity for you to contribute your talents and expertise. 

To apply for a position posted below, except as noted for specific a position, please email your resume and letter of application in Word format to, or you can fill out the Employment Application Form and return it to us by email or mail.

The Cleveland Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open Staff Positions 


Director of Communications

The Cleveland Orchestra currently seeks a dynamic individual to be the next Director of Communications. This position is responsible for creating, leading and messaging all global strategic communication that maintains and grows The Cleveland Orchestra’s brand as one of the world’s greatest ensembles.

Your goal is simple. You will create, write, and successfully tell The Cleveland Orchestra story of today. You will do this by fostering an innovative institutional image for The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Miami both nationally and internationally through multiple traditional and emerging channels. You will also manage media relations, publications and archives departments in establishing and implementing strategic communications campaigns and messaging across the entire institution.

Your credentials should include as many of the following as possible: Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, public relations, communications, arts administration or related field (required). Minimum of 7-10 years of related experience (required), preferably in an entertainment or performing arts industry, marketing, advertising or public relations firm(s) or a non-profit industry. Proven ability to successfully lead, develop and manage employees to achieve collective goals and objectives. Excellent skills in writing, editing, proofreading, presenting, strategic planning and interpersonal communications required. Ability to set, articulate and achieve global communications strategy. You must have the ability to travel nationally and internationally, as well as to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and occasional holidays. Working knowledge of music and of symphony orchestra repertoire preferred. Fluency in German and/or Spanish is desirable.

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefit package, in addition to the opportunity to work with a world-renowned Orchestra.

Human Resources Associate (part-time 20hrs)

The Cleveland Orchestra is seeking a part-time Human Resources Associate. This position provides support for the Human Resources Department for recruitment, employee benefits, and general personnel needs. This individual must be detail-oriented, highly organized, deadline-conscious, and able to react in a positive fashion to changing work assignments in a fast-paced environment. Strong spreadsheet and database skills are essential as well as the ability to interact professionally and personably with staff, musicians, and the general public. Permanent part-time 20 hours per week.

Position requirements

High school diploma or equivalent plus 1-3 years of previous similar experience required. The individual must be well-organized with proven ability to work effectively in a timely manner, and must be detail oriented. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Must be computer literate, and possess above-average proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. The ability to work with a diverse group of people and maintain confidentiality is essential.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, in addition to the opportunity to work with a world-renowned orchestra.

Stewardship Coordinator - Institutional Giving

As part of the Philanthropy team at The Cleveland Orchestra, the Stewardship Coordinator assists in the planning and execution of fundraising and event logistics for our annual Gala; logistics related to entertaining corporate, foundation, and government donors; and philanthropic recognition servicing year-round at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Festival.

Position requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of nonprofit experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Professionalism in working with high-level donors and board members.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail is essential.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently interact with all internal and external constituency groups.
  • Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with fundraising software, especially Tessitura is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • General knowledge of fundraising practices and knowledge of orchestral music is highly desirable.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, in addition to the opportunity to work with a world-renowned orchestra.