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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 


Development Database Coordinator

The Cleveland Orchestra has an opening for a Development Database Coordinator in its dynamic Development department. The Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of gift processing for Philanthropy & Advancement Development operations. This includes proactively analyzing Tessitura’s gift processing functionality and refining the system to support all facets of comprehensive gift processing and campaign reporting. The Coordinator is responsible for data entry and the establishment of all policies and procedures related to data entry and gift processing, including acknowledgement, recognition and invoicing.

The Coordinator serves as the Tessitura ‘super user’ for Philanthropy & Advancement, providing technical support and training to department staff. The Coordinator represents the Philanthropy and Advancement Department on the cross-institutional Tessitura team, has shared responsibility for enforcing adherence to data standards and ensuring data integrity and assists with all patron account data entry and maintenance

Position requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • 3-5 years experience in database management or technical support; familiarity with fundraising operations preferred.
  • Proficiency in SQL required
  • Familiarity with Tessitura preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills required
  • Analytical skills to interpret data and design custom reports

Ability to balance a highly technical function with an outstanding level of customer service.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits 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.