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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 


Operations Coordinator

The Cleveland Orchestra is currently seeking a dedicated individual with a passion for music to join the Operations team as the new Operations Coordinator. This newly created position supports the Orchestra by coordinating the planning and implementation of concert logistics and assisting Operations Management in researching and planning orchestra needs for tours and runouts. The Coordinator will support concert productions and events at both Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center and assist with tour preparations. He/she will act as a primary liaison between external vendors and internal departments to communicate and secure production needs.

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements which include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, along with a minimum of 1 year prior experience in arts administration/orchestra management
  • Strong background in music and experience in working with performing artists
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to anticipate problems, react productively to changing priorities and managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills combined with a collaborative approach
  • Superior interpersonal written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate independent, mature judgment; convey a professional image and attitude.
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and some holidays
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer programs, especially Microsoft Office 

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:

  • Associates or 2-year degree in Human Resources, Communications, Psychology, Business, or other related discipline required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Related work experience between 1-3 years.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with proven ability to work accurately and efficiently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate successfully with internal/external partners and diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to achieve and deliver timely results in a fast-paced, demanding environment, where attention to detail is paramount. 
  • Ability to work independently or in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguous and stressful situations; adaptable and flexible in an environment of rapidly changing activities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.  

Inside Sales Representative (part time)

The Cleveland Orchestra is currently seeking a dedicated individual with a passion for music to join its Sales & Marketing department as an Inside Sales Representative. Reporting to the Group Sales Manager this individual is responsible for generating ticket sales revenue through telephone solicitation of current and potential patrons. The Inside Sales Representative will also collaborate with the Sales and Marketing team to provide exceptional customer service experiences for our guests at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center.

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements which include:

  • High school diploma required; Associate’s Degree or higher preferred.
  • Experience in telephone call center or sales/customer service field highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills required (both verbal and written communications).  Ability to use telephone as form of primary communication.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends and some holidays. (key)
  • Outstanding organizational skills with a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently.
  • Proven drive and energetic approach to meet and exceed sales goals.
  • Ability to effectively deal with people at all levels both within and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to remain cool and calm during high-pressure situations and de-escalate difficult customer encounters if/when necessary.
  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) an appreciation for classical music.

We offer an excellent salary and benefit packet in addition to the opportunity to work with a world-renowned Orchestra.