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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 HR@clevelandorchestra.com, 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.


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

 This opportunity requires the following qualifications:

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


Artistic Coordinator

The Cleveland Orchestra is seeking an experienced administrative professional to join its team as Artistic Coordinator. The Artistic Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for all guest conductors and artists scheduled to perform with The Cleveland Orchestra including managing the guest artist travel, itinerary, payments and rehearsal/performance schedules. This position also provides administrative support to the Artistic Planning Department requiring the ability to work both independently and in collaborative teams and must have excellent judgment, decision-making and outstanding interpersonal skills.

 This opportunity requires the following qualifications:

  • Senior level administrative administration experience (1-5 years) required
  • Previous similar experience in a musical environment and/or strong familiarity and love of classical music, particularly symphonic repertoire preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to work efficiently under pressure and time constraints
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals with tact and diplomacy
  • Established and advanced knowledge of commercial software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, internet browsers, and email. Ability to quickly learn and master industry specific software required for artistic coordination and planning.
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and occasional holidays

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


Concert & Events Manager

The Cleveland Orchestra is seeking an experienced special events professional to join its team as Concert & Special Events Manager. This position is responsible to plan and implement the logistics and services required to support the internal and external events scheduled in Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center including facility needs, parking, catering, security, etc. to ensure an exceptional customer experience that will exceed expectations. This individual will operate both independently and in collaborative teams and must have excellent judgment, decision-making and outstanding interpersonal skills.

 This opportunity requires the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications or another related discipline.
  • One to three years’ experience in performing arts and/or special event management required.  Previous supervisory experience highly desirable.
  • Prior experience in working with catering services or food & beverage contractors preferred.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to deliver excellent customer service that consistently exceeds the customer’s expectations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to successfully interact with multiple constituencies and diverse groups of people. 
  • Ability to quickly assess and resolve conflict in a professional, diplomatic manner.
  • Demonstrated independent, mature judgment; convey a professional image and attitude.
  • Strong administrative, organizational and detail-oriented skills. 
  • Obtain and maintain active First Aid, CPR and AED certification.  Ability to assess and calmly lead others in emergency situations.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management systems.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and some holidays. 

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


Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator

The Cleveland Orchestra is currently seeking a dedicated individual with a passion for music as our new Marketing and Graphic Design Coordinator, supporting The Cleveland Orchestra’s marketing & sales efforts by bringing together design production, writing, and editing skills to create highly effective printed collateral and email marketing, as well as supporting website and program book communications. This position shares responsibility for distilling and translating the organization's marketing goals into visual and graphic media that will engage new audiences. This is an entry-level marketing position well suited to individuals who have an inquisitive approach to learning, enjoy researching and writing, are skilled in technology and creatively administering multiple marketing medium.

 The successful candidate will meet the following requirements which include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, publications design or related field with 2 to 3 years working in graphic design, marketing or communications.
  • Ability to think strategically about how to communicate imaginatively and effectively with different audiences and to develop communications products to implement those strategies.
  • Proven record of success in translating complex issues into strong copy and visuals.
  • Passion for communicating clearly and creatively.   Possesses excellent writing and editing skills, i.e. creative copy writing skills and the ability to use proper grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to quickly synthesize information and develop content on deadline.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Excellent time management and follow up skills.
  • Excellent computer skills generally, with proficiency in computer software for print layout (InDesign), photo editing and manipulation (PhotoShop), and art creation (Freehand or Illustrator) in a PC environment.  Familiarity with CRM databases.
  • A passion for music and a familiarity with orchestral music is highly desirable.

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


Human Resources Manager

The Cleveland Orchestra is seeking an experienced human resources professional to join its team as Human Resources Manager. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, The Human Resources Manager is a key member of the HR team who is responsible for providing support for all human resources functions, with emphasis on recruitment/retention, benefits and wellness program administration, employee relations, and recordkeeping. The HR Manager partners with managers, staff, and musicians on a variety of issues within the assigned scope of responsibility. This individual will operate both independently and in collaborative teams, must have excellent judgment and decision-making, outstanding interpersonal skills and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Position requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field, with 3-5 years of experience in Human Resources required.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with proven ability to work accurately and efficiently.
  • Successful track record of recruiting and on-boarding new staff members
  • Outstanding 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.
  • Superior collaboration and influencing skills required; ability to work independently or in a 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, Excel and Power Point).
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality is essential. 

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