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We list all part-time, full-time, temporary, internship and apprentice experiences for individual artists, designers, performers, writers and all other creative professions. 

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Exhibition Project Manager

Reporting to the Senior Curator, the Exhibition Project Manager plays an integral role within a five-person exhibitions department, and works in close collaboration with the Senior Exhibitions Manager. The primary responsibility of the Exhibition Project Manager is in support of the development, production and installation of MOCA’s exhibitions and artist projects. This includes working with lead curators and artists on the development and production of new commissions and onsite projects; planning and scheduling production and installation timelines; managing an installation crew; and providing hands-on assistance in the installation of works of art in diverse media. The position also involves supporting registrational activities including condition reports, packing and unpacking, shipping and receiving, gallery inspection and maintenance, and supervision and training of gallery attendants.

Director of Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Primary Responsibilities include:

Plan all programming for department (classes, workshops, programs)
Establish yearly program run dates for each program and accompanying publication and marketing deadlines;
Find appropriate instructors for classes and programs (with guidance from CAO and Department Heads);
Work with Registrar and Department Heads to coordinate room and facility scheduling;
Establish and oversee program budgets and collaborate with Institutional Advancement to seek funding for programs (assist with grant planning and reporting);
Maintain departmental programmatic statistical data; set parameters to measure success of programs

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Director of Programming and Community Engagement

Direct Community Network Building Initiatives
Manage Business Improvement District (BID) and Safety Programs
Lead Racial Equity Work
Administrative Responsibilities

Teaching Artist

The Musical Theater Project is looking for exceptional teaching artists to bring the joy of musical theater to elementary school students throughout Northeast Ohio during the 2017-18 school year. Explore the themes, stories and characters of classic musicals like Peter Pan and The Wizard Of Oz through dance, song and creative play.

Education Assistant

Cleveland Play House, America's first regional theatre and recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award, seeks an Education Assistant. Under the oversight of the Programs Manager and Director of Education, the Education Assistant will manage and maintain the daily logistical operations of a suite of nine education and life-long learning programs serving 35,000 participants annually. The Education Department is comprised of 13 full-time staff members, 10 contractual teaching artists and an array of guest artists and maintains a significant operating budget.

CARE Teaching Artists

Cleveland Play House, America's first professional theatre, seeks candidates for the grant-funded position of CARE Teaching Artist, who will work on development and implementation of high-quality instruction for CARE, an arts-integration program to be disseminated through an AEMDD grant awarded by the US Department of Education. Core responsibilities include training, planning, implementation, and direct instruction in all programming; creation of units including lesson plans, student and family guides, and professional development sessions; distribution and collection of evaluations; communication with school partner; and participation in dissemination, including travel and presentation at conferences. A Master's Degree in Theatre Education, Drama Therapy or related field is preferred. Postition requires a strong commitment to working with educators and young people, as well as curiosity in exploring the Cleveland Play House's philosophy and approach to arts in education; strong communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to facilitate group decision-making, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and attention to detail. Experience with diverse age groups and educational settings is a plus. Salary is high 30s plus benefits.

Resident Teaching Artist

The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is hiring a Resident Teaching Artist with mastery in theatre, music, or musical theatre to facilitate in-school and out-of-school time residencies. The Resident Teaching Artist will work to ensure the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning develops successful, effective and creative arts integration and educational programs throughout Northeast Ohio for a variety of learners. Resident Teaching Artists will research and develop programs that are innovative, artistic and are connected to core subject matter. RTAs will also gather data, document processes and participate in professional development as appropriate. The position also demands an understanding of youth development and how to effectively engage students who represent multiple ages, backgrounds and previous exposure to the arts.

Program Reservationist

Performs a variety of clerical and secretarial duties including typing correspondence, and taking reservations. Collecting money, daily revenue balancing, greeting visitors, answering phones, and maintaining files, records and reports. Performs a wide range of program and staff scheduling, along with informational and preparatory support for programming.


The Gordon Square Arts District is pleased to launch its new Gordon Square Artist-in-Residence program. The residency is intended as one avenue towards supporting artists and arts initiatives within the Gordon Square neighborhood.

Interested artists need to submit a completed application form by August 6, 2017 at noon. Project proposals should be approached as a contribution to the neighborhood and community. GSAD will support this residency through an artist stipend of $5,000, project costs, and access to the Gordon Square Art Space micro-gallery at 1386 West 65th Street. Send questions to

Gordon Square Artist Residency Application

Part-Time Art Instructor

Are you an artist looking for a part-time job? Do you love hosting parties and meeting new people? Bottle & Bottega could have the perfect position for you!

Bottle & Bottega is looking for local artists to instruct their work and the work of other artists at public, private, corporate, kids and fundraising events. Events are held throughout Cleveland West at thefuture studio location and a variety of venues (bars, restaurants, event spaces, even people's homes).

Community Engagement and Programs Manager

What will you be doing?
• Create and cultivate strong relationships with organizations and individuals that help inform, support, and execute meaningful programs for diverse adult audiences.
• Collaborate to develop outreach strategies and public programs on and off site that expand audience, encourage repeat attendance, and deepen MOCA’s public value.
• Host community conversations and develop other innovative approaches intended to gain insight into local interests and needs.
• Create, execute, and critically evaluate programs ranging from intimate activities to large-scale parties and concerts.
• Work alongside MOCA’s Marketing and Communications team to produce targeted messaging and materials that promote the museum and its offerings.
• Support the museum’s curatorial team in their development and execution of exhibition-related programs.
• Juggle logistical organization including contract negotiations and shared on-site event management.

Part Time Graphic Designer

What will you be doing?
* Help craft the world’s perception of MOCA.
* Master MOCA’s brand voice in a consistent, pithy manner.
* Juggle a variety of production needs efficiently and with constant awareness of deadlines.
* Produce beautiful, unique seasonal member magazines, annual reports, invitations, signage, web pages, e-blasts, display ads and anything else we can dream up.
* Use Trello software to track all design projects and keep the marketing team up to speed.
* Coach a delightful student intern.

Graphic Design Intern

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is seeking a Graphic Design Intern to perform design and layout of marketing materials to support the theatre's 2017/2018 season.

Music Education Coordinator (part-time)

The part-time (15 hrs./wk.) Music Education Coordinator will help to develop, implement and evaluate new, affordable opportunities for community members to participate in BSMA’s music education programming, such as musicianship classes, ensembles of various sizes and performances. Programming takes place offsite through active and growing community partnerships and at BSMA’s facility (private lessons, youth drum corps). Reports to Executive Director.

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator:

1. Plans and manages the execution of all contributed revenue activities, including government, foundations, corporations and individuals.
2. Advises Program Coordinators on the availability of potential external funding and the fundability considerations in program planning.
3. With assistance from Communications and Marketing Coordinator, prepares “marketing” collateral for all Development activities.
4. Provides project management support and staff liaison services for the Benefit Chair and chair of other fundraising and donor development events.
5. Obtains and manages administrative and event volunteers.
6. Gathers and maintains statistical data required for external reporting and internal analysis.
7. Maintains external arts and nonprofit statistical reporting, such as Data Arts (formerly Cultural Data Project).

Studio Workshop Coordinator

The Studio Workshop Coordinator will work to:

1. Define standard curricula and rotating periodicity for curricula workshops.
2. Coordinate and integrate workshop scheduling with other programs for mutual advantage.
3. Plan and schedule studio workshops for each regular series and for any additional studio workshops available to the public.
4. Determine costs and pricing for each workshop.
5. Provide forecasts of materials that will be required from our Studios (such as beaten fiber, paper, inks, etc.) to the Studio Coordinator within the prescribed advance notice period.

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Civil Rights Tester

A leading civil rights organization is looking to hire diverse actors in the Cleveland area to help fight discrimination.

Any actors in the Cleveland area who are interested in paid work going "undercover" to investigate discrimination should send their resumes to A typical assignment pays $150

Senior Writer, Marketing Communications

Under supervision of Kent State executive director, in concert with division and University priorities, this position interacts with leaders across campus to gather facts, figures, personal stories and evidence of university impact that contribute to the development of compelling marketing communications content.

Exhibition Technician

Reporting to the Senior Exhibitions Manager and Preparator, and working as part of the Curatorial Team, the Exhibition Technician is a seasonal employee responsible for working on all aspects of exhibition installation. This individual will assist in the implementation of exhibitions onsite at the Museum. Work includes packing and unpacking works of art, shipping and receiving, installation of artworks, and all phases of gallery preparations including but not limited to painting, wall repair, finishing, and material handling. Exhibition Technicians primarily assist museum staff with all aspects of the installation of exhibitions.