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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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Concert Production Manager

The Cleveland Institute of Music is seeking a highly organized and self motivated person to serve as full-time Production Manager responsible for CIM performances and special events on and off campus.  In addition, the Production Manager is responsible for production support of all non-CIM events which take place in CIM’s facilities as appropriate. 


The Dancing Wheels Company is seeking a female wheelchair dancer for the current season. Experience and training required, must be able to work full‐time and tour throughout the nation. Pay scale is commensurate with experience; paid holidays and vacation time are included.

To audition, interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resumé and head shot to Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President/Founding Artistic Director at

Part-time Picture Framing Associate

Part time position available in retail picture framing store. Looking for a personable, creative individual who enjoys helping customers, art, design, and the craft of framing. From designing to execution, the ideal creative is just as comfortable working with people as they are working with hand tools. Picture framing experience is a plus though not required. They'll train you in all aspects of picture framing, framing design, and customer service.

Technical Director

WEATHERVANE PLAYHOUSE, Akron. Exempt, Full-time, Benefits. Responsibilities: The Technical Director is responsible for twelve productions annually.

Duties include: Designing set, lights, sound and/or overseeing volunteer designs, creating and maintaining scenery build, paint and installation schedule; properties construction/acquisition; stage rigging engineering, installation and operations; overseeing safety for shop/productions; attending production meetings and technical rehearsals; supervising and training volunteer crews with the coordinator of volunteers; drafting for scenery construction; other duties as assigned.

Communications Manager

The Communication Manager will be a dynamic, highly motivated, self-directed and disciplined team member with a passion for spreading the word about MOCA’s trendsetting exhibitions and programs and an uncommon propensity for organizing projects. This individual is primarily responsible for driving museum awareness and visitation by executing MOCA’s digital strategies and content on a variety of platforms, including social media, website, and email marketing. The position also serves as a project manager to monitor and ensure completion of marketing projects across departments including Curatorial, Programs, Education and Development. S/he will work closely with the Director of Marketing + Communications to ensure alignment with MOCA’s brand and strategic goals. Additional responsibilities include results measurement, media relations support and some media tracking and administrative assistance as needed.

Tattoo Paid Apprenticeship

Are you artistic? Have you always wondered what it would be like to become a tattoo artist?

Well, here's your chance!

Body Revolution has immediate openings in their PAID apprenticeship program.

Apply now to join their growing team of artists!

Visual Art Instructor

BSMA is looking to connect with visual art instructors who work with a variety of age groups and mediums. Our outreach program is growing and we have a need to expand our pool of contracted professionals. Teachers are needed for both youth and adult classes consisting of multi-week sessions as well as occasional one-time outreach activities. Work is mainly in the Slavic Village neighborhood. We have immediate need for one morning preschool visual art teacher.

Drama Technical Assistant

The Fairview Park City Schools has an opening for a Drama Technical Assistant for the Fall Play for the 2016-2017 school year.

Teaching Artist, Dance

Dancing Wheels Company & School is seeking qualified dance teaching artists to join the Department of Education and Outreach at the School of Dancing Wheels, on an as-needed contracted basis to join the team of active and substitute teachers.

Visitor Engagement Associate

The first face of MOCA Cleveland, the Visitor Engagement Associate enthusiastically welcomes and guides visitors on their experience of the Museum. The Visitor Engagement Associate ensures a consistent, intentional, and memorable experience for all museum visitors, modeling superior customer service that goes beyond transaction, integrating inquiry-based engagement into their interactions, and providing guidance and concierge services as necessary. Led by the Visitor Engagement Manager, this role/person maintains the appearance of the Mandel Welcome Center, Kohl Atrium, and Cleveland Foundation Lobby as directed. This position also provides support for the Museum’s tour program, helping schedule and coordinate confirmed tours.

Managing Producer, Arts and Culture

Position Summary:

Create and supervise the creation of high quality multiple media content, projects and events. Host and moderate on-air, online, and community events.

Director, University Art Galleries

Responsibilities include directing the daily operations of the university’s art galleries, including the well-respected Emily Davis Gallery in the Myers School of Art; curating and presenting regional and national exhibitions; and managing the art collection of the Myers School of Art.

Job functions involve: day-to-day gallery administration including budget management, record-keeping, exhibition installation and de-installation, art handling and storage, facilities maintenance and security, and collection management; curating exhibitions; grant-writing, fundraising, and development; public relations including writing publicity materials, organizing public events, managing mailing lists, website, and social media; supervision of student assistants; committee service; other duties as assigned by the Director. Teaching opportunities in the University of Akron Arts Administration program or Myers School of Art may be available.

Encore Cafe Manager

Beck Center for the Arts seeks an experienced and talented individual to join us in the role of Manager for our onsite Encore Café. The Manager is responsible for creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for patrons, serving as the lead bartender/barista, managing other part-time café staff and volunteers when necessary, and managing Encore Café as Beck Center’s primary bar and concessions operation. Aligning with the organization’s mission, vision, and values, the Encore Café Manager is responsible for product management, merchandising, full profit and loss control, and personnel development.

Development Officer, Foundation Relations

The Development Officer, Foundation Relations is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with foundations and other strategic partners. With moderate supervision and in collaboration with Development colleagues and Museum staff and trustees, the Development Officer will identify and maintain contact information for appropriate prospects, create cultivation strategies, build relationships, author grant proposals and budgets, and manage post-award administration. The Development Officer is responsible for creating an annual development plan that aligns with the Museum’s strategic priorities and fundraising goals. The position includes responsibilities for submitting state and federal grant applications in coordination with curatorial and education colleagues.

Technical Theater Director

Western Reserve Academy is seeking a Technical Theater Director who will assume the responsibilities for the technical operations of the Knight Fine Arts Center, including lighting, sound and set construction. Start date: July 1, 2016.

Audience Engagement Coordinator

The position works with the company’s Director of Marketing and Strategic Advancement to engage new and existing audiences and exceed earned income goals by cultivating/activating relationships with targeted audience segments, businesses, community organizations and promotional partners.

The position also produces a series of audience engagement events, coordinates the editorial process for all institutional playbill publications, manages the operations of an on-site gift shop and curates/develops content for the company’s website and social media networks.