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

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Executive Director

The Valley Art Center is seeking an Executive Director to oversee all areas of operation in alignment with VAC’s mission. The ideal candidate's attributes include strong managerial and relationship building skills to ensure the VAC’s success and stability. The successful candidate will be the public face of Valley Art Center. The ED will build upon the positive VAC work culture and possess superior leadership skills in the management, motivation, and development of professional staff.

2021 Inkubator Fellowship

Literary Cleveland is accepting applications for the 2021 Inkubator Fellowship, a four-month fellowship that provides a local writer with the opportunity to gain experience in literary programming, event planning, and community outreach.
The Cleveland Inkubator is a free community festival for writers and readers. This year, Literary Cleveland will be celebrating the seventh annual Cleveland Inkubator with two full weeks of free virtual events in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library.
This fellowship opportunity is intended for members of historically underrepresented groups in the writing and publishing industry. Our goal is to provide skills training, career advancement opportunities, and support to these writers to help address the longstanding lack of diversity in the writing community.

2021 Public Art Program - RFP for a Consultant

The City of Cleveland aspires to establish well-integrated public art throughout our entire city. To ensure that this goal is met, the City of Cleveland (City) has established a Public Art Program which requires that (1.5%) of the cost of an applicable City capital project shall be devoted to public art. Through this Request for Proposals (RFP) respondents are called to describe their approach to provide program administration and to achieve the City’s goal of enhancing our community’s access to high-quality public art.

Assistant Conservator of Paintings

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a full-time Assistant Conservator of Paintings for the conservation and preservation of paintings in the museum's vast and diverse collections of paintings. The Assistant Conservator takes part in all activities in the painting's lab, which include examinations for acquisition, loan, and treatment, proposing recommendations for conservation treatments and carrying out those conservation treatments following guidelines established by the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) code of ethics. They lead individual treatments and research initiatives, as well as contributing to collaborative efforts led by the Head of the Paintings Lab and Chief Conservator. The Assistant Conservator of Paintings plays a critical role in the successful functioning of the CMA's conservation department that includes labs and preparatory areas for objects, textiles, Western Paintings, East Asian paintings, works on paper, and frames.

Associate Art Director

Crain Communications is looking for a talented designer to add to their design hub.
They are seeking a designer who can work closely with editors, reporters and photographers to create smart concepts for visual storytelling within their style and on deadline.

Orange Art Center Assistant

The Orange Art Center (OAC) is offering a new employment opportunity for an experienced assistant. The assistant position is part time and includes a variety of arts administration responsibilities with a focus on adult and young artist programming. MA/BFA/BA in Art Education/Arts Administration/ is preferred. A background check is required. Please send your cover letter and resume to artcenter@orangecsd.org.

Orange Art Center Artist Instructors

Join OAC! Orange Art Center (OAC) is offering new employment opportunities for artist instructors who have the desire and passion to apply their creative talent through teaching adults and young artists.
The OAC is currently accepting 2021 onsite and online art classes and workshop proposals in the fine art mediums including; painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, fibers/textiles, photography, illustration, animation, glass, jewelry/metals, sculpture, interior design, video and digital. Family and young artist-oriented projects are open for consideration to add to the OAC Sunday Funday workshops series. A background check is required. Apply today to teach and join their creative team at orangeartcenter.org/apply-to-teach.

Director of Visitor Services

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a skilled Director of Visitor Services to oversee overall strategy and management of the Visitor Services department in partnership with the Chief Operational Officer and in accordance with the CMA's Strategic Plan. This position is accountable for ensuring an excellent visitor experience for all who come to the museum. This leader will be intimately involved in the development of appropriate wayfinding for all visitors in conjunction with colleagues in Protection Services and Volunteer Services. This leader and the Visitor Services team provides tools and resources for visitors, employs best-in-class customer service standards, and handles visitor inquiries as well as complaints. This leader is directly accountable for hiring, training, scheduling, and managing the Visitor Services staff, including the management team. This leader is also accountable for the management and oversight of the ticketing software used by the museum and manages the box office functions as well as the phone center, which includes CMA membership sales and special event and exhibition sales. The Visitor Services team also supports all CMA events and special exhibitions by providing on-the-ground support for programs and events.

Artist Instructor

Studio Institute is a visual arts organization with a rich history of over 40 years’ experience developing partnerships with schools to strengthen and support visual arts instruction.
They are pleased to broaden our partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan School District by expanding their artist residency program. Studio is hiring local visual artists for paid, part-time art instructor positions in Cleveland schools from Pre-K through Grade 8.
Artists will receive paid, formal training in Studio’s methodology and collaborate with classroom teachers to lead art lessons at schools.

Theatre Manager Position (Part-Time)

Summary of Position:
Coordinates the various activities and operations of Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization located in Chagrin Falls, OH.

Executive Director

DANCECleveland, one of the only stand-alone, dance-only presenters in the United States, has reopened its search for the Executive Director position pending its current Director's retirement. While DANCECleveland faced the same challenges as all arts organizations in 2020, the organization remains in a strong financial position. It is moving forward in creating a strategic plan that continues building on its leadership position in northeast Ohio and throughout the international dance world.

The ideal candidate's attributes include strong managerial and relationship building skills to maintain growth. Though beneficial, a background in dance is not a requirement of this position. The successful candidate will be the public face of DANCECleveland and work with the highly talented and professional staff to lead all programming, administrative, financial, development/fundraising, and marketing functions.

Senior Project Manager

The Project Manager has responsibility for day‐to‐day operations of various development projects including housing, acquisition activities for housing and commercial projects, greening projects and housing rehab activities at a community development corporation. The position requires superb communication and teamwork skills, proven real estate finance and structuring expertise. This position is characterized by a high degree of initiative, responsibility, accountability and ability to work congenially with a wide variety of individuals, community based organizations and governmental entities. Applicant must be able to articulate the case for the project. Should have both an intuitive and a detailed sense of the dynamics, risks, and structured financings of each transaction.

Neighborhood Services Coordinator

Plan, organize, and manage volunteers, community service programs and events. Applicant must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of community organizations including public and private agencies, health, volunteer and social services organizations, area schools and universities, churches, and residents. Prepare clear and concise staff reports, demographic information and public information.

Teaching Artist

CPT is seeking Teaching Artists to support and implement CPT Education programming. They are seeking interdisciplinary artists of all performance-related arts disciplines with experience leading youth and/or artistic projects. Theatre experience is a plus. They are looking to build a strong core of artists who are dedicated to creating work to further racial and economic justice. CPT is seeking candidates for full-time and part-time Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher, and Teaching Artist Intern positions.

Director of Development

The Director of Development is a key organizational leader responsible for overseeing the design and execution of a strategic fundraising plan coordinated with the annual and long-term organizational goals of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) and its Board of Directors. The Director of Development provides essential development strategy, grants management, and leadership expertise while working collaboratively with the CAL Leadership Team and the Board. S/he is responsible for all efforts to build relationships within the community with the goal of ensuring financial stability and growth for the organization. S/he reports directly to the President & CEO in an office culture of high standards, frequent innovation, and collaborative teamwork.

Costume Designer/Sound Designer/Lighting Designer

Rubber City Theatre, Akron’s only Equity Theatre, is searching for designers for productions in its 2021 season of world premieres. RCT is looking for inspired professionals to join their productions as a Costume Designer, Sound Designer, or Lighting Designer. Duties for each of the following are listed below. Applicants should be within the Northeast Ohio region and willing to drive to the theatre space for necessary rehearsals during the production period. Designers should be comfortable working with IATSE Union crews throughout the process. All interested personnel please email our Director of Artistic Operations, Brian C. Seckfort at Production@rubbercitytheatre.com and include a resume, portfolio, and website if applicable, also include in the subject what position you are interested in. These are paid positions and can open to future designs with the emerging company!

Executive Director

The Greater Cleveland Arts Alliance seeks to hire a visionary and innovative leader to be its inaugural Executive Director. The Executive Director will have the passion, skills, influence, and commitment to realize the vision and potential of this groundbreaking collaboration. The Executive Director will provide strategic and operational leadership to guide the newly formed organization to relevance and impact across the community.

Professional Art Model

The Orange Art Center (OAC) is seeking qualified life drawing models to pose for their adult art classes in the newly renovated studios at OAC. If you are an experienced model looking to join a dedicated community of artist faculty members and students, please submit your bio, resume, and references to artcenter@orangecsd.org.

Art Therapist

Functioning as a member of the Creative Arts Therapies team, art therapists serve individuals of all ages with and without various disabilities for local, non-profit community arts center. Assignments include placement in agencies throughout Northeast Ohio region as well as group and/or individual art therapy sessions at Beck Center for the Arts. Hours for this position will primarily be on Zoom to start. Art supplies and other resources provided.

SMARTS Teachers

SMARTS, Students Motivated by the Arts is in search of enthusiastic arts teachers for PK-12 students in all of our disciplines: visual art, music, dance, theater, and creative writing during the 2017-2018 school year. If you are available during the school day that is fantastic. If you can only do afterschool times or Saturdays that’s great too.