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Do you want to be part of the extraordinary experience that is The Cleveland Orchestra?

If you know The Cleveland Orchestra, you know that we promise you the extraordinary. The experience of attending a concert by these world-renowned musicians is like nothing else … filled with powerful, even overwhelming emotions, a place where you can leave the daily grind behind and let the music take you to new places.

For decades The Cleveland Orchestra has been a point of pride in its hometown.  It is universally admired for its world-class credentials, its gifted musicians, and its acoustically perfect and visually stunning concert hall.  The orchestra welcomes people of all ages, all walks of life, and invites them to experience something that is unique in the world.  Reasonable ticket prices and the orchestra’s groundbreaking Under 18s Free programs make it possible for today’s, and tomorrow’s, lovers of great music to always have a way to experience the greatest the world has to offer, right here in Cleveland.

Now is your chance to join our talented team and help deliver unparalleled experiences to audiences around the world.

To apply for any position posted below, except as noted, please email your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirement (in PDF) to HR@clevelandorchestra.com.

We invite you to join us for our second century as one of the world’s great orchestras. Come be part of something extraordinary!

Senior Director of Development & campaigns

The Cleveland Orchestra is looking for an exceptional fundraiser as our Senior Director of Development and Campaigns toprovide critical leadership in the office of Philanthropy and Advancement. The Senior Director provides leadership and direction for all areas of direct fundraising including major gifts, corporate and government giving, foundation giving, planned giving, and annual giving.  This position contributes to the overall growth of private philanthropy and carries a reasonably sized prospect pool. She or he manages and mentors a team of fundraising professionals to achieve fundraising targets. The Senior Director also provides day-to-day management of the comprehensive fundraising campaign. This position is key to our mandate to increase the visibility, relevance, and impact of TCO’s programs, create value for the community, and transform lives through music.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in major individual gift fundraising and proven success in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of gifts at the $100K+ level.
  • Experience fundraising within a large capital campaign and in a sophisticated and complex environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising with the ability to successfully participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
  • Superior interpersonal and communications skills with a diverse group of constituents, both internal and external to the institution.
  • Demonstrated independent, mature judgment.
  • Ability to be discreet and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to consistently maintain a professional image and demeanor.
  • Strong problem-solving skills combined with a collaborative approach.
  • Ability to successfully prioritize to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and able to learn and use various database and planning software.
  • Must be able to travel between locations (Severance Hall, Blossom Music Center, and Miami) and be able to travel to local or regional meetings.

 

Director of customer relationship data management

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Customer Relationship Data Management will lead the organization’s use of Tessitura to help deepen customer engagement, enhance earned and contributed revenue, and streamline organizational efficiency. This person will provide expertise in the technical and functional operation of Tessitura software to support multiple departments within The Cleveland Orchestra, with a main focus on Sales & Communications and Philanthropy & Advancement. The Director is responsible for the successful operation, integration, and optimization of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and to provide support, ongoing maintenance, and proactive development of Tessitura and/or future data management systems for the institution.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in information systems/technology, computer science, programming or similar field of study or a minimum of 3 years of related experience using Tessitura software required.
  • One to three years of project management experience highly desirable.
  • Excellent analytical skills with a focus on business procedures / process improvement. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated independent, mature judgment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills combined with a collaborative approach.
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Ability to successfully prioritize to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekends hours.
  • One to three years SQL experience with emphasis on scripting, writing, and debugging is preferred.

 

digital Manager

The Cleveland Orchestra is looking for an exceptional Digital Manager to join a growing digital team. In this role, you will be designing, managing, and implementing a variety of digital assets used to grow the Orchestra’s expanding Second Century technological footprint. You will be working alongside an accomplished team of marketers, visionaries, leaders, artists, and sales staff to deliver work at the highest levels. The ideal candidate for this position relishes the details and has a real hunger for innovation through ingenuity and creativity. If selected, this position gives an opportunity to work with a global brand, in a corporate setting that has a startup feel, and be part of a maturing ecommerce operation.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Web Design, User Experience Design, Digital Design or another related discipline with 2-5 years’ experience in an agency or corporate related setting.
  • High level of ingenuity with attention to detail, along with the ability to adapt quickly and responsibly to changing priorities and schedules while meeting deadlines. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in HTML required. Experience in responsive design (CSS, CSS3, HTML5) is a plus.
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, and the ability to quickly learn new technologies.
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS). Experience using EpiServer is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Google Analytics. Google Analytics Certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with classical repertoire preferred but not required.
  • Strong collaboration skills and works well in a team environment.

 

Education & Community programs coordinator

The Cleveland Orchestra is looking for an energetic Education & Community Programs Coordinator to provide critical operations, production, and administrative coordination for all Cleveland Orchestra Education & Community Engagement programs, and select programs of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) and Cleveland Orchestra’s programs in Miami. As the primary administrative coordinator for the department, this position coordinates scheduling for all Education & Community events (whether inside Severance Hall or in schools/community), budget tracking and reporting, organization and maintenance of electronic and paper files, assists in the creation of educational resources as well as program evaluations that document program impact, and serves as the primary liaison between the department and the general public.  With Education & Community Engagement as one of the five pillars of The Cleveland Orchestra’s new strategic plan, this position is key to our mandate to increase the visibility, relevance, and impact of TCO’s programs, create value for the community, and transform lives through music.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required, i.e. music, education, music education, or arts management.
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in a similar environment.
  • Knowledge of orchestras and classical music strongly preferred.
  • Ability to interact professionally and personably with musicians, staff, trustees, partner institutions, and the general public on a regular basis, and operate with grace under pressure, is essential. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills combined with a collaborative approach.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a high attention to detail is essential.
  • Above average skills with Microsoft Office and ability to learn and use database and planning software quickly and correctly.
  • Demonstrate independent, mature judgment; conveys a professional image and attitude at all times.
  • A commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience.
  • Travel locally and regionally required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

 The Cleveland Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.