Careers & Auditions

Creating great art requires great artists

Orchestra Auditions

The Cleveland Orchestra has long committed to the pursuit of musical excellence in everything it does. Performances of standard repertoire and new works are unrivalled and embraced at home, in residencies, and around the globe.

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Employees at The Cleveland Orchestra are driven and passionate in delivering our mission of extraordinary music to the world, sharing the experience of music with children, and our full devotion to fully serving our hometown community in Northeast Ohio.

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Chorus Auditions

One of the few professionally trained, all-volunteer choruses sponsored by a major American orchestra, choruses of The Cleveland Orchestra offer an opportunity to perform with world renowned ensembles.

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Perks and Benefits

At The Cleveland Orchestra, everyone is treated like family.

Music is everything to us

We believe that music is integral to the soul. All employees, and their families, are encouraged to attend as many Cleveland Orchestra concerts as they wish for free at Severance or Blossom Music Center.

Taking care of our own

Our comprehensive healthcare package is offered through Medical Mutual, bringing with it a vast network of hospitals and doctors across Northeast Ohio. Dental and Vision plans are available as well as flexible spending accounts for both healthcare and dependent care.

Planning ahead

As a non-profit, our retirement plan is a 403b, and we match up to 4% of your investment into yourself. We care about your future as much as our own, and hope to continue putting our team in the best position possible for success down the road.

Learn something new

There’s a great big world out there, and we encourage our employees to learn something new. We support the professional development of our staff and cover all or a portion of the cost of learning experiences including relevant conferences, online courses, travel, etc.

Professional & personal balance

Our PTO structure allows for generous and flexible time-off, including additional floating holidays that will let you choose what's best for you.

Make history

Discover over 100 years of music history through our team of archivists, and help us make the next 100 even greater. We are excited about our future, and want to help bring your ideas to life.

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Living in Cleveland

Clevelanders embrace all the area has to offer. It's a dash of peaceful Midwest living with plenty of culture and excitement.

Arts & Culture

The city boasts one of the nation’s top art museums, a theater district, the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, and nightlife all across in addition to its world-renowned Orchestra.

Located in University Circle, Severance is just a short commute away from each of Cleveland's many charismatic arts & cutural neighborhoods.

Hometown Pride

No city is more loyal to its teams, and Cleveland boasts three major sports organizations: the Browns, the Cavaliers, and the Guardians.

In 2016, the Cavaliers made history by bringing Cleveland its first world championship in 52 years. In celebration, a parade was held downtown. 1.3 million people showed up to fill the streets.

The Great Outdoors

Just a short distance out of the city limits, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away where the winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands.

Lake Erie is the city's backyard, and offers watersports, fishing and miles of beaches. The Cleveland Metroparks is a network of 16 recreational areas with walking, biking and riding trails.

Exciting & Inclusive Food Scene

Cleveland's food scene has been widely featured on national publications and outlets, home to many James Beard award-winning chefs and restaurants.

Ohio's bountiful harvests, farmlands, and access to water make our seasonal markets an exceptional source of healthy, fresh, affordable organic food.

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