Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Pandemonium Intern

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a paid part-time summer Pandemonium Intern. CPT will be accepting applications for this position through Sunday, April 15.

Every September, CPT hosts its one and only fundraising spectacular: Pandemonium. It takes over 6 months to plan; hosts over 1,300 guests, 300 artists who donate their time, and 150 volunteers; and raises between $250,000 and $315,000 each year for our programming. Even with our small but mighty development department of 3 staff members, there is a great need for extra help in the summer as the event approaches. In this capacity, the intern would work directly with our Director of Development and Development Assistant on a wide variety of event planning tasks.

These tasks include, among others: proofreading content, coordinating mailing lists, making phone calls to donors, liaising with vendors and the artistic department, planning logistics for the guest experience, helping to orient the volunteers, co-managing day-of guest registration, and building relationships with ticket buyers and funders. We are constantly working to improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of this event and are looking for someone who will not only complete tasks, but also offer suggestions on how to improve those tasks. Pandemonium will be held on September 8, 2018, with the bulk of the work taking place in the months prior.

While the largest project the intern would undertake is preparation for Pandemonium, in the true spirit of CPT’s work culture, we may also call upon the intern to support the marketing, box office, finance, and/or artistic departments, especially in any particular area of interest for the intern. We will provide ample training for all required tasks.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Meticulous and organized
  • Literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • A team player: positive attitude, flexible, and eager to learn
  • Passionate about the arts, particularly theatre


(Ideally) Late May through September 14
*Must be available all day on Saturday, September 8


Minimum 10 hours per week
May go up to 20 hours per week in August and September

Pay: $8.30 per hour

Interested? Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Development Assistant Melissa Huber at by April 15, 2018 with the subject line “[LAST NAME], Pandemonium Intern.”

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