Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Bookkeeping Intern

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a part-time Bookkeeping Intern. Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Amy Weaver, Finance Manager, at Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Subject line should read: [YOUR LAST NAME], Bookkeeping Intern. Your email should include an attached PDF resume. In the body of the email, please include why you are interested in this position and any scheduling details we should know about. No phone calls, please. 

Part-Time Bookkeeping Intern Job Description 

Cleveland Public Theatre has a unique opportunity for a curious and enthusiastic person to learn the basics of bookkeeping as a part-time intern at a progressive and growing arts organization. CPT management staff is excited to teach these skills and to mentor potential future small-business leaders. We hope an intern will also learn how to contribute to a sustainable, lively, and equitable office culture. CPT management believes that finance work supports artistic excellence and community engagement and highly values the contribution staff make to those goals. This position will also include exposure to a wide range of other arts management departments, including marketing, fundraising, and theatrical production.  


The Bookkeeping intern will learn the following skills: 

  • Basic bookkeeping using Intuit QuickBooks Online 
  • An understanding of how bookkeeping impacts day-to-day decision-making 
  • Organization, prioritization, and management of tasks and schedule 
  • Office communications and working as a team  



The Bookkeeping intern will be expected to do the following: 

  • Entry of account payables into QuickBooks (previous knowledge not required) 
  • Preparation of weekly bill payment recommendations and execution of payments 
  • Organizing vendor and payables files 
  • Documentation of financial processes and procedures 
  • Entry of credit card receipts and monthly reconciliation of credit card account 
  • Participation in staff meetings and trainings as availability allows 


Dates: Anticipated start date: June 15, 2023, or earlier if schedule allows. Intended end date in June 2024 with options to extend. 

Schedule: Total weekly hours can vary by candidate with a range of 15-20 hours during regular business

Compensation: $14-$16.50 per hour, commensurate with experience 


  • Paid vacation days  
  • Free tickets to all Cleveland Public Theatre, Teatro Público de Cleveland, and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi productions. 
  • Free tickets to Pandemonium, CPT’s annual fundraising extravaganza 
  • Participation in “First Fridays”, CPT’s lunch and learn mentorship program where staff members get to engage with staff members of all-levels to encourage advancement. 
  • A relaxing view of Lake Erie from our rooftop offices 

Skills, Qualities, And Experience 

  • Attention to detail and accuracy and comfortable working with numbers 
  • Comfortable with electronic communications and learning new software 
  • Ability to work efficiently and calmly in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • A team player: positive attitude, flexible, and eager to learn 

About Cleveland Public Theatre 

CPT is an internationally recognized center for contemporary performance. Our mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through our theatrical season, featuring between 8-10 adventurous professional productions and a robust series of new play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process. CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues and empower participants to work for positive change in our community. CPT is home to community ensembles Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi. CPT also annually presents Station Hope, a large-scale community arts festival. CPT’s annual budget is around $2.5 million a year and has 23 full-time staff members. 

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