Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Finance Intern

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Finance Intern. Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Amy Weaver, Finance Associate, at by end of day, Wednesday September 7, 2022. Subject line should read: [YOUR LAST NAME], Finance 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.

Finance Intern Job Description

The Finance Intern will assist in not-for-profit financial management and record keeping. This position will also include exposure to a wide range of other arts management issues including marketing, fundraising, and theatrical production.


  • Basic bookkeeping using Intuit QuickBooks Desktop
  • Organization, prioritization, and management of tasks and schedule
  • Reading and evaluation of financial statements
  • An understanding of how accounting and financial management are practically applied in the day-to-day decision-making for a not-for-profit performing arts organization
  • Office communications and working as a team

Experiential Learning in:

  • 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
  • Managing vendors and vendor bills
  • Entry of bank deposits
  • Reconciliation of asset accounts and credit card accounts
  • Financial research and writing projects as proposed by the intern
  • Participation in staff meetings and trainings as availability allows

Dates: This paid internship starts September 14, 2022, with an intended end date of May 31, 2023 and options to extend.

Compensation: $12-15 per hour commensurate with experience

Schedule: Total weekly hours can vary by candidate with a range of 15-30 hours during regular business hours.

Skills, Qualities, And Experience

  • Attention to detail, 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
  • Experience organizing school or community projects or working on theatre productions

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, Cleveland CORE Ensemble. CPT also annually presents Station Hope, a large-scale community arts festival. CPT’s annual budget is around $2.5 million a year. CPT has 22 full-time staff members.


For the health and safety of our staff, all CPT employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit proof of vaccination upon the start of employment.

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