Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Pandemonium Intern

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a part-time Pandemonium Intern. This role brings a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position through May 31, 2021.

Job Description

Every September, Cleveland Public Theatre hosts its one and only fundraising spectacular: Pandemonium. It takes over 6 months to plan; hosts over 1,400 guests, 300 artists who donate their time, and 150 volunteers; and raises between $250,000 and $315,000 each year for our programming. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pandemonium 2020 was adapted into Awakenings: A Virtual Gala, which premiered a one-hour special on WKYC Channel 3, followed by a virtual After-Party on Zoom. We are excited to return to our in-person festival in 2021 and are planning all necessary precautions to ensure this will be a safe and unforgettable event.

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 Organizational Advancement and other Development staff on a wide variety of event planning tasks. These tasks include, among others: proofreading content, coordinating mailing lists, liaising with vendors, helping to orient the volunteers, co-managing day-of guest registration, and building relationships with ticket buyers and sponsors. Because of the large-scale nature of Pandemonium, the intern plays an essential role in coordinating the many moving parts leading up to the event, and ensuring a smooth process day-of. A positive attitude, ability to maintain accurate attention to many details, and strong customer service skills are great assets.

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 area of interest for the intern. We will provide ample training for all required tasks.

Pandemonium will be held on September 18, 2021, with the bulk of the work taking place in the months prior. The intern receives one guest ticket and is welcome to enjoy the event after guest registration has ended.

Compensation: $10-11 per hour commensurate with experience

Anticipated Start Date: July 12, 2021
*Must be available all day on Saturday, September 18

Hours: Minimum 10 hours per week; may go up to 20 hours per week in late August and September

About CPT

CPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. CPT has a demanding working environment with long, intense hours, but we have fun and love what we do. We value hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. For applicants considering relocation to Cleveland, our city is an excellent community to live in with top-notch arts and culture, a vibrant theatre scene, beautiful public parks, a great lake, and very affordable housing.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


  • Previous live theatre or other performing arts experience is strongly preferred
  • Some event management and/or administrative experience preferred

Qualities and Personality

  • A genuine interest in the arts and knowledge of live theatre
  • Meticulous and organized
  • Able to work efficiently and calmly in a fast-paced environment
  • A team player: positive attitude, flexible, and eager to learn

Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to Nicole Futoran, Donor Relations Associate, at by end of day May 31, 2021. Subject line should read: [LAST NAME], Pandemonium Intern.

No phone calls, please.

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