Cleveland Public Theatre Pandemonium Intern

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Cleveland Public Theatre Pandemonium Intern




Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a part-time Pandemonium Intern, who is a core part of this annual CPT event and will make a meaningful contribution to its success and impact.

Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to Jennifer Shepard, Donor Relations Associate, at by end of day April 3, 2022. Subject line should read: [LAST NAME], Pandemonium Intern. No phone calls, please.

Job Description

Every September, Cleveland Public Theatre hosts its one and only fundraising spectacular: Pandemonium. It takes over 6 months to plan; hosts over 1,300 guests, 200 artists who donate their time, and 100 volunteers; and raises over $350,000 each year for our programming. For 2022, we are planning an in-person, predominantly outdoor 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, Donor Relations Associate, and other CPT 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 10, 2022, with the bulk of the work taking place in the months prior. The intern receives one ticket for an additional guest and is welcome to enjoy the event after guest registration has ended.

Anticipated Start:        July 14, 2022

*Must be available all day on Saturday, September 10

Ideal End Date:           September 23, 2022

Hours:                         Minimum 10 hours/week; up to 20 hours/week in August & September


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience
  • 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


CPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. CPT has a demanding work environment with long, intense hours, but we have fun and love what we do. We value courage, integrity, representation, joy, respect, and humanity, “challenging ourselves and each other to be our collective best.” Working cross-departmentally is a norm. 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 affordable housing.


CPT is a nationally 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, and CPT annually presents Station Hope, a large-scale community arts festival. CPT’s budget is around $2.5 million per year, and we have 23 full-time staff members.


Staff are required to work in-office, with the option for some remote work when the needs of the position allow. Employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.



Please provide salary range, if applicable: $11-12 per hour commensurate with experience