Cleveland Public Theatre Pandemonium Intern

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Cleveland Public Theatre Pandemonium Intern




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, features 300 artists who donate their time, engages 150 volunteers; and raises between $250,000 and $315,000 each year for our programming. 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 and the artistic department, helping to orient the volunteers, co-managing day-of guest registration, and building relationships with ticket buyers and funders. Pandemonium will be held on September 12, 2020, with the bulk of the work taking place in the months prior.

Additionally, as our fiscal year ends on June 30, our Finance department spends a large portion of each summer preparing for our annual audit. The intern would work directly with our CFO & General Manager to prepare all documents in alignment with our external auditor’s requests.

These tasks include, among others: compiling support income documentation, managing tracking spreadsheets, creating schedules of documentation, and collaborating with other departments in accordance with required materials. Internal preparation for the audit takes place throughout June and July.

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 18

*Must be available all day on Saturday, September 12


Minimum 10 hours per week

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

Pay: $8.70 per hour

Interested? Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Development Assistant Nicole Futoran at by April 15, 2020 with the subject line “[LAST NAME], Pandemonium Intern.”

CPT is a nationally recognized center for contemporary performance. Its mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through its annual theatrical season, featuring between 8-10 adventurous professional productions, a robust series of new play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process, and acclaimed education programs that engage communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues, and empower participants to work for positive change in our community. CPT’s annual budget is around $2.5 million a year. CPT has 20 full-time staff members.