CREATIVE sector job opportunities

Creative industries in Ohio are frequently looking for new talent.
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This position will plan, develop, coordinate and manage the implementation of Artist Services in conjunction with the Subgranting and Artist Services Committee. The position blends implementation and monitoring in compliance with applicable regulations of three artist grants programs with the opportunity to provide an array of other resources, including networking and educational/professional development opportunities, to the local artist community.


This role is responsible for leading the comprehensive education, community and extended programming for ArtsinStark, the county arts council. The Director will work with the CEO, staff, Board of Directors and key volunteers to conceive, develop and execute a broad spectrum of effective, relevant, accessible, diverse and inclusive programs that promote the mission of ArtsinStark. This is a full time position located in Canton Ohio.

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akron art museum | Chief curator

The Akron Art Museum Chief Curator is responsible for leading all curatorial and collection functions: organizing and coordinating exhibitions from the collection and outside sources; producing interpretive materials; and communicating with the public. Maintains strong relationships with donors, lenders, artists, dealers, arts organizations, and the academic community to develop the collection and further the mission of the museum. Commits to becoming established as a key artistic leader in the Akron community. Works closely with Collections Manager and Registrar, Operations Manager, Director of Design to ensure proper handling, transportation, installation, security of works in exhibitions and the collection and exhibition design. Works closely with other department directors to further the objectives of the museum including education and programming, advancement and communications, accounting, human resource, and design. Staff liaison with the Chair of the Collections Committee.

cincinnati arts association | director, weston art gallery

The Weston Art Gallery Director position is a senior level role that collaborates closely with the President to support and further the mission and strategic objectives of CAA and the Gallery. The Director oversees the seamless operation and strategic direction of the Gallery, ensuring a dynamic and engaging presentation of artworks to the public. This role involves a blend of artistic vision and administrative acumen, as the Director curates exhibitions, fosters relationships with artists and steers the Gallery towards financial sustainability and cultural relevance. By balancing the educational aspects of the Gallery, the Director shapes an environment that not only showcases art but also stimulates dialogue and appreciation among diverse audiences. Through their leadership, the Gallery becomes a space where art is accessible, and its value to society is both celebrated and critically examined.

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cincinnati art Museum | donor events manager

As the Donor Events Manager, you’ll lead all donor, member, and affiliate group programs and events, crafting unforgettable experiences that both cultivate and celebrate our community of supporters. Your ability to infuse creativity into your work will be crucial to encouraging meaningful connections between our donors and our mission. Reporting directly to the Director of Philanthropy, you’ll lead our major fundraising events, including Art in Bloom and Gala. In this role, you’ll have the creative freedom to create and execute innovative experiences that attract audiences and drive philanthropic support for the museum.

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Cincinnati May festival | Executive Director

The Cincinnati May Festival (MF) seeks an Executive Director (ED) who can build upon this momentum and provide exceptional leadership, vision, and collaboration to achieve the May Festival’s mission and vision.

A vital member of the May Festival team, the ED works in close collaboration with the Director of Choruses, the annual Festival Director, and CSO Senior Management regarding artistic programming, operations, and financial oversight for the May Festival. The ED also provides strategic and operational leadership and guidance for all philanthropic, marketing, communications, and administrative activities and serves as the primary liaison to the May Festival Board of Directors.

The ED will also serve as the Executive Director of the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati (VAE), the City’s premier professional vocal ensemble, as part of a shared services agreement with the May Festival and CSO. The ED will provide administrative, philanthropic, and operational leadership for VAE and serve as the primary liaison to the VAE Board of Directors.

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Cincinnati opera | chief philanthropy officer

Cincinnati Opera is seeking a Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) to lead its fundraising activities. The CPO is responsible for the planning and execution of a comprehensive program to achieve the company’s annual and long-term contributed-revenue goals. The CPO is a member of the executive team and reports to the General Director & CEO (CEO). The ideal candidate will have an excellent track record in fundraising management and will be an enthusiastic supporter of the performing arts, an excellent communicator, and a relationship builder.

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Cincinnati Symphony orchestra | director of artistic planning

The Director of Artistic Planning initiates and manages programs for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and May Festival, playing a pivotal role in programming, project management, and administration. In addition to outstanding communication and execution skills, the ability to empower collaborators and a strong understanding of the importance of diversity and equity in orchestral music are essential.

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cleveland museum of art | Docent Program Manager

The Docent Program Manager serves as the central manager for all docents programs at the CMA, including Public Tours, School Tours, University Tours, and the Education Art Collection Programs Art Cart and Art to Go. This position plays a significant role in enhancing, deepening, and managing relationships with docent volunteers. Working closely with departmental, Public & Academic Engagement, and Visitor Services colleagues, the Docent Program manager acts as primary liaison/point of contact for docents. The position develops, maintains and shares training and tour schedules, as well as records and reports, and responds to docent’s general questions and organizational need. This position also plays an important role in the experience of tour groups across all decent programs, greeting groups as they arrive while confirming that docents show up for and are oriented to their program and group assignments.

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cleveland museum of art | manager of adult programs

The Manager of Adult Programs is responsible for developing, organizing, and executing a dynamic range of programs and Continuing Education courses for adult audiences to increase engagement with the permanent collection and special exhibitions. This position promotes the museum’s role as a unique educational and cultural resource both locally and nationally. As a creative and strategic thinker and problem solver with a demonstrated interest in art history and related fields, this position conceives, implements, and oversees activities ranging from gallery talks, lectures, panel discussions, to artist demonstrations, community curated events, and continuing education courses (in person and online) to bring works of art to life. This role oversees two staff members, the Coordinator for Adult Programs, and the Master Teacher.

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cleveland museum of art | Virginia N. and Randall J. Barbato Deputy Director and Chief Curator

The comprehensive collection that the Cleveland Museum of Art holds in trust for the public and the complementary exhibitions that it organizes throughout the year are fundamental to the CMA’s mission to create transformative experiences through art for the broadest possible audience in accordance with the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards. The Virginia N. and Randall J. Barbato Deputy Director and Chief Curator is a key member of the museum’s executive leadership team and oversees the growth, display, study, and care of the collection. Working with colleagues in the Exhibition, Design and Publications division and in Public and Academic Engagement, the Deputy Director and Chief Curator helps to develop and shape exhibitions, publications, interpretation, and academic programs.

cleveland playhouse | deputy Director, Institutional Giving

A member of the Development team and reporting to the Director of Development, the Deputy Director – Institutional Giving will be responsible for leading and supporting the direction, operation, and execution of Cleveland Play House’s fundraising initiatives, with a focus on securing institutional grants and sponsorships. They will be responsible for planning, executing, and achieving both long and short term contributed income goals for CPH through foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorships, and special events. The Deputy Director – Institutional Giving will be an enthusiastic spokesperson for CPH’s mission, vision, and values for both internal and external constituents. They will work closely with the Director of Development to expand and deepen existing donor relationships while implementing creative approaches to expand the pool of Cleveland Play House’s supporters, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Managing and Artistic Directors, and CPH staff. They will be instrumental in identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of institutional donors and prospects.

cleveland playhouse | director of Finance

The Director of Finance will work to create a collaborative and positive working environment at CPH and with its stakeholders. The successful candidate will ensure all financial objectives of the organization are met in an effective and timely manner. This role is responsible for planning and directing all day-to-day accounting functions and financial processes of the organization, including but not limited to: managing the consolidation of financial information and producing financial statements in accordance with GAAP, completing all internal and external reporting requirements, facilitating the annual budgeting process and reallocation, reviewing and recommending improvements to internal controls, analyzing and reporting budget variances to Leadership and the Board, and management of the Finance team.

cleveland playhouse | director of marketing and communications

The Director of Marketing and Communications will be instrumental in crafting and executing innovative marketing strategies to elevate CPH’s productions, programming, and brand visibility. This key leadership position demands a dynamic individual with a proven track record of success, equal comfort with navigating qualitative and quantitative info, outstanding communication skills, and an unwavering passion for the arts and culture industry.


Columbus Museum of Art | sEnior Director of Finance

As the Senior Director of Finance, you will oversee the museum’s accounting and finance operations daily. This pivotal role encompasses a spectrum of duties, including budgeting, financial planning, accounting, grant management, compliance, and reporting activities. Your primary responsibilities entail guaranteeing precise accounting practices in accordance with GAAP standards, establishing and maintaining a comprehensive internal control framework, and providing timely and accurate financial analysis and reporting. Integral to this position is the preservation of institutional financial standards through collaborative efforts with all tiers of staff.

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Columbus Symphony Orchestra | Artistic administrator

The Artistic Administrator works in the production department to originate and execute Artistic Planning. This role is the primary administrative assistant to the Music Director, manages contract communication, and supervises artist relationships from concept to concert.

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Columbus Symphony Orchestra | Assistant Director (CSO) / Music Director (CSYO)

The Columbus Symphony invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Assistant Conductor of the Columbus Symphony and Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Assistant Conductor is a crucial position in the artistic staff of the Columbus Symphony. Primarily responsible for leading the top ensemble of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras, the position also entails covering subscription concerts and conducting educational programming.

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Columbus Symphony Orchestra | Vice President of Development

The Vice President of Development for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is responsible for conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing a strategic fundraising program in support of the CSO’s mission and vision for the future. The Vice President provides leadership to the CSO development team and builds a sustainable culture of philanthropy to support achieve annual and endowment fund goals. As a key member of the leadership team, the Vice President of Development will implement strategies to build relationships among key constituents to create a robust financial future.

contemporary arts center | director of administration and operations

Occupying a critical position within CAC, the Director of Administration & Operations is expected to be a thought leader regarding organizational matters, including developing and managing operations, policies, and procedures. The ideal candidate will have the tactful interpersonal skills to help lead internal systems that nurture workplace culture during a time of transformational change. They will also have the professional capabilities to position the CAC so that it can reach its earned revenue goals and boost awareness of the institution. They will be motivated by supporting a culture of collaboration among staff, board, community partners, vendors, and other groups who interact with the CAC.

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dayton live | president & ce0

The next President & CEO of Dayton Live will be given the extraordinary opportunity to build upon the tremendous momentum of the past five years and envision and achieve new levels of growth, impact, and relevance for the organization. The President & CEO will inherit a deeply talented and experienced team of senior leaders, a committed and active board of trustees, rejuvenated relationships with community partners and stakeholders, a new and enviable reputation amid the national touring arts and entertainment ecosystem, strong ticket sales and a proven programming mix, and a solid financial footing.

dayton performing arts alliance | membership manager

Donors who give $100 or more annually are considered members of the DPAA. The Membership Manager works with the Vice President for Philanthropy and the Development Team to manage and execute a membership program that attracts, retains, and delights donors as they move through their journey from multi-ticket buyer or subscriber to first-time or renewing donor. This role is responsible for direct mail appeals to donors giving under $1,000. To apply, please submit a letter detailing reasons for interest in this position and addressing the specific qualifications outlined above, along with salary requirements and four professional references by email only to

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Gateway Film Center | Facilities operation manager

The Facility Operations Manager will play a critical role in ensuring the safety, functionality, and aesthetic appeal of the Film Center while upholding our commitment to excellence and achieving the overall results as determined by the Foundation CEO, Foundation Board of Directors, and the President of Gateway Film Center.

great lakes theater | donor relations coordinator

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland’s professional classic theater company at Playhouse Square, seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and energetic individual who possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills to join its creative/collaborative administrative team. Working in collaboration with GLT’s Managing Director, this team member plays a vital role in exceeding the theater’s contributed income goals.

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karamu house | director of development

The Director of Development supports the highest strategic priorities of the theatre and serves as a member of the leadership team. He or she will focus on development and fundraising through grants to major local foundations and through the identification, cultivation and stewardship of prospects and individual donors for planned and major gifts. The Director of Development plays a leading role in Karamu’s strategic planning initiatives which currently include the establishment of strong development functions.

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karamu house | finance director

Karamu House (Cleveland, Ohio) seeks a full-time Finance Director responsible for the efforts, results, and success of Karamu’s finance department. The Finance Director provides strategic financial guidance and support to help senior executives make key decisions. The Finance Director will oversee financial statements like balance sheets, invoices, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. The Finance Director is also responsible for directing accounting staff and department operations, compiling financial reports based on financial statements, and implementing policies and procedures for timely and accurate financial reporting. Other duties will include all accounting activities related to income auditing, daily banking/reconciliation of cash accounts, corporate credit card management, tax compliance, payroll, and activities in support of grants management.

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karamu house | technical director

Karamu House (Cleveland, Ohio) seeks a full-time, 12-month salaried, Technical Director to coordinate the overall production and technical requirements for events in three theatres (Jelliffe, 200-seats Arena, 80-seats and Concert Hall, 60-seats) and other special event venues as assigned. The 2023-2024 season consists of (5) five main stage productions, various community events and external rentals. The Technical Director is expected to be a “hands-on” supervisor who provides the highest standard of service, exhibits clear follow-through, and excels at open communication. The successful candidate should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and strong leadership ability.

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Toledo Alliance for the Performing ARts | Director of Development

This position is primarily responsible for working with individual donors to secure philanthropic support for the activities of the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, home of the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Ballet. This role includes identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects, including leadership annual giving, major giving, and planned giving opportunities. This position reports to TAPA’s Vice President of Development.

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Toledo Museum of Art | Brian P. Kennedy Leadership Fellow

The Brian P. Kennedy Leadership Fellowship at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) seeks to advance and develop the next generation of art museum leaders through an innovative, experiential program that combines curatorial and executive-level leadership responsibilities. This opportunity provides direct exposure and experience in strategy execution and policy development, curatorial and programming leadership, outreach and community engagement, board development, philanthropy stewardship, and financial and resource management. This fellowship allows for the development of a mentoring relationship that can influence future professional development and career advancement. The Museum seeks a fellow with a background in art history or a related field (such as History, Cultural Studies or Museum Studies) with a specialization in material culture.

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Wexner Center for the Arts | Head of Advancement

Working closely with the Executive Director (with a dotted line relationship to the Assistant Vice President in the Office of Advancement), the Head of Advancement serves as the head fundraiser leading all development and donor experience activities and will understand the mission, needs and value proposition of the Wexner Center for the Arts and build relationships with prospective donors and sponsors to increase philanthropic support. Donors such as alumni, friends, patrons, board members, corporations and other university constituents will be identified by listening for opportunities to align their interests and passions with opportunities to donate to the center. The Head of Advancement, in partnership with the Executive Director will create and lead the strategy to identify, develop and maintain a pipeline of donors.