Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is currently hiring for the following positions:

Resident Teaching Artist

The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is hiring a Resident Teaching Artist with mastery in theatre, music, or musical theatre to facilitate in-school and out-of-school time residencies. The Resident Teaching Artist will work to ensure the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning develops successful, effective and creative arts integration and educational programs throughout Northeast Ohio for a variety of learners. Resident Teaching Artists will research and develop programs that are innovative, artistic and are connected to core subject matter. RTAs will also gather data, document processes and participate in professional development as appropriate. The position also demands an understanding of youth development and how to effectively engage students who represent multiple ages, backgrounds and previous exposure to the arts.

This is a full-time salaried position that includes benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for those who want to maintain a deep investment in an organization that values their creativity while investing in their growth as artists and educators. The Resident Teaching Artist would be part of a team of teaching artists who already have demonstrated excellence in the field and who contribute greatly to the culture and continued evolution of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning.

As a team, artists will collaborate and develop innovative programming that delivers measurable impact, create new partnerships with schools and venues, improve existing partnerships through communication and transparency, research, and participate in training sessions and communicate regularly with administrative staff.

We expect everyone to adhere to organization policies and procedures, work in a safe manner, be able to rise under pressure, and be creative problem solvers. This position requires a great deal of flexibility and creative adaptation of time to serve and be successful in multiple classroom and community environments.


  • Must have a college degree or equivalent experience in Theatre, Music, Musical Theatre or Education
  • Experience producing or performing art form professionally
  • Extensive classroom teaching experience
  • Experience in developing and communicating arts curriculum
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Must have a flexible schedule and daytime availability
  • Candidate must successfully pass FBI and state of Ohio background checks


Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience of the candidate and highly competitive to what is being offered by similar organizations. Resident Teaching Artists also receive paid holidays including Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day, accrued sick days and two-weeks of vacation after one year of employment.

Send cover letter, resume, and art or performance samples to:
Please include “Resident Teaching Artist” in the subject line of your email.

Director of Grants

The Director of Grants is responsible for the management of local, national and select corporate grants for the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. This involves writing proposal requests for both restricted and unrestricted programming and upon grant awards, submitting interim and final narrative and financial reports plus additional documentation as required. Other responsibilities include researching prospective funding sources and stewardship to foundation program officers. S/he works closely with the Director of Programs and Director of Development and reports to the Executive Director.


  • Manage day-to-day grant writing functions (submitting proposals and reports) to support arts education programs for students, educators and artists, and general operating expenses (with a budget exceeding $1.7 million)
  • Ensure appropriate stewardship for all foundation/corporate grants
  • Research and identify prospective funding opportunities (locally, regionally, and nationally)
  • Coordinate corporate campaign with development director
  • Develop new programming concepts with director of programs
  • Work with executive director on program budgets
  • Ensure appropriate marketing needs of corporate and foundation supporters with marketing manager
  • Oversee maintenance of foundation and corporate records
  • Coordinate program spending and budget tracking with education staff and financial manager
  • Provide information to financial manager for year-end accounting
  • Attend board meetings and other meetings as necessary
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in arts, education or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years writing grant proposals, reports, and proposal budgets; and donor stewardship
  • Proven track record of raising money from foundation and government sources
  • Program development experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and presentation abilities
  • Creative problem solver with ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient user of PC’s, including Microsoft Office, Publisher, and database management


Salary will be commensurate with that of similar organizations as well as ability and experience of candidate. CAL provides a benefit package to all full time employees.

Resume and cover letter only to:

Executive Director
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
10917 Magnolia Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

Development Associate

The Development Associate is responsible for coordinating and implementing many of the important administrative duties of Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) to support the mission of the organization. The position has dual responsibilities: assisting the executive director and the development department. S/he reports to the executive director and director of development


For the executive director –

  • Serves as liaison to the Board of Directors, schedules meetings, attends both board and committee meetings to take minutes as needed, maintains correspondence, and paperwork
  • Maintains updated list of board members and prepares regular board emails
  • Performs office duties, including word processing, copying, mailings, correspondence, and preparation of reports
  • Coordinates calendar and schedules appointments
  • Assists in maintaining efficient filing and storage systems (hard copy and computer) for board records, archives, etc.
  • Provides administrative support for external meetings by compiling notes, minutes and support materials
  • Researches, coordinates, assembles and prepares information such as facts, figures, reports, graphs, tables, records, and statistical analyses for reports, presentations and projects

For the development department-

  • Maintains Salesforce donor management database including record entry, data maintenance, mailing lists, and development reports as directed
  • Manages and implements gift entry, tracking and acknowledgement systems
  • Responsible for coordinating all aspects of direct mail campaigns (letters, additional attachments, correct postage, and mailing) both in-house and through outside vendors
  • Assists with mailing/collating fundraising proposals, requests, and reports
  • Provides creativity and administrative support for special events including volunteer recruitment, invitations and public relations, site management, attendance lists, in-kind donations, etc. Serves as RSVP contact for all special events
  • Manages newly created CAL Associate Board including recruitment of members, meetings, and events
  • Provides administrative support for the development committees, annual fund committee, and all committees surrounding a special event
  • Maintains filing and storage systems (hard copy & computer) for all donor records, archives, etc
  • Coordinates month-end reconciliation with the Finance Department
  • Manages online contributions and ensure transition to donor database

General office duties –

  • Manages CAL mail: Distributes, reviews and evaluates mail to identify those items requiring priority attention of CAL staff; takes out mail daily.
  • Prepares bank deposits and distributes corresponding reports
  • Collates and mails bi-monthly vendor checks
  • Coordinates and implements office services such as technology support and maintenance of office equipment
  • Coordinates office activities and schedules; develops and recommends office procedures and systems; ensures smooth office operations
  • Attends meetings on CAL’s behalf as directed; tracks trends in nonprofit sector, and serves as key contact for numerous networking events to promote the organization
  • Manages outside vendor relationships in regards to equipment leases and facility up keep


  • Bachelor’s degree, three years plus professional experience (for profit or nonprofit)
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to handle heavy work flow and meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in technology systems
  • Experience with database management or other fundraising software

Salary & Benefits:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Excellent benefits – health, short-term disability, 403 (b)

Resume and cover letter only to:

Executive Director
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
10917 Magnolia Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is an equal opportunity employer.