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

Education Coordinator

The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) provides multi-disciplinary arts education opportunities for youth throughout NE Ohio in schools and community venues. CAL’s Mission is to ignite student learning, creativity, and success through the arts. CAL serves a 6-county northeast Ohio community connecting professional teaching artists with youth in schools, libraries, community centers, and beyond. In 2017, CAL re-located to University Circle to expand outreach into the community in a more intentional way through the University Circle Community Connections initiative. The Education Coordinator is part of the Education Department and he/she/they reports to the Director of Programs.

The Education Coordinator is responsible for advancing CAL’s mission to make the arts part of the education and lives of all children by connecting with venues in the community to coordinate and implement arts education programming provided by teaching artists. These efforts are designed to strengthen links to the educational community to reach more youth with the arts and address the long-term goals of the organization.


  • In collaboration with other members of Education staff, meets annual goals in earned revenue programming.
  • Strengthens earned revenue programming by contacting schools and organizations and making program follow-up calls to existing clients to ensure the connection of arts education with youth.
  • Provides support to broad range of projects and activities within the Education Department. These include in-school and out-of-school programming, teacher professional development, and other initiatives.
  • Takes a lead in general program coordinating and scheduling, data entry for educational activities, and preparation and completion of contracts to artists and schools.
  • Manages portfolio of school and community partnerships
  • Initiates connections and partnerships with the education community throughout NE Ohio.
  • Actively seeks out schools and other youth venues to connect CAL artists with youth to enhance learning outcomes.
  • Provides response to requests and coordinates and implements programming related to the earned income from schools, community organizations, etc.
  • Coordinates programming in the community that is supported by grant funding.
  • Schedules and prepares contracts, confirmations and invoices through Salesforce database for programming.Coordinates department mailings and manages mailing list
  • Works with Education Department and Director of Marketing to maintain and create education materials appropriate for the CAL roster and facilitates distribution to schools and community organizations. Coordinates mailings and other communications with schools, artists, and community partners, as needed.
  • Provides data, support, and documentation for relevant grant proposals and reports, including assisting in documenting programming with photos or video.
  • Other duties and activities as assigned.


  • Understanding and passion for the importance of arts education for youth and CAL’s mission.
  • Energetic, outgoing. Strong interpersonal skills and presentation abilities. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree. Two years’ (minimum) experience in arts administration, education or related field.
  • Creative problem solver with ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient user of PC’s, including Microsoft Office, and database management


Salary will be commensurate with that of similar organizations and ability and experience of candidate. Competitive benefits package includes health insurance, short-term disability, 403 b retirement plan.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that outlines your suitability for the role and salary expectations to marsha@arts-inspiredlearning.org, including the subject line “Education Coordinator”.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning believes that one of its greatest strengths is the rich diversity of its staff.

We provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, gender and gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, including pregnancy and childbirth, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, political belief or activity, veteran or military discharge status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law and regulations under Title VII.

The policy applies to all employment practices, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

All employees have the right to work in a workplace that is free of discrimination. Any person who believes they have been subjected to discrimination of any kind should contact their immediate supervisor. All complaints will be thoroughly investigated and any person violating this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The law prohibits retaliation against any employee for reporting discrimination or perceived discrimination, or for participating in an investigation of incidents of discrimination or perceived discrimination.

Call for Musicians: Spring 2020

Violin + Trombone Instructors

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is currently seeking music instructors for the Spring 2020 Play It Forward season.

Candidates must have prior background in working with youth and strong professional or college level violin or trombone experience.

This program is an opportunity to connect underserved youth in Cleveland to classical instrument instruction. Participants in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to learn to play the violin or trombone for the first time or enhance previously learned skills. This program is generously funded by the City of Cleveland.

All participants will be given a violin or trombone for free for the duration of this program and have the opportunity to keep these for future use.

Please consider one of the music instructor openings below to help us inspired Cleveland youth through the world of music:

Violin Positions (2 openings)


Teaching Artist will develop the main lesson plan for the program and instruct students once a week. This position will work in collaboration with the teaching assistant to ensure program consistency and quality for participant progress.

Class Schedule: Wednesdays 5-6:30pm.
Teaching Artist is expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to the program for set up.


The teaching assistant will lead weekly practices sessions to reinforce concepts taught by the professional teaching artists. The teaching assistant should be able to engage and lead a group of participants. Input for lessons and practice is encouraged.

Class Schedule: Saturdays 4-5:30pm.
Teaching Artist is expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to the program for set up.

Violin Spring Season Details:

When: January 15 – April 4, 2020
Final Showcase: Thursday, April 2
from 6-7pm at City Hall
Location: Cudell Rec Center
1910 West Blvd Cleveland, OH 44102
Participants: Class size can be up to 25 participants

Trombone Position (1 opening)


Teaching Artist will develop the main lesson plan for the program and instruct students once a week. This position will work in collaboration with the teaching assistance to ensure program consistency and quality for participant progress.

Class Schedule: Fridays 4-5:30pm.
Teaching artist is expected to arrive on site 30 minutes prior to program for set up.

Trombone Spring Season Details:

When: January 17 – April 4, 2020
Final Showcase: Thursday, April 2
from 6pm – 7pm at City Hall
Location: Glenville Rec Center
680 E. 113th St. Cleveland, OH 44108
Participants: Class size can be up to 25 participants

To Apply

Application deadline is January 2, 2020. Please email a resume and work samples to:

Christelle Saint Fleur
Community Outreach Manager
216.561.5005 x17

About the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Founded in 1953, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) is Northeast Ohio’s leading arts education organization. With a budget of $1.9 million, CAL provides more than 6,500 programs to youth each year in schools, libraries, and other community centers. Working with artists in music, dance, theater, visual and digital arts, CAL delivers programs that teach arts disciplines and are integrated into the core curriculum.

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.