Work With Us

Heights Arts is currently hiring community-minded people who are passionate about the arts and want to make a difference in others’ lives as well as their own. Below are currently open positions.

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PLEASE NOTE: We will not consider incomplete applications. Before you begin your application, please make sure you have read the job description thoroughly and be prepared to submit the following:


ALL APPLICANTS must submit an original* cover letter and resume.

MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA, PROGRAM and DIRECTOR positions will also require two original* previous writing samples relevant to the position. At least one must include some graphic element. If you do not have a previous sample which adequately supports our request, you may choose to provide an original writing sample about one of Heights Arts’ programs using a photograph or graphic from our website. See the job description for more detailed information about the position. Each writing sample should be no longer than one page.


ALL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS: 3 professional or educational references are required with your application. Other positions will be asked for references later in the application process.


*Before you apply – We realize that AI can be a valuable tool and don’t object to using it to assist with writing in certain circumstances. For the purposes of your application however, we want to know you, the person, and how you communicate with others. We require original writing in your cover letter and any writing examples you submit.

Assistant Director, FT

Applications are currently being accepted until the position is filled. Original post date: July 1, 2024

*2 writing samples are required



General Description:  Reporting to and working directly with the Executive Director, the Assistant Director manages and supports all program staff and volunteer community teams in the administration, implementation, and presentation of all Heights Arts’ programs including public art, visual arts (exhibition and store), literary, music, membership (artist, individual, and business), and community partner / rental programming. As the main contact for all programs, this key leadership position will maintain professional standards including timely communication and attention to detail, serving as an ambassador for the organization, developing funding opportunities by cultivating partnerships, and managing public relations and communications to ensure the mission of the organization and its activities are accurately represented. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively tell the Heights Arts story via grant reporting, PR, advertising, online presence, and most importantly by representing Heights Arts at public events and in the community.

When: This is a full-time, exempt, hybrid position, and the work schedule will vary depending upon organizational activities. Regular work hours will be both on and off-site, and may include evenings and weekends for meetings, events, and store staffing backup.

Compensation: $48,000 – $52,000 / yr

See the full job description HERE

Communications and Social Media Coordinator, PT

Applications are currently being accepted until the position is filled. Original post date: June 18, 2024

*2 writing samples are required


General Description:  The Communications and Social Media Coordinator is a part-time position responsible for all Heights Arts’ visual and written communications. This key position will ensure that programs in all of Heights Arts disciplines in the literary, musical, and visual arts are represented and promoted on various platforms, maintain a marketing plan and calendar, and cultivate opportunities for outside businesses and organizations to partner with Heights Arts. The Communications and Social Media Coordinator will work directly with the Program Manager and report to the Executive Director and General Manager.

When: 15 -20 hours per week 80% onsite, with regular work hours during weekdays, periodic events evenings and weekends depending upon the event schedule and staffing needs.

Compensation: $16.00 to $18.00 per hour

See the full job description HERE

HEART in the Heights Intern, Part Time

Two, 2 1/2-month-long, internships each year

Internship A: (Mid-March – May) 40-80 hours
Internship B: (June – Mid-August) 40-80 hours

 Yearly Application Deadline: December  – February

Learn more about HEART in the Heights HERE



Eligibility: Internships are available for university undergraduate and graduate-level students and recent graduates of university programs who are interested in learning about community engagement.

Compensation: Compensation:  $15.00 per hour, between 40 – 80 hours per internship

The Heart in the Heights Intern will assist Heights Arts program staff in implementing, documenting, informing, and engaging local business and the public about Heights Arts’ HEART in the Heights.

  • Internship A (Mid-March through May) will focus on soliciting past businesses to again participate, research and solicit new businesses, update Heights Arts database and website, and communicate with business participants about participation details and event opportunities.
  • Internship B (Mid-June through August) will focus on preparing raffles packages, creating and scheduling social media and promotions, and ongoing communication with participating businesses and raffle participants during the program, and assisting with the annual raffle event in August.

See the full job description HERE

Exhibition and Store Intern, Part Time

Two, twelve-month-long, ongoing internships each year

Internship A: (May 1 through April 30)
Internship B: (August 1 through July 31)

Yearly Application deadlines:

Internship A: March 1
Internship B: June 1




Eligibility: Internships are available for university undergraduate and graduate-level students and recent graduates of university programs. Working artists will be evaluated and accepted on a case-by-case basis. College Credit for the internship may be arranged through your university.

Compensation: Compensation:  $12.00 per hour.  Interns will receive a $500 (net) bonus upon successful completion of the full internship and its requirements.

See the full job description HERE

Intern, Heights High Exhibition Community Team

Applications are accepted during the month of February each year.



Eligibility: Applicants must be Cleveland Heights High School rising juniors. Students are required to obtain a Cleveland Heights High School teacher recommendation.

Compensation: The Heights Arts Exhibition Subcommittee position reserved for a high school student comes with a $250 stipend, with half distributed mid-year and the balance at end of term.

Heights Arts is accepting applications from rising Juniors of HHS to serve on its Exhibition Sub-Committee. This is an opportunity for students to experience a “behind-the-scenes” look into the process of producing an art exhibition. They will gain valuable skills in leadership while obtaining hands-on experience in every aspect of successful visual art exhibition.

Full internship description HERE 


Heights Arts does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.