Heights Arts is currently hiring community-minded people who are passionate about the arts. Below are currently open positions.


PLEASE NOTE: We will not consider incomplete applications. Before you begin the application process, please be prepared to provide 3 professional (or educational for interns) references and the following in PDF format ONLY:

  • Cover Letter  (PDF format)
  • Resume (PDF format)
  • Work / Writing Samples (if required based on the position) (PDF format)


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Assistant Director, Full Time

Applications have closed for this position


Hiring Process:  Please apply online by submitting your resume and cover letter. The hiring committee will interview finalists in person, and will require two writing samples targeting different audiences, of no more than 500 words, to be written on-site. The samples must demonstrate the attributes outlined in the “General” and “Required” section of the job description. The position will remain open until filled.

No phone calls, please.

General Description:  Heights Arts enthusiastically invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director. The Assistant Director is a two-year, grant-funded position with the opportunity for advancement and extension beyond two years. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director manages and supports 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 position will maintain professional standards including timely communication and attention to detail, serve as an ambassador for the organization, and oversee all 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.

Required: The successful candidate will take pride in quality work, be passionate, knowledgeable, and curious to learn more about the arts, inclusive, deadline-oriented, and comfortable with community outreach and public speaking. Candidates must have excellent and intuitive communication and writing skills and be able to maintain and build relationships with staff, interns, volunteers, and the community. Must have experience and comfort with learning new technology. Must be self-directed and comfortable making independent decisions which align with organizational strategic goals. Must be highly organized and experienced in managing project details, while understanding the overall strategic goals of the organization to communicate effectively and persuasively with audiences, members, donors, and funders.

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.

Full job description here – Assistant Director – FT

Intern, Part Time–Heights Arts Gallery and Store


General Description: Heights Arts is seeking an intern for our store in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. This internship will assist Heights Arts in two different phases of implementation and follow-up of our Holiday Store, and maintenance of our year-round Store.The Holiday Store happens every year in the months of November and December, representing a large portion of Heights Arts’ income for the year.

The Store includes a broad selection of giftable art in ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking, photography, fiberworks, artist tees, paper crafts and handmade holiday cards, as well as artisan items for the home and the littlest ones in the family (not to mention poetry chapbooks and CDs from Cleveland musicians). Becausethe Holiday Store fills the entire gallery space with works from more than 80 artists, the list is far from complete. New art continually arrives through December,so visitors are encouraged to return and support local artists with their holiday purchases.Special seasonal shopping days may include Small Business Saturday plus the Cedar Lee Holiday Stroll in early December.

Educational Value: Educational Value:Interns will learn and develop interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and artist community in person and through online and telephone communication. In addition, Interns will learn skills in database management, inventory management, and retail managementthrough their work in identifying new and maintaining current relationships with artists and the community. Interns will gain insight into Cleveland’s artist community and artist culture, and interface with other arts organizations with which Heights Arts collaborates.We can also address opportunities that align with an individual intern’s interest if it relates to our operational procedures.

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

Compensation: $12.00/hr

Full job description here – https://www.heightsarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Store-Exhibition-Intern-Description2023.pdf



Application will reopen for next season: March 2023

for 2023-2024 Internship


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.

When: 2023-2024 school year

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.

Eligibility: Rising Juniors of Cleveland Heights High School. Students are required to obtain a Cleveland Heights High School teacher recommendation.

Full internship description here – HS Exhibition Intern


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.

Heights Arts is a nonprofit community arts organization in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Founded in 2000, Heights Arts cultivates a strong, diverse, and collaborative arts community by inspiring people of all ages to engage in the arts; supporting the arts through education; providing exhibition and performance opportunities; and fostering public appreciation for the arts.  The organization contributes to the region’s artistic vitality by showing regional artists in its gallery and store, facilitating public art and design projects, presenting chamber music and other concerts in intimate settings, presenting regular poetry readings, and maintaining the longest-running poet laureateship in the state.