Marketing & Social Media Intern

Piano Cleveland seeks a Marketing & Social Media Intern for summer 2023. The intern will have the opportunity to work within a small team to bring awareness and excitement around the organization’s summer event – the Cleveland International Piano Competition and Institute for Young Artists.

Dates of Internship: May 15, 2023 – July 21, 2023

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Core Tasks

You will have the opportunity to work in two main areas: social media and marketing. The core tasks are as follows:

  • Become familiar with Piano Cleveland’s mission and vision
  • Assist Education and Community Lead in developing social media strategy to reach new and priority audiences
  • Generate content for social media and manage social calendar by scheduling posts, boosting ads, and creating stories.
  • Attend summer events to record video, take photos, and share content on social media
  • Assist Administrative and Events Coordinator in creating, scheduling and designing electronic newsletters
  • Work with design team to deliver marketing materials that promote brand awareness
  • Help track public relations activity and social media engagement

The intern will be supervised jointly by the Education and Community Lead and the Administrative and Events Coordinator.

Expected Qualifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google products (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of social media(Facebook & Instagram)
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • High degree of flexibility, creativity, maturity, and reliability
  • Some availability outside of regular business hours, including weekends and evenings during the Institute
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • The intern MUST be available all dates during and around the Cleveland International Piano Competition and Institute for Young Artists: July 5 – July 16, 2023

Piano Cleveland offers a stipend of $4,000 for the duration of the internship.

To Apply
  • Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] by 12PM (EST) on Friday, February 10, 2023.
  • What does a typical day look like for this role?

You will be involved in biweekly staff meetings, work one-on-one with team members to create content, and play an active role in the execution of our summer events. One of the wonderful things about Piano Cleveland is that there is no “typical” day – each day may include a range of activities, from writing social media posts and formatting programs to working with our visiting artists and supporting our patrons at events.

  • What value would I bring to the Piano Cleveland team?

We see interns as core members of our team during their time with us. As a small non-profit putting on events that reach ~15,000 people, it is incredibly valuable for us to have another set of hands as we present a range of exciting piano events for the city of Cleveland. In particular, we have also seen that we have learned so much from our interns, especially in the area of social media and marketing, so we very much value our interns’ perspectives on both small and large scale projects.

  • What value would Piano Cleveland provide for my professional development?

Our goal is for our intern to gain valuable skills and knowledge about the non-profit (arts) sector by working with us. To that end, we provide a structure internship with measurable goals – identified in the first week by our intern – so that interns can see the progress they make throughout the summer and have concrete takeaways from their experience with us. Plus, we’re a fun team!


The mission of Piano Cleveland is to bring Cleveland the world’s best emerging pianists to compete, to celebrate their artistic excellence, to promote their careers, to inspire our community, and to further Northeast Ohio’s international friendships through music. We are dedicated to showcasing the piano in its many forms and bringing meaningful music experiences to local, national, and international audiences through competitions, concerts, & community-based programming. For more, visit