Careers At CIM

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an equal employment opportunity employer and educator and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, political affiliation or veteran status.

Current Openings

The following employment opportunities are currently available:

Audio Engineer

The Audio Engineer provides audio and occasional video services (with a focus on classical music) to students, faculty and staff of the Cleveland Institute of Music; working within the Recording Arts and Services Department the audio engineer will sometimes collaborate with other departments such as Distance Learning and Marketing. The Audio Engineer reports to the Director of Recording Arts and Services.

Essential Functions:

  • In coordination/supervision of the Director(s): provide audio services including but not limited to microphone placement, recording and post production mixing/mastering (with primary focus on classical/acoustic music) of student and faculty recitals, orchestra and opera concerts, or any performance taking place at CIM.
  • Provide sound reinforcement services for any event as needed.
  • Post produce audio & basic video recordings including those made by student staff
  • Train and supervise student engineers and support staff as directed.
  • Help maintain accuracy with Recording Services audio/video archives and corresponding databases, including cataloguing, labeling and filing. This may include cloud storage services.
  • Occasionally coordinate with outside renter organizations to provide recording and/or sound reinforcement services for an event held at CIM.
  • Execute various audio engineering responsibilities such as maintenance and installation, troubleshooting, correcting errors in recorded materials, providing PA, constructing audio cables, assisting student engineers and assisting the Director with tasks as needed.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Handle all responsibilities of the Office Manager when they are not present including: receiving new requests, processing and labeling recorded materials, invoicing, updating and maintaining databases, CD /DVD duplications and other related duties.
  • Provide audio recording for video shoots.
  • Software installation and computer maintenance of production computers.
  • Occasional video duties such as camera operation, video recording, editing or mastering, in conjunction with the Multimedia Coordinator.
  • Live broadcast engineering.
  • Oversee and help train over 20 work study students.

Minimum Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree in audio engineering -or- 4 years experience as an audio engineer specializing in classical/acoustic music.

Experience 2 years classical/acoustic music recording and production experience.

Specific Skills:
  1. Experience in sound reinforcement systems and mixing.
  2. Basic knowledge of classical microphone techniques appropriate for a variety of situations.
  3. Knowledge of signal flow and proper equipment set up for live recording
  4. Knowledge of non-linear digital-editing systems, preferably those tailored to classical and acoustic music production/mastering. (Sequoia Digital)
  5. Knowledge of computers and basic hardware/software maintenance
  6. Ability to troubleshoot and adapt in high-pressure, live situations.
  7. Outstanding verbal and interpersonal skills.
  8. Collaborative abilities to work in and create a team environment.
  9. Customer Service experience.
  10. Attention to Detail and ability to follow direction.
  11. Prompt with strong time management skills.

Working Conditions:
Variable 40-hour work week, with regular evenings and weekends as required. Working in standard office environment as well as in both on-campus and remote locations for audio recording and sound reinforcement (i.e., concert halls, churches, outdoor venues, etc, including those with catwalks/heights involved).

Physical Demands:
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and climb to install and/or move professional audio/video equipment. Ability to work in confined spaces, areas of slightly higher risk (i.e., catwalks, ladders, etc).

Please submit resume, references and at least 3 examples of audio recordings (2 minute excerpts) online at

This page was last updated on June 10, 2014.

Human Resources

Megan Swerbinsky

Director of Human Resources

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 219

f. 216.795.3141


Please be sure to check the job listing you are interested in, as hiring contacts may vary by position.

Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

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