Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Cleveland Play House, MedWish, FreshWater, and more


Welcome to the latest edition of FreshWater Cleveland's “Who’s Hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for, and how to apply. Please send your freshest job tips and postings to managingeditor@freshwatercleveland.com.

Cleveland Play House

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is seeking an production associate to work with the director of production to share production management work on the main stages, New Ground Theatre Festival, education, the CWRU/CPH MFA program productions, and special events. This is a growth position. Interested applicants should upload a cover letter with a resume through the CPH website. Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.

CPH is also looking for a technical director to work on the same stages and programs with the associate technical director to supervise International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) scene shop staff to analyze, plan and schedule shared work; actively recruit, train, and mentor technicians from equity-seeking communities to ensure a diverse representation; and teach and mentor in theatrical construction, rigging, and load in techniques. Interested applicants should upload a cover letter with a resume through the CPH website. Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position.

MedWish International

The nonprofit organization that repurposes surplus medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid to people in need is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and has open several open positions.

The organization needs an advancement assistant to be responsible for all administrative aspects of development and income financial activities and provide administrative support to the advancement and financial teams, and assist with special events and donor relations; a local programs assistant to increase the amount of supplies distributed locally and domestically through MedWish’s local & domestic giving program, alternative recycling program, and reprocessing program; and an operations assistant to  provide support in the areas of greatest need to the operations and warehouse department, focusing on volunteer supervision, inventory control, and warehouse flow. Full jobs descriptions and application instructions are available on MedWish’s employment opportunities page.

Northwest Neighborhoods CDC

The west side Community Development Corporation (CDC), which manages 320 apartments and 50,000 square feet of commercial space, needs a full time maintenance technician to be responsible for all matters relating to the general maintenance and repairs of residential and commercial properties.  To apply, email cover letter and resume to Glendie Rivera.  

FreshWater Cleveland

Do you love Cleveland? Do you want to share the good news on what is happening in the city’s neighborhoods and inner-ring suburbs? FreshWater Cleveland is looking for a publisher/sales manager and experienced freelance writers to cover development, human interest, arts, and general assignment stories.

Writers must have a strong familiarity with Cleveland neighborhoods and the inner ring suburbs, a keen news sense, and the ability to dig up interesting profiles and angles. Must have knowledge of AP Style, and a clean and concise writing voice. 

We offer competitive pay on a per-project basis and varies depending on the scope and depth of the story. Please email managing editor Karin Connelly Rice with resume, cover letter telling us what you enjoy writing about in Cleveland, as well as a few clips.

Additionally, we are looking for an advertising salesperson to attract revenue through sponsored series and advertisements. The ideal candidate is someone who has a core understanding of FreshWater’s mission and can generate sales leads and develop and maintain solid community and client relationships.

Key responsibilities include identifying revenue opportunities and securing meetings with potential sponsors; preparing proposals; and managing existing accounts.  Three to five years of experience in sales, with public relations and marketing experience preferred. Must have great communication and people skills. Please email managing editor Karin Connelly Rice with resume and cover letter.

These are a remote positions but candidates must live in the Cleveland/Northeast Ohio area. All communications with FreshWater Cleveland are through Zoom, email, or phone calls. Sales can be made though in person meetings, phone, or Zoom meetings.

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

The third largest owner-operator hotel in the United States needs an event services manager to prepare all event documentation and coordinate with sales, property departments, and guests to ensure consistent, high-level service throughout the pre-event, event, and post event phases of property events. Additionally, this role ensures a seamless turnover from sales to service back to sales and recognizes opportunities to maximize revenue by upselling and offering enhancements to create outstanding events. High school degree required with hotel training and previous experience preferred. For the full job description and how to apply, see the complete job listing.