Full Job Description
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a space for artists to connect with music, fans, and each other. The Local Artists Stage on the Rock Hall’s outdoor plaza is a platform for regional artists to shine and can serve as a springboard for success.
The Resident Rockers Artist Series Presented by the Kulas Foundation showcases Resident Rockers throughout the summer as they play sets on the Rock Hall’s popular outdoor Local Artists Stage, teach and interact with our fans, record their oral histories, and collaborate with fellow Resident Rockers on an end of summer concert.
Through an application process we will select 2-4 Resident Rockers who will have the chance to hone their craft and setlist on our outdoor stage throughout the summer, as well as on the Rock Hall’s indoor stage on select days in the fall. An important feature of this program is that we are offering three months of regular, paying gigs for local musicians while keeping the performances free of charge for our fans.
Core to the Rock Hall’s mission is the inclusion and promotion of local musicians as we strive to deepen their involvement within the community. The Resident Rockers Artists Series presented by the Kulas Foundation has the power to shape careers, inspire new musical passions, and celebrate the influence of rock and roll in Northeast Ohio.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.
As part of the residency, Resident Rockers will:
Play at least 8 sets on the Local Artists Stage over the course of the summer, in addition to select sets in the fall
Teach, jam and interact with visitors and fans in our blockbuster interactive exhibit, The Garage
Record their oral histories for the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives
Collaborate with the other Resident Rockers for an end of summer evening concert
Help with show production, shadowing and assisting members of our A/V and production teams
Work with our dynamic and creative Marketing team to develop and elevate the Resident Rocker’s social media and other marketing initiatives
Work with our promotions / street team to drum up interest in visiting the Rock Hall and our events
Must be an active musician producing original music
Must be enrolled in a college-level academic program at all times during residency
Prior customer service experience preferred
Prepare a cover letter that explains your journey as a musician, and what you will bring to this opportunity
Provide files or links to samples of your original music
Perks & more
Discounts on Rock Hall merchandise
Additional training and professional development opportunities as part of the Rock Hall’s Summer Internship Program
Ability to connect with world-class museum and music industry professionals