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Be a rock star and help us engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock & roll.


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is seeking experienced emerging NEO songwriters to join our team this summer as Resident Rockers. This emerging artist program presented by the Kulas Foundation will allow two songwriters to advance their careers by working with Hall of Fame professional staff and by regularly performing live sets on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s popular outdoor Local Artists Stage. Thanks to the Kulas Foundation the Rock Hall is excited to enhance the inclusion and promotion of local musicians and deepen their involvement with the Cleveland community. The program has the power to shape artists, inspire new musical passions and grow the influence of contemporary music in Northeast Ohio. 

Through an application process we will select two Resident Rockers who will have the opportunity to advance as songwriters, improve their stage presence, learn about the music industry, and gain valuable hands-on marketing experience. Resident Rockers will receive a paid stipend. This is your chance to perform for audiences of all ages in a safe, positive space, write new songs, try new material, learn the skills necessary to advance in the music industry and improve your knowledge of the history of rock and roll.  

Click to apply for a residency.

As part of the residency, Resident Rockers will: 

· Learn from mentors in the field about performing, songwriting, audio production, contracts, performing rights organizations, and booking gigs in order to advance as artists.  

· Play weekly sets on the RRHOFM Local Artists Stage over the course of the summer—and potentially at other locations in the region.  

· Work with our dynamic and creative Marketing team to develop and elevate the Resident Rocker’s social media, receive media training and learn other marketing techniques. 

· Gain experience marketing themselves and a venue from digital/social to hands on grassroots direct marketing and points between.  

· Learn performance stage setup and gain hands on audio experience so they can confidently work with sound professionals in venues and studios.  

· Record tracks in the Hall of Fame Ground Zero Studio. 

· Learn to augment solo performance with musicians that sit in and/or electronic enhancements. 

· Commit to providing 24 hours each week to the program either virtually or onsite for a minimum of 6 weeks. 

· Collaborate with the other Resident Rocker for an end of summer evening concert. 


· Active musician producing original music that is commercially available. 

· Proven experience performing full solo sets of primarily original music to a live audience in a night club, festival stage, or related venue.  

· Proven songwriting experience.  

· Experience moving from demo to finished tracks.  

· Enrolled in a college-level academic program (non-music majors welcomed), 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 your original music 


Rock connects us. It’s why we’re here. Every generation has new sounds, new heroes, and new passions. What stays the same is that it’s music that brings people together. We’re all fans first. Even the greatest artists started with someone else’s song in their ears. The Rock Hall crew isn’t any different. We’re passionate fans who share stories about the power of rock & roll.


We are a not-for-profit organization that exists “to engage, teach, and inspire through the power of Rock & Roll.” We carry out this mission through our educational programs, our library and archives, and through the operation of our world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets Rock & Roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame values innovation, collaboration and intentional growth. Over the last 25 years, we have hosted 13 million visitors onsite. Passion for music is a must.


We are searching for talented, career-driven college and graduate school students to share their skills and support Rock Hall initiatives while learning from some of the best in the industry. We offer project-based internships that push our interns to take it up a notch in a fast paced and exciting work environment. Check out our deadlines and requirements below, and learn more about our specific internship opportunities and apply for an internship by selecting your desired session.  


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.


SESSION (click to apply)



November 27, 2020


February 28, 2021

FALL 2021

July 18, 2021



  • Prepare an up-to-date resume 
  • Create a one-page summary describing what you hope to bring to the internship and what you hope to gain during the internship
  • Include a letter of reference/recommendation from a professor in your field. Letters may be sent separately to HR ([email protected]) if necessary
  • Complete an application by selecting your desired session above and be sure to attach your supporting documents (resume, one-page summary, reference/recommendation letter – incomplete applications will not be considered)


Questions about our Internship Program? Email HR at [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunities

While there are limited volunteer opportunities currently available; applications are always accepted. We will contact prospective applicants who have the appropriate skill sets and availability when an opportunity arises.

Be a Roadie

Roadies (volunteers) have the unique opportunity to contribute their gift of time and talent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Library and Archives. 

Roadies often give us a hand during regular business hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, including occasional special events in the evenings and weekends.

If you are interested in becoming a Roadie, please click here to apply. You can also reach out to Jackie Vance, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] with any questions.

Benefits of being a Roadie

  • Paid parking
  • Museum store discount
  • Museum cafe discount
  • Rock Hall or Roadie t-shirt
  • Opportunities to attend Museum functions
  • and much more!

* To be considered an active Roadie, you must be available to volunteer a minimum of 48 hours a year (approximately 4 hours a month).

Be a Docent

A docent is a member of the Rock Hall Roadie Volunteer Program who is specially trained to conduct interpretive tours of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for visitors of all ages. All docents attend an intensive Docent Training Course which covers the history of rock and roll, the contents of all Museum exhibits and touring techniques. They provide tours of the museum to visitors, members, and events, and also train other volunteers and assist with volunteer opportunities. Docents attend continuing education courses offered by the education department.

If you are interested in learning more about the docent program, please email [email protected].

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