Job Opportunities

Current Job Openings at Columbus Museum of Art

Thank you for your interest in employment at Columbus Museum of Art. See below for current job position openings at Columbus Museum of Art. Please check back frequently for jobs at Columbus Museum of Art, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Finance Manager
Columbus Museum of Art has an immediate opportunity for a talented, friendly, detail-oriented Finance Manager. The finance manager is responsible for preparing accurate and timely financial documents according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), legal requirements, and museum policies. They will process month-end and year-end closings including bank and account reconciliations, assist with annual audit, budgeting, tax returns, and grant reports.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees processes and accuracy of entries for A/P, A/R, invoicing, payroll and benefits, petty cash, and bank deposits.
  2. Maintain fixed asset and depreciation schedules.
  3. Review and analyze accounts compared to annual budget.
  4. Prepares and posts various month-end closing journal entries and account reconciliations, including documentation for external auditors.
  5. Responds to staff inquiries.
  6. Assist Executive Deputy Director of Finance and Administration in preparing required financial information to Board of Trustees, senior leadership, granting organizations, and committees.
  7. Assist in preparing the annual budget and reforecast.
  8. Serves as point of contact for on-site annual audit.
  9. Maintains documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  10. Perform other projects and duties as directed.


  1. Bachelor degree in accounting, with two years of related experience.
  2. Strong computer skills including proficiency in accounting software.
  3. Ability to work without close supervision, handle pressure situations and multiple priorities, meet deadlines.
  4. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  5. Strong mathematical, quantitative, and analytical skills.
  6. Self-motivated to learn new concepts.
  7. Professional human relations and communication skills.
  8. Strong attention to detail.
  9. High value of ethics, dependability, responsibility, and confidentiality

Uniform Requirements:
Business casual.

Physical Demands:
Staff member must be able to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to touch, handle or feel.  Must be able to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must be able to talk and hear. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:
Generally quiet office environment.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with benefits including health, vision, dental, life, 403(b) retirement plan, free parking, plus generous holidays and PTO time off.  Additional benefits after one year of service include additional life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance. 

To apply, send resume and 3 professional references to  Only those candidates considered for interview will be contacted.

Summer Art Workshop Call for Proposals

Columbus Museum of Art is looking for artists, educators, and creative professionals to instruct week-long workshops for the summer of 2020.

You will need to be available to teach Monday to Friday during at least one of these weeks:
• June 8-12
• June 15-19
• June 22-26
• July 13-17
• July 20-24

Workshop instructors must:
Exhibit Friendly Professionalism: You should be able to greet parents warmly each day and talk about the workshop clearly. You are expected to message the CMA philosophy and let parents know that their children are in good, safe hands.

Be Playful: You should be willing to get messy, act silly, and enjoy the company of children.

Be Energetic: You must be ready to spend hours helping children bring their imaginations to life. This includes exploring art, playing outside, and trying new things. This time can be physically and mentally demanding.

Successful workshop proposals will include the following:
Big Ideas: Each workshop should be themed around one big idea, such as “Haunted Houses” or “Super Heroes.” The theme should not be media focused. These themes should be obviously inclusive, enticing, and appropriate for the specified age group, and leave plenty of room for creative exploration.

Experiment with Media: Workshops should break the boundaries of traditional art media in some way. This may mean incorporating theater into your workshop, painting with plungers, or using green screen technology, etc.

Explore the Museum: Workshops should take advantage of CMA’s world class collection to explore and inspire your workshop.

Play: There should be many opportunities for students to play, experiment, and take risks. Allow time for exploration, discovery, idea development, reflection, mistakes, and having fun.

Group Learning: Find ways for students collaborate and learn from one another.

Applications for summer of 2020 are due November 1, 2019.
Submit your proposal here. 

Internship Opportunities

Administration: Learn how a museum operates and functions as a non-profit institution. Assist with administrative tasks and behind-the-scene work to explore what it takes to make a museum run.

Collections: Work with Museum registrars to monitor, track, and record the artworks in the collection as well as those traveling for exhibitions. Work with the archives and records of the artwork in the collection.

Exhibitions: Discover how galleries and exhibitions come together. This department manages the galleries, makes frames and cases, handles and delivers artwork, and more.

Curatorial: Learn about the artwork in CMA’s collection and how exhibitions are conceived of and developed. Work with the museum collection and traveling exhibitions researching information about art and artists. (Upper-class and graduate students only please.)

Learning & Experience: Connect with our visitors. Gain hands-on experience in front-end operations, public programming, school programming, or drop-in gallery experiences.

Development: This department makes connections with businesses and individuals through endowments, memberships, and donations. Help to keep the museum strong by building key relationships.

All internships are unpaid.
Schedules are flexible.

Internships are offered in the autumn, spring, and summer.

Application due dates:
Autumn: August 15
Winter/Spring: November 30
Summer: March 15

Download the application here.

Contact Amanda Kepner at with any further questions about internships at CMA.