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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.

The Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellowship at Columbus Museum of Art
In partnership with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, The Columbus Museum of Art is pleased to announce the Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellowship. This two-year fellowship in the Museum’s curatorial department is funded by a generous long-term grant from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. The position is intended for recent post-graduates in art history or a related field anticipating a career as a museum professional. The Fellowship offers a platform from which to develop museum experience as an assistant on current projects, as well as the potential to develop new projects and programs with both scholarly and public impact.

The Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellowship grant recognizes Roy Lichtenstein’s connection to the Columbus community, and the formative influence of his years living in the city. The artist matriculated into The Ohio State University’s College of Education, School of Fine and Applied Arts in 1940. He received his BFA in 1946 and his MFA in 1949. He also taught studio courses in the School of Fine and Applied Arts between 1946 and 1951. Earlier this year, Ohio State and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation announced the creation of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Endowed Chair of Art History and the Roy Lichtenstein Endowed Chair of Studio Art. 

Applications for the Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellowship will be accepted starting December 15, 2017. The deadline for all application materials, including letters of recommendation, is March 1, 2018. The proposed starting date for the Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow is July 1, 2018. Click here for description and application details. For questions contact Amanda Kepner.

Assistant Fundraiser
Columbus Museum of Art is seeking an energetic professional with a “can do” attitude to join its Development Team as an Assistant Fundraiser. This position will support CMA’s fundraising efforts including professional, accurate and timely administrative duties, as well as the application of fundraising skills in a fast-paced environment.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or minimum of three years’ experience handling a wide range of support related tasks in a nonprofit fundraising environment. Command of word processing, EXCEL and database software is essential. Experience with Altru, Raiser’s Edge or a similar database is preferred.

This position requires strong organizational and management skills, strong analytical skills and effective oral and written skills. Must be able to identify and solve problems. We are seeking a candidate with a willingness to increase knowledge and skills through on-going training, the ability to work independently with minimal direction, and the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization, including staff, trustees, donors, volunteers and members. This individual must be professional, diplomatic and discrete in handling sensitive and confidential information.

Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Support of fundraising activities including donor communications, Altru data entry and reporting, maintaining donor records and recognition lists, as well as other administrative office tasks and functions.
    • Manage fulfillment of solicitation, cultivation and stewardship mailings, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of correspondence.
    • Assist with fundraising campaigns, donor and member events, and prospect research.
    • Coordinate development information for CONNECT members’ magazine and communicate that information to the Marketing Department in a timely manner.
    • Manage membership and admission giveaways for charitable events in the community.
    • Work with Institutional Giving Officer to support grant tracking and corporate proposals.
    • Record, compile and distribute minutes for meetings.
    • Maintain and order office supplies.
    • Provide excellent service for donors and members.
    • Additional duties as assigned.

This is a full-time position. Benefits include health, vision, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous paid time off and holidays.
To apply, e-mail resume to employment@cmaohio.org or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. No telephone calls, please.
The Columbus Museum of Art is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Executive Chef
The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking a talented and creative Executive Chef to lead the culinary efforts at the museum, including the Schokko Art Café and CMA Special Events Catering. S/he will be directly responsible for managing delivery of food product to our café and catering guests while ensuring dedication to the organization’s purpose and mission, and the various interest groups involved with the museum.

Duties and responsibilities include:

    • Management and oversight of restaurant and catering operations;
    • Menu development for Schokko Art café including cost/margin control and pricing;
    • Work closely with Special Events Department to create and implement menus for catered events with an eye toward innovation and creativity; Estimate cost and consumption for catering functions;
    • Develop recipes and portion specifications in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs and product specifications, ease of preparation, established procedures and budgetary constraints;
    • Develop relationships with local vendors, systematize and execute product purchasing, develop pars and proper inventory control;
    • Hire and train kitchen staff, including, plate presentation, and special menu planning and flow of service areas;
    • Hire and train front of house staff, including cashiers and wait staff;
    • Ensure proper sanitation, meeting all local, state, and federal codes, ensuring a clean, safe, and sanitary work and dining experience;
    • Development and management of approved culinary department budgets;
    • Day-to-day administrative functions, such as payroll time sheets and approval and coding of invoices for submission to Finance, as well as management of personnel both in kitchen and front of the house;
    • Meet with clients as needed to customize menus and provide food tastings.

The ideal candidate will have a BA/BS in Culinary Arts, ACF certification, five years’ experience in a leadership role in the food and beverage industry, or a comparable combination of education and experience. Must be able to understand and formulate a budget, determine cost of goods and establish pricing structure to ensure profit margin and profitability of the restaurant and catering operations. Must be able to manage assigned staff, give direction, follow-up and evaluate performance. Professional and mature attitude and appearance. Ability to work independently, handle pressure situations and multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work irregular hours.

Competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Excellent restaurant and catering kitchens and facilities.

To apply, send resume, three references, and availability to employment@cmaohio.org or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

 

Event Captain
Columbus Museum of Art is looking for experienced Event Captains for events at the Museum. Event Captains will manage, coordinate, and serve as a liaison for staff, vendors, guests, and clients for the set-up, duration, and tear-down of special events to ensure outstanding customer service while maintaining Museum procedures and compliance with Museum policies. 

Duties & Responsibilities

      1. Work in tandem with the Event Specialists for special event operations and ensure that all event details are executed as required. Assist in ensuring that the events run on time. Make adjustments as needed and relay that information to the appropriate personnel.
      2. Review Banquet Event Orders (BEO’s) at the beginning of each shift with the Event Specialist to ensure equipment needs and set-up requirements are met.      
      3. Coordinate with various departments as needed before, during, and after the event to ensure that quality service is provided for all museum and special event guests.
      4. Responsible for the performance of the bar staff, including direct supervision of the bar staff. Provide leadership to the staff in the absence of the Event Specialist and/or Operations Manager.
      5. Maintain all equipment and facilities in an organized, clean, and safe environment.
      6. Communicate any areas of need, problems, and concerns from guest(s) to appropriate CMA staff.
      7. Complete administrative tasks as assigned by Event Specialists and Operations Manager.
      8. Responsible for end-of-shift duties including, but not limited to, cleaning event space and all work areas, returning event bar inventory, billing and releasing staff.
      9. This position does represent the museum in handling complaints and resolving grievances during events. This position will be expected to work with guests and visitors to ensure satisfaction. This position will have to take initiative and get creative in resolving guest challenges and involve a supervisor when previous methods have been unsuccessful.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, or a related business degree preferred. Equivalent experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Banquets, Food & Beverage, Conference Services or a related discipline is required.
• Strong customer service background and cash-handling skills.
• As with all special events/catering positions, flexibility and commitment to the job at hand is a must.
• Ability to work nights and weekends, as well as 8+ hour shifts.

Uniform Requirements
Conservative business professional in neutral colors. Athletic pants and/or leggings are not acceptable.

Physical Demands
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. Must be able to use hands to touch, handle and feel. Must be able to see and distinguish colors. Must be able to assist with handling tables and chairs or carry heavy glass laden trays if necessary. Must be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time. Must be able to reach, bend, and frequently lift up to 30 pounds. Must be able to taste and smell. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment
Consistent work in high traffic kitchen/banquet setting, in/out of elevators and loading dock areas where noise levels may be moderate to loud

How to Apply: To apply, e-mail resume and three references to employment@cmaohio.org or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. No telephone calls, please.

 

Bar Staff
Columbus Museum of Art is looking for experienced bar staff to work at museum events. Duties include preparing, mixing, and serving drinks and beverages either directly to guests or through serving staff.

Duties & Responsibilities

      1. Responsible for setting up, maintaining, and tearing down bar equipment and tables, as needed.
      2. Checking identification of customers to verify they are of legal drinking age.
      3. Take and fill orders from serving staff or directly from guests.
      4. Record and process transactions accurately into POS system.
      5. Balance cash register at the stand and close of each event.
      6. Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in accordance with standard recipes.
      7. Peel, slice, and pit fruit for garnished drinks.
      8. Respond promptly to requests from guests and staff in a polite and professional fashion.
      9. Attempt to limit problems related to guests’ excessive drinking by following established procedures and reasonable judgement.
      10. Arrange glasses and bottles into attractive and functional displays.
      11. Comply with all health, safety, and hygiene standards and policies.

Qualifications:

• High School Diploma preferred with at least one year experience working in an established bar service environment.
• Working knowledge of standard drink recipes and an understanding of classes of alcohol, different glasses, brand names and garnishments.
• Working knowledge of bar equipment and its recommended use.
• Knowledge and education in mixology is a plus.
• Strong customer service background and cash-handling skills.
• As with all special events/catering positions, flexibility and commitment to the job at hand is a must.
• Ability to work nights and weekends, as well as 8+ hour shifts.

Uniform Requirements
Black slacks or dress pants, black belt, black nonslip shoes, solid black long sleeved button down, solid black tie. Athletic pants and/or leggings are not acceptable.

Physical Demands
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. Must be able to use hands to touch, handle and feel. Must be able to see and distinguish colors. Must be able to assist with handling tables and chairs or carry heavy glass laden trays if necessary. Must be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time. Must be able to reach, bend, and frequently lift up to 30 pounds. Must be able to taste and smell. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment
Consistent work in high traffic kitchen/banquet setting, in/out of elevators and loading dock areas where noise levels may be moderate to loud.

How to Apply:
To apply, e-mail resume and three references to employment@cmaohio.org or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. No telephone calls, please.

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 amanda.kepner@cmaohio.org with any further questions about internships at CMA.