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.

The Columbus Museum of Art is looking for a dynamic, people-oriented individual to serve as full-time Team Lead for our Visitor Experience/Admissions Desk daily operations.

Part-Time Sales Associate

The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking a vibrant, self-motivated part-time sales associate for its Museum Store. This position will offer exemplary front-line customer service to all museum visitors, including offering product knowledge and information that relates sales items to the museum’s mission while maintaining aesthetically pleasing displays.  16 hours per week. $9 per hour. Weekend work required.

Duties and Responsibilities include: 

  1. Ensure that customers feel welcome and engaged, leading to potential future support of the museum.
  2. Facilitate sales process, create and maintain environment that ensures excellent customer service for visitors and internal customers. Create an exciting, enjoyable shopping environment (well stocked, beautifully merchandised, organized and clean).
  3. Assist customers in the selection and purchase of merchandise using an outgoing, friendly manner. Using a proactive approach, ensure that customers are aware of exhibition-related merchandise, special sales, and/or events. Assist customers with special needs and special orders.
  4. Ensure merchandise is well-stocked and displayed as advantageously as possible. Maintain excellent knowledge of merchandise, including artists’ information, price points, and general stock levels including that of merchandise on the sales floor as well as in back stock located in the basement.
  5. Process phone and web orders for payment and shipping including CMA catalogues and general shop merchandise.
  6. Keep all areas of shop clean and well-organized. Work with Housekeeping as needed.
  7. Maintain awareness and understanding of all special programs and exhibitions at the museum.
  8. Assist with receiving incoming merchandise and pricing of merchandise.
  9. Notify management of the need for merchandise re-orders as well as customer requests that cannot currently be fulfilled.
  10. Understand and facilitate end-of-day closing procedures.
  11. Assist with CMA Store and ShopMuse websites to update and maintain inventories.
  12. Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Museum Store Manager.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  1. Prior retail experience, including POS system and cash-handling.
  2. Demonstrate an enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, motivated and proactive demeanor.
  3. Ability to work without close supervision, handle pressure situations and multiple priorities, meet deadlines and show a willingness to work irregular hours.
  4. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  5. Strong relationship building; strong interpersonal skills
  6. Work effectively with CMA staff members, departments and management teams.
  7. Perform accurate and timely completion of all assigned duties and tasks pertaining to areas of responsibility.
  8. Professional and mature attitude and dem

To apply, send resume to Only those applicants considered for interview will be contacted. 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 with any further questions about internships at CMA.