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Manager of Studio Initiatives
Columbus Museum of Art is seeking candidates for a full-time Manager for Studio Initiatives.

Job Summary:
The Manager for Studio Initiatives works in CMA’s learning and experience department to create and execute a variety of studio-thinking experiences for a wide variety of audiences at CMA, The Pizzuti Collection of CMA, and other locations as needed. This person will work collaboratively with co-workers, artists, and community organizations to bring creativity, imagination, and critical thinking to CMA visitors through programs both in and out of the Studio. This person must love working with a wide variety of people; collaborating and co-creating; leading art-making activities; and facilitating programs, and thinking about art.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the development, implementation, and administration of new and existing studio programs – including (but not limited to): Studio Thinking Workshops, Summer Art Workshops, Birthday Parties, Open Studio, Homeschool Workshop, Mobile Studio.
  2. Oversee the development, implementation, and administration of new and existing community programs – including (but not limited to): Girl Scout Days, CMA/Pizzuti Community Days, CCS Day for Families.
  3. Work in collaboration with the LeadTeaching Artist and Studio Programs Coordinator to plan and coordinate studio activities.
  4. Hire and supervise studio contingent staff and volunteers
  5. Work collaboratively with CMA team across departments to facilitate experiences for a multitude of programs – including (but not limited to): Wonderball, Think Like an Artist Thursdays, CMA Comes Alive!
  6. Facilitate experiences for adult and professional audiences such as leadership workshops, professional development retreats, and team-building activities both at CMA and off-site
  7. Partner with local artists or organizations for special projects
  8. Keep up-to-date on current philosophies and methodologies relevant to studio programs and facilitation.


  1. Undergraduate degree (art, studio art, or education preferred) or 5 years’ experience as a professional artist, facilitator, educator, or comparable field
  2. Demonstrated experience facilitating for a variety of audiences including children and adults
  3. Demonstrated managerial experience – such as supervising employees, managing a budget, or overseeing operations
  4. Demonstrated leadership experience – such as developing new products/programs, developing vision-setting tools (business plan, strategic plan, logic models), or working in co-creative environment
  5. Ability to work well in a collaborative work environment and communicate well with both museum professionals and non-museum professionals (such as teachers, parents, or corporate employees)
  6. Must be able to interact with a diverse audience in an inclusive, equitable, welcoming manner
  7. Must be willing and able to periodically flex schedule to accommodate programming early morning, evenings, and weekends

Uniform Requirements:   
This position does require maintaining a professional personal appearance.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to read, comprehend, and communicate via email, phone, and in-person. Must be able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:
Each employee is responsible for promoting the CMA mission and values, creating and fostering both a positive work environment and a positive visitor experience.  Every employee is responsible for fostering a positive, collaborative, team-focused environment in working with colleagues at all levels within the organization, and with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.  CMA work environment experiences a full range of activity from bustling activity to quiet, contemplative work. 

The Columbus Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

To apply: Send cover letter; resume detailing education and experience; names and contact information of three professional references to employment@cmaohio.orgor mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio  43215. The rate for this position is $43,000-$48,000, based upon qualifications.

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.