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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.

Events Manager

Columbus Museum of Art is where creativity and the daily life of our community intersect and thrive, as we champion new and different ways of thinking and doing. We celebrate the creative process and provide opportunities for people to cultivate and discover the value of creativity in their own lives. That philosophy also extends to our well-managed events – whether it be a corporate meeting, social gathering, wedding or any other type of event, the CMA Events team is all about efficient service and meaningful experiences.

If you are a highly motivated individual who is eager and ready to take events management to a new level, this might be just the job for you!  We are looking for a proactive, empowered problem solver who is eager to do what it takes to provide seamless on-site support to our varied clients.

Key duties include:

  • • Assisting in all components of the sales cycle, including but not limited to responding to leads, facilitating site visits, handling negotiations and closings, and executing contract with appropriate follow-up.
  • • Attending client and staff meetings as they relate to planning and execution of special events.
  • • Promptly answering phone and email requests, and coordination with clients and booked vendors.
  • • Oversee and execute special event functions including set-up, teardown, staffing, and catering. Coordinating services such as A/V, security, catering and facilities needs with appropriate CMA staff for assigned events.
  • • Tracking event changes and distribution of updated information on a timely basis.
  • • Work with CMA team to develop sales and marketing initiatives.
  • • Work with CMA Events team as a cohesive unit to assist with client coordination and maximize sales opportunities.


  • • A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Hospitality Management or related field as well as proven relevant experience with accountability for event sales and execution.
  • • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in banquets, food & beverage, conference services, or history of successfully planning and delivering corporate and private events.
  • • Refined verbal and written communications skills. Ability to deliver persuasive and effective sales presentations, negotiations, and relationship management.
  • • A true desire to satisfy the needs of others in a fast paced environment.
  • • Excellent computer skills including use of email, internet applications, MS Windows and MS Office software.  Experience with or ability to learn specific catering software (ReServe).
  • • Multi-tasking, great organizational skills and ability to prioritize and plan workload efficiently.
  • • Cooperative team player and effective networker who fosters both internal and external partnerships and relationships.
  • • Poised to remain calm under pressure.  
  • • Upbeat and positive attitude.
  • • Flexibility and commitment to the job at hand.
  • • Ability to work nights and weekends, as well as 8+ hour shifts.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule based on scheduled events, including nights and weekends as well as 8+hour shifts for longer events. Salary is $ 38,000 – $40,000 annually, paid bi-weekly, depending upon experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, life/AD&D, and 403(b) Retirement Plan. Short and Long-Term Disability and additional Life insurance after 1 year of service. Generous paid time off and holidays.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to

No telephone calls, please. Only those applicants who are being considered for interview will be contacted.

Special Events Office Administrator
We believe our guests select Columbus Museum of Art for their events, not only because of our outstanding venue, but because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences. We are currently seeking a full-time office administrator for our Events Team.

The Special Events Office Administrator must be a highly motivated individual who is eager and ready to assist our efforts by acting as liaison between the special events team, clients, inquiries, and CMA team members. This position has been created to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of clients and guests as well as to provide administrative support to our internal team of Event Managers.

The ideal candidate has a friendly and outgoing demeanor, the ability to learn new computer programs, and can multitask and complete projects in a timely manner. This person should demonstrate exceptional customer service and problem solving skills. Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, be a team player, and be meticulous and organized. Experience with special events and/or catering preferred.

Job duties include:

  • • Answering and directing phone calls and emails to appropriate parties;
  • • Filter urgency of calls and voicemails, and work to ensure client satisfaction;
  • • Managing invoicing and office budgets;
  • • Managing CMA’s event spaces calendar;
  • • Developing and distributing weekly event packet to relevant parties;
  • • Assists with supplies inventories and places orders as needed;
  • • Executing smaller internal events, as needed.


  • • High School Diploma plus two to three years’ experience in a professional office environment.  Special Events and/or catering experience preferred.
  • • Must be able to prioritize and plan workload efficiently.
  • • Highly organized and self-motivated; capable of efficiently and effectively managing a wide range of tasks and objectives.
  • • A “service driven” and “can do” attitude.
  • • Must be able to work well under pressure.
  • • Flexibility and commitment to the job at hand is critical.
  • • Must be able to work nights and weekends, as well as 8+ hour shifts as needed.

This position is full-time.  Schedule is generally Monday – Friday, but nights and weekends may be occasionally required.  Rate is $15 per hour, paid bi-weekly.  Benefits include health, vision, dental, life/AD&D, and 403(b) Retirement Plan.  Short and Long-Term Disability and additional Life insurance after 1 year of service.  Generous vacation and sick time plus paid holidays.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to

No telephone calls, please.  Only those applicants who are being considered for interview will be contacted.

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.