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Current Job Openings at the Columbus Museum of Art

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

Teen Mentor

The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking a part-time Teen Mentor.  This position will work up to 12 hours per week, and must be available Thursday evenings 3:00pm-9:00pm. The rate for this position is $12.50 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Teen Mentor will report to the Teen Programs Coordinator. This position will be responsible for facilitating teen drop-in nights on Thursdays at CMA as part of the Surge Columbus network. Included in these duties are mentoring and coaching teens, setting up the Innovation Lab and Studio for teen drop-in evenings at CMA, and monitoring spaces, attendance and documentation of teen making, thinking, and growth. This position will also assist in the marketing and promotion of Surge Columbus, developing and facilitating workshops, making connections with partner organizations and guest presenters, assisting with visioning for CMA drop-in nights, and other duties as needed.


  1. Current enrollment in an undergraduate program in the arts (studio art, art education, music, performance), or recent graduate in an undergraduate arts degree preferred.  Other undergraduate degrees may be considered.
  2. Audio/sound editing and production skills required, including Garage Band and Logic Pro. Experience working with digital media, especially gaming culture, trends and development, preferred.
  3. Experience and passion for mentoring and working with teens.
  4. Excellent communication, people, and problem-solving skills.
  5. Positive attitude and sense of humor.
  6. Willingness to be flexible with work schedule to accommodate programs.
  7. Must have reliable transportation.

To apply, email resume to or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

Studio Programs and Outreach Coordinator (Part-time)

The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking a Studio Programs and Outreach Coordinator for its Learning Department.  This position will report to the Manager for Studio Initiatives.  This is a part-time position working 20-24 hours per week, except in June, July and August, when hours may increase to 35 hours per week.  Compensation is $12.00 per hour.

  • The Studio Programs and Outreach Coordinator will assist the Manager for Studio Initiatives with program preparation, execution and reflection for all studio programs including:  CMA Birthday Parties (Thematic and imaginative experience with hands-on gallery games and art-making);  Doodles (a family friendly drop-in program with a new art project each month);  Studio Thinking Workshops (hands-on workshops designed to encourage studio habits of mind);  Connector Series (a participatory visiting artist series);  and Summer Art Workshops (weeklong day camps for Pre K – 8th grade).
  • This individual will also plan projects and lead workshops for Museum on the Move community outreach programs, primarily during the summer.  Assists in scheduling events and invoicing partners.
  • Facilitate Birthday Parties, Doodles and Studio Thinking Workshops on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist in the marketing and promotion of studio programs, in the form of flyer drops, social media, handouts, etc.
  • Aid in observation and documentation of studio programs.
  • Organize and maintain the Studio space, coordinating with maintenance staff as needed.
  • Order supplies; pick up supplies from vendors; and track supply upkeep.

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in studio art, art education, or art history.  Some experience with studio art is required.  Must be able to communicate and work with staff and non-museum professionals (such as teachers) on collaborative projects.  Must have experience working with children and families.  This position requires a demonstrated ability to interact with visitors of all ages in a friendly, professional, and enthusiastic manner.  Must be flexible with work schedule, including weekends and evenings, in order to accommodate programs.

The Studio Programs and Outreach Coordinator must demonstrate the ability to think creatively while also keeping organized and thinking strategically about programming.  Must be able to effectively supervise interns and work with contingent staff.  Must have excellent computer skills, including Adobe Creative Suite for the creation of studio program handouts, signs, etc.

Must have a valid Driver License, reliable transportation, and ability to drive a large Van as needed.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to or by mail to Attn: Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480  E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio  43215.  No telephone calls, please.

Internship Opportunities at the Columbus Museum of Art

An internship at the Columbus Museum of Art provides college undergraduate and graduate students with practical work experience and in-depth training in the museum profession. While working under the supervision of one of the Museum’s professional staff members, interns contribute to projects, gain insight into the functions of individual departments, and learn about the Museum’s various collections, exhibitions, and programs for visitors.

Internship opportunities may be available in these departments.

(Although internship opportunities are regularly available in many departments, not all will have positions available every quarter.)

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.)

Education: Find out how the museum connects the visitor with the art. Gain hands-on experience with one of a variety of programs dealing with families, students, tours, adults, exhibitions, and more.

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.