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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.

Development Database Manager

The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking an organized and deadline-oriented individual to manage its Raiser’s Edge Database for the Development and other museum departments. This position is responsible for data structure, supervision, data retrieval, policies & procedures, security, data entry quality control, and training regarding the Raiser’s Edge database.   The Database Manager will also provide tactical solutions for implementation of tasks related to the database.

Professional Responsibilities

  1. Manage the data structure within Raiser’s Edge for core Development operations, including, but not limited to: Tracking Revenue, Membership, Prospect Management, Board Activity, Capital Campaign, and Community Outreach.
  2. Supervise Database Coordinator and/or other Development data entry staff.
  3. Create Reporting, Data Retrieval and Mailing List structure for standard Development processes.
  4. Write all Policies & Procedures for entry, reporting, mailing lists, and quality control for Development and other data entry staff. This will require an audit of current systems.
  5. Create ad hoc reporting as needed.
  6. Responsible for internal Database security.
  7. Partner with other departments to determine feasibility of expanding Raiser’s Edge usage for specific projects.
  8. Provide data structure, data entry, standard reporting, and list management procedures for Non-Development Raiser’s Edge projects, including use of SPARK reservation system.
  9. Train all museum staff in general Raiser’s Edge usage as well as provide detailed, project specific training.
  10. Provide tactical solutions for process implementation above and beyond, but related to, the Raiser’s Edge (i.e. membership cards, balancing with Finance, etc.).
  11. Support fundraising and donor events.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

Professional Requirements

  1. BA/BS degree preferred.
  2. Five (5) to seven (7) years Development Information System experience.
  3. Minimum three (3) years supervisory experience.
  4. Experience with Raiser’s Edge Fundraising Software (version 7.0 or higher).
  5. Professional demeanor.
  6. Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  7. Must be a team player, able to work effectively with others.
  8. Must be committed to abide by a strict code of confidentiality.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with the ability to take initiative, work independently and be accountable. Must be resourceful with the ability to think “outside the box” to find creative and effective means for meeting goals. The Database Manager must be a problem-solver and be capable of finding solutions to challenges and obstacles. Must have a commitment to be a life-long learner and take initiative to learn new skills, techniques, and ways to accomplish projects and goals.

This is a full-time position. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability, and 403(b) Retirement Plan. Generous paid time off and holidays.

To apply for this position, e-mail cover letter, resume, and three professional references to or mail to Attn: Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.   No telephone calls, please. Applications must be received by January 19, 2015.   Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Maintenance Technician
The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician. Working under the supervision of the Facilities Operation Manager, the maintenance technician is responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks. Prioritizes and responds to Maintenance Request Tickets on a thorough and timely basis. Works closely with Facilities Support Team and performs general cleaning as assigned.

Essential functions of this position include:

  1. Inspection of buildings and equipment to detect malfunctions and needed repairs. Coordinates with Facilities Operation Manager to schedule preventive maintenance and repairs.
  2. Accompanies outside vendors who are on premises to conduct systems repairs and maintenance.
  3. Conducts inspections and makes necessary repairs to roofs, exterior and interior structures, lighting and fixtures, hot and cold water piping, lavatory fixtures and refrigeration.
  4. Performs minor electrical maintenance to include by not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses, cords, switches and outlets using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools.
  5. Performs minor plumbing maintenance (replacement or repair of leaks in drains and faucets, unclogging of drains, etc.).
  6. Performs minor painting, carpentry and masonry work (drywall repairs, preparing surfaces and using brush, sprayer or roller to apply paints, stains and varnishes).
  7. Reconfigures, installs, positions, and remounts modular offices and space (e.g. furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space. Correctly uses dollies and hand trucks as needed.
  8. Collects recycling from bins throughout the facility and places them in correct containers for pick-up.
  9. Repair and maintain exterior curbing and walkways. Performs landscaping and snow removal duties as required.
  10. Maintains inventory and orders supplies as needed.

This position generally works a Sunday through Thursday work schedule from 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM daily. Work schedules may change on either a temporary or permanent basis, however, based on the needs of the institution.

The ideal candidate will have a High School diploma or equivalent, proven knowledge of operations, maintenance and preventative maintenance programs for heating, cooling and ventilating, basic electrical, plumbing and general mechanical systems. Must be skilled in handling hand and power tools. Vocational training a plus. Minimum of three years of maintenance experience required. Must be dependable. Must arrive on time as scheduled and work independently without direct supervision. Must have a professional attitude and appearance.

To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the maintenance technician must be able to stand, walk, sit, use hands to touch, handle or feel, raise hands and arms in reaching motion, talk and hear. May occasionally need to climb ladder and step ladder, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, taste or smell. May frequently have to lift up to 50 lbs. and push/pull up to 100 lbs. Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus are necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The work environment is generally quiet with occasional moderate to loud noise levels. Work may be required outside for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions. May occasionally operate heavy equipment creating exposure from vibration from a shaking object or surface. Will occasionally work in high, precarious places or near moving mechanical parts. Work may be required near high voltage equipment or circuits. Occasional exposure to paints, solvents, chemicals, fumes or airborne particles. Personal protective equipment provided.

To apply, send resume to or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. No telephone calls, please.


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.