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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 job opportunities at Columbus Museum of Art, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking an energetic professional with a “can do” attitude to join its Development Team as an Assistant Fundraiser. This position will support CMA’s fundraising efforts including professional, accurate and timely administrative duties, as well as the application of fundraising skills in a fast-paced environment.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or minimum of three years’ experience handling a wide range of support related tasks in a nonprofit fundraising environment. Command of word processing, EXCEL and database software is essential. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or a similar database is preferred.

This position requires strong organizational and management skills, strong analytical skills and effective oral and written skills. Must be able to identify and solve problems. We are seeking a candidate with a willingness to increase knowledge and skills through on-going training, the ability to work independently with minimal direction, and the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization, including staff, trustees, donors, volunteers and members. This individual must be professional, diplomatic and discrete in handling sensitive and confidential information.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Support of fundraising activities including donor communications, Raiser’s Edge data entry and reporting, as well as other administrative office tasks and functions.
  2. Manage fulfillment of solicitation, cultivation and stewardship mailings, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of correspondence.
  3. Work closely with database staff to ensure accuracy of the database, including but not limited to, membership fulfillments and prospect entry.
  4. Assist with campaigns, donor and member events and prospect research.
  5. In coordination with the Development Operations Coordinator, assist in maintaining the Donor Wall on a regular schedule.
  6. Manage membership and admission giveaways for charitable events in the community.
  7. Record, compile and distribute minutes for meetings.
  8. Provide excellent service for donors and members.
  9. Additional duties as assigned.

This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous paid time off and holidays.

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