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Current Job Openings at Columbus Museum of Art

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Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow

Position Summary:
The Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow will provide curatorial, administrative, and research assistance to the museum’s curatorial staff in support of the Curatorial Department’s ongoing programs. Working in a small team environment, the Fellow will work closely with the Head of Exhibitions on public programs, permanent collection matters, exhibitions, and publications.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in the research, development, and implementation of exhibitions organized by the Museum and its curators, particularly in the areas of modern and contemporary art.
• This may include drafting exhibition-related texts, as well as coordination of checklists, loan paperwork, written correspondence, photography and other forms of documentation.
• Lead the development and coordination of selected public programs. Alongside internal
museum colleagues, this may involve coordination with local colleagues and other outside partners.
• Assist in the development and coordination of exhibition-related publications, including communication with authors, editors, designers, and publishing houses.
• Assist in maintaining documentary files and answer research inquiries about collections and exhibitions.
• Attend Committee on Collections meetings, take minutes, and provides administrative and logistical support for meetings.
• Oversee and manage interns within the curatorial department.
• Provide guest curators with in-house curatorial support.
• Assist curators in the management of the permanent collection including installations, loans, labels, and text panels.
• Provide curatorial support for the Museum’s docent and educational programs as needed.
• Serve as liaison to donors and collectors as needed.
• Communicate across departments to ensure that Marketing, Development, and
• Learning departments have access to necessary information as needed on exhibitions, programming, and collections.
• Assist curatorial staff with administrative duties as requested.

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in art history or related discipline required, PhD preferred.
• Relevant previous museum or gallery experience preferred.
• Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and maintain attention to detail
• Proficiency with standard office applications and aptitude to learn CMA’s collection management software.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Performance Standards:
The Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow is expected to be:
• Professional in the performance of their duties
• Efficient and accurate in their work
• A team player who works well with a variety of staff and volunteers
• A skilled communicator comfortable engaging with a range of audiences
• Willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed.

Physical Demands:
The Museum is happy to offer reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities, but candidates will need to see, talk, hear, and manipulate computer software. The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibilities and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work duties and requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

The Columbus Museum of Art maintains a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment practices and decisions, ensuring equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, including gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, reproductive health decisions, marital status, arrest and court record, citizenship, credit history, military service, victim of domestic or sexual abuse status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This applies to both Columbus Museum of Art employees and applicants for employment with the Museum. Any form of harassment of any employee because of any protected status is also prohibited.

Interested candidates may apply here

 

Banquet Manager of Special Events

Job Summary:
The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking professional, dynamic, and skilled candidates for the position of Banquet Manager of Special Events. This role is responsible for the execution of Special Events. This critical position functions as the liaison between clients and the museum, during special events. This position is responsible for the communication between the serving and kitchen teams and Event Managers.

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Managing and maintaining CMA service standards, while adhering to all federal, state, and local laws governing the sale and service of liquor and food service standards.
2. Responsible for supervising servers, bartenders and utility associates and ensuring that they possess professional appearance and demeanor.
3. Oversee special event functions including set-up, teardown, staffing, and food service. Ensures protection of galleries while providing oversight of crowd control.
4. Manages all rental items used at events including checking accuracy of all deliveries, return of rental items, and record keeping related to breakage.
5. Equipment maintenance, storage organization and monthly inventories.
6. Responsible for maintaining beverage product inventory and communicating the need of supplies such as plastic and paper products.
7. Assisting with the scheduling, training and protocol development for the serving and bar staff
8. Act as the liaison between the catering teams and Event Managers

Qualifications:
• Minimum of three years of catering, banquet, food and beverage, conference services or a related field is required.
• Serve-Safe Certified
• Ability to work without close supervision, handle pressure situations and multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work irregular hours when necessary.
• Ability to work weekends.
• Strong organizational and communications skills.
• Ability to solve problems quickly and come up with efficient, creative solutions
• Strong customer service background.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. Must be able to use hands to touch, handle and feel. Must be able to see and distinguish colors. Must be able to lift fifty pounds, assist with handling tables and chairs or carry heavy food laden trays if necessary. Must be able to taste and smell. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment:
Expect a cooperative, team-focused environment working directly with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. All work is focused on providing a positive visitor experience.

The Columbus Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Interested candidates may apply here

 

Gallery Associates

Gallery Associates at The Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) serve a dual role to maintain safety and ensure a positive visitor experience. Candidates for this position will enjoy helping people, learning new skills, and promoting the philosophies and values of CMA.
Ability to work flexible schedule for this position is required. Schedule may include: weekday, weekend, day and evening hours. Work schedules are created two weeks in advance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain safety of people and art in museum galleries and spaces.
• Communicate with visitors in a direct, friendly and respectful manner.
• Monitoring galleries on foot, reporting any potential issues appropriately.
• Project an attitude of openness and access to all visitors.
• Initiate dialogue with visitors and answer questions to promote a friendly and engaged gallery experience.
• Communicates proactively regarding potential safety issues or hazards; reports promptly any incidents or issues.

Qualifications:
• Friendly, empathetic, and positive attitude
• Ability to assert oneself to enforce policies; can manage crowds and lines in a professional manner
• Reliable and dependable
• Must be able to work a variable work schedule including evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays

Work Environment:
Expect a cooperative, team-focused environment working directly with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. All work is focused on providing a positive visitor experience.
Columbus Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Interested candidates may apply here

 

Visitor Experience Supervisor

Visitor Experience (VE) Supervisor provides leadership in the dual role of maintaining safety while ensuring a positive visitor experience throughout the museum. The VE Supervisor is a leader to the VE team for day-to-day operations. The VE Supervisor ensures the highest level of customer service and safety for CMA.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Monitor gallery and visitor desk coverage, provide break support, set and manage the daily VE Associate assignments, lead team touch base, open and close the Museum.
• Directly responsible for the physical safety and security of the museum and the people in it.
• Must be able to handle stress in an emergency or unknown situation and react calmly and appropriately according to museum policies and procedures.
• Maintain safety of people and art in museum galleries and spaces.
• Serve as the first responder for incidents including injuries, emergency procedures, and de-escalation of upset visitors.
• Communicate in a respectful and professional manner at all times.
• Ensures all staff, visitors and vendors are registered properly before entering secure areas of the property.
• Assist in managing sales including admission, membership purchase/renewal/upgrade, and program registrations.

Qualifications:
• Must have supervisory and customer service experience.
• Ability to assert oneself to enforce policies; can manage crowds and lines in a professional manner.
• Experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: educational/teaching, visitor/customer service or facility safety.
• Highly responsible, reliable, proactive, trustworthy, self-motivated and detail oriented.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule with ability to work weekends, evenings and occasional holidays.
• Is a leader; is comfortable making decisions and upholding procedures; able to identify issues and find solutions.

Work Environment:
Expect a cooperative, team-focused environment working directly with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. All work is focused on providing a positive visitor experience.

Columbus Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Interested candidates may apply here

 

Event Staff

The Columbus Museum of Art is looking for highly qualified candidates with excellent customer service, interpersonal and event skills to work in a variety of roles on our Special Events Team.

Event Staff are responsible for working under the instructions of an Event Manager, assuming the role of welcoming guests, serving food, bartending, event set-up or clean up dependent upon event support needed.

Event Staff Responsibilities:
• Ensuring excellent levels of customer service
• Assuming the role of receiving and welcoming guests
• Setting up venues for events
• Ensuring the event space is clean and set up according to event plans
• Adhering to event safety standards
• Setting up lighting and sound equipment, if needed
• Working at a food stations, serving food and drinks
• If qualified, provide bar service
• Supporting event shut down procedures
• Packing up equipment when the event is completed

Event Staff Requirements:
• Outstanding organizational skills
• Diligence and attention to detail
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and a friendly demeanor
• Excellent communications skills
• Physical stamina and high energy levels
• Good problem-solving skills
• Ability to work well under stress
• Excellent multi-tasking ability
• Conflict management skills

Qualifications:
• High School degree
• Experience in special events or food service industry
• Exceptional customer service experience, skills
• Flexibility to work longer hours and weekends, based on special event schedule

Performance Standards:
• High degree of confidentiality
• Work effectively with management and staff
• Professional and mature attitude and appearance
• Candidate should be quality and service oriented
• This role requires physical stamina and high energy levels.

Columbus Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Interested candidates may apply here

 

Line Cooks

The Columbus Museum of Art is currently seeking Line Cooks to join our Café team. We are looking for highly qualified candidates with excellent line cooking skills and customer service skills. We take pride in what we serve to our Museum visitors and in how we serve food to them. We’re looking for candidates to join our Café Team!

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Prepare all menu items daily for Cafe.
2. Report food, beverage and supply needs to the Chef for ordering on a timely basis, daily, if needed.
3. Responsible for the orderliness, cleanliness and sanitation of Café food prep work areas.

Qualifications:
1. High school diploma required.
2. Professional cooking experience in restaurants and catering.
3. Appreciate and understand the purpose, mission of the Museum.
4. Quality and service oriented.
5. Exhibit professionalism in attire, work habits and communication.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. Must be able to use hand to touch, handle and feel in process of cooking. Must be able to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must be able to lift 10 to 25 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:
Work environment is a busy kitchen setting. Staff member must handle knives, dishes and heavy pots and pans, some of which may be hot. Work environment has quiet to moderate noise levels.

Interested candidates may apply here

 

Maintenance Utility Technician

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Conducts inspections and makes necessary repairs to roofs, exterior and interior structures, lighting and fixtures, hot and cold water piping, lavatory fixtures and refrigeration.
2. Perform maintenance duties under the supervision of Facilities Director for HVAC, electrical and plumbing equipment in order to assure reliable, efficient and long-term results.
3. Perform general maintenance such as carpentry, painting, drywall repairs, snow removal and landscape duties as required.
4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. High School graduate or equivalent.
2. Proven knowledge of operations, maintenance and preventative maintenance programs for heating, cooling and ventilating, electrical, plumbing and general mechanical responsibilities as normally acquired through High School or Vocational School.
3. Minimum three years related experience.

Performance Standards:
Must be dependable. Must be able to work a flexible schedule. Must arrive on time and work without direct supervision. Strong mechanical aptitude. Accurate and timely completion of assigned tasks. Professional attitude and appearance.

Interested candidates may apply here

 

Internship Opportunities

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