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Current Job Openings at Columbus Museum of Art

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Second Shift Maintenance Technician  
Columbus Museum of Art is seeking a Full-Time Maintenance Technician for a 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Tuesday – Saturday schedule. 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  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 premise 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.

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. Criminal background check required.

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, e-mail resume to or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. NO TELEPHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

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.