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Current Job Openings at Columbus Museum of Art

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Manager of Special Events Operations

Columbus Museum of Art is seeking qualified candidates for Manager of Special Events Operations. The Manager of Special Events Operations is responsible for managing and coordinating the implementation of all special events (internal and external) to ensure outstanding customer service while maintaining company procedures and compliance with company policies. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for ensuring all details of the operations of special events are run in an efficient and coordinated manner. Strategizing potential conflicts and resolving issues.
  2. Concise communication to all related parties regarding events and activities in the museum and timely updates of that information is critical.
  3. Manage the partnership between external caterers and CMA.
  4. Oversee operations meetings.
  5. Maintain the master schedule of all activities which includes coordination of the use of the Museums’ facilities (meeting rooms, galleries, public spaces) with Office Administrator.
  6. Adheres to all federal, state, and local laws governing food, beverage and alcohol sale, and service.
  7. In coordination with the Manager of Special Events Sales, track event leads, maintain electronic CRM, and report monthly departmental data. 
  8. Ensure records are maintained and purchase orders are in compliance with museum procedures.
  9. Budget, forecast, and analyze income and expenditures to increase special event profitability with the Special Events Leadership team.
  10. Jointly, with Manager of Special Event Sales & Executive Deputy Director of Finance and Administration, develop pricing for internal and external clients.
  11. Grow and maintain optimal vendor relations to increase profit and client satisfaction.
  12. Work directly with CMA staff regarding internal and member events and work with auxiliary groups regarding internal and external events.
  13. Manage CMA equipment and cost of goods bar inventory.
  14. Assists in hiring, scheduling, and training all Special Events contingent staff.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  2. Minimum of three years of catering, banquet, food and beverage, conference services or a related field is required.
  3. Ability to work without close supervision, handle pressure situations and multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work irregular hours when necessary.
  4. Strong organizational and communications skills.
  5. Excellent computer and typing skills a must. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Work and Excel.
  6. Strong customer service background.

Uniform Requirements: 
Generally business casual; appropriate business attire for client meetings and tours.

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:
Generally quiet office environment.  Occasional work in high traffic kitchen/banquet setting, in/out of elevators and loading dock areas where noise levels may be moderate to loud.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to  Only those individuals considered for interview will be contacted. The position is full-time with benefits. Salary range is $45,000 – $48,000 annually. Columbus Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.