Job Opportunities

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 jobs at Columbus Museum of Art, an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-time Sales Associate

Columbus Museum of Art is seeking vibrant, self-motivated part-time sales associates for its Museum Store.  This position will offer exemplary front-line customer service to all museum visitors, including offering product knowledge and information that relates sales items to the museum’s mission while maintaining aesthetically pleasing displays.   24 Hours Per week.  $10 per hour.  Weekend work required. 

Duties and Responsibilities include: 

  1. Ensure that customers feel welcome and engaged, leading to potential future support of the museum.
  2. Facilitate sales process, create and maintain environment that ensures excellent customer service for visitors and internal customers. Create an exciting, enjoyable shopping environment (well stocked, beautifully merchandised, organized and clean).
  3. Assist customers in the selection and purchase of merchandise using an outgoing, friendly manner. Using a proactive approach, ensure that customers are aware of exhibition-related merchandise, special sales, and/or events. Assist customers with special needs and special orders.
  4. Ensure merchandise is well-stocked and displayed as advantageously as possible. Maintain excellent knowledge of merchandise, including artists’ information, price points, and general stock levels including that of merchandise on the sales floor as well as in back stock located in the basement.
  5. Process phone and web orders for payment and shipping including CMA catalogues and general shop merchandise.
  6. Keep all areas of shop clean and well-organized. Work with Housekeeping as needed.
  7. Maintain awareness and understanding of all special programs and exhibitions at the museum.
  8. Assist with receiving incoming merchandise and pricing of merchandise.
  9. Notify management of the need for merchandise re-orders as well as customer requests that cannot currently be fulfilled.
  10. Understand and facilitate end-of-day closing procedures.
  11. Assist with CMA Store and ShopMuse websites to update and maintain inventories.
  12. Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Museum Store Manager.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  1. Prior retail experience, including POS system and cash-handling.
  2. Demonstrate an enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, motivated and proactive demeanor.
  3. Ability to work without close supervision, handle pressure situations and multiple priorities, meet deadlines and show a willingness to work irregular hours.
  4. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  5. Strong relationship building; strong interpersonal skills
  6. Work effectively with CMA staff members, departments and management teams.
  7. Perform accurate and timely completion of all assigned duties and tasks pertaining to areas of responsibility.
  8. Professional and mature attitude and dem

To apply, send resume to  Only those applicants considered for interview will be contacted.  No telephone calls, please.

Summer Art Workshop Call for Proposals

Columbus Museum of Art is looking for artists, educators, and creative professionals to instruct week-long workshops for the summer of 2020.

You will need to be available to teach Monday to Friday during at least one of these weeks:
• June 8-12
• June 15-19
• June 22-26
• July 13-17
• July 20-24

Workshop instructors must:
Exhibit Friendly Professionalism: You should be able to greet parents warmly each day and talk about the workshop clearly. You are expected to message the CMA philosophy and let parents know that their children are in good, safe hands.

Be Playful: You should be willing to get messy, act silly, and enjoy the company of children.

Be Energetic: You must be ready to spend hours helping children bring their imaginations to life. This includes exploring art, playing outside, and trying new things. This time can be physically and mentally demanding.

Successful workshop proposals will include the following:
Big Ideas: Each workshop should be themed around one big idea, such as “Haunted Houses” or “Super Heroes.” The theme should not be media focused. These themes should be obviously inclusive, enticing, and appropriate for the specified age group, and leave plenty of room for creative exploration.

Experiment with Media: Workshops should break the boundaries of traditional art media in some way. This may mean incorporating theater into your workshop, painting with plungers, or using green screen technology, etc.

Explore the Museum: Workshops should take advantage of CMA’s world class collection to explore and inspire your workshop.

Play: There should be many opportunities for students to play, experiment, and take risks. Allow time for exploration, discovery, idea development, reflection, mistakes, and having fun.

Group Learning: Find ways for students collaborate and learn from one another.

Applications for summer of 2020 are due November 1, 2019.
Submit your proposal here. 

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.