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Employment & Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The museum continually seeks to hire friendly, dynamic, and talented individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds to join our team. We greatly value expertise and skills gained at the museum and encourage professional development and career growth.

Due to the high volume of responses to our employment listings, we regret that we cannot contact every job applicant. If a strong potential match is found, the Human Resources Department will contact you to request further information or schedule an interview.

Current Job Openings

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate openings for part-time Servers in the Museum's Terrace Café and Event Catering Department.  The Terrace Cafe is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 am to 3 pm daily.  The Terrace Cafe also has hours on Thursday night from 4 pm to 8 pm.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

Working under the direction of the Cafe Manager, duties include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Serve food and beverages to guests.
  • Explain to guests about menu items.
  • Clean and prepare the dining areas.
  • Greet and make all guests feel welcome at the restaurant.
  • Respond to guest inquiries and requests in a timely fashion.
  • Perform other restaurant duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS

Previous experience in customer service, food service, or other related fields

Ability to build rapport with guests.

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Candidate must be dependable, organized, be able to meet the physical demands of position, and maintain a professional demeanor. 

Selected candidates will enjoy flexible hours, a beautiful atmosphere, and a great work environment!

TO APPLY

Apply for Terrace Cafe Server using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=385577&lang=en_US&source=CC4

An application can be filled out at the visitor services desk in the front lobby during Museum hours.
No drop-in interviews available. No phone calls please.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for a part-time Visitor Services Assistant in the Visitor Services Department. Approximately 10-20 hours per week. Ideal candidates would be available but not limited to weekend and evening shifts when needed.

Working under the direction of the Director of Visitor Experience, the part-time temporary Visitor Services Assistant will have responsibility for greeting visitors and tour groups, selling tickets and memberships, answering telephones, balancing daily deposits, gathering data for various research projects, and keeping current on Art Museum events.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Greeting visitors and tour groups.
  • Selling tickets and memberships.
  • Answering visitor’s questions in person and over the phone.
  • Balancing daily deposits.
  • Gathering data for various research projects.
  • Keeping current on Art Museum events.

Ideal candidate would able to work holiday time frames including  September 2, Thanksgiving weekend (closed on Thanksgiving) and shifts between December 21 and January 4 (closed December 25).

 

REQUIREMENTS

High School diploma or equivalent education required. Excellent customer service and communication skills are a must. Candidate must be dependable and work well with the public.

In addition, candidate must have the ability to read, examine, and interpret general business documents, effectively communicate with visitors in person and on phone calls, and present information and respond to questions from visitors. Good computer and writing skills necessary.

 

Apply for Visitor Services Assistant - PT using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=384059&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate openings for part-time (10-29 hours per week) Gallery Attendants.

POSITION SUMMARY

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a visitor friendly atmosphere
  • Monitoring artwork and museum areas to ensure safety and security
  • Monitoring alarm systems
  • Dispersing and collecting keys
  • Signing in and out contract employees and visitors
  • Answering telephones for department
  • Logging lost and found
  • Assisting security personnel in the parking lot as needed

Gallery Attendants will be required to walk and move about work location on foot, and work will include periods of standing, sitting, and use of stairs as needed. May be required to lift and/or move items of moderate weight as needed.

General work hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11am - 5pm. Additional hours may be available dependent on the times and dates of scheduled programs and events.

 

REQUIREMENTS

High School diploma or equivalent work experience required. Previous security or museum experience is a plus. Candidates must have strong customer service & interpersonal skills and possess a strong ability to work with the public. Candidates for this position should have knowledge of security practices and possess excellent organizational skills. 

Due to the essential nature of all front-line staff positions, security/gallery attendant staff must be flexible with hours, including some nights, weekends and holidays, as well as have reliable transportation to and from the Art Museum.

 

TO APPLY

Apply for Gallery Attendant - PT using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=137664&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Position open until filled. No phone calls please.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate openings for part-time Servers in the Event Catering Department. Event catering shifts will vary depending on museum events. Availability is necessary for evenings and weekends.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

Working under the direction of the Hospitality Manager, duties include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Serve food and beverages to guests.
  • Clean and prepare the dining areas.
  • Greet and make all guests feel welcome at the museum.
  • Respond to guest inquiries and requests in a timely fashion.
  • Knowledge of room setup, food safety standards, and food presentation setup.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety standards.
  • Uphold standards of service through different catering events offered.
  • Perform other catering duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Previous experience in customer service, food service, or other related fields.

Ability to build rapport with guests. 

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Candidate must be dependable, organized, be able to meet the physical demands of position, and maintain a professional demeanor. 

Must have evening and weekend availability.

Selected candidates will enjoy flexible hours, a beautiful atmosphere, and a great work environment! 

 

TO APPLY 

Apply for Event Catering Server using the link below:  

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=385584&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

Position open until filled. No phone calls please. 

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish. 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cincinnati Art Museum currently has an immediate opening for a full-time Facility Cleaning Team member in the Facility Cleaning department. This position includes benefits and is scheduled for 40 hours per week and will require availability for some nights and weekends.

The FCT member will provide overall cleaning and sanitation of the museum building and assist in other functions, such as furniture moving, item pick up and delivery to and from the museum warehouse, fulfilling special work orders, and aid in the execution of museum special events. This position works under direct and indirect supervision with a focus on maintaining the museum resulting in a clean, healthy, and safe indoor and outdoor environment for visitors and staff.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities describe the general nature of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all job functions.

  • Perform general custodial duties, including cleaning and sanitation of restrooms, galleries, office areas, café, auditoriums, entrance plaza, courtyards, dock, hallways, stairs, and outside areas when used. Empty, clean and maintain trash cans.
  • Transport, set-up, and tear down of special event furniture and accessories. Remove trash and clean up after all events.
  • Maintain floors by proper cleaning, including but not limited to vacuuming, dust mopping, damp mopping, waxing, and buffing all hard surface floors.
  • Handle appropriate supplies and products for the various job duties.
  • Handle labor intensive work orders, including but not limited to furniture moving, pickups and deliveries for CAM departments.
  • Handle outside pickups and deliveries using museum vehicles or rented equipment.
  • Perform other related job duties as required or assigned by management.

 

REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma and at least one year of experience in a related position or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates must be able to efficiently manage their work hours and responsibilities, work well independently and as a team member, and effectively communicate with their supervisor and coworkers.

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Incumbent will be required to walk and move about the entire museum on foot, and work will include long periods of standing, and use of stairs as needed.  Lifting and moving of items of moderate weight (at least 50 pounds) required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Will generally be inside the museum location. May be required to perform certain aspects of assigned duties outside of museum location. May be subject to changes in work environment due to outside weather conditions.

 

TO APPLY

Apply for Facility Cleaning Team Member using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=391864&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

Position open until filled. No phone calls please.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

 

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate opening for a part-time Utility (BOH) employee in the Terrace Café and museum kitchen. This position will be scheduled 25 hours per week. Evening and weekend availability is required.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Utility (BOH) employee will assist the kitchen team in various capacities. Utility duties will consist of assisting the head chef, line cooks, Events & Hospitality Manager, Café Supervisor, and other kitchen team members with their daily tasks. A successful candidate will play a key role in contributing to our daily customer satisfaction goals.

The Utility (BOH) employee will properly clean and sanitize all dishes, glassware, utensils, and pans; be responsible for maintaining the dish room and dish machine. Assists in cleaning other areas of the café as requested. Prepare food to the café specifications and to set up stations for menu.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Proper operation of dish machines to company and manufacturer specifications.
  • Washes and restocks all dishes, glassware, utensils, pots, and pans.
  • Segregates and removes trash and garbage and places it in designated containers.
  • Breaks down, cleans, and sanitizes the dish machine at the end of a shift in compliance with ServSafe and other safety standards.
  • Transfers supplies and equipment between storage and work areas.
  • Assists in event setup as needed.
  • Set up and stocking stations with all necessary supplies
  • Answer, report and follow executive chef or line cooks’ instructions
  • Clean up station and take care of leftover food
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
  • Ability to speak and hear
  • Close and distance vision
  • Frequently walking with some standing at times, possibly extended distances; ability to bend and climb stairs when necessary
  • Frequently lift/carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms in any direction and kneel and stoop repeatedly

 

REQUIREMENTS

High school graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required. Flexible schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends is required.

A degree in or working toward a degree in culinary arts, hospitality, or restaurant management from an accredited culinary school highly desired. Previous work in food service is a plus.

 

Apply for Utility (BOH) - PT using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=393477&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time Curatorial Assistant working directly with the museum’s Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles. The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for the research, documentation, care, exhibition, and preservation of works of art in the permanent collection, various responsibilities related to the implementation of temporary exhibitions, and organizational tasks as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working under the direction of the Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Research and document objects in the curatorial collections.
  • Assist in the development and installation of temporary exhibitions and the permanent collections.
  • Attend curatorial and exhibition planning meetings as assigned.
  • Assist with photography of permanent collection objects.
  • Work with textile conservator as needed.
  • Suggest creative and innovative methods for display and other departmental needs
  • Assist with the mounting of permanent collection objects; basic sewing skills required.
  • Assist in the acquisition of objects for the permanent collections, including research and cataloging duties as assigned.
  • Assist in writing grants to support research activities.
  • Potentially write for publications both CAM and outside professional journals.
  • Potentially give lectures to museum audiences and other appropriate venues.
  • Educate docents and volunteers with regards to the division’s collections and temporary exhibitions in coordination with curator.
  • Meet with visiting scholars to review permanent collections when appropriate.
  • Attend special events related to curatorial division activities as assigned.
  • Supervise departmental interns and volunteers as assigned.
  • Visit public and private collections as necessary. 
  • Attend meetings, lectures, and exhibitions as assigned.
  • Maintain organization of departmental files.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • B.A. in fashion history or related field; museum experience is preferred.
  • Basic sewing skills required. 
  • A proven ability to work collaboratively and successfully with others to achieve institutional objectives. 
  • Ability to manage departmental budget and order supplies. 
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and have a good working knowledge of database, word processing, and other relevant computer programs. 
  • Ability to write business correspondence, lectures, and articles; ability to effectively present information; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, collectors, dealers, personnel, visitors, and the general public. 

 

Apply for Curatorial Assistant using the link below:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=429302&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time Associate Director of Docent Learning in the museum’s Learning & Interpretation department. This position will begin January 2022 and is scheduled 35 hours per week.

The Associate Director of Docent Learning manages the training, evaluation, and recruitment of the Docents, the museum’s volunteer educators. This person is the primary liaison between the Docents and the Division of Learning & Interpretation.

The position collaborates with other division of Learning & Interpretation members to develop, implement, and evaluate the Docent-led tours and public programs (on-site and online) for adults, youth, and families at the museum (does not include staff-led public programs).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working under the direction of the Director of Learning & Interpretation, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the daily activities of the Docent Corps, including Docent communications (a weekly newsletter), Docent-led programs, training the Docents, preparation of touring materials, Docent social events, and Docent-led working groups.
  • With Learning & Interpretation staff, evaluates all Docents and fosters their educational development.
  • In collaboration with Learning & Interpretation staff, plans and implements all Docent-led programming related to both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions with measurable and intangible objectives for each program.
  • Works closely with the Docents and the Learning & Interpretation division to develop, implement, and evaluate programs that address the needs and interests of visitors with disabilities.
  • Develops and implements strategies to increase the number of new Docents, maintain diversity in the Corps, and retain current Docents.
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains a new Docent class every three years.
  • Serves as the primary staff liaison to the Docent Advisory Council. Assures the museum’s strong collaborative relationships with its Docents and provides formal and informal recognition of their contributions to the museum and its audience.
  • Manages an annual budget for the Docent Corps in consultation with the Director of Learning & Interpretation.
  • Keeps up with current practices in art museum education, gallery teaching, and Pre-K education.
  • Follows Cincinnati Art Museum policies and procedures.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in the humanities, art education, art history, museum education, or comparable work experience in the arts or education.
  • Two years of experience in public engagement in an art museum/gallery setting and some knowledge of visitor studies/educational theory.
  • Ability to lead and participate in dialogue and group discussions with staff and volunteers.
  • Enjoys working with and learning from volunteers and colleagues of all abilities, ages, and cultures.
  • Maintains a vested interest in helping other people learn about new ideas and perspectives
  • Flexible with ever-changing circumstances.
  • Knowledge of and ability to teach art history and arts engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with volunteers, colleagues/staff, and community representatives.
  • Candidates should possess strong organizational abilities, excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills, and have a good knowledge of computing, finance, and budgeting.

 

Apply for Associate Director of Docent Learning using the link below:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=429619&lang=en_US&source=CC4

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a full-time Building & Grounds Support Team Member. Working under the direction of the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, the Building & Grounds Support Team Member will have responsibility for routine and general upkeep of the Art Museum’s grounds and facilities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing general building repair and preventative maintenance. Functions would include cleaning of cooling towers and boilers, performing work orders repairs for departments, and assisting in other work projects as assigned.
  • Cleaning, painting, and making small repairs of art museum galleries and spaces as required. Will also assist in cleaning Art Museum facilities including bathrooms and offices as needed.
  • Assisting in seasonal work duties such as winter shoveling and salting of walkways and steps, spring and summer lawn mowing, weed removal, and bush trimming.
  • Assist electricians and maintenance technicians as needed.
  • Assist FST with pick-ups from the warehouses and event set-ups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Please note this position is considered essential and will be on call for emergencies as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one year of experience in building and facility maintenance or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Should have knowledge of general repair, building maintenance, and grounds keeping. Previous experience in roofing preferred.

 

Apply for Building and Grounds Support Team using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=430184&lang=en_US&source=CC4

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

Internship Opportunities

 

Educational credit may be available for internships, check with school(s) for requirements.

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status or other category protected under applicable law.

 

 

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