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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 Gallery Attendant position is part-time, scheduled 10-29 hours per week. 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.

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

 

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.

 

Pay rate: $14.00 per hour

 

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.

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate opening for a full-time and part-time Utility (BOH) in the Terrace Café and museum kitchen. The full-time position is scheduled 40 hours per week, the part-time position will be scheduled 15-29 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. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & 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
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS

High school graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required. A flexible schedule and the 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 is highly desired. Previous work in food service is a plus.

 

Pay rate: $15.75 - $17.10 per hour

 

TO APPLY

Apply for Utility (BOH) using the link below:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=466649&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.

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum has immediate opening for a full-time Utility (Back-of-House) employee in the Terrace Café and museum kitchen. This position will be scheduled 40 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. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & 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
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS

High school graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required. A flexible schedule and the 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 is highly desired. Previous work in food service is a plus.

 

Pay rate: $17.10 per hour

 

TO APPLY

Apply for Utility (BOH) using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=488157&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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 seeks applicants for an 18-month fellowship position supporting the Art Bridges Cohort Program, which is committed to multi-year exhibition partnerships among museums nationwide. The initiative builds on Art Bridges’ mission to expand access to American art across the United States and to empower museums to broaden traditional definitions of American art. This Art Bridges Fellow position offers a motivated individual the opportunity to gain curatorial and museum education experience in an art museum.

The successful candidate will be the staff lead, working specifically with Curatorial and Learning & Interpretation Divisions, on the development and implementation of the Art Bridges Cohort Program and related loans, exhibitions, and public programs.

The candidate will:

  • Explore the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collections and work with museum staff to determine possible themes for the cohort project/exhibition, drawing from the strengths of each cohort museum’s collection.
  • Engage with our Cohort Museum Partners, Community Partners, and Cincinnati Art Museum staff to identify cohort partner loan program themes/projects.
  • Work with Visitor Research and Evaluation Department to craft visitor research tools to determine visitor interest and engagement with possible cohort partnership exhibition themes.
  • Collaborate with Cohort partners to finalize the loan projects.
  • Working with cohort museum partners, develop and implement innovative interpretation for cohort projects. This will include:
    • Researching and gathering scholarship on objects to be included in the loan program.
    • Possibly engage in label writing and the possible development of interpretive tools and digital learning components.
  • Working with cohort museum partners, develop and implement public programs for a variety of audiences to support the interpretation of the cohort project.
  • Successfully open the cohort loan projects/exhibition.

The Art Bridges Fellows Program is dedicated to creating diverse museum leadership with a national cohort of emerging professionals and mentors. Through the Art Bridges Fellows program, the foundation will establish deep career pathways for people with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and offer new models for fellowship roles within museums.

The Art Bridges Fellow will attend two annual Art Bridges convenings in Bentonville, Arkansas, including a month-long residency and orientation.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, American History, Museum Education or a related field.
  • A strong knowledge of American art
  • At least one year of experience (preferred) working in a curatorial or museum education/interpretation department.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) in the field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer experience (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, collections database software, etc.).
  • Strong research and library skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • The ability to read, analyze and interpret artworks and documents.
  • The ability to write business correspondence and lucid art history.
  • Ability to follow protocols in handling works of art with care.

 

Candidates should be able to:

  • Cooperate with co-workers to accomplish goals as a team.
  • Demonstrate respect for co-workers and museum visitors.
  • Provide excellent service to museum stakeholders and portray a positive and professional image of the Cincinnati Art Museum.
  • Travel locally and regionally.
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold professional standards.
  • Follow Cincinnati Art Museum protocols, procedures, rules and policies.
  • The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm for the museum profession and a proven ability to work successfully, independently as well as with others, to achieve strategic institutional objectives.

 

Salary range: $41,000 - $43,000

Please submit: Cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample not to exceed 1,000 words.

 

TO APPLY

Apply for the Art Bridges Fellow position using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=489938&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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 an opening for one full-time temporary Summer Camp Instructor for the summer of 2024. The Summer Camp Instructors work closely as a team of three, along with an intern and part-time high school volunteers to create and facilitate a fun and educational art summer camp. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Gallery and Accessibility Programs, and Assistant Director of Interpretive Programming.

The Summer Camp Instructors write art education lesson plans, co-teach, and facilitate art-making activities in the art studio and lead interactive gallery activities in the museum for children ages 6–12. The Instructors also oversee day-to-day camp operations including communication with parents, supervising before- and/or after-care, facilitating student check-in and check-out, and ordering, preparing, cleaning, and organizing supplies.

Date of assignment: Summer 2024, 10 weeks between Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, August 19. The week of Monday, July 1–Friday, July 5 is a break between camp sessions for camp staff.

This position is scheduled for 35 hours per week and must work between 7:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for eight weeks of camp plus two weeks of training. Training days are Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, June 7.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Summer Camp Instructors have these primary responsibilities:

  • Help coordinate, develop, and implement the art museum’s summer camp in close collaboration with the Assistant Director of Accessibility and Gallery Programs and Assistant Director of Interpretive Programming.
  • Write lesson plans for ages 6–12 based on a predetermined theme.
  • Prepare and facilitate meaningful art-making experiences for children ages 6–12.
  • Work to engage all children with the museum’s collection and exhibitions through leading interactive experiences in the galleries and art studio.
  • Order, organize, and clean supplies and maintain the art studio so that it operates efficiently and is hazard-free.
  • Communicate with parents/caregivers about their children’s registration, health, or behavioral issues.
  • Facilitate the proper check-in and/or check-out process for each child.
  • Supervise children in before- and/or after-care.
  • Cooperate in a teamwork fashion with all co-workers to accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrate respect and dignity to co-workers, parents/caregivers, students, and visitors.
  • Provide excellence in service and portrays a positive and professional image of the Cincinnati Art Museum.
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold professional standards.
  • Follow Cincinnati Art Museum protocols, procedures, rules, and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Learning & Interpretation Division.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • BA in art education, fine art, museum education, or related field preferred. (Students working toward their degree in one of these fields are also encouraged to apply.)
  • Previous experience leading educational art-making activities and managing a classroom with children ages 6–12 is necessary.
  • Previous education, art, and/or museum experience is an advantage.
  • The position requires excellent classroom management and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with both children and adults, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with volunteers and other professionals.
  • Please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample lesson plan.

 

Pay Rate: $15.12 an hour

 

TO APPLY

Apply for Summer Camp Instructors using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=490355&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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 Support Team (FST) Member in the Facility department. This position includes benefits and is scheduled for 40 hours per week and will require availability for some nights and weekends.

The FST 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.

 

Pay Rate: $17.10 per hour

 

TO APPLY

Apply for Facility Support 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=490897&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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 opening for a full-time Line Cook/Utility worker in the Terrace Café and museum kitchen. This position will be scheduled 40 hours per week.

The professional Line Cook/Utility will prepare food to the café specifications and to set up stations for menu, as well as prepare food for museum events. Line cook duties will consist of assisting the head chef and back of house team with their daily tasks. The successful candidate will play a key role in contributing to our daily customer satisfaction goals.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Set up and stocking stations with all necessary supplies.
  • Prepare food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat, or preparing sauces).
  • Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff.
  • Answer, report and follow head chef’s instructions.
  • Clean up station and take care of leftover food.
  • Stock inventory appropriately.
  • Prep and knife work for events.
  • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion.
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards.
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers.
  • Open to working dish shifts if necessary.
  • Ability to speak and hear.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • High school graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness 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 is highly desired. Previous work in food service is a plus.
  • 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.

 

Pay Rate: $17.10 per hour

 

TO APPLY

Apply for Line Cook/Utility using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=493314&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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.

 

Internship Opportunities

INTERNSHIP POSITION SUMMARY

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a Visitor Research and Marketing Project Intern. This part-time paid internship will take place beginning in May 2024 and run for 12 weeks and be scheduled approximately 21 hours per week.

This internship position will contribute to multiple ongoing mission-driven projects, supporting visitor experience, and marketing initiatives. The intern’s time will be split between supporting data collection and assisting with projects in collaboration with museum teams. The internship will provide a range of research and evaluation experience, as well as general marketing and visitor service experience, to add to their resume. The intern will receive unique experiences at the museum, networking opportunities, and hands-on training.

Large-scale projects include deeper dives into visitor experience data, exhibition research, program evaluation, marketing initiatives, and more. Our data collection initiative is called COVES, the Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies, and is the same survey that is used at art and science museums nationwide, providing meaningful experience feedback for museum teams.

 

ESSENTIAL INTERNSHIP FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working under the direction of the Visitor Research Coordinator, duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the museum in collecting data.
  • Utilize research to evaluate previous guest services and future impact through recommendations and benchmarks.
  • Compilation and analysis of existing data from multiple sources. Advanced critical thinking and problem solving will be required.
  • Create comprehensive reports of project findings to present to museum teams.
  • Provide exceptional visitor experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidate must be comfortable interacting with the public, provide great customer service, and engage in active listening.
  • Intern must be a team player who can work with a diverse group of staff and volunteers.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Must be available to work on weekends as needed.

 

TO APPLY

Apply for the Visitor Research and Marketing Project Internship using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=488055&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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.

 

INTERNSHIP POSITION SUMMARY

The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for a part-time Human Resources (HR) Intern for the summer of 2024. The HR Intern will work closely with the Director of Human Resources and HR Coordinator to learn the daily operations of a human resources department. The HR Intern will perform daily administrative HR functions, assist in onboarding, recruitment, and interviewing.

 

ESSENTIAL INTERNSHIP FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the HR Coordinator, duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, scan, and maintain employee records.
  • Assist HR team with onboarding, recruitment, and interviewing.
  • Administrative support to Director of Human Resources and HR Coordinator.
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold professional standards.
  • Follow Cincinnati Art Museum protocols, procedures, rules, and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate in human resources, organizational management and/or development, or related field preferred.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Pay Rate: $12.00 - $15.00 an hour

 

TO APPLY

Apply for Human Resources Intern using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=347b7c9b-5aac-4d96-ab81-3b32a60f7052&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=492070&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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.

 

 

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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