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Employment Opportunities

Interested in beginning or advancing a career in the arts? A variety of talents and skills are needed at the Cleveland Museum of Art. We look for dynamic, creative individuals with the knowledge and experience to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the finest comprehensive art museums in the United States.

The museum provides an exceptional opportunity for you to contribute your talents and expertise. If one of the currently posted positions is of interest to you, complete the PDF application for open positions by downloading the file to your computer, filling out the form, and submitting it by either pressing the green "Submit application via email" button on page three of the application, or by saving and sending the file as an attachment to careers [at] clevelandart.org.

For positions without an application form, please follow the instructions listed on the position detail page.

Employment opportunities at the Cleveland Museum of Art are listed below.

Protection Services

The museum’s Protection Services department seeks candidates for a fulltime customer service oriented Night Watch Person. The Night Watch Person’s position patrols the museum premises during non-business hours to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, and other dangers that might result in damage and loss. A high school diploma and a strong security background are required.

Protection Services

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Protection Services department has part-time opportunities for customer service oriented Gallery Guards.  The Gallery Guard provides assistance and simple directions to visitors as well as protecting the Museum’s collection, staff and visitors against fire, theft and accidents.  A high school diploma and a strong customer service background is required. 

Director and Deputy Directors

The Executive Assistant must be highly organized and able to work efficiently, at times without supervision.

Development

The Associate Director of Advancement Communications creates and implements an internal and external communications strategy specifically focused on the priorities of fundraising, community engagement and strategic partnerships, to advance the museum’s vision and mission.

Curatorial Staff

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated curator of prints. The collection is known nationally and internationally for its high quality and rare impressions. The collection of approximately 20,000 works ranges from the 15th through the 21st centuries.

Marketing and Communications

The Cleveland Museum of Art is seeking fun, outgoing and reliable candidates to fill positions on the CMA Street Team. Street Team staff will promote the museum, and its programs and exhibitions at a variety of festivals and events throughout the city of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.

Facilities

The Cleveland Museum of Art has a 2nd shift (3pm-11pm) Wednesday through Sunday position available for a Facility Technician.  The Facility Technicians provide routine and advanced operating and maintenance support to all building mechanical, plum

Curatorial Staff

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated, experienced curator of European painting and sculpture, specializing in the period between 1500 and 1800.

Curatorial Staff

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated, scholar of Chinese Art. Cleveland has one of the world’s most distinguished collections of Chinese art, ranging from the Neolithic period to the early 21st century, making this position an extraordinary opportunity.

The Curator of Chinese Art reports to the Deputy Director for Collections.

Primary responsibilities include:

Protection Services

The museum’s Protection Services department seeks candidates for a part-time customer service oriented Night Watch Person.