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.

Ingalls Library and Museum Archives

The Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian oversees all aspects of the serials department of the museum library to acquire, control, and provide access to serials, auction catalogues, and electronic resources in support of research.

Protection Services

The museum’s Protection Services department seeks a Security Supervisor to join its Protection Services staff. The Security Supervisor supervises and coordinates the activities of the museum’s security force to provide protection and security of the collection, facility, staff, patrons, and visitors to ensure excellence in public relations.     

Director and Deputy Directors

Through thoughtful interpretation of the collection and dynamic programming the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Department of Education and Academic Affairs (Education) teaches, inspires, and supports visitors. Meaningful collaborations encourage the community to engage with the museum’s collection, feel a powerful connection to it and, ultimately, enhance their lives through art.

The Director of Education and Academic Affairs shapes and mobilizes support for a coordinated strategy for access, interpretation, and learning that engages broad and diverse audiences with the museum’s global collections, from in-gallery to online, and establishes the structures, programs, and processes to support that strategy. Deeply knowledgeable and passionate about art, the Director of Education and Academic Affairs serves as an articulate spokesperson for the value of robust educational programming at the museum, in the community and online.

Director and Deputy Directors

The collection that it holds in trust for the public and the complementary temporary exhibitions are fundamental to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s mission of bringing the pleasure and meaning of art to the broadest possible audience in accordance with the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards. The Chief Curator provides leadership for the growth, display, study, and care of the collection. Working with colleagues in Exhibitions and Publications and in Education and Academic Affairs, the Chief Curator helps develop and shape exhibitions, publications, interpretation, and academic programs.

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:

Visitor Experience

The museum seeks qualified applicants to supplement its in-house Call Center and Box Office operation.

Museum Store

The museum seeks qualified part-time retail sales associate candidates to supplement its retail operation.

Protection Services

The Cleveland Museum of Art Protection Services department has part-time opportunities for customer service oriented Night Watch Persons. The Night Watch Person 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. The shifts for these positions are 5:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Protection Services

The museum’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.