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, resume [at] clevelandart [dot] org (e-mail us at resume [at] clevelandart [dot] org.)

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

Curatorial Staff

The museum’s Asian Art department seeks applications for the position of Assistant Curator of Asian Art with a specialty in the field of Korean art or ancient Chinese art and archaeology.

The Deputy Director for Collections is responsible for overseeing and providing leadership for the Curatorial departments as well as Collections Management, Conservation, Exhibitions, Curatorial and Collection Publications, Performing Arts, and the Ingalls Library. A member of the senior management team, the Deputy Director for Collections develops policies, procedures, and guidelines related to the growth, management, exhibition and interpretation of the collections, and ensures adherence to the highest standards of scholarship while achieving maximum curatorial leadership and educational impact for audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally.


The museum’s Research and Evaluation department seeks qualified candidates for its full-time Research Coordinator position. The Research Coordinator conducts primary and secondary research, including preparing lists and basic research on donors and prospects; interviews and surveys visitors; coordinates various aspects of research studies, including metrics tracking and data preparation; and provides general administrative support for the department.

Collections Management

The Art Handler performs all related services necessary for the installation of its galleries and special exhibitions as well as the maintenance of the galleries and storage areas.

Education and Interpretation

The museum’s Education and Interpretation department seeks qualified candidates for its part-time Interpretation Assistant position. The Interpretation Assistant assists with departmental programming as well as the production of interpretive materials for exhibitions, the permanent collection, and the museum’s app, ArtLens.

Collections Management

The museum’s Collections Management department seeks qualified candidate for its Assistant Registrar for Special Exhibitions position. The Assistant Registrar for Special Exhibitions is responsible for coordinating and managing loans to the museum for Special Exhibitions including those organized by CMA, those co-organized by CMA and partners, and those in which CMA is a venue.

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.

Museum Store

The museum seeks qualified part-time retail sales associate candidates to supplement its retail operation. The Sales Associates will provide exceptional customer service, sell, and process merchandise while creating a positive experience for museum visitors.

Protection Services

The museum’s Protection Services department has full-time and 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.