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.

Marketing and Communications

The Communications Assistant is responsible for general office management duties and museum communications support. Provides assistance to the Director of Communications and Research for special projects and for general duties, including preparing for meetings, filing, and special mailings.

Research and Evaluation

The Cleveland Museum of Art has a position available for a Research Coordinator that supports the work of the Office of Research and Evaluation by coordinating aspects of research studies, conducting primary and secondary research, prospect research, data preparation and management, and office management functions.

Protection Services

The Cleveland Museum of Art has a fulltime opportunity for a Security Manager – Special Events. The Security Manager is primarily responsible for the supervision of Protection Service staff for special events held at the museum. In addition, may supervise the Control Room, Parking and floor operations. The Security Manager coordinates activities of the museum’s Protection Service force to provide adequate safety, protection and security for the collection, facility, staff, visitors, and special events. Provides training to staff in safety and security as needed.

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.


Keeps assigned areas of the museum's indoor premises in clean and orderly condition by performing required duties.

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.

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.

Museum Store

The Museum Store seeks qualified candidates for its Assistant Museum Store Manager position. The Assistant Museum Store Manager sells and displays merchandise, promotes the sale of museum merchandise, memberships, and events and provides exceptional customer service. Typical duties include assisting with the day-to day operations of the museum store, including but not limited to store opening and closing, staff coaching, motivation, and scheduling; provides the highest levels of customer service ensuring that customer needs are met and complaints are resolved and ensures that staff is trained and competent in this area; participates in the planning and implementation of store merchandising, layout, and customer traffic flow as to maximize sales, customer satisfaction and appearance; and follows inventory management procedures and controls to reduce shrinkage including receiving merchandise, pricing, and restocking.