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.


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.

Auxiliary Services

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated and detail oriented individual to join our Auxiliary Services team as the Auxiliary Services Manager. This person will assist in the planning, staging, execution and analysis of the museum’s auxiliary services including facility rental, event management and museum store retail operations.

Information Management and Technology Services

The Web Developer (WEBDEV) is the Museum’s specialist in applying web-based technology to disseminate information about museum collections, exhibitions, educational and entertainment programming, and opportunities to support the museum.

Curatorial Staff

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated curator of African art. 

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.

Marketing and Communications

Reporting to the Director and President, the Director of Communications and Marketing leads the museum’s marketing and communications efforts, and—with the Department Director of Communications—is responsible for the implementation and day-to-day management of the museum’s public relations and media relations programs, advertising and promotions initiatives and digital communications strategies


The Cleveland Museum of Art is currently seeking candidates for a Full Objects conservator to join a dynamic team of 10 full-time conservators and 5 support staff. The conservator will report to the Chief Conservator and will lead the museum's Objects lab in the Eric and Jane Nord Family Conservation Suite.

Information Management and Technology Services

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Information Management and Technology Services has a position available for a Technical Project Manager. The Technical Project Manager is responsible for overseeing technical deliverables and related documentation for engagement-focused, public-facing apps and interactives.

Curatorial Staff

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated curator of drawings to oversee the growth, display, and interpretation of the museum’s collection of drawings.

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. 

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.


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, plumbing, HVAC, automation, lighting, snow melt and ancillary systems by performing the following or similar and related duties.

Information Management and Technology Services

The Gallery One Technician performs technical duties in connection with the technological maintenance of the Gallery One space and the Information Management and Technology Services (IMTS) Help Desk.

Museum Store

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

Protection Services

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