Current 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.

International applicants, please email your application materials to Careers [at] clevelandart.org.

Bon Appétit Employment Opportunities

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team. Are you looking for a job with competitive wages and benefits, one in which you can learn and grow while making a difference in the world? We’re hiring! Bon Appétit Management Company operates more than 1,000 cafés around the country for corporations, universities, and museums, as well as a few dozen public restaurants. We’ve led the industry in socially and environmentally responsible sourcing, from sustainable seafood to cage-free eggs. We cook everything from scratch using fresh, local ingredients.

As a partner of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Bon Appétit has been an important part of the museum’s success over the last five years. Although you would not be a direct employee of the CMA you will represent the culture and brand of the museum. If you wish to seek employment please follow the link below.

Internships and Fellowships

The Cleveland Museum of Art offers both unpaid and paid internship and fellowship opportunities. Specific opportunities for placement change from semester to semester. Please see below for current openings.

Summer 2019: Director’s Fellow applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Warshawsky Fellowship applications are now closed.

To be considered for an internship, candidates must submit a 500-word essay detailing what they hope to gain from an internship at the Cleveland Museum of Art, in addition to a résumé detailing employment and education, a writing sample not longer than three pages, and at least one letter of recommendation. Send letters of recommendation to Internship [at] clevelandart.org. Some internships require additional application materials, which are noted in the listings. Students must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school to apply for an internship or fellowship. 

Student Guide Program

CMA Student Guides design tours demonstrating how works of art are relevant to how we see, how we think, and how we live. Guides will engage with staff at every level of the museum as they are trained in the design and delivery of 30-minute tours of the CMA’s collections. Beginning with a two-day summer training intensive, guides commit to a full academic year of biweekly on-site trainings as well as independent assignments. The program includes travel to other local and regional cultural institutions. Each spring guides are required to deliver no less than eight public tours or gallery experiences highlighting objects they have selected. Positions can be renewed annually.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.