Manager for Studio Initiatives

Columbus Museum of Art

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The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking a full-time Manager for Studio Initiatives.

The Manager for Studio Initiatives works in CMA’s learning and experience department to create and execute a variety of studio-thinking experiences for a wide variety of audiences at CMA, The Pizzuti Collection of CMA, and other locations as needed. This person will work collaboratively with co-workers, artists, and community organizations to bring creativity, imagination, and critical thinking to CMA visitors through programs both in and out of the Studio. This person must love working with a wide variety of people; collaborating and co-creating; leading art-making activities; and facilitating programs, and thinking about art.

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and administration of new and existing studio programs – including (but not limited to):

Studio Thinking Workshops; Summer Art Workshops; Birthday Parties; Open Studio; Homeschool Workshops; Mobile Studio

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and administration of new and existing community programs – including (but not limited to):

Girl Scout Days; CMA/Pizzuti Community Days; CCS Day for Families

  • Work in collaboration with the Lead Teaching Artist and Studio Programs Coordinator to plan and coordinate studio activities.

  • Hire and supervise studio contingent staff and volunteers

  • Work collaboratively with CMA team across departments to facilitate experiences for a multitude of programs – including (but not limited to): Wonderball; Think Like an Artist Thursday; CMA Comes Alive!

  • Facilitate experiences for adult and professional audiences such as leadership workshops, professional development retreats, and team-building activities both at CMA and off-site

  • Partner with local artists or organizations for special projects

  • Keep up-to-date on current philosophies and methodologies relevant to studio programs and facilitation


Undergraduate degree (art, studio art, or education preferred) or 5 years’ experience as a professional artist, facilitator, educator, or comparable field

Demonstrated experience facilitating for a variety of audiences including children and adults

Demonstrated managerial experience – such as supervising employees, managing a budget, or overseeing operations

Demonstrated leadership experience – such as developing new products/programs, developing vision-setting tools (business plan, strategic plan, logic models), or working in co-creative environment

Ability to work well in a collaborative work environment and communicate well with both museum professionals and non-museum professionals (such as teachers, parents, or corporate employees)

Must be able to interact with a diverse audience in an inclusive, equitable, welcoming manner

Must be willing and able to periodically flex schedule to accommodate programming early morning, evenings, and weekends

How to Apply

Send cover letter; resume detailing education and experience; names and contact information of three professional references to or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The Columbus Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Posted on July 22