Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400

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Careers

Interested in bringing art and the creative process to all people? We are always looking for talent to join our team at the CAC. 

Whether you’re interested enhancing the visitor experience in a front desk position, working in our retail gallery, or being a part of the operations team at the CAC, we’d love to hear from you. As open positions become available, we will post them here, but please feel free to forward your resume and a letter of interest at any time here. 

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OPEN POSITIONS

  • Chief of Development
  • Artist in Residence
  • Teen Fellow
  • Director of Facility Rentals and Internal Events
  • Gallery Security
  • Art Handler
  • School Program Manager
  • Visitor Experience Associate

Chief of Development

Reports to: Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt

YOU ARE: Someone that sees the potential in people and institutions and can imagine innovative ways they can work together to achieve great outcomes. A strategic visionary that understands how to break a large goal into small, achievable tasks and effectively delegate according to team members’ roles.  An entrepreneurial leader that inspires people to perform their best and share their most valuable gifts.  An individual with a personal passion for arts and culture, who understands that compelling creations require a strong foundation and exquisite detail, that understands and is willing to invest the time to build short and long-term approaches to develop and support programs that will stand the test of time.  A seasoned fundraiser that has an optimistic orientation and “can do” attitude, and who easily adapts to changing assignments as required.  A leader that values teamwork and cooperation to ensure that all job duties are achieved. 

SCOPE OF POSITION: The Chief of Advancement serves as the principal fundraising professional of the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), working in tandem with the Executive Director. This role provides strategic development and implementation for all major gifts from corporate, foundation, and government entities as well as all individual gifts and memberships, and spearheads the ongoing endowment campaign for programs. The Chief of Advancement participates as a member of the senior management team and works closely with the Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer, Executive Director, the Board President, and Board of Directors to formulate and meet CAC’s short and long-term fundraising objectives. The Chief of Development also provides leadership and day-to-day management of the Development team which includes a Corporate & Advanced Giving Director, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Development Assistant, and two contract Grant Writers.

This position leverages the CAC’s successful exhibitions and initiatives to continue to build a compelling program for annual and endowment gifts based on stewardship, strategy, and advance planning.

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Artist in Residence

Reports To: Teen Programs Manager and Creative Learning Director
Position Status: Seasonal

YOU ARE: A community builder and an art maker. You have big ideas about how art can bring people together and change the world. You thrive on meeting new people and helping them discover the creative spirit. 

SCOPE OF POSITION: The Artist in Residence will work Wednesday and Friday evenings from 3:30-6:30pm during one of the three residency periods (October-January, December-February, March- May, or June-August). Their responsibilities include working with drop-in visitors of all ages in the CAC’s Creativity Center, developing and facilitating art projects inspired by the artist’s own work, encouraging visitors to discuss art critically and think creatively. The position provides a $2,700 honorarium for each four-month residency period and a $2,000 honorarium for the three-month summer residency. Most art materials and equipment are covered by the CAC.

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Teen Fellow 

Reports To: Teen and Adult Programs Manager
Position Status: Four month position, Part-Time (6 hours a week), non-exempt
Compensation: $250 monthly stipend

YOU ARE: A driven young creative. Motivated to learn more about the art industry. Curious about the behind-the-scenes working of an art institution. 

SCOPE OF POSITION: Teen Fellows will work 6 hours a week, from October 2022 – January 2023, alongside CAC artists and educators. Apprentices are required to work 2 days a week (Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday) at the CAC between the hours of 4-7pm. Some weekend hours are allowed. Main related responsibilities include assisting in the prep, teen promotion and facilitation of Young Adult Lab and the Artist in Residence program. Other responsibilities include project brainstorming, assisting with additional young adult focused events and collaborating with the CAC Teen Council when needed.

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Director of Facility Rentals and Internal Events

Reports to: Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

YOU ARE: Your circle's go-to party planner. A networking guru, who always knows who to call and enjoys connecting like-minded persons. A sharp business mind, with a keen eye for detail and longterm strategy. Someone who knows that creating a lasting memory is an art all its own.

SCOPE OF POSITION (General Description): The Director of Facility Rentals and Internal Events is responsible for the annual strategic planning, sales, scheduling, management, coordination, and execution, of paid facility rentals as well as the coordination of all CAC internal events of the Contemporary Arts Center in coordination with the Special Events Manager.  Internal events include, but are not limited to, exhibition openings/receptions, membership events, and the annual gala.    

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Gallery Security

Reports to: Gallery Security Supervisor
Position Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Salary: $13 per hour

YOU ARE: A team player who appreciates quiet time. Observant and patient. A problem solver. Interested in learning more about contemporary art and engaging with curious guests. 

SCOPE OF POSITION: Working under the guidance of the Gallery Security Supervisor, Gallery Security staff rotate through the museum gallery floors within exhibition areas. Gallery Security are responsible for the security of the exhibition and general information about all current exhibitions and programs.  They ensure that members and visitors needs are properly attended to and provide information on exhibitions, events, programs, and memberships. At times they will assist in event set up and participation in an event.  Require training in art security/current exhibition security provided by the Education/Curatorial Departments. 

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Art Handler

Reports to: Chief Preparator
Position Status: Part-Time, non-exempt

YOU ARE: A hands-on DIY innovator, ready to problem-solve and renovate spaces to suit brand new and developing artwork. A craftsperson, experienced in construction and repair. An art preservationist, passionate about the care required to handle works of art.  

GENERAL SCOPE: Under the supervision of the Chief Preparator, the Art Handlers primary responsibilities are to assist with the installation of exhibitions, safe packing and movement of artwork and painting gallery walls. The candidate should be a self-motivated, conscientious individual who takes pride in their own work, with the ability to work collaboratively with others.

Duties include installing artwork safely and securely; safely transport artwork around the CAC using standard Museum practices; pack and unpack artwork; paint and patch gallery walls; assist with general fabrications.

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School Program Manager

Reports To: Director of Interpretation and Visitor Experience
Position Status: Full-Time Exempt

YOU ARE: A sophisticated organizer, skillfully setting up schedules and balancing the needs and interests of multiple parties. A passionate educator, bringing imagination and innovation to curriculum. An advocate for accessibility, understanding that art is for everyone and bringing that commitment to life. 

GENERAL SCOPE: The primary role of this position is to manage all aspects of museum tours, the implementation and scheduling of the School Outreach Program, and other school outreach and engagement.  Other responsibilities include the development of lesson plans and educator guides, developing and managing Educator Workshops and Sensory Friendly Mornings, and assistance with gallery kits and games.  

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Visitor Experience Associate

Reports To: Front Desk and Store Manager
Position Status: Part-Time, non-exempt

YOU ARE: A team player, eager to learn how things work and keep them running. A people-person, someone who enjoys meeitng people and creating a welcoming space for all people. An organized mind, able to effectively multi-task and problem-solve. 

GENERAL SCOPE: Provides assistance for all museum visitors and staff.  The Visitor Experience Associate is responsible for welcoming all visitors, processing sales transactions, answering the telephones, and connecting inquiries with the appropriate staff member(s).  The Visitor Experience Associate will be an individual who demonstrates an ability to work well with others, values teamwork, and represents the museum by offering exceptional service to all visitors and staff.  This is a part-time position.

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Karen E. Meyer & Rick Michelman Fellowships

Description
Five Fellowship positions are available for the school year (September – August) to BIPOC and first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities and/or financial hardship. Fellows will serve 10 hours a week for 12 weeks (total of 120 hours) working at the Contemporary Arts Center during traditional college semesters (September – December; February – May; May – August). Through this fellowship, the CAC seeks to offer experience in nonprofit arts institutions. Placements within the institution will be made based on the fellow’s educational area of interest. Recipients may arrange with their colleges and universities to receive academic credit for this experience. 

Position Details
Activities: In his/her/their fellowship, the Fellow will work with a supervisor in one of the following departments: Curatorial, Education, Communications, Advancement. The fellow will take part in the daily work of these departments (may include research, writing, programming, logistical/administrative support) and engage in several mentorship opportunities offered to fellows, interns, and co-ops within the institution. 

Requirements 
Fellowships are available to BIPOC and first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities and/or financial hardship. Candidates should demonstrate interest or experience in arts organizations, arts careers, museum education, and/or philanthropy. 
To apply, you will need to submit a current resume, statement of interest citing your educational interests and why this fellowship, writing sample, and letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor can be included with your 

Fellowship Compensation 
Fellows will be compensated $1500 for 120 hours of work, to paid at the mid-point ($750) and completion ($750) of the fellowship.

2021-2022 Application Deadline and Notification Dates
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021 for February – May 
Award Notification: January 8, 2022 for February – May

Application Deadline: March 18, 2022 for May – August
Award Notification: April 15, 2022 for May – August  

Internships

Gain valuable experience and course credit by interning with the CAC.

The CAC offers a unique learning experience in a diverse and dynamic environment for individuals with enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, flexibility and a love for contemporary art!

Internships are scheduled for 12-14 week sessions occuring in September-December and February-May, as well as 10-12 week summer sessions in May-August.

We are currently accepting resumes for internship opportunities in:

  • Curatorial
  • Development
  • Video Production
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Education
  • Performance

If you are interested in applying, please submit the form below!

Intern Form


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Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.345.8400

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