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

513 345 8400


About Us

About Us


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 in 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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  • Assistant Director of Development
  • Installations and Facilities Assistant
  • Gallery Security
  • Art Handler
  • Café Manager

Assistant Director of Development

Reports to: Chief of Development
Status:  Full-Time, exempt
New position: August 2023
Location: Cincinnati, OH

YOU ARE A relationship builder who loves to learn more about others. A meticulous planner and organizer, tracking relationships and recording important updates. A creative, ready to brainstorm ways to keep donors engaged and make them feel appreciated. An art appreciator, finding joy and wonder in the contemporary art world. 

SCOPE OF POSITION: The Assistant Director of Development will strengthen the CAC’s efforts in deepening and broadening its resources of support, as well as develop and implement strategies to generate funding for exhibitions, general operations, and extraordinary initiatives. The Assistant Director of Development is comfortable facilitating, communicating, and working with a wide range of individuals. This position will strengthen fundraising efforts to support organizational initiatives and needs through the management of a portfolio of donors. This will include being a proactive member of the Development team and understanding the importance of a team working together to achieve institutional fundraising goals.

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Installations & Facilities Assistant

Reports to: Creative Learning Director
Position Status: Full-Time, exempt
New Position: August 2023
Location: Cincinnati, OH

YOU ARE: A builder, experienced in working with your hands and bringing ideas and structures to life. A preservationist, eager to make sure an architectural landmark remains in top condition. A team player, ready to collaborate with several teams and determine mutually beneficial outcomes. 

SCOPE OF POSITION: Responsibilities include assisting with the installation of all exhibitions, maintaining curatorial workspaces, fabricating exhibition-related materials, as well as assisting with maintenance of the Contemporary Arts Center property plant, and equipment (PP&E). This position works closely with members of the Curatorial and Facilities Departments and hired contractors.

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Gallery Security

Reports to: Gallery Security Supervisor
Position Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Compensation: starting at $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: Gallery Security Supervisor
Position Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Compensation: starting at $15 per hour

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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Café Manager

Reports To: Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer
Position Status: Full-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $19 per hour, competitive package of health benefits and PTO

YOU ARE: Passionate about the guest experience—someone who understands that a cup of coffee can taste even better when served with a smile. Business-minded, with an eye for trends and customer preferences, always looking for the next great offering to keep guests coming back. A team leader, inspiring the best in hospitality from other Café Associates. 

GENERAL SCOPE: The Café Manager is responsible for the overall operation of a vibrant café space in the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Lobby, including menu development, F&B vendor management, food preparation, cooking, service, and cleanup. The CAC café provides a valuable amenity for our guests and our Central Business District community. The Café Manager would strive to create an experience that will serve families and professionals alike through brunch/lunch options, coffee, soft beverages and prepacked wine and beer options.  

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Karen E. Meyer & Rick Michelman Fellowships

Fellowship positions are available for 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, or Development. 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. 

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 be paid at the mid-point ($750) and completion ($750) of the fellowship.


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 occurring in September-December and February-May, as well as 10-12 week summer sessions in May-August. The time commitment for most internships averages 10-15 hours per week.

We are currently accepting resumes for internship opportunities in:

  • Communications
  • Curatorial
  • Development
  • Education

Interns will receive a $150 reimbursement stipend for parking.

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

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