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 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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OPEN POSITIONS

  • Teen Fellow
  • Gallery Security
  • Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Assistant Educator
  • Visitor Experience
  • Custodian

Teen Fellow

Reports to: Teen Programs Manager
Position Status: 4-month position, Part-Time (6 hours per week), non-exempt
Compensation: $250 monthly stipend

YOU ARE: A driven young creative who is motivated to learn more about the art industry. Curious about the behind-the-scenes workings of an art institution. A team player, ready to complete a variety of tasks involved in offering art programming to your city.

SCOPE OF POSITION: Teen Fellows will work 6 hours a week, from January-April 2024 alongside CAC artists and educators. Apprentices are required to choose 2 days a week to work (Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday) at the CAC between the hours of 3:30-6:30pm (on weekdays) and 10:30-1:30 (on Saturdays). Main responsibilities include assisting in the prep, 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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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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Marketing & Communications Manager

Reports To: Chief of External Affairs
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Compensation: $45,000-$50,000 annual salary, competitive package of health benefits and PTO

YOU ARE: a creative thought leader who applies creativity and innovation to project management and creates a culture of belonging.

GENERAL SCOPE: The Marketing & Communications Manager will create and implement a consistent and effective institutional brand identity and messaging, uplift awareness of the museum, and support the museum’s initiatives to promote earned revenue for the CAC.  

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Assistant Educator

Reports To: Director of Interpretation and Visitor Experience and Creative Learning Manager 
Position Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $13 an hour

YOU ARE: an outgoing go-getter looking to inspire the next generation of arts and culture leaders.

GENERAL SCOPE: The Education Assistant will assist the Education team with the preparation and facilitation of the CAC's educational programming, spending most of their time in the 6th-floor Creativity Center. 

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Visitor Experience

Reports To: Front Desk & Shop Manager
Position Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Compensation: Starting at $13 per hour

YOU ARE: a team player who values inclusivity. 

GENERAL SCOPE: The Visitor Experience Associate 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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Custodian

Reports To: Director of Installations & Facilities
Position Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Compensation: Starting at $13 per hour

YOU ARE: someone who likes to keep things neat and tidy.

GENERAL SCOPE: The Custodian helps maintain the pristine appearance of the Contemporary Arts Center building, the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art. Responsibilities include cleaning all offices, restrooms, and public spaces. Coordinate inventory management of all products used in the Custodial Department and maintain all equipment in working order. Position also requires early morning, evening, and weekend hours.

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Karen E. Meyer & Rick Michelman Fellowships

Description
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. 

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

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 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
513.345.8400

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