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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 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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  • Teen Programs Manager
  • Director of Facility Rentals and Internal Events
  • Gallery Security
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Art Handler

Teen Programs Manager

Reports To: Creative Learning Director
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

YOU ARE: Passionate about inspiring the next generation of creative minds. Experienced in developing engaging curriculum. Technologically-savvy, from spreadsheets to social media. Committed to carefully nurturing the development of young artists. 

SCOPE OF POSITION (General Description): This full-time position reports directly to the Creative Learning Director. They will work Monday-Wednesday 9-5, Thursday - Friday from 11am-7pm, and select Wednesday evenings.  Main teen related responsibilities include planning and facilitating Young Adult Lab, working with teens through the Artist in Residence program and managing the Teen Council Program. Responsibilities also include helping to maintain the Art Lab and its inventory.

Application Process:

Please send cover letter and resume by June 30, 2022, to:

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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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Curatorial Assistant

Reports to: Registrar & Exhibition Manager
Position Status: Full-Time, Temporary

YOU ARE: An art afficionado, passionate about supporting and highlighting contemporary works and artists. An organizational wizard, ready to astound others with your skill in project management, spreadsheets, forms, and presentations. An approachable academic, able to tell the story of an exhibition in a way that speaks to art lovers of all levels. 

GENERAL SCOPE: The Curatorial Assistant works with a small and busy team in a medium-sized, Midwestern, non-collecting arts institution, on the realization of exhibitions, new commissions, and special projects through research, exhibition administration, and writing. Reporting to the Registrar & Exhibition Manager, this role provides assistance with the smooth functioning of the department, including day-to-day administration support, research, and coordination of exhibitions, long-term installations, and curatorial public programs. 

As a member of the curatorial team, the Curatorial Assistant contributes to the planning and mounting of 6-10 exhibitions and special projects per year that include solo exhibitions highlighting emerging or under recognized figures; site-specific commissions; and loan-based thematic group exhibitions. Primary responsibilities include liaising with artists and artist estates to procure objects and images, conducting library and archive research, organizing, and updating exhibition checklists and loan agreements, and writing and proofreading didactic materials. The Curatorial Assistant excels at teamwork, organization, collaboration, and multi-tasking to deliver a range of projects concurrently, while working closely with internal departments, the Midwestern arts community, and international collaborators. 

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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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Karen E. Meyer & Rick Michelman Fellowships

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. 

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  


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

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