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The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio’s premier regional museums for an exceptional visual arts experience. CMA is recognized for powerful exhibitions focused on American art, its influences and themes that allow everyone to connect with creativity and cultural heritage. The Museum’s diverse education programs serve thousands of students of all ages. CMA’s acclaimed permanent collection focuses on American works on paper, primarily watercolors, and contemporary ceramics – representing such notable artists as Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Viktor Schreckengost, Toshiko Takaezu, Peter Voulkos, and Viola Frey. Founded in 1935, CMA is a cultural destination for the city and region, with programs making the discovery and exploration of art accessible to all. CMA welcomes more than 44,000 visitors each year. CMA is an equal opportunity employer.


NEW! Patron Services & Gallery Attendant - Part-time (posted 07/03/2020)

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is seeking a part-time Patron Services & Gallery Attendant (PSA) to provide exceptional customer service, general security, and support to all Museum visitors. PSAs are responsible for working at the Museum’s Patron Services desk and retail store, interacting with the general public including greeting and welcoming visitors, answering questions and providing information about the Museum and its exhibits and programs.


Specific Responsibilities:

• Greeting and welcoming visitors to the Museum's galleries, events, and classes – exhibits a positive, professional demeanor to all he/she interacts with 

• Answering questions and providing information about the Museum and its exhibits and programs, promoting visitorship to the Museum and acting as a Museum representative at various exhibit posts

• Collecting admission fees, verifying membership status, registering visitors for classes, and promoting Museum events

• Fielding incoming telephone calls including routing calls and taking messages

• Monitoring visitor activity in the galleries via electronic surveillance and circulation as required; ensures timely action / reporting on concerns or incidents

• Assisting with Museum Boutique sales and inventory during regular hours and special events

• Ensure the retail store displays are maintained by cleaning and straightening merchandise

• Using point of sale software to record sales and strictly follows cash handling procedures; follows Museum defined data entry standards

• Opening, closing, and securing the Museum galleries, classrooms, and receiving/shipping areas (depending on shifts)

• Carrying out light cleaning of the Museum lobby, shop, and Patron Services desk

• Supporting other Museum departments with light clerical duties as assigned


Position Details: (NOTE - Hours Are Changed Due to COVID-19 Protocols. CMA is currently operating Tues - Friday, 10am to 4pm. Hours listed below are regular operating hours.)

• Part-time, Non-Exempt (may include weekend & evening hours if required)

• Hours: Regular Shift

• Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

• Thursday: 10am – 5pm

• Sunday: 1 – 5pm (alternating as needed)

• Compensation: Hourly; Based in part on qualifications and experience.

Qualifications / Desired Skills & Experience:

• High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s preferred.

• Minimum 2 - 3 years experience in a customer service related field, including retail.

• Prior experience and/or training in security operations desired, but not required.

• Outgoing and friendly personality—enjoy working with the public and meeting new people.

• Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills for communicating with the public.

• Positive, team attitude, attention to detail, and ability to work well under pressure with crowds.

• Resourceful, solution oriented, capable of thinking and working independently.

• Proficiency with computers, Windows / MS Office, and other technology (iPad, Square); ability to learn point-of-sale software.

• Be willing to attend Museum-sponsored events after hours and on weekends.

• Be willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

• Must pass a security background check with no past criminal record.

• Appreciation and understanding of the value of art and museums is desired.


Download Full Position Description: CMA Patron Services & Gallery Attendant


To apply, please send a resume, introductory letter, and references to:



Art Instructors

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks experienced Art Instructors for children and adult classes and workshops at CMA. This is a part-time and seasonal position in the Education Department and reports to the Education Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop fun, engaging lessons plans related to relevant subject matter and age levels
  • Research content and topics related to CMA’s permanent collection and exhibitions and compose lessons for educational purposes as needed
  • Provide excellence in service and always portray a positive and professional image of the CMA
  • Perform all duties according to established CMA operating, safety, and quality policies


  • Adult Classes: Practicing artist in subject area preferred
  • Children's classes: Degree preferred (Art Education (K-12)) teaching certificate
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to pass an Ohio BCI & FBI Background check  

Please send resume, references and a cover letter explaining what age levels and/or topics you would like to teach and why to:
SUBJECT: Resume for Art Instructor

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