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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, diverse 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 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 45,000 visitors each year, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). CMA is an equal opportunity employer.

Patron Services Associates

The Canton Museum of Art seeks a qualified, part-time Patron Services Associate (PSA) to welcome visitors to the Museum and create an environment of warmth for all. This position is highly customer service oriented and includes providing a safe, secure environment for the Museum’s exhibits, collections, visitors, volunteers, and staff; opening, closing, and securing the Museum; sales for admissions, Museum Shop, and School of Art class registrations; answering phones; processing and verifying memberships; and providing information about CMA, exhibitions and programs. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are required. Computer proficiency required. Must be able to pass an Ohio BCI and FBI Background check.

Weekdays and weekend slots available. Part-time shifts are approx. 16 - 20 hours per week, at a competitive rate, based on experience. 

For Consideration: Submit Letter of Interest and Resume to Jess Kinsinger, Operations & Museum Shop Coordinator — 

Download full PSA Position Description


Art Instructors (School of Art, P/T, Seasonal)

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks experienced Art Instructors for children and adult classes and workshops at CMA. This is a part-time 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 and a cover letter explaining what age levels and/or topics you would like to teach and why to:  

Erica Emerson, Education Director,
SUBJECT: Resume for Art Instructor


The Canton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, Veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status as provided by law.


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