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Museum To Go Educator

This is a part-time position responsible for the teaching the educational components for Museum To Go (MTG) outreach program. This position is in the Education Department, and reports to the Museum To Go Coordinator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Bridge that gap between the classroom and the Museum experience through implementing museum provided lesson plans out into the Stark County 4th grade classroom.
  • Work directly with the MTG Coordinator to learn how to teach 4th grade arts-immersion and common core curriculum lesson plans utilizing works of art from the museum’s permanent collection incorporating a virtual tour and/or other interactive technology.
  • Participate in CMA activities, events, meetings, and programs as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree with experience in art/education or related field with current teaching licensure.
  • Excellent classroom management skills.
  • Competent working with technology including tablets, virtual tour walkthroughs, and utilizing presentation projectors.
  • Creative problem solver with ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an urban school setting.
  • Superb, creative and enthusiastic teaching delivery skills.


  • Position will start November, 2018 and finish in June, 2019.
  • Hours are dependent on placement schedule during regular school hours Monday-Friday.

TO APPLY: Deadline to apply: 11/9/18. Please send resume, references and a cover letter explaining why you would you be an ideal candidate for the position to Katelyn Evans, Museum to Go Coordinator,

Development Director

Position Summary:

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks a full-time Development Director to lead the Museum’s multi-faceted fundraising programs and donor stewardship. This creative and energetic individual is responsible for raising contributed income through 1) grant writing, 2) annual giving campaigns, 3) corporate / individual sponsorships, and 4) special events in support of the Museum’s operations and mission. S/he will collaborate with Marketing, Finance, Curatorial, Education, and the Executive Director to maximize funding opportunities and resources. The Development Director serves on the Executive Director’s senior management team for issues relating to budget and strategic planning, and is staff liaison for the Board of Trustees’ Development Committee and HeART Guild.

Position Responsibilities:

• Prepare an annual fundraising calendar and plan consistent with the Museum’s strategic plan, mission, and programming.

• Promote and represent the Museum’s mission and facilitate strong relationships between the Museum and its donor base. Increase the Museum’s circle of friends and contributed support.

• Secure increasing levels of contributed income through individual, planned, and major giving; government, corporate and foundation grants; and special events.

• Research, write, and monitor all grant proposals and programs to government, private foundation, and corporate funders. Track grant implementation with the completion of programming, financial, and other progress reports to funding sources.

• Make personal contact to individuals and businesses to present the Museum’s funding needs and requests. Establishes relationships with potential funding sources.

• Partner with Marketing to develop and implement the Annual Fund campaign with communications that educate, cultivate, and retain donors through creative appeals and the impact of Museum programs.

• Ensure stewardship of current and past donors, foundations, corporations, and other patrons with regular communications and contact to grow relationships.

• Work with the Development Committee and HeART Guild to ensure staff support for fundraising campaigns and events.

• Collaborate with colleagues across the Museum to identify funding opportunities and support program areas.

• Manage the Museum’s donor database for prospecting, reporting, marketing purposes.

Qualifications / Desired Skills & Experience:

• B.A. in a relevant field (Business, Marketing, Arts Administration, Communications).

• Minimum of four years fundraising experience, including grant-writing, with demonstrated success in achieving fundraising goals in an art museum, performing arts or other arts related organization, non-profit organization, or institution of higher learning.

• Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills. Demonstrated capability of writing clearly and informatively to meet the needs of multiple audiences. Ability to make strong public presentations.

• Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.

• Ability to exercise initiative, anticipate challenges and deliver solutions.

• Ability to effectively coordinate and prioritize multiple projects, work with accuracy under a fast pace, and meet multiple deadlines.

• Positive, flexible attitude with attention to detail and focus on results.

• Capacity to be diplomatic; strong ability to work with a wide range of individuals and inspire confidence.

• Maintain discretion with both donor and Museum financial matters.

• Willingness to work in a "hands on" manner and as part of a team.

• Knowledge of marketing, accounting principles, and financial reporting.

• Proven skill/experience using a PC and Microsoft Office Suite to execute daily tasks, and effectively communicate with staff, including but not limited to optimizing all aspects of Microsoft Outlook and using Excel to manage, organize, analyze, and calculate financial information.

• Ability to work a flexible schedule — including some evenings and weekends.

• A passion for art and advancing the CMA mission for dynamic exhibits and programming to engage, educate, entertain, and enrich audiences through a connection with art.

For Consideration: Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references. E-mail Application Materials to:
ATTN: Development Director Search
Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44702
The position is full-time, and salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. CMA offers an excellent benefits package, including health, Rx, and retirement. Must pass a criminal background check. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The Canton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 Manager.

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


  • 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

About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio’s premier 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 stories about art, history, society, 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 ceramics. Founded in 1935, CMA is a cultural destination for the city and region, with programs serving more than 40,000 visitors and participants each year – making the discovery and exploration of art accessible to all. CMA is an equal opportunity employer.

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