Full-Time Benefits

  •     Health, Dental, Life & LTD plans
  •     State retirement plan
  •     Vacation & sick days
  •     Paid holidays
  •     25% discount in the CMA Shop
  •     Event & program discounts
  •     Direct deposit
  •     Parking provided

Part-Time Benefits

  •     Vacation & sick days (working over 20 hrs./wk.)
  •     25% discount in the CMA Shop
  •     Event & program discounts
  •     Direct deposit
  •     Parking provided

CMA Experience Promises

We promise to be inspiring. We are a place for you to learn about each other and yourselves through the art of the world. We provide a variety of experiences designed to move you to connect, contemplate, and create.

We promise to be welcoming. We strive to be warm, inviting, inclusive, and accessible. You belong here, and we promise to treat you that way.

We promise to be community-centered. We are rooted in and reflective of our own diverse communities. We see ourselves as champions of a thriving Midlands.

We promise to be playful. We believe that art is an adventure, and we approach everything we do with a sense of open-minded exploration.

We promise to be vibrant. We provide dynamic experiences that engage the mind, enrich the spirit, and fuel artistic energy. Your art museum is bright in spaces, ideas, and possibilities.

Application Instructions

The CMA accepts applications for current open positions via email only; walk-in and resumes sent via U.S.P.S. are not accepted. Only the top qualified candidates will be contacted. Your application status or status of an open position will not be verified by telephone. 

Current Openings

Development Specialist

Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to

Plaza Apprentice

Please send your cover letter and resume for this paid apprenticeship to The CMA is seeking two apprentices for the fall session (summer positions have been filled).

Summer Camp Intern

Opportunity for high school and college students. Please send your resume and application (high school or college) for this internship to

Security Guard

Please send your cover letter and resume to

Governance and Administration

501(c)(3) entity governed by the Columbia Museum of Art with a 33-member board of trustees, five-member commission, approximately 60 staff,  and many volunteers.

Operating Budget

$4 million


Approximately $9 million


American Alliance of Museums