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

Security Guard


Gallery Guard

Reports To

Senior Security Day Supervisor Senior Security Night Supervisor


 To promote and assure the physical and environmental security of gallery visitors and exhibit art objects while exercising high customer service standards.


This position under the direct guidance of Security Supervisors is responsible for all gallery security, gallery life safety procedures and gallery decorum.

Primary Responsibilities include but not limited to

  • Following prescribed guidelines to gallery security regulations.
  • Thorough understanding and implementation of fire and fire and life safety procedures.
  • Incorporating high customer service standards as outlined by Security Supervisors.
  • Strict adherence to the start and completion of all shift schedules.
  • Adherence to all tenets of the Facility Security Guidelines and the Emergency Disaster Plan.

Secondary Responsibilities include

  • General awareness of exhibit information
  • Strict adherence to supplied uniform and personal appearance decorum.

Job Type

This is a part-time hourly position not exempt from over-time.

Knowledge and Experience

  •  Calmness in visitor management
  • Self-direction and ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Good communications skills
  • Awareness of surrounding activity to forestall possible incidents

Skills and Abilities

Be a positive employee and an advocate for the museum, interacting courteously and respectfully with others, internally and externally. Should have passion for the job and the museum and is creative, innovative, agile, and flexible. A highly motivated team player who is enthusiastic and proactive, and who thrives in a fast-paced environment. Possesses a strong sense of urgency, priority, and follow-through. Can work independently, anticipate needs, and manage multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously. Ability to work collegially with other staff and partner across departments to achieve common objectives. Discretion and sound judgment are required. Maintains the highest professional and ethical standards.


Please send your resume and cover letter 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