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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.


Museum Tour Guide (P/T)

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) seeks outgoing, art-loving individuals to provide educational and engaging guided tours. Share your passion for art and have a profound impact on the museum experience and community. This is a part-time as needed position in the Education Department and reports to the Education Director.


Tour guides are a vital link between what is displayed in the Museum and how visitors respond to what they see. Exhibitions change regularly, so there is always something new to see. Each season, our education team develops new, customized tours which can be further tailored to meet group’s special interests or needs. We strive to make our tours interactive and fun for all ages. Tour guides support the Museum’s commitment to providing visitors of all ages and backgrounds with a positive engaging visit. Join our team and have the opportunity to meet artists and curators, participate in trainings to enhance presentation skills, learn about art history and the exciting stories behind the art and more!


This position requires around 2-10 tours or trainings per month, depending on exhibition schedule. Tours are typically 45 minutes long and most commonly scheduled back-to-back for a total of 1.5 hours in length plus 15-minute early arrival time. Trainings are typically 1-2 hours. Tour guides are notified 2-6 weeks in advance for scheduling.


  • Must have open availability to be scheduled on an as needed basis for trainings and lead tours from 10 am to 12 pm, Tuesday – Fridays. Other time slots available if schedule permits.

  • Engaging and high energy storyteller, with improvisational skills to cater to large and small group’s interests and needs. 

  • Eagerness to learn, research, and attend trainings related to in-gallery activities.

  • Punctual with excellent time management and communication skills.

  • Previous teaching, tour guide, and/or presentation experience preferred.

  • Previous art teaching experience may add opportunity to also teach hands-on Art Experience Workshops in addition to tour.

  • Must be able to pass an Ohio BCI & FBI Background check.


  • $20 per tour, $20 per hour of training

*Please note: CMA also offers unpaid volunteer Tour Guide positions. This paid position is for tour guides that are able to be scheduled for specific tours times vs. volunteering when personal schedule allows with less of a time commitment. To apply for a volunteer position please visit, cantonart.org/docents.


Please send resume and a cover letter explaining why you would be an ideal Tour Guide to:  

Erica Emerson, Education Director, erica@cantonart.org
SUBJECT: Resume for Museum Tour Guide


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 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:  

Erica Emerson, Education Director, erica@cantonart.org
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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