Jobs, Internships, Volunteering


The Wexner Center for the Arts is The Ohio State University's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. We appreciate your interest in the center as a potential employer. The Wexner Center is committed to building an inclusive work environment that welcomes and values diversity. We strive to ensure that our work environment is as stimulating, inspiring, and diverse as the many artists, programs, and art forms we present.

Various employment opportunities are periodically available at the Wexner Center. Because the center is part of The Ohio State University, full-time job listings and applications are handled through the university's Office of Human Resources. As permanent positions become available, they are posted on the university's employment web site. Positions appear with Wexner Center vacancies listed under “department” as WCA and then the specific employing area within the center. Visit the OSU Jobs site.


We have a variety of internship positions, paid or for course credit, available in several departments and programming areas for autumn, spring, or the full academic year. Find common questions and more about our university student internship opportunities. Check this page for open internships.


Would you like to get involved and see behind-the-scenes at the Wexner Center? Volunteers, from students to retirees, come from all walks of life. All you need is interest and enthusiasm! Become a community educator, join our core of volunteer ushers, or explore one of our volunteer councils.

Community Educators Program

Contemporary art spaces are unique environments for teaching and learning in part because they are structured around sensory exploration, discussion, and interaction with art. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share ideas freely in a supportive community.

Are you interested in facilitating inclusive arts conversations? Would you like to work with youth and families in hands-on workshops? Educators at the Wex can do all of this and more, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with the center’s dynamic exhibitions, films, and performances. Educators also get the chance to participate in continuing education workshops, trainings, and behind-the-scenes experiences while discussing contemporary art with like-minded and passionate peers.

Positions are typically filled at the end of each academic year, as needed. For more information, contact the Department of Learning & Public Practice at or call (614) 292-3535 and ask to be transferred to the department.

Volunteer Ushers

We see a little bit of everything and everybody. When you volunteer to assist our patrons at events, you’ll get to see it all too: getting the first look at new exhibitions during our gallery openings, being entertained and inspired by a wide array of programs, learning from educational lectures, viewing rare movie classics as well as brand new films often introduced by filmmakers, and, of course, enjoying dance, theater, and music from all over the US and abroad at our performing arts shows. Ushering with us lets you keep your finger on the pulse of the contemporary art world for free.

No experience or previous training is required, but ushers complete an introductory training and orientation session.

Find out more about becoming a Volunteer Usher.

Volunteer Councils

Our various Wex Volunteer Councils are supported by individuals who aid the Wex in expanding reach by cultivating and engaging new audiences and helping build community support.

Find out more about Wex Leadership Councils.