Line Cook

Job Title:  Line Cook
Department:  Café and Events
Reports To:  Head Chef
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Employment Status:  Full-Time
Compensation:  $13.75/hour plus benefits
Please submit applications directly on the Toledo Museum of Art website
Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus.
And thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, TMA remains a privately endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public, free of charge.


Ensures that the food service operation enhances the quality of the Museum’s visitor experience by assisting in the preparation of creative and delicious food. Provides efficient and friendly customer service and consistently presents a professional approach to overall food service operations.
  • Assists with food preparation for both café service and catering/special events.
  • Monitors food presentation for consistency and aesthetic appeal.
  • Maintains sanitation standards.
  • Provides other kitchen and service assistance as required by supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Formal culinary training
  • Minimum of two years of solid experience, including banquet, catering and/or high volume food experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of food preparation, cooking techniques, and use of all related equipment
  • Responsible self starter who is able to follow instructions delivered in verbal or written form
  • Knowledge of appropriate food service sanitation standards
  • ServSafe Certification required
  • Clean and professional personal appearance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with other members of the staff
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deal with the multiple-tasking of a busy commercial kitchen while assuring that all details receive appropriate attention; must be able to handle immediate changes in plans due to customer demands and needs, availability of products and other unforeseen problems
  • Ability to plan with good time-management skills
  • Dedication to providing outstanding customer service
  • Must be willing and able to work as needed – hours will include some evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must pass a background check
Standard commercial kitchen work environment with related heat generated by ovens and ranges and noise from equipment. Position requires the ability to visually monitor product, operate all commercial appliances, and communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors. Regularly lifts and moves cases of produce and other foodstuffs and dishware which can weigh up to 50 lbs. Events are held across campus and may occasionally result in exposure to uncomfortable weather conditions.
  • 20 Days of Paid Time Off Annually
  • 6 Paid Holidays Annually
  • 2 Floating Holidays Annually
  • 3 Paid Volunteer Days Annually
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Term Life and AD&D Insurance Plans
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Museum Family Membership
  • Employee Discounts in the Museum Store, Café, Studio Art Classes, & More!
The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources at or (567)-666-0387.