Employment at LACMA

Welcome to the employment page of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. To see a brief description of the position that interests you, select the position title. Human Resources will review each applicant’s qualifications for compatibility with available openings. Should a potential fit exist, Human Resources will contact the applicant directly. Learn more about opportunities to be a LACMA Intern.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Security Technical & Network Systems Manager
Facilities & Security Operations 

Logistics Clerk 
Museum Store 

Gallery Educator
Education & Public Programs 

General Maintenance Worker
Facility Services

Digital Content Manager
Web & Digital Media

On-Site Services Associate
On-Site Services 

Assistant Conservator, Objects
Conservation Center

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles
Conservation Center

Director of Operations
Facility & Security Operations

Membership Sales Associate

Performance Art Assistant
On-Site Services

Security Technical & Network Systems Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Facilities & Security Operations

Reporting to the AVP of Facilities and Security Operations, the Security Technical and Network Systems Manager is responsible for monitoring, repairing, maintaining and optimizing all security, fire-life safety, and network technical systems at LACMA. This position is responsible for the oversight of the technical systems and network related budgets, contracts and vendor management.

Some duties include: collaborates with AVP of Facilities and Security Operations, Senior Security Operations Manager and IS management to optimize security, fire-life-safety and network electronic systems, assess systems and makes recommendations for improvements and efficiencies; maintains and updates software and hardware service agreements; manages budget for the security technical, fire-life-safety and security network systems, including software and hardware maintenance, repair and system expansion; provides annual upgrade proposals for software and hardware improvements; manages monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance and testing schedule for all security, fire-life-safety and network related systems; monitors all security, fire-life-safety, network systems and related databases and equipment including, but not limited to: Fire-Life-Safety Equipment (VESDA, Sprinklers, Beam Detectors, etc), Intrusion Detection System, Panic/Duress Alarm System, Video Surveillance System (ensure cameras and video recording devices are working properly), Artwork Protection Systems (RFID), and Security Network systems; schedules service from outside vendors on items that cannot be completed in-house, monitor vendor performance and quality of work, approve and process all related invoices; liaises with Gallery Construction, Registration and Curatorial departments on the installation and/or movement of cameras for the purpose of providing ample CCTV coverage in exhibition spaces; maintains accurate records for all system maintenance, repairs, and devices installation including expected lifetime of each device installed; orders supplies and equipment for all systems using prudent cost-savings initiatives; develops and maintains documented procedures for Security Control/Command Center Operations, specifically related to daily operations and emergency response procedures; provides management and operational oversight for the Security Control/Command Room; provides training for security personnel and management team on security and fire-life-safety related technical systems; ensures all critical systems are backed-up and redundant in the event of emergency situations; implements and administers a master key-management and tracking system; directly responds to and provides support in emergency situations in collaboration with AVP of Facilities and Security Operations, Senior Security Operations Manager and IS Management as required; assists Security Operations Manager in gathering forensic information and data for investigations.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems, Information Systems Management, Technical Management or related field, and a minimum of 5 years of experience with Security Technical Systems and IS networks. Master’s degree preferred. The following experience is required: experience with network set-up, partitioning of networks, network security and troubleshooting, server set-up, optimization and storage management; experience with access control software, including door/panel set-up, creating access privileges, enrollment and database management; experience with surveillance and video management system, including camera set-up and installation, user permissions, database management, maintenance and troubleshooting.

On-call availability after regular business hours and on weekends is required.

Please follow this link to apply.

Logistics Clerk (Regular Part-Time)
Museum Stores

Reporting to the Buying Officer Manager, the Logistics Clerk receives and tickets merchandise for the Museum Store, ensuring timely delivery of goods to the store locations. Additionally, the Logistics Clerk is responsible for ship-outs, including the fulfillment, packing and shipping of wholesale and retail sales.

Some duties include: unpacks and examines incoming shipments, verifies counts against corresponding purchase order and packing slip, reports damages or shortages as necessary, creates receiving voucher and merchandise tags; fulfills, packs and ships outgoing wholesale and retail orders, completes forms and maintains records for outgoing shipments; fulfills transfer requests initiated by store staff, checks store locations daily to pick up outgoing shipments and damages and to review supply needs, stocks all stores with wrap and pack supplies as needed; conducts stock counts and supply counts; assists in the facilitation of temporary exhibition stores set-up and breakdown.

The qualified candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent, and at least one year of related retail warehouse experience.

Please follow this link to apply.

Gallery Educator (Regular Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

The gallery educator will develop and implement object-based, interactive gallery lessons for a diverse group of elementary and middle school students as part of LACMA’s mobile programs: Ancient World Mobile and Maya Mobile. The gallery educator will lead tours of LACMA’s ancient world collection and its collection of medieval and Renaissance art on a part-time basis, typically 8-12 hours a week.

Some duties include: leads gallery tours for elementary and middle-school students, including English language learners and students with multiple needs, that focus on trade and art in the ancient Mediterranean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, South and Southeast Asian, and European galleries. Implements gallery tours that adhere to best practices in museum education and are aligned with current State standards in the sixth and seventh grade curriculum for the visual arts, history-social sciences, and/or English language arts.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or Cultural Anthropology and at least one year of teaching experience. Familiarity with sixth and seventh grade curriculum and object-based teaching.  Ability to conduct independent research in areas relevant to LACMA’s collection, including ancient art, art of the Americas, Asian art, art of the Middle East, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. Ability to facilitate group discussions either by leading or co-teaching with other gallery educators. Be knowledgeable of the latest educational reform efforts within public schools.  A combination of related education, training, and teaching experience will be accepted.

Please follow this link to apply. 

General Maintenance Worker (Regular Full-Time)
Facility Services

Reporting to the Supervisor of Facility Maintenance, the General Maintenance Worker performs a variety of minor general building maintenance and repair work.

Some duties include: Plumbing – replaces or repairs defective valves, faucets, and washers; repairs leaks; replaces pipe; snake pipes, replacing sewage lines; Carpentry – builds and installs shelves, cabinets, and chair rails; hangs bulletin boards; sands and refinishes furniture and woodwork; repairs doors, windows and drawers; repairs wood and laminate flooring; Masonry – patches asphalt, concrete and plaster surfaces; replaces bricks or ceramic tile as needed; Electrical – replaces broken or defective tubes and starters; does minor rewiring; installs electrical outlets as well as light and fluorescent fixtures. Other duties may include minor sheet metal work, minor roofing repairs, maintenance of tools and equipment for top performance and special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have at least three years of experience in facility maintenance and repair. A valid class C California driver’s license is required. The position also requires a flexible schedule with occasional night and weekend shifts.

Please follow this link to apply.

Digital Content Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Web & Digital Media

The Web and Digital Media department at LACMA seeks a Digital Content Manager to work closely with various museum departments in creating engaging and accessible digital content for the museum’s digital properties.

This position is responsible for managing day-to-day aspects of content development for, the museum’s mobile application, and other digital platforms. They will partner with stakeholders in education, curatorial, marketing, membership and other functional areas to define and execute strategies to advance the online and digital experience for LACMA patrons and increase the reach, effectiveness and relevance of digital communication.

Some duties include: manages content development workflow for various LACMA digital properties; contributes to ongoing redesign and enhancement of existing digital properties and collaborates on developing and implementing new platforms for the museum’s digital content; works across departments to identify and implement enhancements in how digital content is produced and executed; leads exhibition-related content planning, creation and evaluation; participates in strategic planning for future technology and engagement platforms.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with experience working in digital platforms. Familiarity with Drupal Content Management system, basic HTML and CSS, and Adobe software is required and an understanding of principles of UX is desired. The ideal candidate has a proven track record in successfully managing multiple projects with many stakeholders at the same time. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.

Please follow this link to apply.

On-Site Services Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
On-Site Services 

Under the guidance of On-Site Services leadership team, the On-Site Services Associate is responsible for providing outstanding visitor services while selling museum admission, special programming tickets, LACMA memberships and soliciting LACMA Fund donations. The successful candidate will work at a LACMA Ticket Office.

Some duties include: actively demonstrates a guest-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times; maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s exhibition and programming schedule; actively promotes, sells, and services the LACMA membership program; responds to visitor and member inquiries in a hospitable, knowledgeable, and professional manner; works in concert with the On-Site Services team to present a cohesive, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly visitor and member experience; shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors and members via excellent written and verbal communications; and other duties as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and/or equivalent work experience. At least two years of excellent customer service and sales experience is required. Must operate with attention to detail and strong organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow in a visitor-focused, high-volume setting. Experience working with Tessitura is preferred. Open availability including nights and weekends is required.

Please use this link to apply.

Assistant Conservator, Objects (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

Reporting to the Senior Conservator for Objects, the Assistant Conservator works collaboratively with the entire conservation staff in all aspects of the care and preservation of the museum's encyclopedic collection of artwork dating from antiquity to the present.

Some duties include: prepares and reviews condition reports for works of art on loan and new acquisitions; prepares treatment proposals and reports in order to document all conservation work; undertakes the conservation and restoration of works of art; performs research and interacts with curators and other professionals to understand significance of artwork and artist’s intentions; advises on appropriate environmental conditions for the safe display and storage of works of art; acts as courier for traveling exhibitions and loans; assists conservation staff with the routine maintenance of the laboratory and the ordering of equipment and supplies; responds to questions from the general public.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in objects conservation, or who have similar training and/or experience. Further postgraduate work and/or several years of employment in conservation is strongly preferred. A demonstrated ability to treat a wide variety of three-dimensional objects, communicate effectively, and work well with other museum staff is essential.

Please follow this link to apply.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in costume and textile conservation. The fellowship is a full-time position for one year, and includes a stipend of $41,600 per year plus benefits.  A $2,000 travel allowance for study/research will be allocated at the discretion of the section head and the Director of Conservation.

The fellowship will focus on the study, examination, and conservation of costume and textiles in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Successful candidates will gain considerable experience working within a conservation laboratory that is tasked with preparing artifacts for exhibition, loan, photography and storage. Collaborative projects with the Center's Research Laboratory are possible. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia, and workshops and to visit and collaborate with nearby cultural institutions.

The qualified candidate will  have graduated from a recognized conservation training program, with the appropriate specialization, or who have similar training or experience. 

Interested candidates must submit the following materials:

  • A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses and telephone numbers, education, and experience

  • A short statement of the candidate's interest and intent in applying for the fellowship.

  •  Upload a document called "Three Letters of Recommendation" and state three references  with their contact information.


Please follow this link to apply.

Director of Operations (Regular Full-Time)
Facilities & Operations

Since 2007 the museum has doubled its campus, doubled its exhibition program and doubled its attendance. It has accomplished this through a comprehensive transformation that has included new buildings, a series of collection-changing art acquisitions and a visionary path to the future set out by its director and board of trustees.

Reporting to the Associate VP of Facilities & Security Operations, the Director of Operations provides strategic and operational leadership of all activities in maintenance, building operations, construction, renovation, and engineering. The Director of Operations manages office renovations, relocation and move management, maintains inventory and records for museum furniture, fixtures, equipment, and County fixed assets; and manages facility contracts with outside vendors. The Director of Operations plans and oversees the Operations and Facility Planning , Engineering and Facility Services section of the annual budget; and coordinates the facility needs of the Museum Director’s residence.

Some duties include: develops a comprehensive approach to managing the performance of the staff,systems, and infrastructure in Building Operations in order to achieve more proactive management of Museum assets, more professional engagement with clients across the Museum,and more effective collaboration with other departments; contributes at a leadership level to the continuing commitment of Building Operations to achieve excellence and accountability in the stewardship of the Museum's physical assets and service to Museum and its stakeholders; provides management direction, leadership and oversight for project management services in order to achieve projects that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, cost effective, and appropriate to advancing the Museum's mission; provides leadership of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing projects; approves all budget, estimating, purchasing, engineering, accounting, cost and construction functions as they relate to capital renewal projects; establishes and maintains working relationships with internal and external clients, employees, and vendors to facilitate construction activities; implements departmental quality control standards based on industry best practices; receives timely progress reports and acceptance reports on all projects; provides oversight of all activities in the areas of painting, locksmithing, and housekeeping; prioritizes work, quality control, employees and labor relations functions, customer relations, the continuous review of key control policies,and ensures the identification of potential projects related to building structural conditions; provides leadership in maintaining a professional working relationship with unionized staff and their representatives; develops recommendations on staffing levels (current and future) necessary to provide services; identifies areas for potential savings or investments; develops and implements a staff training program to ensure all professional staff can perform at maximum potential; collaborates with union leadership to ensure that unionized employees have access to appropriate training and development opportunities to advance their careers and to contribute optimally to the success of Building Operations.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or related field. MBA or equivalent educational and work experience is preferred. At least 5-7 years of progressive management experience in facilities management, preferably in a complex, decentralized institutional,agency,or corporate environment. An appreciation for the unique complexities associated with the Museum along with an understanding of the importance of construction and facilities to the success of the Museum and overall quality of the visitor experience. Ability to direct and converse technically with engineers and architects regarding museum systems (HVACs, pumps, compressors, vacuum pumps, dust extraction equipment, etc.) and the maintenance, operation, design and construction of various buildings. Experience working in a union environment is strongly preferred along with knowledge of Los Angeles Building and Fire Departments codes. Ability to inspire confidence, convey credibility, and develop/maintain effective working relationships at all levels within the Museum is required. Excellent customer service, communication, and presentation skills, including written communications. Demonstrated ability to negotiate, navigate,and lead in a complex, collaborative environment. Strategic thinker with advanced analytical skills coupled with experience creating and implementing short and long-term strategic plans. Thorough knowledge of maintenance equipment operation and design and of leading-edge methods of providing efficient and effective maintenance services. Ability to manage a full-service facility maintenance program and provide leadership for a diverse workforce. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel,PowerPoint, and Outlook required.

Please follow this link to apply.

Membership Sales Associate (Temporary Part-Time)

Reporting to the On-Site Services Supervisor, the Sales Associate is responsible for converting LACMA visitors into members.

The Sales Associate welcomes visitors, engages and educates them on all the benefits of membership with the goal of converting them to members. This individual quickly develops a thorough understanding of, and visible enthusiasm for, LACMA’s collections, exhibitions and programs. The Sales Associate works as part of an overall onsite team.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Sales, Art History or related field and at least two years of sales experience. Knowledge of and passion for the arts and ability to work well with others is required. Experience with point of sale software and/or Patron Edge and Raiser’s Edge is preferred. Candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends, and be on feet for long periods of time. Some light lifting of sales materials involved from time to time.

Please follow this link to apply.

Performance Art Assistant (Temporary Part-Time)
On-Site Services

Reporting to the Supervisor of Operations, the Performance Art Assistant is responsible for providing outstanding visitor service while working within select exhibition spaces ensuring that museum policies and procedures are upheld. Successful candidates will consistently present a positive, friendly, and enthusiastic attitude at all times while working with a variety of LACMA constituencies including the general public, members, donors, and staff.

Some duties include: actively demonstrates a guest-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times; responsible for clearly and concisely explaining certain aspects of visitor experience that pertain to specific works of art; work with visitors, members, or donors, to collect completed waivers; maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s general policies and procedures, membership programs, and the exhibition and programming schedule; works in concert with the On-Site Services and Security teams to present a cohesive, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly visitor and member experience; shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors and members via excellent written and verbal communications; regular and predictable attendance; other duties as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field with a strong interest in art and culture. At least two years of excellent customer service is required.  Must operate with attention to detail and strong organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow in a visitor-focused, high-volume setting. Open availability including nights and weekends is required.

Please follow this link to apply.

Due to the volume of correspondence received, the Human Resources Department cannot confirm receipt of submitted documentation. Phone calls will not be returned.

How to Apply

To be considered for any of the openings listed, please forward your resume including a list of references, and a cover letter indicating position(s) of interest, as well as any salary requirements, to LACMA Human Resources, via our online system. Follow the link at the bottom of the position posting to apply through the online system. Please note that through the online system, you may attach only one file, so please combine cover letters & resumes into one document. Not compatible with Firefox.