Jobs

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.

How to Apply 

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 characteristc protected by federal, state or local law.


HR Coordinator
Human Resources

Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives
Art Administration & Collections

Payroll Manager
Finance & Accounting

On-Site Services Associate
On-Site Services

Grants Manager
Development

Annual Giving Programs Associate
Development

Membership Sales Associate
Membership

Performance Art Assistant
On-Site Services

Director of Operations
Facilities & Security Operations

Manager of Corporate Giving
Development


HR Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Human Resources

Reporting to the HR Manager, the HR Coordinator provides administrative support to all staff in the HR department. This position is responsible for the coordination of various HR department programs and events, including recruitment and onboarding, the museum’s internship and rideshare programs, and wellness events.


Some duties include: assists with the full cycle of recruitment for entry level and part-time positions, including drafting job postings, screening resumes, meeting with hiring managers, conducting interviews, and processing background checks; coordinates all temporary and program specific employment, including conducting new employee orientations and exit interviews; maintains HR department events schedule on the museum’s event calendar; supports AVP with scheduling meetings, maintaining calendar, and answering phone calls; performs data entry of new hires, terminations, and employee status changes; coordinates museum’s internship program, including running background checks, conducting intern orientations, maintaining intern records, and planning intern events; drafts correspondence, including offer letters, wage notices, termination letters, and general announcements; provides employment verifications for current and former employees; updates and maintains HR department intranet homepage, and employee title changes museum-wide on the intranet directory; responds to various inquiries relating to HR policies, procedures, operations and benefits; coordinates hiring through temp agencies; acts as liaison to the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources for employment, terminations, and various reporting requirements; reconciles and processes billing for the HR department; assists with annual performance review process; updates job descriptions; opens and distributes incoming mail for the HR department; orders office supplies; posts annual legal employment updates.  


The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field, and at least two years of human resources experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

 

Please follow this link to apply.


Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives (Regular Part-Time)
Art Administration & Collections

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces the search for a candidate to fill the Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives for the UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative.  The UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides graduate students with an educational opportunity that integrates the academic classroom and the art museum. 

The UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative is a collaborative program intended to introduce object-based research to UCLA graduate students through a series of seminars, internships and site visits at LACMA.  The program represents a dynamic institutional partnership based on a shared vision for a new era of training in the field of art history and the development of a progressive museum model aimed at providing new insight into the meaning and function of an encyclopedic museum.

Reporting to the Senior Deputy Director for Art Administration and Collections , the Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives will oversee all communications related to the initiative, plan and schedule courses to be held at LACMA, develop internal programmatic operations, protocols and maintain timelines, as well as assist with the grant management for the UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative.

Working as a liaison between LACMA’s curatorial staff, comprised of 35 members representing all areas of art history, and UCLA’s program coordinator representing 15 faculty members, the Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives is responsible for overseeing detailed and practical issues pertaining to museum and university programmatic participation. In addition to brokering this collaboration with museum staff, the coordinator manages and oversees any programmatic events on LACMA’s campus including collection visits, symposia, museum-based seminars, presentations and receptions.

The Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives will work with the Primary Investigators for the UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum to achieve the following goals: integrating new practicum-based curriculum with the current academic program to reemphasize object-based learning; maintaining a programmatic focus on research-driven implementation of gallery and exhibition projects; fostering mentorship by curators and faculty who have not had the opportunity to adopt this role in the past; creating opportunities for intellectual and pedagogical dialogue between museum scholars and university faculty; and fostering a climate of collaboration and exchange between the museum and the university.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in Art History or related field. A collaborative work style, along with excellent writing and public speaking skills and the ability to coordinate various aspects of the Practicum are required. Demonstrated grant administrative and managerial skills, along with work experience within a museum environment are preferred. This is a part-time position scheduled for 16 hours per week.

Please follow this link to apply.


Payroll Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Finance & Accounting

Reporting to the Controller, the Payroll Manager has full-charge responsibility over the payroll function at LACMA. The Museum has approximately 550 exempt and non-exempt employees, has a semi-monthly pay cycle and utilizes ADP software for its payroll and time & attendance.

The Payroll Manager is expected to have integrity, inspire confidence, demonstrate leadership and enforce compliance with the Museum policies and state and federal wage, hour and tax laws. The position also works collaboratively with staff across the Museum and provides guidance and work direction to a Payroll Specialist.

Some duties include: payroll record maintenance, retention and destruction; electronic timesheet set-up, collection and processing; vacation and sick time accrual and usage; meal period compliance; garnishment/levy/court order compliance; UI compensation reporting; off-cycle payroll check processing; year-end W-2 reporting; training of staff for back-up; finding opportunities to improve and automate processes; having a leadership role when implementing payroll system updates and upgrades and/or researching and implementing new vendors or products; troubleshooting and solving issues with ADP technical support;  monitoring and processing ADP invoices; creating payroll G/L journals and keeping atop of payroll and tax law changes. On a daily basis answering staff questions related to payroll deductions, tax withholdings, timesheets & time reports, paychecks and overtime.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree, five to ten (5-10) years of progressive payroll experience culminating in full-charge responsibilities. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and ability to learn other payroll applications is required. Experience working with the ADP applications (Autopay II and ezLabor Manager) and involved in a professional Payroll Association is desired.

Please follow this link to apply.


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

With more than 120,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring lacma.org.

Reporting to the Supervisor of Operations, the On-Site Services Associate provides quality customer service and sells Museum admission, special event/program tickets, and memberships.

Some duties include: fills reservations and memberships in person, over the telephone and through the mail; operates computerized ticket reservation system, cash register, credit card authorization system and accepts payment; responds to inquiries in a courteous and pleasant manner concerning events, reservations and general information; balance worksheets, breakdowns and register tapes with actual receipts; writes letters and completes documentation for fulfillment of ticket and member benefits packages.

The qualified candidate will have a high school diploma and at least two years of customer service and administrative experience.

Please follow this link to apply.


Grants Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Government and Foundation Relations, the Grants Manager works collaboratively with senior leadership and colleagues across museum departments to maximize grant revenue by producing complex proposals and grant applications to support museum programs. In addition, the Grants Manager is responsible for tracking reporting deadlines and managing the submission of reports in a timely manner, identifying new funding sources and proactively managing the cultivation and stewardship of institutional funders, with an emphasis on securing grants ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000. The Grants Manager provides guidance and work direction to the Grant Writer and the department’s administrative assistant.

Some duties include: directs and coordinates evaluation and monitoring of grant funded programs; confers with Finance department and project directors to develop program goals and objectives, outline use of funds and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding; manages exhibition funding meetings: discusses prospect and funding strategies for exhibitions with curators, and develops plans for funding each show; composes grant applications and submits to government funding agencies and foundations; develops new funding opportunities, monitoring literature dealing with funds available through grants from governmental agencies and private foundations to determine funding feasibility; maintains portfolio of prospects: identifies, cultivates and tracks solicitations to foundation and government donors; provides support for foundation cultivation events, lunches and site visits; provides staffing assistance for donor related events.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in English, Art History, or related field, and at least 5 years of experience with non-profit fundraising and proposal writing, including demonstrated success with foundation and government grant applications. 

Please follow this link to apply.


Annual Giving Programs Associate (Regular Full-Time)
Development

The Annual Giving Programs Associate is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of $1,000+ annual gifts and membership dues from a portfolio of annual donors and prospects, as well as donor stewardship within assigned annual giving programs. As part of a larger Annual Giving Programs team responsible for both unrestricted and restricted annual revenue for LACMA, the Associate works to strategically advance donors in their engagement with LACMA through excellent programming and thoughtful, well-planned activities. This Associate serves as a subject matter expert for a suite of annual giving councils and acquisition groups. The current specific assignments for this position are the American Art Council (AAC), the Modern and Contemporary Art Council (MCAC), and LACMA’s two contemporary art acquisitions groups: Contemporary Friends and Art Here and Now (AHAN): Studio Forum. This position also serves as a liaison to curatorial staff connected to each of these groups.

Some duties include: meets annual fundraising goals, showing growth over time from a portfolio of annual donors and prospects; offers a program of council and acquisition group events in close collaboration with curatorial, Annual Giving, and Events colleagues; solicits new donors and develops relationships with current donors; manages prospecting activities with curators, volunteers, and other development colleagues; acts as primary contact for, and actively engages with assigned and prospective members during patron programs; manages each assigned group or council’s membership lists, renewals, gift processing, acknowledgements, and member actions within Raiser’s Edge database; drafts donor correspondence and promotional materials; assists Associate Director of Councils and Acquisitions Groups with all activities related to Contemporary Friends and AHAN; helps identify potential major gift prospects from within portfolio; responsible for timely sharing of calendar and other relevant work details; provides general administrative support with office functions, phone calls and mail documentation; works closely with Annual Giving Programs Assistant to accomplish routine tasks; works closely with all members of the annual giving programs team, fundraising staff, curators and programmatic staff at LACMA.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field, and at least 3 years of administrative experience with an emphasis on event planning, budgeting, fundraising and organizing printed materials.

Please follow this link to apply.


Membership Sales Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Membership

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.


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


Manager of Corporate Giving, Sponsorship (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Giving, the Manager of Corporate Giving is responsible for most elements of sponsorship from research to solicitation, negotiation, and fulfillment for exhibitions and programs at the museum.

Some duties include: develops sponsorship solicitation strategies and identifies new potential sponsors to grow corporate donor base for programming including but not limited to film, art + technology and music; collaborates with various departments throughout the Museum to identify corporate funding opportunities; oversees the drafting of proposals and exhibition calendars including narrative, image selection, assigning benefits, and design; pitches potential sponsors and cultivates existing corporate donors; coordinates all aspects of sponsorship fulfillment including contract negotiation and the delivery of marketing, public relations, membership, entertainment and hospitality benefits; drafts stewardship communications including acknowledgement letters, corporate reports, and e-newsletters; maintains and updates prospect portfolios and data files; attends exhibition presentation meetings; assists with coordinating donor events; represents LACMA at Museum and donor events as needed on nights and weekends; participate actively as a team member within the Development department; provides support to the AVP Corporate Giving and corporate development team.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Arts Administration, Marketing, Business Administration or related field and at least 3 years of experience with corporate sponsorship in either a non-profit or for-profit setting; experience with capital campaigns preferred. Proven ability to research and secure program support, as well as knowledge and experience writing proposals for corporate donors is required. Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point is essential, and experience using Raisers Edge is preferred.

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.


 

Reporting to the HR Manager, the HR Coordinator provides administrative support to all staff in the HR department. This position is responsible for the coordination of various HR department programs and events, including recruitment and onboarding, the museum’s internship and rideshare programs, and wellness events.


Some duties include: assists with the full cycle of recruitment for entry level and part-time positions, including drafting job postings, screening resumes, meeting with hiring managers, conducting interviews, and processing background checks; coordinates all temporary and program specific employment, including conducting new employee orientations and exit interviews; maintains HR department events schedule on the museum’s event calendar; supports AVP with scheduling meetings, maintaining calendar, and answering phone calls; performs data entry of new hires, terminations, and employee status changes; coordinates museum’s internship program, including running background checks, conducting intern orientations, maintaining intern records, and planning intern events; drafts correspondence, including offer letters, wage notices, termination letters, and general announcements; provides employment verifications for current and former employees; updates and maintains HR department intranet homepage, and employee title changes museum-wide on the intranet directory; responds to various inquiries relating to HR policies, procedures, operations and benefits; coordinates hiring through temp agencies; acts as liaison to the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources for employment, terminations, and various reporting requirements; reconciles and processes billing for the HR department; assists with annual performance review process; updates job descriptions; opens and distributes incoming mail for the HR department; orders office supplies; posts annual legal employment updates.  


The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field, and at least two years of human resources experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


Please follow this link to apply:

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15272031