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Collection Information Specialist
Registration and Collections

Annual Giving Associate
Development 

Collection Information Technician
Registration and Collections

HR Assistant
Human Resources

Coordinator, Strategic Development Services 
Development 

Conservator, Objects
Conservation Center

Manager, Security Technical Systems
Facilities & Security Operations

Director, Foundation Partnerships 
Development 

Senior Analyst, Data & Reporting
Strategic Development Services


Collection Information Specialist (Regular Full-Time)
Registration and Collections

Reporting to the Head of Collection Information & Digital Assets, the Collection Information Specialist contributes to the improvement of collections data and digital assets as housed in The Museum System (TMS), ResourceSpace (ODIN), Move Object Request Application (MORA), and Drupal. The Collection Information Specialist provides user support for these systems on a daily basis via the CIDA Hotline for the staff of multiple museum departments, including curatorial, registration, conservation and more. This position is currently funded through June 30, 2020.

Some duties include: handles a variety of CIDA Hotline requests to meet systems user needs including general use questions, data entry assistance, data upload and report requests and troubleshooting; provides individual and group training sessions, drafting and publishing written procedures as well as reference and training materials for staff usage of databases; creates and modifies Crystal Reports and SSRS reports pursuant to staff requests and project needs; runs basic SQL queries; maintains user accounts and security; performs regular audits of data entry in governed databases, alerting staff of discrepancies; tracks statistics of database usage; provides museum collection inventory and digitization project support; researches data standards; performs data entry, including batch uploads and carries out data clean up projects as assigned; performs other duties or special projects as assigned; maintains regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have a degree in Museum Studies, Library Science, or a related field. The following is required: previous experience with a museum collections management database; knowledge of data standards for museum collection management; familiarity with museum practices and experience providing user support and training in a team environment. TMS, Crystal Reports, SSRS, digital asset management system, content management systems like Wordpress or Drupal, and SQL experience highly preferred.

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Annual Giving Associate (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Associate is responsible for the day-to-day operations, revenue goals, and execution of several of LACMA’s Patron Groups. LACMA’s six art councils range in size from approximately 20–120 members (totaling 300+ members) and collectively raise $400,000 annually in restricted support for the related curatorial departments. This position manages Costume Council, Decorative Arts and Design Council (DADC), Prints and Drawing Council (PDC) and LENS: Photography Council. Members of the patron groups are interested in greater, more rewarding participation at LACMA and enjoy a range of in-depth curator-led programs focused on specific areas of the museum’s collection. The Associate is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of members within the assigned groups in addition to planning and executing the programs. This key Development position also serves as the primary liaison with curatorial staff connected to the assigned annual giving program.

Some duties include: responsible for the overall revenue growth strategy and program for each group; in coordination with Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Membership, and Communications & Marketing teams, works to move individuals through the donor pipeline and grow existing revenue; holds a portfolio of 50+ members/donors with one on one relationships; plans, promotes, and executes a robust program of 18-24 events per year in collaboration with curatorial staff; collaborates and directs the Major Donor Events team to successfully execute group events; working closely with the Annual Giving Assistant and Strategic Services team, supports the administration of membership renewals and gift acknowledgements; solicits new council members and develops relationships with current council members; manages prospecting activities alongside curators, volunteers and colleagues; compiles and tracks council budgets, monitoring the council’s expenses and revenues; creates a communication schedule and drafts council correspondence and promotional materials including e-communications, event invitation and calendars; helps identify donors with major gift potential from within the membership/donor base; fulfills all promised membership benefits; keeps abreast of art world current events that relate to donors’ interest.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field and at least 3 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, preferably in the visual arts. The ideal candidate will have experience in marketing, event planning and budgeting, as well as, experience using Raiser’s Edge or comparable database.

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Collection Information Technician (Regular Full-Time)
Registration and Collections

This a temporary grant-funded position for the LACMA Blackburn Collection project, for the period of February 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The Collection Information Technician will work as a member of the project processing team to photograph and digitize objects in LACMA’s Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Photography, and prepare upload sheets for ingestion into LACMA’s Digital Asset Management System and The Museum System (TMS) collections management database.

Some duties include: photographs fragile objects across a wide range of photographic media utilizing a copy stand; processes image files, including color correction, cropping, and creation of Master and Access copies; prepares image files and associated metadata for upload to ODIN; edits/updates metadata in TMS and/or ODIN, as needed; performs other duties or special projects as assigned; maintains regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Museum Studies, Library Sciences, or other related field. At least 1 year of experience working with a museum collections management database, digital asset management systems, and working in a team environment is required. Experience with Adobe Design Suite (specifically Photoshop, Acrobat, and Bridge) is highly preferred. The ability to lift at least 40 lbs. and stand for long periods when working is required.

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HR Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
Human Resources

Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, the HR Assistant provides clerical and administrative support to the Human Resources department.

Some duties include: maintains employment and benefits files and records; coordinates the archiving of HR department records and files annually; prepares new hire, intern, benefits and termination packets; performs data entry of background checks, address changes, training records; maintains HR department events schedule on the museum’s event calendar; supports VP with scheduling meetings, maintaining calendar, and answering phone calls; assists HR coordinator with temporary employment; drafts correspondence (rejection letters, Rideshare donation letters, termination letters); follows up with managers regarding status change forms; provides administrative support to the Museum’s Rideshare, Wellness, and Internship programs; assists the Benefits Administrator with coordination and planning of the following: semi-annual Rideshare Luncheons, wellness initiatives and semi-annual blood drives; provides employment verification for current and former employees; orders office supplies; opens and distributes incoming mail for the HR department; responds to various employee inquiries relating to HR procedures and operations; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field, and at least one year of administrative experience.

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Coordinator, Strategic Development Services (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Senior Director, Strategic Services, the Coordinator, Strategic Services is a key member of the team that helps LACMA achieve its long-term strategic fundraising objectives. As the assistant to the Senior Director, Strategic Services, the position works to help ensure good information and project flow across the team. The Coordinator is also instrumental in ensuring timely and accurate processing of Major Donor gifts, including Gifts of Art and gala ticket buyers, and in helping to track and record these gifts for accurate and timely reporting.

Some duties include: prepares gift processing forms, receipts, and customized acknowledgement letters for select major donors; serves as liaison between curatorial departments and Development to ensure curatorial gifts are promptly and properly processed and acknowledged by Development staff as appropriate; tracks and manages art donor welcome packets, following Board of Trustees Acquisitions Committee meeting approvals; ensures that packets are sent to donors within a reasonable turnaround time; tracks gifts of art for accurate reporting, both with the data management team and in any external record keeping systems; supports Strategic Services on vital business functions, including helping the Senior Director on annual departmental budgeting work; helps maintain donor recognition walls, signs, and published donor lists; tracks revenue and coordinates benefit fulfillment for ticket and table buyers for annual galas; partners with Sr. Manager of Gift and Data Processing on gala revenue reconciliation for Finance; works with donors on inquiries about gifts and tribute gifts; assists with administrative support for the department, including managing departmental catalogue orders, and ordering and organizing general department-wide supplies, etc.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or 2 to 3 years of related experience. Strong writing skills and the ability to effectively present information is essential. Experience in a development or fundraising environment is strongly preferred. Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as experience using a constituent management database such as Raiser’s Edge is required.

 

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Conservator, Objects (Regular Full-time)
Conservation Center

Reporting to the Senior Conservator, the Objects Conservator will oversee the objects lab and supervises junior objects conservation staff, fellows and interns. This position works collaboratively with other staff members to manage departmental responsibilities related to the preservation and conservation of LACMA’s encyclopedic 3-D collections. Core functions include object examination and treatment, technical research, vetting acquisitions, exhibition and gallery installations, and loan processing. Within the department, the Objects Conservator will work closely with the Conservation Imaging Specialist, the Senior Scientist, mountmakers, designers, and fabricators to implement these core functions. In addition,this position will collaborate with Curatorial, Registrars, Collections Management, and Exhibition & Design to achieve museum-wide strategic goals in exhibition, loan, gallery installations, and acquisitions.

Some duties include: under minimal supervision, provides high-level conservation of works of art in the Museum’s collection, objects on loan or objects related to special projects in adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American Institute for Conservation; undertakes research and scientific analysis to determine the compositions and conditions of materials to inform the development and implementation of conservation protocols and appropriate treatment procedures; provides written and photographic documentation for all conservation treatments, technical information for database entries, labels, publications, and authentication; manages the objects conservation studio and staff determining priorities, goals, and scheduling; assists in the building and management of a cost-effective budget; supervises and mentors junior staff, graduate fellows, interns and volunteers in the care handling and treatment of objects and assist with their training and development as required; reviews and edits written reports of junior staff as necessary; assesses, prepares, writes condition reports, and oversees packing of incoming and outgoing loans; collaborates with other members of the museum to provide designs for mounts and various display requirements, including materials testing and microclimate requirements; acts as a courier, accompanying LACMA artworks to and from borrowing venues world-wide; participates in the improvement of department and museum-wide processes, procedures and communication; ensures best practices for preventative conservation and implementation in the use of materials chosen for exhibition, storage, and transit; undertakes condition reporting of incoming and outgoing loans for three-dimensional objects, evaluating potential loans with regard to treatment needs, environmental specifications and other special requirements; advises curators on technical issues related to potential acquisitions or objects in the permanent collection; participates in all lab activities such as maintaining the cleanliness of the lab, keeping equipment maintained and up-to-date, and ordering supplies; stays up-to-date on current conservation practices; attends conservation conferences such as AIC, WAAC, and/or IIC to deliver lectures related to current projects and contributes to the conservation literature; responds to inquiries from colleagues, scholars, and the general public regarding conservation matters; and conducts laboratory tours and gives lectures.

The qualified candidate will have a Master’s degree in art conservation from a recognized conservation-training program with a specialty in objects and a minimum of seven to ten years of related professional experience. Record of professional activities including publications, conference presentations, continuing education, outreach and advocacy is required. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of museum care and preservation, essential to gallery display and storage environments and knowledge of artists’ materials and techniques used to create three-dimensional artwork. Knowledge about emergency preparedness and integrated pest management is essential. Ability to multitask to meet deadlines, work simultaneously on multiple projects in a highly demanding and fast-paced environment while exercising sound judgment and decision making is key.


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

Reporting to the VP of Facilities and Security, the Security Technical & Network Systems Manager is responsible for the administration, implementation, management and maintenance of the building Security Access, Video Management and Command Center operations and related network systems at all LACMA properties. Budgetary forecasting and management, including contract agreements.

Some duties include: collaborates with VP of Facilities & Security, Security Operations Manager, IS Management and Director of Facilities on all safety and security and related network system projects; defines and recommends appropriate hardware and software configurations and standards to meet organizational need; manages budget for all safety, security and network systems including software and hardware maintenance and repair; maintains and updates software and hardware service agreements; coordinates maintenance and system testing for security, RFID and security network related systems; analyzes and optimizes hardware and software performances; monitors safety, security and related network databases and equipment; liaises with Exhibition teams on the installation and placement of cameras and collection related security devices; orders supplies and equipment for all systems using prudent cost-savings initiatives; coordinates equipment delivery, installation and asset management; oversees security Control/Command Room management and operations; develops and maintains documented procedures for Security Control/Command Center, specifically related to daily operations and emergency response procedures; develops and conducts end user training on all related building safety and security devices and software; ensures all critical systems are backed-up and redundant to aide in emergency response; implements and administers a master key-management and tracking system; directly responds to and provides support in emergency situations; assists Security Operations Manager in gathering forensic information and data for investigations; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

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 related experience, specifically in the area of building safety & security systems and IT/IS Networks. Experience in the following areas is required: building access control software, including door/panel set-up, creating access privileges, enrollment and database management; surveillance and video management system, including camera set-up and installation, user permissions, database management, maintenance and troubleshooting; network set-up, partitioning of networks, network security and troubleshooting, server set-up, optimization and storage management. On-call availability after regular business hours and on weekends is required.

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Director, Foundation Partnerships (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the AVP of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, the Director of Foundation Partnerships designs, develops and implements a strategic and comprehensive fundraising program to secure revenue for the museum’s core pillars: 1) unrestricted and restricted funds that support the annual operating budget (20–30+ annual exhibitions, robust educational programming, ongoing conservation efforts); 2) restricted funds for institutional priorities (acquisitions to add to a growing collection of 136k+ objects, community and social impact initiatives); 3) unrestricted funds for Building: LACMA, the museum’s capital campaign.

This position is responsible for overseeing the preparation, presentation, application, and administration of all private foundation and select government grants with an emphasis on securing grants ranging from $100,000 to $1 million+. The Director of Foundation Partnerships will manage a targeted portfolio and will be the frontline relationship manager for approximately 60% of all foundation relationships in the database with the remaining co-managed with members of the museum’s executive leadership team and this position’s direct reports. A key focus of this position will be on building relationships with new foundations that have not yet been engaged by the museum.

Some duties include: serves as a critical thought partner to museum leadership on how best to forge foundation relationships to meet LACMA’s ambitious goals and objectives; researches, cultivates, and develops solicitation strategies for existing and new foundation partnerships; oversees a portfolio of foundation donors and select government agencies to establish and sustain ongoing relationships and cultivate new prospects; thoughtfully collaborates with department heads and support teams throughout the museum to discuss priorities and develop a strategic fundraising plan for cultivation, solicitation, and fulfillment of grants; exhibits curiosity about and keen understanding of the foundation world, the evolving fundraising landscape, and the social impact of art at the local, national, and global levels; hires, develops, and motivates two direct reports and serves as role model for teamwork and collaboration within the Corporate and Foundation Partnerships team, as well as with other senior team leads within LACMA’s Development division; reviews all foundation and select government proposals, contracts, grant agreements, and reports and ensures that all necessary internal teams have reviewed and approved prior to submitting, signing, etc.; develops the departmental budget and revenue projections; manages expenditures within approved budget; edits all materials produced within the department, including donor letters, proposals, grant applications, reports, acknowledgments and credit lines; distributes proposal writing assignments, contract management, and reports to Grants Manager and Senior Grant Writer; ensures reporting requirements are completed in a timely and accurate manner and provides ample time to department heads and support teams necessary to complete reports; maintains and updates Raiser’s Edge data files for assigned portfolio relationships; represents LACMA at museum and donor events as needed on nights and weekends, as well as offsite and in other cities/countries as needed; participates actively and collaboratively as a team leader within the Development department.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in English or related field and at least 8 years of working in the non-profit arts field with experience in fundraising, including successful grant writing and established working relationships with program staff, as well as management and supervisory experience. Specialized training in grant management, grant writing, and submitting grant applications using CCR and Grants.gov is preferred.

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Senior Analyst, Data & Reporting (Regular Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

Reporting to the Senior Director, Strategic Services, the Senior Analyst, Data & Reporting is a key member of the team that helps LACMA achieve its long-term strategic fundraising and membership objectives. This person is an individual contributor who executes reporting and analytics projects as assigned/approved by Sr. Director of Strategic Services. The Senior Analyst focuses on donor and patron data, as well as financial information, supporting the needs of key stakeholders across the LACMA campus - including Development, Finance, On-Site Services, Membership, Marketing, Events, Education, and others as needed. The primary focus for the Senior Analyst is to seek out and deliver actionable insights on fundraising and operational metrics, such as donor, member and visitor engagement, and trending information, in order to help inform communications and fundraising strategies. The Senior Analyst actively collaborates with colleagues across LACMA to improve the data integrity of its CRMs and Accounting systems, while also helping to implement the enterprise-wide reporting infrastructure. Key partnerships for this position include Development Data Management, Membership & On-Site, Information Systems, as well as the Systems Strategy team.

Some duties include: develops, maintains, and enhances dynamic reports, ad-hoc queries, and other analytics solutions as requested by the Sr. Director of Strategic Services and other senior LACMA staff; collaborates with Sr. Director on defining criteria and parameters, as well as refining design and ensuring accuracy of reporting products & solutions; advises on reporting tool capabilities and industry best practices for data presentation and visualization; plays a key role in training users on how to access and interpret reports and dashboards made available for them; works closely with users to ensure all new reports are accurate; identifies data sources necessary to build the requested reports and performs thorough analysis of these data sets to ensure information integrity and consistency; works closely with the Database Manager to proactively address any data quality issues or variances and helps to define clean-up strategies; collaborates closely with the Systems Strategist on use of Tessitura and other donor and patron applications as it relates to data gathering and input, as well as reporting efforts; supports fundraising and special campaign efforts by offering analytical support and seeking new insights through data - including the development and maintenance of fundraising pipeline and progress reports, as well as forecasting tools; plays a key role in performing data analysis as part of problem solving for critical operational functions, such as monthly financial reconciliation; collaborates closely with colleagues in Information Systems on designing, building, and testing the comprehensive LACMA reporting solution; provides hands-on testing assistance to the Systems Strategy group during database conversions and upgrades, including help with mapping and data integrity audits; supports On-Site Services and Membership teams by developing trend analysis, segmentation and modeling to improve attendance, ticketing revenue, and customer satisfaction and loyalty; prepares presentation slides, Board Report figures, and other materials as requested; identifies trends in and opportunities for increasing annual giving and membership income; creates and maintains a documentation library for all reporting and analytics products; manages a Requests Queue and carefully monitors deliverables, proactively communicating project status to management and internal clients; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Analytics, or a related field and at least five years of related experience. Experience in the following areas is required: mastery of Excel and Microsoft Access, including pivot tables and data visualization; strong SQL skills and familiarity with VBA or other programming languages, such as Python; working knowledge of SQL Server Management Studio and Microsoft Visual Studio; proficiency with reporting tools such as Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services; experience using Google Analytics and 3rd-party revenue reporting instruments; and user-level experience with development CRMs such as Raiser’s Edge and Tessitura. The ideal candidate will have the ability to consistently deliver projects on time and on target while prioritizing across projects and perform self-guided data retrieval from CRMs’ front end, as well as through the backend. A fundamental understanding of relational databases, data management strategies and protocols, a successful track record of creating effective visualizations of complex analytical information, and an exposure to Financial Edge or other accounting software and to the nonprofit sector and fundraising operations is highly preferred.

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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. Not compatible with Firefox.