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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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Membership Services Assistant
Membership 

Development Research Analyst
Development

Sales Associate, Art Catalogues
Museum Stores

Sales Associate
Museum Stores

Administrative Assistant, Government & Foundation Relations
Development

Manager of Gallery Construction
Exhibition Design and Production

Membership Sales Associate
Membership

Payroll Specialist 
Finance & Accounting

Performance Art Assistant
On-Site Services


Membership Services Assistant (Temporary Part-Time)
Membership

Reporting to the Supervisor of Membership Services, the Membership Services Assistant  will be part of a high-energy, collaborative team, primarily tasked with providing unparalleled customer service to all LACMA members during our busy Fall / Winter season.
 

Some duties include: answers phones, responds to email inquiries; updates membership accounts in Raiser’s Edge; sells, renews and upgrades memberships; assists with the mailing of membership welcome kits; handles member ticketing and event RSVPs as needed; helps staff membership events; provides support to the entire membership team as needed.
 

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field and one to three years of customer service experience including answering phones. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Raiser's Edge, Patron Edge (or other POS experience).  The ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines and revenue goals.


Please follow this link to apply.



Development Research Analyst (Regular Full-Time)
Development

The Development Research Analyst is a key part of the team that helps LACMA achieve its long-term strategic fundraising objectives. Under the guidance of the Director, Prospect Strategy & Research, the Development Research Analyst analyzes, develops, coordinates and distributes financial and biographic information on prospects and donors in order to help fundraising staff move prospects along the donor continuum.

Some duties include: in collaboration with the Director, Prospect Strategy & Research, develops and executes departmental strategies aimed at maximizing the effectiveness of all information-based systems that support front-line fundraisers; retrieves, compiles, synthesizes, and updates comprehensive biographic and financial profiles on current and potential donors based on the Development department’s fundraising strategies and objectives; prepares comprehensive biographical and financial research profiles responsive to requests; facilitates clear and transparent communication between Research and Development teams, setting expectations as to turn-around time on research requests and other projects; meets deliverable deadlines; assesses research needs of each request, right-sizing efforts for each prospect in keeping with Development priorities and department resources; takes the lead on generating concise research bio’s and face-books for the Events team; identifies potential contributors for various income streams, including capital gifts, major gifts, annual gifts, exhibitions and special projects, planned giving, corporate, foundation, and others as assigned; part of the team that oversees prospect management and tracking in the Development database, including some training of new staff members; helps assesses, improve, and maintain tracking and reporting systems; solicits regular feedback from frontline staff, in order to continuously improve the quality and effectiveness of the department’s efforts; may participate in strategy meetings to help develop cultivation and solicitation strategies; contributes toward reporting and metrics, in support of frontline work; organizes and maintains the department’s research reference materials and online resources; reviews and monitors regional, national, professional and financial publications for corporate, foundation, individual donor and prospect information; assists development staff with use of published resources; keeps abreast of developments in prospect research by attending local training seminars and conferences; communicates with external research colleagues through membership with national and state professional research associations.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field and at least 2 years of donor/prospect research experience in a non-profit organization with strong working knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge donor database management software.


Please follow this link to apply.

 


Sales Associate, Art Catalogues (Regular Full-Time)
Museum Stores

Reporting to the General Manager, the Sales Associate for Art Catalogues is primarily responsible for assisting customers with purchases of museum merchandise, building relationships with collectors, dealers, artists, librarians and researchers, and maintaining the overall atmosphere of Art Catalogues.

Some duties include: greets customers; operates register and receives payment; answers and directs telephone calls; wraps packages; creates displays; maintains mailing and contact lists; creates and sends event invitations and announcements through PatronMail; manages Art Catalogues’ Facebook presence; prepares Shopify and Amazon entries; assist with the preparation and hosting of artist talks and other Art Catalogue events.  

The qualified candidate will have a considerable knowledge of international contemporary art, the social and cultural conditions of art of the 20th and 21st century, and at least one year of retail/sales experience, including the handling of cash/processing payments. Availability to work shifts scheduled Thursdays through Sundays is required. Ability to lift and move boxes weighing 15-20 pounds is required. An interest in the art and artists of Los Angeles is strongly preferred.


Please follow this link to apply.

 


Sales Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Museum Stores

Reporting to the Museum Store General Manager, the Sales Associate assists customers with the purchase of museum merchandise.

Some duties include: greet customers and determine type of merchandise desired; operate register and receive payment; wrap merchandise; place new merchandise on display; answer and direct telephone calls; maintain a strong understanding of product knowledge for all merchandise; process special orders; take inventory of stock and maintain stock levels on sales floor; price, arrange, and maintain displays; examine defective articles returned by customers to determine refunds/replacements.

The qualified candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent, and at least one year of retail/sales experience, including the handling of cash/processing payments. Availability to work shifts scheduled Thursdays through Sundays is required.


Please follow this link to apply.


Administrative Assistant, Government & Foundation Relations (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Government & Foundation Relations, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the government & foundation relations staff.

Some duties include: updates and maintains donor information in database and files; processes gifts and drafts acknowledgements; researches foundation donors; coordinates donor mailings; schedules meetings; coordinates travel; oversee supply purchasing; processes expense reports; provides assistance with department events.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, or related field, and at least two years of administrative experience, including writing experience. An interest in art, film, music and culture is required. Experience with Raiser’s Edge database is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Manager of Gallery Construction (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibition Design and Production

LACMA seeks a progressive construction manager with talent, initiative, and drive to join the Exhibition Design and Production team and lead permanent collection gallery and temporary exhibition support.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Exhibition Design and Production, the Manager of Gallery Construction leads a construction staff in supporting the exhibitions program at the museum. The position is responsible for managing assigned projects, including safety, budgets, contracts, schedules, general contractors, specialized fabricators, and supplier coordination.

Some duties include: provides leadership throughout a project to ensure timely and quality results including estimate review, start-up, monthly interim and close out meetings; facilitates collaborative team processes among project participants including LACMA colleagues, architects, artists, structural engineers, and contractors; reviews project plans for schedule, feasibility and cost; assists with project risk assessments and prepares scope of work matrices; analyzes and manages project progress, costs, budgets and labor resources; supervises LACMA construction staff, including union carpenters, painters, electricians and maintenance workers; provides exceptional inter-personal skills; develops and fosters longstanding relationships with colleagues, artists, consultants, and contractors; oversees quality of all production, in-house and with outside contractors; maintains safety within our incident and injury free culture; coordinates permit paperwork and procurement.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering and 6-8 years of related experience running construction projects. An equivalent combination of education and project management experience will be considered. Proficiency with scheduling, spreadsheets, Autodesk software, cost control, and project management software, as well as a solid understanding of value engineering, life cycle costing, and project turnover/cost processes is required. Experience in driving accountability for financial and operational effectiveness, integrating and aligning efforts within teams, monitoring results, and tackling problems directly is essential. The Manager of Gallery Construction will be required to work within a complex cultural institution as an active participant driving efficiency and change, and have demonstrated experience with effectively driving operations and executing plans. The ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously under time constraints, as well as developed professional written, oral and listening skills is required.

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.


Payroll Specialist (Regular Full-Time)
Finance & Accounting

Reporting to the Payroll Administrator, the Payroll Specialist assists with all aspects of the payroll function at the Museum. The Museum utilizes ADP payroll and time & attendance software and has approximately 550 exempt and non-exempt employees.

The position works collaboratively with staff across the Museum answering payroll related questions and assists the Payroll Administrator and/or Controller with special projects when assigned.  The position also comes with the expectation that the successful candidate will assume increasing responsibilities culminating with the ability to process a semi-monthly pay cycle.

Duties initially assigned might include: new hire orientation participation, payroll record maintenance, retention and destruction; time and attendance set-up, collection and auditing,  processing and monitoring of vacation and sick time accruals; meal period monitoring and compliance; garnishment/levy/court order processing and compliance; off-cycle manual paycheck processing; monitoring and processing ADP invoices; and preparing payroll G/L journals.

The qualified candidate will have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree with two to five years of payroll experience. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel is required.  Experience working with ADP applications (Autopay II and ezLabor Manager) desired.

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.