Employment at LACMA

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Administrative Assistant

Development Research Analyst
Strategic Devopment Services

Director, Foundation Partnerships 

Associate, Events

Senior Analyst, Data & Reporting
Strategic Development Services

Gallery Media Coordinator
Exhibition Design and Production

Public Programs Coordinator
Education & Public Programs

Director, Membership 

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles
Conservation Center

Administrative Assistant (Regular Full-Time) 

The Administrative Assistant provides clerical and administrative support to the Senior Vice President of Development.

Some duties include: drafts and distributes correspondence and acknowledgments for the SVP of Development; proofreads contracts, proposals and other documents; creates organizational systems and manages donor files and database; maintains prospect assignment reports; coordinates meetings, conference calls and appointments; interacts with the organization’s top donors; tracks and assists with the various event and development department budgets; processes expense reports and invoices; provides reports from the donor database; creates Excel spreadsheets to assist with data analysis; provides assistance with department events; routes and responds to telephone calls; coordinates complex donor mailings.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field and at least 2 years of administrative experience. Experience in a development or fundraising environment is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.

Development Research Analyst (Regular Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

Reporting to the Senior Analyst, Prospect Strategy & Research, the Development Research Analyst develops, analyzes, coordinates and distributes financial and biographical information on prospects and donors in order to help fundraising staff move prospects along the donor continuum.

Some duties include: retrieves, compiles, synthesizes, and updates comprehensive biographical 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 and 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; assists Senior Analyst, Prospect Strategy & Research in developing and executing departmental strategies aimed at maximizing the effectiveness of all information-based systems that support front-line fundraisers; 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; participates 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; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of donor/prospect research experience in a non-profit organization. Strong working knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge donor database management software, as well as some experience using data analysis tools and techniques to guide decision-making are required.

Please follow this link to apply.

Director, Foundation Partnerships (Regular Full-Time)

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 is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply. 

Associate, Events (Temporary Full-Time)

Reporting to the Manager, Events, the Associate, Events will play a key role in supporting LACMA’s annual fall gala fundraiser, as well as providing other departmental event support and staffing as needed.

Some duties include: tracks RSVP and revenue for Art + Film gala fundraiser; supports list management for Art + Film gala fundraiser; supports and prepares seating meeting for Art + Film gala fundraiser; performs administrative support including but not limited to: meeting preparation, gala staffing, managing phone lines and email inquiries, and oversight of calligraphy; communicates directly with donors and trustees; attends and supports other donor events as needed for the duration of the position, with calendar of events to be provided in advance; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years event production experience. Experience working on fundraisers with a non-profit organization, as well as working with major donors, board of trustees and an understanding of major donor cultivation is highly preferred. Proficiency of Google applications and Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) are required. Experience using Raiser’s Edge is preferred. The ideal candidate needs to have full-time availability from July – November 2018 and be available to work evenings and occasional weekends.

Please follow this link to apply.

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.

Please follow this link to apply.

Gallery Media Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibition Design and Production

Reporting to the Manager of Gallery Media, the Gallery Media Coordinator supports planning and programming efforts of the institution with a primary focus on time based media installations for special exhibitions and permanent collection presentations. The Gallery Media Coordinator will be responsible for planning and execution of gallery media components of selected exhibition projects as assigned by the Manager of Gallery Media.

Some duties include: prepares AV hardware, software, and media for exhibition; plans and specifies equipment for installation; designs and installs time based media in galleries and performs the daily maintenance of time based media in temporary exhibitions and permanent collections; manages equipment inventory, maintenance, and storage; plans and executes the installation criteria of time based media with curatorial staff and contemporary artists; collaborates with Exhibition Design and other design staff; works closely with Gallery Construction, Art Preparation and Installation, and Registrars; assists in planning with Exhibitions and supports various, ongoing departmental initiatives, including Development, Security, and Education; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Video Production, Digital Media, Fine Arts, Visual Arts, and/or a related field, as well as 2 to 4 years of experience working in a museum, art gallery setting, and/or industry. The following skills are required: familiarity with data networking infrastructure and implementation, installing AV, multi-display software/systems, and editing and encoding both audio and video. A combination of related training, education, and/or work experience will be accepted.

Please follow this link to apply.

Public Programs Coordinator (Regular Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Education & Public Programs, the Public Programs Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the planning and implementation of “Artists on Art.” This program will consist of inviting five Los Angeles-based artists to select photographs and works on paper from LACMA’s collection for temporary installations and related public programs in the Study Center for Photography and Works on Paper. The program is temporary and will run from July 2018 through March 2019.

Some duties include: collaborates with the Department Heads and Curators of Photography and Prints & Drawings on the selection of artists to participate in the project and on the implementation of the installations by scheduling the installations with museum art preparators, assisting with label copy, and overseeing the installation; works with the Senior Vice President of Education & Public Programs to schedule and implement public programs including generating work requests and overseeing events; collaborates with colleagues in Web & Digital Media to produce short video interviews with artists for the museum’s blog; prepares agreements for artists, orders supplies, processes payments, and monitors budgets; creates content for the museum’s website to announce programs, sets up ticketing, tracks program attendance, and maintains statistics on program participation; works with colleagues in Education & Public Programs, Communications, and Marketing to increase program attendance as necessary; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Art History or Art Education and at least two years of experience working with artists, planning art workshops, or creating education programs.

Please follow this link to apply.

Director, Membership (Regular Full-Time)

Reporting to the Sr. Director of On-site Services and Membership, the Director, Membership provides meaningful engagement with LACMA’s exhibition program for museum members by creating, directing, and sustaining benefits initiatives that drive critical revenue requisite to fulfilling the museum’s mission. This position creatively and strategically cultivates a friendly and knowledgeable team to best serve, retain, and grow membership support at LACMA through a variety of traditional and innovative campaign initiatives. The Director, Membership must be a proactive membership expert who effectively collaborates, communicates, and leads on the subject matter while establishing team expectations and accountabilities. This position applies analytics to short- and long-term growth planning, has a solid understanding of the fundamentals of acquisition and retention, and is able to effectively communicate museum priorities to widely diverse audiences. The Director, Membership supervises and provides work direction to the Senior Manager, Membership; Supervisor, Membership Services; and Membership Marketing Analyst.

Some duties include: connects the creative, analytical, and technological efforts of the department to deliver polished and professional acquisitions, renewals, lapses/recaptures, upgrades, benefits deliveries, and on-site campaigns; understands market and current industry conditions, current data position, capabilities/limitations of in-house team, areas for growth, and institutional goals to inform strategic decision-making processes, especially when targeting campaign audiences; strategically deploys internal staffing and external consulting resources to execute multi-channel campaign efforts for maximum efficiency and impact; stewards a cohesive team unit focused on exceeding revenue goals while delivering the highest possible level of member service; creates member correspondence across diverse media that exudes confidence in the exhibition and programming schedule; collaborates with graphics to ensure overall appearance of membership creative assets for conformity to established aesthetic policies; works closely with marketing, communications, and other key museum stakeholders to ensure the LACMA voice is delivered consistently and with expert application; works with education and curator teams to counsel recommendations for program benefit improvements; directs training and engagement opportunities for frontline membership and on-site services staff focused on benefits fulfillment, membership sales, and feedback; forecasts, tracks, and reports labor, revenue, and expense budgets; works closely with development colleagues to appropriately message additional philanthropic opportunities including annual giving, individual giving, and major gifts programs; represents LACMA at national, regional, and local conferences and serves as a public face of membership among member constituents by attending key member events and providing assistance and guidance to personal member inquiries; monitors museum and other related fields for best practices and opportunities for innovation.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Public Relations or related field. Six years of management experience and at least 10 years of membership operations or marketing experience are required. Experience with broad marketing or membership campaigns where a nuanced level of detail to audience segmentation. Demonstrated ability to provide effective customer service for internal and external clients. Must operate with strong attention to detail using exceptional organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow in a visitor-focused, high-volume setting.

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 $45,760 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 a Bachelor’s in Conservation or related field. Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in textiles conservation, 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.
  • Letters of recommendation from three professional references.

Please send letters of recommendation to:

Human Resources
RE: Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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. Not compatible with Firefox.