Employment at LACMA
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Collections Management Supervisor
Director of Annual Giving Programs
Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship
Art of the Ancient Americas
Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the Collections Management Supervisor is responsible for the proper care and management of the collection storage areas at the museum and will also be involved in planning and managing the relocation of selected collection storage areas as part of the museum’s multi-year, capital building campaign.
Duties include: oversee packing, inventory, labeling, and movement of artwork within collection storage areas; oversee installation of storage equipment and physical renovation of storerooms; update databases and write and prepare system reports; source and procure storage materials; develop and manage budgets associated with collections management; assist in physical movement of art.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies or in a related field of study (such as Art History, Archaeology or Anthropology, Conservation, or Information Management) and at least four years of experience in handling museum objects, developing and retro-fitting museum storerooms, coordinating large scale multi-year projects involving multiple departments, and supervising staff. A combination of related training, experience and education will be accepted.
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Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving, the Director of Annual Giving Programs oversees the annual giving program for LACMA at gift levels ranging from $1,000 to $24,999. This program currently involves 1,787 donors and achieves more than $3.1 million in contributions. It includes the Avant-Garde young professionals program at $1,000 toward unrestricted funds; the President’s (soon to be renamed Curator’s) Circle Program at $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 in annual dues toward unrestricted support; 10 Art Councils programs at $1,000 in annual dues toward restricted funds; three Acquisitions Committees at $5,000 and $10,000 toward unrestricted funds; and a Director’s Circle which is an invitation-only program primarily involving donations at $10,000, $5,000 and lower. The Director of Annual Giving Programs manages three staff including a Manager of President’s Circle Programs, Manager of Annual Giving Programs and Annual Giving Programs Assistant. This key frontline fundraising position is responsible for overall coordination of the program while spending time ensuring the successful stewardship of all donors to the programs and sales and solicitation of new donors to the program.
Some duties include: manages staff to administer annual giving programs for both restricted and unrestricted support; collaborates with curators, volunteers and membership staff to move potential constituents into the annual giving programs; develops an annual strategic plan for growing annual giving programs and defining accountability for staff; works with marketing and communications team to develop marketing materials for the programs; works with development events staff to establish calendar of both cultivation and stewardship activity for the program; oversees the timeline, communications and process for renewals, invitations and acknowledgement letters; tracks and manages expense budgets and monitors income reports for the annual giving programs; works with broader individual giving team to consider program for recognition and stewardship across all gift levels.
The qualified candidate will have bachelor’s degree, preferably in Art History, and at least five years of experience with non-profit fundraising, preferably in individual giving or membership. The ability to participate in donor events, including occasional evenings and weekends, as well as some travel to meet with donors and implement programmatic activity, is required. Experience using Raiser’s Edge database is strongly preferred.
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Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the Payroll Specialist provides clerical, administrative and processing support, and in a contingency capacity, performs the entire payroll cycle when needed. This is a part-time position with the possibility of future full-time employment, and the position will be available in mid-June 2013.
Some duties include: uploads hours from timekeeping system (EZLabor) to payroll system (PayExpert); assists with processing semi-monthly and monthly payroll cycles for both exempt and non-exempt employees, which includes salary cost allocations, multiple pay rates, retroactive adjustments, holiday pay eligibility, LOA payments, special one-time payments, visa associated special handlings and other supplemental earnings; assists with processing new hires, changes and terminations, and ensures that supporting documents are complete, accurate and timely; assists with processing garnishments, levies and court ordered wage assignments; assists with issues regarding state and federal regulations and compliance; runs payroll audit reports and queries, and assists with auditing of payroll each pay period; researches and resolves payroll issues regarding payments, deductions, accrual balances, taxes, garnishments, loans and direct deposits; assists with processing payroll journals; performs data updates to the timekeeping system when needed; assists with fiscal and calendar year-end processing, including supplemental payrolls, W-2, tax information forms and other government required reporting; assists with creating and maintaining employee payroll files.
The qualified candidate will have an associate’s degree and at least three years of experience assisting with payroll processing for an organization with 400+ employees. An understanding of payroll processes and state and federal laws is required. Experience with ADP and a Payroll Professional Certification is strongly preferred.
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces a search for candidates for the Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship. This two-year fellowship in the museum’s Ancient Americas department will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research in connection with the permanent collection and related projects at LACMA. Striving to combine the strengths of academic art history and the art museum, this Fellowship is designed to attract exceptional emerging scholars to the curatorial field. The Mellon Postodoctoral Fellowship supports the highest level of professional development, with opportunities to be fully integrated into all aspects of curatorial work. The future Fellow will gain experience in research and cataloguing, exhibition organization, education and publications, conservation, public speaking, and provenance research. A major project for the Fellow will include assisting in the preparation and installation of the department’s yearly gallery rotation. During his or her first year the Fellow will work under the supervision of curatorial staff to research an aspect of the permanent collection for the following year’s rotation. He or she will work with related departments to prepare the rotation and associated programming. In addition, the Fellow will assist curatorial staff with the research of upcoming exhibitions.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in art history or closely related discipline. Candidates with field experience or familiarity with region are strongly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish (reading and writing) is required. Prior museum experience, ideally involving art, literature, and culture of the Ancient Americas is preferred. Excellent writing, organizational, and public speaking skills, together with a strong interest in the interpretation, care, and display of works of art, is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively. The goal of this Fellowship is to provide opportunities for a talented scholar to learn how to translate their knowledge of ancient American cultures within the space of a museum. Graduates of the Fellowship program will be uniquely prepared to embark on curatorial careers.
The position starts in October 2013. The annual stipend of $50,000 includes compensation ($36,400), benefits, a travel allowance, and modest funding for relocation. Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses interest in the Fellowship; a statement, not to exceed three pages, describing the applicant's research interests and accomplishments; a complete curriculum vitae; a published paper or other writing sample; and three sealed letters of recommendation. All application materials should be combined in one envelope and must be received no later than June 30, 2013. Hard copies only will be accepted. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please send application materials to:
RE: Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Reporting to the Vice President of Development and the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to each position, as well as departmental projects.
Some duties include: coordinates meetings; answers phones and prioritizes calls; greets visitors and donors; drafts customized documents, letters and memos, including formatting, editing and distribution as needed; creates presentations, often using PowerPoint; prepares monthly development reports; manages donor files and records; provides reports from the donor database; assists with prospect management by producing call reports and other research as required; maintains the confidentiality of donor records; assists with development events; coordinates complex donor mailings.
The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and two to four years of related experience. Administrative experience in a development or fundraising environment is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Raiser’s Edge.
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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. 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.
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