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Senior Grant Writer
Development

Curatorial Administrator
Art of the Ancient Americas

Registration Administrator, Large Collections 
Registration & Collections   

Facilities Planning Assistant 
Facilities & Security Operations

Manager of Annual Giving 
Development  

Digital Content Designer 
Web & Digital Media 

Manager, Security Technical & Network Systems 
Facilities & Security Operations


Senior Grant Writer (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Government and Foundation Relations, the Senior Grant Writer works collaboratively with the Grants Manager and museum staff to compose foundation and government grant proposals and raise critical funds primarily for the museum’s exhibitions, education and public programs, and special projects. This person ensures timely submission of proposals and reports and pays high attention to detail. The Senior Grant Writer also researches for foundation and government prospects to identify new funding sources. In addition to writing proposals, the Senior Grant Writer processes gifts, writes acknowledgements, drafts grant reports, tracks deadlines, and updates the grants database.

Some duties include: conducts the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to primarily public funders; performs prospect research to evaluate prospects; complies with all grant reporting as required by foundation/government donors; understands the institutional history and programs; grant tracking and reporting; updates database with proposal deadlines and reporting requirements; familiarity with Los Angeles philanthropic government/foundation community.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, English, or related field;   Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of three years of writing experience with a proven record of accomplishment in securing institutional funding from public sources. Extensive experience in writing and preparing technical project proposals for government funding agencies, including budgeting and contract requirements. Previous experience with non-profit fundraising. Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines. A cover letter is required.

Please follow this link to apply.



Curatorial Administrator (Regular Full-Time)
Art of the Ancient Americas

Reporting to the Director for the Program of the Art of the Ancient Americas, the Curatorial Administrator provides administrative and general office support to the department.

Some duties include: provides administrative, logistical, and practical support essential to the success of all departmental activities (permanent collection, exhibition, web, and research); maintains departmental files, monitors budgets, and completes necessary work orders and travel requests; updates TMS records; coordinates appointments and departmental calendar; facilitates communication between departmental staff and other museum departments as well as general public inquiries.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field with a specialized knowledge of the Ancient Americas and museums, and at least one year of administrative experience. Excellent communication skills, along with complete mastery of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) is required. Proficiency in Spanish and experience with Latin America is required, prior knowledge of pre-Columbian art is preferred. 

*A cover letter is required.

Please follow this link to apply.


Registration Administrator, Large Collections (Temporary Full-Time)
Registration & Collections 

Reporting to the Assistant Registrar, Incoming Loans, the Registration Administrator assists with processing incoming loans and registering large collections of 50 or more artworks or artworks with 50 or more parts.

Some duties include: processes temporary receipt paperwork; receives and releases shipments; oversees unpacking/packing appointments; inventories, measures, and completes condition reports for artworks; updates and maintains the database (TMS); pays and prepares invoices; archives and maintains paper files; performs other duties or special projects as assigned; maintains regular and reliable attendance

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies or related field. A demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practices and procedures, as well as varied art handling knowledge is preferred. Experience with TMS databases is strongly preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.



Facilities Planning Assistant (Regular Part-Time)
Facilities & Security Operations

Reporting to the Senior Landscape Designer & Facility Planning Associate, the Design Assistant is responsible for providing a broad range of design, planning, and administrative support to the Facility Planning Department on museum projects related to campus improvements and future expansion, as well as, day-to-day operations, including landscape, architecture, and design. Additionally, the Design Assistant will maintain and provide campus and building information in support of campus and departmental projects.

Some duties include: Works with Facility Planning and collaborates with other museum departments to facilitate campus projects; updates and maintains the base plan and documents for the Museum’s campus and buildings; assists with the management, organization, and archiving of the department’s drawings and documentation; provides campus and building drawings information, as required, by internal departments and/or external consultants; assists with research, coordination, planning and execution of various campus projects; assists with the management and care of existing gardens and landscape of Museum campus; assists with supervision of landscape contractors; participates in project and/or operational meetings, as required; assists in coordinating external consultants including landscape architects, designers, contractors, specialty engineers and internal museum staff; conducts field and site work, as required; performs general clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing; performs other duties or special projects as assigned; maintains regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Landscape architecture, or related field. Engineering or related program will be considered. Ability to read and interpret architectural, civil, and landscape drawings as well as related technical documents and specifications, proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and internet research abilities is required.

 Please follow this link to apply.

 


Manager of Annual Giving (Regular Full-Time) 
Development

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for the day-to-day operations, revenue goals, and execution of Curator’s Circle, the museum’s largest annual giving program. Curator’s Circle is one of LACMA’s highest level giving groups with over 400 supporters giving annual membership dues ranging from $2,500-$10,000. This group of art supporters are interested in greater and more rewarding participation with the museum and enjoy a range of in-depth curator-led programs including exhibition walkthroughs, in-depth looks at the permanent collection, studio and collection visits, gallery talks, and VIP servicing, all of which are organized by the Annual Giving team. The Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for the full spectrum of the Curator’s Circle program, and ensures that it effectively meets team and division goals while fully serving its supporters.

Some duties include: Oversees the overall growth strategy and program for Curator’s Circle; interacts with other teams including Membership, Major Gifts, and Communications & Marketing to move individuals through the donor pipeline and grow existing revenue; holds a portfolio of 100+ members/donors with one on one relationships; initiates and establishes new acquisition and upgrade strategies based on research, trends, and opportunities with peer institutions; ensures that existing benefit program for supporters is appropriate stewardship for their giving level; organizes programming and events, approximately 18 - 22 events per year; works closely with Major Donor Events team; helps administer membership renewals and gift acknowledgements, engages in donor services; fulfills all promised membership benefits; helps create e-communications and event invitations, calendars, etc., manages communications schedules; assists in setting and meeting revenue goals and budget expenses, including planning and tracking; assists in identifying donors with major gift potential from within the Curator’s Circle; keeps abreast of art world current events to relate to donors’ interests.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field; 3-5 years of experience with non-profit fundraising preferably in the visual arts; experience using Raiser’s Edge.  

Please follow this link to apply.


Digital Content Designer (Regular Full-Time)
Web & Digital Media

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Technology, the Digital Content Designer assists with the management and design of existing and future digital platforms and solutions.
 
Some duties include: assists with organizing and moderating project stakeholders and converting business needs into actionable concepts; develops thorough understanding of the museum’s digital platforms, and works with stakeholders to combine user insights, analytics, brand standards, and best practices to deliver development-ready design, architecture, and technical specifications; facilitates communication with developers and develops the end product; assists with ongoing content maintenance and management for LACMA’s digital platforms; participates in strategic planning for future technology and engagement platforms.

 The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience in UX design, interaction design, or information architecture experience working in digital platforms. Experience  with Drupal content management system, strong knowledge of HTML and CSS, and proficiency in Adobe Suite and Axure is required. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of responsive and mobile-first design concepts and visual design basics, strong conceptualization and visual communication ability, and the ability to rapidly prototype ideas through both simple wireframes and high fidelity mockups. Experience running usability testing and focus groups and extrapolating usability studies into technical specifications is strongly preferred.
 

Please follow this link to apply.


Manager, Security Technical & Network Systems
Facilities & Security Operations

Reporting to the AVP of Facilities and Security, the Manager of Security Technical & Network Systems is responsible for the overall administration, implementation, oversight and maintenance of the safety & security systems; including, but not limited to building access, video management, fire-life-safety, and related network systems at all LACMA properties.  Budgetary forecasting and management, including contract agreements.

Some duties include: collaborates with AVP of Facilities & Security, Security Operations Manager and IS Management 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, fire-life-safety and network related systems; analyzes and optimizes hardware and software performances;

monitors safety, security and related network databases and equipment; liaison 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; security Control/Command Room management and operational oversight; 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; assist Security Operations Manager in gathering forensic information and data for investigations.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems, Information Systems Management, Technical Management or related field. A minimum 5-years of related experience, specifically in the area of building safety & security systems and IT/IS Networks. Experience with building access control software, including door/panel set-up, creating access privileges, enrollment and database management. Experience with surveillance and video management system, including camera set-up and installation, user permissions, database management, maintenance and troubleshooting. Experience with 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 required.


Please follow this link to apply.

 


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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.