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Employment at LACMA

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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Administrative Assistant, Corporate Giving and Government & Foundation Relations
Development

Annual Giving Programs Assistant
Development

Sales Associate
Museum Stores

Exhibition Programs Administrator
Exhibition Programs

Multimedia Producer
Web & Digital Media

Collection Information Coordinator
Collection Information & Digital Assets

Manager of Annual Giving Programs
Development

Junior Gift Analyst
Development

Director of School & Teacher Programs
Education & Public Programs

Director of Application Support & Software Engineering
Information Services

Audio Visual Administrator
Audio Visual


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

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Corporate Giving and the Director of Government & Foundation Relations, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the corporate giving and government & foundation relations staff.

Some duties include: updates and maintains donor information in database and files; processes gifts and drafts acknowledgements; administers corporate sponsor benefits; provides documentation for corporate sponsors; researches foundation donors; coordinates donor mailings; schedules meetings, conference calls and appointments; 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 or marketing 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.


Annual Giving Programs Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Associate Director of Councils & Acquisition Groups, Annual Giving Programs Assistant provides administrative support and assistance for the team managing LACMA’s acquisition groups and art councils.

Some duties include: helps to establish, implement and maintain a schedule for member-related functions, such as renewals and gift processing, and ensures that work is carried out in a timely and efficient systemized way; processes, coordinates, prepares and distributes complex member mailings, including renewals, acknowledgement letters, appeals, membership cards and gift receipts; creates event invitations, save-the-dates and other mailings; manages MailChimp and mailing lists, and carries out related mailings and e-mail blasts; maintains centralized knowledge of public programming and major donor events systems and processes to help Annual Giving Program Associates carry out programs; works closely with Annual Giving Programs Coordinator to ensure good inter-departmental communication; supports events as needed; maintains files and databases.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, or related field, and at least one year of administrative experience. Experience in a development environment is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.

 

 

 


Sales Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Museum Stores

With more than 115,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. The campus is undergoing a ten-year expansion and renovation known as the Transformation and designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.                          

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.


Exhibition Programs Administrator (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibition Programs

Reporting to the Deputy Director for Exhibitions & Planning, the Exhibition Programs Administrator provides administrative and general office support to the Exhibition Programs department.

Some duties include: reviews, manages and reconciles all exhibitions related travel, keeping within budget; advises curatorial and registrar staff on correct procedures; reviews and reconciles all exhibition-related LACMA staff travel expense claims; books Exhibition Programs department and VIP exhibition related travel; canvasses curatorial departments to create fiscal year proposed curatorial research travel budget to be discussed during curatorial budget meetings; reviews, verifies, edits and confirms compliance with exhibition agreements and promulgates exhibition credit lines to relevant staff; works closely with exhibition coordinator, development staff and curatorial staff for exhibition descriptions and determinations of funding credit lines versus organizational credit lines; adds and updates information to descriptions and credit lines master document and ensures publications staff and LACMA website has most up to date information; in consultation with financial analyst for Exhibition Programs, reviews and determines catalogue requirements for in house distribution; coordinates catalogue distribution to other departments; maintains exhibition catalogue inventory, updating log as amounts change; creates, maintains and updates exhibitions archival information; provides administrative assistance to the Exhibition Programs department; continually updates Exhibitions Master List; tracks and processes outside exhibition proposals using designated tracking form; maintains departmental correspondence files; completes final exhibition reports.

The qualified candidate will have an associate’s degree in Administrative Science or Business Administration, and four to seven years of administrative experience.

Please follow this link to apply.


Multimedia Producer (Regular Full-Time)
Web & Digital Media

Reporting to the Vice President of Technology & Digital Media, the Multimedia Producer supports interactive and educational projects. This position supports the lacma.org website and other digital media projects by producing web videos, interactive features and mobile content.

Some duties include: shoots, edits and produces web videos; supports the development of web and mobile-based interactives; develops graphic and media content for lacma.org; assists in recording audio and video content; produces audio and video content for mobile, download and streaming; produces and manages museum podcasts; archives digital media projects.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and two to five years of internet and new media experience. Required skills include: proficiency with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop; familiarity with web video standards and specifications, digital asset management best practices, and comfort with various content authoring and management systems. The ideal candidate will have a track record of innovation with common consumer technologies and social media communication platforms. An interest in and knowledge of art and museums is strongly preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Collection Information Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Collection Information & Digital Assets

Reporting to the Head of Collection Information, the Collection Information Coordinator will lead the projects and day-to-day activities performed by the Collection Information Specialists. The Collection Information Coordinator will work with staff throughout the Museum, including curatorial, exhibitions, registrar, rights & reproductions, conservation, risk management, web & digital media, and others to oversee the priorities and ensure progress is made on a variety of Collection Information projects.

Some duties include: prioritizes and assigns incoming support and training requests; ensures projects are completed in a timely manner; confers with the Head of Collection Information regarding priorities, staff abilities, workload division, and training requirements to develop the most effective team response to institutional priorities; assists the Head of Collection Information with evaluation of data standards and procedures; develops an understanding of LACMA’s use of the TMS database system in order to provide informed feedback for the best use of the data and fields; creates documentation of procedures and standards; performs some data entry/cleanup; develops techniques and processes to accomplish quick and accurate data entry/cleanup; creates Crystal reports, tracks and documents progress on projects; provides support and training to staff as needed.

The qualified candidate will have a degree in Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field, and a minimum of two years of experience with TMS in a management or administrative capacity. Proven ability to write advanced SQL queries and Crystal Reports, extensive knowledge of museum cataloguing data standards as well as experience with user support, training and documentation is required. Experience with supervision of staff and project management is strongly preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Manager of Annual Giving Programs (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving Programs, the Manager of Annual Giving Programs is responsible for the day-to-day operations, revenue goals, and execution of a membership program for the museum’s largest annual giving program, Curator’s Circle. Curator’s Circle is one of LACMA’s highest level giving groups with annual membership dues ranging from $2,500-$10,000. The Curator’s Circle enjoys a range of in-depth educational tours, studio and collection visits, gallery talks, and VIP servicing, all of which are organized by the Manager of Annual Giving Programs.

Some duties include: works in close collaboration with the Director of Annual Giving Programs on overall strategy and program for the Curator’s Circle; acts as supporting staff liaison with donor Chair(s); organizes programming and events for both groups, approximately 14-16 events per year; administers membership renewals and gift acknowledgements; fulfills all promised membership benefits; helps to create monthly e-communications and event invitations and calendars, and manages communications schedule; helps to set and meet revenue goals, including planning and tracking; helps identify donors with major gift potential from within the Curator’s Circle; keeps abreast of art world current events to relate to donors’ interests; works closely with all members of the annual giving programs staff, fundraising staff, curators and programmatic staff at LACMA.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, or related field, and three to five years of experience with non-profit fundraising, preferably in the visual arts. Experience using Raiser’s Edge is required.

Please follow this link to apply. 


Junior Gift Analyst (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Senior Gift Specialist, the Junior Gift Analyst assists with gift recording, meeting batch processing deadlines, and data maintenance duties.

Some duties include: processes and reviews gifts, via batch entry; ensures that appropriate appeal, fund and campaign codes for tracking and acknowledgement purposes are complete and accurate; assists in data cleanup activities; assists in the proofreading of acknowledgement letters.

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of six months experience with data entry procedures and knowledge of the features and capabilities of database software. The ability to type a minimum of 45 words per minute, and the ability to read, analyze and interpret large amounts of data and technical procedures is required. Two years of general administrative experience is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply. 


Director of School & Teacher Programs (Regular Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Education, the Director of School & Teacher Programs has oversight for the following education department programs for schools and teachers – Afterschool at the Museum, Ancient World Mobile, Art + Film Institute, Evenings for Educators, Frame x Frame, High School Internship Program; LACMA On-site School Program, Maya Mobile, Through Your Lens – and supervision of staff who work on those programs.

Some duties include: creates and implements programs for schools and teachers that are developed in partnership with school leaders and based on priorities identified by both the museum and the school districts served; strengthens and sustains relationships with school leaders to develop collaborative programming; recruits artists to work on school programs and/or approve the selection of artists by staff working on these programs; oversees the education department’s ongoing training and coaching of all staff and develops a pool of high quality teaching artists to implement school and teacher programs; develops age appropriate curriculum materials for school programs and relevant resources for teacher professional development, including materials for four Evenings for Educators programs each year; reviews program content and written materials developed by staff working on school and teacher programs, and provide feedback; develops and monitors program budgets; monitors the education department process for evaluating programs on an ongoing basis; improves the promotion of school and teacher programs, working with the web and digital medial team to reorganize and rewrite relevant sections of the website; works with staff to keep statistical information on programs and document compelling evidence to demonstrate impact; works with development staff to create and review grant applications and reports for existing programs, and to write proposals identifying potential funding; proposes new offerings, both digital and face-to-face, that reflect current priorities within schools and the museum.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in Art History or Art Education, and at least five years of experience in the following areas: developing programs and curriculum materials for students and teachers, selecting and supervising artists, managing staff, monitoring budgets over $200K, working with school administrators, and writing curriculum materials. A combination of related education, training and teaching experience will be accepted. Applicants are required to submit a relevant writing sample upon application.

Please note that through the online system, you may attach only one file, so please combine cover letter, resume, and writing sample into one document.

Please follow this link to apply. 


Director of Application Support & Software Engineering (Regular Full-Time)
Information Services

Reporting to the Vice President of Technology & Digital Media, the Director of Application Support & Software Engineering manages software vendors, developers, and solution architects, and conducts hands-on programming and coding across multiple projects within the organization. The Director develops highly scalable and extensible software applications with excellent quality using a variety of technologies and design approaches. In addition, the Director drives new technologies and best practices into the organization and manages cross-functional application support teams across many projects.

Some duties include: supervises non-exempt database administrators and solution architects; works closely with web, visitor services, marketing and membership staff to support our millions of dedicated users and patrons; architects and implements new features of internal and external APIs; writes code samples, best practices and tutorials; acts as point of contact for external users of our APIs; architects organization’s software solutions utilizing a combination of licensed enterprise and custom solutions; drives adoption of enterprise software solutions and best practices; coordinates solutions with network operations and infrastructure staff; collaborates with a small team of internal and external web, mobile and software developers; owns features through design, development, debugging and release; directs the work of other application development and database support staff assigned to projects; fully documents technology solutions, including documentation needed for those persons maintaining and supporting the systems (e.g. system diagrams, tech design docs, etc.); conducts hands on programming and coding to support project needs; manages and coordinates the activities of internal and external software developers; ensures consistent software design and implementation methodologies, together within the IS support team, and promotes code reuse throughout the development staff and in collaboration with third party vendors or contractors; periodically evaluates the technical skillsets needed to support project objectives and work with existing team resources, where possible, to develop and expand these skill sets; periodically evaluates emerging technology solutions to learn new ways to architect and develop solutions, reduce costs/maintenance overhear and improve user effectiveness; works closely with project stakeholders and subject-matter experts to define and document functional requirements and then architects a software design based on these requirements that result in a scalable, quality solutions that minimize both maintenance overhead and overall cost-of-ownership; serves as the senior technical contact and escalation point for urgent issues related to enterprise software applications including Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Patron’s Edge, and Patron’s Edge Online.

The qualified candidate will have an MSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience, during which strong computer science fundamentals and analytical abilities were developed, and at least 5 years of overall enterprise software development experience. Extensive software engineering development and design experience with complex and highly scalable products, using multiple technologies and languages is required. Experience with software development methodologies and agile software development values and practices, especially Scrum or Lean Software Development is preferred. Significant experience in a museum or cultural organization is highly desired.

Please follow this link to apply. 


Audio Visual Administrator (Temporary Part-Time)
Audio Visual

Reporting to the Audio Visual Supervisor, the Audio Visual Administrator provides administrative and technical support to the Audio Visual department.

Some duties include: reviews audio visual work requests, determines and schedules the staff and equipment required to support Museum functions; operates all Museum Audio-Visual equipment, troubleshoots equipment malfunctions and provides emergency audio-visual coverage as required; coordinates with Museum staff and outside vendors to design lighting, projection, sound engineering, mixing and amplification plans for programs; under the direction of the Audio Visual Supervisor, maintains schedule for department staff and equipment; assists the Audio Visual Supervisor with the maintenance of the department equipment and supply inventory; ensures all tools and equipment are kept in working order and performs regular maintenance as required; researches and develops comparative reports and presentation materials as assigned; creates, operates and troubleshoots PowerPoint and other data presentations; provides technical assistance as needed.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of related experience and/or training in theater, film, including lighting design and stage management.  Proficiency with Macintosh computing environment, along with experience in Non-linear editing software (Final Cut, Premiere), graphics and/or animation software (Photoshop, After Effects) is preferred.

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.