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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, Events
Development

Managing Editor
Publications

Administrative Assistant
Audience Strategy and Services

Vice President
Development

Major Gifts Officer
Development

Assistant Conservator, Objects
Conservation

Curatorial Assistant
Photography; Prints & Drawings

Collections Administrator, Works on Paper
Photography

Manager of Donor Travel Programs and Services
Development

Public Programs Coordinator
Education and Public Programs

Development Research Analyst
Development

Assistant/Associate Registrar, Exhibitions
Registrar & Collection Information

Marketing Manager
Marketing


Administrative Assistant, Events (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Senior Director of Events, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Senior Director and other Events staff, in addition to managing capital campaign event related tasks.

Some duties include: tracks donor events, event dates and locations; coordinates meetings; schedules events and manages calendar; drafts correspondence; processes expense reports and invoices and tracks expenses; responds to general inquires and emails; prepares and oversees materials for meetings and meeting setup, as well as other printed materials as needed; assists with list creation and organization and mailings for the museum’s capital campaign, gala fundraisers and other donor events; assist the Events staff with event planning and booking on the museum and city-wide calendars; tracks department inventory, including invitation materials; supports coordination of facilities, security and audio visual needs and work orders; works events when needed, including weekends and evenings; communicates directly with donors to greet and support check-in at events.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and two to four years of administrative experience, or a combination of administrative and event experience. Experience working with major donors and an understanding of donor cultivation is strongly preferred. Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as experience using a constituent management database, such as Raiser’s Edge, is required.

Please follow this link to apply.

 

 

 


Managing Editor (Regular Full-Time)
Publications

Reporting to the Publisher, the Managing Editor oversees the editing of manuscripts and copy for brochures, labels, didactics, signage, educational and miscellaneous printed and electronic materials, according to required schedules and recognized standards. The Managing Editor is also responsible for providing editorial support for exhibition and permanent collection catalogues.

Some duties include: edits in-house printed materials in consultation with the museum’s other departments—including Graphic Design, Education, Curatorial, and Exhibitions—with an emphasis on copy-editing, stylistic technical editing, and fact-checking; tracks the elements, costs, and schedules of multiple projects as needed; works closely with the Graphic Design department to track production and delivery of editorial materials; consults editors, writers, and museum staff as needed to evaluate demands of each individual project; solicits, coordinates, and reviews work done by in-house and freelance editors; in consultation with other museum departments, develops and maintains guidelines for LACMA’s house style; edits and proofreads exhibition catalogues and other museum publications; verifies facts, dates, and statistics; marks up manuscripts and galley proofs using standard typesetter’s notations; confers with authors regarding changes made to copy; supports all activities and aspects of LACMA publications.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or Art History, and at least five to seven years of editing experience, preferably in an art or museum context, and project management experience. Firm command of scholarly publishing practices, Chicago Manual of Style guidelines, and standard typesetters’ notations is required.

Please follow this link to apply.


Administrative Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
Audience Strategy and Services

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Audience Strategy and Services, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the AVP in addition to managing administrative tasks and ad hoc projects for the three departments within the division: Membership, Marketing, and On-site Services.

Some duties include: manages the overall budget, vendor payments, and expense reports for the Audience Strategy and Services division; tracks expenses against the budget and assist with reforecasting as needed; coordinates meetings, books travel, handles expense reports, and answers, prioritizes and escalates calls for the AVP; greets visitors and donors; drafts acknowledgement letters and other correspondence on behalf of the AVP; assists in planning the annual staff retreat, semi-annual staff outings, and other acknowledgements for staff as directed by the AVP; assists membership marketing staff with planning membership events, from small tours to more major events, and books events on the museum calendar; coordinates facilities, protective services and audio visual needs and work orders; works membership events when needed, including weekends and evenings; assists with benefit fulfillment for our members, including managing special first class mailing lists for our magazines; assists with marketing mail and email projects, including maintaining our accounts with the post office; tracks department inventory, including office supplies and membership benefit materials including catalogues; provides update donor records in Raiser’s Edge and reserve member tickets in Patron Edge; manages gratis membership fulfillment.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and two to four years of administrative experience, as well as a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Raiser’s Edge.

Please follow this link to apply.


Vice President (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Located in the center of the creative capital of the world, LACMA is riding a wave of incredible momentum.  Since 2007 the museum has doubled its campus, doubled its exhibition program and doubled its attendance.  It has accomplished this through a comprehensive transformation that has included new buildings, a series of collection-changing art acquisitions and a visionary path to the future set out by its director and board of trustees.

LACMA is seeking an experienced fund raiser with entrepreneurial skills and a passionate commitment to art museums.  LACMA Development is responsible for securing more than $20,000,000 for annual operating and project support. Of this amount, approximately $12,000,000 comes from individuals.  The development department also has benchmarks to meet for art acquisitions and campaign revenue.  The LACMA Transformation Campaign has raised $338,000,000 in capital gifts since 2004, and is in the process of quietly raising over $100 million to set the stage for launching a larger campaign within the next 12 – 24 months. To support LACMA’s goals, we need a strong and experienced leader in the role of Vice President of Development.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development and Audience Strategy, the Vice President is responsible for developing, implementing and managing all aspects of the following fundraising programs: major donor annual giving groups (including Curators Circle, Directors Circle, Avant Garde, the Councils and upper level Acquisition Groups), events, corporate giving, government & foundation relations, and development operations. The Vice President of Development collaborates closely with the Major Gifts team (restricted and unrestricted) to support the capital campaign and annual fundraising goals, develop fundraising strategies and implement programmatic tactics that result in increased revenue. The Vice President of Development supervises and provides work direction to the Associate Vice President of Corporate Giving, Director of Development Operations, the Senior Director of Events, Director of Annual Giving, Director of Government & Foundation Relations, and an Administrative Assistant.

Some duties include: develops, implements and manages all aspects of the museum’s annual fundraising programs; works alongside the Major Gifts team to support the capital campaign; facilitates in monitoring and organizing the capital campaign; solicits major gifts for projects and annual support; oversees implementation of donor recognition efforts for both campaign and annual support; develops marketing materials for various fundraising programs; edits donor letters, proposals, acknowledgements and credit lines; works closely with the SVP of Development and Audience Strategy and the senior management team to set revenue goals; provides overarching management to each area to ensure that projected revenue goals are met; attends internal and external events, conferences and meetings related to the museum’s fundraising efforts.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration, Marketing, Business Management or related field. Master’s degree or MBA preferred. At least 8 to 10 years of demonstrated, successful fundraising experience, experience with capital and endowment campaigns as well as strategic planning experience is required. At least 5 years of management and supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Major Gifts Officer (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Officer secures funding for LACMA by managing a group of assigned donors and prospects in order to obtain their continuing or new support, and upgrading their giving and involvement from year-to-year.

Managing a portfolio of 100-125 individuals, the Major Gifts Officer works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development staff, and other museum representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for museum-wide priorities. The Major Gifts Officer monitors all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.

Some duties include: manages prospect activity for a portfolio of 100-125 individuals and participates in all aspects of the gift cycle; develops cultivation and target ask strategies, including working with volunteers; establishes a fluent understanding of the organization – its strategic vision, budget, programs, plans and impact of the program – in order to successfully communicate and represent the organization with constituents; qualifies donors and prospects to establish a caseload; develops month-to-month annual plan for contacts and asks for each individual prospect, and works with Museum staff and volunteers to develop strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; establishes financial goals for each constituent in the caseload, working towards closing $2-$3million in annual gifts; researches current donor networks, other program participants and event attendees for new prospects; works collaboratively with all development-related departments (membership, annual patrons program, exhibitions and restricted program support, planned giving and research), staff from all Museum content areas, and volunteers in order to prepare written proposals and meet fundraising targets; tracks all donor activity Raiser’s Edge database using LACMA’s prospect management system, following established protocols, and reviews monthly reports to asses activity and performance; participates in case development; provides staffing assistance for donor related events.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field. A highly energetic professional with at least 5 years of experience with non-profit fundraising, including experience soliciting and closing six-figure+ gifts, and experience working directly with volunteers and donors, as well as a strong understanding of major donor cultivation and protocol is required. Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies is preferred. Also, must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments. Strong interest in visual arts is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Assistant Conservator, Objects (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation

Reporting to the Senior Conservator for Objects, the Assistant Conservator works collaboratively with the entire conservation staff in all aspects of the care and preservation of the museum's encyclopedic collection of artwork dating from antiquity to the present.

Some duties include: prepares and reviews condition reports for works of art on loan and new acquisitions; prepares treatment proposals and reports in order to document all conservation work; undertakes the conservation and restoration of works of art; performs research and interacts with curators and other professionals to understand significance of artwork and artist’s intentions; advises on appropriate environmental conditions for the safe display and storage of works of art; acts as courier for traveling exhibitions and loans; assists conservation staff with the routine maintenance of the laboratory and the ordering of equipment and supplies; responds to questions from the general public.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in objects conservation, and three to five years of related experience. Further postgraduate work and/or several years of employment in conservation is strongly preferred. Experience with the installation and de-installation of exhibitions and larger projects such as maintenance of outdoor sculptures is desired.  A demonstrated ability to treat a wide variety of three-dimensional objects, communicate effectively, and work well with other museum staff is essential.

This position requires a flexible work schedule to allow frequent national and international travel.  Active involvement in professional groups such as AIC, ICOM-CC or ICC is also desirable.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, including a list of three professional references. Please note that the online application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so please combine cover letter, resume and lesson plan into one Word or PDF document.

Please follow this link to apply.


Curatorial Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
Photography; Prints & Drawings

Reporting to the Curator and Department Head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints & Drawings Department, the Curatorial Assistant will assist in the research and coordination of two major exhibitions, the subjects of which are artist/filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and 3D photography and film. This is a one-year position, beginning in September 2015, with the possibility of an additional one-year extension.

Some duties include: conducts research and compiles materials for the exhibitions; maintains and updates the exhibition checklists and databases; creates lists of contacts; drafts loan correspondence between LACMA and leading institutions and individuals; generates loan contracts; interfaces with lending institutions; drafts labels and didactic content; assists the Museum’s rights and reproductions department in obtaining images and necessary permissions; serves as the department’s liaison to collection management, conservation, education and other internal departments, in connection to the planning and implementation of the exhibitions. Other duties may be assigned by supervisor.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in Art History or related field, with one year of curatorial experience preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references to be considered. All application materials should be combined into one Microsoft Word or pdf document.

The deadline for applications is August 10, 2015.

Please follow this link to apply.



Collections Administrator, Works on Paper (Regular Full-Time)
Photography

Reporting to the Curator and Department Head, the Collections Administrator is responsible for the organization, care, storage, and movement of works in the Photography Department, Prints & Drawings Department, and for additional works acquired through the recently established Graphic Design initiative between P&D and the Decorative Arts & Design Department. The Collections Administrator is also in charge of overseeing a new Study/Display space, scheduled to open in August 2015 on the plaza level of the Art of the Americas Building, which will serve LACMA staff, scholars, visitors, and various student groups.

Some duties include: confirms cataloging information and evaluates condition and storage needs; physically numbers / labels objects and performs basic rehousing; places objects in permanent locations and facilitates digital documentation; participates with a larger team tasked with inventorying, processing, rehousing, and storage for large acquisitions and special projects; updates database on an ongoing basis and in response to research projects, loan requests, etc.; spot-checks inventories and box lists in various storage locations; manages Study/Display space, coordinates visitor schedule, oversees viewings, and responds to queries; coordinates the transit of artwork between various storage areas and to and from the Study/Display space for activities such as class seminars, scholarly research, and other presentations of the collection; tracks the movement of artwork for photographic documentation, conservation, framing, etc., and assists with preparation for eventual move of collections to off-site facility.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field, and a minimum of three years of experience in a museum, cultural institution, or library. A demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practices and procedures is required, as well as database knowledge and proficiency with other digital applications. Experience with handling, storage, and exhibition of works of art on paper is strongly preferred.

Please follow this link to apply. 


Manager of Donor Travel Programs and Services 
Development

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving Programs, the Manager of Donor Travel Programs and Services is the primary staff member responsible for ensuring that LACMA helps its supporters connect with in-depth art experiences beyond the museum’s campus. The manager develops and oversees two key functions within the Annual Giving department – the LACMA Travel program, and ongoing travel concierge services for $10,000+ level donors engaging in personal art-related travel. The LACMA Travel program, including Board travel, LACMA Premium Travel for $2,500+ level donors, and LACMA Travel for $1,000+ donors, realizes approximately five annual travel programs spanning patron groups. Working in collaboration with internal program partners (especially curators) as well as outside travel vendors, the manager is responsible for all travel planning and execution, and is the at-home liaison during trips. Donor travel services include communication and credentialing for major international art fairs, helping donors gain access to art venues and sites worldwide during personal travel, staying informed about important developments in the art world, and communicating potential areas of interest to staff who may use the information and access to cultivate and steward patrons.

Some duties include: collaborates with and understands perspectives of LACMA development colleagues, curators, patrons and others to develop successful travel packages and calendar that will strengthen donor relationships with LACMA and increase contributed support over time; identifies and maintains relationships with travel agency vendors and travel guides best suited to fulfill travel program opportunities; works closely with curators and travel vendors, prepares trip itineraries, travel information, reports, communications, invoicing, etc. for internal travel program planning; creates and manages travel program budget, for LACMA and for individual trips; plans for and produces marketing plans and promotions for program offerings; ensures accurate and complete travel program information for database records; collaborates with Individual Giving colleagues in communicating development-related activities via written contact reports filed in Raiser’s Edge, and attends prospect management meetings; works with major international art fairs, as identified by development team, to credential and service LACMA supporters; helps plan and execute any LACMA programs taking place during fairs; develops and maintain art fair contacts; helps develop potential self-travel itineraries for patrons, in conjunction with LACMA-related and/or art world events; prepares and sends occasional briefs to development staff informing them about new or exciting opportunities around the art world, including exhibitions and projects related to LACMA permanent collection artists; supports travel-related donor cultivation and stewardship efforts in partnership with development colleagues.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art Administration or related field, and at least five years of experience with a top-tier contemporary art gallery, auction house or art museum. Experience servicing clients or patrons accustomed to an exceptionally high level of quality and responsiveness is required. Experience using the Raiser’s Edge database is strongly preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Public Programs Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Education and Public Programs

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Education and Public Programs, the Public Programs Coordinator is responsible for providing assistance to the Education and Public Programs Department for its ongoing permanent collection and special exhibition programs, as well as tracking attendance, compiling reports, and maintaining budgets.

Some duties include: creates basic flyers, program brochures, and curriculum materials using templates; assists with creating PowerPoint presentations, including research for presentations; submits and maintains public program announcements on the museum’s website, magazines, and internal documents; schedules programs on the museum’s event calendar including processing necessary work requests; maintains and analyzes statistics for programs and compiles the department’s Annual Report, Outreach Report, and donor reports; assists with scheduling and hiring speakers, including preparing contracts and requests for payment; works with ticketing staff to arrange ticketing for events and track attendance; provides support at programs events, including creating signage, overseeing check-in, and working with the Facilities department on event set-up; schedules travel, processes reimbursements, orders supplies, submits purchase order requests and processes invoice requests.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art Administration or Art Education, and at least two years of experience working on public programs, monitoring budgets, and promoting events. Experience using InDesign software, FileMaker Pro and Google Drive is required.

Please follow this link to apply. 


Development Research Analyst (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Development Research, the Development Research Analyst develops, coordinates and distributes information on prospects and donors in order to provide Development staff with strategic financial and biographic information on current and potential major donors in support of LACMA's fundraising objectives.

Some duties include: compiles, creates and updates comprehensive biographic and financial profiles on current and potential major donors; takes the lead on generating concise research biographies and Facebooks for events; identifies potential contributors to special project funds and supporters of institutional operations through examination of past records as well as individual and corporate contacts; updates and maintains the computerized prospect/donor management system; provides system training to other Development staff; organizes and maintains the department’s reference materials and online resource; reviews and monitors regional, national, professional and financial publications for corporate, foundation, individual donor and prospect information; participates in strategy meetings to help develop cultivation and solicitation strategies

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and at least two years of donor/prospect research experience in a non-profit organization, as well as knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.

Please follow this link to apply.


 Assistant/Associate Registrar, Exhibitions (Regular Full-Time)
Registrar & Collection Information

Reporting to the Senior Associate Registrar , the Assistant/Associate Registrar, Exhibitions will organize and manage several large, complicated exhibitions as part of LACMA’s ambitious in-house and internationally traveling exhibitions program.

Some duties include: review and negotiate loan agreements with lenders, and communicate conservation, installation and security requirements to staff; arrange with all lenders and collaborating institutions the crating, shipping, and courier arrangements; plan and manage the installation and de-installation schedules for each exhibition; assemble and maintain condition reports; take packing notes during installations; create installation notes for traveling exhibitions; produce crating, shipping, condition reporting and courier sections for domestic and international Indemnity applications, as well as oversee all those arrangements for indemnified exhibitions at LACMA and subsequent venues; travel with exhibitions as a courier and to oversee installation/de-installations of LACMA organized exhibitions at other venues.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field and a minimum of three years’ experience in museum registration, preferably exhibition-related. Candidate must also have a demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practices and procedures. Flexibility is necessary to travel with exhibitions including being away for as much as two weeks at a time. Database knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Fluency in Spanish or another foreign language is a plus. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Please follow this link to apply.

 


Marketing Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Marketing

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Marketing Manager oversees efforts to secure and manage targeted non-paid media partnerships across multiple museum departments. Programs include barter agreements, content and native advertising partnerships, and VIP access and special projects.

Some duties include: plans, coordinates and maintains community outreach to ongoing and targeted communities as dictated by exhibition and event calendars; supports the Director of Marketing in planning and executing select tier 1 and 2 media plans, with goals to build awareness, drive attendance and ticket sales, and promote deeper engagement and repeat visits; plans and executes event and education program marketing, working in collaboration with Education, Development, and Membership departments; oversees paid digital marketing in concert with strategy outlined by the Director of Marketing to include the following: conceives and executes digital ad campaigns as part of exhibition and event promotions, delivers regular analysis of digital efforts, makes recommendations for and manages optimization, presents opportunities for experimentation; works with Onsite Services department on implementation of tourism and group sales effort, supporting goals of strategic messaging to local, national and international audiences.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field, and at least five years of marketing experience, including digital marketing experience. Experience with Blackbaud, PatronMail, MailChimp, and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 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.