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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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An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 


HR Assistant
Human Resources

Junior Financial Analyst
Finance & Accounting

Exhibition Programs Administrator
Exhibition Programs 

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles
Conservation

On-Site Services Associate 
On-Site Services 

Major Donor Events Assistant 
Development 

Teaching Artist
Education & Public Programs

Senior Grant Writer
Development

Curatorial Administrator
Art of the Ancient Americas

Facilities Planning Assistant 
Facilities & Security Operations

Digital Content Designer 
Web & Digital Media 

Manager, Security Technical & Network Systems 
Facilities & Security Operations


Human Resources Assistant (Regular Part-Time)
Human Resources

Reporting to the HR Associate, the HR Assistant provides clerical and administrative support to the Human Resources department.

Some duties include: maintains employee and benefits files and records; coordinates the archiving of HR department records and files annually; prepares new hire, intern, benefits and termination packets; performs data entry of background checks, address changes, training records; maintains HR department events schedule on the museum’s event calendar; supports AVP with scheduling meetings, maintaining calendar, and answering phone calls; drafts correspondence; follows up with managers regarding status change forms; provides administrative support to the Museum’s Rideshare and Internship programs; assists the Benefits Administrator with coordination and planning of the following: semi-annual Rideshare Luncheons, wellness initiatives and semi-annual blood drives; reconciles and processes billing and invoicing for the HR department; orders office supplies; opens and distributes mail.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field, and at least one year of administrative experience.

Please follow this link to apply.


Junior Financial Analyst (Regular Full-Time)
Finance & Accounting 

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Junior Financial Analyst also takes direction from other Finance staff for certain responsibilities. The Junior Financial Analyst provides analytical and administrative support for the Finance and Accounting department.

Some duties include: tracks capital projects expenses against contracts and project budgets; reconciles and allocates costs such as phones, copy center and senior staff expenses; monitors and reports gifts of stock; reconciles investment correspondence and documentation; prepares periodic reports related to debt covenants; creates and approves certain invoice requests; prepares reports for granting agencies; works with bankers, investment advisors, capital projects owner’s representatives and auditors; provides administrative support for CFO, Budget & Investment Officer, and Controller as needed; educates staff in other departments about Finance and Accounting processes; organizes and files documents; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in finance or a related field. At least three years of experience, preferably in a financial or non profit environment. Candidates must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products, especially Excel and Word; experience with Blackbaud systems is a plus.  A combination of equivalent education, training, and/or experience will be considered.

Please follow this link to apply. 


Exhibition Programs Administrator (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibition Programs 

Reporting to the Deputy Director for Curatorial & Planning, the Exhibition Programs Administrator provides administrative and general office support to relieve officials of clerical work and minor administrative and business detail.  Provides financial analysis and budget development assistance under supervision.

Some duties include: answers phones, mail and FedEx, filing, purchases office supplies and maintains Exhibitions supply closet; schedules all Exhibition related meetings including tracking and monitoring all standing meetings and February budget meetings; coordinates and collaborates in planning of Exhibitions Annual meetings; assists Senior Financial & Exhibition Budget Analyst with processing of Professional Service Agreements, Purchase Order Requests, and Invoice Requests; assists Manager of Gallery Construction to track hours and payroll for Carpenters and Painters; assists Senior Exhibition Programs Coordinators with development of “ballpark” budgets and touring exhibition reconciliations;  updates and maintains Tour Reconciliation Invoice Tracking document; review, verifies, edits and confirms compliance with exhibition agreement and promulgate 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;  ensure Publications and LACMA website has the latest information; in consultation with Exhibition Programs Coordinators, reviews and determines catalogue requirements for in house distribution for “Take Shows” utilizing catalogue distribution form; coordinates catalogue distribution to other departments; receives, logs and stores Exhibition’s catalogues; fulfills LACMA exhibition agreements, sends complimentary copies to participating venues; maintains Exhibition catalogue inventory, updating log as amounts change; creates, maintains and updates Exhibitions archival information; recruit and select undergraduate interns;  provides mentoring for interns and assist Division in developing projects for interns and ensuring that interns receive sufficient learning opportunities; continually updates Exhibitions Master calendars and reports;  tracks and processes outside exhibition proposals using designated tracking form; maintains departmental correspondence files;  issues courtesy passes for lenders and VIPs; assembles, sends and tracks correspondence for venue solicitation packets; complete final exhibition reports; order installation photography;  issues General Announcements on behalf of the department.

The qualified candidate will a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Business, or Accounting. At least one year of experience working in an art museum setting. Experience working with TMS and Financial Edge softwares is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply. 




Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation

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 $43,680 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 follow this link to apply.



On-Site Services Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
On-Site Services

Reporting to the On-Site Services Team Lead, the On-Site Services Associate is responsible for providing outstanding visitor service while working front-of-house posts in a Ticket Office or exhibition gallery. The position processes and sells museum admission, special programming tickets, LACMA memberships, and LACMA Fund donations. The Associate position also provides outstanding visitor service while working within select exhibition spaces ensuring that museum policies and procedures are upheld. The Associate consistently presents a positive, friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic attitude at all times while working with a variety of LACMA constituencies including the general public, members, donors, VIPs, and staff.

Some duties include: Demonstrates a guest-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times; maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s general policies and procedures, membership programs, and the exhibition and programming schedule; explains certain aspects of visitor experience that pertain to specific works of art; assists visitors in the capacity of gallery support when required; promotes, sells, and services the LACMA membership program; shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors and members via excellent written and verbal communications; 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 or related field. At least two years of excellent customer service, scheduling and training experience is required. Must operate with attention to detail and strong organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow in a visitor-focused, high-volume setting, and strong skills in ticketing software, preferably in Tessitura.

Please follow this link to apply.



Major Donor Event Assistant (Temporary Part-Time)
Development  

Reporting to the Major Donor Events Manager, the Major Donor Events Assistant will support the Major Donor Events department and all aspects of planning meetings and events, primarily supporting the annual fall gala fundraiser, and will support other major donor events as needed.

Some duties include: Provides administrative support of LACMA Art + Film gala and other donor events; RSVP tracking and list management support; invitation and material mailing; provides production support, including event check-in, coordination with event vendors and event logistical support; direct communication with donors and trustees; and general administrative support as needed.

A minimum of 2 years event production experience is required. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history or a related field and have experience working within a non-profit organization. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet established deadlines are required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Working knowledge of Google, Gmail, Word and Excel are required.  Experience working with major donors and understanding of major donor cultivation is preferred.  Experience with Raiser’s Edge is preferred. Candidates must be available to work evenings and occasional weekends.

Please follow this link to apply. 



Teaching Artist  (Regular Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Associate VP of Education and the Director of Youth and Family Programs, the Teaching Artist for Create & Collaborate, a ten-week printmaking program for older adults, will design and teach workshops that build skills, foster community, and encourage collaboration to support the intellectual, creative, social, and emotional interests of older adults. 

Some of the duties include: Plans and teaches collaborative printmaking workshops in response to works of art from LACMA’s permanent collection or special exhibitions; fosters a supportive and inspiring environment where students experiment with different printmaking techniques, discuss works of art, collaborate, and share their ideas; encourages student input and participation on the areas of study; plans a final presentation of student work generated from the course, and collects and documents evidence for a formal evaluation of the program.  

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, Art Education and/or at least two years of teaching experience developing and implementing cohesive lesson plans. Expertise in printmaking processes. Experience teaching and building rapport with students in informal learning settings. Knowledge of how art can be used as a tool to express the human condition and the capacity to facilitate group discussions and help students make personal connections. Must be available to teach on Tuesdays from October 10, 2017 - December 12, 2017 and for training and presentation dates.

Please follow this link to apply.


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.


Facilities Planning Assistant (Regular Full-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.

 


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.