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Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship
Latin American Art

Mount Maker
Conservation Center

Member Services Assistant
Membership

Gallery Teacher for Mobile Programs
Education & Public Programs

On-Site Services Associate
On-Site Services

Annual Giving Programs Assistant
Development

Senior Conservation Technician, Paper
Conservation Center

Annual Giving Programs Associate
Development

Associate Vice President of Individual Giving
Development

 


Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship (Regular Full-Time)
Latin American Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces a search for candidates for the Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship. This two-year fellowship in the museum’s Latin American Art 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 Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship supports the highest level of professional development, with opportunities to be fully integrated into all aspects of curatorial work, gain experience in research and cataloguing, exhibition organization, education and publications, acquisitions, conservation, public speaking, and fund raising. Major projects for the Fellow will include examining and studying a core group of modern Latin American works from the permanent collection; assisting in the planning of temporary exhibitions of modern Latin American art, including an upcoming exhibition of Latin American design; assisting in the collection development of modern Latin American design.

The qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. in art history, or related field. Prior museum experience, ideally involving modern art, is preferred.  Proficiency in Spanish (especially reading) is required, with knowledge of Portuguese and French an asset. Excellent writing, organizational, and public speaking skills, together with a strong interest in the acquisition, interpretation, care, and display of works of art are essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. The goal of this Fellowship is to provide opportunities for a talented scholar committed to the museum profession. Graduates of the Fellowship program will be uniquely prepared to embark on curatorial careers.

The position starts in September 2015. The annual salary is $40,000, with additional compensation for benefits and a travel allowance. 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; curriculum vitae; a published paper or other writing sample; three sealed letters of recommendation.  All application materials should be combined in one envelope and must be received no later than May 1, 2015. Hard copies only will be accepted.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Human Resources

RE: Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship

Los Angeles Country Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

 


Mount Maker (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

Reporting to the Senior Objects Conservator, the Mount Maker is responsible for designing and fabricating customized mounts and other support systems using a wide range of materials, including metal, plastic and wood to secure and protect artwork while on display.

Some duties include: designs mounts that will sustain seismic activity, provide security for the objects, and convey the curatorial artistic aesthetic; determines appropriate materials and fabrication processes; determines proper installation technique, and supervises installations.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or technical certification from a museum technology program, and three years of demonstrated experience in mount making for museum objects. Experience with artifact handling and museum collections is required. In addition, the successful candidate will be familiar with software used for writing reports and processing images, and have the ability to work collaboratively with curatorial and conservation staff.

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of work, letter of intent, resume and three professional references. Please note that through the online system, you may attach only one file, so please combine application materials into one document.

Please follow this link to apply. 


Member Services Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
Membership

Reporting to the Senior Member Services Assistant, the Member Services Assistant will be part of a high-energy, collaborative team, primarily tasked with providing unparalleled customer service to all LACMA members.

Some duties include: answers phones, responds to email inquiries; updates membership accounts in Raiser’s Edge database; sells, renews and upgrades memberships; assists with the mailing of membership welcome kits; handles member ticketing and event RSVPs; staff membership events; provides support to the membership team.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, one to three years of customer service experience, and a solid background and interest in the arts and humanities. Experience with Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge and Patron edge is required. The successful candidate will have the following: superlative customer service skills, courtesy and professionalism; analytical thinking and problem solving skills; ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines and revenue goals; ability to work cooperatively with staff across departments; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Please follow this link to apply. 


Gallery Teacher for Mobile Programs (Program Specific Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Director of School & Community Programs, the Gallery Teacher for Mobile Programs develops and implements object-based, interactive gallery lessons for a diverse group of elementary and middle school students as part of LACMA’s mobile programs: Ancient World Mobile and Maya Mobile. The gallery teacher will lead tours of LACMA’s ancient world collection and its collection of medieval and Renaissance art. 

Some duties include: conducts research in areas pertinent to the Museum’s collection and mobile program themes; conceives of interactive, participatory, student-centered tours and in-gallery activities for elementary and middle-school students with diverse backgrounds, including English Language Learners and students with multiple needs; leads gallery tours for elementary and middle-school students that focus on trade and art in the ancient Mediterranean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, South and Southeast Asian, and European galleries; implements gallery tours that adhere to best practices in museum education and are aligned with current State standards in the sixth and seventh grade curriculum for the visual arts, history-social sciences, and/or English language arts.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or Cultural Anthropology and at least two years of teaching experience developing lessons in a museum setting. Experience with 6th and 7th grade curriculum and object-based teaching is required. In addition, the qualified candidate will have the ability to conduct independent research in areas relevant to LACMA’s collection, including ancient art, art of the Americas, Asian art, art of the Middle East, and medieval and Renaissance Europe.

Applicants are required to provide a sample lesson plan. 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.


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

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 Supervisor of Operations, the On-Site Services Associate provides quality customer service and sells Museum admission, special event/program tickets, and memberships.

Some duties include: fills reservations and memberships in person, over the telephone and through the mail; operates computerized ticket reservation system, cash register, credit card authorization system and accepts payment; responds to inquiries in a courteous and pleasant manner concerning events, reservations and general information; balance worksheets, breakdowns and register tapes with actual receipts; writes letters and completes documentation for fulfillment of ticket and member benefits packages.

The qualified candidate will have a high school diploma and at least two years of customer service and administrative experience.

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. 


Senior Conservation Technician, Paper (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

Reporting to the Senior Paper Conservator, the Senior Conservation Technician is responsible for executing minor treatment, hinging and matting, rehousing, and condition report writing for works of art on paper in the areas of exhibitions, installations and loans.

Some duties include: performs tasks associated with the preparation of artworks for exhibition, installation and loan, including exhibition mounts, cradles and primary enclosures for transit; performs minor conservation treatments for works of art on paper and ephemera; performs tasks associated with the permanent collection, including documentary photography and the making of custom enclosures, mylar encapsulations and mats for works of art on paper and photographs; assists paper conservators with condition checking and report writing for exhibition installation and de-installation; tracks art movement in and out of the lab; assists with routine lab maintenance; organizes files; orders supplies.

The qualified candidate will have an associate’s degree and two years of related experience. Experience with mat cutting, framing and the ability to handle two-dimensional works of art is required. In addition, the qualified candidate will have experience with database management and digital photography.

Please follow this link to apply.
 


Annual Giving Programs Associate, DADC, SAAC & EAAC (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Associate Director of Councils & Acquisition Groups, the Annual Giving Program Associate manages prospects and the programs for the Decorative Arts & Design Council (DADC), the Southern Asian Art Council (SAAC) and the East Asian Art Council (EAAC). The Associate is responsible for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation of membership dues at $1,000 and stewardship within the assigned programs. This position also supports the Associate Director of Councils & Acquisitions Groups, in activities related to DA2, the museum’s decorative and design acquisition group. This key Development position also serves as the primary liaison with curatorial staff connected to the annual programs.

Some duties include: helps to set annual fundraising goals, showing growth over time; helps identify potential major gift prospects from within membership base; works to strategically advance groups through excellent programming and thoughtful, well-planned growth activities, in coordination with Annual Giving Programs team; plans and promotes 18-24 events per year, and occasional trips and fundraisers;  solicits new council members and develops relationships with current council members; manages membership dues and renewals; compiles and tracks council budgets, monitoring the council’s expenses and revenues; assists with the planning and coordination of all council activities and records RSVPs for events; maintains and updates database; provides general administrative support with office functions, phone calls and mail documentation; 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 at least three years of administrative experience with an emphasis on event planning, budgeting, fundraising and organizing printed materials. Experience in a development environment is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Associate Vice President of Individual Giving (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 $100 million to set the stage for launching a larger campaign within the next 12 – 24 months.

Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving manages a comprehensive and integrated fundraising program which is intended to develop individual contributed income sources for the Museum’s capital campaign. The AVP is responsible for the fundraising of individual six- and seven-figure gifts for LACMA, and has oversight of annual giving donor programs at the $1,250 level and above. In addition, the AVP implements tactics to support overall campaign strategy and build a major donor base. The Associate Vice President of Individual Giving supervises and provides work direction to the Major Gifts Officers, the Director of Annual Giving Programs and the Director of Collections Development and Exhibition Support.

Some duties include: researches, cultivates and solicits major donors and manages donor portfolios; recommends and develops donor cultivation strategies with VP of Development and colleagues in various departments museum-wide; works alongside VP of Development to staff board relationships; monitors and organizes aspects of the capital and endowment campaigns; directly manages cultivation, solicitations and benefits fulfillment for Director’s Circle, a leadership giving group at the $5,000 - $25,000 range; develops and tracks campaign budget and revenue projections, and manages required expenditures within approved budget; oversees implementation of donor reconciliation efforts for both campaign and annual support; develops marketing materials for various fundraising programs.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts or related field, and 8 to 10 years of demonstrated, successful fundraising experience. Experience with capital and endowment campaigns is required, as well as at least 3 years of management and supervisory experience.

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. 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.