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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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Manager of Donor Travel Programs & Services
Development 

Manager of Annual Giving 
Development  

Digital Content Designer 
Web & Digital Media 

Museum Store Associate
Museum Stores  

Assistant Curator
Prints & Drawings -Rifkind Center

Director of Membership
Development 

Manager, Security Technical & Network Systems 
Facilities & Security Operations 


Manager of Donor Travel Programs & Services (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Board Relations & Travel, 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, including 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 maintains 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. 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.

 


Manager of Annual Giving (Regular Full-Time) 
Development

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

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

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

Please follow this link to apply.


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

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

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

Please follow this link to apply.


Museum Store Associate (Regular Part-Time)
Museum Stores

Reporting to the Buying Office Manager, the Museum Store Associate receives and tickets merchandise for the Museum Store, ensuring timely delivery of goods to the store locations. Additionally, the Museum Store Associate is responsible for ship-outs, including the fulfillment, packing and shipping of wholesale and retail sales.

Some duties include: unpacks and examines incoming shipments, verifies counts against corresponding purchase order and packing slip, reports damages or shortages as necessary, creates receiving voucher and merchandise tags; fulfills, packs and ships outgoing wholesale and retail orders, completes forms and maintains records for outgoing shipments; fulfills transfer requests initiated by store staff, checks store locations daily to pick up outgoing shipments and damages and to review supply needs, stocks all stores with wrap and pack supplies as needed; conducts stock counts and supply counts; assists in the facilitation of temporary exhibition stores set-up and breakdown.

The qualified candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent, and at least one year of related retail warehouse experience. 
 

Please follow this link to apply.


Assistant Curator  (Regular Full-Time) 
Prints & Drawings - Rifkind Center

Reporting to the Curator, the Assistant Curator oversees a distinguished collection of prints, drawings, and books devoted to art from German-speaking countries from around 1900 to 1930 in the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies. The Assistant Curator assists department curator on research, interpretation, publication, and development of the modern permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. The Assistant Curator provides organizational support and participates in discussions and presentations about acquisitions;  works collaboratively with the various LACMA departments; interacts with collectors, donors, researchers, and the public; and helps prioritize and achieve short- and long-range institutional goals. This position represents the Museum locally, nationally, and internationally including participation in panels, symposia, and other forums.

Some duties include: assists with research, development, coordination, and execution of special exhibitions and those based on the permanent collection; researches and writes scholarly texts related to special exhibitions and the permanent collection; maintains positive relations with colleagues in the museum/academic world, collectors, and patrons; participates in the planning of exhibition and related project budgets; develops and manages outside loans and exhibition contracts; assists the department curator with the development of the permanent collection, including acquisitions, deaccessions, conservation priorities, and collections management; develops interpretive programming with collateral departments in the museum including public and educational programs and digital media; researches and assists with grant writing related to exhibitions and departmental collections; works with scholars, including those sponsored by the Scholar-in-Residence Program, artists, and other interested parties to provide access to the collection; collaborates with collections management to maintain collections and image databases; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a  master’s degree in Art History with expertise in modern German art, Ph.D. is preferred. At least three years of museum experience with progressively responsible curatorial experience and demonstrated experience in acquisitions, exhibitions, installation and scholarly publications. A scholarly and professional commitment to German and European modern art, and prior experience with ambitious exhibition and publication programs in a museum. Knowledge of prints and drawings is preferred.  Ability to write for a public and scholarly audience, and the ability to collaborate with fellow curators, educators and a range of museum staff, professional colleagues, and museum supporters. Reading fluency in German is essential with other foreign languages helpful.


Please follow this link to apply.  


Director of Membership (Regular Full-Time) 
Development 

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Development, the Director of Membership creates and implements the strategy for LACMA’s membership program that currently serves over 55,000 active members and generates $5M+ in annual revenue.  The Director of Membership is responsible for the full spectrum of LACMA’s membership programs, and with his/her team, ensures that each program effectively meets team and division goals while fully serving its members.  As a strong collaborator, he/she regularly interacts with other departments including Annual Giving, Corporate Partnerships, Prospect Strategy & Research, Development Operations, Communications & Marketing, Graphic Design, Education and Development to meet team and division revenue and member goals.  The Director of Membership supervises and provides work direction to the Senior Manager, Member Engagement, the Manager, Membership Marketing and the Supervisor, Membership Services.

Some duties include: serves as top subject matter expert on LACMA’s membership programs; builds relationships broadly between members and the Museum to encourage visitation, while also holding a portfolio of 100+ members/donors with one on one relationships; works closely with LACMA’s Director of Annual Giving to create a clear and compelling pipeline from the membership base to LACMA’s various annual giving, planned giving, and major gifts programs; oversees short and long term budgets, projections, and plans for the membership area for senior leadership; initiates and establishes new membership programs based on research, trends, relationships with internal Museum departments and new opportunities with external vendors and organizations; devises a valuable benefit program for members; reviews, approves and executes annual marketing plans, event schedules, budgets and workflow plans for Membership staff; develops and executes new member acquisition strategies; conducts, analyzes and presents visitor and member research; trains and develops Membership staff to meet membership revenue goals; collaborates with other staff to give input on creative marketing plans and to ensure membership marketing needs are met; represents LACMA’s membership at national, regional and local conferences and with other peer institutions; works with all staff to ensure that members are processed and tracked accurately and staff is aware of all membership promotions.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Public Relations, or related field, and at least eight years of experience in membership, marketing, development, or related field, with a minimum of five years of management experience. Strong working knowledge of the philosophies of philanthropy, membership campaigns, direct marketing, customer engagement, and stewardship is required. The successful candidate will have experience with one on one solicitations in addition to broad marketing or membership campaigns. Previous experience with nonprofit organizations and arts and cultural organizations is strongly preferred. Nonprofit annual giving or major gift fundraising experience is a plus.

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.


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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.