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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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Director, Membership 
Membership 

Administrative Assistant
Facilities & Security Operations 

Senior Assistant / Associate Registrar, Exhibitions
Registration & Collections

Associate, Events 
Events 

Youth Organizer
Education & Public Programs

Teaching Artist
Education & Public Programs

Gallery Lighting Designer 
Exhibition Design & Production

Teaching Artist, Veterans Make Movies
Education & Public Programs

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles
Conservation Center

Andrew W. Mellow Fellow, Paintings 
Conservation Center 

On-Site Services Associate
On-SIte Services


Director, Membership (Regular Full-Time)
Membership

Reporting to the Sr. Director of On-site Services and Membership, the Director, Membership provides meaningful engagement with LACMA’s exhibition program for museum members by creating, directing, and sustaining benefits initiatives that drive critical revenue requisite to fulfilling the museum’s mission. This position creatively and strategically cultivates a friendly and knowledgeable team to best serve, retain, and grow membership support at LACMA through a variety of traditional and innovative campaign initiatives. The Director, Membership must be a proactive membership expert who effectively collaborates, communicates, and leads on the subject matter while establishing team expectations and accountabilities. This position applies analytics to short- and long-term growth planning, has a solid understanding of the fundamentals of acquisition and retention, and is able to effectively communicate museum priorities to widely diverse audiences. The Director, Membership supervises and provides work direction to the Senior Manager, Membership; Supervisor, Membership Services; and Membership Marketing Analyst.

Some duties include: connects the creative, analytical, and technological efforts of the department to deliver polished and professional acquisitions, renewals, lapses/recaptures, upgrades, benefits deliveries, and on-site campaigns; understands market and current industry conditions, current data position, capabilities/limitations of in-house team, areas for growth, and institutional goals to inform strategic decision-making processes, especially when targeting campaign audiences; strategically deploys internal staffing and external consulting resources to execute multi-channel campaign efforts for maximum efficiency and impact; stewards a cohesive team unit focused on exceeding revenue goals while delivering the highest possible level of member service; creates member correspondence across diverse media that exudes confidence in the exhibition and programming schedule; collaborates with graphics to ensure overall appearance of membership creative assets for conformity to established aesthetic policies; works closely with marketing, communications, and other key museum stakeholders to ensure the LACMA voice is delivered consistently and with expert application; works with education and curator teams to counsel recommendations for program benefit improvements; directs training and engagement opportunities for frontline membership and on-site services staff focused on benefits fulfillment, membership sales, and feedback; forecasts, tracks, and reports labor, revenue, and expense budgets; works closely with development colleagues to appropriately message additional philanthropic opportunities including annual giving, individual giving, and major gifts programs; represents LACMA at national, regional, and local conferences and serves as a public face of membership among member constituents by attending key member events and providing assistance and guidance to personal member inquiries; monitors museum and other related fields for best practices and opportunities for innovation.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Public Relations or related field. Six years of management experience and at least 10 years of membership operations or marketing experience are required. Experience with broad marketing or membership campaigns where a nuanced level of detail to audience segmentation. Demonstrated ability to provide effective customer service for internal and external clients. Must operate with strong attention to detail using exceptional organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow in a visitor-focused, high-volume setting.

Please follow this link to apply.



Administrative Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
Facilities & Security Operations

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Administrative Assistant provides clerical, administrative, procurement and invoicing support to the Director of Facilities and departments in the Facilities & Security Operations group.

Some duties include: assists in sourcing, procuring, and scheduling resources to perform repairs and projects (material, equipment, contractors, etc.); manages contracts and purchase orders; assists with departmental budget preparation and monitoring; schedules the preventive maintenance and differed maintenance and project works;  keeps track of corrective maintenance work orders and ensures timely completion; ensures that all certifications and code compliance operations are performed in a timely manner; supports the museum for all Health & Safety related question, including training scheduling, equipment inspections, and facilities inspections; applies for environmental and other required permits and ensures they are up to date; supports the team in managing workspace assignments, plans office moves, coordinates with other departments (IT, Facilities Maintenance, HR, etc.), and manages the inventory of museum assets; develops and updates metrics on the different aspects of Facilities Management to provide visibility to upper management on the efficiency of the operations; serves as primary point of contact for office buildings outside LACMA campus; organizes and maintains an efficient filing system for hard and electronic documents, including all documents related to Contractors; manages relationships and follows-up on facilities related issues with management companies; monitors office supplies and re-orders; supports the Facilities and Engineering teams in with scheduling; manages projects as assigned, including defining the scope, bidding, and overseeing the execution of the project; communicates daily with vendors and updates the museum’s executives regularly.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management, Business Administration, or related field and three years of experience in a similar work environment. Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required.

Please follow this link to apply. 

 


Senior Assistant / Associate Registrar, Exhibitions (Regular Full-Time)
Registration & Collections

LACMA is currently seeking to fill a limited term exhibitions registrar position. Reporting to the Senior Associate Registrar, the Senior 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: reviews and negotiates loan agreements with lenders, and communicates conservation, installation and security requirements to staff; works with the lenders and collaborating institutions to arrange crating, shipping, and courier arrangements; plans and manages the installation and de-installation schedules for each exhibition; assembles and maintains digital condition reports; takes packing notes during installations; creates installation notes for traveling exhibitions; produces crating, shipping, condition reporting and courier sections for domestic and international Indemnity Applications, as well as oversees the arrangements for indemnified exhibitions at LACMA and subsequent venues; travels with exhibitions to oversee installations/de-installations of LACMA-organized exhibitions at other venues; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field and a minimum of three to five years of experience in museum registration, exhibition-related is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practices and procedures, as well as the flexibility to travel with exhibitions, which includes being away for as much as two weeks at a time. Database knowledge (TMS experience is preferred) and a proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Google applications is required. Fluency in Spanish or another foreign language is strongly preferred. Pay and title will be commensurate with experience.  

Please follow this link to apply.


Associate, Events (Regular Full-Time)
Events

Reporting to the Major Donor Event Manager, the Associate, Events is responsible for all aspects of planning and executing Annual Giving events consisting of Art Councils, including LENS: Photography Council, Avant-Garde, and Art Here and Now (AHAN): Studio Forum. The position will also be responsible for management of other internal events and donor events as needed, including but not limited to film, education and membership events. This position will work in collaboration with the Annual Giving team and other departments in conceptualization of these events, vetting dates, and will be responsible for the entire execution of all aforementioned events as well as post-event procedures, while meeting event quality standards as set forth by department head.

Some duties include: coordinates schedule of events and vetting of programming dates with AG and other departments and LACMA calendar; oversees all calendar dates, calendar holds and is responsible for updating these in a timely manner; secures all necessary manpower, equipment, materials, and supplies for event set-up and execution; assists with budget preparation and is responsible for meeting budgetary goals (if applicable); creates and circulates of aforementioned event Mail Chimp and printed invitations (if applicable); manages the compilation and circulation of mailing lists for approval as needed; responsible for meeting invitation print and mailing deadlines; coordinates with vendors and museum staff to set-up, break-down, and ensure security throughout the event; creates and distributes event flows, donor research, and RSVP list to Development and other museum staff as needed; supports content development and assembly of materials as needed; executes post-event best practices including exporting of guest lists and arranging for thank-you gifts; tracks event RSVP’s; manages check-in staff when necessary; oversees event photo storage when applicable; corresponds between major donors and various museum departments; performs administrative duties relating to the aforementioned events as required; provides general administrative support with office functions, phone calls, and mail documentation.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field and three to four years of event planning and fundraising experience within a non-profit organization. Experience working with major donors or clients and an understanding of major donor cultivation is required. The ideal candidate will also have museum experience, as well as working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, and Raiser’s Edge.

 

Please follow this link to apply. 

 


Youth Organizer (Regular Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Education and Public Programs, the Youth Organizer is responsible for co-teaching a year-long youth art and social justice program for teens in South Los Angeles. The Youth Organizer will lead workshops on political and social issues of interest to high-school age students and mentor students in conceptualizing works of art that reflect their individual creative, personal, and political perspectives.

Some duties include: collaboratively plans a new South Los Angeles youth social justice art program with teens and museum staff; co-teaches classes on relevant political and social issues which will be foundational to the art work created by students throughout the year; mentors youth on their process of questioning systemic inequality and injustice; fosters a supportive and inspiring environment where students can explore personal stories, discuss works of art, collaborate, become politicized and share their ideas; evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the workshops as part of a formal impact study and make iterative changes; works weekends, lifts 25 lbs or more, and carries equipment to workshop location; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or at least two years of teaching experience with teenage audiences. Experience in the following areas is required: teaching and building rapport with teenagers; teaching in informal learning or classroom settings; and working with youth in community organizing, preferably in South Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will have the ability to be flexible and work in collaboration with youth, as well as the capacity to facilitate group discussions, help students make personal connections, and identify stories they want to tell.

DATES
Summer: June and July
School Year: 3 days a week, September-May

Please follow this link to apply.



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

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Education and Public Programs, the Teaching Artist is responsible for co-teaching a year-long youth art and social justice program for teens in South Los Angeles. The Teaching Artist will lead students in conceptualizing and creating works of art that reflect their individual creative, personal, and political perspectives.

Some duties include: collaboratively plans a new South Los Angeles youth social justice art program with teens and museum staff; co-teaches art discussion and art making workshops throughout the school year, leading up to a presentation and/or youth created exhibition; mentors youth on their artistic process and encourages their artistic growth; fosters a supportive and inspiring environment where students can explore personal stories, discuss works of art, collaborate, become politicized and share their ideas; evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the workshops as part of a formal impact study and makes iterative changes; work weekends, lifts 25 lbs or more, and carries equipment to workshop location; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or at least two years of teaching experience with teenage audiences. Experience in the following areas is required: teaching and building rapport with teenagers; teaching in informal learning or classroom settings; and working on collaborative projects. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge of and enthusiasm for how art can be used as tool for social and political action, the ability to be flexible and work in collaboration with youth, and the capacity to facilitate group discussions, help students make personal connections, and identify stories they want to tell. A strong artistic practice is preferred.

DATES
Summer: June and July
School Year: 3 days a week, September-May

Please follow this link to apply.


Gallery Lighting Designer (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibition Design & Production

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking a Gallery Lighting Designer to join our Exhibition Design and Production team. Reporting to the Manager of Gallery Construction, the Gallery Lighting Designer is a critical member of LACMA’s lighting staff and supports the Exhibitions program at the museum. This position is responsible for all aspects of the installation and maintenance of gallery lighting for all LACMA art spaces.

Some duties include: translates exhibition designs, curatorial ideas, and artist concepts into lighting plots for a variety of art exhibitions and installations; conducts maintenance of lamp and fixture inventory while adhering to project budgets; works in coordination with designers, curators, and construction teams to meet exhibition requirements and deadlines; works in coordination with the conservation team to meet light level requirement of a variety of artwork; works closely with the facilities team to adhere to strict architectural, electrical, and fire codes; and programs the gallery lighting system.

The qualified candidate will have a  Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Theatrical Lighting Design or related field, or equivalent professional experience in art lighting, theater, theme park, film or video. Knowledge of current LED lamp and lens technologies and strategies and ability to read and interpret architectural and electrical drawings is required. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with architectural design software (CAD, Revit). Ability to carry up to 50 pounds, to work safely on ladders, to perform duties at heights over twenty-five feet, and previous experience operating lifts is required. Museum experience is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Teaching Artist, Veterans Make Movies (Regular Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Education and Public Programs, the Teaching Artist, Veterans Make Movies is responsible for co-teaching eight-week Veterans Make Movies filmmaking classes for veterans. The Teaching Artist, Veterans Make Movies will lead students in conceptualizing, writing, filming and editing short films that reflect their individual perspectives and, in turn, bring greater visibility to the veteran experience

Some duties include: plans and co-teaches Veterans Make Movies filmmaking classes at Exposition Park Library that take students from script to screen by instructing workshops in screenwriting, storyboarding, cinematography, sound design, and editing in iMovie; fosters a supportive and inspiring environment where students can explore personal stories, discuss works of art, collaborate, and share their ideas; evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the workshops as part of a formal impact study and make iterative changes; lifts 25 lbs or more and carries equipment to workshop location; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.   

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Film, Studio Art, Art Education and/or at least two years of teaching experience developing and implementing cohesive lesson plans. Experience in the following areas is required: teaching and building rapport with a diverse spectrum of communities and age ranges; teaching all stages of the filmmaking process (screenwriting, directing, cinematography, and editing) in informal learning or classroom settings; teaching a variety of filmmaking forms, such as narrative, documentary, video art, and essay films; and proficiency with digital cameras and iMovie editing software. The ideal candidate will have the ability to scaffold the art and film-making processes. Knowledge of and enthusiasm for how art and film can be used as tools to express the human condition, as well as, the capacity to facilitate group discussions by helping students make personal connections and identifying stories they want to share is essential to the role. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Materials:

  • An example of a student-made film and a personal filmmaking sample
  • A copy of their DD214 with the social security number blocked out, if applicable

DATES
Eight Saturdays, 1:30-4:30 pm:
June 2, 2018 - July 21, 2018

Location: Exposition Park Library

Please follow this link to apply.


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

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 $45,760 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 send letters of recommendation to:

Human Resources
RE: Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Please follow this link to apply.



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

The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in paintings conservation. The fellowship is a one-year position beginning September 4, 2018 (with potential for renewal). The fellowship is a full time position and includes an annual salary plus health benefits and a 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 treatment of works of art in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Successful candidates will gain considerable experience treating works of art in well equipped, production-oriented conservation laboratories. Conservation involvement in permanent collection exhibitions and special exhibitions will enhance training opportunities. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia, and workshops and to visit and collaborate with nearby cultural institutions. With proper training, the Conservation Fellow may act as courier for works of art on loan or exhibition to other museums and institutions.

Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a recognized conservation training program with a specialization in paintings conservation.

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 send letters of recommendation to:

Human Resources
RE: Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Paintings
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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 needed. 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.


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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.