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HR Assistant
Human Resources

Annual Giving Programs Assistant
Development

Senior Conservation Technician, Paper
Conservation Center

Associate Director of Councils and Acquisitions Groups
Development

On-Site Services Supervisor
On-Site Services

Social Media Manager
Communications

Director of Security
Security

Annual Giving Programs Associate
Development

Database Specialist
Development

Associate Vice President of Individual Giving
Development

 


HR Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
Human Resources

Reporting to the HR Manager, the HR Assistant provides clerical and administrative support to the Human Resources department, with a focus on the employment and recruitment functions.

Some duties include:  maintains employee personnel 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, intern records and terminations; assists with resume screening and job description updates; schedules interviews and maintains HR department events schedule on the museum’s event calendar; drafts correspondence, including rejection letters, Rideshare donation letters and termination letters; provides administrative support to the Museum’s Rideshare and Internship programs; provides verifications of employment for current and former museum employees; assists Benefits Administrator with coordination and planning of the following: annual employee appreciation event, semi-annual Rideshare Luncheon, wellness initiatives and semi-annual blood drives; acts as liaison to the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources for employment, terminations, payroll and various reporting requirements; assists with annual performance review process; reconciles and processes billing and invoicing for the HR department; opens and distributes incoming mail for the HR department; orders office supplies.

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.


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. 


Associate Director of Councils and Acquisitions Groups (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving Programs, the Associate Director of Councils and Acquisitions Groups is responsible for growing and stewarding all restricted giving groups within LACMA’s Annual Giving Programs. Annual membership contributions range from $1,000-$10,000, with cumulative fundraising goals in the range of $900,000 for all areas. The Associate Director is the primary staff member responsible for programming, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for three acquisitions groups across two departments -- Contemporary Art, and Decorative Arts and Design. Additionally, the Associate Director evaluates and oversees a team of four staff, including three annual giving programs associates and an assistant, who manage all activities and members for nine LACMA art councils. This position is a key liaison for curators connected to each group, and has oversight over all revenue and expenditures for the area.

Some duties include: sets and meets goals for growing and stewarding Acquisition Groups as identified in collaboration with the Director of Annual Giving Programs; acts as primary point person for all Acquisitions Group donors; supports prospect managers and other colleagues on donor stewardship as appropriate and in cases of overlap; responsible for acquisitions group programming, including liaising with curatorial departments, working with Major Donor Events staff, and overseeing associates who work on events; provides oversight and guidance to direct reports on programming, stewarding and growing of art councils; creates budgets for all acquisitions groups and advises annual giving program associates on council budgets; conducts ongoing budget analyses of council programming to review with council and Development department leadership to insure that restricted giving groups are fiscally responsible; evaluates current operating model of the nine councils, recommends changes to improve or modify the model, and assesses the effectiveness of the revised model; provides guidance and oversight for volunteer leadership positions within Annual Giving Programs and assists in stewarding current Chairs and providing assistance in succession planning; participates in LACMA donor events, including work on evenings and weekends; some travel required to meet with donors and implement programmatic activity; occasionally participates in LACMA Travel programs; in collaboration with Director of Annual Giving Programs, analyzes, makes recommendations for, and helps implement improvements to departmental efficiencies, staffing, systems and processes, and administrative procedures; helps oversee training for new staff, including materials and training sessions.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art Administration or related field, and five years of experience with non-profit fundraising including experience with individual giving or membership. One year of supervisory experience is required.

Please follow this link to apply. 


On-Site Services Supervisor (Regular Full-Time)
On-Site Services

Reporting to the Director of On-Site Services, the On-Site Services Supervisor is responsible for supervising front-of-house, daily operations related to the membership, ticket office, and the Museum Service Council efforts at the museum. The Supervisor will work closely with the leadership team to actively ensure that all policies and procedures on the On-Site Services department are implemented in order to create a friendly, successful, and knowledgeable team to best serve the various constituencies visiting LACMA. This primarily front-line position will act as a supervisor-on-duty and is responsible for troubleshooting issues as they arise, accelerating a response when necessary, and coordinating staff efforts throughout the day. This position will also work closely with the Membership team to coordinate various aspects of member previews and events.

Some duties include: exemplifies essential LACMA values by ensuring a professional atmosphere intent on achieveing the highest standards of visitor and member service; coordinates various aspects of the daily frontline ticketing, phone, membership and volunteer efforts; assists with prepping and running daily pre-shift meetings; facilitates membership events when necessary; resolves visitor and member issues in an efficient and timely manner, and accelerates any additional response when necessary; assists with training newly hired team members; effectively communicates employee, visitor and member issues with the leadership team; monitors and maintains signage and overall on-site appearance of the high traffic public spaces.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field, and a strong passion for working in the arts. Four to six years of guest services management experience is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Candidates must be fully available to work weekends and evenings.

Please follow this link to apply.


Social Media Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Communications

Reporting to the Director of Executive Communications, the Social Media Manager guides and measures social media strategies that drive engagement and participation via the museum’s various social channels, with emphasis on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat.

This highly collaborative role reaches across departments, from curatorial to education to marketing to digital media. The Social Media Manager creates compelling content, manages social campaigns, responds to customer service inquiries, and analyzes effective strategies. Working closely with marketing and membership teams, the Social Media Manager helps to reach quantifiable growth goals for email capture, ticket sales, donations, and membership activation. Importantly, the Social Media Manager acts as a voice for the museum, crafting content that highlights inclusiveness and threads together institutional priorities. The ideal candidate will have a strong eye for visuals, keen writing skills, and a savvy understanding of technology and trends.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field, and at least four years of professional experience in social media, marketing, web & digital, or related fields. An understanding of marketing strategies, as well as an understanding of the arts and the Los Angeles arts community, is required.

Please follow this link to apply.


Director of Security (Regular Full-Time)
Security

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Education and Public Programs, the Director of Security manages and directs security operations to ensure the safety of the Museum’s assets, employees and guests. If you are a dynamic leader with a passion for service excellence and would like to be an integral part of our success, please consider joining our team as Director of Security.

This position will be responsible for directing, coordinating, and overseeing all activities of the museum contract security staff of over 170 employees, developing and implementing all safety, security, fire/life safety, emergency preparedness, visitor services, and parking needs for the institution. Other duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing and responding to daily incident reports; conducting investigations and making recommendations; overseeing the planning, installation and operation of electronic security systems and devices for permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions; participating in all safety and security planning for special exhibitions and special events; and overseeing the training of contract security staff related to LACMA visitors, programs, and collections. This position is the first point of contact for all security professionals regarding performance, operations, emergency response activities, and department needs.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, law enforcement, criminal justice, or safety management; a master degree is preferred.  The successful candidate must have at least seven years of supervisory experience in a safety, security, management, or law enforcement field. Experience with public relations, strategic planning, and crowd/visitor control is preferred.

Desired qualities include, strong leadership in order to ensure organizational goals, priorities, and values are considered when making security decisions; effective performance management skills and techniques; strong communication skills with various stakeholders (both internal and external); and ability to motivate staff to ensure professional relationships with customers and community are built.

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.

 


Database Specialist  (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Database Manager, the Database Specialist provides support to the Museum’s fundraising activities by assisting with creating and running reports, mailing lists and prospect lists to obtain information to support the Museum’s fundraising activities. The Database Specialist plays an important role in ensuring data integrity in the database and in providing a point of contact for questions or problems with the use of Raiser’s Edge.

Some duties include: manages projects pertaining to updates in the Raiser’s Edge (RE) database to ensure completion by assigned deadlines and accuracy of data; audits and monitors integrity of data in the system; acts as the first point of contact for questions or problems with the use of RE; assists with resolving daily issues pertaining to functions within RE; assists with creating and running reports, mailing lists and prospect lists; assists in staff training to  use the Raiser’s Edge and Patron’s Edge databases.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, with technology certifications preferred, at least 1 year of experience with and knowledge of the features and capabilities of database software including data entry procedures, and 2 years of administrative experience is required. At least 1 year experience with Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft office products is required.  Experience with MS Access and Raiser’s Edge Queries, Exports and Imports 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.