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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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General Maintenance Worker
Facility Services

Digital Content Manager
Web & Digital Media

On-Site Services Associate
On-Site Services 

Assistant Conservator, Objects
Conservation Center

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles
Conservation Center

Database Manager
Development

Collection Information Specialist
Collection Information and Digital Assets

Director of Operations
Facility & Security Operations

Membership Services Assistant
Membership 

Development Research Analyst
Development

Membership Sales Associate
Membership

Performance Art Assistant
On-Site Services


General Maintenance Worker (Regular Full-Time)
Facility Services

Reporting to the Supervisor of Facility Maintenance, the General Maintenance Worker performs a variety of minor general building maintenance and repair work.

Some duties include: Plumbing – replaces or repairs defective valves, faucets, and washers; repairs leaks; replaces pipe; snake pipes, replacing sewage lines; Carpentry – builds and installs shelves, cabinets, and chair rails; hangs bulletin boards; sands and refinishes furniture and woodwork; repairs doors, windows and drawers; repairs wood and laminate flooring; Masonry – patches asphalt, concrete and plaster surfaces; replaces bricks or ceramic tile as needed; Electrical – replaces broken or defective tubes and starters; does minor rewiring; installs electrical outlets as well as light and fluorescent fixtures. Other duties may include minor sheet metal work, minor roofing repairs, maintenance of tools and equipment for top performance and special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have at least three years of experience in facility maintenance and repair. A valid class C California driver’s license is required. The position also requires a flexible schedule with occasional night and weekend shifts.

Please follow this link to apply.


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

The Web and Digital Media department at LACMA seeks a Digital Content Manager to work closely with various museum departments in creating engaging and accessible digital content for the museum’s digital properties.

This position is responsible for managing day-to-day aspects of content development for lacma.org, the museum’s mobile application, and other digital platforms. They will partner with stakeholders in education, curatorial, marketing, membership and other functional areas to define and execute strategies to advance the online and digital experience for LACMA patrons and increase the reach, effectiveness and relevance of digital communication.

Some duties include: manages content development workflow for various LACMA digital properties; contributes to ongoing redesign and enhancement of existing digital properties and collaborates on developing and implementing new platforms for the museum’s digital content; works across departments to identify and implement enhancements in how digital content is produced and executed; leads exhibition-related content planning, creation and evaluation; participates in strategic planning for future technology and engagement platforms.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with experience working in digital platforms. Familiarity with Drupal Content Management system, basic HTML and CSS, and Adobe software is required and an understanding of principles of UX is desired. The ideal candidate has a proven track record in successfully managing multiple projects with many stakeholders at the same time. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.

Please follow this link to apply.


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

Under the guidance of On-Site Services leadership team, the On-Site Services Associate is responsible for providing outstanding visitor services while selling museum admission, special programming tickets, LACMA memberships and soliciting LACMA Fund donations. The successful candidate will work at a LACMA Ticket Office.

Some duties include: actively demonstrates a guest-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times; maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s exhibition and programming schedule; actively promotes, sells, and services the LACMA membership program; responds to visitor and member inquiries in a hospitable, knowledgeable, and professional manner; works in concert with the On-Site Services team to present a cohesive, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly visitor and member experience; shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors and members via excellent written and verbal communications; and other duties as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and/or equivalent work experience. At least two years of excellent customer service and sales 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. Experience working with Tessitura is preferred. Open availability including nights and weekends is required.

Please use this link to apply.


Assistant Conservator, Objects (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

Reporting to the Senior Conservator for Objects, the Assistant Conservator works collaboratively with the entire conservation staff in all aspects of the care and preservation of the museum's encyclopedic collection of artwork dating from antiquity to the present.

Some duties include: prepares and reviews condition reports for works of art on loan and new acquisitions; prepares treatment proposals and reports in order to document all conservation work; undertakes the conservation and restoration of works of art; performs research and interacts with curators and other professionals to understand significance of artwork and artist’s intentions; advises on appropriate environmental conditions for the safe display and storage of works of art; acts as courier for traveling exhibitions and loans; assists conservation staff with the routine maintenance of the laboratory and the ordering of equipment and supplies; responds to questions from the general public.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in objects conservation, or who have similar training and/or experience. Further postgraduate work and/or several years of employment in conservation is strongly preferred. A demonstrated ability to treat a wide variety of three-dimensional objects, communicate effectively, and work well with other museum staff is essential.

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 $41,600 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 graduated from a recognized conservation training program, with the appropriate specialization, 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.

  •  Upload a document called "Three Letters of Recommendation" and state three references  with their contact information.

 

Please follow this link to apply.


Database Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Development Operations, the Database Manager is responsible for donor and member database management, donor and member data analytics, and development reporting under the development operations functions.  The Database Manager supervises a Database Specialist and directs the specialist’s work to fulfill the three functions, as appropriate.

Some duties include: responsible for the oversight of LACMA’s donor database of record, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge; ensures data integrity of all donor and member data in both databases, including an actionable plan for regular review of duplicates; contributes to and/or creating a feedback system for internal customers requesting data cleanup; designs and executes complex queries and export files; updates  donor and member information; ensures prompt and accurate exception handling, timely record updating, meets deadlines for requested output; creating and maintaining data tables; maintains user accounts and security; performs regular audits of data entry; provides training program and functional support for all RE users, including identifying and training power users as needed; collaborates with key staff within Development and other departments to meet RE data driven needs, including the development of data connectors to integrate the Museum’s disparate data systems; creates policies and procedures for RE use and maintenance, based on best practices and consistent with department directives and policies; administers system integrity and quality control by performing regular audits; identifies and recommends improved procedures for data capture, processes, and maps to streamline operations and improve data quality; supports planning and execution of Development department mailings and other communications; establishing and maintaining mailing list production schedule; works closely with staff who oversee Tessitura, LACMA’s ticketing system, to ensure compatibility of Tessitura needs and priorities with the requirements of RE; provides business analytics and assessments of donor and member data that supports the overall strategy; in partnership with the Prospect Strategy and frontline teams, develops and provides regular reports and metrics to support frontline work and longer-term planning.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field, and at least three years of experience with database management and supervisory experience. Thorough knowledge of all aspects of donor database software, including program and database design; in-depth knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software, advanced Crystal Reports and/or SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL query writing skills; excellent analytical and project managements skills; demonstrated experience participating in the development in a service-oriented architecture environment and interfacing multiple applications is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Collection Information Specialist (Regular Full-Time)
Collection Information and Digital Assets

Reporting to the Head of Collection Information & Digital Assets, the Collection Information Specialist contributes to the improvement of the data in The Museum System (TMS), the museum collection management database, and ODIN, LACMA’s digital asset management system. The Collection Information Specialist provides TMS and ODIN user support on a daily basis via the CIDA Hotline for the staff of multiple museum departments, including curatorial, registration, conservation and more. The position ends June 30, 2018.

Some duties include: handles a variety of CIDA Hotline requests to meet TMS and ODIN user needs including general use questions, data entry assistance, data upload and report requests and troubleshooting; provides individual and group training sessions; drafts and publishes written procedures as well as reference and training materials for staff usage of TMS; creates and modifies Crystal Reports pursuant to staff requests and project needs; runs basic SQL queries; maintains user accounts and security; performs regular audits of data entry in TMS and ODIN, alerting staff of discrepancies; tracks statistics of TMS usage; provides museum collection inventory and digitization project support; researches data standards; performs data entry, including batch uploads and carries out data cleanup projects as assigned.
 

The qualified candidate will have a degree in Museum Studies, Library Science, or a related field; previous experience with a museum collections management database, knowledge of data standards for museum collection management, familiarity with museum practices and experience providing user support and training in a team environment. TMS, Crystal Reports digital asset management system and SQL experience preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Director of Operations (Regular Full-Time)
Facilities & Operations

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.

Reporting to the Associate VP of Facilities & Security Operations, the Director of Operations provides strategic and operational leadership of all activities in maintenance, building operations, construction, renovation, and engineering. The Director of Operations manages office renovations, relocation and move management, maintains inventory and records for museum furniture, fixtures, equipment, and County fixed assets; and manages facility contracts with outside vendors. The Director of Operations plans and oversees the Operations and Facility Planning , Engineering and Facility Services section of the annual budget; and coordinates the facility needs of the Museum Director’s residence.

Some duties include: develops a comprehensive approach to managing the performance of the staff,systems, and infrastructure in Building Operations in order to achieve more proactive management of Museum assets, more professional engagement with clients across the Museum,and more effective collaboration with other departments; contributes at a leadership level to the continuing commitment of Building Operations to achieve excellence and accountability in the stewardship of the Museum's physical assets and service to Museum and its stakeholders; provides management direction, leadership and oversight for project management services in order to achieve projects that are on schedule, within budget, high quality, cost effective, and appropriate to advancing the Museum's mission; provides leadership of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing projects; approves all budget, estimating, purchasing, engineering, accounting, cost and construction functions as they relate to capital renewal projects; establishes and maintains working relationships with internal and external clients, employees, and vendors to facilitate construction activities; implements departmental quality control standards based on industry best practices; receives timely progress reports and acceptance reports on all projects; provides oversight of all activities in the areas of painting, locksmithing, and housekeeping; prioritizes work, quality control, employees and labor relations functions, customer relations, the continuous review of key control policies,and ensures the identification of potential projects related to building structural conditions; provides leadership in maintaining a professional working relationship with unionized staff and their representatives; develops recommendations on staffing levels (current and future) necessary to provide services; identifies areas for potential savings or investments; develops and implements a staff training program to ensure all professional staff can perform at maximum potential; collaborates with union leadership to ensure that unionized employees have access to appropriate training and development opportunities to advance their careers and to contribute optimally to the success of Building Operations.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or related field. MBA or equivalent educational and work experience is preferred. At least 5-7 years of progressive management experience in facilities management, preferably in a complex, decentralized institutional,agency,or corporate environment. An appreciation for the unique complexities associated with the Museum along with an understanding of the importance of construction and facilities to the success of the Museum and overall quality of the visitor experience. Ability to direct and converse technically with engineers and architects regarding museum systems (HVACs, pumps, compressors, vacuum pumps, dust extraction equipment, etc.) and the maintenance, operation, design and construction of various buildings. Experience working in a union environment is strongly preferred along with knowledge of Los Angeles Building and Fire Departments codes. Ability to inspire confidence, convey credibility, and develop/maintain effective working relationships at all levels within the Museum is required. Excellent customer service, communication, and presentation skills, including written communications. Demonstrated ability to negotiate, navigate,and lead in a complex, collaborative environment. Strategic thinker with advanced analytical skills coupled with experience creating and implementing short and long-term strategic plans. Thorough knowledge of maintenance equipment operation and design and of leading-edge methods of providing efficient and effective maintenance services. Ability to manage a full-service facility maintenance program and provide leadership for a diverse workforce. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel,PowerPoint, and Outlook required.


Please follow this link to apply.


Membership Services Assistant (Temporary Part-Time)
Membership

Reporting to the Supervisor of Membership Services, the Membership Services Assistant  will be part of a high-energy, collaborative team, primarily tasked with providing unparalleled customer service to all LACMA members during our busy Fall / Winter season.
 

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

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field and one to three years of customer service experience including answering phones. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Raiser's Edge, Patron Edge (or other POS experience).  The ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines and revenue goals.


Please follow this link to apply.



Development Research Analyst (Regular Full-Time)
Development

The Development Research Analyst is a key part of the team that helps LACMA achieve its long-term strategic fundraising objectives. Under the guidance of the Director, Prospect Strategy & Research, the Development Research Analyst analyzes, develops, coordinates and distributes financial and biographic information on prospects and donors in order to help fundraising staff move prospects along the donor continuum.

Some duties include: in collaboration with the Director, Prospect Strategy & Research, develops and executes departmental strategies aimed at maximizing the effectiveness of all information-based systems that support front-line fundraisers; retrieves, compiles, synthesizes, and updates comprehensive biographic and financial profiles on current and potential donors based on the Development department’s fundraising strategies and objectives; prepares comprehensive biographical and financial research profiles responsive to requests; facilitates clear and transparent communication between Research and Development teams, setting expectations as to turn-around time on research requests and other projects; meets deliverable deadlines; assesses research needs of each request, right-sizing efforts for each prospect in keeping with Development priorities and department resources; takes the lead on generating concise research bio’s and face-books for the Events team; identifies potential contributors for various income streams, including capital gifts, major gifts, annual gifts, exhibitions and special projects, planned giving, corporate, foundation, and others as assigned; part of the team that oversees prospect management and tracking in the Development database, including some training of new staff members; helps assesses, improve, and maintain tracking and reporting systems; solicits regular feedback from frontline staff, in order to continuously improve the quality and effectiveness of the department’s efforts; may participate in strategy meetings to help develop cultivation and solicitation strategies; contributes toward reporting and metrics, in support of frontline work; organizes and maintains the department’s research reference materials and online resources; reviews and monitors regional, national, professional and financial publications for corporate, foundation, individual donor and prospect information; assists development staff with use of published resources; keeps abreast of developments in prospect research by attending local training seminars and conferences; communicates with external research colleagues through membership with national and state professional research associations.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field and at least 2 years of donor/prospect research experience in a non-profit organization with strong working knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge donor database management software.


Please follow this link to apply.

 


Membership Sales Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Membership

Reporting to the On-Site Services Supervisor, the Sales Associate is responsible for converting LACMA visitors into members.

The Sales Associate welcomes visitors, engages and educates them on all the benefits of membership with the goal of converting them to members. This individual quickly develops a thorough understanding of, and visible enthusiasm for, LACMA’s collections, exhibitions and programs. The Sales Associate works as part of an overall onsite team.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Sales, Art History or related field and at least two years of sales experience. Knowledge of and passion for the arts and ability to work well with others is required. Experience with point of sale software and/or Patron Edge and Raiser’s Edge is preferred. Candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends, and be on feet for long periods of time. Some light lifting of sales materials involved from time to time.

Please follow this link to apply.



Performance Art Assistant (Temporary Part-Time)
On-Site Services

Reporting to the Supervisor of Operations, the Performance Art Assistant is responsible for providing outstanding visitor service while working within select exhibition spaces ensuring that museum policies and procedures are upheld. Successful candidates will consistently present a positive, friendly, and enthusiastic attitude at all times while working with a variety of LACMA constituencies including the general public, members, donors, and staff.

Some duties include: actively demonstrates a guest-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times; responsible for clearly and concisely explaining certain aspects of visitor experience that pertain to specific works of art; work with visitors, members, or donors, to collect completed waivers; maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s general policies and procedures, membership programs, and the exhibition and programming schedule; works in concert with the On-Site Services and Security teams to present a cohesive, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly visitor and member experience; shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors and members via excellent written and verbal communications; regular and predictable attendance; other duties as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field with a strong interest in art and culture. At least two years of excellent customer service is required.  Must operate with attention to detail and strong organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow in a visitor-focused, high-volume setting. Open availability including nights and weekends is 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. 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.