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Marketing Coordinator 
Communications & Marketing 

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles
Conservation Center

Andrew W. Mellow Fellow, Paintings 
Conservation Center 

Head of Art Preparation & Installation 
Registration & Collections 

Education Content Specialist
Education & Public Programs

Administrative Assistant, Major Gifts
Development

On-Site Services Associate
On-SIte Services

Donor Relations Manager
Strategic Development Services

LEAP Fellow
Director's Office and Exhibitions & Planning 

Conservation Technician
Conservation Center 


Marketing Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Communications & Marketing

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Marketing Coordinator professionally and efficiently coordinates LACMA’s communications to existing and future guests, including a robust schedule of email campaigns, ongoing on-campus communications in a wide range of media, outreach and community relations, and intra-museum relations.

Some duties include: coordinates marketing initiatives that drive attendance to LACMA’s exhibitions and programs; strategizes and executes e-mail marketing communications with constituents; produces and distributes analytics and recommendation reports based on e-mail marketing campaigns, research initiatives, attendance and marketing ROI; assists with developing, finalizing and trafficking marketing, advertising and print production projects; interfaces with media partners regarding files, specs, production issues and scheduling; plans and executes outreach initiatives to schools, cultural institutions, and other partners.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field, and at least two years of experience working in a marketing setting. Excellent Microsoft Office, Excel and PC skills are required; working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, is preferred; and experience working with third-party vendors to execute projects under tight deadlines is key. Experience with MailChimp, Tessitura, and Blackbaud is also preferred, as well as fluency in Spanish. 

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 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 follow this link to apply.



Head of Art Preparation and Installation (Regular Full-Time)
Registration & Collections  

Reporting to the Director of Collections Management and Registration, the Head of Art Preparation and Installation is a key member of the museum team playing an integral role in LACMA’s extensive and diverse art programs: exhibitions, permanent collections, and outgoing and incoming loans. This position is essential in management of the programs on-site during the east campus construction period, and in planning for satellite spaces for exhibitions in diverse communities throughout Los Angeles County, and the opening of the new Peter Zumthor building.

Some duties include: leads in the operation and direction of Art Preparation and Installation Department; administers the Art Preparation and Installation team currently comprised of 4 supervisors; hires, schedules and supervises temporary art preparators as needed to support the active art programs; oversees department’s safe handling, movement, unpacking and packing of art of many mediums and fragility levels, and loading and off-loading of trucks of packed artwork; oversees department’s installation and de-installation of approximately 30 exhibitions per year; oversees department’s assistance in preparing galleries for exhibition, which includes fabrications of book cradles, fabric wrap pedestal risers, and installations of wall object labels; leads the rigging program, and plans for and rigs large-scale art, and contracts with local fine art services and rigging/crane operating companies as needed; develops and manages the annual departmental budget and API costs for each exhibition and special projects; orders, purchases, and maintains small to large equipment, tools and supplies, and oversees, with experience and ability, the use of these; prepares annual department statistics; collaborates and coordinates art program workflow with various departments; assists collection management with art movement in storage, registrars with documenting packing and crating and installation of artwork, conservation with art movement in labs, and photographers during art photoshoots; proactively works to review current approaches to API responsibilities and to ensure work solutions reflect up-to-date methods; develops, modifies and implements procedures and guidelines for all API responsibilities; mentors and trains department staff while also evaluating, coordinating, monitoring their work, acting as an advisor in staff meeting schedules and resolving technical or operational problems; ensures budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met for the department; participates in the Emergency Preparedness Committee’s Collections Team and the Risk Management Task Force; occasionally acts as courier for domestic and international trips and reviews and approves of this travel for the API staff; travels to and from LACMA locations across Los Angeles; performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in art, art history, museum studies, or related field. At least 12 years of art handling experience in a museum environment and at least 8 years of supervisory and project/process management experience as a lead preparator is required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach and explain correct methods and procedures for safe handling of artworks and equipment and broad knowledge and experience with API vendors. Database knowledge is required (TMS experience preferred) as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Google applications. Fluency in Spanish or another foreign language is preferred. Must be able to lift or move at least 50 lbs. and stand for long periods when working. Valid driver’s license is required.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Please follow this link to apply.

Education Content Specialist (Regular Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Education and Public Programs, the Education Content Specialist for Public Programs is responsible for working collaboratively with colleagues in Education and Public Programs and curators to develop and implement programs and written materials related to exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collection of European and American paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, textiles, and prints and drawings. The Education Content Specialist will serve as a resource for Education colleagues in the development of youth, family, teacher, and school programs in the Education Content Specialist’s area of expertise, in addition to creating and delivering gallery talks, courses, and programs that engage the museum’s diverse audiences.

Some duties include: develops and implements lectures, artist walk-throughs, symposia, and performances related to special exhibitions and the permanent collection; writes and/or reviews written materials including labels and didactics for visitors and grants and grant reports for program support; creates and implements programs including talks and courses in area of expertise, as well as audio content and brochures; develops and monitors budgets, hires participants, and processes payments; creates content for the museum’s website to announce programs, sets up ticketing, tracks program attendance, and maintains statistics on program participation; works with colleagues to increase program attendance and develop tools to measure success; oversees Education and Public Program Department initiatives such as College Night, including hiring teaching artists, gallery educators, artists, and speakers; provides resources and training for museum docents and gallery educators and review content for school and public tours as requested; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.   

The qualified candidate will have a MA degree in Art History or Art Education and at least two years of experience writing for museum audiences, planning art workshops, or creating education programs. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be effective collaborators, and possess knowledge of European and American art. Please submit two writing samples.

Please follow this link to apply.


Administrative Assistant, Major Gifts (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Administrative Assistant provides support to the Major Gifts team as part of an effort to create a robust pipeline of individual donors for major gifts and for LACMA’s capital campaign.  The Administrative Assistant will assist with all activities involving the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors in all major gift officer portfolios. This position will also provide support for the planning and implementation of regularly-scheduled campaign events and conversations designed to inform and cultivate key prospects in regard to LACMA’s plans for a new permanent collection building.

Some duties include: supports the Director of Major Gifts with all activities involving the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors in all major gift officer portfolios; provides support for the planning and implementation of regularly-scheduled campaign events and conversations; drafts and deploys group and individual communications to members; prepares and oversees ad materials and proposals for donor meetings and the solicitation of gifts; assists with prospect identification, list creation, mailings and events for the museum’s capital campaign and other core fundraising activities; assists with benefits fulfillment for donors, including preparing mailings and event calendaring; coordinates tours and special access for high level donors; pulls and organizes donor lists and queries from Raiser’s Edge database and internal tracking lists for donor mailings; enters and maintains call reports, donor commitments, proposals, and relevant notes in Raiser’s Edge database; processes expense reports and invoices for the Individual Giving staff.  

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field, and at least 2 years of administrative experience in a development or fundraising environment. Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel is required. Experience using a constituent management database, such as Raiser’s Edge, is preferred.  Must be extremely detail oriented with computer data input, calendering and follow up.  

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.


Donor Relations Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Gift & Data Processing, the Donor Relations Manager is a key part of the team that supports the Museum’s frontline fundraising, Membership, and finance teams. The manager is the primary staff person responsible for ensuring that gift acknowledgements and reminders go out in an organized and timely fashion. The Donor Relations Manager also helps ensure data integrity for gift and constituent records in the database, maintains generalist knowledge of the system and how it impacts business, and is a back-up point of contact for user questions or problems with the use of Raiser’s Edge.

Some duties include:

(Gift Acknowledgements) - ensures that all components of the gift acknowledgement cycle are streamlined; partners with multiple internal teams to ensure success, including developing and deploying acknowledgement policies, training, and documentation; tracks acknowledgements as they move through the various teams that write, review, and sign them; knows how long each phase takes and where things are slow; identifies and implements ways to eliminate sticking points. Partners with Director of Stewardship, fundraising teams, and Communications team on acknowledgement letter templates, design, and routing; partners closely with the Strategic Services Coordinator to ensure that all customized letters are moving as quickly as possible; understands the intricacies of different gift types and fundraiser needs. Helps ensure that processes for letter-related materials such as receipts and membership cards are streamlined and consistent; ensures that fundraisers know about gift arrivals as soon as possible (even before gifts are committed), so thanks can be sent long before formal acknowledgement materials; manages all data files related to acknowledgements - pulls and processes all data files for gift acknowledgement in a consistent and timely manner, and disseminates files to appropriate Development colleagues for merging and mailing after careful review. Quickly and accurately completes acknowledgement letters for specific gift files; including LACMA Fund, Annual Giving Programs, and some public programs; coordinates with Prospect Managers and various heads of departments for signatures on acknowledgment letters to mail out in a timely fashion; audits and monitors integrity of constituent and gift-related data in the system, content proofs all gifts tied to acknowledgement letters; creates tax return receipts, for all gifts at the Friend level and higher; files all receipts and copies of acknowledgment letters with gift for documentation and archival purposes.

(Other Duties) - coordinates contribution reminders; helps centralize and coordinate Fair Market Value information & calculations, provides backup support to gift entry team as-needed during peak times; assists with managing the queue of constituent and gift record adjustment requests; edits and updates member and donor records; pulls and edits Membership data files for outside card vendor; maintains strong working knowledge of constituent database; understands LACMA’s Development business practices and how work supports it from a holistic perspective; understands LACMA’s financial processes as related to gifts; understands legal requirements and implements best practices for nonprofits as related to gift entry and acknowledgements; helps document processes and procedures as required, to ensure consistency and continuity of work over time and as systems evolve; identifies and suggests opportunities to streamline Department processes and procedures; communicates clearly and concisely any gift adjustments in RE to Accounting and Finance for accurate reporting in both databases; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.   

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience. At least 2 years of experience with and knowledge of the features and capabilities of donor database software, including data entry procedures, and 3 years of administrative experience is required. At least 2-years experience with Raiser’s Edge or another donor database, and Microsoft Office products is required. Experience working in a cultural institution is highly preferred. Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly, excellent attention to detail and organization skills, and understanding of best practices for gift acknowledgements at nonprofit institutions is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


LEAP Fellow (Regular Full-Time)
Director’s Office and Exhibitions & Planning  

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is accepting applications for a new emerging art professionals fellowship, which aims to enrich the diversity of the museum field by exposing recent college graduates to museum leadership roles. The two LEAP Fellows will have the opportunity to work in the Director’s office or in the Exhibitions & Planning department, coupled with a variety of experiences in other divisions. As such, the fellowship may include projects in multiple museum departments, such as Collections Management, Communications, Conservation, Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Design, Finance, Marketing, and Registration. This opportunity is made possible, in part, through the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

The position begins on July 2, 2018. Compensation includes an annual salary, benefits, and a travel allowance. This Fellowship requires a one-year commitment, with the possibility of a renewable second year. Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once, with attention to detail, adaptability and professionalism. Foreign language skills may be helpful.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, earned within the past two years, preferably with a concentration in art, art history, visual culture or a museum related field. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups in museum leadership are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Application Materials:

● Résumé/CV
● Personal Statement, including information on the following:

  • What interests you about the LEAP Fellowship? The program aims to expand the diversity of museum leadership. Do you think this is important? Please explain.
  • Describe why you consider yourself to be an individual representing diversity in terms of culture, background, or experience, and why you feel committed to representing diverse perspectives.
  • Provide an example of an experience where you were able to offer a unique perspective to a project, discussion or dialogue and explain the impact you had. 
● Official college transcripts
● Two  letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional) sent from the recommender to: LEAPfellowship@lacma.org

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

Please follow this link to apply.



Conservation Technician (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

Reporting to the Director, Conservation Center, the Conservation Technician will assist conservators and scientists with a wide range of exhibition, preventive conservation, and preservation activities for the permanent collection and artworks on loan to the museum.

Some duties include: framing and frame repair, carpentry, carving, casting of decorative elements, gilding, metal and wood refinishing; designs and fabricates custom textile mounts for exhibitions, packing and transport; assists objects conservators with minor treatment and the preparation and stabilization of artworks requested for exhibition and loan; monitors and maintains exhibition gallery spaces including microclimates, dusting and/or cleaning of framed artworks, objects, and plinths; assists the Chemical Hygiene Officer with the monitoring of light, temperature and RH to ensure compliance with loan contracts and with the evaluation of commercially available display, storage, and construction materials for compatibility with artwork; participates in all aspects of lab maintenance including housekeeping, annual inventories, and ordering supplies; provides oversight for contract janitorial staff engaged in gallery maintenance; as a member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC), learns the appropriate response to stabilize and protect cultural property; performs anoxia and freezing of artworks as part of an integrated pest management strategy; acts as a courier for art, domestically and internationally, overseeing the handling in transport and installation.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in art history or a related field from an accredited fine art institution with at least two years of experience in a fine art museum or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Basic computer skills and ability to work with collection management software (e.g. TMS) is required. Experience handling fine art and knowledge of current conservation and preservation standards, practices and ethics is preferred. Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs. and stand for long periods when working.

Applicants will be required to interview in person.

Please follow this link to apply.


Due to the volume of correspondence received, the Human Resources Department cannot confirm receipt of submitted documentation. Phone calls will not be returned.

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.