Employment at LACMA

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Membership Marketing Analyst

Assistant Curator
Prints & Drawings -Rifkind Center

Director of Membership

Teaching Artist for Military Teen Filmmaking Program 
Education & Public Programs 

Security Technical & Network Systems Manager
Facilities & Security Operations 

Membership Marketing Analyst (Regular Full-Time) 

Reporting to Director of Membership, the Membership Marketing Analyst implements and reports on a comprehensive marketing plan to meet/exceed annual renewal revenue goals and increase retention rates.

Some duties include: coordinates materials in support of the renewal marketing plan that includes but is not limited to, direct mail, email, digital, social, telemarketing, etc.; reports on the effectiveness of the renewals program which include tracking against monthly revenue goals, response rates, renewal rates, growth at various levels of membership, etc; creates persuasive letters, articles, and brochure copy—for both solicitations and more informational communications about benefits, events and other opportunities; works with vendors to create necessary promotional materials and campaigns while maintaining quality work; collaborates with internal staff from a variety of departments; supports, as needed, efforts to communicate member benefits that will inspire members to visit the museum more often and to take advantage of their membership; works closely with Onsite and In-house Membership Services staff to coordinate and produce collateral materials and support member activities (e.g. tickets, event RSVPs); assists Director with new member acquisition and upgrade campaigns.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Art history, or a related field.  At least three years of experience as it relates to advertising, direct mail, and other promotional vehicle. At  least two years of membership experience is preferred. A combination of related education, training, and/or experience will be considered.

Please follow this link to apply.

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

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

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

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

Please follow this link to apply.  

Director of Membership (Regular Full-Time) 

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

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

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

Please follow this link to apply. 


Teaching Artist for Military Teen Filmmaking Program (Regular Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently hiring a Teaching Artist/Filmmaker to co-teach a new program for military-connected teens at Port of Los Angeles High School.

Education Department Mission and Values 
To extend the museum experience in the fullest possible way to the widest possible audience, both present and future. Education staff members embrace and advance the following four values in all of their efforts on behalf of the LACMA and its audiences:

·         Accessible – making the museum and programs on and off-site welcoming, approachable, and inclusive

·         Collection-focused – designing programs and experiences that use works of art to lead to greater understanding and personal connections

·         Visitor-centered – responding to multiple learning styles and diverse audience needs and motivations

·         Transformative – fostering creativity and life-long learning to support personal growth and enable meaningful connections and enlightening experiences

Some duties include: Co-teaches a ten-week after school filmmaking class designed exclusively for military-connected teens. Leads students in conceptualizing, writing, filming and editing their own short film that reflects their individual perspectives and, in turn, bring greater visibility to the military family experience. Leads lessons in screenwriting, storyboarding, cinematography, sound design, and editing in Adobe suite.  Fosters a supportive and inspiring environment where students can explore personal stories, discuss works of art, collaborate, and share their ideas.  Lifts 25 lbs or more and carries equipment to workshop location.

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 teaching and building rapport with teens. Experience teaching all stages of the filmmaking process (screenwriting, directing, cinematography, and editing) in informal learning or classroom settings. Experience teaching a variety of filmmaking forms, such as narrative, documentary, video art, and essay films. Proficiency with digital cameras and Adobe Suite editing software. 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. Capacity to facilitate group discussions, help students make personal connections, and identify stories they want to tell. Effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills. Strong classroom management skills, maturity, emotional intelligence, and sound judgment. Cultural competence and sensitivity to and awareness of issues affecting military-connected children. A strong filmmaking practice.

Port of Los Angeles High School, 250 W 5th St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Ten Thursdays
March 16–May 25*: 3:10–5:45 PM
*No class on March 30

Please follow this link to apply.


Security Technical & Network Systems Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Facilities & Security Operations

Reporting to the AVP of Facilities and Security Operations, the Security Technical and Network Systems Manager is responsible for monitoring, repairing, maintaining and optimizing all security, fire-life safety, and network technical systems at LACMA. This position is responsible for the oversight of the technical systems and network related budgets, contracts and vendor management.

Some duties include: collaborates with AVP of Facilities and Security Operations, Senior Security Operations Manager and IS management to optimize security, fire-life-safety and network electronic systems, assess systems and makes recommendations for improvements and efficiencies; maintains and updates software and hardware service agreements; manages budget for the security technical, fire-life-safety and security network systems, including software and hardware maintenance, repair and system expansion; provides annual upgrade proposals for software and hardware improvements; manages monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance and testing schedule for all security, fire-life-safety and network related systems; monitors all security, fire-life-safety, network systems and related databases and equipment including, but not limited to: Fire-Life-Safety Equipment (VESDA, Sprinklers, Beam Detectors, etc), Intrusion Detection System, Panic/Duress Alarm System, Video Surveillance System (ensure cameras and video recording devices are working properly), Artwork Protection Systems (RFID), and Security Network systems; schedules service from outside vendors on items that cannot be completed in-house, monitor vendor performance and quality of work, approve and process all related invoices; liaises with Gallery Construction, Registration and Curatorial departments on the installation and/or movement of cameras for the purpose of providing ample CCTV coverage in exhibition spaces; maintains accurate records for all system maintenance, repairs, and devices installation including expected lifetime of each device installed; orders supplies and equipment for all systems using prudent cost-savings initiatives; develops and maintains documented procedures for Security Control/Command Center Operations, specifically related to daily operations and emergency response procedures; provides management and operational oversight for the Security Control/Command Room; provides training for security personnel and management team on security and fire-life-safety related technical systems; ensures all critical systems are backed-up and redundant in the event of emergency situations; implements and administers a master key-management and tracking system; directly responds to and provides support in emergency situations in collaboration with AVP of Facilities and Security Operations, Senior Security Operations Manager and IS Management as required; assists Security Operations Manager in gathering forensic information and data for investigations.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems, Information Systems Management, Technical Management or related field, and a minimum of 5 years of experience with Security Technical Systems and IS networks. Master’s degree preferred. The following experience is required: experience with network set-up, partitioning of networks, network security and troubleshooting, server set-up, optimization and storage management; experience with access control software, including door/panel set-up, creating access privileges, enrollment and database management; experience with surveillance and video management system, including camera set-up and installation, user permissions, database management, maintenance and troubleshooting.

On-call availability after regular business hours and on 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.