Employment at LACMA

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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An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Education Coordinator

Teaching Artist for Military Filmmaking Program 
Education & Public Programs 

Security Technical & Network Systems Manager
Facilities & Security Operations 

Gallery Educator
Education & Public Programs 

Assistant Conservator, Objects
Conservation Center

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Textiles
Conservation Center

Director of Facilities 
Facility & Security Operations

Education Coordinator (Regular Full-Time) 

Reporting to the Director of School & Community Programs, the Education Coordinator develops, implements, and evaluates museum education programs, interpretative materials, and resources related to exhibitions and the permanent art collection for teacher audiences.  

Some duties include: coordinates the Art + Film Teacher Institute, Evenings for Educators, online professional development courses, and other teacher program offerings;organizes, coordinates and helps implement one, three-day Art + Film Teacher Institutes per year that emphasize interdisciplinary teaching approaches using works of art and technology; develops and reviews curricular materials, conceives hands-on projects and in-gallery activities, and helps identify speakers for four Evenings for Educators programs per year; develops and monitors budgets for all teacher programs and materials; evaluates teacher programs, maintains statistical information, and documents compelling evidence to demonstrate impact; recruits, hires and coordinates teaching artists, tour guides, assistants, and volunteers; creates contracts, completes work orders, orders supplies, processes and tracks payments, and conducts all other administrative duties for teacher programs; writes components of grant applications and reports; works with Director of School and Teacher Programs to propose new teacher offerings, both digital and face-to-face, that reflect current priorities within schools and the museum; works with Development to write proposals and identify potential funding streams; and works on special projects as assigned.   

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art Education or a related field.  At least two years of experience developing programs and writing standards-aligned curricular materials for teachers, selecting and supervising teaching artists, monitoring budgets over at least $30,000, as well as working with school teachers, administrators, and other arts advocates. Strong working knowledge of MS Office is required.

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.

Gallery Educator (Regular Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

The gallery educator will develop and implement object-based, interactive gallery lessons for a diverse group of elementary and middle school students as part of LACMA’s mobile programs: Ancient World Mobile and Maya Mobile. The gallery educator will lead tours of LACMA’s ancient world collection and its collection of medieval and Renaissance art on a part-time basis, typically 8-12 hours a week.

Some duties include: leads gallery tours for elementary and middle-school students, including English language learners and students with multiple needs, that focus on trade and art in the ancient Mediterranean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, South and Southeast Asian, and European galleries. Implements gallery tours that adhere to best practices in museum education and are aligned with current State standards in the sixth and seventh grade curriculum for the visual arts, history-social sciences, and/or English language arts.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or Cultural Anthropology and at least one year of teaching experience. Familiarity with sixth and seventh grade curriculum and object-based teaching.  Ability to conduct independent research in areas relevant to LACMA’s collection, including ancient art, art of the Americas, Asian art, art of the Middle East, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. Ability to facilitate group discussions either by leading or co-teaching with other gallery educators. Be knowledgeable of the latest educational reform efforts within public schools.  A combination of related education, training, and teaching experience will be accepted.

Please follow 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.

Director of Facilities (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 Facilities provides strategic and operational leadership of all activities in maintenance, building operations, construction, renovation, and engineering. The Director of Facilities 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 Facilities 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.

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. 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.