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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 characteristc protected by federal, state or local law.


Imaging Technician
Photographic Services

Data Analyst
Audience Strategy & Services

Sales Associate
Membership

Guest Services Associate
Guest Services

Librarian, Rifkind Center
Balch Art Research Library

Senior Database Manager
Registration & Collection Information

General Maintenance Worker
Facility Services

Assistant/Associate Curator
Art of the Ancient Americas

Annual Giving Programs Assistant
Development

Director of Application Support & Software Engineering
Information Services


Imaging Technican (Regular Full-Time)
Photographic Services

Reporting to the Supervising Photographer, the Imaging Technician works as a member of the Photographic Services department providing digital capture of 2D and 3D artworks and objects in LACMA’s diverse collections and provides image editing for the department. The Imaging Technician also documents exhibitions, installations and other programming needs. 

Some duties include: Accurately documents artworks based on museum standards and objectives; makes every effort to ensure the safety of the artwork(s) during the capture process; uses various photo capture and editing software to produce reproduction quality digital files; applies appropriate targets, values and profiles as part of the capture/editing process; performs 2D copy work and scanning of various film formats and analog materials; assigns designated metadata; performs batch processing and prepares files for upload to DAMS; produces guide prints for publication projects.

The qualified candidate will have a degree in Photography or related field. Minimum 3 years of experience in a museum photo studio or similar environment. Experience photographing 2D and 3D artworks under a variety or lighting conditions in studio, galleries, exterior, in situ and off-site as needed. Sound knowledge and experience with various digital camera capture systems and software. Solid foundation of lighting (strobe, tungsten), lighting ratios and setups.  Strong background in color theory and color management. Expert knowledge in image editing, including color and tonal correction, masking and compositing, creating derivatives, prepping digital files for print and electronic output. Individual must have advanced working knowledge of image editing software including Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Capture One and proficient with various camera capture and scanning software.

Please follow this link to apply.

 


Data Analyst (Regular Full-Time)
Audience Strategy & Services

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Audience Strategy & Services, the Data Analyst  will focus on CRM data for both Membership and Marketing to report on operational metrics, member and visitor engagement and trending information, and will actively seek insights to inform communications and fundraising strategies.

Some duties include:  Identify trends in, and opportunities for, attendance, ticket revenue, membership, and membership revenue, among other areas. Provide In-depth customer analysis, modeling, and segmentation to improve attendance, revenue and customer satisfaction & loyalty. Manage data reporting infrastructure and identify future enhancements or capabilities. Offer analytical support for campaign strategy development, campaign test and measurement design and post-campaign analysis. Create dashboards for key metrics. Prepare presentation slides for the AVP of Audience Strategy and Services. Work independently on small projects while supporting larger projects and maintaining time and quality targets.

The qualified candidate will have a Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field, with at least five years of related experience. Possess a mastery of Excel, including pivot tables, modeling, financial analysis, and data visualization. Experience in data pull and flat file analysis in Raisers Edge, Patron Edge, Financial Edge, and Researcher’s Edge. Experience using Google Analytics and 3rd-party revenue reporting widgets. Ability to create presentation slides showing data insights. Ability to write SQL script is highly desired; and familiarity with non-profit arts marketing and organizations is preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Sales Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Membership

Reporting to the Onsite Member Services Manager, the Sales Associate is responsible for converting LACMA visitors into members.

The Sales Associate will welcome visitors, engage and educate them on all the benefits of membership with the goal of converting them to members. This individual must quickly develop a thorough understanding of, and visible enthusiasm for, LACMA’s collections, exhibitions and programs. The Sales Associate will work 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 Raisers 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.


Guest Services Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Guest Services

With more than 115,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. The campus is undergoing a ten-year expansion and renovation known as the Transformation and designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Reporting to the Supervisor of Guest Services Operations, the Guest Services Associate provides quality customer service and sells Museum admission, special event/program tickets, and memberships.

Some duties include: fills reservations and memberships in person, over the telephone and through the mail; operates computerized ticket reservation system, cash register, credit card authorization system and accepts payment; responds to inquiries in a courteous and pleasant manner concerning events, reservations and general information; balance worksheets, breakdowns and register tapes with actual receipts; writes letters and completes documentation for fulfillment of ticket and member benefits packages.

The qualified candidate will have a high school diploma and at least two years of customer service and administrative experience.

Please follow this link to apply.


Librarian, Rifkind Center (Regular Part-Time)
Balch Art Research Library

LACMA’s Balch Art Research Library is seeking a part-time librarian (20 hours a week) to manage the library collection of the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies.

The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies is a research facility devoted to the study of the expressionist movement, which flourished in Germany during the early twentieth century. The center houses a collection of approximately 6,000 prints and drawings and a catalogued library of approximately 10,000 volumes. This collection is available by appointment only to art historians, scholars, and students.

Some duties include: Responsible for all functions of the Rifkind Center library: developing the collection by ordering books and journals pertaining to German Expressionism and the artists associated with the movement; cataloging books using OCLC Connexion (ca. 20% original cataloging); advising visiting scholars and patrons visiting the Center; answering reference questions pertaining to Rifkind collection and German art of the period; supervising assistants and interns; managing Rifkind library acquisition budget; corresponding in German with scholars, dealers and bookshops; working with curator and curatorial assistant to help with organization of exhibitions and publications.

The qualified candidate will satisfy the following requirements: strong working knowledge, (speaking, reading and writing) of German; professional library degree, good knowledge of German art history, willing to work part-time, ability to lift 30 pounds.

Cataloging experience preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Senior Database Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Registration & Collection Information

Reporting to the Head of Collection Information, the Senior Database Manager will maintain the collection database (TMS) and Digital Asset Management database and all utilities/software that are utilized by or support these systems

Some duties include: Act as the primary liaison to the IS department for maintaining the optimum performance of the software and underlying platforms. Oversee all database upgrades/updates. Provide support for the extraction and publishing of data from TMS and the DAMS to LACMA’s website. Create advanced Crystal Reports and SQL queries per staff requests and project needs. Write advanced SQL update and insert statements for large data entry/cleanup projects. Oversee the creation of basic Crystal Reports and SQL statements by Collection Information staff. Manage the creation and organization of user profiles and security groups in the database. Report issues and work with database vendors to resolve problems, answer inquiries, or coordinate training as necessary. Provide support and training to staff through individual instruction and classroom sessions. Create documentation of system administrator procedures/functions and user manuals.

The qualified candidate will have a degree in Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field. Minimum 2 years of experience with TMS in a management or administrative capacity. Advanced knowledge and proven ability to write advanced SQL queries and Crystal Reports. Extensive knowledge of museum cataloguing data standards. Experience with user support, training and documentation. Experience with project management is strongly preferred. Detailed oriented and accustomed to utilizing a variety of tools to track and report the status of projects. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with limited supervision.

Please follow this link to apply.


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.


Assistant/Associate Curator (Regular Full-Time)
Art of the Ancient Americas

With more than 115,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. The campus is undergoing a ten-year expansion and renovation known as the Transformation and designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Reporting to the Director for the Program of the Art of the Ancient Americas, the Curator will support the department head in exploring new ways to study and exhibit our collections and to develop their scope as to represent the cultures of all the Ancient Americas as a whole. Cultivating scholarly relationships both locally and abroad, demonstrating creativity and initiative in managing the collection and engaging with the Los Angeles community.

Some duties include: manage the permanent collection and galleries; develop scheduled exhibitions that are a priority for the department and the museum; write for both scholarly and general audiences; donor cultivation and acquisitions; serve as the department’s liaison to collections management, conservation, education and other internal museum staff; updates the collections database.

The qualified candidate will be fully bilingual in English and Spanish (written and oral) and will have a PhD. At least three years of curatorial experience, or equivalent scholarly object based work is required. The successful candidate will be an experienced and published scholar with a specific expertise in Mesoamerican art and broad understanding of the cultures and materials of North and South America. Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV and list of three references to be considered.

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.


Director of Application Support & Software Engineering (Regular Full-Time)
Information Services

LACMA is hiring a Director of Application Support and Software Development. We want someone who is a software superstar and all-around great technical project manager. The right candidate will be creative and insightful about ways to pass data between discrete systems and draw data out of proprietary systems to feed real-time business intelligence reporting. This person will be responsible for guiding the implementation of new solutions for visitor-facing experiences including ticketing, membership purchases and renewals. The right candidate will have fantastic people skills, and be able to work well with non-technical staff to determine requirements, implement solutions, and handle daily troubleshooting.

This is a great job for someone early mid-career: a programmer who wants to move into management, or a really top notch senior project manager with extensive experience on software development projects (ie, working with programmers).
Desirable: SQL, PHP and C++ capabilities. Experience working in a visitor attraction is a big plus.

Most of the time we use outside programmers, but this person does supervise one in-house database admin and one in-house programmer. We want an entrepreneurial mindset, and an openness to web-based applications and software-as-service models.

Reporting to the Vice President of Technology & Digital Media, the Director of Application Support & Software Engineering manages a team of 3:  a solution architect, a programmer, and a database administrator. They also manage enterprise software application vendors.

Some duties include: architect and implement internal and external APIs; writes code samples, best practices and tutorials; acts as point of contact for external users of our APIs; solicit and evaluate bids from software solution vendors. This person will sometimes conduct hands on coding to support project needs. They will also periodically evaluate the technical skillsets needed to support project objectives and work with existing team resources, where possible, to develop and expand these skill sets.

The person in this position serves as the senior technical contact and escalation point for issues related to enterprise software applications including Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Patron’s Edge, and Patron’s Edge Online.

The qualified candidate will have an MSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience, during which strong computer science fundamentals and analytical abilities were developed, and at least 5 years of overall enterprise software development experience. Experience with software development methodologies and agile software development values and practices preferred.

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.