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Coordinator of Veterans Make Movies
Education & Public Programs

Sales Associate
Museum Stores

HR Coordinator
Human Resources

Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives
Art Administration & Collections

Payroll Manager
Finance & Accounting

On-Site Services Associate
On-Site Services

Grants Manager
Development

Annual Giving Programs Associate
Development

Performance Art Assistant
On-Site Services

Manager of Corporate Giving
Development

 


Coordinator of Veterans Make Movies (Regular Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Veterans Make Movies is a new initiative between the Museum and the Los Angeles Public Library consisting of eight-week filmmaking workshops, screenings, and community events focused on highlighting the veteran experience.  

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Education, the Coordinator of Veterans Make Movies will assist with administration tasks related to program planning and implementation.

Some duties include: orders and maintains equipment and supplies; monitors and tracks program budget totaling $75K; coordinates class schedules; communicates with participants; submits LACMA Event Calendar requests for screenings and events; prepares contracts and works with a Department Power User to process purchase orders and invoice requests; collects statistical information and data for a formal evaluation study; helps analyze and evaluate the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of program logistics and content and make iterative changes; continues to cultivate and build-upon the partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library and form relationships with other veteran service providers in the community; work with the development department to create and review grant applications and reports; conduct research on veterans’ services and programs throughout the nation and helps conceive and organize a culminating symposium regarding working with veterans via the arts.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Film, Studio Art, Art Education, Administration and/or at least two years of experience developing and organizing programs for adult and/or family audiences. This is a part-time (between 24-32 hours per week), grant-funded position through June 30, 2017 and requires off-site, weekend work in the community.

Please follow this link to apply.


Sales Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Museum Stores

With more than 120,000 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 over 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.

Reporting to the Museum Store General Manager, the Sales Associate assists customers with the purchase of museum merchandise.

Some duties include: greet customers and determine type of merchandise desired; operate register and receive payment; wrap merchandise; place new merchandise on display; answer and direct telephone calls; maintain a strong understanding of product knowledge for all merchandise; process special orders; take inventory of stock and maintain stock levels on sales floor; price, arrange, and maintain displays; examine defective articles returned by customers to determine refunds/replacements.

The qualified candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent, and at least one year of retail/sales experience, including the handling of cash/processing payments. Availability to work shifts scheduled Thursdays through Sundays is required.

Please follow this link to apply.


HR Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Human Resources

Reporting to the HR Manager, the HR Coordinator provides administrative support to all staff in the HR department. This position is responsible for the coordination of various HR department programs and events, including recruitment and onboarding, the museum’s internship and rideshare programs, and wellness events.


Some duties include: assists with the full cycle of recruitment for entry level and part-time positions, including drafting job postings, screening resumes, meeting with hiring managers, conducting interviews, and processing background checks; coordinates all temporary and program specific employment, including conducting new employee orientations and exit interviews; maintains HR department events schedule on the museum’s event calendar; supports AVP with scheduling meetings, maintaining calendar, and answering phone calls; performs data entry of new hires, terminations, and employee status changes; coordinates museum’s internship program, including running background checks, conducting intern orientations, maintaining intern records, and planning intern events; drafts correspondence, including offer letters, wage notices, termination letters, and general announcements; provides employment verifications for current and former employees; updates and maintains HR department intranet homepage, and employee title changes museum-wide on the intranet directory; responds to various inquiries relating to HR policies, procedures, operations and benefits; coordinates hiring through temp agencies; acts as liaison to the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources for employment, terminations, and various reporting requirements; reconciles and processes billing for the HR department; assists with annual performance review process; updates job descriptions; opens and distributes incoming mail for the HR department; orders office supplies; posts annual legal employment updates.  


The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field, and at least two years of human resources experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

 

Please follow this link to apply.


Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives (Regular Part-Time)
Art Administration & Collections

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces the search for a candidate to fill the Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives for the UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative.  The UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides graduate students with an educational opportunity that integrates the academic classroom and the art museum. 

The UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative is a collaborative program intended to introduce object-based research to UCLA graduate students through a series of seminars, internships and site visits at LACMA.  The program represents a dynamic institutional partnership based on a shared vision for a new era of training in the field of art history and the development of a progressive museum model aimed at providing new insight into the meaning and function of an encyclopedic museum.

Reporting to the Senior Deputy Director for Art Administration and Collections , the Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives will oversee all communications related to the initiative, plan and schedule courses to be held at LACMA, develop internal programmatic operations, protocols and maintain timelines, as well as assist with the grant management for the UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative.

Working as a liaison between LACMA’s curatorial staff, comprised of 35 members representing all areas of art history, and UCLA’s program coordinator representing 15 faculty members, the Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives is responsible for overseeing detailed and practical issues pertaining to museum and university programmatic participation. In addition to brokering this collaboration with museum staff, the coordinator manages and oversees any programmatic events on LACMA’s campus including collection visits, symposia, museum-based seminars, presentations and receptions.

The Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives will work with the Primary Investigators for the UCLA-LACMA Art History Practicum to achieve the following goals: integrating new practicum-based curriculum with the current academic program to reemphasize object-based learning; maintaining a programmatic focus on research-driven implementation of gallery and exhibition projects; fostering mentorship by curators and faculty who have not had the opportunity to adopt this role in the past; creating opportunities for intellectual and pedagogical dialogue between museum scholars and university faculty; and fostering a climate of collaboration and exchange between the museum and the university.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in Art History or related field. A collaborative work style, along with excellent writing and public speaking skills and the ability to coordinate various aspects of the Practicum are required. Demonstrated grant administrative and managerial skills, along with work experience within a museum environment are preferred. This is a part-time position scheduled for 16 hours per week.

Please follow this link to apply.


Payroll Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Finance & Accounting

Reporting to the Controller, the Payroll Manager has full-charge responsibility over the payroll function at LACMA. The Museum has approximately 550 exempt and non-exempt employees, has a semi-monthly pay cycle and utilizes ADP software for its payroll and time & attendance.

The Payroll Manager is expected to have integrity, inspire confidence, demonstrate leadership and enforce compliance with the Museum policies and state and federal wage, hour and tax laws. The position also works collaboratively with staff across the Museum and provides guidance and work direction to a Payroll Specialist.

Some duties include: payroll record maintenance, retention and destruction; electronic timesheet set-up, collection and processing; vacation and sick time accrual and usage; meal period compliance; garnishment/levy/court order compliance; UI compensation reporting; off-cycle payroll check processing; year-end W-2 reporting; training of staff for back-up; finding opportunities to improve and automate processes; having a leadership role when implementing payroll system updates and upgrades and/or researching and implementing new vendors or products; troubleshooting and solving issues with ADP technical support;  monitoring and processing ADP invoices; creating payroll G/L journals and keeping atop of payroll and tax law changes. On a daily basis answering staff questions related to payroll deductions, tax withholdings, timesheets & time reports, paychecks and overtime.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree, five to ten (5-10) years of progressive payroll experience culminating in full-charge responsibilities. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and ability to learn other payroll applications is required. Experience working with the ADP applications (Autopay II and ezLabor Manager) and involved in a professional Payroll Association is desired.

Please follow this link to apply.


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

With more than 120,000 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 over 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. Learn more about the museum by exploring lacma.org.

Reporting to the Supervisor of Operations, the On-Site 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.


Grants Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Government and Foundation Relations, the Grants Manager works collaboratively with senior leadership and colleagues across museum departments to maximize grant revenue by producing complex proposals and grant applications to support museum programs. In addition, the Grants Manager is responsible for tracking reporting deadlines and managing the submission of reports in a timely manner, identifying new funding sources and proactively managing the cultivation and stewardship of institutional funders, with an emphasis on securing grants ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000. The Grants Manager provides guidance and work direction to the Grant Writer and the department’s administrative assistant.

Some duties include: directs and coordinates evaluation and monitoring of grant funded programs; confers with Finance department and project directors to develop program goals and objectives, outline use of funds and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding; manages exhibition funding meetings: discusses prospect and funding strategies for exhibitions with curators, and develops plans for funding each show; composes grant applications and submits to government funding agencies and foundations; develops new funding opportunities, monitoring literature dealing with funds available through grants from governmental agencies and private foundations to determine funding feasibility; maintains portfolio of prospects: identifies, cultivates and tracks solicitations to foundation and government donors; provides support for foundation cultivation events, lunches and site visits; provides staffing assistance for donor related events.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in English, Art History, or related field, and at least 5 years of experience with non-profit fundraising and proposal writing, including demonstrated success with foundation and government grant applications. 

Please follow this link to apply.


Annual Giving Programs Associate (Regular Full-Time)
Development

The Annual Giving Programs Associate is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of $1,000+ annual gifts and membership dues from a portfolio of annual donors and prospects, as well as donor stewardship within assigned annual giving programs. As part of a larger Annual Giving Programs team responsible for both unrestricted and restricted annual revenue for LACMA, the Associate works to strategically advance donors in their engagement with LACMA through excellent programming and thoughtful, well-planned activities. This Associate serves as a subject matter expert for a suite of annual giving councils and acquisition groups. The current specific assignments for this position are the American Art Council (AAC), the Modern and Contemporary Art Council (MCAC), and LACMA’s two contemporary art acquisitions groups: Contemporary Friends and Art Here and Now (AHAN): Studio Forum. This position also serves as a liaison to curatorial staff connected to each of these groups.

Some duties include: meets annual fundraising goals, showing growth over time from a portfolio of annual donors and prospects; offers a program of council and acquisition group events in close collaboration with curatorial, Annual Giving, and Events colleagues; solicits new donors and develops relationships with current donors; manages prospecting activities with curators, volunteers, and other development colleagues; acts as primary contact for, and actively engages with assigned and prospective members during patron programs; manages each assigned group or council’s membership lists, renewals, gift processing, acknowledgements, and member actions within Raiser’s Edge database; drafts donor correspondence and promotional materials; assists Associate Director of Councils and Acquisitions Groups with all activities related to Contemporary Friends and AHAN; helps identify potential major gift prospects from within portfolio; responsible for timely sharing of calendar and other relevant work details; provides general administrative support with office functions, phone calls and mail documentation; works closely with Annual Giving Programs Assistant to accomplish routine tasks; works closely with all members of the annual giving programs team, fundraising staff, curators and programmatic staff at LACMA.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field, and at least 3 years of administrative experience with an emphasis on event planning, budgeting, fundraising and organizing printed materials.

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.


Manager of Corporate Giving, Sponsorship (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Giving, the Manager of Corporate Giving is responsible for most elements of sponsorship from research to solicitation, negotiation, and fulfillment for exhibitions and programs at the museum.

Some duties include: develops sponsorship solicitation strategies and identifies new potential sponsors to grow corporate donor base for programming including but not limited to film, art + technology and music; collaborates with various departments throughout the Museum to identify corporate funding opportunities; oversees the drafting of proposals and exhibition calendars including narrative, image selection, assigning benefits, and design; pitches potential sponsors and cultivates existing corporate donors; coordinates all aspects of sponsorship fulfillment including contract negotiation and the delivery of marketing, public relations, membership, entertainment and hospitality benefits; drafts stewardship communications including acknowledgement letters, corporate reports, and e-newsletters; maintains and updates prospect portfolios and data files; attends exhibition presentation meetings; assists with coordinating donor events; represents LACMA at Museum and donor events as needed on nights and weekends; participate actively as a team member within the Development department; provides support to the AVP Corporate Giving and corporate development team.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Arts Administration, Marketing, Business Administration or related field and at least 3 years of experience with corporate sponsorship in either a non-profit or for-profit setting; experience with capital campaigns preferred. Proven ability to research and secure program support, as well as knowledge and experience writing proposals for corporate donors is required. Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point is essential, and experience using Raisers Edge is 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.


 

Reporting to the HR Manager, the HR Coordinator provides administrative support to all staff in the HR department. This position is responsible for the coordination of various HR department programs and events, including recruitment and onboarding, the museum’s internship and rideshare programs, and wellness events.


Some duties include: assists with the full cycle of recruitment for entry level and part-time positions, including drafting job postings, screening resumes, meeting with hiring managers, conducting interviews, and processing background checks; coordinates all temporary and program specific employment, including conducting new employee orientations and exit interviews; maintains HR department events schedule on the museum’s event calendar; supports AVP with scheduling meetings, maintaining calendar, and answering phone calls; performs data entry of new hires, terminations, and employee status changes; coordinates museum’s internship program, including running background checks, conducting intern orientations, maintaining intern records, and planning intern events; drafts correspondence, including offer letters, wage notices, termination letters, and general announcements; provides employment verifications for current and former employees; updates and maintains HR department intranet homepage, and employee title changes museum-wide on the intranet directory; responds to various inquiries relating to HR policies, procedures, operations and benefits; coordinates hiring through temp agencies; acts as liaison to the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources for employment, terminations, and various reporting requirements; reconciles and processes billing for the HR department; assists with annual performance review process; updates job descriptions; opens and distributes incoming mail for the HR department; orders office supplies; posts annual legal employment updates.  


The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field, and at least two years of human resources experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


Please follow this link to apply:

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