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Individual Giving Associate (Regular Full-Time)
Annual Giving

The Associate, Individual Giving is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of $1,000+ annual gifts and/or membership dues from a portfolio of annual donors and prospects, as well as donor stewardship within their assigned Annual Giving groups. Working as part of a larger Annual Giving team responsible for growing both unrestricted and restricted annual revenue for LACMA, the Associate works to strategically advance donors in their engagement with LACMA through excellent stewardship and thoughtful, well-planned programming activities. The Associate serves as a liaison to Curatorial staff and as a subject matter resource for members of the Annual Giving groups. 

Responsibilities

  • Meets annual fundraising goals, showing growth over time, from a portfolio of annual donors and prospects, as outlined by the Director of Individual Giving
  • Works in close collaboration with Curatorial, Annual Giving, and Events colleagues to plan and execute an annual series of patron programs
  • A primary contact for, and actively engages with, current and prospective members during patron programs
  • Cultivates and solicits new donors and develops relationships with current donors
  • Oversees prospecting campaigns and conducts prospecting activities with curators and other development colleagues
  • Helps identify potential major gift prospects from within portfolio and works with development colleagues to move donors up the pipeline
  • Oversees each assigned council’s membership lists, renewals, gift processing, acknowledgments, and member actions/plans within the database
  • Drafts donor correspondence, invitations, and promotional materials
  • Provides general administrative support with office functions, phone calls, and mail documentation
  • Works closely with the Administrative Assistant to accomplish routine tasks
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance
  • All other duties and projects, as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Business Administration, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of administrative experience, with an emphasis on event planning, budgeting, fundraising, and organizing printed materials are required

To apply, please use the following link.


Kinetic Sculpture Technician (Regular Part-Time)
Conservation Center

The Kinetic Sculpture Technician operates and oversees upkeep of kinetic sculpture “Metropolis II” by Chris Burden, currently on view. The Technician is responsible for operating the sculpture on a set schedule during museum operating hours. During maintenance times, the Technician will work with the team to repair components of the artwork, including miniature cars, trains, and buildings, using protocols developed by the Conservation Metropolis II team. The Technician cleans and dusts the sculpture as part of the maintenance protocol. Due to the nature of the position, the Technician will at times be photographed and/or video-recorded while operating the artwork.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees mechanical components of the conveyor system, cars, and trains while the sculpture is running
  • Problem-solves any minor issues associated with operating and conserving the sculpture
  • Performs maintenance, repairs, and conservation of the sculpture, as directed
  • Works with various departments as it pertains to the operation of Metropolis II
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 
  • Researches solutions to problems that may arise with components of the sculpture
  • Writes reports and logs detailing procedures, research, and solutions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Conservation or related field preferred
  • At least two years of related experience
  • Experience with handling, repairing, and operating sculptures or 3D art 

To apply, please use the following link.


Gift Analyst (Regular Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

The Gift Analyst assists with gift recording and data management in Tessitura. As part of the Data Management team, this team member is experienced in entering all types of gifts, ranging from major gifts to simple gifts; knowing how to code according to complexity. They need to be flexible to handle the fluctuation in workload, while meeting batch processing deadlines. They are responsible for guiding/training the Jr. Gift Analyst and can be trusted as an expert to answer gift-related questions from the Development and other teams.

Responsibilities

  • Creates batches from daily Membership sales reports for Onsite and Web in Tessitura
  • Processes and reviews gifts, via batch entry; ensures that appropriate appeal, fund and campaign codes for tracking and acknowledgement purposes are complete and accurate
  • Adds new and updates existing constituent records in the database as needed, analyzes information and populates all appropriate data fields where information is available
  • Assists in data cleanup activities in Tessitura
  • Handles requests/questions from frontline staff for constituent and gift related questions; responsible for closing communication loop when requests are completed
  • Responsible for recording checks and delivering to Accounting for deposit at close of business
  • Manages a system for refund requests; responsible for providing Accounting with refund documents for processing in a timely manner
  • Responsible for filing media with corresponding gift batches; also responsible for filing batches in correct sequence for archival purposes.
  • Backup for Jr. Gift Analyst retrieving daily reports for Onsite and Web 
  • Backup for Supervisor, Gift Processing to pull recurring gifts to edit, and charge via Tessitura
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with data entry procedures and knowledge of the features and capabilities of database software; General administrative experience is preferred 
  • Tessitura experience preferred 
  • Ability to type a minimum of 60 words per minute, and the ability to read, analyze and interpret large amounts of data and technical procedures
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly; excellent attention to detail and organization skills

To apply, please use the following link.


DEI Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Human Resources

The DEI Coordinator administers programs that promote employee diversity, equity, and inclusion and supports the HR department to ensure best practices are applied across all functions of human resources. The DEI Coordinator is responsible for employing strategies to attract, develop, and retain members of underrepresented groups. 

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the AVP of Human Resources, the DEI Coordinator assists with the development, implementation, and review of programs that promote diversity within the Museum and foster an open and inclusive professional environment

  • Participates in the planning and execution of inclusion and belonging programs, including workshops, trainings, and external speakers

  • Compiles statistics, metrics, and reports to assess the progress and effectiveness of DEI initiatives

  • Administers employee recognition, appreciation, and retention programs

  • Conducts DEI and employee engagement surveys, and coordinates related action planning 

  • Prepares communication materials bringing visibility to DEI initiatives across the Museum

  • Assists with the administration of the Museum’s mentoring programs

  • Conducts research on DEI topics as needed

  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration preferred

  • SHRM certification preferred

  • At least 3 years of human resources experience required

  • Experience with diversity and inclusion programs, employee engagement and retention, and workplace culture preferred

To apply, please use the following link.


Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Development

The Development Coordinator provides support and coordinates projects as assigned by the AVP of Gift Planning and the Manager of Donor Relations and Stewardship. Projects generally include coordinating stewardship projects, creating acknowledgements, creating timelines for project management and impact reporting, assisting with the creation of proposals, communications, and solicitation materials, and updating the Tessitura database with constituent information, plans, steps, commitments, and relevant notes. The Coordinator will also be responsible for coordinating benefits and stewardship for the museum’s two annual major galas as well as serve as a key member of the donor relations team in creating and editing donor lists will also assist throughout the year. The Coordinator will also be occasionally tasked with prospect identification, list creation, mailings and events for the museum’s capital campaign and other core fundraising activities as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares and oversees materials and proposals for donor meetings and the solicitation of gifts
  • Creates content and oversees production of annual stewardship and impact reports
  • Coordinates project management timelines to document key events and activities throughout the year on behalf of the museum
  • Coordinates annual fulfillment of Art+Film Gala and Collectors Committee benefits, deliveries, and mailings following the event
  • Coordinates tours and special access for high level donors and museum guests
  • Updates Tessitura database with constituent information changes, plans, steps, commitments, pledges, and relevant notes
  • Coordinates the department’s art and exhibition catalogue orders and distribution
  • Coordinates with development staff on storage management
  • Prepares major donor contribution and commitment follow up materials
  • Prepares stewardship reports
  • Prepares acknowledgements for gifts of art and stewardship fulfillment
  • Coordinates with data management to create giving reports
  • Assists with annual donor listings 
  • Processes gifts and prepares acknowledgements as assigned
  • Processes expense reports and invoices for development staff, as needed
  • Oversees other duties and projects as assigned by AVP, Gift Planning and Manager, Donor Relations and Stewardship

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • At least 3 years of related experience
  • Experience in a development or fundraising environment preferred
  • Comfortable building and working with internal stakeholders within and outside of the department
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to effectively present information
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite software
  • Experience using a constituent management database, such as Raiser’s Edge or Tessitura is preferred
  • Available to work outside of regular business hours to attend museum and donor events, including occasional evenings and weekends

 

*Applicants should also provide a writing sample or a cover letter.

To apply, please use the following link.


Social Media Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Communications

LACMA seeks a Social Media Manager to guide and measure social media strategies that drive engagement and participation via the museum’s various social channels, with emphasis on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Responsibilities

  •  Oversees all social media strategy for the Museum and supervises the work of the Social Media Coordinator. 

  • Acts as a voice for the Museum, crafting content that highlights inclusiveness and threads together institutional priorities

  • Evaluates LACMA’s current social media practices and advises on improved strategy and contents

  • Strategizes the dissemination of long and short-lead stories across all social media platforms

  • Cultivates relationships and gathers information across the Museum to help enrich and diversify LACMA’s voice and reach

  • Monitors social media discussions and responds on behalf of the Museum

  • Continues to grow and diversify the Museum’s base of fans and followers

  • Creates compelling content and manages social campaigns that encourage dialogue

  • Responds to customer service inquiries

  • Ensures LACMA is utilizing social media channels that can help grow the Museum’s online community 

  • Works closely with marketing and membership teams to meet quantifiable growth goals in the following areas through social media campaigns: email capture, ticket sales, donations, membership activation

  • Monitors the impact of social media programs through increased dialogue, click-throughs, attendance and varied conversion rates

  • Analyzes, reviews and reports on effectiveness of campaigns

  • Creates strategies for soft leads/email capture

  • Translates metrics to actual insights gained from social media monitoring to help inform marketing, communications, guest services and other key Museum departments  

  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field
  • 4 years of experience in social media, marketing, web and digital or related fields
  • An understanding of marketing strategies, as well as an understanding of the arts and the Los Angeles arts community is required
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred 

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter.

To apply, please use the following link.


Education Assistant (Temporary Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

LACMA’s Education & Public Programs department produces a broad range of programs and resources for audiences of all ages, including art classes, family days, in-school programs, teacher professional development, and community-based programs. LACMA’s public programs engage adult audiences with LACMA’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and other relevant topics.

Responsibilities

  • Welcoming intergenerational audiences to the museum.
  • Inviting LA County youth to join the museum’s free youth membership program.
  • Engaging with program participants of all ages in art making activities and classes. 
  • Supports Family Programs staff and Teaching Artists with the implementation of virtual as well as in-person Programs. 
  • Supports the Education and Public Program Department’s vision that everyone has access to art.

Qualifications

  • Customer service-focused.
  • Creative.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Comfortable working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Able to communicate their ideas effectively.

To apply, please use the following link.


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 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. This will be a 1 year fellowship. 

Responsibilities

  • Conservation involvement in permanent collection exhibitions and special exhibitions will enhance training opportunities. 
  • Will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia, workshops as well as visit and collaborate with nearby cultural institutions. 
  • The Conservation Fellow may act as courier for works of art on loan or exhibition to other museums and institutions.

Qualifications

  • A degree from a recognized conservation training program with a specialization in paintings conservation 

Please include:

  • A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses and telephone numbers, education, and experience.
  • A short statement of your interest and intent in applying for the fellowship.
  • Letters of recommendation from three professional references.

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant Collections Manager for Japanese Art (Temporary Full-Time)
Collections Management

The Assistant Collections Manager for Japanese Art is responsible for a wide variety of duties related to the care of the collection, both onsite at LACMA as well as at offsite storage.  Duties include inventory, research, storage, and access of LACMA’s 7,700+ Japanese Art object collection.  The collection is expected to grow by several hundred objects as LACMA prepares for the opening of the David Geffen Galleries and reopens the Pavilion for Japanese Art to the public.  The Assistant Collections Manager will be trained by Collections Management, Curatorial, Conservation, and Collection Information and Digital Assets staff in order to meet LACMA’s standards for handling, housing, and documenting Japanese collections.  The Assistant Collections Manager will be expected to proactively collaborate with the Curator of Japanese Art and when necessary, source community members, to ensure accurate and robust cataloging of the collection in the museum’s database (TMS), preferably in both English and Japanese.  Accuracy of this information will allow Curatorial to make the collection globally public through LACMA’s Collections Online platform as well as future exhibition and loan programming.  

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate access to the Japanese Art collection.

  • Inventory, house, and incorporate into the larger collection all new Japanese Art acquisitions according to LACMA’s standards and, if needed, research and implement preferential care standards per the Japanese community.

  • Establish collection organization with minimal guidance.

  • Collaborate with the Curator of Japanese Art to ensure accurate and robust cataloging in TMS of all acquisitions, including proper titling and artist biographical information, preferably in both English and Japanese.

  • Take documentary images of new acquisitions and go through the approval process to push the images to Collections Online.

  • Take the lead on assigned projects and demonstrate leadership skills.

  • Work within established safety standards and attend mandatory institutional safety training.

  • Follow current museum best practices and standards.

  • Provide supervision and guidance to departmental interns, apprentices, and more junior staff, as assigned.

  • Perform other duties or special projects, as assigned.

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Asian Art, Art History, Anthropology, History, or Museum Studies preferred.

  • 4-5 years of experience, including project management experience, with one or more of the following areas: museum collection management, museum registration, curatorial, conservation, photography, studio art, libraries, archives, art gallery management, private collection management, or equivalent. 

  • Ability to read and write in Japanese preferred

  • Good eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, and spatial reasoning

  • Ability to follow instructions and plan ahead

  • Ability to self-direct

  • Experience handling delicate or fragile items

  • Knowledge of museum level packing techniques and packing materials 

  • Understanding of proper museum storage conditions

  • Experience with museum databases and Google Drive

  • General understanding of museum registration is desired

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with colleagues and outside professionals 

  • Ability to work well independently and within a team

  • Ability to problem solve

  • Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds on your own

  • Periodic travel within Los Angeles County is required

To apply, please use the following link


Facilities Logistics Assistant I (Temporary Part-Time)
Facilities & Security Operations

Repotting to the Supervisor of Facilities, the Facilities Logistic Assistant executes logistics, warehouse, transportation, and customer service duties as needed to meet the demands of the museum.

Responsibilities

  • Performs work requested by customers and assigned through the work orders system, assists in special events set-ups, and guarantees that the work is complete on time and meets the customer’s expectation and/or logistic services quality standards. 
  • Assists with the loading dock operations, including access requests, shipping and receiving
  • Coordinates waste pick-up with the Museum’s vendors
  • Coordinates deliveries and shipping to the off-site non-art storage facilities
  • Updates inventory of items stored in the on-site and off-site storage facilities 
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of typical windows and gmail operational functions
  • No previous experience in the field necessary
  • Valid class C California driver’s license, forklift certification, and scissor lift certification are required

To apply, please use the following link.


Art Bridges Fellow, Exhibition Design (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibition Design and Production

The Art Bridges Fellow at LACMA will hold a three-year fellowship position focused in Exhibition Design and Production. In supporting programs co-organized by LACMA and the Art Bridges AB Fellow will gain considerable experience in all aspects of exhibition design, including scaling works of art for inclusion in designs, understanding display requirements, developing exhibition floor plans and elevations, and participating in planning meetings.  The AB Fellow will report directly to the Manager of Exhibition Design within Exhibition Design & Production at LACMA.  The AB Fellow will work closely with exhibitions, curatorial, graphic design, education staff, in planning for exhibition spaces in connection with Art Bridges partnerships--the Local Access and Collection Programs. 

The AB Fellow at LACMA will be part of the second cohort of The Art Bridges Fellows Program. This program supports the foundation’s mission to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States.  The Art Bridges Fellows Program is dedicated to creating diverse museum leadership with a national cohort of emerging professionals and mentors. With its partner museums, the foundation will establish deep career pathways for historically underrepresented groups in the arts. The Art Bridges Fellow at LACMA will attend two convenings in Bentonville, Arkansas each year, including a month-long residency and orientation from July 10 to August 4, 2023. 

Responsibilities

  •  In collaboration with colleagues at LACMA and at Local Access venues, lead exhibition design for presentations of exhibitions drawn from LACMA’s collections at Local Access venues.
  • Develop design criteria with curatorial and exhibition staff. 
  • Collaborate with audio/visual consultants. 
  • Work with lighting designers.
  • Review construction feasibility with construction staff. 
  • Consult with various Museum departments outside of Exhibition Design & Production, contractors, and venues, including Graphic Design, Facilities, Conservation, Art Preparation & Installation, and many others.
  • Participate in regular meetings with LACMA’s Exhibition Design & Production team (Exhibition Design, Gallery Construction, Gallery Media), supporting the museum’s extensive visitor  programming goals. 
  • Participate in larger planning meetings for all Exhibition Design & Production projects. 
  • Participate in the planning meetings to organize the travel of LACMA’s collections locally through the Local Access program, and nationally through the Collection Loan Program.
  • Attend two annual Art Bridges convenings in Bentonville, Arkansas, including a month-long residency and orientation. 

Qualifications

  • A professional degree in Architecture (B.Arch or M.Arch).
  • Interest in and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) in the field.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Advanced computer experience in professional architectural software, including AutoCAD, Revit, and Rhino is essential.
  • Discretion in the handling of confidential materials.

Application Procedure

Please submit a resume and cover letter.  We will begin application review January 16, 2023.  

All applications must be submitted by January 31, 2023 to be considered.

To apply, please use the following link.


Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship, Paper (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellow will work on the conservation of works of art on paper, photographs, books and/or archives.  The position includes a stipend for research and travel given at the discretion of the Director of Conservation. This Fellowship is a one-year position with potential for renewal.

Responsibilities

  • Examines and treats a wide range of works of art on paper and photographs.
  • Supports preventive conservation activities, exhibitions and loans, as well as conservation outreach.
  • Collaborates with conservators, conservation scientists, collections care specialists, curators and other Museum staff.
  • Develops a research project focused on artist materials or techniques and/or new treatment methodologies in collaboration with the Center’s Research Laboratory. 
  • Publishes and/or presents the research in a professional journal or conference. 
  • Participates in informal lectures, symposia, workshops as well as visits and collaborates with nearby cultural institutions. 
  • Couriers works of art on loan or exhibition to other museums and institutions.

Qualifications

  • Graduated from a recognized art conservation program or have equivalent work or apprenticeship experience, with a specialization in works of art on paper and/or photographs. 
  • Demonstrates visual, manual, and scholarly aptitudes. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must submit the following material

  • A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses and telephone numbers, education, experience and interests.
  • Letters of recommendation from three professional references.
  • A short statement of the candidate's interest and intent in applying for the fellowship.

To apply, please use the following link.


Tessitura Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

Working across all user teams including Development, Membership, Visitor Services, Education & Public Programs, Finance, Web & Digital, Information Systems, and museum consultants, the Tessitura Manager ensures that the system effectively scales and supports day to day work across business functions. The Tessitura Manager leads system upgrades and project manages and provides support and direction on platforms that integrate or share data with Tessitura, including WordFly, DonorSearch, lacma.org, and Zkipster. The Tessitura Manager proficiently understands these applications, their strengths and weaknesses, how they impact and interact with each other, and how they may be leveraged to best support the growth of audience, fundraising and membership through positive cooperation with key museum stakeholders. The Tessitura Manager leads user onboarding, and acts as a sounding board for system improvements led by power users and colleagues within the Strategic Services team and user teams 

The Tessitura Manager co-develops the Tessitura roadmap in partnership with the Assistant Vice President, Strategic Development services and in consultation with department heads who leverage system data to grow audience and income and carry out day-to-day work. The Tessitura Manager leads or consults on all system and data implementations, integrations, and improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Partners with the Assistant Vice President, Strategic Development Services to establish and evolve the long-term roadmap for Tessitura use and expansion across user teams and business functions.
  • Creates a systems environment that supports the work of all user teams. Key generalist expert on Tessitura, with in-depth knowledge in select areas and advisory-level knowledge in others.
  • Onboards new Tessitura users and user groups, including occasionally bringing external data sources into Tessitura, determining what can be done in-house vs. with consultants, and creating new systems.   
  • Manages system upgrades, patches, and vendor-recommended changes.
  • Proactively investigates system capabilities as they pertain to business needs, offers critical, thoughtful, and researched recommendations for the future of LACMA’s business systems.
  • Ensures that Tessitura supports the needs of the Finance and Accounting teams; ensures that data infrastructure supports seamless flow and accessibility of accurate and timely information. Maintains working knowledge of gift entry in support of effective decision-making.
  • Partners closely with select team leads, department heads, and power users to ensure that Tessitura effectively supports day-to-day work. Brings needs and opportunities into the roadmap planning process and manages system and data maintenance projects.
  • Works closely with the Web & Digital team to ensure that all technical policies and procedures within Tessitura related to web ticketing are upheld with a high degree of attention to detail; works with web vendors as needed to ensure flow of information between systems.
  • Leads regular alignment and planning meetings with Tessitura stakeholders and power users to troubleshoot pending issues and to ensure decisions made by one department do not negatively impact another. 
  • Exemplifies essential LACMA and department values by ensuring a professional atmosphere intent on achieving the highest standards of visitor and member service possible.
  • Supervise NSCAN installation, maintenance & support.
  • Manage users and security. Enhance security groups and assign access rights to ensure confidentiality and system integrity.
  • Oversee onboarding of new Tessitura users and general training; when needed, consults on specialized training areas led by peer trainers within Strategic Services.
  • Supervises and carries out quality control and data clean-up inTessitura.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance. 
  • Works with the Membership department to make sure data systems allow for successful campaigns, with appropriate segmentations, testing, etc.
  • Manages the Systems Specialist (or equivalent position) as their direct supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience;
  • 4-6 years of database experience
  • Extensive knowledge in donor management and ticketing software, specifically Tessitura;
  • Solid understanding of database fundamentals, including architecture, extractions and reporting.

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant Curator (Regular Full-Time)
Modern Art

LACMA is seeking an Assistant Curator for its Modern Art Department. Under the supervision of the Department Head, the Assistant Curator will support curatorial work including acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, collections management, and donor cultivation. This position requires the ability to work in a collaborative and encyclopedic museum. This Assistant Curator works independently and collaboratively with various members of the Museum. The Assistant Curator will work primarily on campus, and as needed at various sites for donor cultivation as well as gallery and museum exhibitions.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in quarterly acquisitions meetings by preparing write ups and presenting acquisitions. 
  • Prepares content for Collections Online.
  • Negotiates with artists, dealers and/or donors regarding potential acquisitions as directed by the Department Head. 
  • Assists department Curatorial Administrator to maintain collection files current, paper and electronic.
  • Proposes, develops, and executes all aspects of small-scale permanent collection rotations including but not limited to research, topic determination, object selection, developing layout, didactics, and overseeing installation. 
  • Supports large scale exhibition projects under the guidance of Senior Curatorial staff including confirming display details, participating in exhibition installation and others.
  • Participates in docent and security training and staff walkthroughs.
  • Proposes, develops concepts and serves as author or co-author of museum publications, and contributes entries and back matter for catalogs. 
  • Works with Conservation and Collections Management to ensure the preservation of the collection.
  • Serves as mentor to junior and peer staff, interns, as well as Curatorial Fellows. 
  • Works collaboratively to cultivate new donors, steward existing donors and supports fund-raising from individuals, and foundations for acquisitions or exhibitions.
  • Participates in Modern and Contemporary Art Council (MCAC) and other departmental donor/supporter events 
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Western art history or other relevant field, with emphasis on art 1900-1960s; PhD preferred.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of curatorial experience working in a museum.
  • Proficiency with relevant foreign languages.  

Please include 2 references with your application.

Salary Range: $64,480-$77,900

To apply, please use the following link.


Curatorial Assistant (Temporary Full-Time)
Chinese & Korean Art

Under the supervision of the Curator and Head of Chinese Art, the The Mozhai Foundation Curatorial Assistant is a motivated administrator with a strong attention to detail and a familiarity with the fine arts. This role is a full-time, temporary position, with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis. The main function of the Curatorial Assistant is the administrative support of the division head and the curatorial team as a whole. In addition to typical admin tasks, and organizational support this role will also collaborate Chinese Art Department curators on projects relating to either traditional or modern and contemporary Chinese art, as needed. 

Responsibilities

  •  Assists with research for exhibitions, publications and acquisitions 
  • Coordinates and assists in all aspects of departmental project planning
  • Serves as the department’s liaison to collection management, conservation, education and other internal     departments, in connection to the planning and implementation of the exhibition.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Conducts research and compiles materials for the exhibition
  • Maintains and updates the exhibition checklists and databases
  • Drafts loan correspondence between LACMA and leading institutions
  • Interfaces with lending institutions throughout APAC region
  • Drafts labels and didactic content
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance (only include for non-exempt positions)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Chinese art history or related field of study
  • At least one year of curatorial experience
  • Proficiency in Mandarin or Cantonese (written Chinese and spoken Mandarin). 

To apply, please use the following link.l


Gallery Construction Worker (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibition Design & Production

Under supervision of the Head of Gallery Construction, the Gallery Construction Technician will  their extensive knowledge from onsite experience to perform a number of  general skilled support tasks and maintenance related work as assigned to ensure that all museum projects are completed on deadline and to a top tier standard of quality.  

Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: 

GENERAL GALLERY MAINTENANCE 

  • Maintain, alter, repair, install and remove gallery display casework and furniture. 

  • Operate wood working tools and machinery as needed. 

  • Assure that tools and equipment are properly cared for. 

  • Install and remove display casework and furniture. 

  • Maintain gallery wall and casework paint surfaces

  • Mill, alter, repair and install associated plastic, metal and wood trim items. 

  • Prepare simple sketches, prepare material lists, and lay out work at job site. 

  • Operate and maintain woodworking and material handling machinery. 

  • Install and remove gallery fabrics, drapes and curtains. 

GENERAL DUTIES 

  • Maintain inventory of materials, supplies and equipment. 

  • Maintain required records. 

  • Plan and prioritize work. 

  • Communicate clearly and effectively. 

  • Assist in training and supervision of others (vendors) as assigned. 

  • Properly use, maintain, care for tools, equipment, vehicles, and work areas. 

  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner including adherence to LACMA’s Safety Program. 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the following: uses and purposes of general maintenance tools and equipment, safe work practice and basic first aid. 
  • Ability to perform skilled maintenance and repair work in the area of work assigned, 
  • knowledge of use of hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools and equipment, 
  • Ability to read and interpret maps, diagrams and fabrication drawings, operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment, 
  • Effective Communication skills (clear and concisely) both written and spoken 
  • Collaborative minded individual able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 

To apply, please use the following link.


Chemical Hygiene Officer (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

LACMA – Museum Associates seeks an early career professional who is highly motivated to join the Conservation Center as the Chemical Hygiene Officer. The Conservation Center’s Chemical Hygiene Officer will oversee the Conservation Center compliance with LACMA Safety Plans (e.g. Hazard Communication, Chemical Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, Radiation Safety), and coordinates emergency response with Facilities and Conservation. They will be responsible for oversight of state and federal regulations regarding safe use, storage and disposal of chemicals generated by LACMA and other Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandated safe laboratory practices.  If qualified according to Title 17 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 30336.7.  

Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, and manages laboratory related safety programs to meet regulatory requirements and address safety related needs in the Conservation Center laboratories, including chemical safety, radiation safety and respiratory protection
  • Advise Conservation staff, interns, fellows, and volunteers on proper laboratory safety procedures for handling, use, storage and disposal of chemicals and the use of radiation sources.
  • Devise and oversee use of the annual Chemical Hygiene budget for the Conservation Center.
  • Maintain Conservation chemical inventories, SDS, and all other Conservation Center safety related records mandated by OSHA and Cal/OSHA.
  • Order safety-related laboratory supplies and review Conservation Center orders of hazardous chemicals.
  • Conduct introductory safety sessions for new staff and periodic review sessions as required by OSHA to update staff awareness of current safe laboratory practices and government regulations.
  • Performs and develops quantitative and qualitative respirator fit testing, training, and education (per OSHA 29CFR1910.134) for Conservation staff and records all fit test and medical clearance records to assure adequate record keeping.
  • Schedule calibration of monitoring equipment, inspections (and licensing reviews) by outside safety inspectors, as well as chemical waste disposal by outside contractors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Hygiene & Safety, or environmental safety, or equivalent.
  • Hands-on laboratory experience with hazardous chemicals is required. 
  • Attendance at seminars and workshops, which reviewed and provided updated information. Government regulations regarding hazardous materials and radiation safety are preferred.  

To apply, please use the following link.


Visitor Services Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Visitor Services

The Visitor Services Associate is responsible for providing outstanding visitor service while working front-of-house posts at the Ticket Office or in the museum. The position processes and sells museum admission, special programming tickets, LACMA membership, 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 and sharing important information pertaining to specific works of art. 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.   

Responsibilities

  • Actively demonstrates a guest-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times

  • Actively promotes, sells, and services the LACMA membership program

  • Maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s general policies and procedures, membership programs, and the exhibition and programming schedule

  • Clearly and concisely explains certain aspects of visitor experience that pertain to specific works of art

  • Assists visitors in the capacity of gallery support when required

  • Shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors and members via excellent written and verbal communications

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance 

  • Employee is required to attend various training sessions as scheduled

  • Operates register and receives payment for ticket, membership and donation transactions while maintaining a strict attention to cash handling accuracy

  • Escalate any guest service issues, complaints, or unanswerable questions to the Visitor Services Leadership team

  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • At least two years of relevant experience in a high volume and customer service focused setting 

  • Background in Art History preferred

  • Strong skills in ticketing software, preferably in Tessitura

  • Basic math skills

  • Must operate with attention to detail and strong organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow 

  • Open availability including holidays, nights, and weekends

To apply, please use the following link.


Communications Associate (Regular Full-Time)
Communications

The Communications Associate assists with the development and execution of all of the Museum’s media efforts. The Communications Associate implements communication campaigns and strategy, particularly for major exhibitions, public programs, and special projects and initiatives. 

Responsibilities

  • Develops comprehensive communications plan and press kit contents for select exhibitions, which includes researching and drafting appropriate materials for the Museum, special exhibitions, and initiatives, as well as other institutional announcements.
  • Implements editorial and messaging strategy for exhibition communications assigned to them.
  • Supports permanent collection activities, museum programming, and special projects. This includes creating/updating general press materials for museum, overseeing press presence at events, and coordinating logistics with various departments.
  • Garners national and international media coverage for the Museum in print, electronic, broadcast, and online media and documenting outreach, tracking, and measurement reports.
  • Manages selected exhibition and institutional priority press previews and events, including overseeing logistics, collaborating with event photographers, liaising with external PR affiliates (when appropriate), exhibition sponsors, coordinating interviews with media and Museum staff, securing electronic media presence, and supervising the overall flow of events.
  • Oversee exhibition and event assignment in accord with the Associate Director of Communications.
  • Departmental point person for contracted photographers and syndication services; oversee contracts and relationship with external freelance event photographers; work with photographer and relevant museum staff for photo IDs, when necessary.
  • Responsible for updating all evergreen departmental documents and the Advance Exhibitions Schedule (AES).
  • Responds to press inquiries in a timely manner; coordinates interviews; writes correspondence; sends communications materials; distributes images as requested; point person for departmental press inbox.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
  • At least 2 years of communications experience in a non-profit environment preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

LACMA is looking for an Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow. This position is an objects conservator with a research focus on the Art of the Ancient America. The Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow will liaise between two departments, working with conservators and curators to appropriately examine, document and treat objects both onsite and offsite. This position splits between treatment work in the Objects lab and a research project with Arts of the Ancient Americas.  Any new findings are to be published and presented within the field.

Responsibilities

  • Performs treatments on a variety of media from the Museums’ permanent collection
  • Examines works of art to determine condition and need for treatment, collaborating with paintings, objects, paper, and textiles conservators
  • Writes and reviews condition reports for works of art for exhibitions, outgoing loans, and new acquisitions.
  • Provides advisement on environmental conditions for works of art in storage, in transit, and on display
  • Conducts research as necessary to determine appropriate treatments.
  • Performs pertinent treatment on works of art and accessories with a focus on preventive conservation.
  • Uses digital tools and databases to organize and update information in databases, including but not limited to condition reports and photographs.
  • Collaborates within the Conservation Center and Museum staff on various levels as it pertains to works of art and preservation.
  • Works with conservation and curatorial teams to apply technical analysis, observations, and art historical research to authenticate and better understand the dating, location of origin, functions, and artistic traditions behind certain ancient American ceramic objects.
  • At supervisor’s request, coordinates with other departments and remains informed on loans, transit of art, exhibitions, and permanent collection loans, keeping supervisor informed.
  • Travel to and from Museum locations across Los Angeles as needed. 
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • Masters’ Degree in Objects Conservation or equivalent experience
  • Experience conducting research
  • Strong interest in the art history of Indigenous American cultures
  • Great communication and collaboration skills

To apply, please use the following link.


Curatorial Programs Administrator (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibitions & Planning

This role will provide administrative and general office support. Provides financial analysis and budget development assistance under supervisio

Responsibilities

  • Administrative Support: provides general administrative support to the Exhibition Programs and Curatorial Administration Departments, which may include the following tasks as assigned by Deputy Director for Curatorial & Planning, Head of Exhibition Coordination, Exhibition Coordinator, Program Exhibition Coordinator, Associate Director of Exhibition Design and Production, Senior Exhibition Designer, Manager of Gallery Construction, Manager of Gallery Media, and Manager of Academic Programs: phones, mail and FedEx, filing, travel planning and expense submission, purchasing office supplies, and scheduling meetings.
  • Geffen Galleries Support: Schedule all Geffen Gallery related planning meetings as assigned by the Head of Exhibition Coordination, Associate Director of Exhibition Design and Production, Exhibition Coordinator, Program Exhibition Coordinator. Continually update Geffen Gallery production schedules. Collect, track, and distribute checklists to the broader planning team.
  • Financial Analysis: Assists Senior Financial & Exhibitions Budget Analyst with development of budget planning materials for Curatorial Departments. Inputs Curatorial and budgets into LACMA’s Budget System. Develops “ballpark” budgets with the guidance of the Head of Exhibition Coordination and Exhibition Coordinator. Creates Gallery Construction Invoice Requests, adds all Exhibition Programs Invoice Requests to the Curatorial & Planning General Ledger and distributes for review, reviews and approves Curatorial Invoice Requests.
  • Travel Pool coordinator: Receives, circulates for approvals, and tracks requests for use of Curatorial Programs Travel Funds.
  • Curatorial Administration: Serves as the main point of administrative contact for Curatorial Administration. Manages budget, organizes catering, drafts and distributes notes for division-wide Curatorial meeting and Curatorial Department Heads meeting.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Art History, Business, or Accounting. Demonstrated ability to build rapport and work diplomatically and effectively with the public and represent executives in a professional manner to others both inside and outside of the organization. Previous museum experience in an administrative role is useful but not required.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of a second language other than English (Spanish, Chinese, or Korean) is useful but not required. Ability to speak effectively with people at different levels both within and outside of the organization.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Familiarity and comfort with Excel software.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

To apply, please use the following link.


Gallery Lighting Technician (Regular, Full-Time)
Exhibition Design & Production

Working in the museum’s art environments and gallery spaces, the Gallery Lighting Technician supports the museum’s exhibition program through the installation, maintenance, and alteration of gallery lighting fixtures and other electrical equipment. Reporting to the Manager of Gallery Construction, this position is a critical member of LACMA’s construction staff and supports the Exhibitions program at the museum.  

Responsibilities:

  • Working in coordination with the Exhibition Design and Production team to meet exhibition requirements and deadlines. 
  • Programs gallery lighting via museum’s lighting control system. 
  • Assembles, installs, troubleshoots, tests, and maintains light fixtures and electrical devices. - Performs skilled professional work in the installation, maintenance and repair of wiring, breakers, electrical appliances, branch circuits, switchboards, outlets, timers, etc. - Uses standard and specialized electrical devices or equipment such as voltmeter, amp meter, ohmmeter, megohm meter, light meter, and other electrical hand tools. 
  • Repairs and maintains gallery electrical fixtures and equipment, including power adapters,
  • ballasts, transformers, and LED components. 
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good working condition. 
  • Working closely with our Facilities department to adhere to architectural, electrical and fire codes. - Maintains and follows proper safety procedures. 
  • Maintains records of work performed and prepares reports as required. 
  • May supervise apprentices or helpers.  

Qualifications:

  • California DIR Electrical Certification (required) 
  • Knowledge of current LED technologies and strategies. 
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and electrical drawings. 
  • Keen color perception 
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds, to work safely on ladders, and to perform duties at heights over twenty-five feet. 
  • Comfort and ease while working with a wide range of personalities in a creative environment. - Museum, theme park or theatrical experience preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


 

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 the 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.

Internships: Unless otherwise noted, internship applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program, or recently graduated within 1 year, and reside in Los Angeles vicinity.

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Volunteering is a unique form of philanthropy: a gift of unrestricted time and expertise to the museum. Volunteering provides a means for members to bond over shared artistic passions, and participate in group tours, lectures, receptions and travel. There are a number of ways to give of your time to help LACMA. 

Museum Service Council

The Museum Service Council provides support to museum administrative staff, curators, and educational and family programs. Our volunteers work in the libraries, the Welcome Center, and the Boone Children's Gallery, help staff Family Day activities, act as hosts for special events, and assist in the museum stores. As a benefit, council members receive special invitations to private exhibition tours, activities and lectures with eminent curators. 

The volunteer selection and training process occurs as needed, usually once per year. Stay tuned to this page for updates.

Docent Council

Members of the Docent Council engage with visitors of all ages through guided tours and casual dialogue to make works of art accessible for all. We are committed to inclusivity, access, and equity, and we believe that the Docent Council should represent the diversity of Los Angeles.

An art background is not required in order to be a docent. Prospective docents should have an interest in learning about art, working with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and facilitating positive museum experiences. In addition to working with visitors, docents enjoy an extensive program of continuing education provided by staff members and local experts. Members of the Docent Council perform a unique form of philanthropy by donating their time in a way that supports LACMA and the visitors it serves.   

The Docent Council is not currently recruiting new members. To be notified of future application opportunities, please email us at docentcouncil@lacma.org.