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HR Generalist (Regular, Full-Time)
Human Resources

The HR Generalist assists in administering HR department policies and procedures with a primary focus on the full cycle of recruitment through resourceful hiring strategies. The HR Generalist also collects and maintains HR data related to recruitment, compensation, and performance management, and makes recommendations for improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the full cycle of recruitment for mid-level and professional positions: confers with hiring managers to identify staffing needs, creates and posts job ads, screens resumes, maintains recruitment files, conducts interviews, makes hiring recommendations, processes background checks, and negotiates salary.
  • Creates HR metrics for recruitment and exit interview survey statistics.
  • Assists HR Manager with the annual performance review process.
  • Acts as liaison to the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources for employment and terminations.
  • Conducts employee exit meetings.
  • Assists HR Manager with compensation; analyzes compensation data and completes salary surveys.
  • Updates job descriptions.
  • Provides project support to the VP of HR and the HR Manager.
  • Responds to various employee inquiries relating to HR policies, procedures, operations, and benefits.
  • Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of Human Resources experience.
  • HRIS experience required. Experience with ADP Workforce Now is preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


Exhibition Designer (Regular, Full-Time) [1-Year Term]
Exhibition Design & Production

Reporting to the Associate Director of Exhibition Design & Production, the Exhibition Designer supports the design and planning efforts of LACMA at its main campus and on-site facilities.

*This will be a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, depending on the availability of funding.*

Responsibilities:

  • Designs special exhibitions and gallery installations.
  • Develops design criteria with Curatorial and Exhibition staff.
  • Collaborates with Audio/Visual consultants.
  • Works with lighting designers, and consults with various Museum departments, contractors, and venues, including Graphics, Facilities, Conservation, Education, etc.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate training and/or an advanced degree in Architecture or Design.
  • Two to three years of experience in architectural drawing and detailing, interior space planning, materials specifying, and fixture design is required.
  • Advanced computer experience in professional architectural software, including AutoCAD, Revit, and Rhino is essential.
  • A combination of related training, education, and/or experience will be accepted. 
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion in the handling of confidential matters.
  • Have the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, work independently and collaborate with others.

To apply, please use the following link.


Project Exhibition Designer (Temporary, Part-Time)
Exhibition Design & Production

Reporting to the Associate Director of Exhibition Design & Production, the Project Exhibition Designer supports the design and planning efforts of the institution with a primary focus on exhibition design of special exhibitions at off-site locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Designs special exhibitions and gallery installations.
  • Develops design criteria with Curatorial and Exhibition staff.
  • Collaborates with Audio/Visual consultants.
  • Works with lighting designers, and consults with various Museum departments, contractors, and venues, including Graphics, Facilities, Conservation, Education, etc.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate training and/or an advanced degree in Architecture or Design.
  • Three to four years of experience in architectural drawing and detailing, interior space planning, materials specifying, and fixture design is required.
  • Advanced computer experience in professional architectural software, including AutoCAD, Revit, and Rhino is essential.
  • A combination of related training, education, and/or experience will be accepted. 
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion in the handling of confidential matters.
  • Have the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, work independently and collaborate with others.

To apply, please use the following link.


Curatorial Fellow (Regular, Full-Time) [1-Year Term]
Prints & Drawings

LACMA is seeking a full-time Curatorial Fellow with specific expertise in pre-1850 European works on paper, reporting to the Curator and Head of the Department of Prints and Drawings. The department’s holdings currently number around 23,000 prints and 2,000 drawings by some 5,000 artists, ranging in date from the 15th century to the present. The incumbent will build on the collection’s strengths (Northern Renaissance, Italian, French, and Northern Mannerist, and 19th-century French prints; 17th- and 18th-century French and Italian drawings) while exploring areas for expansion. 

*This will be a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to three years, depending on the availability of funding.*

Specific projects for the Fellowship term include: 

  • Developing permanent collection installations, rotations, and didactic material for the Geffen Galleries, LACMA’s new permanent collection galleries scheduled to open in 2024. 
    • Geffen Galleries projects will entail collaborative work with multiple curatorial departments, including European Painting & Sculpture, Decorative Arts, Costume & Textiles, American Art, Latin American Art, and Paper Conservation. 
  • Attending to the archival needs of the permanent collection, now located in offsite storage under the oversight of Collections Management, focusing on integrating provenance and object information into object files and database records.    
  • Participating in other ongoing departmental activities, including discussion of loans, acquisitions, conservation, development, and online content. 
  • Assisting with the planning and drafting of interpretive materials for exhibitions involving works on paper during the fellowship period
  • Participating in LACMA’s Curatorial Forum, Junior Curatorial Forum (which hosts reading groups and colloquia), and other division-wide discussions. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for the Fellow to oversee the presentation of the Museum’s works on paper in a new physical space, and to take a lead role in giving the early modern prints and drawings collection a more visible and active online presence. 

Qualifications:

  • M.A. in the History of Art (or be All But Dissertation).
  • Full-time professional museum experience (minimum of 3 years is preferred).
  • Broad intellectual curiosity and a strong interest in connecting time periods, cultures, etc. in an encyclopedic museum context. 
  • Aptitude for collaboration across museum departments (curatorial, conservation, etc.).
  • Will support LACMA’s mission, and will uphold the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices. 
  • Print room experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Language skills should be commensurate with the area of specialization. 
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills are required, including the ability to address academic audiences and the general public with equal skill and passion. 

Application Materials to Include: C.V., writing sample, and letter of intent (not to exceed 1000 words) describing research and exhibition interests.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 2, 2021

*This fellowship is made possible with support from the Getty Foundation through its Paper Project initiative.*

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant Editor (Regular, Full-Time)
Communications

Reporting to the Interim Director of Executive Communications, the Assistant Editor will strive to maintain consistent language and messaging throughout the institution. The Assistant Editor will review and develop print, online, and email communications in collaboration across departments, including Marketing, Membership, Graphic Design, Curatorial, Education, and the LACMA Store. Editorial projects range in scope from ads and signage to email marketing to long-form journalism.

Primary projects include the members’ monthly calendar and Unframed blog (writing, editing, and soliciting content), in addition to managing editorial projects as needed, including copy for segments of lacma.org and membership or marketing brochures. The Assistant Editor is the primary liaison between Graphic Design and all other departments, advising on and facilitating various print and online projects. The Assistant Editor should be highly organized, able to manage small and large projects with tight deadlines while maintaining a consistently high quality of materials and content coming from the museum.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Edits member and education/public programs publications, direct marketing and brochures, event invitations and programs, as well as event and exhibition descriptions on the museum’s website.
  • Strategizes on content, copy edits, and writes entries on the museum blog.
  • Collaborates with curators, stakeholders, and designers to develop materials and review at every stage of production.
  • Writes articles about the general mission, achievements, and news about the museum to be placed in neighborhood outlets.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, or a related field.
  • Minimum of two years of editorial experience with copy or content.
  • Ability to edit in Spanish or fluency in Spanish is preferred.

*Applicants should also provide a cover letter, writing sample, and/or link to a published article.*

To apply, please use the following link.


Associate Conservator [Paintings] (Regular, Full-Time)
Conservation Center

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art invites applications for a position of Associate Conservator in the Paintings lab of its Conservation Center. The position, which has a broad range of responsibilities, requires expertise in the examination, preservation, and treatment of paintings. This position reports directly to, and works closely with, a Senior Conservator designated as the Head of Paintings Conservation.

Responsibilities

  • Essential responsibilities of the position are the examination, preservation, and treatment of paintings of various types including the following duties:
    • Assesses paintings for treatment and makes recommendations to the Senior Conservator for discussion and approval with Curatorial departments.
    • Cleans paintings using various techniques including traditional solvents as well as aqueous and dry-cleaning methods.
    • Restores lacunae with various types and methods of filling and inpainting.
    • Undertakes surface treatments such as applying appropriate coatings when determined to be necessary.
    • Recommends and performs structural treatments such as evening supports, tear repair, and lining.
    • Remains current with research and advances in the conservation field to promote conservation treatments of the highest current standards.
    • Interacts with the Science section and Photography to analyze and document paintings before and during treatment.
  • Evaluates and recommends best preservation circumstances for paintings in the Museum and its storage areas.
  • Writes comprehensive examination reports, treatment proposals, and final reports that explain findings and procedures to curators and other professionals, as well as interacts with curators and other professionals as treatment progresses.
  • Writes reports for possible acquisitions to relay technical aspects and precise judgments of condition, which can be fully understood by conservators, curators, and other individuals, including donors.
  • Collaborates with other departments such as Curatorial, Registrar, Art Handling, and Collection Management in the planning and undertaking of exhibitions and loans which may require recommending treatments, environmental specifications, and conditions for safe transit and display of the artwork.
    • Included in the duties of exhibitions and loans is the accurate preparation and review of condition reports for incoming and outgoing exhibitions and loans, and the possibility of courier duties.
  • Proposes annual budgets for the treatment of paintings along with the necessary supplies, equipment, and personnel.
  • Helps to oversee schedules and deadlines and contributes to upkeep of spaces.
  • Conducts tours and gives lectures; publishes and presents research with contributions to professional journals, collection catalogues, and social media.
  • Practices all safety standards and regulations with regard to workplace, tools, and materials such as solvents, and follows local and LACMA safety guidelines while ensuring that others do the same.
  • Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program.
  • 7 to 8+ years of experience in the conservation of paintings, preferably with extensive museum work.
  • Demonstrated skill in the examination, analysis, documentation and treatment of paintings.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Productive collaboration and communication with colleagues, scientists, curators and other Museum staff, and outside vendors are required on a daily basis.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in cleaning, inpainting, tear repair, linings, and surface treatments should be shown in a portfolio of work accomplished in the past.
  • Solid art history background with exceptional expertise in the visual evaluation and appreciation of paintings and they should have demonstrated their knowledge of science and its application to the study of artworks, artist materials, and techniques, in reports and publications.
  • Familiarity with standard analytical equipment and more advanced analytical methods practiced with Conservation Science.
  • Experienced with exhibition planning and loan requests and their related documentation, review, budgeting, scheduling and coordination within and outside of the museum.
  • A model of the highest standards for personal safety and is trained in standard safety measures in and out of the workplace.
  • Well-informed in art preservation and in emergency preparedness and procedures.
  • Highest ethical standards in all areas.

*Applicants should also provide a writing sample or documentation of a conservation treatment or link to a published article.*

To apply, please use the following link.


Ford Foundation Education Community Engagement Fellow (Regular, Full-Time) [3-Year Term]
Education & Public Programs

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) seeks a talented and enthusiastic Ford Foundation Education Community Engagement Fellow to develop public programs and facilitate engagement activities, including public listening sessions, community events, meetings, wellness activities, workshops, and discussions in support of the diverse communities LACMA serves throughout Los Angeles County. The Ford Foundation Education Community Engagement Fellow should be a demonstrated leader that is responsible for developing and implementing new arts initiatives. The goal of the fellowship is to create connections throughout the community, thus increasing future levels of participation in our programs, both inside and outside the walls of the Museum building. The Ford Foundation Education Community Engagement Fellow will be a strategic and collaborative leader who will serve as a professional and passionate advocate for this program and others in the region.

Responsibilities

  • Works with the Vice President, Education & Public Programs, staff, contractors, volunteers, donors, and artists to develop contacts and strengthen relationships between LACMA and partners in the community.
  • Leverages LACMA’s strengths in order to build strong, long-term, and loyal relationships with audience members and the community.
  • Develops, oversees, builds partnerships, and implements educational community engagement programs with partners who wish to be involved with LACMA x Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives, community programming celebrating the recently “reopened” Watts Towers, and other programming centered in and for diverse communities.
  • Maintains and invigorates existing partnerships to reach new audiences both directly through programming efforts, and indirectly through the incorporation of new ideas.
  • If needed, presents projects to various City, County, and non-profit leaders in the course of soliciting necessary permits, approvals, and press for the program.
  • Partners with the Vice President, Education & Public Programs to align programming across departments.
  • All other duties and projects, as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in art, museum studies, or a related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3+ years of professional museum or arts engagement experience required.
  • Excellent interpretive, writing, presentation/public speaking, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and teaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, visitors, volunteers, donors, professional colleagues, and other members of the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement public programs that engage and educate diverse audiences.
  • Fluency in best professional practices and highly values public access to the arts.
  • Ability to talk and work with a range of community members, such as art workers, university administrators, and youth-serving professionals, and the capacity to think critically and creatively about such wide-ranging topics as public monuments, arts education, and land acknowledgment.
  • Ability to think innovatively about outreach and comfortable initiating conversations and developing highly strategic partner coalitions.

LACMA acknowledges the support of the Ford Foundation in providing funding for its Education Community Engagement Fellow. However, the Education Community Engagement Fellow will not serve as a representative of the Ford Foundation.

To apply, please use the following link.


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How to Apply

To be considered for any of the openings listed, please forward your resume including a list of references, and a cover letter indicating 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.

Registrar & Collection Information Internships
Year-Round
Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office will be accepting applications for student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.

Description
The Registrar's Office creates and maintains the official records for all of the objects in the LACMA collections or on loan to the museum.  The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloging objects,  incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, database management, and special projects. The interns will be exposed to all phases of registration and receive additional assignments focusing on archiving and museum ethics.  This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and library science. Academic credit can be arranged.

To Apply
Interested candidates should email (regoffice@lacma.org) a cover letter, resume, and completed internship application form to Jaclyn Juarez, Registration Coordinator, Registration and Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Deadlines for Application

  • Spring Semester (Jan. - Apr.): November 1st
  • Summer Term (May - Aug.): March 1st
  • Fall Semester (Sep. - Dec.): July 1st


LACMA Internship Program Application

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 provide tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions for children and adults. School tours for students in grades 1–12 are scheduled weekday mornings, excluding Wednesdays, during the regular school year. Public gallery tours are offered throughout the year every afternoon the museum is open. The monthly schedule of public tours can be found on the LACMA calendar.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Docent Council. Details will be posted here when we begin the recruiting process.

An art background is not required in order to be a docent.  Prospective docents should have an interest in learning about art, working with students and facilitating positive museum experiences for visitors.  In addition to giving tours, docents enjoy an extensive program of continuing education provided by museum curators and lectures given by other leading scholars.  Upon completion of the application and interview process, newly selected docents participate in a two-year provisional program: one year devoted to weekly training in LACMA’s collection and touring techniques, and a second supervised year as a touring docent.