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Executive Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)
Director's Office

LACMA is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant supporting our Director and CEO, Michael Govan. The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills and should be highly organized, energetic, detail-oriented, tech-savvy, a problem-solver, and provide sound judgment and absolute discretion and confidentiality at all times. This person must also have a deep appreciation of the museum as well as a passion for LACMA’s mission to connect the world with art.

The Executive Assistant coordinates and provides support for projects assigned by the Director and CEO. In addition, this position works closely with Executive Staff assistants to coordinate calendars and prioritize work. 

Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative tasks including: complex calendar management (with frequent need for adjustments as priorities evolve) for a high volume of calls and internal and external meetings, manage travel arrangements, and complete expense reports.
  • Answer, screen, and route telephone calls and emails and use appropriate telephone/email etiquette in a professional and timely manner.
  • Assists in responses to internal/external constituents including letters, phone calls, and coordination of in-person meetings as well as phone and video-conference meetings.
  • Manage budgets, correspondence, and ongoing coordination related to the Director/CEO’s work.
  • Demonstrate strong working relationships with the highest level museum contacts, government officials, trustees and donor prospects, and all levels of internal staff to efficiently and effectively complete tasks and to support Director’s goals.
  • Quickly become familiar with all museum departments' functions in order to communicate and work with them effectively.
  • Work with Executive Staff to provide assistance on calendar scheduling, which requires effective problem-solving.
  • Assist in the preparation of correspondence, briefs, presentations, and packets as directed or requested by the Director/CEO. 
  • Perform other duties or special projects, as assigned.
  • Adhere to regulatory, departmental, and company policies in an ethical manner.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Art, Art History, or a related field.
  • Experience as an executive assistant providing direct support to C-level executive, VP, or curator (5+ years of experience preferred).
  • Exceptional familiarity with office and mobile software, Google workspace preferred.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build cross-functional relationships with key partners in other departments.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external contacts.
  • Prefer working knowledge of art history and writing skills around art topics.

To apply, please use the following link.


Administrative Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Vice President of Development and the Director of Major Gifts and Collection Development, the Administrative Assistant supports the administration of their department, as well as departmental projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a key member of the larger fundraising team.
  • Coordinates day-to-day meetings, museums visits, conference calls, and appointments.
  • Works directly with the Director's Office on facilitating development priorities. 
  • Assists in departmental planning and scheduling. 
  • Drafts executive communications to donors and LACMA constituents.
  • Creates organizational systems and manages donor files, contact information, and database entries in Tessitura.
  • Coordinates and supports complex donor mailings.
  • Provides support for events and meetings as requested.
  • Processes expense reports and invoices. 
  • Prepares professional service agreements and gift processing forms.
  • Routes and responds to telephone calls. 
  • Responds to inquiries and emails in a timely manner.
  • Manages internal word order processes and shipping accounts.
  • Proofreads contracts, proposals, and other documents. 
  • Tracks and assists with the various development department budgets.
  • Pulls and provides reports from Tessitura.
  • Consistently maintains discretion.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Supports division-wide outings and training. 
  • Liaises with external consultants as needed.
  • Supports division-wide special projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and two years of administrative office-based experience or an Associate's Degree with equivalent experience.
  • At least 2 years of administrative experience; experience in a development or fundraising environment is preferred.
  • Strong background in writing.

To apply, please use the following link.


Junior Collections Management Technician (Regular, Full-Time)
Collections Management

The Junior Collections Management Technician for Costume & Textiles works with textile-based media. Duties include artwork housing and movement, collections access, and storeroom maintenance. This is an entry-level position within the field of Collections Management.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with day-to-day operations of collection storage spaces.
  • Assist with collections access requests.
  • House museum objects for storage and transit.
  • Prepare, receive and release art shipments.
  • Track objects in the objects database and work request system.
  • Receive and release art shipments.
  • Monitor storerooms for pest activity and environmental stability.
  • Assist with storeroom maintenance and upgrades.
  • Keep work and storage areas clean and maintaining tools and equipment.
  • Perform other duties or special projects, as assigned.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Attend departmental, division, museum-wide meetings, and trainings, as directed.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: museum collection management, art preparation & installation, museum registration, conservation, carpentry, photography, studio art, theater, film production, libraries, archives, warehouse management, fine art shipping, art gallery management, private collection management.
  • Good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and spatial reasoning.
  • Ability to follow instructions, plan ahead, and problem solve.
  • Basic knowledge of packing techniques and packing materials.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software is desired. Knowledge of Google suite and museum databases is a plus.
  • Ability to: 
    • Work independently and within a team.
    • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues.
    • Climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
    • Lift and/or move up to 30 pounds on your own. 
    • Operate pallet jacks, hand trucks, dollies, and other lift equipment is desired.
    • Use and maintain basic hand tools such as drills and impact drivers is desired.
  • Periodic travel within Los Angeles County is required.

To apply, please use the following link.


Head, Collection Information & Digital Assets (Regular, Full-Time)
Registration & Collections

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Registration and Collections Information, the Head of Collection Information and Digital Assets (C.I.D.A.) will oversee all aspects of the team responsible for providing staff and visitors with the best possible access to collection information and digital assets and is responsible for leading the development and delivery of all collection information and digital asset content, strategies, and forward plans from migration into digital formats to ongoing maintenance and preservation. The position leads a specialist team and is accountable for generating use, access, and innovation, to increase engagement with diverse audiences and stakeholder groups, and promote pluralistic knowledge and understanding of LACMA’s collections.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, establish priorities, and train the Collection Information and Digital Assets staff that administers the databases, supports users with creating and accessing information that facilitate museum activities, assists with cataloging the collection, and delivers collection data including still images and video to downstream applications like websites and apps. 
  • Create, supervise, and oversee department budget, which includes innovative technology projects that will enhance the use of collection information and digital assets. 
  • Oversee projects and meet with management to provide updates regarding the progress of high-profile projects, statistics on usage, record maintenance, and location tracking of the collection. 
  • Maintain the training program for museum staff to access, edit, and utilize collection data and digital assets, continually evaluate its effectiveness, and develop new training courses as needed. 
  • Oversee the creation and editing of an internal website that provides staff with instruction and documentation for TMS, ODIN (including the use of this tool for digital preservation purposes), MORA, and Conservation DAMS. 
  • Work in collaboration across multiple departments and consult multiple knowledge sources with a critical understanding of dominant and marginalized narratives in order to maintain and establish cataloging standards appropriate to museum standards and user needs. 
  • Provide support on a wide variety of projects with museum staff to help identify and implement workflows and responsibilities required of collection information and digital asset management systems including TMS and ResourceSpace. 
  • Work closely with the Assistant Vice President of Technology to coordinate efforts and ensure that priorities are being met for collection information and digital asset-related projects. 
  • Manage relationships with vendors and contractors, prioritizing and communicating issues and needs for future development.
  • Continue to explore promising trends and developments that support the delivery and administration of high-quality, easy-to-use digital tools for stakeholder groups internal and external to LACMA.
  • Continually seek opportunities to incorporate diverse ways of knowing and understanding LACMA's permanent collection and communities served through collections data, digital assets, and digital platforms.
  • Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field. 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with a collections management system and digital asset management system in an administrative capacity. 
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience. 
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and reporting software. 
  • Extensive knowledge of museum cataloging data standards. 
  • High-level digital project management experience in the arts and culture sector is strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with business needs analysis, user support, training, and documentation. 
  • Detail-oriented and accustomed to utilizing a variety of tools to track and report the status of projects. 
  • Highly developed communication and networking skills including the ability to advocate collection information priorities and internally and externally work with diverse stakeholders.

To apply, please use the following link.


Director of Gallery Learning (Regular, Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs

The Director of Gallery Learning is responsible for establishing and maintaining best practices in gallery teaching with an emphasis on training and evaluating volunteer docents who provide tours and engage with the public. The Director is also responsible for disseminating the institution's gallery learning philosophy throughout the education department. Working with colleagues across Education & Public Programs and within the field of museum education, the Director researches, facilitates, and shares new information and best practices for visitor engagement to include virtual initiatives. The Director is responsible for developing and testing new in-person and virtual formats for gallery talks, courses, and programs that engage dynamic audiences in in-depth, meaningful experiences around the museum, our ancillary sites, and featured works of art. This may involve implementing programs directly and training education department staff and volunteers to carry engagement models forward. 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees docent program including researching, developing, and implementing training for school and public tour docents.
  • Coordinates education staff and outside experts as needed to integrate into training programs.
  • Develops methodologies for evaluating school and public tours including evaluation instruments and oversees procedures to facilitate these processes.
  • Evaluates docent performance through regular observations and meetings.
  • Attends all Docent Executive Committee and General Board Meetings and acts as a liaison between the Docent Council and the Education & Public Programs department.
  • Maintains clear and effective communication to deliver messages and resources to the docents.
  • Manages content on the docent council website, in the docent council resource files, and advises on the most effective strategy for utilizing communication tools and the online scheduling platforms for docents and schools.
  • Researches industry standards and develops strategies to maintain Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in the docent program through the refinement of the docent policies and procedures.
  • Researches trends and best practices in the field with regard to gallery learning strategies.
  • Develops strategies for innovative gallery tours, talks, courses, and programs that engage the museum’s diverse audiences.
  • Proposes new offerings, both digital and face-to-face, that reflect current priorities within public programs.
  • Develops tools to evaluate the success of gallery learning techniques.
  • Provides an annual training workshop to the department's full-time and part-time staff to disseminate best practices in the field.
  • Supervises associated program staff including the Docent Council Coordinator and part-time staff involved in the docent program. 
  • Develops and monitors budgets, hires participants, and approves payments.
  • Monitors budgets and keep detailed records for each program area and project.
  • Oversees Education & Public Program department initiatives, including hiring teaching artists, gallery educators, artists, and speakers.
  • Oversees the review of written materials for each exhibition including labels and didactics provides the Publication department feedback based on audience advocacy.
  • Writes and/or reviews grants and grant reports for related program support.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, History, or related field. (Master’s degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, or Art History is preferred.)
  • 5-8 years in a related position with increasing responsibility including management of strategic planning, budget, and supervision of staff.
  • Familiarity with current trends, issues, and best practices in the field of museum education, including experience with curriculum writing, design, and implementation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to represent LACMA and its mission to external stakeholders and partners with professionalism, rigor, and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to conduct independent research in areas relevant to LACMA’s collection.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills for building effective working relationships at all levels within the Museum, and the ability to foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment.
  • A desire to make LACMA and its programs responsive to the needs of a diverse range of audiences.
  • Lead through a deep commitment to diversity, accessibility, equity, and inclusion.
  • Flexibility, passion, creativity, and adaptability to handle various needs in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the most current trends in gallery learning practices.

To apply, please use the following link.


Supervisor (Regular, Full-Time)
Visitor Services

The Visitor Services Supervisor is responsible for implementing and overseeing ticketing and staffing logistics of the Visitor Services department. As the designated Tessitura power user for Visitor Services, the Supervisor is responsible for coordinating ticketing needs for the museum at the direction of departmental leadership. This position also acts as a supervisor-on-duty during regular operating hours, is responsible for troubleshooting visitor and member issues as they arise and accelerating a response when necessary, and coordinating staff efforts throughout the day. The Supervisor, Visitor Services provides work direction and oversight to the Visitor Services Team Leads.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that all ticketed event requests, including museum operations, films, music, education, and member programs, are completed in an accurate and timely manner. 
  • Collaborates with Education, Exhibitions, Finance, Marketing, Membership, Public Programs, Strategic Services, and other related departments to prepare and implement strategic staffing and ticketing plans for special exhibitions. 
  • Generates ticketing, attendance, revenue, and inventory reports with a strict degree of attention to the accuracy of reported information as scheduled and on-demand.
  • Supports the Visitor Services operation including opening and closing duties and working at posts when necessary.
  • Works closely with the Manager, Visitor Services on candidate interviews, staff onboarding, training, coaching, performance reviews, and departure according to established policies and procedures. 
  • Supervises the Team Leads to ensure a complete staffing schedule is published on a twice-monthly basis and covering Ticket Office, Gallery Staffing, and Ticket Window posts.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to improve Tessitura efficiencies, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensures that ticketing and cash handling policies and procedures are trained, enforced, and report with the highest degree of attention to detail and integrity possible.
  • Resolves visitor and member issues in a timely and efficient manner, and accelerates any additional response where required.
  • Professionally and gracefully handles VIP or donor visits when assigned.
  • Supports Team Leads with preparing and running pre-shift staff meetings.
  • Communicates employee, member, and visitor issues to the Manager, Visitor Services, and to the AVP, Membership & Visitor Services. 
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, or Art History and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of visitor services management experience, with a demonstrated knowledge of non-profit business practices, and a proven ability to provide effective, friendly, and outstanding customer service.
  • Expert skills in ticketing software, preferably in Tessitura.
  • Proven ability to provide effective customer service for internal and external clients.
  • Must operate with strong attention to detail using strong organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow in a visitor-focused, high-volume setting.
  • Open availability including nights and weekends.

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 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.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

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.


Content Specialist for Mobile Programs (Regular, Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Develops, implements, and evaluates LACMA’s Mobile Programs: two fully contained, interactive art education spaces that travel to schools throughout Los Angeles County. LACMA’s Mobile Programs offer sixth and seventh-grade students an opportunity to learn about ancient civilizations through discussion, art-making, and the examination of original works of art. The Content Specialist, Mobile Programs collaborates on the development and implementation of object-based, interactive lessons for a diverse group of middle school students as part of LACMA’s Mobile Programs. The Content Specialist will be responsible for developing the curriculum for the mobiles programs, provide guidance and professional development for several part-time mobile teachers, and administrative support related to the mobile programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Works with Manager, Mobile Programs and part-time mobile educators in developing high-quality programming and curricular materials on ancient civilizations.
  • Researches, writes, and collaborates on curriculum materials, including online and printed content, for the Ancient World Mobile/Early World Cultures and Maya Mobile/Ancestral Americas.
  • Serves as a resource for staff in the content areas of the Art of the Ancient Americas and Art of the Ancient World and collaborates with LACMA curatorial departments on caring for and understanding the objects in the mobile collection.
  • Works with the Manager of Mobile Programs and part-time mobile educators to conceive of interactive, participatory, student-centered activities for elementary and middle school students with diverse backgrounds, including English Language Learners and students with multiple needs.
  • Monitors mobile teacher lessons that adhere to best practices in museum education and are aligned with current State standards in the sixth and seventh-grade curriculum for the visual arts, history-social sciences, and/or English language arts.
  • In collaboration with the Manager of Mobile programs, evaluate mobile programs and assessment of part-time staff, maintain statistical information, and document compelling evidence to demonstrate impact.
  • Teaches regularly in the Ancient World Mobile/Early World Cultures and Maya Mobile/Ancestral Americas Programs.
  • Complete work orders, order supplies, process and track payments, and conduct other administrative duties for mobile programs.
  • Develops and monitors budgets.
  • Schedules part-time mobile teachers and assists Manager with scheduling of schools.
  • Participates in departmental initiatives and on department committees.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Cultural Anthropology, Art Education, or a related field. 
  • At least three (3) years of teaching experience developing lessons in a museum and/or classroom setting. 
  • Familiarity with 6th and 7th-grade curriculum and object-based teaching. 
  • Ability to conduct independent research in areas relevant to LACMA’s collection, including Ancient Art, Art of the Americas, Asian Art, Art of the Middle East, and Medieval and Renaissance Europe. 
  • Preference for working with elementary and middle school students in a classroom setting.
  • A combination of related education, training, and teaching experience will be accepted.
  • Ability and willingness to:
    • Prioritize and organize multiple activities effectively under minimal supervision.
    • Be knowledgeable of the latest educational reform efforts within public schools.
    • Work flexible hours, for example being at a school site at 7am.
    • Willingness to work at schools throughout the Los Angeles County region. 
      • Partner sites vary, for example from Santa Clarita to San Pedro, to Baldwin Park (paid mileage).

To apply, please use the following link.


Administrative Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development and the Associate Vice President of Board Relations and Campaign, the Administrative Assistant supports the administration of their department, as well as departmental projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a key member of the larger fundraising team.
  • Coordinates day-to-day meetings, museums visits, conference calls, and appointments. 
  • Works directly with the Director's Office on facilitating board & campaign priorities. 
  • Assists in the long-term planning and scheduling of board & board committee meetings.
  • Drafts executive communications to the Board and campaign donors. 
  • Creates organizational systems and manages donor files, contact information, and database entries in Tessitura.
  • Coordinates and supports complex donor mailings. 
  • Provides VIP support for events and board meetings as requested. 
  • Processes expense reports and invoices related to the board and campaign.
  • Prepares professional service agreements and gift processing forms related to the board and campaign.
  • Routes and responds to telephone calls related to the board and campaign. 
  • Responds to inquiries and emails in a timely manner. 
  • Manages internal word order processes and shipping accounts for board and campaign team. 
  • Proofreads contracts, proposals, and other documents related to the board and campaign. 
  • Tracks and assists with the various development department budgets. 
  • Pulls and provides reports from Tessitura. 
  • Consistently maintains professional appearance and discretion. 
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Supports division-wide outings and training. 
  • Liaises with external consultants as needed. 
  • Supports division-wide special projects. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Art History, Philanthropy, Business, Communications, or a related field.
  • At least 2-3 years of Administrative experience; experience in a development or fundraising environment is preferred. 
  • Strong background in writing.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Tessitura, and a strong background in writing executive communications.
  • Administrative experience in a development or fundraising environment is strongly preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


Membership Marketing Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)
Membership

Reporting to the Membership Marketing Manager, the Membership Marketing Assistant helps coordinate comprehensive marketing campaigns to meet and exceed annual membership acquisition and renewal revenue goals. This position also provides administrative and project support for the Membership Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides project support for membership marketing campaigns for the acquisition, growth, and retention of members, including but not limited to direct mail, email, digital, social, telemarketing, etc.
  • Serves as a primary content editor building/publishing Membership emails and web updates
  • Assists Membership Marketing Manager with renewals program
  • Assists Membership Marketing Manager with new member acquisition and upgrade campaigns 
  • Maintains successful and productive relationships with external direct response vendors, ensuring that projects are completed on time and to budget
  • Collaborates with internal staff from a variety of departments
  • Supports Membership Marketing Manager as needed to coordinate and produce collateral materials for member programming
  • Provides the Membership Department with administrative and project support as needed
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Art history or a related field
  • At least one to three years of experience as it relates to advertising, direct mail, and other promotional vehicles
  • Familiarity with email service providers and web content management systems is preferred

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant, Events (Temporary, Part-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Manager, Events, the Assistant, Events will play a key role in supporting LACMA’s annual fall gala fundraiser, as well as providing other departmental event support and staffing as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative support of LACMA Art + Film Gala and other donor events  
  • RSVP tracking and list management support 
  • Invitation and material mailing 
  • Production support including event check-in, coordination with event vendors, and event logistical support 
  • General administrative support as needed - Direct communication with donors and trustee

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be available to work evenings and occasional weekends
  • This is a temporary position
  • A minimum of 2 years of event production experience is required
  • The qualified candidate would ideally have experience working on fundraisers with a non-profit organization
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet established deadlines are required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Working knowledge of Google, Gmail, Word, and Excel is required
  • Experience working with major donors and understanding of major donor cultivation is preferred. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and Tessitura is preferred

To apply, please use the following link.


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

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking a Gallery Lighting Designer to join our Exhibition Design and Production team. Reporting to the Manager of Gallery Construction, this position is a critical member of LACMA’s design and production staff and supports the Exhibitions program at the museum. This position is responsible for all aspects of the design, installation, and maintenance of gallery lighting for all LACMA art spaces. The Gallery Lighting Designer also oversees the work of the Gallery Lighting Assistant, who supports the Gallery Lighting Designer in the implementation and maintenance of the gallery lighting program.

Responsibilities:

  • Translation of exhibition designs, curatorial ideas, and artist concepts into lighting plots for a variety of art exhibitions and installations.
  • Providing professional review, consultation, and support with architects, engineers, designers, artists, and other LACMA contractors to support ongoing exhibition design and gallery construction projects.
  • Working in coordination with LACMA Designers, Curators, and Construction teams to meet exhibition requirements and deadlines.
  • Working in coordination with LACMA’s Conservation team to meet light level requirements of a variety of artwork.
  • Working closely with LACMA’s Facilities Department to adhere to strict architectural, electrical, and fire codes.
  • Supervising the Gallery Lighting Assistant.
  • Programming gallery lighting system.
  • Maintenance of lamp and fixture inventory while adhering to project budgets.
  • Provide exceptional interpersonal skills; develop and foster long-standing relationships with colleagues, artists, consultants, and contractors.
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree or Bachelor’s degree in Theatrical Lighting Design or related field, or professional experience equivalent in art lighting, theater, theme park, film, or video.
  • Knowledge of current LED lamp and lens technologies and strategies. 
  • Museum experience preferred.
  •  Ability to read and interpret architectural and electrical drawings.
  • Familiarity with architectural design software (CAD, Revit).
  • Ability to perform duties at heights over 25 feet. Previous experience operating scissor lifts preferred.
  • Flexibility and willingness to incorporate new ideas and approaches for a variety of projects.
  • Comfort and ease while working with a wide range of personalities in a creative environment.

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 the 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, megohmmeter, 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.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Certified journeyman electrician preferred.
  • Completion of a recognized electrician apprentice training program of at least four years’ duration, or five years of experience in installation, alteration, and repair of commercial electrical wiring systems and equipment, one year of which must have been at journeyman level also acceptable.
  • 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 25 feet.
  • Comfort and ease while working with a wide range of personalities in a creative environment.
  • Museum and/or theatrical experience preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


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.


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.


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.

Arts Inclusion & Merit (AIM) Internship Program

The Arts Inclusion & Merit (AIM) Internship Program will provide substantive, paid, part-time educational opportunities for undergraduate students, exposing them to a variety of career paths in the museum field. Working towards encouraging increased diversity in the arts, this program will run for twelve weeks beginning in Fall of 2021, totaling 288 hours for each intern over a consecutive 12 week period.

Selected students will gain experience in key areas across the museum such as Exhibition Planning, Registration & Collections Management, Photo Services, Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing, and Development.

Program Term:

  • The internships will be part-time (24 hours/week) positions, each paid an hourly rate of $15.00 for a consecutive twelve-week period.
  • The program period will be from September 2021 to December 2021 (Fall session).

Eligibility Criteria:

Students must:

  • Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate studies program and have completed at least one semester, or two quarters, of college by June 2021. Students who recently graduated in May or June 2021 are also eligible. (Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program will not be eligible.)
  • Reside in and attend college within the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Complete a 250-500 word essay along with their application answering the following prompt:
    • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, internship application (see attached file at bottom of page), and your response to above essay prompt. [Combine them into one PDF document, if possible.]

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 15, 2021

 

Fall Session - Departments

Contemporary Art [Curatorial]

The Contemporary Art department at LACMA focuses on art made from 1968 – present. Department activities include researching and acquiring works of art for the museum’s permanent collection, organizing exhibitions, collaborating with the Department of Education & Public Programs on programming, and collaborating with the Development Department on fundraising in support of Contemporary Art initiatives. Department curators also work with colleagues from other curatorial areas on cross-departmental projects, including planning for the David Geffen Galleries, a new building for the museum’s permanent collection opening in 2024. During Fall 2021, Contemporary department exhibitions on view will include Yoshitomo Nara; Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave it; The Obama Portraits; and Black American Portraits.  

In light of evolving health guidelines in response to COVID-19, the internship will likely entail some combination of remote and in-person work. Specific responsibilities will be tailored according to experience and interest, and may involve a combination of research assignments, administrative support, and staffing and logistics assistance for in-person events and programs, as well as shadowing members of the department and attending meetings. 

Qualifications

  • The internship in Contemporary Art is conceived as an opportunity for students with a strong interest in museum work to gain first-hand exposure to the day-to-day workings of an encyclopedic art museum. 
  • Previous museum experience or coursework in art history is not required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have an expressed interest in pursuing a career in the arts, and for whom this opportunity will provide an entry point for learning more about working in museums.  
  • Students from diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.  

To Apply

In addition to the required application materials listed above, please also provide one (1) letter of recommendation, submitted directly by a mentor/teacher/supervisor. Please submit all application materials to Jennifer King, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, at jking@lacma.org with “Fall 2021 AIM Internship / [NAME]” in the subject line.

 

Corporate & Foundation Partnerships [Development]

The Partnerships Team works with major corporations and foundations to raise critical funds for the museum’s key functions including; exhibitions, collection conservation, educational programs (such as music, film, and technology), special projects, and annual events. The Partnerships intern will gain first-hand experience in each step of the development process from prospecting to cultivation and solicitation, all the way through to fulfillment of foundation grants and corporate sponsorships. The intern will also have the unique opportunity to experience LACMA’s annual Art+Film Gala among other events.

Qualifications

  • This internship opportunity is appropriate for upper-division students with experience in communications, art history, business development, or marketing, and are interested in learning about non-profit arts development, specifically in a museum setting.
  • Experience with a database management system such as Tessitura is preferred but not required.
  • Interns will gain knowledge and experience in the following areas:
    • Learn how to create pitch materials for exhibitions, programs, and events.
    • Learn how to create grant proposals and wrap reports.
    • Understand the process of how to identify new foundation donors and corporate sponsors through research and effective solicitation strategies.
    • Learn how to process gifts and draft acknowledgment letters.
    • Learn how to create content for donor publications and general communications outreach.
    • Learn how to update and maintain donor information in a database and files.
    • Attend curator talks and Development meetings to learn about LACMA’s mission, collection and organizational system.
    • Attend special events.

To Apply

Please submit all application materials to Sophia Kritselis, Manager of Corporate Partnerships at corporate@lacma.org with “Fall 2021 AIM Internship / [NAME]” in the subject line.

 

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.

The intern will support School & Family Programs as well as Public Programs for the Fall 2021 exhibitions The Obama Portraits Tour and Black American Portraits. This includes orchestrating logistics and supporting Education staff with the development and implementation of strategies for virtual as well as in-person audience engagement.

In addition to contributing to program development and implementation, the intern will have the opportunity to develop a small research project that may involve working with staff in Education & Public Programs as well as other museum departments. The intern will deliver a presentation on their project at the end of the internship. The presentation is an opportunity for the intern to share their experiences and learning with colleagues, and provide feedback to the department, if applicable.

Qualifications

  • We encourage students from various fields and disciplines to apply and do not require previous museum experience.
  • We seek candidates who are:
    • Highly detail-oriented and organized,
    • Self-motivated,
    • Comfortable working both collaboratively and independently,
    • Able to communicate their ideas effectively,
    • Have strong written and verbal skills,
    • Not afraid to ask questions,
    • Able to approach public engagement with a critical lens toward equity and access.

To Apply

Please submit all application materials to Lara Schilling, Teacher Programs Coordinator and Education & Public Programs Internship Coordinator at lschilling@lacma.org with “Fall 2021 AIM Internship / [NAME]” in the subject line.


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.): August 13th


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 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 giving tours, docents enjoy an extensive program of continuing education provided by museum curators and experts in arts education. Members of the Docent Council perform a unique form of philanthropy that supports LACMA and the visitors it serves.    

The Docent Council will be recruiting new members in the near future. Details will be posted here when we begin the recruiting process. If you would like to be notified when applications open, please email us at docentcouncil@lacma.org