An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Benefits Administrator (Regular, Full-Time)
Human Resources

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking a seasoned and skilled Benefits Administrator to join our Human Resources team. This is a full-time regular position. The Benefits Administrator is responsible for the Museum’s benefits administration as well as the coordination, maintenance, and retention of HR records. This candidate should also be able to take directions while being able to work independently; be organized and able to juggle many projects at once.


  • Administers and processes employee benefits and COBRA; conduct Benefits Orientations, support staff with benefits inquiries, communication of benefits, and troubleshoot employee benefits billing issues
  • Manages external vendor relationships, including benefit carriers, brokers, and service providers
  • Manages annual benefits renewals including plan design recommendations open enrollment, employee education
  • Manages Wellness Program and all events throughout the year
  • Develops and implements employee communication and intranet updates/posts related to all benefits, wellness programs, and company policy updates
  • ​​​​Administers pension plan and 403(b)/401(a) and 457(b) retirement savings plans; ensures all compliance documentation is distributed to vested current and former employees, communicates with actuaries, audit cash out calculations, and coordinates pension distributions; transmits retirement deposits each payroll; processes changes from employees on 403(b) and 457(b) contributions; prepares all Non-Discrimination Testing
  • Manages/assures accurate and timely preparation of IRS 5500 forms and other required government filings relevant to employee benefits; collaborates with Actuary as appropriate to finalize and publish the various compliance filings
  • Processes audits and annual census reports for SDP
  • Ensures elections and changes are accurately entered and processed. Approve or deny pending transactions based on the review of supporting documentation, including review of domestic partner affidavits and court-ordered benefits coverage
  • Reviews all vendor error reports and ensure issue resolution with the vendor and ADP
  • Works with carriers on escalated employee issues, including claims resolution
  • Ensures the Museum’s leave of absence programs are in compliance with state and federal requirements; communicates policies to employees and coordinates with Payroll; corresponds with employees and their supervisors regarding return to work status, including interactive process meetings; manages invoicing and payment tracking
  • Coordinates worker’s compensation claims and follow-through. Is the primary contact for the reporting of work-related injuries; ensures employee receives timely medical attention, as necessary. Coordinates quarterly claim reviews, documents outcomes and plays an active role in managing the status of open claims. Will prepare the Company’s annual OSHA reporting for CA. Ensures reports are posted within the stated reporting window
  • Coordinates and organizes employee benefits events including, but not limited to, open enrollment meetings, health and wellness fairs, and blood drives
  • Maintains and updates current employee information for beneficiary, dependent status, and worker’s compensation claims
  • Manages Museum’s Rideshare program and ensures compliance with the AQMD
  • Oversees employee years of service award program
  • Reconciles and processes billing and invoicing for the HR department; runs budget reports quarterly
  • Partners with HRIS on all benefit integrations with our HRIS System (ADP/HRB) Partner with HRIS to report on Health Care Reform Compliance
  • Monitors Health Care Reform and other legislation to assure compliance and understanding of long term impact
  • Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field
  • At least 3 years of human resources experience with a focus on benefits administration
  • Experience managing a consumer-driven benefits program (HSA or HRA)
  • Knowledge of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and required mandates
  • Demonstrate an ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines

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.


  • 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.

Photographer (Temporary, Full-Time)
Photographic Services

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking a talented and versatile photographer to join our creative in-house photography team. This is a full-time temporary position. The successful candidate will provide digital capture of artworks and objects in LACMA’s diverse and encyclopedic collections, as well as documenting exhibitions, installations, special events, and other programs. This candidate should also be able to take directions while being able to work independently; be organized and able to juggle many projects at once.


  • Photographs two- and three- dimensional artworks and related objects utilizing a variety of lighting and capture techniques to produce publication-quality imagery
  • Works with Art Director and Senior Photographer, follows established guidelines for art direction, including background and file set-up
  • Documents exhibition installations, press events, and other museum programs and events on and off-campus. The ability to be mobile and execute multiple types of photography is required
  • Performs rapid capture documentation of objects for TMS (The Museum System)
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding and application of color management
  • Participates in color review process alongside the Publications and/or Graphics Department
  • Generates ink jet exhibition and facsimile prints using museum equipment
  • Produces guide prints for catalog publications using museum equipment
  • Provides additional support on large-scale photographic assignments as needed
  • Works closely with curatorial and design staff to accomplish goals
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a museum photo studio, art gallery studio, or similar environment (successful completion of advanced digital photography/imaging courses at an accredited college or recognized professional school will be accepted for one year of the required experience)
  • Experience photographing 2D and 3D artworks under a variety of lighting conditions in the studio, galleries, outdoor, in situ, and off-site, as needed
  • Experience with various digital camera capture systems and software including the application of Photogrammetry, RTI, 3-D capture
  • Solid foundation of lighting (strobe, tungsten, LED), lighting ratios and setups
  • Strong background in color theory and color management, including determining color and tonal accuracy and ability to correct/match a color to original
  • Expert knowledge in image editing, including color and tonal correction, masking and compositing, creating derivatives, prepping digital files for print and electronic output
  • Must be proficient in Photoshop, Bridge/ACR, Phocus, and CaptureOne
  • Solid working knowledge of computers, hardware (e.g., scanners, servers), profiling cameras, monitors, printers, and software currently used by the department
  • Proactive in staying abreast of current and emerging imaging technologies, methodologies, equipment and lighting, hardware and software to help maximize production and quality
  • Demonstrate an ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines

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.


Registrar & Collection Information Internships
Registrar's Office

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

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 ( 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.