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Curatorial Assistant
Contemporary Art

Education Assistant
Education & Public Programs

Associate Curator
Contemporary Art

Assistant Conservation Scientist
Conservation

Museum Store Associate
Museum Stores

Associate Conservator 
Conservation Center

Assistant Conservator, Textiles 
Conservation Center

Visitor Services Associate 
Visitor Services

Gallery Lighting Technician 
Exhibition Design & Production


Curatorial Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
Contemporary Art

Reporting to the Curator & Department Head of Contemporary Art, the Curatorial Assistant will be committed to LACMA’s mission of inclusive access, collaboration, and dialogue, and will be expected to work closely with colleagues across the museum. Under the supervision of the department head, the Curatorial Assistant will support a high volume of exhibitions and acquisitions, as well as other curatorial work related to publications and collections management, and general departmental administration. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts collection-focused research related to proposed acquisitions, including biographical, provenance, and bibliographic research
  • Stewards acquisition process: prepares justifications and agenda alongside permanent collection registrars; creates and maintains files for proposed acquisitions; and communicates with vendors, collectors, and artists as necessary 
  • Supports exhibition research, development, and planning: completes and tracks exhibition paperwork including checklists and databases; drafts loan correspondence and agreements with lending institutions or individuals
  • Serves as department liaison to collection management, conservation, education, photography, and other departments in connection with acquisitions and exhibition planning and implementation
  • Assists with incoming exhibitions, as well as special projects and collection installations, including checklists and interdepartmental coordination 
  • Assists with information for Collections Online and contributes texts to online LACMA publications as needed
  • Provides support for LACMA’s acquisition councils AHAN: Studio Forum and Contemporary@LACMA, as well as for donor cultivation, touring the collection galleries and/or exhibitions as needed
  • Assists with departmental budgets and expense tracking, correspondence, reports, travel arrangements, and general office responsibilities

Benefits

  • The expected hourly for this Los Angeles, CA based position $22.00 - $24.12 subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.
  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.

Qualifications

  • BA in art history or related field, MA preferred
  • 2 years museum experience (fellowships and/or internships) or relevant work 
  • Knowledge of contemporary art essential 
  • Superior research, writing, and communication skills required  
  • Excellent computer skills including MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); familiarity with TMS preferred  
  • Knowledge of a second language preferred  
  • Position entails some offsite work in collection storage, visiting private collections and galleries; some driving required.  
  • Applicants from non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply

Please provide a CV, cover letter, writing sample and list of three references. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. 

To apply, please use the following link.


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

Reporting to the Director of Youth & Family Programs, the Education Assistant supports the Education & Public Program Department’s vision that everyone has access to art by providing outstanding customer service, welcoming intergenerational audiences to the museum, inviting LA County youth to join the museum’s free youth membership program, engaging with program participants of all ages in art making activities and classes, and issuing museum entrance tickets to NexGenLA families. The Education Assistant supports Family Programs staff and Teaching Artists with the preparation of in-person programs. Performs other duties or projects as assigned. LACMA’s Education & Public Programs department produces a broad range of programs and resources for audiences of all ages. Education programs include art classes, drop-in art making programs, and off-site community-based programs. Public programs engage adult audiences with LACMA’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and other relevant topics through talks, film screenings, performances, and docent tours.

Responsibilities

  • Actively demonstrates a guest-first attitude (positive and friendly) by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times with all ages, especially kids, families, and older adults 
  • Actively promote the LACMA free youth membership program
  • Maintain a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s general policies and procedures and the exhibition and programming schedule
  • Share factual, educational, and necessary information with colleagues, visitors and members via excellent written and verbal communications
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance 
  • Attend various training sessions as scheduled
  • Operate computer and Tessitura (training provided) member dashboard while maintaining a strict attention to accuracy
  • Escalate any guest service issues, complaints, or unanswerable questions to the Director, Youth & Family Programs

Benefits

  • The expected hourly pay for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $19.50. Subject to change.
  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.

Qualifications

  • At least one year of relevant experience in a high volume and customer service focused setting 
  • Plus, but not required-fluency in other languages besides English, art-making skills, art history or arts education knowledge
  • Must operate with attention to detail, creativity, have excellent problem-solving skills, be self-motivated, and have strong organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow 
  • Strong skills in ticketing software, preferably in Tessitura
  • Basic math skills
  • Comfortable working both collaboratively and independently 
  • Curious about making museums accessible
  • Open availability including holidays, nights, weekdays, and weekends

To apply, please use the following link.


Associate Curator(Regular Full-Time)
Contemporary Art

Reporting to the Curator and Department Head, the Associate Curator will be deeply committed to LACMA’s mission of inclusive access, collaboration, and dialogue, and will be encouraged to work with colleagues across LACMA’s departments. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in expanding the narratives around contemporary art. The ideal candidate will have broad intellectual curiosity and a strong interest in connecting time periods, cultures, etc. in an encyclopedic museum. The position will support curatorial work including acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, collections management, and donor cultivation.  The Associate Curator will work primarily on campus, and as needed at various sites for donor cultivation as well as gallery and museum exhibitions.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts collection-focused research related to proposed acquisitions, including biographical and bibliographic research; creates and maintains files for proposed acquisitions; and communicates with vendors, collectors, and artists as necessary.

  • Participates in quarterly acquisitions meetings by preparing acquisition justifications and presenting acquisitions. 

  • Provide collaborative support and leadership for permanent collection presentations, including but not limited to research, topic determination, object selection, developing layout, didactics, and overseeing installation. 

  • Develops and fosters exhibitions for LACMA’s robust exhibition program, including support for large scale exhibition projects under the guidance of the Department Head.

  • Proposes, develops concepts and serves as author or co-author of museum publications, and contributes entries and back matter for catalogs. 

  • Prepares content for Collections Online.

  • Assists department Curatorial Administrator to maintain collection files current, paper and electronic.- Works with Conservation and Collections Management to ensure the preservation of the collection.

  • Serves as mentor to junior and peer staff, interns, as well as Curatorial Fellows. 

  • Works collaboratively to cultivate new donors, steward existing donors and support fund-raising from individuals, and foundations for acquisitions or exhibitions.

  • Participates in AHAN (Art Here and Now): Studio Forum and other departmental donor/supporter events 

  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Benefits

  • The expected salary for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $70,000 -  $80,000, subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.

  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.

Qualifications

  • MA in art, art history, curatorial studies, or related field 

  • Minimum four to six years curatorial experience in a museum or arts institution/non-profit 

  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments  

  • Inquisitive and expansive thinking across disciplinary boundaries

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and flexibility to speak to multiple audiences (general to academic) 

Please send a CV, a cover letter, writing sample and list of three references as well as a statement, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing the applicant’s exhibition and research interests by (insert date)

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant Conservation Scientist (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation

Reporting to Head Scientist, the Assistant Conservation Scientist provides analytical and research support in the Conservation Center, as part of the Conservation Research laboratory. The Assistant Conservation Scientist will carry out scientific research on works of art, in collaboration with conservation and curatorial staff, to improve the understanding and preservation of works of the Museum’s diverse collections.  Your work will be based in our laboratories and offices at the LACMA’s campus in Los Angeles. 

 Responsibilities

  • Conduct scientific analysis and research on works of art from the Museum's collections, including paintings, 3D objects, textiles, and work on paper. 
  • Synthesize data using advanced statistical data reduction methods, summarize the results in written technical reports, and verbally communicate your findings with stakeholders.
  • Evaluate works of art in the Museum’s collection to determine appropriate preservation strategies while they are on exhibition or in storage, which may include microfade testing and color monitoring light-sensitive art, analyzing artworks for unstable artist materials, and identifying factors that would accelerate their deterioration.  
  • Collaborate with conservators and curators to contextualize your research findings in terms of significance to the work of art, artist, culture, or historical period.
  • Assists in the day-to-day laboratory activities and project planning of the Conservation Research Laboratory, including literature reviews on related topics using scientific and conservation literature, proposing improvements to existing protocols and procedures.
  • Actively engages in or participates in publishing new research relating to artists’ materials and techniques. 
  • Keeps current with best practices in Art Conservation Science through reading relevant literature and attending workshops or conferences.
  • Prioritize your workload, prepare samples, collect, organize, manage, and interpret data, prepare reports, and perform literature reviews.
  • Assists in the training and supervision of interns and fellows in conservation materials analysis.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Professional development is encouraged and supported through attendance at specialized training courses and participation in professional meetings and workshops.
  • Contacts are primarily within the Museum and may include visitors.
  • Seeks a way to share skills and knowledge with others.
  • Provides constructive feedback to help others develop.
  • Assess internal needs and may recommend options to meet those needs.

Benefits

  • The expected annual salary for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $65,000 - $70,000, subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.
  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in conservation science or STEM fields including chemistry, physical science, geology, and materials science. 
  • 1-3 years of experience in scientific research is required, preferably in cultural heritage or a related field.
  • Experience using a range of analytical techniques for the characterization of works of art (mainly microscopic, and spectroscopic methodologies) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct scientific research with a publication record in art conservation-related topics.
  • Possess excellent organization, communication, and writing skills.

To apply, please use the following link.


Museum Store Associate (Temporary, Part-Time) 
Museum Stores

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Retail & Merchandising, the Museum Store Associate is responsible for providing outstanding customer service while working front-of-house and online retail at the Museum's stores. The position processes and sells museum merchandise, exhibition catalogs, books, apparel, jewelry, stationery, kids products, home items, and LACMA memberships on a register/computer using point of sale programs. 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 

  • Operates a register/computer and receives payment for sale transactions while maintaining strict attention to cash handling accuracy
  • Actively promotes, sells, store merchandise and LACMA memberships
  • Processes online and special orders
  • Gift wraps merchandise
  • Takes inventory of merchandise stock and maintains stock levels on the sales floor, and maintains store displays
  • Tags and stickers merchandise
  • Actively demonstrates a customer-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external customer service skills at all times
  • Maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s general policies and procedures, membership programs, and the exhibition and programming schedule
  • Shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors, and members via excellent written and verbal communications
  • Attends various training sessions as scheduled
  • Escalate any customer service issues, complaints, or unanswerable questions to the LACMA Store management team
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Benefits 

  • The expected hourly pay for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $18.00 - $19.00, subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan
  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience

Qualifications

  • At least one year of retail experience in a high volume and customer service focused setting
  • Background in Art History preferred
  • Strong skills in point of sale software, preferably in Erply and Shopify
  • 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.


Associate Conservator (Regular, Full-time) 
Conservation Center

Reporting to the Head of the Textiles Lab, the Associate Conservator is responsible for the care and study of the Museum’s large holdings of textiles and costumes. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosts numerous exhibitions, installations and loans per year from its encyclopedic collections and is dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, exhibition and interpretation of these collections. 

The Associate Conservator is part of the larger Conservation Center, with specialists in objects, paintings, textiles, time-based media, and scientific research. Duties in this full-time position include: examination, treatment, research and preventative care for artworks in the permanent collection, as well as planning and preparation of artworks for exhibitions and loans. The Associate Conservator reports to the Head of Textiles Lab and works collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum, including direct involvement with scientific and conservation staff, curators, exhibitions coordinators, registrars, special collections managers, and art preparators. 

Responsibilities

  • Conducts examination, study, and treatment of artworks in the Museum’s permanent collections to highest current standards including development and research toward best practices and new treatment technologies. 
  • Provides written and photographic documentation for all conservation treatment, technical information for data base entries, labels, publication, and authentication. 
  • Advises curators and other staff on technical issues related to artworks in the collection and potential acquisitions. 
  • Develops and provides oversight for preventative care and storage solutions, installation, packing and transit. 
  • Participates in the planning, treatment, and installation of textiles and costumes for exhibition throughout the museum’s extensive galleries, including unique display systems for mounting works of art. 
  • Assesses textiles and costumes for touring exhibitions and loans including treatment, environmental specifications, and recommendations for safe transit and display. 
  • Collaborates with the science division on research into materials, artists’ methods and fabrication, and new treatment technologies. Presents or publishes research in professional journals and conferences. 
  • Ensures that best practices for preventive and sustainable conservation are implemented in the use of materials chosen for exhibition, storage, and transit. 
  • Has knowledge of Integrated Pest Management. 
  • Participates in condition reporting writing and condition checks in the gallery.
  • Evaluates potential loans with regard to treatment needs, environmental specifications and other special requirements. Performs courier duties as assigned. 
  • Provides supervision and instruction for junior staff, fellows and interns. 
  • Responds to inquiries from colleagues, scholars, and the general public. Conducts tours and gives lectures.
  • Keeps informed of current techniques and research by attending conferences and courses, reading conservation literature, and maintaining a professional network that is used to further the work of the institution. 

Benefits

  • The expected annual salary for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $70,000-75,000, subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan

  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience. 

Qualifications

  • MA in art conservation with specialization in textile and costume conservation. 
  • A minimum of 5 years museum conservation experience is necessary. 
  • Demonstrated abilities in the examination, analysis, documentation and treatment of textiles and costumes. 
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of conservation procedures with manual dexterity and sensitivity to materials. 
  • Knowledge of emergency preparedness and emergency response and integrated pest management. 
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in conservation research and writing preferred.
  • Experience with emerging technologies in conservation practice preferred. 
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a highly demanding and fast paced work environment. 
  • Ability to supervise junior staff and interns. 
  • Good communication skills. 
  • Strong writing skills applied to documentation, social media, departmental communications, and potential grant writing. 
  • Strong computer skills.

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant Conservator, Textiles (Regular, Full-Time)
Conservation Center

Reporting to the Head of the Textiles Lab and with instruction from the Full and/or the Associate Conservators, the Assistant Conservator takes part in the day-to-day operation of the Textiles Conservation Lab. The Assistant Conservator assists with departmental responsibilities related to the preservation and conservation of textiles and costumes for The Los Angeles County Museum of Art which hosts numerous exhibitions, installations, and loans per year from its encyclopedic collection. 

Responsibilities

  • Prepares and reviews condition reports for works of art on loan and new acquisitions. 
  • Prepares treatment proposals and reports in order to document all conservation work. 
  • Under supervision, conducts skilled treatment of a wide range of textiles and costumes. 
  • Undertakes the conservation of textiles and costumes. 
  • Collaborates with curatorial and conservation on the design and fabrication of mounts for textile installation in the gallery. 
  • Provides technical information for labels, publication, and authentication as needed. 
  • Performs research and interacts with curators and other professionals to understand the significance of artwork and the artist’s intentions. 
  • Advises on appropriate environmental conditions for the safe display and storage of works of art. 
  • Acts as a courier for traveling exhibitions and loans. 
  • Assists conservation staff with the routine maintenance of the laboratory and the ordering of equipment and supplies. 
  • Conducts research into materials, history of fabrication, artists’ methods, and scientific data on the properties of materials. 
  • Presents or publishes this research in scholarly journals and/or professional meetings or symposia. 
  • Provides supervision and instruction for interns and volunteers as needed. 
  • Responds to questions from the general public. 
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned. 
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.  

Benefits

  • The expected salary for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan
  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in textile conservation. 
  • 2+ years experience in conservation. 
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a highly demanding and fast-paced work environment. 
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of conservation procedures with manual dexterity and sensitivity to materials. 
  • Knowledge of emergency preparedness and integrated pest management. 
  • Good communication skills, verbally and in writing, and strong computer skills. 
  • A demonstrated ability to treat a wide variety of textiles and costumes, communicate effectively, and work well with other museum staff is essential.

To apply, please use the following link.


Visitor Services Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Visitor Services

The Visitor Services Associate is responsible for providing outstanding visitor service while working front-of-house posts at the Ticket Office or in the museum. The position processes and sells museum admission, special programming tickets, LACMA membership, and LACMA Fund donations. The Associate position also provides outstanding visitor service while working within select exhibition spaces ensuring that museum policies and procedures are upheld and sharing important information pertaining to specific works of art. The Associate consistently presents a positive, friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic attitude at all times while working with a variety of LACMA constituencies including the general public, members, donors, VIPs, and staff.  

Responsibilities

  • Actively demonstrates a guest-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times
  • Actively promotes, sells, and services the LACMA membership program
  • Maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s general policies and procedures, membership programs, and the exhibition and programming schedule
  • Clearly and concisely explains certain aspects of visitor experience that pertain to specific works of art
  • Assists visitors in the capacity of gallery support when required
  • Shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors and members via excellent written and verbal communications
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance 
  • Employee is required to attend various training sessions as scheduled
  • Operates register and receives payment for ticket, membership and donation transactions while maintaining a strict attention to cash handling accuracy
  • Escalate any guest service issues, complaints, or unanswerable questions to the Visitor Services Leadership team
  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned

Benefits

  • The expected hourly pay for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $19.50 subject to change.
  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.

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.


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

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. 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. 

Responsibilities

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

Benefits

  • The expected hourly for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $27.88 - $29.81, subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.
  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.

Qualifications

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

To apply, please use the following link.


 

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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.

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

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Audio Visual Paid-Internship

BACKGROUND

LACMA’s Audiovisual Dept. supports LACMA’s Music Programs, which presents over 100

concerts per year. The concert series include Jazz at LACMA, Latin Sounds and Art & Music

reaching thousands of audience members each week on the LACMA campus.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Audiovisual team leaders, the AV Intern will learn concert tasks

performed by the AV staff while gaining greater knowledge and hands-on experience in working

with live concert sound reinforcement. Shadowing AV staff, the intern will learn best practices

through various tasks including stage plot analysis, cabling, microphone set-up and placement,

monitor support, sound check needs and concert breakdown.

● This is a paid internship (16 hours per week or less) at $16.78 per hour

● Anticipated Internship period: June 17, 2024 - September 21, 2024

● The internship is at LACMA’s Wilshire Blvd. campus

QUALIFICATIONS

● Candidates must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an accredited graduate or undergraduate program in the following areas: music performance, audiovisual, music Production

*LACMA’s definition of ‘recently graduated’: within 1 year after graduation

● Preference will be given to candidates who have completed coursework in music

ensembles (jazz or Latin), and music production and engineering

If you need to meet certain criteria to obtain academic credit, please include them in the cover letter to verify if the LACMA internship can meet the requirements

REQUIRED SUBMISSION MATERIALS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript

To apply, please use the following link.

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Conservation Center, Summer Graduate Paid-Internship in Objects Conservation

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

The graduate internship in object conservation would focus on advanced-level treatments with associated technical analysis.

Based on the level of experience and coursework completed, the intern will choose two projects related to the Fall 2024 exhibition schedule and/or pieces going into the Geffen Galleries. Treatments will be completed under the supervision of the conservators in the lab and in consultation with the appropriate curatorial departments. 

The intern will also be an active participant in ongoing, shared lab tasks, including outdoor sculpture maintenance, exhibition preparations, and condition reporting for outgoing loans.

  • This is a paid part-time internship (29 hours per week or less) at $16.78/hour

  • Anticipated Internship period: 6/3/2024 - 8/31/2024

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an accredited graduate conservation program

*LACMA’s definition of ‘recently graduated’: within 1 year after graduation

  • If you need to meet certain criteria to obtain academic credit, please include them in the cover letter to verify if the LACMA internship can meet the requirements

REQUIRED SUBMISSION MATERIALS

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Unofficial Transcript

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2024

To apply, please use the following link.

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

Museum Service Council

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

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

Docent Council

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

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

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