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Kinetic Sculpture Technician (Regular, Part-Time)
Conservation

The Kinetic Sculpture Technician operates and oversees the upkeep of kinetic sculpture, “Metropolis II” by Chris Burden.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees mechanical components of the conveyor system, cars, and trains while the sculpture is running
  • Problem solves any minor issues associated with operating the sculpture
  • Performs maintenance, repairs, and conservation of the sculpture, as directed
  • Works with various departments as it pertains to operation of Metropolis II
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least two years of relevant experience
  • Background in Conservation or Fine Art is preferred
  • Must operate with high attention to detail
  • Must be OK with photography/video of self by visitors
  • Open availability including weekends and some holidays

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant Editor (Regular, Full-Time)
Communications

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

To apply, please use the following link.


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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

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

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant/Associate Counsel (Regular, Full-Time)
General Counsel's Office

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art seeks an Assistant Counsel or Associate Counsel to work with and under the direction of the General Counsel. This position will enable the legal department to manage the full range of the Museum's legal, policy, and ethical needs and to support its operations and programming. This position is also expected to provide direct counsel to staff in all departments as needed or assigned, and is responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts and other documents, presenting clear written or oral recommendations, and assuring legal and ethical compliance across all of the Museum’s activities.

Responsibilities

  • Advises on all aspects of day-to-day legal, policy, and ethical issues for the museum
  • Under the supervision and direction of the General Counsel, drafts, reviews, provides legal advice, and, if needed, negotiates agreements in collaboration with the business managers in a wide variety of areas, including: public programming, special events, intellectual property and licensing, tax, compliance with internal policies and procedures, acquisitions, gifts, pledges, exhibitions, new initiatives, technology and software, publishing, real estate, employment /human resources, consulting, communications and marketing, social media, risk management and insurance, development, security, and facility maintenance
  • When directed by General Counsel, advises, participates in, and provides legal support for claims and other litigation-related issues, including mediation and arbitrations, investigations, discovery, and document production
  • Consults, coordinates with and helps supervise outside counsel, as needed
  • Works with General Counsel and senior management in establishing, implementing, and updating museum policies and procedures to ensure they remain compliant with legal requirements and good governance practices
  • Assists with the review of financial statements and informational tax returns for compliance with applicable state and federal legal requirements
  • Participates as needed in advocacy on policy matters, community and government relations, which may include cooperation with other museums and museum associations
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance (when working remotely during the pandemic closure and then in-person when the Museum’s offices re-open)

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree from a US accredited law school, with excellent academic credentials, and at least 3 years of experience
  • California license to practice law, or ability to become licensed in California
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal law governing the Office of General Counsel’s primary areas of practice, including: contracts, torts, tax, finance, employment, property, civil procedure, nonprofit governance, intellectual property, and cultural property
  • Excellent analytical, drafting, negotiation, research, and oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively, as part of a small legal team, and with colleagues outside of the legal department and external stakeholders, including outside counsel
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines with high-quality deliverables
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly explain complex matters
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment consistently in day-to-day work, carefully assessing multiple variables and balancing competing needs and legal and business perspectives when providing counsel
  • Ability to demonstrate high ethical standards consistently in all aspects of the work, is a role model of behavior, protects confidentiality, and is reliable and trustworthy

Title and salary commensurate with relevant and substantive expertise in any of the primary areas of practice.

To apply, please use the following link.


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

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

Responsibilities

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

Education & Experience

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

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

To apply, please use the following link.


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.


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.

Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships
Summer 2021

Description

Supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation, LACMA is offering three paid, ten-week Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internships, one each in Conservation, Education & Public Programs, and Registration & Collections. 

The full-time internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Candidates can be from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

LACMA has implemented new, enhanced health and safety protocols and processes to provide a safe environment for all. Applicants must be available to report to work onsite, but training and work may be conducted remotely in alignment with L.A. County Department of Public Health's guidelines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Interns will receive a gross salary of $6,000 for their ten-week internship, beginning with an orientation on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, and are subject to LACMA’s hiring, payroll, and holiday schedule policies and procedures. As part of the internship, students will attend two Learning Community events, three Arts Summit Series sessions, and complete a final report.

Eligibility Criteria

Each candidate must be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2021. Additionally, candidates must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students who have already served as Getty Marrow Undergraduate summer interns at LACMA are not eligible. Lastly, LACMA staff members and relatives of staff or board members are not eligible.

Deadline for Applications

Friday, April 23, 2021 (for all internships)

 

Getty Marrow Conservation Internship

Description

The ten-week Getty Marrow intern in the Conservation department will support the museum’s commitment to collect, preserve, study, and share its collections. The Getty Marrow Conservation internship will begin with a focus on the care of costumes and textiles and then engage with the five other areas of expertise in the Conservation Center at LACMA: paintings, paper, objects, science, and imaging. The Getty Marrow intern will work on projects from any one of the six areas of expertise, tailored to their interests and skill level to enable them to gain experience with basic conservation procedures in a large museum setting, including the examination and stabilization of a museum artifact, or similar item.

This is a temporary, full-time position. The intern will work on-site, as permitted, up to a full-time capacity. 

An art history, chemistry, or fine arts background is strongly preferred. Excellent computer and communication skills are required.

To Apply

Interested candidates should visit our website at www.lacma.org/jobs#internships to submit their cover letter and résumé through the application link listed. The three (3) letters of recommendation, along with contact information for the recommender, and a completed internship application form (at bottom of page) should be emailed directly to Catherine C. McLean at cmclean@lacma.org.

 

Getty Marrow Education & Public Programs Internship

Description

The ten-week Getty Marrow internship in the Education and Public Programs department will provide an opportunity to engage in a broad range of LACMA’s education programs for a variety of audiences. Major responsibilities will focus on collaborating with Education department staff to develop curriculum materials for Evenings for Educators, a professional development program for K–12 teachers focusing on LACMA’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, or a pertinent issue for today’s teachers and students. Also, the intern will contribute to our virtual programming for youth and families, including Art Camp and Andell Family Sundays Anytime.

This is a temporary, full-time, remote position. 

Excellent computer and communication skills are required, and an art history, studio art, or arts education background is preferred.

To Apply

Interested candidates should visit our website at www.lacma.org/jobs#internships to submit their cover letter and résumé through the application link listed. The completed internship application form (at bottom of page) and three (3)letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Lara Schilling at lschilling@lacma.org.

 

Getty Marrow Registration & Collections Internship

Description

The ten-week Getty Marrow internship in the Registration and Collections department will provide a thorough introduction to LACMA, its registration processes for managing the permanent collection, and the museum’s acquisition program. Specifically, the Getty Marrow Registration and Collections Intern will assist with updating The Museum System (TMS) database for our collection of more than 142,000 objects. In addition, the Getty Marrow intern will have opportunities to assist the Incoming Loans and Permanent Collection Registrars in carrying out their key responsibilities, such as processing art acquisitions, researching inquiries about permanent collection artworks, and organizing collection accession files.

This is a temporary, full-time position. Candidates must be open, and locally available, to a hybrid model of working remotely as well as on-site.  

An art history, library science, or fine arts background is strongly preferred. Excellent computer and communication skills are required.

To Apply

Interested candidates should visit our website at www.lacma.org/jobs#internships to submit their cover letter and résumé through the application link listed. The completed internship application form (at bottom of page) and three (3) letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Linda Leckart at lleckart@lacma.org.


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

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

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

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

Deadlines for Application

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


LACMA Internship Program Application

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

Museum Service Council

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

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

Docent Council

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

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

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