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Associate, Full Curator  (Regular, Full-Time)
American Art

LACMA seeks an Associate / Full Curator with specific expertise in art produced in the United States between 1750-1950. Reporting to the Curator and Department Head of European Painting and Sculpture and American Art, the Associate / Full 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. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide collaborative support and leadership for permanent collection installations for the new Geffen Galleries opening in 2024.
  • Develop and foster exhibitions.
  • Research and writing.
  • Presenting acquisitions.
  • Managing donor cultivation and support.
  • Serves as a department liaison to Conservation, Education, and other departments within the Museum, all under the supervision of the Department Head.

Qualifications

  • MA, with preferred Ph.D. in art history or a related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in historical American Art. 
  • At least 5-7 years museum experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills are required
  • Have a broad intellectual curiosity and a strong interest in connecting time periods, cultures, etc. in an encyclopedic museum context.

To apply, please use the following link.


Senior Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions (Regular, Full-Time)
Registration & Collections

LACMA is currently seeking a Senior Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions. Reporting to the Registrar, Exhibitions & Loans, this position will organize and manage several large, complicated exhibitions as part of LACMA’s ambitious in-house and internationally traveling exhibitions program. In addition, this position will support LACMA’s Outgoing Loans program.

Responsibilities

  • Review and negotiate loan agreements with lenders, and communicate conservation, installation, and security requirements to staff.
  • Work with the lenders and collaborating institutions to arrange crating, shipping, and courier arrangements. 
  • Plan and manage the installation and deinstallation schedules for each exhibition.
  • Assemble and maintain digital condition reports. 
  • Take packing notes during installations.
  • Create installation notes for traveling exhibitions. 
  • Produce crating, shipping, condition reporting and courier sections for domestic and international Indemnity Applications, as well as oversee the arrangements for indemnified exhibitions at LACMA and subsequent venues.
  • Travel with exhibitions to oversee installation/de-installations of LACMA-organized exhibitions at other venues; Process loan requests for LACMA’s collection and secure internal approvals to arrange outgoing loans.
  • Create and negotiate loan contracts for outgoing loans.
  • Coordinate schedule and work requests with museum departments to prepare, move, and pack loans before shipping, as well as the reverse for loans returning to LACMA.
  • Work with international and domestic institutions to make packing, shipping, and courier arrangements.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History
  • Museum Studies, or a related field
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience in museum registration, preferably exhibition related. 
  • Knowledge of standard museum practices and procedures, as well as the flexibility to travel with exhibitions, which includes being away for as much as two weeks at a time. 
  • Database knowledge (TMS experience is preferred) and a proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Google applications is required. 
  • Fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, or another foreign language is strongly preferred. 

To apply, please use the following link.


Facilities Logistics Assistant II  (Regular, Full-Time)
Facility Services

The Logistic Assistant coordinates logistics, warehouse, transportation, and customer service activities.

Responsibilities

  •  Coordinates loading dock operations, including access requests, shipping, and receiving.
  • Ensures that the Logistics Master Schedule is accurate and compliant with loading dock scheduling procedures.  
  • Reviews and approves special events, public, and education program space bookings to confirm availability and assigns work orders based on the Department responsibility matrix. Contacts requestors to solve conflicts and propose solutions.
  • Manages inventory of all items stored in the on-site and off-site storage facilities 
  • Coordinates deliveries and shipping to the off-site non-art storage facilities
  • Coordinates waste management with the Museum’s vendors
  • Performs work requested by customers and assigned through the work orders system, including Special Events set-ups, and ensures the work is complete on time and meets the requestor’s expectation and/or logistic services quality standards
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • At least 2-4 years of experience working in a similar environment 
  • Advanced computer skills, use of CMMS, and scheduling software desired

To apply, please use the following link.


Curatorial Fellow  (Regular, Full-Time)
Prints & Drawings

LACMA is seeking a Fellow with specific expertise in early modern Italian and/or French works on paper, reporting to the Curator and Head of the Prints and Drawings Department. The department’s holdings currently number around 23,000 prints and 2,000 drawings by some 5,000 artists, ranging in date from the 15th century to the present. This will be a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, to coincide with the Museum’s curatorial efforts towards the preparation of installations, rotations, and didactic materials for the Geffen Galleries, LACMA’s new permanent collection galleries, scheduled to open in 2024. This is an outstanding opportunity for the Fellow to oversee the presentation of the Museum’s works on paper in a new physical space, and to take a lead role in giving the early modern prints and drawings collection a visible and active presence in the Geffen Galleries.

The ultimate goal for the Fellow is to achieve a deep understanding of the variety of skills needed to succeed as a curator of works on paper; to hone those skills through the mentorship of the department, cross-departmental collaborators, and peers; and finally, to be able confidently to apply those skills to a future career as a curator of works on paper, whether continuing to concentrate exclusively on the early modern period or filling a more generalist prints and drawings role. 

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  • Have broad intellectual curiosity and a strong interest in connecting time periods, cultures, etc. in an encyclopedic museum context
  • Have an aptitude for collaboration across Museum departments (curatorial, conservation, and other), will support LACMA’s mission, and will uphold the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices
  • MA in Art History or a related field
  • At least one year of museum experience
  • Print room experience desired
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills are required, including the ability to address academic audiences and the general public with equal skill and passion

Cover letter, c.v., list of three references, writing sample, and statement (not to exceed 1000 words) describing research and exhibition interests required.

To apply, please use the following link


Data Management Specialist  (Regular, Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

The Data Management Specialist is a key member of the Development Strategic Services team charged with supporting the museum’s frontline fundraising and membership teams with accurate and timely data from Tessitura, the CRM of record. The position’s main emphasis is on the alignment of gift entry and acknowledgement procedures and ensuring data integrity for gift and constituent records in the database.

The specialist is the primary staff person responsible for creating, auditing, managing, and routing all data files for donor and member acknowledgements. The main task includes pulling, auditing, and distributing the data files. The specialist partners closely with the Donor Relations and Membership teams to ensure that donors and members are acknowledged in an organized and timely fashion. The specialist maintains generalist knowledge of the system and how it impacts business, is a back-up point of contact for user questions or problems with the use of Tessitura and is a back-up for the gift entry team during peak-times.

Responsibilities

  • Works with System Strategy team to make improvements to the accuracy and effectiveness of acknowledgement data files.
  • Pulls and audits all data files for gift acknowledgement in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Pulls and audits Membership data files for outside card vendor twice a week.
  • Uses audit reports to monitor and improve the integrity of constituent and gift data in the system as it relates to the acknowledgement process.
  • Disseminates gift acknowledgement files at least weekly to appropriate development and membership colleagues for merging and mailing; ensures that data is accurate for use on receipts, letters, and envelopes.
  • Communicates clearly and professionally with colleagues from across teams with a service-oriented mindset.
  • Manages the digital archiving of all receipts and copies of signed acknowledgment letter scans.
  • Provides coverage during peak times for gift processing .
  • Assists with managing the queue of constituent and gift record adjustment requests .
  • Assists team in proofing and spot-checking various data-related projects..
  • Maintains strong working knowledge of the constituent database and expected to communicate to other teams as a power user.
  • Understands LACMA’s Development business practices and how work supports it from a holistic perspective; understands LACMA’s financial processes as related to gifts.
  • Understands legal requirements and implements best practices for nonprofits as related to gift entry and acknowledgements.
  • Responsible for ensuring that fair-market-value amounts are up-to-date in Tessitura, including special values for unique gifts.
  • Helps document processes and procedures as required, to ensure consistency and continuity of work over time and as systems evolve.
  • Identifies and suggests opportunities to streamline Department processes and procedures, helps suggest and implement continuous quality improvements.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely any gift adjustments in Tessitura to Accounting and Finance for accurate reporting in both databases.
  • Recognizes situations that may require exception to standard procedure or special attention, and actively and immediately brings this to the attention of Sr. Manager.
  • Occasional administrative duties.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience with and knowledge of the features and capabilities of database software, including data entry procedures, and 2 years of administrative experience is required.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working daily with a CRM, Tessitura experience preferred.
  • Strong experience and comfort working with Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
  • Experience working in a cultural institution is highly desirable.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly, excellent attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Understands best practices for nonprofit institutions.

To apply, please use the following link.


Communications Assistant  (Regular, Full-Time)
Communications

The Communications Assistant provides administrative support to all areas of the Communications department.

Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative support for press previews and special event planning, including institutional calendar bookings, venue reservations, security notifications, press kit preparation, security volunteer staffing, and processing work orders with internal Museum departments.     
  • Oversees daily media tracking and measurement by sourcing clips from hard copy and online media outlets, collating clips for board meetings, compiling exhibition coverage reports, and assembling press packets.
  • Supports communications team in tracking outreach, and contacting media outlets with editorial corrections.
  • Supports press team in updating exhibition grids. 
  • Supports social media manager with social media tasks, including creating Facebook events and posts, Twitter posts, and other duties.
  • Provides programmatic and exhibition support for communications department.
  • Acts as primary departmental liaison with Rights & Reproduction for image clearances.
  • Manages departmental phone line, online Press Room, regularly updates the team Drives, and serves as point person for General Announcements.
  • Provides budget support for the Communications and Marketing departments. Acts as liaison between communications and finance departments by processing professional services agreements, purchase orders, expense claims, travel reimbursements, and travel request forms. 
  • Provides general office administration for communications department, maintaining full stocks of office supplies, handling mail and courier distribution.
  • Manages image labeling and filing.
  • Oversees magazine subscription and miscellaneous account paperwork.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned, including filming requests.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
  • At least 1 year of administrative experience required, with communications experience in a non-profit environment preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


Education Assistant  (Regular, Part-Time)
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.

Responsibilities

  • 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. 
  • Supports Family Programs staff and Teaching Artists with the implementation of virtual as well as in-person Programs. 
  • Supports the Education and Public Program Department’s vision that everyone has access to art.

Qualifications

  • Customer service-focused.
  • Creative.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Comfortable working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Able to communicate their ideas effectively.

To apply, please use the following link


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

The Junior Collections Management Technician for Works on Paper works partly as a specialist for works of art on paper, and partly as a collections management generalist. 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 maintain tools and equipment.
  • Perform other duties or special projects, as assigned.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Attend departmental, division, museum-wide meetings, and training, as directed.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas is desired: museum collection management, art preparation, and 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 drive 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


Gallery Lighting Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)
Exhibition Designs & Productions


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) seeks a Gallery Lighting Assistant responsible for supporting the Gallery Lighting team in the implementation and maintenance of exhibition lighting design.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting Gallery Lighting Designer with the exhibition lighting.
  • Program gallery lighting via lighting control system.
  • Preparation of lighting fixtures and equipment.
  • Lighting fixture focus.
  • Maintain lighting design integrity for open exhibitions.
  • Strike exhibition lighting; maintenance of lighting storage spaces and equipment.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of lamps, lighting material and supplies.
  • Repair and service light fixtures and accessories.
  • Maintenance of scissor lifts and safety checks.
  • Processing work order requests for extended lighting periods.
  • Proficient use of time and project management software.
  • Use of lighting software, G-suite apps including Gmail, Calendar & Sheets.
  • Communicating effectively and clearly with colleagues, management, and other departments.
  • Performing other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Maintaining regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in lighting for museums, motion picture, television, or theater.
  • Must possess a valid class C California driver’s license.
  • Aerial lift certification required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate via phone, text, email, and radio.
  • Ability to problem solve and work well under pressure with conflicting demands. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as lighting designs, plot plans, operating manuals, and maintenance instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow direction, guidelines, procedures, and institutional standards.

To apply, please use the following link.


Ontological Research Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)
Registration & Collections


This is a temporary IMLS grant-funded position through February 2023. The project centers on a group of LACMA staff and an advisory board of external stakeholders who will review the museum’s data and cataloging practices through the lens of new museum ethics with an emphasis on inclusive and anti-racist actions to acknowledge and address biases. The Ontological Research Assistant will work as a member of the project team to review case studies from LACMA’s permanent collection to review terms and methods used in the description and cataloging items and makers. Case studies will be from the collections of the Art of the Ancient Americas, Photography, and Prints & Drawings departments. The Art of the Ancient Americas collection focuses on the indigenous past of the Americas with objects from Mexico, Central America, and South America. The Wallis Annenberg Photography Department has holdings of more than twenty-five thousand works that span the period from the medium's invention in 1839 to the present. The Prints & Drawings collection is comprised of about thirty thousand works from Western Europe and America, ranging from early examples of printing to contemporary graphics with an emphasis on Southern California artworks since 1960.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary contact for the project stakeholders and for representatives from the advisory board  to facilitate the process and coordinate meetings and  conversations:
    • Assist with establishing and building ongoing relationships with community organizations and members. 
    • Assist with researching and developing data collection plans and instruments
    • Assist with planning and facilitating meetings, including schedule, goals, format, and discussion points.
    • Compile, analyze and report on meeting results and research and evaluation findings to further the process of learning.
  • Participate in cultural competency learning experiences and meetings with the advisory board.
  • Review case studies to assess existing terms and investigate alternates and their usage where deemed appropriate.
  • Assist with mapping new data in the museum’s collection management system (TMS)
  • Assist drafting an artist questionnaire through which living artists can self-identify how they are represented in the database.
  • Develop workflows for sourcing and collecting data from external sources e.g. institutional repositories, public engagement/crowd-sourcing, subject specialists, etc.
  • Draft documentation for new data standards and procedures established during the project.
  • Produce blog posts for LACMA’s Unframed about research highlights and perform other duties/special projects as assigned.
  • Assist with documenting the process on a regular basis to produce a detailed report and toolkit at the end of the project.

Qualifications

  • Coursework or degree in Information Science, Library Science, Museum Studies, or related field.

  • 5-10 years demonstrated experience working with art collections, cataloging, and collections management databases (specifically TMS).

  • Familiarity with the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN), Union List of Artist Names (ULAN).

  • Familiarity with Linked Open Data, open data initiatives, Wikidata triples, and Mukurtu collections management system (preferred).

To apply, please use the following link.


Chemical Hygiene Officer (Regular, Full-Time)
Conservation Center

The Conservation Center’s Chemical Hygiene Officer will oversee Conservation Center compliance with LACMA Safety Plans and coordinates emergency response with Facilities and Conservation.

Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, and manages laboratory-related safety programs to meet regulatory requirements and address safety-related needs in Conservation Center laboratories, including chemical safety, radiation safety and respiratory protection
  • Advise Conservation staff, interns, fellows, and volunteers on proper laboratory safety procedures for handling, use, storage, and disposal of chemicals and the use of radiation sources.
  • Devise and oversee the use of annual Chemical Hygiene budget for the Conservation Center
  • Maintain Conservation chemical inventories, SDS, and all other Conservation Center safety-related records mandated by OSHA and Cal/OSHA.
  • Order safety-related laboratory supplies and review Conservation Center orders of hazardous chemicals.
  • Conduct introductory safety sessions for new staff and periodic review sessions as required by OSHA to update staff awareness of current safe laboratory practices and government regulations.
  • Performs and develops quantitative and qualitative respirator fit testing, training, and education (per OSHA 29CFR1910.134) for Conservation staff and records all fit test and medical clearance records to assure adequate record keeping.
  • Schedule calibration of monitoring equipment, inspections (and licensing reviews) by outside safety inspectors, as well as chemical waste disposal by outside contractors.
  • Plan, conduct, and document environmental testing to assess the impact of light, dust, temperature, humidity, and vibrations on the display, transit, and storage of artworks.  In collaboration with conservation, make recommendations for appropriate long-term preservation strategies.
  • Implement protocols for environmental monitoring of light, dust, temperature, humidity, and vibration in the galleries. Collaborate with the facilities manager and engineers to maintain the recommended museum environment.
  • Participate with conservators and conservation scientists in the development of preventive conservation strategies for the display, transit, and storage of artwork in the collection and on loan to the museum.
  • Conducts spectral analysis on light sources to be considered for use in galleries and determine if they are suitable for gallery use or for a specific artwork.
  • Keep up to date on current best practices in Preventive Conservation by reading and maintaining relevant literature.  Communicate these findings to conservation, curators, and upper management.  
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Physical, Chemical Hygiene & Safety, or Environmental Science.  
  • Post-graduate, hands-on laboratory experience with hazardous chemicals is required.  
  • Previous attendance at seminars and workshops, which reviewed and provided updated information on government regulations regarding hazardous materials and radiation safety is preferred.  
  • A familiarity with Conservation materials and procedures is preferred.

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.


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.


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 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.  

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.


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.


 

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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.



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