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Director of Security
Facilities & Security Operations

Assistant Curator
Contemporary Art

Associate Conservator

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Data Management Specialist

Media Preservation Technician
Registration & Collections

Donor Relations Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Prints & Drawings

Gallery Lighting Assistant
Exhibition Design & Production

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant
Major Gifts

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Paintings
Conservation Center

Director of Security (Regular, Full Time)
Facilities & Security Operations

Reporting to the Vice President of Facilities and Security Operations, the Director of Security manages and directs security operations, emergency response preparedness and planning, and security technical systems to ensure the safety of the Museum’s assets, employees and visitors.

This position will be responsible for directing, coordinating, and overseeing all activities of the museum security operations and emergency preparedness standards and training programs.  Manages security contracts, personnel, vendors and is responsible for the security technical systems including access, video management, and security asset management. The Director of Security implements guidelines and best practices as it relates to the safety and security of LACMA staff, visitors, volunteers, collection, buildings, and campus.

Some responsibilities include: accountable and responsible for the oversight and management of all aspects of security and safety for the LACMA campus, offices and off-site locations; oversee the planning, installation, and operation of electronic security systems and devices for all LACMA locations; develops and administers annual budget and quarterly reports; create, manage and oversee contracts for security personnel, technical systems, and campus safety and security related projects; maintain current and relative Standard Operations Procedures for security and control room operations; develop and implement training for control room personnel; oversee the training of contract security staff related to LACMA gallery security, programs, collections, and emergency response protocol; manage and oversee the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, including updating the Emergency Plan and provide related training for security personnel and LACMA staff; collaborate with departments across the organization to provide safety and security guidelines, in particular for public programs and special events; participate in exhibition planning meetings to determine security technical and personnel requirements; respond to and manage incident response, including communications and reporting during and following the incident; conduct investigations and make recommendations on all significant security matters; manages the TSA art transport program in collaboration with Registrar and Facilities staff; and acts as a liaison with neighboring institutions, law enforcement, and fire department personnel.

The qualified candidate will have: a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or related field (Master's degree is preferred); minimum 7-years Leadership and/or Supervisory experience in the field of security, safety, and emergency response management (Cultural or Educational Institution experience preferred); exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills required.

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Assistant Curator (Regular, Full Time)
Contemporary Art

The Assistant Curator is responsible for art from 1970 to the present. Primary responsibilities of the position include assisting the contemporary art department’s curators on research, exhibition, interpretation, publication, and development of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions at LACMA. The Assistant Curator provides support and participates in discussions and presentations about acquisitions; plays a vital role in working across departments such as with Development, Education and Communications and Registration; works collaboratively with artists, educators, collectors, donors, and the public, and helps prioritize and achieve short- and long-range institutional goals. This position represents the Museum locally, nationally, and internationally. The Assistant Curator will engage with and activate the strengths of the collection with an emphasis on research and acquisitions of African American and African diasporic art.

Some responsibilities include: assist with research, development, coordination, and execution of exhibitions; research and write scholarly texts and exhibition collateral (labels, brochures, etc.) related to exhibitions and the collection; participate in the planning and coordination of exhibitions; assist in the development and negotiation of outside loans and exhibition contracts; work with department curators with the development of the collection, including acquisitions, deaccessions, and collections management; work closely with acquisition support groups with artist research, presentations, and execution of council events; develop relations, maintain communication, and coordinate programming with other curatorial departments; assist with grant writing; perform other duties or special projects, as assigned; maintain regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have: a Master’s degree in Art History, or a related field, with expertise in Contemporary Art (Ph.D. is preferred); a background in African American and/or African diasporic art and culture is preferred; at least three (3) years of museum experience with progressively responsible curatorial experience and demonstrated experience in acquisitions, exhibitions, installation, and scholarly publications; experience in Contemporary art, and prior experience with ambitious exhibition and publication programs in a museum; ability to write for a public and scholarly audience, and the ability to work on teams with fellow curators, educators and a range of museum staff, professional colleagues, and museum supporters; a proficiency or fluency in at least one foreign language is preferred; strong public speaking and communication skills; efficiency at multitasking, with a strong ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and assignments.

Please click this link to apply.

*Applicants should also provide a writing sample or a link to a published article.*

Associate Conservator (Regular, Full Time)

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) seeks an Associate Conservator for Photographs and Works of Art on Paper responsible for the care and study of the Museum’s large holdings of photographs, prints, drawings, screens and scrolls, and manuscripts. Located in Los Angeles, California, LACMA 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. Works of art on paper and photographs are actively collected in the departments of Photography, Prints and Drawings, Decorative Art & Design, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Art of the Middle East, Modern, Contemporary, and the Art of the Pacific.

Duties in this full-time position include: examination, treatment, research and preventative care for artworks in the permanent collection, as well as planning and preparing artworks for exhibitions and loans. The Associate Conservator reports to the Senior Paper Conservator 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.

Some responsibilities include: remain current with research and advances in the conservation field in order to execute conservation treatments adhering to the highest current standards; contribute research towards improved understanding and development of methodologies for the long-term preservation of photographs and works of art on paper; provide comprehensive written and photographic documentation for conservation treatment and research activities; advise curators and other staff on technical issues related to artworks in the collection and potential acquisitions; participate in the planning, treatment, and installation of artworks for exhibitions; assess artworks for touring exhibitions and loans including treatment, environmental specifications, and recommendations for safe transit and display; prepare and review condition reports for incoming and outgoing exhibitions and loans; perform courier duties as assigned; participate in cross departmental collaborations for the development of preventive conservation standards for handling, storage, transit, and display; demonstrate knowledge of Integrated Pest Management; respond to inquiries from colleagues, scholars, and the general public; conduct tours and give lectures; publish and present research with contributions to professional journals, collection catalogues, and social media; perform all aspects of laboratory upkeep including researching and ordering supplies, chemicals, and equipment.

The qualified candidate will have: a Master’s Degree from a recognized graduate conservation training program or equivalent and 5-7 years experience in conservation; advanced knowledge and understanding of current conservation practice in the examination, analysis, treatment, and documentation of photographs and works of art on paper; advanced knowledge of chemical and physical properties of photographic materials and works of art on paper and their deterioration processes and knowledge of analytical equipment; expert hand skills including manual dexterity, color acuity, and an ability to think creatively with solutions-based problem-solving; familiarity and experience with preventative conservation practices for storage and exhibition, emergency preparedness and integrated pest management; knowledge of cold storage design, construction, and management; accomplishments in art historical, scientific and conservation research and writing; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of TMS and iPad proficiency desirable; strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work cooperatively with other museum staff on multiple projects in a demanding and fast-paced work environment; ability to collaborate and direct teams across disciplines and to build long-term relationships; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; knowledge of personal safety equipment and standards.

Please click this link to apply.

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

Chemical Hygiene Officer (Regular, Full Time)

The Chemical Hygiene Officer oversees compliance with LACMA Safety Plans (e.g. Hazard Communication, Chemical Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, and Radiation Safety), and coordinates emergency response with Facilities and Conservation. Responsible for oversight of state and federal regulations regarding safe use, storage and disposal of chemicals generated by LACMA and other Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandated safe laboratory practices. In addition to safety-related activities, related to collection based hazards and potential risks to visitors and employees, the Chemical Hygiene Officer collaborates with the Conservation Science Department in environmental monitoring of Museum galleries and developing preventive conservation guidelines for the Museum’s diverse collections, and procures the training and education in OSHA safety regulations for the Museum Staff.

Some responsibilities include: 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; works with Facilities to develop safety preparedness for welding, brazing and cutting and evaluate work areas to ensure safe work practices through monitoring and periodic inspections; advises Museum and Conservation staff, interns, fellows and volunteers on proper chemical safety practices and procedures for handling, storage and disposal of chemicals and hazardous waste generated through the Museum’s collection; identifies collection-based hazards minimizing health and safety risks through SOP implementation, remediation and safe work practices, disclosing hazardous materials information and identifying suspected hazards in outgoing/incoming shipments and controlling risks to visitors in public programs and exhibits; ensures that all employees assigned to work with collections or exhibits, and authorized users of collections are provided hazard awareness and safe work practice information; initiates and coordinates emergency hazardous material response and provides technical reference support to emergency response systems in the event of a hazardous material release on campus grounds; conducts exposure risk assessments of LACMA’s collection, art projects and installations and evaluates employee and patron safety; devises and oversees use of annual Chemical Hygiene budget for the Conservation Center; maintains chemical inventories, SDS, and all other safety related records mandated by OSHA and Cal/OSHA; performs and develops quantitative and qualitative respirator fit testing, training and education (per OSHA 29CFR1910.134) for Museum staff, and records all fit test and medical clearance records to assure adequate record keeping; reviews any chemicals before being transported to off-site locations and determines proper packaging along with SDS availability, chemical segregation and compatibility, and portable spill kits and emergency kits and ensures LACMA meets hazardous waste management rules required by California/EPA; orders safety-related laboratory supplies and reviews Conservation Center orders of hazardous chemicals; conducts introductory safety sessions for new Conservation staff and annual review sessions as required by OSHA to update Conservation staff awareness of current safe laboratory practices and government regulations; participates with conservators and conservation scientists in the development of preventive conservation strategies to mitigate degradation of sensitive artworks in the collections; schedules calibration of monitoring equipment, inspections (and licensing reviews) by outside safety inspectors, as well as chemical waste disposal by outside contractors; reports quarterly dosimeter readings for radiation exposure of designated users of research instrumentation with X-Ray sources; contributes to ongoing museum environmental monitoring (e.g. light, dust, temperature, %RH, vibration) in Museum gallery spaces and prepare reports of the data; conducts spectral analysis on light sources to be considered for use in galleries and determine if they are suitable for gallery use or for specific artwork; perform other duties or special projects, as assigned; maintain regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have: a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Physical, Chemical Hygiene & Safety, or Environmental Science; postgraduate, 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.

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Data Management Specialist (Regular, Full-Time)

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 acknowledgment 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 acknowledgments. The main task includes pulling, auditing, and distributing 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.

Some duties include: works with System Strategy team to make improvements to the accuracy and effectiveness of acknowledgment 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.

The qualified candidate will have a 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.

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Media Preservation Technician (Regular, Part-Time)
Registration & Collections

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is hiring a part-time Media Preservation Technician (25-29 hrs/week) for the dedicated and ongoing management of the Time-Based Media collection. Reporting to and working closely with the Digital Preservation Manager in the Collection Information and Digital Assets department, the Media Preservation Technician works collaboratively with multiple departments to carry out the long-term preservation, organization, and accessibility of LACMA’s Time-Based Media art collection. LACMA’s media collection consists of predominantly digital video with some analog formats (film/video), software and computer-based works, and custom electronics.

The Media Preservation Technician will also be responsible for working with the Digital Preservation Manager to enhance preservation practices and continuing to implement cross-departmental procedures for ensuring effective and proactive stewardship of these works; digitization and file transfer, data migration, maintenance of servers, defining display conditions and acceptable modifications for exhibition, accuracy of record-keeping, etc. Familiarity with audiovisual equipment from the 1970s to present-day technology (file formats, video editing suites, metadata tools, etc.) required. Comfort with a variety of computational environments and operating systems a plus.

Some duties include: review incoming Time-Based Media Questionnaires, formats/deliverables, and installation documentation and advise on any concerns related to the acquisition; register and condition screen new TBM acquisitions; catalog media assets with descriptions, significance/context within the work, and physical conditions in the collection management system; extract and manage technical and provenance metadata for digital files and executables; work with the Incoming Loans (IL) Registrar to keep IL TBM procedures and documentation as current as possible; assess display requirements and provide costs/labor estimates for installing the work into the future to factor into acquisitions and exhibitions budgets in coordination with Gallery Media and Art Preparation and Installation; update TMS for greater accuracy of TBM assets and document migration and ongoing care of Permanent Collection (PC) assets; ensure the health and safe storage of original media carriers, assessing needs for refreshing/migrating data as deemed necessary; work with Senior Associate Registrar, PC to develop cataloguing standards for TBM artworks; advise on proper handling and preparation of TBM assets for proposed loans and exhibitions in coordination with Gallery Media and Art Preparation and Installation. Prepare exhibition/access files, and coordinate with Conservation for creation of physical exhibition materials (e.g. exhibition film prints); notify the appointed Collection Management Technician to rehouse and label primary enclosure with object numbers; work with Digital Preservation Manager and Head of Collections Management to develop procedures for screening TBM Artworks; work with TBM Committee to inform and govern digitization/migration plan; digitize PC TBM Media transfers and manage relationships with outside vendors for various digitization and migration tasks not feasible in-house; maintain inventory of PC TBM artwork carriers and update TMS records (locations, generations/copies, etc.); ensure proper disposal of deaccessioned or decommissioned copies; coordinate with Gallery Media to provide access to PC TBM artworks for installation in galleries; advise the Associate Registrar, Outgoing Loans regarding feasibility for OGLs of TBM artworks and facilitate exhibition copies to lend to borrowers; work collaboratively with Conservation on media works involving electrical or physical components; maintains regular and reliable attendance; other projects and duties, as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have at least two years of experience as an Audio Visual Technician, Museum or Gallery-based Media Installation Technician, and/or hold a Masters in Audio Visual Archiving or Preservation. Must demonstrate the ability to organize, prioritize and handle tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. Exercise sound judgment, decision making and handle confidential and sensitive information effectively. Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated, and demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with open-source software, source code, and/or programming languages a plus. Experience with TMS (The Museum System) collection management system is preferred.

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Donor Relations Coordinator (Regular, Full-Time)

The Donor Relations Coordinator position participates in an integrated, strategic approach to inspiring donors at all levels to engage with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). S/he is versatile and creative, and enjoys writing for projects with various structures, including but not limited to gift acknowledgments, gift of art acknowledgments and deeds of gift, impact reports, articles, stories, email, stewardship documents, and more. The Donor Relations Coordinator will also assist with the tracking and workflow of CEO-level correspondence, ensuring timely routing and completion of letter editing and mailing. The Donor Relations Coordinator additionally works with colleagues across the department on the creation of high-quality, donor-centered materials with consistent messaging and standards. The Donor Relations Coordinator is collaborative and flexible, open to criticism and change, and can integrate feedback from multiple stakeholders into a cohesive whole. S/he remains attuned to LACMA’s brand and its fundraising priorities so that s/he can integrate goals seamlessly into broader museum priorities.

Some responsibilities include: oversee donor acknowledgment process, providing donors with quality and timely acknowledgments; oversee the establishment of acknowledgment best practices and style guides; draft acknowledgment letters and oversee the production of a letter from creation to mailing; maintain gift receipt and acknowledgment templates, as well as draft and produce these documents; coordinate acknowledgment schedule for all of the development department; oversee CEO correspondence tracking process, including editing, and completion of communications in response to donor gifts and other donor relations activities; with Data Management team members, maintain the integrity of the archiving process of donor correspondence and acknowledgments, as well as design workflows and refine existing processes to be implemented with fundraising administrative staff; update the Tessitura database with constituent information related to salutations and address updates and other miscellaneous information as relayed from donor correspondence; manage monthly production of scheduled pledge reminders and ongoing tracking of pledge schedule throughout the year; receive and prepare gift processing forms for the data management team; manage the production of donor listings for Insider magazine or other public recognition occasions; collaborate with Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship on the design of donor recognition programs that will help strengthen relationships with our community of donors; generate and produce written content to speak about outcomes of the museum’s work in the LA community, as assigned by the Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship; handles other duties as assigned by Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship; maintains regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with an emphasis on writing skills preferred; at least 3 years of related experience; experience in a development or fundraising environment preferred; experience writing professionally in development, marketing, journalism, or a related field preferred; strong writing skills and the ability to effectively present information; knowledge of business writing style and AP style; comfortable working with data and reports, including acknowledgment and gift reports; excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel; experience using constituent management databases such as Raiser’s Edge or Tessitura; understanding of best practices for nonprofit institutions is preferred.

Please click this link to apply.

*Applicants should also provide a writing sample or a cover letter.*

Program Coordinator (Regular, Part-Time)
Prints & Drawings

The part-time Program Coordinator assists with administrative duties and tasks related to the planning and implementation of a five-day traveling seminar for curators featuring the museum print collections and printmaking workshops of Los Angeles.

Some responsibilities include: prepares and submits call for applications; manages review process and notify selected participants; coordinates with partner hosts (museums and printmaking workshops) to finalize the itinerary; coordinates participant travel arrangements; organizes catering and ground transportation; monitors and tracks program budget; collects participant surveys for a formal evaluation and works with Development to submit grant report; performs all other duties, as assigned; maintains regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, Art Education, or Art History and at least two years of administrative experience, including experience organizing programs and/or events.

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

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.

Some duties include: assisting Gallery Lighting Designer with the exhibition lighting; preparation of lighting equipment; lighting focus for installations; maintenance of lighting design for all open exhibitions; de-installation of exhibition lighting; maintenance of lighting storage spaces and carts; maintenance of the inventory of lamps, lighting material, and supplies; repair and service of light fixtures and accessories; maintenance of lighting scissor lift fleet by performing routine basic maintenance and safety checks; processing work order requests for extended lighting hours; use of time and project management software; use of G-suite apps including Gmail, Calendar, and Sheets; communicating effectively and clearly with colleagues, management and other departments; performing other duties or special projects as assigned; maintaining regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate should have at least 3 years of professional experience in lighting for museums, motion pictures, 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 read and interpret documents such as lighting designs, plot plans, operating manuals and maintenance instructions. 

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Administrative Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)

The Administrative Assistant provides clerical and administrative support to the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development and Director of Principal Gifts.

Some responsibilities include: schedules and coordinates meetings, conference calls, and appointments; answers telephone calls, routes calls, tracks messaging; drafts and distributes correspondence; proofreads contracts, proposals, and other documents; creates organizational systems and manages donor files and organizational files, as needed; inputs prospect assignment reports into Tessitura and runs reports on donor activities for SVP, VP, and other gift officers, as needed; processes expense reimbursement and reconciles LACMA credit card expenses; works with AVP Strategic Services to properly code and track expenses; creates spreadsheets to assist with data analysis and provides support creating prospect and donor proposals; assists with complex donor mailings both snail mail and electronic; interacts with the organization’s top donors; provides assistance with department events; maintains regular and reliable attendance; performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Business Administration, or a related field; at least 2 years of administrative experience; experience in a development or fundraising environment is preferred; advanced knowledge of Google Docs, Excel, PowerPoint, and experience working in databases used in fundraising and prospecting (Tessitura preferred); is capable of working at a fast pace while providing detailed and accurate work product; ability to think quickly but calmly and demonstrate a mature and thoughtful approach to problem-solving, uses good judgment, ability to prioritize timely tasks; ability to work some evenings and weekends; has superior writing skills.

Please click this link to apply.

*Applicants should also provide a persuasive writing sample or a cover letter.*

Administrative Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)
Major Gifts

The Administrative Assistant provides support to the Major Gifts team as part of an effort to create a robust pipeline of individual donors for major gifts and for LACMA’s capital campaign. The Administrative Assistant will assist with all activities involving the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors in all major gift officer portfolios. This position will also provide support for the planning and implementation of regularly-scheduled events and conversations designed to inform and cultivate key prospects.

Some responsibilities include: supports the Major Gifts team with all activities involving the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors in all major gift officer portfolios; provides support for the planning and implementation of regularly-scheduled events and conversations; drafts and deploys group and individual communications to members; prepares and oversees materials and proposals for donor meetings and the solicitation of gifts; assists with prospect identification, list creation, mailings and events for the museum’s capital campaign and other core fundraising activities; assists with benefits fulfillment for donors, including preparing mailings and event calendaring; coordinates tours and special access for high-level donors; pulls and organizes donor lists and queries from Tessitura database and internal tracking lists for donor mailings; enters and maintains call reports, donor commitments, proposals, and relevant notes in Tessitura database; processes expense reports and invoices for the Individual Giving staff; maintains regular and reliable attendance; performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Business Administration, or a related field; at least 2 years of administrative experience; experience in a development or fundraising environment is preferred; solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel; experience using a constituent management database (i.e. Tessitura) is preferred.

Please click this link to apply.

*Applicants should also provide a writing sample or a cover letter.*

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Paintings (Regular, Full-Time)
Conservation Center

The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking applications for Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Paintings Conservation.

The fellowship is a full-time position and includes an hourly pay rate, plus health benefits. Also, a travel allowance for study/research will be allocated at the discretion of the section head and the Director of Conservation. The fellowship will focus on the study, examination, and treatment of works of art in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Successful candidates will gain considerable experience treating works of art in well equipped, production-oriented conservation laboratories. Conservation involvement in permanent collection exhibitions and special exhibitions will enhance training opportunities.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia, and workshops and to visit and collaborate with nearby cultural institutions. With proper training, the Conservation Fellow may act as a courier for works of art on loan or exhibition to other museums and institutions. Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a recognized conservation training program with a specialization in paintings/objects conservation.

Please click this link to submit the application.

Interested candidates must, in addition to this application, submit the following:

  • A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current, and permanent addresses and telephone numbers, education, and experience.
  • A short statement of the candidate's interest and intent in applying for the fellowship.
  • Letters of recommendation from three professional references.

*Please submit the CV, statement, and letters of recommendation into this Google Form.*

The fellowship is a one-year position beginning October 1, 2020 (with potential for renewal). 

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 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 2020


    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.

    Interns will receive a gross salary of $6,000 for their ten-week internship, beginning no sooner than June 1, 2020 and ending no later than August 21, 2020 and are subject to LACMA’s hiring, payroll, and holiday schedule policies and procedures. As part of the internship, students will attend three mandatory events 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 2020. 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

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (For All Internships)


    Getty Marrow Conservation Internship

    Art conservation is the preservation of art and objects of cultural heritage through examination, documentation, and preventive conservation or treatment. Professional training usually takes place in graduate school, where preference is given to applicants who have, among other prerequisites, prior experience, such as this internship. 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 costume and textiles and then engage with the five 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 five 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.

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

    To Apply

    Interested candidates should send a completed internship application form, cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation along with contact information for the recommenders to Catherine C. McLean, Senior Textile Conservator, at cmclean(at)


    Getty Marrow Education & Public Programs Internship

    The ten-week Getty Marrow internship in the Education & Public Programs department will provide an opportunity to engage in a broad range of LACMA’s education programs for a variety of audiences. The Getty Marrow intern will primarily work on Youth & Family programs and Teacher programs, and learn best practices in both of these areas by participating in collaborative program planning, implementation, and evaluation processes. The Getty Marrow intern will also gain exposure to implementation strategies for adapting LACMA programs, resources, and other offerings in response to shifts in priorities. 

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

    To Apply

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and completed internship application form to Patricia Esquivel at pesquive(at)


    Getty Marrow Registration & Collections Internship

    The Getty Marrow Internship is a ten-week position in the Registration & Collections department that will provide a thorough introduction to LACMA, its registration processes for managing the permanent collection, and its acquisition program. The Getty Marrow Registration & Collections intern will assist with updating the collection database (TMS) and hard files for the museum’s collection of more than 142,000 objects. The Getty Marrow intern will assist with accession data reconciliation, in which the primary focus will be incorporating artist and donor files into permanent collection artwork files. In addition to analyzing and uploading a wide range of documents such as correspondence, photographs, and provenance information, the Getty Marrow intern will assist the Permanent Collection Registrars in carrying out their key responsibilities, including processing art acquisitions, researching collections inquiries, and inventorying artworks in the permanent collection.

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

    To Apply

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and completed internship application form to Linda Leckart at lleckart(at) 

    Registrar & Collection Information Internships
    Registrar's Office

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

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

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

    Deadlines for Application

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

    LACMA Internship Program Application

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

    Museum Service Council

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

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

    Docent Council

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

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

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