Welcome to the employment page of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. To see a brief description of the position that interests you, select the position title. Human Resources will review each applicant’s qualifications for compatibility with available openings. Should a potential fit exist, Human Resources will contact the applicant directly.
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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.
- 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)
- 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.
Benefits Administrator (Regular, Full-Time)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking a seasoned and skilled Benefits Administrator to join our Human Resources team. This is a full-time regular position. The Benefits Administrator is responsible for the Museum’s benefits administration as well as the coordination, maintenance, and retention of HR records. This candidate should also be able to take directions while being able to work independently; be organized and able to juggle many projects at once.
- Administers and processes employee benefits and COBRA; conduct Benefits Orientations, support staff with benefits inquiries, communication of benefits, and troubleshoot employee benefits billing issues
- Manages external vendor relationships, including benefit carriers, brokers, and service providers
- Manages annual benefits renewals including plan design recommendations open enrollment, employee education
- Manages Wellness Program and all events throughout the year
- Develops and implements employee communication and intranet updates/posts related to all benefits, wellness programs, and company policy updates
- Administers pension plan and 403(b)/401(a) and 457(b) retirement savings plans; ensures all compliance documentation is distributed to vested current and former employees, communicates with actuaries, audit cash out calculations, and coordinates pension distributions; transmits retirement deposits each payroll; processes changes from employees on 403(b) and 457(b) contributions; prepares all Non-Discrimination Testing
- Manages/assures accurate and timely preparation of IRS 5500 forms and other required government filings relevant to employee benefits; collaborates with Actuary as appropriate to finalize and publish the various compliance filings
- Processes audits and annual census reports for SDP
- Ensures elections and changes are accurately entered and processed. Approve or deny pending transactions based on the review of supporting documentation, including review of domestic partner affidavits and court-ordered benefits coverage
- Reviews all vendor error reports and ensure issue resolution with the vendor and ADP
- Works with carriers on escalated employee issues, including claims resolution
- Ensures the Museum’s leave of absence programs are in compliance with state and federal requirements; communicates policies to employees and coordinates with Payroll; corresponds with employees and their supervisors regarding return to work status, including interactive process meetings; manages invoicing and payment tracking
- Coordinates worker’s compensation claims and follow-through. Is the primary contact for the reporting of work-related injuries; ensures employee receives timely medical attention, as necessary. Coordinates quarterly claim reviews, documents outcomes and plays an active role in managing the status of open claims. Will prepare the Company’s annual OSHA reporting for CA. Ensures reports are posted within the stated reporting window
- Coordinates and organizes employee benefits events including, but not limited to, open enrollment meetings, health and wellness fairs, and blood drives
- Maintains and updates current employee information for beneficiary, dependent status, and worker’s compensation claims
- Manages Museum’s Rideshare program and ensures compliance with the AQMD
- Oversees employee years of service award program
- Reconciles and processes billing and invoicing for the HR department; runs budget reports quarterly
- Partners with HRIS on all benefit integrations with our HRIS System (ADP/HRB) Partner with HRIS to report on Health Care Reform Compliance
- Monitors Health Care Reform and other legislation to assure compliance and understanding of long term impact
- Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field
- At least 3 years of human resources experience with a focus on benefits administration
- Experience managing a consumer-driven benefits program (HSA or HRA)
- Knowledge of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and required mandates
- Demonstrate an ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines
To apply, please use the following link.
Ford Foundation Education Community Engagement Fellow (Regular, Full-Time) [3-Year Term]
Education & Public Programs
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) seeks a talented and enthusiastic Ford Foundation Education Community Engagement Fellow to develop public programs and facilitate engagement activities, including public listening sessions, community events, meetings, wellness activities, workshops, and discussions in support of the diverse communities LACMA serves throughout Los Angeles County. The Ford Foundation Education Community Engagement Fellow should be a demonstrated leader that is responsible for developing and implementing new arts initiatives. The goal of the fellowship is to create connections throughout the community, thus increasing future levels of participation in our programs, both inside and outside the walls of the Museum building. The Ford Foundation Education Community Engagement Fellow will be a strategic and collaborative leader who will serve as a professional and passionate advocate for this program and others in the region.
- Works with the Vice President, Education & Public Programs, staff, contractors, volunteers, donors, and artists to develop contacts and strengthen relationships between LACMA and partners in the community.
- Leverages LACMA’s strengths in order to build strong, long-term, and loyal relationships with audience members and the community.
- Develops, oversees, builds partnerships, and implements educational community engagement programs with partners who wish to be involved with LACMA x Snapchat: Monumental Perspectives, community programming celebrating the recently “reopened” Watts Towers, and other programming centered in and for diverse communities.
- Maintains and invigorates existing partnerships to reach new audiences both directly through programming efforts, and indirectly through the incorporation of new ideas.
- If needed, presents projects to various City, County, and non-profit leaders in the course of soliciting necessary permits, approvals, and press for the program.
- Partners with the Vice President, Education & Public Programs to align programming across departments.
- All other duties and projects, as assigned.
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in art, museum studies, or a related field is preferred.
- A minimum of 3+ years of professional museum or arts engagement experience required.
- Excellent interpretive, writing, presentation/public speaking, and communication skills.
- Strong organizational, planning, and teaching skills.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, visitors, volunteers, donors, professional colleagues, and other members of the community.
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement public programs that engage and educate diverse audiences.
- Fluency in best professional practices and highly values public access to the arts.
- Ability to talk and work with a range of community members, such as art workers, university administrators, and youth-serving professionals, and the capacity to think critically and creatively about such wide-ranging topics as public monuments, arts education, and land acknowledgment.
- Ability to think innovatively about outreach and comfortable initiating conversations and developing highly strategic partner coalitions.
LACMA acknowledges the support of the Ford Foundation in providing funding for its Education Community Engagement Fellow. However, the Education Community Engagement Fellow will not serve as a representative of the Ford Foundation.
To apply, please use the following link.
Benefits Administrator I (Temporary, Part-Time)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking a temporary Benefits Administrator I to join our Human Resources team. This is a temporary part-time position.
- Respond to employees instructed to stay home upon their completion of LACMA’s daily health screening questionnaire
- Communicate LACMA’s Covid-19 policy and procedures to employee
- Conduct contact trace with affected employee and with employees who may have been exposed
- Direct employees to quarantine as necessary
- Send quarantine notifications
- Track quarantine periods
- Provide and collect FFCRA Leave of Absence (LOA) forms
- Responsible for Covid-19 LOA administration
- Enter information into ADP
- Communicate use of paid sick leave to the payroll department
- Collect all test results and doctor’s release for positive test results
- Communicate with the Facilities Department as needed for cleaning if the positive case on work-site
- Communicate with employee and department supervisors upon release to return to work
- Handle all information with discretion and confidentiality
Education and Experience
- Associate’s degree required, at minimum
- 1-3 years experience with Leaves of Absence administration
- Knowledge of HIPPA laws
- Experience with Covid-19 notifications is preferred
To apply, please use the following link.
Due to the volume of correspondence received, the Human Resources Department cannot confirm receipt of submitted documentation. Phone calls will not be returned.
How to Apply
To be considered for any of the openings listed, please forward your resume including a list of references, and a cover letter indicating the position(s) of interest, as well as any salary requirements, to LACMA Human Resources, via our online system. Follow the link at the bottom of the position posting to apply through the online system. Not compatible with Firefox.
Registrar & Collection Information Internships
The Registrar's Office will be accepting applications for student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.
The Registrar's Office creates and maintains the official records for all of the objects in the LACMA collections or on loan to the museum. The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloging objects, incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, database management, and special projects. The interns will be exposed to all phases of registration and receive additional assignments focusing on archiving and museum ethics. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and library science. Academic credit can be arranged.
Interested candidates should email (email@example.com) 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
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.
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.