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Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship, Paper (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellow will work on the conservation of works of art on paper, photographs, books and/or archives.  The position includes a stipend for research and travel given at the discretion of the Director of Conservation. This Fellowship is a one-year position with potential for renewal.

Responsibilities

  • Examines and treats a wide range of works of art on paper and photographs.
  • Supports preventive conservation activities, exhibitions and loans, as well as conservation outreach.
  • Collaborates with conservators, conservation scientists, collections care specialists, curators and other Museum staff.
  • Develops a research project focused on artist materials or techniques and/or new treatment methodologies in collaboration with the Center’s Research Laboratory. 
  • Publishes and/or presents the research in a professional journal or conference. 
  • Participates in informal lectures, symposia, workshops as well as visits and collaborates with nearby cultural institutions. 
  • Couriers works of art on loan or exhibition to other museums and institutions.

Qualifications

  • Graduated from a recognized art conservation program or have equivalent work or apprenticeship experience, with a specialization in works of art on paper and/or photographs. 
  • Demonstrates visual, manual, and scholarly aptitudes. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must submit the following material

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

To apply, please use the following link.


Tessitura Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

Working across all user teams including Development, Membership, Visitor Services, Education & Public Programs, Finance, Web & Digital, Information Systems, and museum consultants, the Tessitura Manager ensures that the system effectively scales and supports day to day work across business functions. The Tessitura Manager leads system upgrades and project manages and provides support and direction on platforms that integrate or share data with Tessitura, including WordFly, DonorSearch, lacma.org, and Zkipster. The Tessitura Manager proficiently understands these applications, their strengths and weaknesses, how they impact and interact with each other, and how they may be leveraged to best support the growth of audience, fundraising and membership through positive cooperation with key museum stakeholders. The Tessitura Manager leads user onboarding, and acts as a sounding board for system improvements led by power users and colleagues within the Strategic Services team and user teams 

The Tessitura Manager co-develops the Tessitura roadmap in partnership with the Assistant Vice President, Strategic Development services and in consultation with department heads who leverage system data to grow audience and income and carry out day-to-day work. The Tessitura Manager leads or consults on all system and data implementations, integrations, and improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Partners with the Assistant Vice President, Strategic Development Services to establish and evolve the long-term roadmap for Tessitura use and expansion across user teams and business functions.
  • Creates a systems environment that supports the work of all user teams. Key generalist expert on Tessitura, with in-depth knowledge in select areas and advisory-level knowledge in others.
  • Onboards new Tessitura users and user groups, including occasionally bringing external data sources into Tessitura, determining what can be done in-house vs. with consultants, and creating new systems.   
  • Manages system upgrades, patches, and vendor-recommended changes.
  • Proactively investigates system capabilities as they pertain to business needs, offers critical, thoughtful, and researched recommendations for the future of LACMA’s business systems.
  • Ensures that Tessitura supports the needs of the Finance and Accounting teams; ensures that data infrastructure supports seamless flow and accessibility of accurate and timely information. Maintains working knowledge of gift entry in support of effective decision-making.
  • Partners closely with select team leads, department heads, and power users to ensure that Tessitura effectively supports day-to-day work. Brings needs and opportunities into the roadmap planning process and manages system and data maintenance projects.
  • Works closely with the Web & Digital team to ensure that all technical policies and procedures within Tessitura related to web ticketing are upheld with a high degree of attention to detail; works with web vendors as needed to ensure flow of information between systems.
  • Leads regular alignment and planning meetings with Tessitura stakeholders and power users to troubleshoot pending issues and to ensure decisions made by one department do not negatively impact another. 
  • Exemplifies essential LACMA and department values by ensuring a professional atmosphere intent on achieving the highest standards of visitor and member service possible.
  • Supervise NSCAN installation, maintenance & support.
  • Manage users and security. Enhance security groups and assign access rights to ensure confidentiality and system integrity.
  • Oversee onboarding of new Tessitura users and general training; when needed, consults on specialized training areas led by peer trainers within Strategic Services.
  • Supervises and carries out quality control and data clean-up inTessitura.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance. 
  • Works with the Membership department to make sure data systems allow for successful campaigns, with appropriate segmentations, testing, etc.
  • Manages the Systems Specialist (or equivalent position) as their direct supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience;
  • 4-6 years of database experience
  • Extensive knowledge in donor management and ticketing software, specifically Tessitura;
  • Solid understanding of database fundamentals, including architecture, extractions and reporting.

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant Curator (Regular Full-Time)
Modern Art

LACMA is seeking an Assistant Curator for its Modern Art Department. Under the supervision of the Department Head, the Assistant Curator will support curatorial work including acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, collections management, and donor cultivation. This position requires the ability to work in a collaborative and encyclopedic museum. This Assistant Curator works independently and collaboratively with various members of the Museum. The Assistant Curator will work primarily on campus, and as needed at various sites for donor cultivation as well as gallery and museum exhibitions.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in quarterly acquisitions meetings by preparing write ups and presenting acquisitions. 
  • Prepares content for Collections Online.
  • Negotiates with artists, dealers and/or donors regarding potential acquisitions as directed by the Department Head. 
  • Assists department Curatorial Administrator to maintain collection files current, paper and electronic.
  • Proposes, develops, and executes all aspects of small-scale permanent collection rotations including but not limited to research, topic determination, object selection, developing layout, didactics, and overseeing installation. 
  • Supports large scale exhibition projects under the guidance of Senior Curatorial staff including confirming display details, participating in exhibition installation and others.
  • Participates in docent and security training and staff walkthroughs.
  • Proposes, develops concepts and serves as author or co-author of museum publications, and contributes entries and back matter for catalogs. 
  • Works with Conservation and Collections Management to ensure the preservation of the collection.
  • Serves as mentor to junior and peer staff, interns, as well as Curatorial Fellows. 
  • Works collaboratively to cultivate new donors, steward existing donors and supports fund-raising from individuals, and foundations for acquisitions or exhibitions.
  • Participates in Modern and Contemporary Art Council (MCAC) and other departmental donor/supporter events 
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Western art history or other relevant field, with emphasis on art 1900-1960s; PhD preferred.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of curatorial experience working in a museum.
  • Proficiency with relevant foreign languages.  

To apply, please use the following link.


Curatorial Assistant (Temporary Full-Time)
Chinese & Korean Art

Under the supervision of the Curator and Head of Chinese Art, the The Mozhai Foundation Curatorial Assistant is a motivated administrator with a strong attention to detail and a familiarity with the fine arts. This role is a full-time, temporary position, with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis. The main function of the Curatorial Assistant is the administrative support of the division head and the curatorial team as a whole. In addition to typical admin tasks, and organizational support this role will also collaborate Chinese Art Department curators on projects relating to either traditional or modern and contemporary Chinese art, as needed. 

Responsibilities

  •  Assists with research for exhibitions, publications and acquisitions 
  • Coordinates and assists in all aspects of departmental project planning
  • Serves as the department’s liaison to collection management, conservation, education and other internal     departments, in connection to the planning and implementation of the exhibition.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Conducts research and compiles materials for the exhibition
  • Maintains and updates the exhibition checklists and databases
  • Drafts loan correspondence between LACMA and leading institutions
  • Interfaces with lending institutions throughout APAC region
  • Drafts labels and didactic content
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance (only include for non-exempt positions)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Chinese art history or related field of study
  • At least one year of curatorial experience
  • Proficiency in Mandarin or Cantonese (written Chinese and spoken Mandarin). 

To apply, please use the following link.


Program Administrator (Regular Full-Time)
Collections Management

The Collections Management Program Administrator performs a wide variety of duties in support of the Collections Management department and provides administrative support to the Collections Management department

Responsibilities

  • Assigns work order requests to the appropriate Collections Management team through LACMA’s internal work order request system, MORA.  Also, creates MORA requests as necessary and assists the team with closing out MORA requests.
  • Works with storage facility leads to assist with project needs, object and facility access requests, and resource distribution
  • Communicates with external departments to facilitate access to the art collection
  • Orders materials, supplies, tools, and equipment for the department
  • Works under the direction of department head to track expenditures, makes sure budgets are used responsibly, and processes vendor payments, including Collections Management staff reimbursements
  • Helps maintain art storage facility monitoring programs such as integrated pest management and environmental monitoring
  • Maintains a clean work area, tools, equipment, and storage areas
  • Assists with the receiving and releasing of art shipments at multiple art storage facilities
  • Assists with new acquisition processing and housing as needed
  • Assists with object viewings as needed
  • Proficient in MORA, TMS, the Google Suite, and Financial Edge
  • Works consistently within established safety standards and attend mandatory institutional safety trainings
  • Is self-motivated, curious, and demonstrates an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Travels between LACMA locations across Los Angeles
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance
  • Pulls monthly artwork by location report for emergency preparedness.
  • Tracks yearly statistics for the CM department.
  • Acts as CM representative for various task forces and planning groups 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 3-6 years of related experience
  • A demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practices and procedures 
  • Basic art handling knowledge

To apply, please use the following link.


Gallery Construction Worker (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibition Design & Production

Under supervision of the Head of Gallery Construction, the Gallery Construction Technician will  their extensive knowledge from onsite experience to perform a number of  general skilled support tasks and maintenance related work as assigned to ensure that all museum projects are completed on deadline and to a top tier standard of quality.  

Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: 

GENERAL GALLERY MAINTENANCE 

  • Maintain, alter, repair, install and remove gallery display casework and furniture. 

  • Operate wood working tools and machinery as needed. 

  • Assure that tools and equipment are properly cared for. 

  • Install and remove display casework and furniture. 

  • Maintain gallery wall and casework paint surfaces

  • Mill, alter, repair and install associated plastic, metal and wood trim items. 

  • Prepare simple sketches, prepare material lists, and lay out work at job site. 

  • Operate and maintain woodworking and material handling machinery. 

  • Install and remove gallery fabrics, drapes and curtains. 

GENERAL DUTIES 

  • Maintain inventory of materials, supplies and equipment. 

  • Maintain required records. 

  • Plan and prioritize work. 

  • Communicate clearly and effectively. 

  • Assist in training and supervision of others (vendors) as assigned. 

  • Properly use, maintain, care for tools, equipment, vehicles, and work areas. 

  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner including adherence to LACMA’s Safety Program. 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the following: uses and purposes of general maintenance tools and equipment, safe work practice and basic first aid. 
  • Ability to perform skilled maintenance and repair work in the area of work assigned, 
  • knowledge of use of hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools and equipment, 
  • Ability to read and interpret maps, diagrams and fabrication drawings, operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment, 
  • Effective Communication skills (clear and concisely) both written and spoken 
  • Collaborative minded individual able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 

To apply, please use the following link.


Chemical Hygiene Officer (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

LACMA – Museum Associates seeks an early career professional who is highly motivated to join the Conservation Center as the Chemical Hygiene Officer. The Conservation Center’s Chemical Hygiene Officer will oversee the Conservation Center compliance with LACMA Safety Plans (e.g. Hazard Communication, Chemical Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, Radiation Safety), and coordinates emergency response with Facilities and Conservation. They will be 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.  If qualified according to Title 17 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 30336.7.  

Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, and manages laboratory related safety programs to meet regulatory requirements and address safety related needs in the 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 use of the 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Hygiene & Safety, or environmental safety, or equivalent.
  • Hands-on laboratory experience with hazardous chemicals is required. 
  • Attendance at seminars and workshops, which reviewed and provided updated information. Government regulations regarding hazardous materials and radiation safety are preferred.  

To apply, please use the following link.


Exhibition Conservator (Regular Full-Time)
Art of the Ancient Americas

The Exhibition Conservator will focus on preventive conservation of LACMA’s permanent collection, which spans the history of art from the fifteenth-century through contemporary works in all mediums. This position must be able to work with prints, drawings, photographs, manuscripts, artist illustrated books, Asian scrolls and screens, and other mediums as necessitated by the permanent collection. The Exhibition Conservator will examine, assess, write reports on condition, and monitor works of art in the museum’s care, such as paintings, textiles, objects, and paper. The Exhibition Conservator will supervise and mentor a pre-program conservation fellow. This is a three-year position for a post-graduate conservator.

Responsibilities

  • Examine works of art to determine condition and need for treatment, collaborating with paintings, objects, paper, and textiles conservators. 
  • Assesses works of art for light sensitivity, working closely with Conservation Science, as well as travel, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Work with consultants
  • Write and reviews condition reports for works of art for exhibitions, outgoing loans, and new acquisitions.
  • Advise on environmental conditions for works of art in storage, in transit, and on display.
  • Conduct research as necessary to determine appropriate treatments.
  • Perform pertinent treatment on works of art and accessories with a focus on preventive conservation.
  • Use digital tools and databases to organize and update information in databases, including but not limited to condition reports and photographs.
  • Produce training materials on how to perform condition reports.
  • Collaborate within the Conservation Center and with Museum staff on many levels as it pertains to works of art and preservation.
  • At supervisor’s request, coordinate with other departments and remain informed on loans, transit of art, exhibitions, and permanent collection loans, keeping supervisor informed.
  • Coordinates pre-program Conservation Fellow art technicians to perform condition reporting under the supervision of the Conservation Labs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned including, but limited to, assisting with routine reports, organizing files, labeling slides, working on inventories of art and supplies in the conservation laboratories, and maintaining clean, orderly workspaces.
  • Travel to and from LACMA locations across Los Angeles as needed. 
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (M.A or M.S.) or equivalent in conservation.
  • Good working knowledge of computers and word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and other software applications
  • Knowledge of digital asset management system preferred

To apply, please use the following link.


Visitor Services Associate (Temporary Part-Time)
Visitor Services

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

Responsibilities

  • Actively demonstrates a guest-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times

  • Actively promotes, sells, and services the LACMA membership program

  • Maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s general policies and procedures, membership programs, and the exhibition and programming schedule

  • Clearly and concisely explains certain aspects of visitor experience that pertain to specific works of art

  • Assists visitors in the capacity of gallery support when required

  • Shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors and members via excellent written and verbal communications

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance 

  • Employee is required to attend various training sessions as scheduled

  • Operates register and receives payment for ticket, membership and donation transactions while maintaining a strict attention to cash handling accuracy

  • Escalate any guest service issues, complaints, or unanswerable questions to the Visitor Services Leadership team

  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned

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.


Communications Associate (Regular Full-Time)
Communications

The Communications Associate assists with the development and execution of all of the Museum’s media efforts. The Communications Associate implements communication campaigns and strategy, particularly for major exhibitions, public programs, and special projects and initiatives. 

Responsibilities

  • Develops comprehensive communications plan and press kit contents for select exhibitions, which includes researching and drafting appropriate materials for the Museum, special exhibitions, and initiatives, as well as other institutional announcements.
  • Implements editorial and messaging strategy for exhibition communications assigned to them.
  • Supports permanent collection activities, museum programming, and special projects. This includes creating/updating general press materials for museum, overseeing press presence at events, and coordinating logistics with various departments.
  • Garners national and international media coverage for the Museum in print, electronic, broadcast, and online media and documenting outreach, tracking, and measurement reports.
  • Manages selected exhibition and institutional priority press previews and events, including overseeing logistics, collaborating with event photographers, liaising with external PR affiliates (when appropriate), exhibition sponsors, coordinating interviews with media and Museum staff, securing electronic media presence, and supervising the overall flow of events.
  • Oversee exhibition and event assignment in accord with the Associate Director of Communications.
  • Departmental point person for contracted photographers and syndication services; oversee contracts and relationship with external freelance event photographers; work with photographer and relevant museum staff for photo IDs, when necessary.
  • Responsible for updating all evergreen departmental documents and the Advance Exhibitions Schedule (AES).
  • Responds to press inquiries in a timely manner; coordinates interviews; writes correspondence; sends communications materials; distributes images as requested; point person for departmental press inbox.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
  • At least 2 years of communications experience in a non-profit environment preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


Audio Visual Technician I (Temporary Part-Time)
Audio Visual

The Technician I provides technical support to the museum and the Audio Visual department.

Responsibilities

  • ­Operates data/video projections system, DCP, video files, 16/35/70mm, DVD, or Blu­ray
  • Designs, engineers, and operates sound reinforcement for music programs, performance art, and PA presentation systems
  • Designs and operates complex lighting and stage systems for theatrical or music presentations
  • ­Designs complex audio and visual presentations for many various events
  • ­Creates, operates, and troubleshoots PowerPoint and other data presentations for all museum departments and events
  • ­Organizes and creates video productions for support of PPT presentations, web media, communications, marketing, development and promotional media
  • Researches and advises on improved and updated audiovisual practices and hardware
  • Coordinates with all museum departments, administration, development, special events, councils, education, communication, curators, and outside guest speakers in order to organize, set up, and display a complete professional presentation
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

Qualifications

  • ­Degree in Film, Audio Visual, or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience and/or training in concerts, theater, film, video, including lighting design and stage management

To apply, please use the following link.


Legal Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
General Counsel's Office

The Legal/Administrative Assistant provides clerical and administrative support for the Office of the General Counsel (OGC).

Responsibilities

  • Organizes and maintains all legal files including labeling and indexing.
  • Manages OGC’s vendor payments and submits expense reports for OGC staff.
  • Schedules OGC staff’s travel and processes travel reimbursements.
  • Tracks department inventory and orders office supplies.
  • Handles the calendars of the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel.
  • Coordinates facilities, security and audio visual needs and work orders for OGC staff.
  • Schedules calls and meetings for OGC staff with LACMA departments and/or non-LACMA parties.
  • Answers telephone calls to the OGC staff and prioritizes and escalates telephone calls, as needed.
  • Writes and mails/faxes/emails correspondence on behalf of the OGC staff.
  • Interacts with multiple LACMA departments and greets visitors.
  • Assists OGC staff in preparing, organizing and archiving various legal documents for the museum, including gathering information from clients, conducting legal research and summarizing findings, and acting as a liaison between OGC and third party vendors and clients, as requested by OGC staff.
  • Performs general clerical functions (e.g., printing, checking mail, etc.) and coordinates and completes other projects as assigned, including obtaining signatures from LACMA departments and non-LACMA parties on legal documents, incorporating OGC staff’s hand-written comments into documents, and preparing execution versions of legal documents.
  • Maintains a record of OGC staff’s MCLE compliance, reminds OGC staff of applicable MCLE compliance deadlines and submits annual forms and payments to state bar organization(s) for OGC staff’s state bar license renewals.
  • Completes other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program or 2-3 years prior administrative experience in a corporate or legal office would be beneficial.
  • Exercising prior experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Working under the general supervision of the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, with a degree of creativity and latitude given to the Legal/Administrative Assistant, who will act proactively.

To apply, please use the following link.


Public Programs Data Specialist (Regular Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs

The Data Specialist reports directly to the Vice President, Education and Public Programs and connects several crucial areas of the museum experience—including Development, Finance, Visitor Services, Membership, Marketing, Events, Education, and others as needed—in order to ensure their interrelationship and relevance for visitors of all ages. The successful candidate will help LACMA achieve its long-term strategic Education and Public Programs objectives. This person is an individual contributor who executes reporting and analytics projects as assigned/approved by the Vice President, Education and Public Programs. The Data Specialist focuses on donor and patron data, as well as financial information, supporting the needs of key stakeholders across the LACMA campus. The Data Specialist also analyzes target audience data and develops appropriate outreach strategies.

Responsibilities

Public Programs and Education

  • Hub of communication for all Education and Public Programs across the museum, providing updates to stakeholders throughout the museum (Marketing, Communications, Development, Membership, Ticket Office, Security, Facilities)

  • Develops, routes and reviews monthly and biweekly “e-blasts” as well as target-specific email campaigns for the entire department including but not limited to Film, Music, Family, and School and Teacher. 

  • Tracks and creates attendance data reports for all of education and public programs events.

  • Publishes and updates new events on LACMA's website.

  • Updates LACMA’s website for Education and Public Programs. Research and development user experience improvements to department webpages. 

  • Project Manager of the Education Department's The Guide. Develops, routes, and reviews all text, working closely with other departments. 

  • Routes and reviews Connect, LACMA’s monthly newsletter.

  • Attends weekly meetings with Marketing and Communications to review upcoming programs over the coming month that need additional support and organizing accordingly.

  • Attends monthly meetings with Development to review upcoming programs over the coming month and provide updates as necessary. 

  • Management of LACMA Connected Instagram account, including post creation, research on best practices, and ensuring brand consistency with the main LACMA account. 

  • Constant communication between meetings to ensure promotion of events on social media channels, websites, LA Magazine, and “e-blasts.”

  • Maintains events calendar and answers public programs phone line and email.

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

  • Works on all other duties and projects, as assigned.

Technology

  • Managed and is the point of contact for the department for issues with WordFly, Tessitura ticketing system, the website, Odin, and servers. Work closely with the Web & Digital Department, Membership, Visitor Services, and Strategic Development Services departments to troubleshoot and solve problems as they arise. 

Graphic Design

  • Designs over 50 pieces of collateral to support Education programs including presentations for senior staff meetings, maps and infographics, symposia programs, and professional development program materials. Assets are used by Development, the Director, visitors, and the Education department both online and in print.

Digital Programming

  • Digital strategy lead for all Education and Public Programs. Responsible for management of the Education Zoom account including scheduling, reporting, and maintenance.

  • Attends weekly calls with department stakeholders across the museum, updating on all Education and Public Program digital initiatives. 

  • Research and development of new digital platforms including efficacy, cost, and feasibility. 

  • Maintain archive education and public programming on LACMA’s YouTube page, working closely with Web and Digital Media. 

  • Close analysis of all data from digital programming. Synthesizing that data and making recommendations as necessary. 

Qualifications

  • B.A. in Art Education, Museum Studies, Art History, or a related field, is preferred.

  • At least 3 years of experience with, and knowledge of, the features and capabilities of database software including data entry procedures.

  • At least 2 years of museum or non-profit experience in a position related to project management, strategic planning, public programs, or data analytics.

  • Proven record of developing, planning, producing, and implementing a schedule of high quality, innovative museum education and public programs related to special exhibitions, gallery rotations, and related projects in museum settings, communities, etc.

  • Strong, proven record of tracking broad and diverse audiences.

  • Exceptional organizational, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of current learning theories and pedagogies for general adult audiences.

  • Fluency and knowledge of graphic design.

To apply, please use the following link.


Media Producer  (Regular Full-Time)
Web & Digital Media

The Media Producer’s primary objective is to use digital media to increase engagement, both online and onsite, with LACMA’s programming, mission and brand. 

The Media Producer will implement the design, development, and distribution of video and media produced for the Museum’s digital platforms. This role is hands-on and requires comfort with all aspects of video production and will require independent camera and sound work. The role is also responsible for developing project scopes and requirements, overseeing productions, and coordinating with both internal and external teams. Additionally, the Media Producer will bring an understanding of qualitative and quantitative data and how to apply these insights to the creation and evaluation of media productions. 

A key feature of this role will be expanding on the Museum’s existing media production strategy as the Museum prepares for the opening of The Geffen Galleries in 2024. The Media Producer will also work with stakeholders across the Museum as well as at LACMA-affiliated sites across Los Angeles to build and sustain internal capacity for media production.

Responsibilities

Media Production

  • Serves as a primary project manager for media productions, working closely with stakeholders throughout the Museum.

  • Produces institutional video and audio storytelling products and graphic content: conduct interviews, manage the editorial process, gather assets, and supervise outside contractors.    

  • Develops original media productions for the web and mobile, including planning, scheduling, transcribing, interviewing, and scripting, in collaboration with the Director of Media Production

  • Collaborates with curators to develop original video and audio content for works of art in the Museum's collection online

  • Establishes and maintains best practices for publishing on lacma.org, LACMA’s YouTube and Vimeo channels as well as other digital platforms, ensuring optimal usability, accessibility, and a consistent institutional presence and voice across media

Strategic Growth 

  • Implement and expand LACMA’s media production strategy by leveraging new and existing technology both on-campus and as part of LACMA’s expansion through Los Angeles County 

  • Monitor emerging trends in film production and interactive digital technologies in museums and related fields and develop relationships with counterparts in peer institutions and technology providers

  • Working with museum management and personnel in technology, education, operations and exhibitions to implement 

  • Identify possible project funding and working with the advancement department to secure it

  • Use qualitative and quantitative data for actionable insights and content recommendations 

Qualifications

  • 3 - 5 years professional experience directing and producing video-based media productions, with at least one year management experience 

  • Exceptional storytelling and media production skills across media and platforms with skills in shooting, editing, web, interactive, project management, operations and marketing  

  • Strong editorial skills, with a keen eye for consistency, accuracy, and detail in both visual and written content 

  • Excellent research, organizational and time management skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively with individuals of varying technical capabilities 

  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral

  • High energy and passion for engaging general novice audiences and in learning about art of all periods and places of origin

  • A portfolio showcasing strong production skills; please include portfolio links on resume

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud apps including Premiere Pro, Photoshop & After Effects

To apply, please use the following link.


Nat'l Science Found Fellow, Exhibition Design (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibition Design & Production

The National Science Foundation Fellow in Exhibition Design at LACMA will hold a two-year  fellowship position focused in Exhibition Design & Production. Supporting a collaborative  research program co-organized by LACMA and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and  funded by the National Science Foundation, the NSF Exhibition Design Fellow will gain  considerable experience in all aspects of exhibition design work with a primary focus on  developing an understanding of environmental and social factors that guide human behavior  under museum conditions. 

Within Exhibition Design & Production at LACMA, the NSF Exhibition Design Fellow supports  the design and planning efforts of the institution. The Fellow will be a trained architect with clear  interests in exhibition design, understanding perception and experiential aspects of design.  Dedicated to a two year research program, the Fellow will support LACMA’s scope of  investigation while working directly with the Salk team. The Fellow will also be trained in all  other areas of exhibition design work. This will include supporting the exhibition design team as  needed on all aspects of their day-to-day work, developing exhibition designs, participating in  planning meetings, and contributing towards LACMA’s permanent collection reinstallation  project. 

Responsibilities

 Support Salk/LACMA investigation of human perception, action, choice, and learning. ● Design special gallery exhibitions. 

● Develop design criteria with curatorial and exhibition staff.  

● Collaborate with audio/visual consultants.  

● Work with lighting designers. 

● Review construction feasibility with construction staff.  

● Consult with various Museum departments outside of Exhibition Design & Production,  contractors, and venues, including Graphic Design, Facilities, Conservation, Art  Preparation & Installation, and many others. 

● Participate in regular meetings with LACMA’s Exhibition Design & Production team  (Exhibition Design, Gallery Construction, Gallery Media), supporting the museum’s  extensive visitor programming goals.  

● Participate in larger planning meetings for all Exhibition Design & Production projects.  ● Participate in the planning meetings to organize the travel of LACMA’s collections locally  and nationally. 

Qualifications

● A professional degree in Architecture (B.Arch or M.Arch). 

● Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 

● Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

● Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently. ● Ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously. 

● Experience in architectural drawing and detailing, interior space planning, materials  specifying, and fixture design.

● Advanced computer experience in professional architectural software, including  AutoCAD, Revit, and Rhino is essential. 

● Discretion in the handling of confidential materials.

To apply, please use the following link.


Education Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs

The Education Coordinator provides administrative and logistical coordination of Creative Aging programs, both in-person and virtual. One of the key programs in this area is Create + Collaborate, a hands-art making class for older adults. LACMA is embarking on an expansion of collaborative Creative Aging Programs and will continue virtual programs for older adults. The Education Coordinator will support, plan and oversee similar public programs, including collaborating with on-site and off-site staff and contractors, and co-develops professional development training(s) for staff. LACMA seeks a creative individual to help re-envision our programs, build new community collaborations, and help expand existing ones.  

This is a grant-funded position, in place through February 2024.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the Director of Youth & Family Programs, Youth & Family team and Public Programs team in developing high quality Creative Aging education and public programming and professional development opportunities for staff.

  • Assist with outreach to new and underserved communities and build awareness of Creative Aging programs throughout Los Angeles County. 

  • Develop and maintain records from feedback, evaluation surveys, demographics, and other relevant information to demonstrate impact. 

  • Assists Development staff, Director of Youth & Family Programs, the Youth & Family team and the Public Programs team with the collection of data for grants and reports for older audiences with diverse backgrounds.

  • Participates in the implementation of the communications and marketing plans for Creative Aging Programs. 

  • Works with part-time Teaching Artists to conceive interactive, participatory art workshops

  • Works with consultant and guest speakers to conceive and produce a three-part series of public programs on Creative Aging.

  • Monitors part-time Teaching Artist lessons to ensure adherence to best practices in museum education, creative aging, and culturally responsive teaching. 

  • Schedules Teaching Artists and LACMA program visits at participating community sites. 

  • Coordinate photo and video documentation of Creative Aging programs.

  • Supervise virtual Creative Aging programs, registration, and moderate programs to ensure reliability of experience.

  • Familiarity with current trends, issues, and best practices in the field of museum education and creative aging. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to represent LACMA and its mission to external stakeholders and partners with professionalism, rigor, and enthusiasm

  • Handle email and phone correspondence for Creative Aging programs 

  • Ability to conduct research in areas relevant to LACMA’s collection.

  • Participates in departmental initiatives and in department meetings. 

  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned. 

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

  • A Bachelor’s degree in either art history, art education, museum studies, recreation, social work, or related field.*  

  • At least 3-5 years of experience developing programs and working with older adult communities

  • Strong working knowledge of Google Suite and MS Office. 

  • Reliable transportation to travel to locations within the Los Angeles County region. 

  • Ability and willingness to:  

    • Maintain a strong commitment to welcoming, encouraging, educating, and engaging with visitors of all ages, especially older adults.

    • Be self-motivated and result-orientated, as well as a team player. 

    • Prioritize and successfully organize multiple activities effectively under minimal supervision. 

    • Demonstrate strong, effective, and written and oral communications, relationship-building, and presentation skills.

    • Research pertinent areas of the Museum’s collection. 

    • Work flexible hours. 

    • Work at communities throughout the Los Angeles County region. Participating sites vary (paid mileage).  

To apply, please use the following link.


Karsh Curatorial Fellow (Regular Full-Time)
Decorative Arts & Design

The Decorative Arts and Design department at LACMA is looking to hire a full-time Curatorial Fellow. The position would begin as soon as possible and run through early 2026. 

Responsibilities

  • To undertake research in both primary and secondary sources for the exhibition “Science Sets the Style”: The Home of the Future, 1925-1985, scheduled to open in the autumn of 2025. 
  • Provide administrative support for meetings and catalogue planning. 
  • Maintain the exhibition checklist as a work in progress as well as complete the necessary research for its publication in the catalogue.  
  • Corresponding with designers and scholars.
  • Locating and ordering images and film clips.
  • Coordinating with other museum departments. 

Qualifications

  • Writing, diplomatic, and collaborative skills essential. 
  • Master’s degree required in design history.
  • At least 1 year of previous museum experience 

To apply, please use the following link.


Supervisor, Membership Services (Regular Full-Time)
Membership

The Supervisor, Membership Services is responsible for training, supervising, motivating, and mentoring Membership Services staff to treat every interaction with any member as an opportunity to make a positive connection, strengthen LACMA’s relationship with that individual, and to convert or renew that individual's membership status. The position oversees new and renewing member welcome communication, various aspects of benefit delivery, and annual promotion fulfillment including gift membership. This position is responsible for troubleshooting member issues as they arise and accelerating a response when necessary and coordinating member communication efforts via phone and email membership communication channels. This position assists with training, support, and guidance for membership sales and service efforts to the Visitor Services team. The Supervisor, Membership Services provides work direction and oversight to the Membership Services team. 

Responsibilities

  • Executes various aspects of membership benefit delivery including catalogue distribution, gift membership fulfillment and activation, and Collection Artist Lifetime Membership acknowledgment

  • Responsible for building and maintaining annual Tessitura membership sales configurations

  • Serves as primary contact for benefits fulfillment, updates welcome letter messaging, and manages vendor relationships necessary to benefit fulfillment 

  • Works closely with supporting departments to ensure critical business processes function smoothly including editorial routing of quarterly donor publication 

  • Clearly communicates and promotes membership campaigns, programs, and benefits to potential and current members through email, over the phone, or in person

  • Provides critical feedback to the membership team from customers and members and makes thoughtful recommendations for improving the virtual and on-site membership experience

  • Devises strategies to manage varying call volume and email inquiries from members

  • Responsible for tracking, logging, and responding to any issues, in addition to ad hoc reporting

  • Serves as Membership’s on-site liaison and provides regular training to Visitor Services staff to keep frontline staff informed and up to date on how to service members and sell memberships

  • Provides training, support, and guidance for membership sales and service efforts to the Visitor Services team.

  • Provides training and oversight for departmental expense invoicing 

  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, or Art History and/or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum three to five years of supervisory experience, in a high-touch customer service environment with a demonstrated knowledge of non-profit business practices, and a proven ability to provide effective, friendly, and outstanding customer service

  • Expert skills in membership software, preferably in Tessitura

  • Proven ability to provide effective customer service for internal and external clients

  • Must operate with a strong attention to detail using strong organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow in a member-focused, high-volume setting

  • Available to work occasional nights and weekends as needed 

To apply, please use the following link.


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

LACMA is looking for an Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow. This position is an objects conservator with a research focus on the Art of the Ancient America. The Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow will liaise between two departments, working with conservators and curators to appropriately examine, document and treat objects both onsite and offsite. This position splits between treatment work in the Objects lab and a research project with Arts of the Ancient Americas.  Any new findings are to be published and presented within the field.

Responsibilities

  • Performs treatments on a variety of media from the Museums’ permanent collection
  • Examines works of art to determine condition and need for treatment, collaborating with paintings, objects, paper, and textiles conservators
  • Writes and reviews condition reports for works of art for exhibitions, outgoing loans, and new acquisitions.
  • Provides advisement on environmental conditions for works of art in storage, in transit, and on display
  • Conducts research as necessary to determine appropriate treatments.
  • Performs pertinent treatment on works of art and accessories with a focus on preventive conservation.
  • Uses digital tools and databases to organize and update information in databases, including but not limited to condition reports and photographs.
  • Collaborates within the Conservation Center and Museum staff on various levels as it pertains to works of art and preservation.
  • Works with conservation and curatorial teams to apply technical analysis, observations, and art historical research to authenticate and better understand the dating, location of origin, functions, and artistic traditions behind certain ancient American ceramic objects.
  • At supervisor’s request, coordinates with other departments and remains informed on loans, transit of art, exhibitions, and permanent collection loans, keeping supervisor informed.
  • Travel to and from Museum locations across Los Angeles as needed. 
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • Masters’ Degree in Objects Conservation or equivalent experience
  • Experience conducting research
  • Strong interest in the art history of Indigenous American cultures
  • Great communication and collaboration skills

To apply, please use the following link.


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

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is hiring a part-time Media Preservation Technician (24-26 hrs/week) for the dedicated management of the Time-Based Media collection. Reporting to 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 artworks; 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 1970's to present day technology (file formats, video editing suites, metadata tools, etc.) required. Comfort with a variety of computational environments and operating systems is preferred.  

Responsibilities

  • Review and condition check incoming acquisitions - formats/deliverables, installation documentation, preservation guidelines, display costs/considerations.
  • Catalog media assets with descriptions, significance/context. Extract and manage technical and provenance metadata.
  • Work with the Registrars to ensure TBM procedures and documentation are as current as possible.
  • 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 ensure proper display/installation plan with relevant staff.
  • Work with Digital Preservation Manager to develop new workflow and procedures related to TBM collections care and media preservation.
  • Work with TBM Committee to inform and govern digitization/migration plan for the collection.

Qualifications

  • 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 detail-oriented, 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) preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.

 


Assistant Curator of Film (Regular Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Adult Education and Public Programs, the Assistant Curator of Film is responsible for curating and managing all facets of LACMA’s film program including on-site, off-site and virtual film programs and projects. The candidate will work with their supervisor and colleagues across the museum to research, conceptualize and implement innovative and timely programming that engages diverse audiences. The program may include exhibition-related film pairings, thematic series, guest curated series, revenue based programs and special community projects such as Aspect Ratio involving the facilitation of filmmaking workshops. 

Responsibilities

  • Curate film programs and series in alignment with exhibitions, identified themes and initiatives of LACMA. 

  • Support the implementation of guest curated series.

  • Oversee revenue based programs working closely with the membership department.

  • Introduce film programs and conduct Q&A’s with talent when necessary.

  • Facilitate all logistics involved in the implementation of on-site, off-site and virtual film programs including but not limited to securing licenses, talent, venue or virtual platform, gathering assets, developing event copy, listing event, preparing content for promotional materials, preparing contracts, billing vendors and processing payments.

  • Maintain communication with Audio Visual, Security, Facilities and the Ticket Office (Visitor Services) to facilitate logistics for on-site film programs.

  • Stays up to date on and implements museum processes and safety protocols.

  • Light editing or management of editing projects may be required for various programs including pre-show reels and post screening conversations.

  • Collect and review data periodically to inform the direction of the film program in alignment with institutional goals and priorities.

  • Implement community facing projects such as Aspect Ratio that engage audiences with Film at LACMA including outreach, curriculum development, the delivery of presentations, conducting workshops and other activities.

  • Draft and review copy for the Museum’s website, blog and other forms of social media and interface with LACMA staff responsible for promoting the film program.

  • Manage the film program budgets.

  • Provide materials to Development for grant reporting upon request.

  • Oversee volunteers and interns assisting with the program when necessary

  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.

  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.   

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in either film, media, art history, art education, museum studies or related field is preferred with a combination of relevant education, training and applicable experience.

  • Experience working in a museum setting or with film programs and film administration.

  • Relevant experience with Film curation and experience.

  • Teaching experience in community or classroom settings.

  • Adequate knowledge of light video editing.

  • Experience with virtual film screening platforms.

  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with people at multiple levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, some holidays and weekends. 

  • Ability and willingness to be self-motivated and result-orientated, as well as a team player. 

To apply, please use the following link.


Curatorial Administrator (Regular Full-Time)
Costume & Textiles

Under the supervision of the Senior Curator/Department Head, assists with annual, quarterly, and weekly administrative duties, and aspects of curatorial work, including acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, collections management, and donor cultivation. Provides assistance to other Costume and Textiles curatorial staff as assigned by Department Head.

Responsibilities

Administration

  • Preparation and management of department’s budget. Processes and approves invoice requests, requisitions, and other financial documents 
  • Estimates travel budgets and submits travel requests through museum’s budgetary protocol
  • Monitors research inquiries pertaining to the permanent collection and Doris Stein Research Center for the Study of Costume and Dress (DSC) archives, and coordinates appropriate response/action with curatorial and collections management staff 
  • Prepares and updates agendas for weekly department staff meetings and quarterly projects meetings with Conservation and Collection Management
  • Compiles statistical reports for project planning and budgeting, maintains history of the department
  • Prepares professional services agreements for consultants and visiting scholars 

Acquisitions and Collection Database

  • Coordinates logistics of acquisitions, including liaising with donors and vendors, the museum’s registrar, creating TMS entries, and completing all required registrarial forms
  • Maintains the department’s image database on ODIN and TMS

Collections Management

  • Creates necessary work orders for movement of collection (for photography, conservation, display, etc.)

  • Maintains collection files (paper and electronic)

Donor cultivation and Educational programing support

  • Collaborates with colleagues in other support departments to facilitate donor events, curator-led tours, and symposia by facilitating work orders, and other necessary logistics    

  • In collaboration with curators and other colleagues, coordinates special events such as the department’s triennial symposia, establishes and manages the budget, issues professional services and/or speaker agreements, and work orders to facilitate the program

Interns

  • Coordinates the interview and orientation process for paid interns

Other    

  • Special projects as requested by the Department Head 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field 

  • Previous experience in a gallery, research, or museum setting preferred  

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Google suite 

  • Experience with The Museum System (TMS) preferred 

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines

  • Exercise sound judgment and decision making and have a demonstrated ability to handle confidential or sensitive information 

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills 

  • Analytical, detail-oriented, flexible and efficient 

  • Public relations skills   

  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

To apply, please use the following link.


Social Media Coordinator (Regular Part-Time)
Communications

Reporting to the Social Media Manager, the Social Media Coordinator implements social media strategies that drive engagement with and participation at the museum via social channels. Emphasis is on growth and innovation within Facebook and Twitter, in addition to other platforms as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Some duties include but are not limited to: creating compelling content and assists with the execution of  social campaigns that encourage dialogue

  • integrates social message with other marketing and communications efforts

  • acts as a voice for the Museum, crafting content that highlights inclusiveness and threads together institutional priorities.

  • Disseminates long and short-lead stories across social media platforms

  • Cultivates relationships and gathers information across the Museum to help enrich and diversify LACMA’s voice and reach

  • Monitors social media discussions and responds on behalf of the Museum, working closely with Social Media Manager

  • Responds to customer service inquiries. 

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • At least one year of experience in social media, communications, marketing, web and digital, or related fields. 

  • Excellent writing skills and communication skills

  • Poses an understanding of marketing strategies

  • A general interest and understanding of the arts and the Los Angeles arts community at large

To apply, please use the following link


Curatorial Programs Administrator (Regular Full-Time)
Exhibitions & Planning

This role will provide administrative and general office support. Provides financial analysis and budget development assistance under supervisio

Responsibilities

  • Administrative Support: provides general administrative support to the Exhibition Programs and Curatorial Administration Departments, which may include the following tasks as assigned by Deputy Director for Curatorial & Planning, Head of Exhibition Coordination, Exhibition Coordinator, Program Exhibition Coordinator, Associate Director of Exhibition Design and Production, Senior Exhibition Designer, Manager of Gallery Construction, Manager of Gallery Media, and Manager of Academic Programs: phones, mail and FedEx, filing, travel planning and expense submission, purchasing office supplies, and scheduling meetings.
  • Geffen Galleries Support: Schedule all Geffen Gallery related planning meetings as assigned by the Head of Exhibition Coordination, Associate Director of Exhibition Design and Production, Exhibition Coordinator, Program Exhibition Coordinator. Continually update Geffen Gallery production schedules. Collect, track, and distribute checklists to the broader planning team.
  • Financial Analysis: Assists Senior Financial & Exhibitions Budget Analyst with development of budget planning materials for Curatorial Departments. Inputs Curatorial and budgets into LACMA’s Budget System. Develops “ballpark” budgets with the guidance of the Head of Exhibition Coordination and Exhibition Coordinator. Creates Gallery Construction Invoice Requests, adds all Exhibition Programs Invoice Requests to the Curatorial & Planning General Ledger and distributes for review, reviews and approves Curatorial Invoice Requests.
  • Travel Pool coordinator: Receives, circulates for approvals, and tracks requests for use of Curatorial Programs Travel Funds.
  • Curatorial Administration: Serves as the main point of administrative contact for Curatorial Administration. Manages budget, organizes catering, drafts and distributes notes for division-wide Curatorial meeting and Curatorial Department Heads meeting.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Art History, Business, or Accounting. Demonstrated ability to build rapport and work diplomatically and effectively with the public and represent executives in a professional manner to others both inside and outside of the organization. Previous museum experience in an administrative role is useful but not required.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of a second language other than English (Spanish, Chinese, or Korean) is useful but not required. Ability to speak effectively with people at different levels both within and outside of the organization.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Familiarity and comfort with Excel software.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

To apply, please use the following link.


Senior Gift Analyst (Regular Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

The Sr. Gift Analyst supports the Strategic Services team by ensuring that all gifts are accurately coded by appeal, fund, and campaign. He/she knows when to anticipate peak times for gift entry and supervises and motivates staff accordingly to ensure all gifts are entered and committed in a timely manner. The Sr. Gift Analyst, communicates with the Development and Membership teams on all credit card charges processed through Tessitura and can be relied upon as expert voice to answer all gift related inquiries and is a Tessitura power user. The Sr. Gift Analyst, provides guidance and work direction to the Gift Analyst. 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises and proofs work of Gift Analyst before committing work to the database
  • Creates batches from gifts processed by Union Bank via Lockboxes.
  • Processes and reviews gifts, via batch entry; ensures that appropriate appeal, fund and campaign codes for tracking and acknowledgement purposes are complete and accurate
  • Adds new and updates existing constituent records in the database as needed, analyzes information and populates all appropriate data fields where information is available
  • Assists in data cleanup activities in Tessitura
  • Handles requests/questions from frontline staff for constituent and gift related questions; responsible for closing communication loop when requests are completed
  • Responsible for charging gifts ranging from $.01-$100K via Tessitura
  • Responsible generating and cleaning up a monthly report for recurring gifts for the Membership and Development teams
  • Creates new appeals and funds when requested by the Development and Membership teams.
  • Back up for the Sr. Manager on creating pledges and entering complex gifts in database
  • Assists in managing the department email and replies to emails within 24 hours
  • Adjusts gifts ranging in complexity; communicates gift adjustments clearly and concisely in Tessitura to Accounting and Finance
  • Maintains a strong working knowledge of the database
  • Helps document the gift entry process and is knowledgeable about best practices 
  • Responsible for filing media with corresponding gift batches; also responsible for filing batches in correct sequence for archival purposes.
  • Communicates with customer service representatives from Union Bank when there is an issue with Lockbox
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 1-year experience with data entry procedures and knowledge of the features and capabilities of database software; two years of general administrative experience is preferred  
  • Tessitura experience is preferred 
  • Ability to type a minimum of 60 words per minute, and the ability to read, analyze and interpret large amounts of data and technical procedures is required
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly; excellent attention to detail and organization skills

To apply, please use the following link.


Public Programs Specialist (Regular Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Director of Adult Public Programs, the Public Programs Specialist is responsible for working collaboratively with curators and colleagues across the Education department to develop and implement programs and written materials related to exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collection. The Public Programs Specialist will partner with internal departments and colleagues to conceptualize and implement innovative and timely public programming content and logistics to ensure successful events that engage diverse audiences. The candidate will also work closely with other departmental staff and their supervisor to conduct meaningful assessments of public programs, drawing on quantitative data and qualitative feedback from program stakeholders, participants, and attendees. Responsibilities also include providing general administrative support and processing payments to speakers and vendors for the public programs department. 

Responsibilities

  • Develops, manages and produces innovative and high quality public programming including: program concept, resources, curricula (as applicable), budgets, content for promotional materials, logistics and production.
  • Develops, plans, and monitors program schedules and budgets, in coordination with department supervisors.
  • Participates in creative thinking workshops and strategic planning meetings within the public programs department.
  • Reviews and supports the development of written materials including labels and didactics for visitors, grants and grant reports for program support.
  • Cultivates relationships with multidisciplinary local, national and international artists and entities to generate programming ideas and series.
  • Negotiates contracts with experts, artists, partnering institutions, and external vendors participating in public-facing programs.
  • Develops content for the museum’s website to announce programs, such as program descriptions and Unframed blog posts; sets up ticketing, and coordinates with the Public Programs Data Specialist and Marketing to ensure announcements are shared in a timely manner.
  • Works closely with other departmental staff and supervisors to conduct meaningful assessments of public programs, drawing on quantitative data and qualitative feedback from program stakeholders, participants, and attendees.
  • Develops and oversees Public Program Department series such as Cooking with LACMAPoetry in Color, creative writing and others.
  • Participates in resource development and training for museum docents and gallery educators.
  • Maintains the departmental programming calendar and facilitates communication with other departments in charge of events and programming across LACMA.
  • Demonstrates an appreciation for diverse learning styles and has a base understanding of gallery teaching modalities and practices.
  • Demonstrates a deep commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access, both within and with the communities of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and gender identities served.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.   

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in either art history, art education, museum studies or related field.* Master’s degree is highly desirable.
  • Two years of experience writing for general arts audiences, and/or creating and managing arts programming. 
  • Experience monitoring and tracking budgets. 
  • Candidates must have strong communication skills and ability to work with people at multiple levels of the organization.
  • Be effective collaborators.
  • Thinking creatively and developing innovative strategies to expand engagement and program impact.
  • Possess knowledge of discipline-specific arts practice, artist communities and creative resources. 
  • Proficient in Google Workspace and ability to learn different procedures, as well as internal databases and software. 
  • Comfortable reporting on/representing work to the larger organization through various formats.
  • Ability and willingness to:  
    • Be self-motivated and result-orientated, as well as a team player. 
    • Prioritize and successfully organize multiple activities effectively under minimal supervision. 
    • Demonstrate strong, effective, and written and oral communications, relationship-building, and presentation skills.
    • Research pertinent areas of the Museum’s collection. 
    • Work flexible hours, including evenings, holidays and weekends. 
    • Work in communities throughout the Los Angeles County region. Participating sites vary, for example from MacArthur Park to Compton (paid mileage).   

To apply, please use the following link.


Membership Services Associate (Regular Full-Time)
Membership

The Membership Services Associate is a part of a high energy, collaborative team, primarily tasked with providing unparalleled customer service to all LACMA members. This position treats every interaction with any member as an opportunity to make a positive connection, strengthen LACMA’s relationship with that individual, and to convert or renew that individual's membership status. This position is responsible for troubleshooting member issues as they arise and accelerating a response when necessary. 

Responsibilities

  • Accurately completes constituent transactions for LACMA members with a strong attention to detail 
  • Sells, renews and upgrades memberships, and updates membership accounts using Tessitura, LACMA’s database of record
  • Answers phones and responds to email and voicemail inquiries from LACMA members
  • Maintains familiarity with the Museum’s collection of art, special exhibitions, and programs
  • Assists with the mailing of membership welcome packets and gift memberships 
  • Liaises as needed with colleagues in other departments to resolve customer service issues and maintain data integrity of membership records
  • Handles member ticketing and event RSVPs      
  • Escalates member service issues, complaints, or unanswerable questions to the Supervisor, Membership Services
  • Provides support to the entire membership team as needed including on-site support for member events
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of customer service experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate via phone, text, and email
  • A love for helping others demonstrated through previous customer service or sales experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Gmail 
  • Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) platforms (Tessitura a plus)
  • A solid background and interest in the arts and humanities is strongly preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A love of people with the ability to relate to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Enthusiasm, patience, good humor, good judgment and a can-do spirit
  • Available to work occasional nights and weekends as needed 

To apply, please use the following link.


Manager, Board & Campaign Services(Regular, Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Board Relations and Campaign, the Manager of Board and Campaign Operations helps ensure that the systems best cultivate and steward LACMA’s high level donors, the museum’s Board of Trustees and campaign donors and prospects. This role is responsible for managing the operational side of donors and prospects’ organizational and social needs as they relate to LACMA in order to strengthen their engagement with the museum. This role also creates and executes written proposals and other media assets relating to the board and campaign.

The manager is the primary staff member overseeing services and systems pertaining to LACMA’s trustees and campaign donors and prospects, including but not limited to data systems, invoice billing, campaign proposals, presentations.  Working in collaboration with internal partners and external vendors, the manager is responsible for the planning, tracking, and execution of all projects related to the above services for these two groups. 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with and understands perspectives of Board and campaign relations team colleagues, museum leadership, patrons and others to develop successful systems that will strengthen donor relationships with LACMA and increase contributed support over time

  • Maintains these systems and routinely evaluates where to improve processes and increase efficiencies

  • In close collaboration with Board and campaign relations team, manages reminders, invoicing, receipting, and acknowledging for Board and campaign giving

  • Oversees internal planning calendars for Board and campaign relations team projects

  • Tracks milestones and communicates deadlines for all department projects, especially  materials & event productions, and board and committee meetings

  • Collaborates with Senior Manager and Graphic Design team to create and project manage all collateral for the board and campaign, including case statement books and presentation materials

  • Works closely with Vice President to track, build out, and submit annual board and campaign budgets

  • Supports Board and campaign relations team colleagues in the calendaring, planning, and implementation of Board and committee meetings

  • Creates customized campaign proposals and presentations on InDesign

  • Supports Senior Manager in coordination of all building information with other departments

  • Coordinates and tracks campaign naming structures with campaign team and cross-departmentally for campaign

  • Compiles top-level research on campaign & board prospects as needed

  • Works with strategic services on in-depth research

  • Maintains board contact information and roster documents

  • Maintains lists and systems for large-scale mail merge communications

  • Works closely with Strategic Services colleagues when appropriate on maintaining and improving data and list integrity for Board and campaign donor information in Tessitura

  • Primary manager principalinvoicing@lacma.org email account

  • Supports additional Board- and campaign-related events as needed

  •  Interfaces directly with donors as needed to accomplish duties and responsibilities

  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Art History, Art Administration, English, Business Administration, Psychology  or Political Science

  • At least four years of experience with a contemporary art gallery, auction house or art museum preferred

  • Experience servicing clients or patrons with an exceptionally high level of quality and responsiveness

  • Experience using Tessitura, or an equivalent ticketing and donor database software, database is preferred

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Basic knowledge of InDesign

  • Ability to create proposals including text and images

To apply, please use the following link.


Director of Security (Regular, Full-Time)
Facilities and Security

Reporting to the Vice President of Facilities and Security Operations, the Director of Security provides strategic and operational leadership on all security and safety related activities, including but not limited to security technical systems; overall security operations and collection protection; the emergency planning, preparedness, and response program; departmental budget and project management, and ensuring the safety of the Museum’s assets, employees and visitors.

Responsibilities

Security Operations

  • Responsible for the overnight and management of all aspects of security to protect LACMA properties, buildings, and assets, including off-site storage facilities and exhibition space(s)
  • Ensures standard operating procedures meet industry standards, are relevant, and communicated
  • Develops short and long-term strategic plans to enhance security and safety measures for the protection of the collection, staff, volunteers, and visitors at all LACMA affiliated sites
  • Works closely with Risk Management and Registrar to ensure the safety of the collection in LACMA exhibition spaces and for works on loan
  • Collaborates with Collection Management and Art Preparation Installation teams to determine security requirements for collection while in transport, installation, and deinstallation
  • Participates in exhibition design review to plan security video coverage, staffing, and other security measures to ensure the safety of the collection in the exhibition

Budget and Contract Management

  • Conducts budget analysis and forecasts in preparation for annual budget submissions
  • Develops; administers, and ensures adherence to approve annual budget
  • Manages budget trackers for operations and project specific budgets
  • Generates budget reports as requested for review with manager and department financial analyst
  • Creates and manages project and vendors contracts; conducts a request for information (RFI) when need to identify competitive pricing and services
  • Acts as the contract administrator for the security personnel contract; negotiates, budgets, and manages contracted security support

Security Technical Systems & Control Room Management

  • Project manage the planning, installation, and operation of electronic security systems and devices for all LACMA locations
  • Conduct regular vulnerability assessments and develop policies or procedures to reduce identified vulnerabilities
  • Develop security technical security system strategic plan, works closely with LACMA Information System (IS) team to identify compatible and effective systems
  • Ensure control room operating procedures meet industry standards; staff are trained and proficient  

Emergency Planning, Preparedness, and Response

  • Act as the chairperson and facilitator of the Emergency Planning and Preparedness Committee; develop and maintain the emergency response plan
  • Develop and facilitate annual table top exercises; drills; and training for senior management; LACMA staff; volunteers, and security personnel
  • Perform the role of the Incident Commander in emergency situations; deploy response teams; communicate with manager; conduct debriefings, and liaison with outside responding agencies

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with all requisite regulations concerning employee and public health and safety protocols; building and fire codes in particular for planned special events and public programs
  • Work closely with departments across the organization to provide safety and security guidelines for special events and public programs 
  • Ensure security operation standards and training focus on quality customer service, interpersonal and de-escalation skills
  • Respond and manage incident response; communication; conduct investigations as required; report generation, and debrief as appropriate
  • Generate incident analysis reports used to implement revised security protocols or coverage to reduce repetitive incidents
  • Conduct investigations and make recommendations to prevent similar incidents in the future
  • Manage the transportation security administration (TSA), art cargo shipping, program; staff certifications; documents; audits, and training
  • Liaison with neighboring and other cultural institutions; represent LACMA on local security management team meetings; law enforcement, and fire department personnel

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or related field.  Master 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, written, and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with staff and vendors at all levels;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills required;
  • Organizational ability with strong management and supervisory skills; attention to detail, and capability of maintaining confidentiality
  • Aptitude to build positive working relationships within the Museum as well as outside of the organization; and
  • Ability to create, administer, monitor and report on business plans and budgets Working and functional knowledge of Microsoft applications, in particular MS Excel, and security technical systems

To apply, please use the following link.


Collection Information Technician (Regular, Part-Time)
Registration & Collections

Reporting to the Collection Database Manager, the Collection Information Technician provides support to the Collections Information and Digital Assets (CIDA) team in maintaining and improving the integrity of the data in the Museum System (TMS), the museum’s collection management system; ODIN, the digital asset management system (DAMS); and MORA, a custom app that coordinates art movement. This position also provides data entry support for multi-departmental initiatives, including supporting the museum’s searchable online collection and inventory projects.

Responsibilities

  • Data entry and cleaning in TMS and ODIN
  • Completing regular audits of the databases
  • Processing media and record uploads 
  • Providing support and training for users
  • Creating and updating documentation of procedures and projects
  • Supporting cataloging and metadata standards for digital preservation 
  • Contribute to documentation of complex artworks such as time based media and installation art 
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated experience in Museum Studies, Library Sciences or related field 
  • Prior experience with museum registration/collections management, collections management databases, and digital asset management systems is preferred

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.


 

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.

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

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Adult Public Programs Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

The Education and Public Programs Department creates interpretive programs and materials to engage audiences of all ages and levels of interests. 

LACMA’s public programs generally focus more on an adult audience and include programs such as Mindful Mondays, Cooking with LACMA, and Poetry in Color, in addition to panel discussions and lectures. Many public programs relate to current exhibitions or connect to work in LACMA’s permanent collection, but some special events address broader topics, such as the Racism is a Public Health Issue discussion series that the museum hosted in the summer of 2020.  

The internship with the Public Programs team will begin with an introduction to the general principles of museum education work: 

  • Object-based content creation
  • Engagement strategies for a broad variety of adult audiences 
  • Program production, including logistics, professional communications and budget basics

During the first two weeks of the internship, the intern will complete a number of introductory meetings, readings and participate in critical discussions with Public Programs staff. Throughout the internship, meetings relevant to interests and project areas will be assigned during designated availability provided.  

Beginning in the third week of their internship, interns will begin to work on a capstone research project related to a public program area of interest, and help develop and implement existing programs.  The research project and the public programs will be decided by the intern and the program coordinator, depending upon the interests of the intern and the programs currently in development.  

•           This is a paid part-time internship (approximately 24 hours per week, $16.04/hr)

•           Anticipated Internship period: February 16, 2023 – May 11, 2023

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program, or recently graduated within 1 year.

The deadline to apply is December 11, 2022. 

To apply, use the following link.

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Art Inclusion Merit (AIM) Information Systems Paid-Internship (Temporary Part-Time)

The Information Services department provides training and support to nearly 500 staff at LACMA.  The selected intern will be mentored by a member of the I.S. team and have the opportunity to learn about Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) and the important role they play in institutions around the world. The tasks involved in this internship include a mixture of technical research, technical writing, and hands-on work installing a new DAMS from scratch.

  • This is a paid part-time internship (16-24 hours per week, $16.04/hr)
  • Anticipated Internship period: February 16, 2023 – May 11, 2023

The intern will have the following Learning Opportunities in collaboration with their I.S. Mentor:

  • Become knowledgeable of the “ResourceSpace” (www.resourcespace.com)  Digital Asset Management System (DAMS)
  • Become knowledgeable of the concept of Virtual Machines (VMs) and configuring VMs for running custom application workloads
  • Become familiar with using developer tools such as Notepad++ and WinMerge
  • Understand network concepts such as DNS, SSL, latency, and load-balancing
  • Become knowledgeable of the following core technologies:
    1. Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) v10.0
    2. PHP 7.1 / 8.1
    3. MySQL 8.0 Relational Database System

Under the direction of their I.S. mentor, the intern will actively assist with tasks such as:

  • Prepare a Windows Server virtual machine suitable for hosting ResourceSpace
  • Develop the high-level outline for a Technical Installation Guide
  • Create “first-time” install documentation sufficient to replicate the first-time installation process of the ResourceSpace DAMS software and related components
  • Validate the proper functioning of a new installation of ResourceSpace

QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who have…

  • Prior exposure to a Microsoft Windows Operating System (Windows 10 or 11 preferred)
  • Good experience / comfort level working with Google Drive, particularly authoring and maintaining Google Docs and Google Sheets (Microsoft Office or OneDrive experience helpful but less ideal)
  • Strong comfort level using “Google Search” for researching best practices and reviewing solution approaches recommended by reputable sources
  • Strong communication skills, reading comprehension and critical analysis abilities

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate studies program and have completed at least one semester, or two quarters, of college by January, 2023. Students who recently graduated in December, 2022 are also eligible. (Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program will not be eligible.)
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must submit an unofficial transcript with their applications for verification.
  • Reside in and attend college within the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Complete a 500 word essay along with their application answering the following prompt:

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and your response to above essay prompt.

The deadline to apply is December 11, 2022

To apply, use the following link

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Art Inclusion Merit (AIM) Gallery Lighting Paid-Internship

Exhibition Design & Production

LACMA’s Gallery Lighting Team is a subset of the Gallery Construction Department and supports the

Exhibition Programs Department by designing and implementing lighting designs that showcase and

protect the artwork for all exhibitions at the museum. The Gallery Lighting Intern will gain firsthand

experience in each step of both the design and technical processes, from idea to implementation.

This will include concept development, project management, collaboration with other departments, as

well as a foundational exposure to architectural lighting control systems, instruments, and

methodologies.

  • This is a paid part-time internship (16-24 hours per week, $16.04/hr)
  • Anticipated Internship period: February 16, 2023 – May 11, 2023

Interns will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • The role light plays in the presentation and conservation of artworks and historical objects.
  • The process of designing a lighting plan for museum exhibitions from idea to implementation.
  • Development of communication tools to convey design ideas to curators as well as detailed design documentation for installers.
  • Introduction to or further development of software skills which could include AutoCAD, Revue, Photoshop, AGI32, Lightwright, etc.
  • Methods of research, testing, and selection of materials for exhibition lighting design.
  • Project management skills related to implementing museum exhibitions.
  • Architectural lighting control systems and building infrastructure that support exhibition lighting design.

Interns will participate in the following ways:

  • Shadow the Gallery Lighting Assistant while they monitor existing lighting designs in the galleries, prepare lighting equipment for installation, during install, and at focus.
  • Shadow the Gallery Lighting Designer throughout the design process and at exhibition design and planning meetings.
  • Meet with LACMA teams that interact with Gallery Lighting such as Exhibition Design, Gallery Media, Construction, Curatorial, Conservation, Registration, Art Preparation and Installation, Facilities, etc.
  • Attend museum talks, curator-led tours, and educational programs to learn about LACMA's mission and collection.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Students who are curious about career paths in art and design are encouraged to apply.
  • A strong interest in learning about lighting design in a museum or architectural setting is welcome.
  • No previous experience is required.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate studies program and have completed at least one semester, or two quarters, of college by January, 2023. Students who recently graduated in December, 2022 are also eligible. (Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program will not be eligible.)
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must submit an unofficial transcript with their applications for verification.
  • Reside in and attend college within the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Complete a 500 word essay along with their application answering the following prompt:

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and your response to above essay prompt.

The deadline to apply is December 11, 2022

To apply, use the following link.

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Exhibitions Paid-Internship (Temporary Part-Time)

Exhibitions & Planning

The Exhibitions Department manages all changing exhibitions and permanent collection installations on the LACMA campus, as well as many traveling exhibitions around the world.  This internship is designed to provide an opportunity to learn about the administrative support to the department, and expose the intern to many aspects of exhibition planning and implementation.  

Through this project, the intern will gain experience with the stages of the exhibition planning process, The Museum System (TMS), and the tracking and maintenance of institutional records. The training provided will be similar to what would be given in an educational environment by existing staff who possess expertise directly related to the intern's responsibilities.

The primary project:

  • Exposure to comprehensive archive records for in-house and traveling exhibitions and installations from the last decade
  • Learn to track exhibition proposals and attendance figures
  • Assist with preparing final exhibition reports,
  • Assist with correspondence and budget management, and other projects as needed.

 

  • This is a paid part-time internship (16 hours per week, $16.04/hr)
  • Anticipated Internship period: February 16, 2023 – May 11, 2023

QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who have…

  • Prior exposure to a Microsoft Windows Operating System (Windows 10 or 11 preferred)
  • Good experience/comfort level working with Google Drive, particularly authoring and maintaining Google Docs and Google Sheets (Microsoft Office or OneDrive experience helpful but less ideal)
  • Strong comfort level using “Google Search” for researching best practices and reviewing solution approaches recommended by reputable sources
  • Strong communication skills, reading comprehension and critical analysis abilities

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program, or recently graduated within 1 year.

The deadline to apply is December 11, 2022

To apply, use the following link

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School & Community Programs Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)

Education & Public Programs

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 community programs include free multigenerational art workshops in under-resourced communities, and specialized programs that provide youth with the fundamental skills and tools to express themselves visually through guided experimentation with 2D and 3D media.

The intern will support School & Community Programs for upcoming spring programs that integrate art-making, digital media design, and storyboarding through multidisciplinary project-based approaches and techniques. 

This includes assisting to orchestrate logistics and provide support for Education staff with the development and implementation of strategies for in-person audience community engagement. 

This internship will be hybrid, with some in-person internship on Saturdays at partner sites including but not limited to McArthur Park and Willowbrook communities.

In addition to contributing to program development and implementation, the intern will have the opportunity to develop a small research project that may involve working with staff in School & Community Programs as well as other museum departments. The intern will deliver a presentation on their project at the end of the internship. The presentation is an opportunity for the intern to share their experiences and learning with colleagues, and provide feedback to the department, if applicable.

•           This is a paid part-time internship (24 hours per week, $16.04/hr)

•           Anticipated Internship period: February 16, 2023 – May 11, 2023

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program, or recently graduated within 1 year.
  • Resume and cover letter required

The deadline to apply is December 11, 2022. 

To apply, please use the following link.

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Art Inclusion Merit (AIM) Conservation Center Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)

Spring 2023

The selected intern would assist with the spectral analysis of reference material at LACMA’s conservation center. 

The analysis of artworks is a complex process, which can rely on the use of reference materials to assist with characterization.  However, first, these reference materials must be thoroughly studied and characterized. LACMA’s Conservation Center houses various reference materials ranging from historically dyed yarn to minerals and pigments. The intern will assist with the various steps of archiving and testing reference material with the aim of developing an in-house protocol. 

  • This is a paid part-time internship (16-24 hours per week, $16.04/hr)
  • Anticipated Internship period: February 16, 2023 – May 11, 2023

QUALIFICATIONS

We encourage students from various fields and disciplines to apply and do not require previous museum experience. We seek candidates who are highly detail-oriented and organized; self-motivated; comfortable working both collaboratively and independently; able to communicate their ideas effectively and have strong written and verbal skills; not afraid to ask questions; and able to approach public engagement with a critical lens toward equity and access.  

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate studies program and have completed at least one semester, or two quarters, of college by January, 2023. Students who recently graduated in December, 2022 are also eligible. (Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program will not be eligible.)
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must submit an unofficial transcript with their applications for verification.
  • Reside in and attend college within the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Complete a 500 word essay along with their application answering the following prompt:

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and your response to above essay prompt.

The deadline to apply is December 11, 2022

To apply, please use the following link.

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Art Inclusion Merit (AIM) Collections Management, Works on Paper Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time).

Collections Management

LACMA’s encyclopedic works on paper collection include artworks from around the world totaling roughly 75,000 items. Virtually all types of works on paper are represented, including photographs, prints, drawings, manuscripts, posters, ephemera, books, and collage. The collections management department is responsible for the preservation, storage, and organization of the art collection, and plays a critical role in providing access to the collection for LACMA staff and visiting scholars.

Under the supervision of the Associate Collections Manager, Works on Paper, the collections management works on paper intern will be provided with the opportunity to learn about the long-term preservation, handling, organization, and tracking of works of art on paper. The intern will gain considerable experience with art handling, and familiarity with museum best practices for works on paper storage, and organization. The intern will learn to conduct basic queries, and record artwork information using TMS, LACMA’s collections management system. The internship is at an offsite facility in Los Angeles County.  The intern is invited to various internship events at LACMA’s main campus and offsite.

  • This is a paid part-time internship (16-24 hours per week, $16.04/hr)
  • Anticipated Internship period: February 16, 2023 – May 11, 2023

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The successful candidate will have a high level of attention to detail.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who describe a project in which they demonstrated a high level of attention to detail. The project can be personal, academic, or work related.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed coursework in museum studies, collections management, art history, fundamentals of conservation science, studio art, photography, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, art education, library science, anthropology, or history

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate studies program and have completed at least one semester, or two quarters, of college by January, 2023. Students who recently graduated in December, 2022 are also eligible. (Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program will not be eligible.)
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must submit an unofficial transcript with their applications for verification.
  • Reside in and attend college within the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Complete a 500 word essay along with their application answering the following prompt:

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and your response to above essay prompt.

The deadline to apply is December 11, 2022

To apply, please use the following link.

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Registration & Collection Information Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)
Registration & Collections

The Registration & Collections department 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 and exhibitions. The intern will be exposed to all areas of registration.   

  • This is a paid part-time internship (approximately 20 hours per week, $16.04/hr).
  • Anticipated Internship period: January 16, 2023 – May 15, 2023. 

Qualifications

  • Appropriate for undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and library science.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program, or recently graduated within 1 year.

The deadline to apply is November 30, 2022.

To apply, please use the following link

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Education Department - Community Programs Paid-Teen Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)

The Education Department's Community Programs include a wide variety of art experiences for youth designed to make meaningful connections between the museum’s collection and student learning, while building strong relationships with the Los Angeles County communities. Our art experiences encourage self-expression and self-knowledge. Community programs increase participation in the visual arts among youth of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds who traditionally don’t have access to the arts. 

LACMA’s Teen Internship is designed for high school students who are interested in the fields of Art & Technology and who want to develop a sense of confidence and direction to move forward in a creative, learning environment. Teens will explore a variety of careers in museum education and expand or develop their own skills in art-making, digital media, storyboarding, and more. During the internship, teens work closely with LACMA staff in various projects, and gather hands-on work experience in museum Education and community work. The program includes training in skills nec­es­sary to thrive in the workplace, like adapt­abil­i­ty, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and leadership.

This is a paid part-time internship (16 hours per week or less, $16.04/hr).

Anticipated Internship period: January 16, 2023 - June 09, 2023.

Interns will work with the Coordinator, Community Programs, and Manager of School and Education Community Programs. A work permit and proof of vaccination are required. 

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 16-17 to be eligible for the internship
  • Enrolled in an L.A. County high school 
  • Able to obtain a work permit from school (for selected intern)
  • Detail-oriented and organized   
  • Highly interested in Art & Technology 
  • Comfortable working independently and in groups
  • Self-motivated
  • Satisfactorily complete a background and reference check

Location

The class meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Charles White Elementary School Gallery (2401 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057) and Tuesdays online.

Transportation 

Interns will be responsible for their own transportation but are eligible for mileage reimbursements. 

How to Apply

We are seeking teens with diverse backgrounds and a strong interest in art and tech, particularly students from South L.A. and MacArthur Park communities. To apply, use the online application HERE. If you need additional accommodations or an alternative format such as a Word Document to successfully submit your application, please contact Nini Sanchez (@email).

Application deadline: Thursday, December 19, 2022, 12 am PT. 

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance via email.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the individual’s responses to application questions. Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance no later than January 8, 2023.


 

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

Museum Service Council

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

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

Docent Council

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

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

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