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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.


Administrative Assistant (Regular Full-Time)
Rights & Reproductions

LACMA is seeking an Administrative Assistant who provides administrative support to the Rights and Reproductions department by processing invoices, tracking payments, researching copyright holder contact information, maintaining department digital and physical records, updating TMS, mailing out exhibition catalogues and fulfilling external digital photo requests.

Responsibilities

  • Researches current copyright holder contact information and updates that information in The Museum System (TMS) and communicates incoming information from artists/estates to the relevant LACMA department
  • Receives and fulfills digital photography requests from LACMA’s photo licensing agent, Art Resource and works with the Photo Services department to coordinate more complex requests or new photography
  • Works with Senior Rights and Reproductions staff to review the copyright status of annual art acquisitions and sends out limited license forms
  • Generates image licensing agreements for Ancient Americas at LACMA materials using license templates and coordinates with requestors to confirm information and provide image files
  • Reviews incoming internal work orders and assigns them to R&R staff as appropriate
  • Maintain the departments digital and physical files, ensuring file naming conventions are consistent.
  • Works with LACMA archivist and Collections Information department to ensure that completed project files are archived properly
  • Processes and tracks the payment of invoices and occasional purchase orders, and occasionally works with Finance department to generate invoices and professional service agreements
  • Mails out exhibition catalogues to copyright holders/ photo sources
  • Orders office and shipping supplies for the R&R department
  • May be assigned additional special projects, as needed

Qualifications

  • Professional level of knowledge in a related field and/or a college degree, preferably in the areas of Studio Art/Photography, Art History, Anthropology, Archaeology, or Contract Law. 
  • Museum experience preferred 
  • Must have excellent research, data entry skills and a high level of organizational ability
  • additional language skills are a plus.

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.


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

The Donor Stewardship Manager, Board & Campaign  creates and manages the stewardship strategy for the board of trustees and the Building LACMA Campaign donors and prospects. This position is the central hub for Art Fairs, domestic and international, as well as the concierge for the board and campaign art world needs. The Donor Stewardship Manager, Board & Campaign is the central contact and coordinator for board and campaign travel projects.

Responsibilities

  • Develops stewardship strategies for board and campaign donors in partnership with VP, Board Relations and Campaign and Senior Manager, including collateral, gifts, reports, benefits

  • Collaborates with Board and campaign relations team on long-term stewardship strategies

  • Project manages stewardship gift process including developing cultivation collateral and gifts

  • Collaborates with Graphic Design team on production of stewardship materials

  • Plans and executes specific stewardship projects and touches, including writing notes and letters, coordinating large-scale mailings, and selecting individual gifts

  • Assists the Director of Artists Initiatives and the AVP, Planned Giving as needed on stewardship related activities

  • Interfaces with donors and gives LACMA tours as needed 

  • Creates team notes on exhibitions for use in tours with information from the curators

  • Works closely with Board and Campaign Relations colleagues, curators, and travel vendors to prepare trip itineraries, travel information, reports, communications, invoicing, etc. for travel program planning for board and campaign donors

  • Liaises with curatorial departments to identify potential travel opportunities for Board and campaign donors

  • Creates and manages budgets for Board and campaign related travel programs

  • Works with major art fairs, as identified by Board and Campaign team, to credential and service the board and campaign donors. 

  • Helps plan and execute LACMA programs taking place during fairs for board and campaign.

  • Develops and maintains art fair and travel contacts for board and campaign

  • Manages credentialing to major domestic and international art fairs for board and campaign donors and prospect

  • Develops and maintains relationships with other museums and cultural institutions to provide and secure tickets, access and special tours for trustees, campaign donors and prospects

  • Acts as primary at-home contact during art fairs and travel programming

  • Keeps informed about important developments in the art world

  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art Administration, English, Business Administration, Marketing, Psychology or Political Science
  • At least four years of experience with a museum or donor-based organization
  • Experience in a development or fundraising environment strongly preferred
  • Experience servicing clients or patrons accustomed to an exceptionally high level of quality and responsiveness

To apply, please use the following link.


Photographer (Regular Full-Time)
Photographic Services

The Photographer supports the museum’s imaging program using established guidelines, standards, and best practices to produce professional and consistent results, photographing the artwork as accurately to the artist’s intention through collaboration with other museum stakeholders. The position contributes to the internal efficiency and productivity of the department by producing visual images for identification, publication, research, and presentation of the collection and exhibition programming.

Responsibilities

  • Documents exhibitions, installations, press events, and other museum programs
  • Photographs two- and three- dimensional artworks and related objects utilizing a variety of camera, lighting, technical skills and capture techniques to produce publication-quality imagery.
  • Demonstrates ability to discriminate and adjust fine tonal variations and color fidelity of the digital reproductions against original objects.
  • Works with the Managing Photographer and Senior Photographer and follows established guidelines for art direction, including background and file set-up. 
  • Uses established backgrounds, setups, compositions, lighting and capture techniques to maximize continuity and when photographing multiple views
  • Supports the department by assisting with post-processing and large-scale photographic assignments. 
  • Follows guidance to understand the most appropriate techniques and methods and time needed to complete assignments.
  • Consults with curators, registrars, designers, educators, and information resources to gather information about projects to understand project objectives.
  • Cleans, cares for, and stores photographic equipment, including lenses, in accordance with accepted practices and policies of the department.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in photography, fine arts, or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a museum, art gallery, photography studio or similar environment
  • Experience with various high-resolution digital camera capture systems and related software
  • Working knowledge of computer hardware and imaging technology
  • Solid foundation in composition, lighting ratios and setups.

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

The Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow will liaise between the Conservation and Curatorial departments. The fellow will work with the respective team to appropriately examine, document, treat objects both onsite and offsite and share these findings through published papers, symposia, and presentations.

Competent to work in most functions within the Conservation and Curatorial departments.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development a series of projects to expand the understanding of the artistic traditions of ancient American works in LACMA’s collection
  • Assist with dating and locating the origins of works in the ancient American collections using scientific methods such as XRF, optical and scanning electron microscopy, thermoluminescence, and FORS
  • Ensure new methodologies and art historical information uncovered is broadly shared within the field.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Conservation Science or Archaeology with expertise in archaeometry
  • Experience with Objects Conservation
  • Experience conducting research
  • A strong interest in the art history of Indigenous American cultures
  • Great communication and collaboration skills

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant Director, Conservation Center (Regular Full-Time)
Conservation Center

The Assistant Director, Conservation Center will work directly with the Director of the Conservation Center and the General Manager to guide the daily workflow and organization of all the essential processes related to the Conservation Center. This position will also collaborate with the Heads of the Conservation Studios, the Science and Photography laboratories to support their objectives and improve workflow. The key role of the Assistant Director, Conservation Center is to keep the Conservation Center’s key functions running efficiently by planning the implementation of adequate ks that contribute to its purpose.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Director of Conservation to realize the fundamental mission and goals of the Conservation Center, serving as principal liaison between the Director and the conservation labs, the conservators, technicians, fellows, and interns, and to facilitate exhibition, outgoing-loan, education, and satellite programs pertaining to Conservation.
  • Supervise the daily operations of the Center, including scheduling.
  • Work closely with the Director of Conservation and General Manager in all matters related to the operation of the Conversation Center, including finances and employee management.
  • Develop and implement strategies, procedures, and executive plans needed to enhance the growth of the Conservation Center. 
  • Work closely with the Director of Conservation on assessment of employee reviews and develop corrective action plans, as needed
  • Support the creation of performance goals and executive strategies.
  • Cultivate and provide opportunities for top talent and diversity within the Conservation Center.
  • Work closely with Senior Conservators to oversee programming of project conservators and technicians, identifying projects and tracking work-flow. 
  • Manage procedural issues related to hiring of permanent staff, part-time project conservators and technicians, interns, fellows, and external contractors. 
  • Partner with the Director of Conservation to manage employee relations and implement retention strategies.
  • Attends Exhibition Planning, Collection Management, Risk Management, Security TSA, Emergency Preparedness, and Conservation-specific Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) meetings to develop and implement strategies for Conservation.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • Minimum 4 years of managerial experience
  • Experience working in a museum or non-profit organization is preferred 
  • Experience or knowledge of Conservation preferred

To apply, please use the following link.


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

The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in paintings conservation. The fellowship will focus on the study, examination and treatment of works of art in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Successful candidates will gain considerable experience treating works of art in well equipped, production-oriented conservation laboratories.

This will be a 1 year fellowship.  

Responsibilities

  • Conservation involvement in permanent collection exhibitions and special exhibitions will enhance training opportunities. 
  • Will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia, workshops as well as visit and collaborate with nearby cultural institutions. 
  • The Conservation Fellow may act as courier for works of art on loan or exhibition to other museums and institutions.

Qualifications

  • A degree from a recognized conservation training program with a specialization in paintings conservation.

Please include:

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

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.


Assistant/Associate/Full Curator (Regular Full-Time)
American Art

LACMA seeks an Assistant / Associate / Full Curator with specific expertise in art produced in the United States between 1750–1950. Reporting to the Curator and Department Head of European and American Art, the curator will be deeply committed to LACMA’s mission of inclusive access, collaboration, and dialogue, and will be encouraged to work with colleagues across LACMA’s departments. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in expanding the narratives around historical American art and will work to build upon LACMA’s efforts in these areas to date. A candidate with specific expertise in African American Art is preferred.

The Assistant / Associate / Full Curator will be joining LACMA at an exciting moment of reinstalling our permanent collection galleries. The Museum has committed to ambitious curatorial goals for the new installation of rewriting and expanding traditional art historical narratives and re-evaluating traditional hierarchies and categories.  LACMA has a track record of supporting innovative and bold curatorial work, and seeks to reframe the field of American Art  by centering the work of artists, schools, and frameworks that have long been marginalized or made invisible. . The ideal candidate will be a dynamic professional, who has proven themselves as an effective advocate for their area of expertise through some or all of the following ways: innovative research and interpretation; development of public or private collections; commitment to broad and inclusive audience engagement through exhibitions, installations, scholarly lectures, public presentations, and community partnerships. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide collaborative support and leadership for permanent collection installations for the new Geffen Galleries. 
  • Develop and foster exhibitions for LACMA’s robust exhibition program.
  • Perform advanced scholarly research of a high order, making important contributions to the field through exhibitions and publications.  
  • Manage donor cultivation and support for programs and collection building. 
  • Maintain contact with collectors, galleries and other facets of the art market, in an effort to grow the collection through gifts and acquisitions.   
  • Serve as a department liaison to Conservation, Education and other divisions within the Museum
  • Participate in LACMA’s robust culture of cross-departmental and cross-divisional mentorship opportunities   

Qualifications

  • Minimum MA, with preferred Ph.D. in art history, cultural studies, or a related field, with demonstrated expertise in historical American Art.
  • Hiring level commensurate with museum experience, with a minimum 1-2 years.
  • Proven success in working collaboratively. 
  • Broad intellectual curiosity and a strong record of developing narratives beyond traditional museum practice.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills are required, including the ability to address academic audiences and the general public with equal skill and passion. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in museum practice and to engaging a wide range of audiences and constituencies. 

Please send a CV, a cover letter, and writing sample, as well as a statement, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing the applicant’s exhibition and research interests.

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.


Digital Projects Manager (Regular Full-Time)
Registration & Collections

Reporting to the Head of Collection Information & Digital Assets (CIDA), the Digital Projects Manager serves as a lead in implementing and administrating technology-driven projects related to museum collection data and digital assets such as custom software development, data cleanup and migration, system integrations, and database upgrades. Working with the rest of the CIDA team, this role provides advanced technical support for digital projects and administration of the systems under the team’s purview which include the museum’s collections management system (TMS), digital asset management system (ResourceSpace), and custom applications. Further, the Digital Projects Manager serves as the lead liaison with multiple stakeholders, including Curatorial, Publications, Photo Services, Information Systems, and Web & Digital Media staff; advocating for the establishment of workflows that will improve both access to and the quality of data, e.g. completeness, accuracy, inclusivity, etc. 

Responsibilities

  • Leads development and administration of new features and software for CIDA systems and data including system configuration, enforcing standards, troubleshooting, and training users. 
  • Participates in the planning of collection data and asset related projects throughout the Museum, including creating workflow, designing custom views/fields, and writing reports.
  • Provides advanced training and support for the Collection Information Specialists.
  • Supervises and trains the Collection Information Technician and interns 
  • Provides advanced database training and guidance for power users as well as general user support via the CIDA hotline.
  • Works with the administrators of CIDA systems to support databases and integrations. 
  • Oversees the integration and transfer of data between TMS, ResourceSpace, and LACMA’s Collections Online platform. 
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or demonstrated experience in Information Science, Library Science, Museology or a related field
  • At least three years of experience with a museum collections management database and digital asset management systems
  • Experience with digital project management, agile methodology preferred

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.


Art Preparator (Regular Part-Time)
Art Preparation & Installation

The Preparator executes work related to LACMA’s extensive and diverse art programs: exhibitions, permanent collections, and outgoing and incoming loans. Installs and maintains permanent galleries, special exhibition and temporary exhibition spaces, and art storage areas. Uses appropriate materials, equipment, and methods to display, store, pack and transport works of art. Executes the unpacking/packing, installation, disassembly, and storage of works of art, and associated materials for permanent and special exhibition galleries.

Responsibilities

  • Works on assignments that are routine in nature
  • Assists in the movement, packing and crating of works of art
  • Under supervision, performs basic carpentry and painting tasks
  • Assists in gallery installation and de-installation
  • Adheres to LACMA safety procedures
  • Keeps work areas neat and organizes supplies, equipment, and digital files
  • Collaborates across departments to pack, crate, receive, deliver, and install works of art and exhibitions
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • License to operate a variety of vehicles and forklifts
  • Travels to and from LACMA locations across Los Angeles
  • Strong physical and digital organizational skills.
  • Familiar with art object handling and installation, and art object packing and crating
  • Competent in woodworking, cabinetry, metalworking, plastics, painting or decorative finishes, general construction, and/or moving heavy artwork by rigging
  • Strong hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and reasoning skills, large and small motor skills, and sensitivity to and understanding of materials
  • Proficient with Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Docs
  • Ability to read and interpret documents

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.


DEI Coordinator (Regular, Full-Time)
Human Resources

The DEI Coordinator administers programs that promote employee diversity, equity, and inclusion and supports the HR department to ensure best practices are applied across all functions of human resources. The DEI Coordinator is responsible for employing strategies to attract, develop, and retain members of underrepresented groups. 

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the AVP of Human Resources, the DEI Coordinator assists with the development, implementation, and review of programs that promote diversity within the Museum and foster an open and inclusive professional environment
  • Participates in the planning and execution of inclusion and belonging programs, including workshops, trainings, and external speakers
  • Compiles statistics, metrics, and reports to assess the progress and effectiveness of DEI initiatives
  • Administers employee recognition, appreciation, and retention programs
  • Conducts DEI and employee engagement surveys, and coordinates related action planning 
  • Prepares communication materials bringing visibility to DEI initiatives across the Museum
  • Assists with the administration of the Museum’s mentoring programs
  • Conducts research on DEI topics as needed
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration preferred
  • SHRM certification preferred
  • At least 3 years of human resources experience, with a focus on diversity and inclusion programs, employee engagement and retention, and workplace culture is required

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.


Chemical Safety Specialist (Regular, Full-Time)
Art of the Ancient Americas

LACMA – Museum Associates seeks an early career professional who is highly motived to join the Conservation Center as the Chemical Safety Specialist. The Conservation Center’s Chemical Safety Specialist 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 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. on government regulations regarding hazardous materials and radiation safety 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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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 currently recruiting new members. To learn more about joining the fall 2022 cohort, please email us at docentcouncil@lacma.org