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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 Blu-ray 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.


Snap Research Fellow (Regular, Full-Time)
Director's Office

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is seeking a Research Fellow to coordinate project schedules, meetings, and deliverables across LACMA departments (especially Curatorial, Education, Exhibition Planning, Development, and Public Programs), Snap, and participating artists in order to implement the LACMA × Snap: Monumental Perspectives initiative. Monumental Perspectives brings together artists and technologists to create augmented reality monuments and murals that explore history and representation throughout Los Angeles. The Fellow will also conduct and present research for (physical and/or virtual) exhibitions, artist projects, and community projects. Funded for a two-year term, the Research Fellow will also provide daily ongoing administrative support including but not limited to tasks related to the Director’s schedule, correspondence, research, and communications.  This position in the Director’s Office reports directly to the Executive Administrator. 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate project schedules, meetings, resources, and deliverables across departments for Monumental Perspectives. 

  • Coordinate internal recruitment for LACMA mentors and lecturers, schedule meetings, generate applicable PSA’s, process expenses, facilitate mailings to scholars, and any applicable deliverables for Snap Lens Academy.Assist artists and LACMA departments (especially Curatorial, Exhibition Planning, Education, Development, and Public Programs) and ensure completion of projects and deliverables.

  • Report and document progress to communicate with the team and key stakeholders.

  • Perform research related to artists, exhibitions, and community projects. 

  • Strengthen and develop the professional relationship between the artist and LACMA. 

  • Collaborate with LACMA’s Communications team to draft  Monumental Perspectives-related content, (i.e. blog posts, social media, etc.). 

  • Other duties and projects, as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art History or a related field. 
  • Experience/interest in digital technologies preferred.
  • Some prior museum and/or gallery experience is preferred, but not required. (Qualifying internship and/or volunteer experience is acceptable.)
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite is required. 
  • Must have high attention to detail and strong communication ability. 
  • Prior experience using TMS (The Museum System) and Airtable databases is preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


Events Manager, Board and Campaign (Regular, Full-Time)
Events

The Events Manager, Board and Campaign, coordinates, organizes and plans high-touch, bespoke events at the Museum.  This role focuses primarily on events supporting Building LACMA, the museum’s current Capital Campaign as well as LACMA board meetings and board events.

The ideal candidate has a track record of success in event planning and/or client management and must have familiarity with the landscape of the Los Angeles event industry, including an understanding of venue management, vendor coordination, budgeting, and operational protocol for planning and producing events. 

Competent to work at a very high level in all functions of Events.

Decisions may impact objectives, priorities, and work activities for immediate and related areas

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the strategic development of a 6- to 12-month events calendar for the campaign
  • Consults on and executes unique creative visions for each campaign event
  • Experience with direct communication with clients/donors, as well as vendors and event partners 
  • Proficient in writing invitation copy and events remarks
  • Strong communication, time management, and project management skills
  • Works closely with LACMA’s Capital Campaign team to develop and execute all aspects of a series of varied events cultivating donors for Building LACMA 
  • Supports the Senior Director and Events team in the execution of pre-opening and opening events including cultivation events, stewardship activities, VIP access opportunities, fundraisers, galas and parties
  • Coordinates all activities involved in the planning and implementation of events
  • Secures all necessary manpower, equipment, materials and supplies for event set-up
  • Completes necessary documentation including contracts, deposits and correspondence
  • Drafts event invitations and creates RSVP web links
  • Coordinates with vendors and museum personnel to ensure event security, facilities support, cross museum communications about events
  • Attends the event and coordinates activities, vendors, set-up and break-down
  • Assists with creating departmental budget
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Liberal Arts or related field
  • At least 5 years of event planning experience, preferably in a complex venue
  • Knowledge of museums is a plus
  • Strong existing partnerships with vendors in the Los Angeles area is a plus
  • Previous work with artists and/or in the art world a plus

To apply, please use the following link


Database Specialist (Regular, Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

LACMA seeks a detail-oriented individual with strong communication skills, and who is experienced with CRM databases. The Database Specialist supports the Sr. Database Specialist by ensuring data integrity in LACMA’s constituent and donor database (Tessitura) and mailing lists. Tasks include data entry, cleanup, and front-end extractions. The Database Specialist will join a team that collaborates across departments advancing LACMA’s fundraising efforts, donor and member programs, and public communications.

Responsibilities

  • Audits and monitors integrity of constituent records; Updates data as needed
  • Creates constituent records, avoiding creation of duplicate records
  • Builds criteria sets using constituent data and Manual Lists
  • Formats and routes spreadsheets for internal review; Updates mailing lists and Tessitura records based on feedback
  • Fills in as backup for Sr. Database Specialist, running queries and generating segmented mailing files from Tessitura’s user interface (List Manager, Extraction Manager, and Output Sets)
  • Employs practices to yield quality results with integrated software including WordFly
  • Utilizes project management tools such as Smartsheets and Trello to track projects and assigned work in a collaborative work setting
     Trains users on List Manager and is a point of contact for related questions and troubleshooting
  • Assists in identifying opportunities to streamline processes and procedures
  • Works with internal project stakeholders across departments with varied degrees of data literacy
  • Manages multiple projects with competing deadlines and shifting priorities; Ability to remain adaptable  
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience
  • Minimum 2 years CRM database experience required
  • Tessitura experience preferred
  • Knowledge of data entry practices, queries, and exports 
  • Familiarity with WordFly is a plus
  • Proficiency with Excel and/or Google Sheets required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively

To apply, please use the following link


Collections Database Manager (Regular, Full-Time)
Registration & Collections

Reporting to the Head of Collection Information & Digital Assets (CIDA), the Database Administrator serves an integral role in maintaining The Museum System (TMS), the museum’s collection management database, and providing user support for staff across the museum. Further, the Database Administrator serves as the lead liaison with multiple stakeholders, including Curatorial, Publications and Web team staff, advocating for the establishment of workflows that will improve both access to and the quality of data, e.g. completeness, accuracy, inclusivity, etc., and underscore TMS as the central repository for the most current information. Working with the rest of the CIDA team, the Database Administrator is the point person on database functionality, standards, and protocols; as well as assisting with coordinating logistics of larger TMS-related projects such as database upgrades, collection inventories, and interdepartmental workflows. They are also the primary contact with the Information Systems and Web & Digital Media teams for intersystem projects involving TMS. 

Responsibilities

  • Administers and troubleshoots day-to-day TMS functionality
  • Maintains user accounts, security groups, data hierarchies and standards
  • Oversees auditing of the database
  • Writes/updates training materials and implements best practices
  • Creates and modifies Crystal Reports, SSRS Reports, SQL queries and custom data views
  • Provides support in planning and executing upgrades, plugins, data cleanup and data migration projects
  • Writes in-depth analytical reports on collection data for research and interdepartmental projects 
  • Provides advanced training and support for the Collection Information Specialists
  • Provides advanced database training and guidance for TMS power users as well as general user support via the CIDA hotline 
  • Works with the administrators of other CIDA systems to support their integrations with TMS and other CIDA projects 
  • Oversees the integration and transfer of data between TMS and LACMA’s Collections Online platform 
  • Participates in the planning of collection-related projects throughout the Museum, including creating workflow, designing custom views/fields, and writing reports
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Degree or demonstrated experience in Museology, Library Science, or a related field
  • At least three years’ experience with a museum collections management database, preferably TMS in an administrative capacity 
  • Experience with SQL, SQL Server Reports, Crystal Reports, advanced knowledge preferred 
  • Knowledge of data standards for museum collection management and culturally inclusive practices
  • Experience providing user support and training in a team environment
  • Knowledge of published vocabularies, standards, and linked data tools such as the AAT, TGN, ULAN, LCNAF, and Wikidata
  • Experience with digital asset management, project management, and agile methodology is preferred 

To apply, please use the following link


Curatorial Fellow in Art of the Ancient Americas (Regular, Full-Time)
Art of the Ancient Americas

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces a search for one candidate for a two and half year Curatorial Fellowship in the museum’s Ancient Americas department, which will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research in connection with the permanent collection and related projects at LACMA. The Fellowship supports the highest level of professional development, with opportunities to be fully integrated into all aspects of curatorial work, gain experience in research, critical thinking, cataloguing, exhibition organization, community engagement, education and publications, conservation, public speaking, and provenance research. The goal of this Fellowship is to provide opportunities for talented emerging scholars to learn how to translate their knowledge of Indigenous American cultures within the context of a museum and its public-facing outlets (collections, galleries, public programs, publications, websites) and by participating in the department’s ongoing projects. 

The Ancient Americas department has over the last eight years developed and implemented a more ethical, contemporary approach to holding, storing, and working with pre-Columbian collections. We seek a Fellow whose experience will complement and further our goals for facilitating respectful and creative relationships between people, places, histories, and objects. Our program aims to connect the objects in our collection with the peoples and descendant communities who created and are connected to them.

Responsibilities

  • Contributing to developing permanent collection installations, rotations, and didactic material for the Geffen Galleries, entailing collaborative work with multiple departments across the museum. 

  • Researching Ancient Americas collection and actively reviewing and updating object records in LACMA’s database and Collection’s Online.

  • Participating in other ongoing departmental activities, including discussion of loans, acquisitions, conservation, development, and online content. 

  • Assisting with the planning and drafting of interpretive materials for exhibitions during the fellowship period.

  • Participating in LACMA’s Curatorial Forum, Junior Curatorial Forum (which hosts reading groups and colloquia), and other division-wide discussions. 

Qualifications

  • Experience in the arts of the Indigenous Americas, such as a postgraduate degree in Indigenous studies, anthropology, art history or a related discipline, or commensurate experience.

  • Proficiency in Spanish or an Indigenous language is preferred. 

  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills are essential.

  • A strong interest in the critical interpretation, care, and display of works of art for a general public audience, and collaboration with Indigenous groups. 

To apply, please use the following link.


Art Bridges Fellow (Regular, Full-Time)
Publications

The Art Bridges Fellow at LACMA will hold a three-year fellowship position focused in Rights & Reproductions. In supporting programs co-organized by LACMA and Art Bridges, the AB Fellow will gain considerable experience in all aspects of R & R work, including researching and identifying copyright holders, negotiating appropriate clearances, drafting licensing agreements, maintaining data in both TMS and ODIN (LACMA’s digital asset management system), and ensuring optimal reproduction quality of collection objects. The AB Fellow will also work closely with publications, curatorial, photo services, graphic design, communications, marketing, retail operations, and education staff, in planning for the use of collection images in connection with Art Bridges partnerships--the Local Access and Collection Loan Programs. 

The AB Fellow at LACMA will be part of the inaugural cohort of the Art Bridges Fellows Program. This program supports the foundation’s mission to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States and to contribute to the development of the next generation of diverse museum leaders.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure optimal conditions for reproduction of collection images in print and digital media.

  • Research and identify copyright holders and negotiate appropriate clearances. 

  • Draft licensing agreements and circulate for execution. 

  • Maintain data in both TMS and ODIN.

  • Process internal and external R & R work orders related to the collection.

  • Monitor reproduction quality of collection photography

  • Participate in meetings with LACMA’s Curatorial, Communications, and Marketing teams to select key images for Local Access projects. 

  • Participate in editorial and design meetings supporting didactic, marketing, and other collateral materials developed for Local Access programs. 

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for issues of rights clearance and permissions for Local Access partners, Art Bridges Collection Loan borrowers, and Art Bridges staff. 

  • Support and maintain relationships with artists, estates, and galleries. 

  • Liaise with partner institutions. 

  • Participate in initial site visits to select Cohort 2 of Local Access, including reviewing LACMA-generated facility reports with site visit teams. 

  • Participate in larger planning meetings for all Local Access and Art Bridges Collection Loan program projects. 

  • Participate in the planning meetings to organize the travel of LACMA’s collections locally through the Local Access program, and nationally through the Collection Loan Program.

  • Attend two annual Art Bridges convenings in Bentonville, Arkansas, including a month-long residency and orientation. 

Qualifications

  • Must have a college degree, preferably with a focus in Art History, Archaeology, History, Studio Art, Graphic Design, Museum Studies, or a related field. 

  • 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.

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of office software. 

  • Experience with collections management software, especially TMS, and Digital Asset Management databases is preferred. 

To apply, please use the following link.


Senior Communications Associate(Regular, Full-Time)
Communications


The Senior Communications Associate assists with the development and execution of all of the Museum’s media efforts. The Senior 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


Director of Youth & Family Programs (Regular, Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs

Reporting to the Assistant Vice-President, School and Family Programs, the Director oversees all of LACMA’s on-campus programming for intergenerational audiences, from early childhood to seniors. The position supervises 3 full-time staff and is responsible for a budget of $475,000.

The Director provides leadership in best practices in museum education, overseeing both in-person and digital program development, implementation and evaluation, and revising and updating Youth and Family programs to maintain LACMA’s role as a national leader in its engagement with intergenerational audiences. The Director builds and maintains a broad range of community relationships across LA County and Southern California, and is knowledgeable about the LA art education ecosystem. A major focus of the position is the growth and evaluation of NexGenLA, one of the museum’s largest membership programs, which provides free admission for anyone under 18 plus one adult. They stay current on issues affecting intergenerational audiences, and provide high level strategic approaches to programming, reaffirming LACMA’s role as an innovative and responsive resource for these constituencies.

As LACMA prepares for the opening of its new building, the Education Department is taking the opportunity to examine and reorient its programs where needed. This position will lead the Youth & Family team in identifying key audience needs, creating programs, and developing resources.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative programs for in-person and digital intergenerational audiences, including NexGenLA, LACMA’s youth membership program, which has over 250,000 participants.
  • Manage the 3 full-time staff of the Youth & Family team, who in turn manage 30 part-time staff and several contractors annually.
  • In collaboration with the Manager, Youth & Family Programs and the Sr. Education Coordinator, oversee the development of high quality programming for intergenerational audiences and professional development for part-time education staff.
  • Work with Development and Finance to maintain grants that support Youth & Family programs, including proposals and reports. Oversee budget management for $475,000 annually.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Education department, making recommendations based on research into the latest trends in family audiences, museum education, and community building through the arts.
  • With the department’s Data Specialist, coordinate email, web, social media, print and in-person communication regarding LACMA’s Youth & Family programs, prioritizing awareness and access for under-resourced audiences.
  • Work with staff to keep statistical information on programs and document compelling evidence to demonstrate impact.
  • Develop resources and materials for families related to works on view at the Museum
  • Propose new offerings, both digital and face-to-face, that reflect current priorities for family audiences and the museum. 
  • Reconcile Education Department credit card shared between staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, History, or related field. Master’s Degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, or Art History preferred. 
  • Minimum 7-10 years in a related position with increasing responsibility including management of strategic planning, budget, and supervision of staff. 
  • Familiarity with current trends, issues, and best practices in the field of museum education, including experience with curriculum writing, design and implementation. 
  • Expertise in intergenerational family audiences, including trends and best practices across the museum field.
  • 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. 
  • Ability to conduct independent research in areas relevant to LACMA’s collection. 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills for building effective working relationships at all levels within the Museum, and the ability to foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment. 
  • A desire to make LACMA and its programs responsive to the needs of a diverse range of audiences. 
  • Lead through a deep commitment to diversity, accessibility, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the intergenerational communities that we serve. 
  • Flexibility, passion, creativity, and adaptability to handle various needs in a dynamic and changing environment.

To apply, please use the following link.


Assistant Registrar, Outgoing Loans  (Temporary, Full-Time)
Registration & Collections

LACMA is currently seeking to fill a 6-month limited-term (January 18, 2022 - June 30, 2022) Outgoing Loans Assistant Registrar position. Reporting to the Associate Registrar, Outgoing Loans, this role will coordinate all aspects of loaning artwork owned by LACMA to other fine art institutions.

Responsibilities

  • Process loan requests for LACMA’s collection.
  • Review and approve Facility Reports, gather temperature and RH readings from other institutions.
  • Maintain and update loan information in the TMS database. 
  • Work with international and domestic shipping companies to secure appropriate customs documents.
  • Work with international and domestic institutions to make packing, shipping, and courier arrangements.
  • Prepare shipping documents.
  • Oversee unpacking/packing appointments. 
  • Release and receive shipments. 
  • Request estimates and invoice fees.  
  • Assist the Associate Registrar to secure internal approvals from Curatorial, Conservation, and the Outgoing Loans Committee to arrange outgoing loans. 
  • Create and negotiate loan contracts for loans. 
  • Review outside insurance policies and negotiate necessary changes.
  • Submit internal work requests as needed to the Mount Making Department and the Framing Department.
  • Coordinate packing specifications for the loan with Art Preparation and Installation and Conservation.
  • Coordinate schedule and work requests with museum departments to prepare, move, and pack loans before shipping, as well as the reverse for loans returning to LACMA.
  • Involves some travel locally: off-site storage, other museums and the airport for art pick-up and delivery.
  • Act as a virtual courier to oversee loans in transit and to communicate with shipping agents and the borrower throughout the shipment.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History.
  • Museum Studies, or a related field.
  • Minimum of two to four years of experience in museum registration, outgoing loan-related is preferred. have a demonstrated knowledge of standard museum practices and procedures. 
  • Database knowledge (TMS experience is preferred) and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Google applications is required.

To apply, please use the following link.


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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

To apply, please use the following link.


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

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

The Associate / Full Curator will be joining LACMA at an exciting moment of reinstalling our permanent collection galleries and reframing the broader meaning of American Art. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and seasoned 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 opening in 2024. 

  • 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

  • Mentor curatorial fellows as well as junior staff members

Qualifications

  • Minimum MA, with preferred Ph.D. in art history or a related field, with demonstrated expertise in historical American Art.

  • At least 5-7 years museum experience.

  • Proven success in working collaboratively. 

  • Broad intellectual curiosity and a strong record in connecting time periods, cultures, etc. applicable to an encyclopedic museum context. 

  • 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.


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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

To apply, please use the following link.


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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

To apply, please use the following link.


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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

To apply, please use the following link.


 

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

To apply, please use the following link


Head, Collection Information & Digital Assets (Regular, Full-Time)
Registration & Collections

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Registration and Collections Information, the Head of Collection Information and Digital Assets (C.I.D.A.) will oversee all aspects of the team responsible for providing staff and visitors with the best possible access to collection information and digital assets and is responsible for leading the development and delivery of all collection information and digital asset content, strategies, and forward plans from migration into digital formats to ongoing maintenance and preservation. The position leads a specialist team and is accountable for generating use, access, and innovation, to increase engagement with diverse audiences and stakeholder groups, and promote pluralistic knowledge and understanding of LACMA’s collections.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, establish priorities, and train the Collection Information and Digital Assets staff that administers the databases, supports users with creating and accessing information that facilitate museum activities, assists with cataloging the collection, and delivers collection data including still images and video to downstream applications like websites and apps. 
  • Create, supervise, and oversee department budget, which includes innovative technology projects that will enhance the use of collection information and digital assets. 
  • Oversee projects and meet with management to provide updates regarding the progress of high-profile projects, statistics on usage, record maintenance, and location tracking of the collection. 
  • Maintain the training program for museum staff to access, edit, and utilize collection data and digital assets, continually evaluate its effectiveness, and develop new training courses as needed. 
  • Oversee the creation and editing of an internal website that provides staff with instruction and documentation for TMS, ODIN (including the use of this tool for digital preservation purposes), MORA, and Conservation DAMS. 
  • Work in collaboration across multiple departments and consult multiple knowledge sources with a critical understanding of dominant and marginalized narratives in order to maintain and establish cataloging standards appropriate to museum standards and user needs. 
  • Provide support on a wide variety of projects with museum staff to help identify and implement workflows and responsibilities required of collection information and digital asset management systems including TMS and ResourceSpace. 
  • Work closely with the Assistant Vice President of Technology to coordinate efforts and ensure that priorities are being met for collection information and digital asset-related projects. 
  • Manage relationships with vendors and contractors, prioritizing and communicating issues and needs for future development.
  • Continue to explore promising trends and developments that support the delivery and administration of high-quality, easy-to-use digital tools for stakeholder groups internal and external to LACMA.
  • Continually seek opportunities to incorporate diverse ways of knowing and understanding LACMA's permanent collection and communities served through collections data, digital assets, and digital platforms.
  • Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field. 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with a collections management system and digital asset management system in an administrative capacity. 
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience. 
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and reporting software. 
  • Extensive knowledge of museum cataloging data standards. 
  • High-level digital project management experience in the arts and culture sector is strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with business needs analysis, user support, training, and documentation. 
  • Detail-oriented and accustomed to utilizing a variety of tools to track and report the status of projects. 
  • Highly developed communication and networking skills including the ability to advocate collection information priorities and internally and externally work with diverse stakeholders.

To apply, please use the following link.


Visitor Services Associate (Temporary, Part-Time)
Visitor Services

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

Responsibilities:

  • Actively demonstrates a guest-first attitude by exemplifying excellent internal and external guest service skills at all times.
  • Actively promotes, sells, and services the LACMA membership program.
  • Maintains a conversational knowledge of LACMA’s general policies and procedures, membership programs, and the exhibition and programming schedule.
  • Clearly and concisely explains certain aspects of visitor experience that pertain to specific works of art.
  • Assists visitors in the capacity of gallery support when required.
  • Shares factual and necessary information with colleagues, visitors, and members via excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Employee is required to attend various training sessions as scheduled.
  • Operates register and receives payment for ticket, membership, and donation transactions while maintaining strict attention to cash handling accuracy.
  • Escalate any guest service issues, complaints, or unanswerable questions to the Visitor Services Leadership team.
  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of relevant experience in a high volume and customer service-focused setting.
  • Background in Art History preferred.
  • Strong skills in ticketing software, preferably in Tessitura.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Must operate with attention to detail and strong organizational skills while managing a continuous workflow.
  • Open availability including holidays, nights, and weekends.

To apply, please use the following link.


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

Working in the museum’s art environments and gallery spaces, the Gallery Lighting Technician supports the museum’s exhibition program through the installation, maintenance, and alteration of gallery lighting fixtures and other electrical equipment. Reporting to the Manager of Gallery Construction, this position is a critical member of LACMA’s construction staff and supports the Exhibitions program at the museum.  

Responsibilities:

  • Working in coordination with the Exhibition Design and Production team to meet exhibition requirements and deadlines. 
  • Programs gallery lighting via museum’s lighting control system. 
  • Assembles, installs, troubleshoots, tests, and maintains light fixtures and electrical devices. - Performs skilled professional work in the installation, maintenance and repair of wiring, breakers, electrical appliances, branch circuits, switchboards, outlets, timers, etc. - Uses standard and specialized electrical devices or equipment such as voltmeter, amp meter, ohmmeter, megohm meter, light meter, and other electrical hand tools. 
  • Repairs and maintains gallery electrical fixtures and equipment, including power adapters,
  • ballasts, transformers, and LED components. 
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good working condition. 
  • Working closely with our Facilities department to adhere to architectural, electrical and fire codes. - Maintains and follows proper safety procedures. 
  • Maintains records of work performed and prepares reports as required. 
  • May supervise apprentices or helpers.  

Qualifications:

  • California DIR Electrical Certification (required) 
  • Knowledge of current LED technologies and strategies. 
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and electrical drawings. 
  • Keen color perception 
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds, to work safely on ladders, and to perform duties at heights over twenty-five feet. 
  • Comfort and ease while working with a wide range of personalities in a creative environment. - Museum, theme park or theatrical experience preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


HR Generalist (Regular, Full-Time)
Human Resources

The HR Generalist assists in administering HR department policies and procedures with a primary focus on the full cycle of recruitment through resourceful hiring strategies. The HR Generalist also collects and maintains HR data related to recruitment, compensation, and performance management, and makes recommendations for improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the full cycle of recruitment for mid-level and professional positions: confers with hiring managers to identify staffing needs, creates and posts job ads, screens resumes, maintains recruitment files, conducts interviews, makes hiring recommendations, processes background checks, and negotiates salary.
  • Creates HR metrics for recruitment and exit interview survey statistics.
  • Assists HR Manager with the annual performance review process.
  • Acts as liaison to the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources for employment and terminations.
  • Conducts employee exit meetings.
  • Assists HR Manager with compensation; analyzes compensation data and completes salary surveys.
  • Updates job descriptions.
  • Provides project support to the VP of HR and the HR Manager.
  • Responds to various employee inquiries relating to HR policies, procedures, operations, and benefits.
  • Performs other duties or special projects, as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of Human Resources experience.
  • HRIS experience required. Experience with ADP Workforce Now is preferred.

To apply, please use the following link.


 

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.

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Collections Management – Costume & Textiles 

Arts Inclusion Merit (AIM) Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)

The Arts Inclusion & Merit (AIM) Internship Program works towards encouraging increased diversity in the arts, this program will run for twelve weeks beginning in February 2022, totaling approximately 288 hours over a consecutive 12 week period.

Project

LACMA acquires hundreds of textile-based media objects annually, including historic and contemporary costumes and textiles from around the world. For new acquisitions, Costume and Textile specialists in the Collections Management department are responsible for inventorying and checking the condition of textile-based media objects, performing preventative treatment, and housing objects for permanent storage.

Learning Opportunities

Under the supervision of the Associate Collections Manager, Costume and Textiles, the Citi AIM intern will will have the opportunity to participate in day-to-day tasks related to processing new acquisitions such as labeling, measuring, handling, housing and researching objects, with the goal of gaining greater knowledge of museum best practices, basic objects database usage (LACMA uses TMS), and hands-on experience within a renowned encyclopedic collection of costume and textiles. 

Responsibilities

  • Practice safe handling of art using museum best practices
  • Conduct basic queries using TMS
  • Locate artwork in storage using data from TMS, and basic knowledge of art storage organizational methods
  • Assist Collections Management colleagues with housing and labeling of artwork
  • Label artwork enclosures using prescribed formatting and materials, and using safe art handling practices
  • Keep work station clear of dirt and debris, and clean hands, tools, and workstation on a regular basis
  • Exercise good judgment and confidentiality while working in secure art storage areas
  • Communicate with LACMA staff as questions arise

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate studies program and have completed at least one semester, or two quarters, of college by December 2021. Students who recently graduated in December 2021 are also eligible. (Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program will not be eligible.)
  • Reside in and attend college within the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Complete a 250-500 word essay along with their application answering the following prompt:
    • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, 3 references (professional or academic preferred but not required), and your response to the above essay prompt.

Application deadline: January 15, 2022

To apply, please use the following link

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Collections Management – Works on Paper 

Arts Inclusion Merit (AIM) Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)

The Arts Inclusion & Merit (AIM) Internship Program works towards encouraging increased diversity in the arts, this program will run for twelve weeks beginning in February 2022, totaling approximately 288 hours over a consecutive 12 week period.

Project

In March 2020, LACMA completed a full relocation of artworks stored at its main campus in preparation for the construction of the new building for the permanent collection. The relocation project included item-level inventories, packing, and art transit. As a continuation of this project the AIM intern will collect item-level information from a subset of the works on paper collections.

Learning Opportunities

Under the supervision of the Associate Collections Manager, Works on Paper, the Citi AIM intern will be provided with the opportunity to learn about the long-term preservation, handling, organization, and tracking of works of art on paper. The intern will gain considerable experience with art handling, and familiarity with museum best practices for works on paper storage, and organization. The intern will learn to conduct basic queries, and record artwork information using TMS, LACMA’s collections management system.

Responsibilities

  • Practice safe handling of art using museum best practices

  • Conduct basic queries using TMS

  • Locate artwork in storage using data from TMS, and basic knowledge of art storage organizational methods

  • Confirm that artwork physical locations match current locations recorded in TMS

  • Measure artworks and record dimensions in TMS using standard museum formats

  • Label artwork enclosures using prescribed formatting and materials, and using safe art handling practices

  • Keep work station clear of dirt and debris, and clean hands, tools, and workstation on a regular basis

  • Exercise good judgment and confidentiality while working in secure art storage areas

  • Communicate with LACMA staff as questions arise

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate studies program and have completed at least one semester, or two quarters, of college by December, 2021. Students who recently graduated in December, 2021 are also eligible. (Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program will not be eligible.)
  • Reside in and attend college within the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Complete a 250-500 word essay along with their application answering the following prompt:
    • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, 3 references (professional or academic preferred but not required), and your response to above essay prompt.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2022

To apply, please use the following link

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Research Library - Collection Development for Future Satellite Library 

Arts Inclusion Merit (AIM) Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)

The Arts Inclusion & Merit (AIM) Internship Program works towards encouraging increased diversity in the arts, this program will run for twelve weeks beginning in February 2022, totaling approximately 288 hours over a consecutive 12 week period.

Project

The Research Library is in the planning stages of developing a small library collection for a satellite branch as part of the proposed site. The library currently has 10-15 boxes of books in storage that might serve as a base for this collection, but they need to be inventoried. These are duplicate copies of LACMA exhibition catalogs, artists monographs, and exhibition catalogs that were donated during the curatorial move to the 19th floor. However, the collection continues to grow without the documentation needed to develop it in a more thoughtful way.

Learning Opportunities

Working to develop this collection would be a great opportunity for a City Art intern. They would learn the workflows, online tools, and organization of a museum art library; experience the role the museum library plays within the institution; become familiar with the art library collections vital to curatorial research; and develop important research skills applicable to undergraduate and graduate pursuits. 

Responsibilities

   Assist in the recall requests of library materials currently in offsite storage

   Search these titles against the Research Librarys catalog through WorldCat

   Create an inventory of titles selected for the satellite library

   Catalog these titles in OCLCs WMS

   Process the books before routing them back to storage (create spine labels, etc.)

In addition to gaining practical library skills and an understanding of the art museum library, the intern will play a vital role in developing a specialized art library from the ground up, one that will benefit an underserved community.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Be actively enrolled in an undergraduate studies program and have completed at least one semester, or two quarters, of college by December, 2021. Students who recently graduated in December, 2021 are also eligible. (Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program will not be eligible.)
  • Reside in and attend college within the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Complete a 250-500 word essay along with their application answering the following prompt:
    • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, 3 references (professional or academic preferred but not required), and your response to above essay prompt.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2022

To apply, please use the following link.

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Collection Information & Digital Assets (CIDA) Paid-Internship  (Temporary, Part-Time)
Collection Information & Digital Assets

The Collection Information & Digital Assets department (CIDA) are stewards of the art administration systems (collection management system, digital asset management system, work order management system) and their data, providing strategic digital solutions and support throughout data lifecycles for a variety of internal and external users needs. CIDA governs metadata standards, systems development, assessment, and preservation of high-value digital assets, and consults on greater museum-wide digital initiatives. The team works closely with departments such as Registration, Collections Management, Art Preparation & Installation, Conservation, Curatorial, Rights & Reproductions, Information Systems, and Web & Digital Media to support the acquisition program, exhibition calendar, and other institutional projects and priorities. 

Internship Summary

This internship will provide students the opportunity to learn with and shadow CIDA staff, while exploring projects in possible areas of interests such as time-based media (TBM) and audiovisual archiving, digital asset management, and database administration. Examples of previous projects include: collection/data processing, data scrubbing, software testing, documentation writing, digital preservation planning, and TBM collection conditioning. The intern will have the opportunity to collaborate with CIDA and other museum staff during the course of their internship on co-occurring projects and initiatives. Depending on their focus, the intern will also be connected with additional staff as appropriate and will have access to the team’s broader network. They will attend CIDA’s weekly departmental meetings with the hope of their active participation and insight in discussions on data and digital strategies and have regular check-ins with their supervisor.      

  • This is a paid part-time internship (16 hours per week or less).
  • Anticipated Internship period:  April 1 - June 10, 2022. 

Qualifications

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

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

Application deadline: March 1, 2022

To apply, please use the following link

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

Museum Service Council

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

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

Docent Council

Members of the Docent Council provide tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions for children and adults to make works of art accessible for all. We are committed to inclusivity, access, and equity, and we believe that the Docent Council should represent the diversity of Los Angeles.

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

The Docent Council will be recruiting new members in the near future. Details will be posted here when we begin the recruiting process. If you would like to be notified when applications open, please email us at docentcouncil@lacma.org