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Teacher for Mobile Programs (Regular Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

As part of LACMA’s Mobile Programs – the Ancient World Mobile and Maya Mobile, the Teacher for Mobile Programs facilitates object-based, interactive lessons for sixth and seventh grade students across Los Angeles County using objects from LACMA’s collection. Work flexible and variable hours, typically 5-20 hours a week during the academic year. Some training time during the summer months.

Responsibilities

  • Research and develop curricula pertaining to the arts and cultures of the Early World (including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, and China) and the Ancestral Americas.
  • Facilitate student discussion and object analysis centered on objects from LACMA’s collections.
  • Facilitate art workshops including but not limited to drawing, painting, and sculpture.
  • Teach in a collaborative environment, both in-person within a classroom or gallery environment and virtually through Zoom and Google Meets.
  • Collaborate with Mobile Program teachers to create supplemental educational materials (including documents, interactive guides, presentations, and more) related to the Mobile Program’s curricula.
  • Other duties as assigned within LACMA’s Education and Public Programs department.

Qualifications

  • An Associate degree or Bachelor's degree in Art History, Art Education, Cultural Anthropology or a related field and at least one year of teaching experience preferred. A combination of related education, training, and teaching experience will be accepted.
  • Ability to conduct independent research in areas relevant to LACMA’s collection, including but not limited to Early World Cultures and the Ancestral Americas.
  • Familiarity with sixth and seventh grade curriculum and object-based teaching.
  • Ability to conduct research, create material, and facilitate discussions in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong, effective, and demonstrable written and oral communications, relationship-building, and presentation skills.
  • Experience with digital platforms such as Zoom, Google Meets, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
  • Interest and commitment to student-centered pedagogy.
  • Willingness to work at schools throughout the Los Angeles County region. Work sites vary, for example from Santa Clarita to San Pedro, to Baldwin Park (paid mileage).
  • Fluency in a second language, such as Spanish, is preferred but not required.

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 of Major Gifts (Regular Full-Time)
Major Gift

The Manager of Major Gifts and Collection Development provides key case and proposal development, and front line support to implement the visioning, planning, and fundraising for LACMA’s strategic collection building priorities and exhibition support goals. The Manager of Major Gifts and Collection Development supports all functions related to the museum’s collection development activities by liaising with curatorial staff, development colleagues, galleries, collectors, and donors. 

For exhibitions, this position coordinates exhibitions plans and goals to target individuals for exhibitions support, working with curatorial and development staff to identify the short- and long-term exhibition needs and prospective donors to increase overall support for the exhibitions program. 

In addition, the Manager will support individual prospect managers with proposals, pledge documents and high-level administrative tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Writes and prepares proposals and oversees the design of materials for soliciting gifts of art, acquisition funds, and exhibition support gifts as well as any funding proposals needed by Major Gift team

  • Contributes to the researching and benchmarking of gifts-of-art programs and acquisition fund development at peer institutions

  • Participates in the continual review and refinement of the museum’s stewardship policies for gifts of art and manages collection development stewardship plans

  • Acts as the primary liaison to approximately 20 donors and prospects

  • Collaborates with curators, development staff and volunteer leadership to understand exhibition support needs and create long-term cultivation and solicitation plans

  • Schedules meetings to discuss exhibition and funding with curatorial development staff

  • Prepares exhibition-related materials and proposals

  • Collaborates with development research staff on general exhibition prospect research

  • Monitors donor fulfillment and initiates ongoing stewardship activities for current exhibition contributors

  • Manages all stewardship and crediting for donors for exhibitions

  • Supports Major Gifts Team with pledge paperwork, and tracks and manages pledges

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Art History or related field

  • At least 3-5 years of experience with nonprofit fundraising including writing and proposal development,  cultivation, and solicitation as well as gift closure

  • Ability to interact gracefully and strategically with all levels of volunteers, donors, staff and the public

  • A motivated, creative and proactive self-starter who shows proven follow through

  • A team player and good listener

  • Excellent communicator both verbally and written

  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge

To apply, please use the following link.


Facilities Logistics Assistant I (Temporary Part-Time)
Facility Services

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

Responsibilities

  • Assists with loading dock operations, including access requests, shipping, and receiving.
  • Updates 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 guarantees that the work is complete on time and meets the Customer’s expectation and/or logistic services quality standards
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance 

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of experience working in a similar environment 
  • Basic computer skills
  • Valid class C California driver’s license required
  • Forklift certification and scissor lift certification preferred

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.


Education Assistant (Temporary, Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

LACMA’s Education & Public Programs department produces a broad range of programs and resources for audiences of all ages, including art classes, family days, in-school programs, teacher professional development, and community-based programs. LACMA’s public programs engage adult audiences with LACMA’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and other relevant topics.

Responsibilities

  • Welcoming intergenerational audiences to the museum.
  • Inviting LA County youth to join the museum’s free youth membership program.
  • Engaging with program participants of all ages in art making activities and classes. 
  • Supports Family Programs staff and Teaching Artists with the implementation of virtual as well as in-person Programs. 
  • Supports the Education and Public Program Department’s vision that everyone has access to art.

Qualifications

  • Customer service-focused.
  • Creative.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Comfortable working both collaboratively and independently.
  • Able to communicate their ideas effectively.

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.


Associate, Events (Regular, Full-Time)
Events

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Events, the Associate, Events is responsible for all aspects of tracking donor events, event dates and locations; coordinates meetings; schedules events and manages calendar; drafts correspondence; processes expense reports and invoices and tracks expenses; responds to general inquiries and emails; prepares and oversees materials for meetings and meeting setup, as well as other printed materials as needed; assists with list creation and organization and mailings, prepares seating materials for dinner fundraisers, gala fundraisers and other donor events; assist the Events staff with event planning and booking on the museum and city-wide calendars; tracks department inventory; supports coordination of facilities, security and audio visual needs and work orders; works events when needed, including weekends and evenings; communicates directly with donors to greet and support check-in at events.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates schedule of events and vetting of programming dates with AG and other departments and LACMA calendar
  • Oversees all calendar dates, calendar holds and is responsible for updating these in a timely manner
  • Secures all necessary manpower, equipment, materials, and supplies for event set-up and execution
  • Manages the compilation and circulation of mailing lists for approval as needed
  • Responsible for meeting invitation print and mailing deadlines
  • Coordinates with vendors and museum staff to set-up, break-down, and ensure security throughout the event
  • Creates and distributes event flows, donor research, and R-SVP list to Development and other museum staff as needed
  • Supports content development and assembly of materials as needed
  • Executes post-event best practices including exporting of guest lists and arranging for thank-you gifts
  • Tracks event RSVP’s
  • Manages check-in staff when necessary
  • Oversees event photo storage when applicable
  • Corresponds between major donors and various museum departments
  • Performs administrative duties relating to the aforementioned events as required
  • Provides general administrative support with office functions, phone calls, and mail documentation
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance
  • Assists with budget preparation and is responsible for meeting budgetary goals (if applicable) 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field
  • Experience working with major donors or clients and an understanding of major donor cultivation is required Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, and Raiser’s Edge

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 Hygiene Officer (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 Hygiene Officer. The Conservation Center’s Chemical Hygiene Officer will oversee the Conservation Center compliance with LACMA Safety Plans (e.g. Hazard Communication, Chemical Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, Radiation Safety), and coordinates emergency response with Facilities and Conservation. They will be responsible for oversight of state and federal regulations regarding safe use, storage and disposal of chemicals generated by LACMA and other Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandated safe laboratory practices.  If qualified according to Title 17 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 30336.7.  

Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, and manages laboratory related safety programs to meet regulatory requirements and address safety related needs in the Conservation Center laboratories, including chemical safety, radiation safety and respiratory protection
  • Advise Conservation staff, interns, fellows, and volunteers on proper laboratory safety procedures for handling, use, storage and disposal of chemicals and the use of radiation sources.
  • Devise and oversee use of 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.


Associate Conservator, Photographs (Regular, Full-Time)
Conservation Center

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art seeks an Associate Conservator, Photographs to join the Paper Conservation division. This position shares the responsibility for the care and study of the Museum’s large holding of fine art photographs with an active exhibition, publication and loan program.  Duties in the full-time position, include treatment, examination and preventative care of the permanent collections as well as participation in the planning and installation of exhibitions and loans and the development of permanent collection cool and cold storage. The Associate Conservator is expected to demonstrate achievement and expertise in conservation treatments, research, and publications relating to the preservation of photographs and is required to remain current with research and advances in the conservation field.  

Responsibilities

  • Examination and study of photographs collected across all curatorial divisions within the collections for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • Performance of conservation treatments of photographs to the highest standards including the development and research towards best practices and innovation in the field.
  • Preparation of written and photographic documentation for condition reports, treatment proposals and reports, artist interviews, technical notes and installation instructions.
  • Participation in the planning and installation of exhibitions, touring exhibitions and loans.
  • May advise on media identification for labels, publication, and authentication and technical issues related to the permanent collection and potential acquisitions. 
  • Participation in the development and maintenance of standards for handling, storage, installation, packing and shipping of collections. 
  • Collaboration with collection management on preventive conservation in the use of materials chosen for exhibition, storage, and transit, including Integrated Pest Management.
  • Has up-to-date knowledge on the design, construction and operation of cool and cold storage for photographic collections.
  • Perform courier duties as assigned.
  • Communication with professional colleagues and participation in professional organizations; remains current in the conservation practices.
  • May provide supervision and instruction for interns and volunteers.

Qualifications

  • MA in conservation or equivalent degree.
  • Additional work in the treatment of works of art on paper is desirable. 
  • 5-7 years’ experience in conservation.
  • Knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of photographic materials and deterioration processes and current practices of photographic conservation.
  • Knowledge and experience with exhibitions and preventive conservation.
  • Knowledge of emergency preparedness and integrated pest management.
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Word, Google, PowerPoint, and TMS.
  • Portfolio of conservation treatments demonstrating expert hand skills and color acuity.

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.


Teaching Artist, School & Community Programs (Regular, Part-Time)
Education & Public Programs

The Teaching Artist for School & Education Community Programs facilitates art making workshops at libraries, community centers, elementary schools, and middle schools in various locations in LA County, including Willowbrook, Compton, South LA, and MacArthur Park. The Teaching Artist will develop and teach object-based art making workshops inspired by LACMA’s permanent and rotating exhibitions. There are opportunities to teach occasional teacher professional development programs and family programs seasonally. Availability to work Saturdays and varied weekdays is critical to this position. Work will be in-person with some virtual programs taught on Zoom, Webex, and remote meetings/trainings. Vaccination required.

Responsibilities

  • Plans and facilitates object-based, interactive, arts integrated lessons for elementary and middle-school students with diverse backgrounds, including English Language Learners and students with multiple needs; -Conceives of and facilitates inter-generational object-based art making lessons at community centers, parks, and public libraries.
  • Develops and Implements lessons that adhere to best practices in museum education and are aligned with current State standards for the visual arts, history-social sciences, and/or English language arts and Common Core State Standards.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Participates regularly in LACMA’s professional development to stay current on key trends.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, Art History, Cultural Anthropology, Education, or related field.
  • At least two years of teaching experience developing lessons in a museum, classroom, or informal learning setting.
  • Familiarity with elementary and middle school curriculum and object-based teaching. 
  • Experience working with elementary and middle school students in a classroom setting.
  • Experience working with intergenerational families and groups in community settings.
  • Experience working with students with disabilities, PreK, TK, and Middle School students.
  • Strong working knowledge of Google Suite and MS Office. 
  • Reliable transportation to travel to locations within the Los Angeles County region. 
  • Demonstrate strong, effective, and written and oral communications, relationship-building, and presentation skills.
  • Conduct independent research pertinent areas of the Museum’s collection and temporary exhibitions.

To apply, please use the following link.


HR Manager (Regular, Full-Time)
Human Resources

The HR Manager is responsible for managing the daily administration of most HR operations for the Museum. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: compliance, recruitment, compensation, HRIS management, employee relations, work visas, and performance management. The HR Manager supervises and provides work direction to the HR Coordinator and the HR Assistant.

Responsibilities

  • Supports AVP as a back-up contact for all HR related matters; supports the development and implementation of departmental goals and strategies

  • Ensures that all federal, state and local laws, and HR related compliance matters are proactively managed, including but not limited to hiring practices, wage and hour, anti-harassment, and discrimination

  • Provides counsel to managers, supervisors and employees on a variety of work-related issues through consistent policy interpretation

  • Develops and maintains high quality HR standards as they relate to implementation of policies and procedures, and supports AVP with employee handbook updates

  • Manages and oversees all the day-to-day staffing needs for LACMA, including employees, fellows and interns, and manages the work visa and immigration processes

  • Facilitates the full cycle of recruitment for supervisory and mid-level management 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

  • Develops, implements and monitors annual performance evaluation process, and communicates requirements to supervisors; manages and processes merit increases

  • Manages the compensation function, including conducting compensation and salary benchmark studies and implementing changes to internal salary grades

  • Manages and ensures positive employee relations programs and directives, including performance management, complaints, terminations and layoffs

  • Partners with HRIS on all HR integrations within the system

  • Conducts HR audits, including time and attendance, wage and hour compliance, and training compliance  

  • Monitors invoices and tracks spending for recruiting activities, including background checks, work visas, and onboarding materials

  • Assists AVP with development of annual HR department budget

  • Mentors and acts as a primary resource to other HR team members

  • Responds to various employee inquiries relating to HR policies, procedures, operations and benefits

  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field

  • SHRM certification strongly preferred

  • 5+ years of experience in progressively responsible human resources roles, including a minimum of 3 years of experience in employee relations and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a supervisory role

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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Computerized Maintenance Management System Paid-Internship (Temporary Part-Time)

Facility Services

LACMA sits on a 20-acre campus, and includes the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM Building), the Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, the Pavilion for Japanese Art, as well as the Pritzker Parking Garage. The Facilities team in charge of the maintenance of the facilities, include Building Maintenance, Engineering, Facilities Services, Grounds, and Janitorial. LACMA uses a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to coordinate and schedule all maintenance activities.  The internship is at LACMAs main campus with possibility of partial remote work.

The CMMS Intern will observe the development and learn to optimize the use of the CMMS by reviewing the current database and assist with implementing approved improvements.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Learn to update the equipment and asset database;
  • Asses the existing preventive maintenance (PM) program and associated job plans, take part in identifying inconsistencies and proposing improvements;
  • Learn to integrate the PM schedule for the Grounds and Janitorial teams;
  • Review, document, and propose improvements to the assignment and scheduling processes;
  • Develop reporting to help Facilities Management to track the PM program completion.
  • In addition to learning about CMMS, which is a capital system of Facilities and Maintenance Management, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with multiple trades and learn about maintenance and operations of critical facilities.

 

  • This is a paid part-time internship (15 hours per week or less, $16.04/hr).
  • Anticipated Internship period: September 1, 2022 – March 1, 2023.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an accredited graduate or undergraduate program in the following areas: Facilities Management, Maintenance Engineering.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed Maintenance or Facilities Management coursework and have a good understanding of CMMS use.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel preferred

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2022.

To apply, please use the following link.

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Sustainability & Accessibility Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)

Facility Services

LACMA sits on a 20-acre campus, and includes the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM Building), the Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, the Pavilion for Japanese Art, as well as the Pritzker Parking Garage. The organization is putting together work groups to develop ambitious Sustainability and Accessibility programs.  The internship is at LACMA’s main campus with possibility of partial remote work.

The Sustainability & Accessibility intern assists Museum Leadership to develop, manage and monitor the programs related to Sustainability and Accessibility:

  • Participate in the development of Sustainability & Accessibility management systems, procedures and protocols, and associated documentation.
  • Learn from leadership how to coordinate and facilitate the Sustainability & Accessibility meetings and Work Groups.
  • Learn how programs and action plans are implemented at a department level
  • Conduct audits to evaluate the effectiveness of the Sustainability & Accessibility systems and procedures and assist with implementing improvements.
  • Participate in developing training programs.
  • In addition to developing their expertise in Sustainability and Accessibility, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with multiple Departments of the Organization and learn about Museum Operations.

 

  • This is a paid part-time internship (15 hours per week or less, $16.04/hr).
  • Anticipated Internship period: September 1, 2022 – March 1, 2023.

QUALIFICATION

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an accredited graduate or undergraduate program in the following areas: Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Engineering or equivalent.

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2022.

To apply, please use the following link.

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

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.

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, $16.04/hr).

•         Anticipated Internship period: September 16, 2022 – December 09, 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.

The deadline to apply is July 24, 2022.

To apply, please use the following link.

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Collections Management, Works of Paper Paid-Internship (Temporary, Part-Time)
Collections Management

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

Under the supervision of the Associate Collections Manager, Works on Paper, the collections management works on paper intern will be provided with the opportunity to learn about the long-term preservation, handling, organization, and tracking of works of art on paper. The intern will gain considerable experience with art handling, and familiarity with museum best practices for works on paper storage, and organization. The intern will learn to conduct basic queries, and record artwork information using TMS, LACMA’s collections management system. The internship is at an offsite facility in Los Angeles County (not on LACMA’s main campus).

  • This is a paid part-time internship (16 hours per week or less, $16.04/hr).
  • Anticipated Internship period: September 1, 2022 – November 18, 2022

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an accredited graduate, undergraduate, or community college program
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed coursework in museum studies, collections management, art history, fundamentals of conservation science, studio art, photography, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, art education, library science, anthropology, or history

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2022.

To apply, please use the following link.

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

The Registration Department creates and maintains the official records for all of the objects in the LACMA collections or on loan to the museum.  The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects, incoming and outgoing loans, and exhibitions. The interns will be exposed to all areas of registration.  

  • This is a paid part-time internship (10 hours per week or less, $16.04/hr).
  • Anticipated Internship period: September 1, 2022 – December 15, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

The deadline to apply is July 15, 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 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 Summer 2022 cohort, please email us at docentcouncil@lacma.org