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Collection Information Specialist
Registration and Collections

Annual Giving Associate
Development 

Coordinator, Strategic Development Services 
Development 

Manager, Security Technical Systems
Facilities & Security Operations

Senior Analyst, Data & Reporting
Strategic Development Services

Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions
Registration & Collections

Manager of Annual Giving
Development

HR Coordinator
Human Resources

Collections Management Technician
Registration and Collection Information

Collections Management Technician, Costume and Textiles
Costume and Textiles

Senior Director, Events
Development


Collection Information Specialist (Regular Full-Time)
Registration and Collections

Reporting to the Head of Collection Information & Digital Assets, the Collection Information Specialist contributes to the improvement of collections data and digital assets as housed in The Museum System (TMS), ResourceSpace (ODIN), Move Object Request Application (MORA), and Drupal. The Collection Information Specialist provides user support for these systems on a daily basis via the CIDA Hotline for the staff of multiple museum departments, including curatorial, registration, conservation and more. This position is currently funded through June 30, 2020.

Some duties include: handles a variety of CIDA Hotline requests to meet systems user needs including general use questions, data entry assistance, data upload and report requests and troubleshooting; provides individual and group training sessions, drafting and publishing written procedures as well as reference and training materials for staff usage of databases; creates and modifies Crystal Reports and SSRS reports pursuant to staff requests and project needs; runs basic SQL queries; maintains user accounts and security; performs regular audits of data entry in governed databases, alerting staff of discrepancies; tracks statistics of database usage; provides museum collection inventory and digitization project support; researches data standards; performs data entry, including batch uploads and carries out data clean up projects as assigned; performs other duties or special projects as assigned; maintains regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have a degree in Museum Studies, Library Science, or a related field. The following is required: previous experience with a museum collections management database; knowledge of data standards for museum collection management; familiarity with museum practices and experience providing user support and training in a team environment. TMS, Crystal Reports, SSRS, digital asset management system, content management systems like Wordpress or Drupal, and SQL experience highly preferred.

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Annual Giving Associate (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Associate is responsible for the day-to-day operations, revenue goals, and execution of several of LACMA’s Patron Groups. LACMA’s six art councils range in size from approximately 20–120 members (totaling 300+ members) and collectively raise $400,000 annually in restricted support for the related curatorial departments. This position manages Costume Council, Decorative Arts and Design Council (DADC), Prints and Drawing Council (PDC) and LENS: Photography Council. Members of the patron groups are interested in greater, more rewarding participation at LACMA and enjoy a range of in-depth curator-led programs focused on specific areas of the museum’s collection. The Associate is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of members within the assigned groups in addition to planning and executing the programs. This key Development position also serves as the primary liaison with curatorial staff connected to the assigned annual giving program.

Some duties include: responsible for the overall revenue growth strategy and program for each group; in coordination with Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Membership, and Communications & Marketing teams, works to move individuals through the donor pipeline and grow existing revenue; holds a portfolio of 50+ members/donors with one on one relationships; plans, promotes, and executes a robust program of 18-24 events per year in collaboration with curatorial staff; collaborates and directs the Major Donor Events team to successfully execute group events; working closely with the Annual Giving Assistant and Strategic Services team, supports the administration of membership renewals and gift acknowledgements; solicits new council members and develops relationships with current council members; manages prospecting activities alongside curators, volunteers and colleagues; compiles and tracks council budgets, monitoring the council’s expenses and revenues; creates a communication schedule and drafts council correspondence and promotional materials including e-communications, event invitation and calendars; helps identify donors with major gift potential from within the membership/donor base; fulfills all promised membership benefits; keeps abreast of art world current events that relate to donors’ interest.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field and at least 3 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, preferably in the visual arts. The ideal candidate will have experience in marketing, event planning and budgeting, as well as, experience using Raiser’s Edge or comparable database.

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Coordinator, Strategic Development Services (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Senior Director, Strategic Services, the Coordinator, Strategic Services is a key member of the team that helps LACMA achieve its long-term strategic fundraising objectives. As the assistant to the Senior Director, Strategic Services, the position works to help ensure good information and project flow across the team. The Coordinator is also instrumental in ensuring timely and accurate processing of Major Donor gifts, including Gifts of Art and gala ticket buyers, and in helping to track and record these gifts for accurate and timely reporting.

Some duties include: prepares gift processing forms, receipts, and customized acknowledgement letters for select major donors; serves as liaison between curatorial departments and Development to ensure curatorial gifts are promptly and properly processed and acknowledged by Development staff as appropriate; tracks and manages art donor welcome packets, following Board of Trustees Acquisitions Committee meeting approvals; ensures that packets are sent to donors within a reasonable turnaround time; tracks gifts of art for accurate reporting, both with the data management team and in any external record keeping systems; supports Strategic Services on vital business functions, including helping the Senior Director on annual departmental budgeting work; helps maintain donor recognition walls, signs, and published donor lists; tracks revenue and coordinates benefit fulfillment for ticket and table buyers for annual galas; partners with Sr. Manager of Gift and Data Processing on gala revenue reconciliation for Finance; works with donors on inquiries about gifts and tribute gifts; assists with administrative support for the department, including managing departmental catalogue orders, and ordering and organizing general department-wide supplies, etc.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or 2 to 3 years of related experience. Strong writing skills and the ability to effectively present information is essential. Experience in a development or fundraising environment is strongly preferred. Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as experience using a constituent management database such as Raiser’s Edge is required.

Please follow this link to apply.


Manager, Security Technical Systems (Regular Full-Time)
Facilities & Security Operations

Reporting to the VP of Facilities and Security, the Security Technical & Network Systems Manager is responsible for the administration, implementation, management and maintenance of the building Security Access, Video Management and Command Center operations and related network systems at all LACMA properties. Budgetary forecasting and management, including contract agreements.

Some duties include: collaborates with VP of Facilities & Security, Security Operations Manager, IS Management and Director of Facilities on all safety and security and related network system projects; defines and recommends appropriate hardware and software configurations and standards to meet organizational need; manages budget for all safety, security and network systems including software and hardware maintenance and repair; maintains and updates software and hardware service agreements; coordinates maintenance and system testing for security, RFID and security network related systems; analyzes and optimizes hardware and software performances; monitors safety, security and related network databases and equipment; liaises with Exhibition teams on the installation and placement of cameras and collection related security devices; orders supplies and equipment for all systems using prudent cost-savings initiatives; coordinates equipment delivery, installation and asset management; oversees security Control/Command Room management and operations; develops and maintains documented procedures for Security Control/Command Center, specifically related to daily operations and emergency response procedures; develops and conducts end user training on all related building safety and security devices and software; ensures all critical systems are backed-up and redundant to aide in emergency response; implements and administers a master key-management and tracking system; directly responds to and provides support in emergency situations; assists Security Operations Manager in gathering forensic information and data for investigations; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems, Information Systems Management, Technical Management or related field, and a minimum of 5-years of related experience, specifically in the area of building safety & security systems and IT/IS Networks. Experience in the following areas is required: building access control software, including door/panel set-up, creating access privileges, enrollment and database management; surveillance and video management system, including camera set-up and installation, user permissions, database management, maintenance and troubleshooting; network set-up, partitioning of networks, network security and troubleshooting, server set-up, optimization and storage management. On-call availability after regular business hours and on weekends is required.

Please follow this link to apply.


Senior Analyst, Data & Reporting (Regular Full-Time)
Strategic Development Services

Reporting to the Senior Director, Strategic Services, the Senior Analyst, Data & Reporting is a key member of the team that helps LACMA achieve its long-term strategic fundraising and membership objectives. This person is an individual contributor who executes reporting and analytics projects as assigned/approved by Sr. Director of Strategic Services. The Senior Analyst focuses on donor and patron data, as well as financial information, supporting the needs of key stakeholders across the LACMA campus - including Development, Finance, On-Site Services, Membership, Marketing, Events, Education, and others as needed. The primary focus for the Senior Analyst is to seek out and deliver actionable insights on fundraising and operational metrics, such as donor, member and visitor engagement, and trending information, in order to help inform communications and fundraising strategies. The Senior Analyst actively collaborates with colleagues across LACMA to improve the data integrity of its CRMs and Accounting systems, while also helping to implement the enterprise-wide reporting infrastructure. Key partnerships for this position include Development Data Management, Membership & On-Site, Information Systems, as well as the Systems Strategy team.

Some duties include: develops, maintains, and enhances dynamic reports, ad-hoc queries, and other analytics solutions as requested by the Sr. Director of Strategic Services and other senior LACMA staff; collaborates with Sr. Director on defining criteria and parameters, as well as refining design and ensuring accuracy of reporting products & solutions; advises on reporting tool capabilities and industry best practices for data presentation and visualization; plays a key role in training users on how to access and interpret reports and dashboards made available for them; works closely with users to ensure all new reports are accurate; identifies data sources necessary to build the requested reports and performs thorough analysis of these data sets to ensure information integrity and consistency; works closely with the Database Manager to proactively address any data quality issues or variances and helps to define clean-up strategies; collaborates closely with the Systems Strategist on use of Tessitura and other donor and patron applications as it relates to data gathering and input, as well as reporting efforts; supports fundraising and special campaign efforts by offering analytical support and seeking new insights through data - including the development and maintenance of fundraising pipeline and progress reports, as well as forecasting tools; plays a key role in performing data analysis as part of problem solving for critical operational functions, such as monthly financial reconciliation; collaborates closely with colleagues in Information Systems on designing, building, and testing the comprehensive LACMA reporting solution; provides hands-on testing assistance to the Systems Strategy group during database conversions and upgrades, including help with mapping and data integrity audits; supports On-Site Services and Membership teams by developing trend analysis, segmentation and modeling to improve attendance, ticketing revenue, and customer satisfaction and loyalty; prepares presentation slides, Board Report figures, and other materials as requested; identifies trends in and opportunities for increasing annual giving and membership income; creates and maintains a documentation library for all reporting and analytics products; manages a Requests Queue and carefully monitors deliverables, proactively communicating project status to management and internal clients; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Analytics, or a related field and at least five years of related experience. Experience in the following areas is required: mastery of Excel and Microsoft Access, including pivot tables and data visualization; strong SQL skills and familiarity with VBA or other programming languages, such as Python; working knowledge of SQL Server Management Studio and Microsoft Visual Studio; proficiency with reporting tools such as Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services; experience using Google Analytics and 3rd-party revenue reporting instruments; and user-level experience with development CRMs such as Raiser’s Edge and Tessitura. The ideal candidate will have the ability to consistently deliver projects on time and on target while prioritizing across projects and perform self-guided data retrieval from CRMs’ front end, as well as through the backend. A fundamental understanding of relational databases, data management strategies and protocols, a successful track record of creating effective visualizations of complex analytical information, and an exposure to Financial Edge or other accounting software and to the nonprofit sector and fundraising operations is highly preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions (Regular Full-Time)
Registration & Collections
 
LACMA is currently seeking to fill a five year limited term exhibitions registrar position. Reporting to the Senior Associate Registrar, the Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions will organize and manage several exhibitions with Southern California institutions, as part of a grant-funded program.
 
Some duties include: reviews facility reports and exhibition agreements with collaborating institutions; communicates LACMA’s conservation, installation and security requirements, and ensures requirements are met; reviews and negotiates loan agreements with lenders, and communicates conservation, installation and security requirements to staff; works with LACMA staff and collaborating institutions to make crating, shipping, and courier arrangements; plans and manages the installation and deinstallation schedules for each exhibition; assembles and maintains digital condition reports; takes packing notes during installations; creates installation notes for traveling exhibitions; travels with exhibitions to oversee installation/de-installations of LACMA-organized exhibitions at other venues; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.
 
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field, and a minimum of 2-4 years of experience in museum registration, exhibition-related is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated 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 preferred), as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Google applications is required. Fluency in Spanish or another foreign language is strongly preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Manager of Annual Giving (Regular Full-Time)
Development

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for the day-to-day operations, revenue goals, and execution of Curator’s Circle, the museum’s largest annual giving program, and LACMA Fund, the museum’s annual fund. Curator’s Circle is one of LACMA’s highest level giving groups with over 400 supporters giving annual membership dues ranging from $2,500-$10,000. This group of art supporters are interested in greater and more rewarding participation with the museum and enjoy a range of in-depth curator-led programs including exhibition walkthroughs, in-depth looks at the permanent collection, studio and collection visits, gallery talks, and VIP servicing, all of which are organized by the Annual Giving team. The Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for the full spectrum of the Curator’s Circle program, and ensures that it effectively meets team and division goals while fully serving its supporters. LACMA Fund is the museum's annual series of solicitations and communications designed to establish and nurture a broad base of unrestricted donor support.

Some duties include: responsible for the overall growth strategy and program for Curator’s Circle and LACMA Fund; interacts with other teams including Membership, Major Gifts, and Communications & Marketing to move individuals through the donor pipeline and grow existing revenue; holds a portfolio of 100+ members/donors with one on one relationships; initiates and establishes new acquisition and upgrade strategies based on research, trends, and opportunities with peer institutions; ensures that existing benefit program for supporters is appropriate stewardship for their giving level; organizes programming and events, approximately 18 - 22 events per year; works closely with Major Donor Events team; helps administer membership renewals and gift acknowledgements, engages in donor services; fulfills all promised membership benefits; helps create e-communications and event invitations, calendars, etc., manages communications schedules; helps to set and meet revenue goals and budget expenses, including planning and tracking; helps identify donors with major gift potential from within the Curator’s Circle and LACMA Fund; keeps abreast of art world current events to relate to donors’ interests; works closely with all members of the annual giving staff, fundraising staff, curators and programmatic staff at LACMA; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field, and at least 3-5 years of experience with non-profit fundraising, preferably in the visual arts. Experience using Raiser’s Edge is highly preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


HR Coordinator (Regular Full-Time)
Human Resources

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Coordinator provides administrative and project support to the Human Resource Department and the Human Resource Manager. The HR Coordinator is responsible for recruitment, onboarding, HRIS data entry and maintenance, record-keeping, digital and physical file maintenance and for administrative support of the Museum’s Internship programs.

Some duties include: coordinating various training programs, including data entry, records maintenance, and follow up surveys; coordinating onboarding, including the Welcome to LACMA Orientation program; facilitate and process employee status changes for regular full-time employees; maintain museum's organizational charts; coordinates the museum’s internship program, including running background checks, scheduling and conducting intern orientations, maintaining intern records, and planning intern events; maintains HRIS processes and HR systems improvements; creates and develops content for HR department homepage on the intranet; drafts correspondence, including offer letters, rejection letters, wage notices, and termination letters; processes and coordinates various reporting requirements for Los Angeles County; completes EEO-1 annual report; serves as a back-up to the Benefits Administrator on leave of absence programs; 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.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree; a minimum of 2 years of human resources experience; HRIS experience required. Experience with ADP Workforce preferred.

Please follow this link to apply.


Collections Management Technician (Regular Full-Time)
Registration and Collection Information

Reporting to the Associate Collections Manager, the Collections Management Technician performs a wide variety of duties in the packing, handling, and organization of LACMA’s collection.  The technician will pack artwork using museum best practices and LACMA specific packing guidelines, assist with the movement of artwork to offsite storage, help facilitate collections access, help maintain the storeroom monitoring programs, and be of assistance to other Collections Management Technicians to maintain day-to-day workflow while remaining focused on the long term goal of the east campus relocation project. 

Some duties include: rehouse objects from storerooms and galleries in an appropriate manner for long term storage and travel using museum best practices and LACMA specific packing guidelines; assist with the receiving and releasing of art shipments; communicate with colleagues interdepartmentally when needed to ensure the safe handling and packing of objects; communicate with Registrars to track collection conundrums, numbering issues, improve object documentation, and ensure appropriate physical labeling of all storage containers; help maintain storeroom monitoring programs; help facilitate collections access; complete move object requests as assigned through MORA; attend departmental and project specific meetings; exhibit proficiency in TMS through object tracking and inventory processes; maintain a clean work area, tools, equipment, and storage areas; work consistently within established safety standards and attend mandatory institutional safety trainings; perform other duties or special projects as assigned; maintain regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have a High School Diploma with specialized or technical certification; Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies or related field is preferred. At least 1 year of experience with one or more of the following areas: museum collection management, art preparation, handling and installation, museum registration, conservation, carpentry. Art handling experience, especially within a museum setting. Moderate knowledge of art packing techniques and archival packing materials. Understanding of proper storage conditions. Able to operate pallet jacks, hand trucks, dollies, and other lift equipment is desired. Able to use and maintain basic hand tools such as drills, impact drivers, etc. Familiarity with Google Drive and museum databases, TMS specifically, is desired. Able to work well independently and within a team. Attention to detail. Excellent communication skills. General understanding of museum registration is desired. The ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl is required. The ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds is required.

Please follow this link to apply.


Collections Management Technician, Costume and Textiles (Regular Full-Time)
Costume and Textiles

Reporting to the Associate Collections Manager, the Collections Management Technician for Costume and Textiles performs a wide variety of duties in the packing, handling, and organization of LACMA’s Costume and Textiles collection.  The technician will pack artwork using museum best practices and LACMA specific packing guidelines, assist with the movement of artwork to offsite storage, help facilitate collections access, help maintain the storeroom monitoring programs, and be of assistance to other Collections Management staff to maintain daily workflow while remaining focused on the long-term goal of the east campus relocation project.  

Some duties include: rehouse objects from storerooms and galleries in an appropriate manner for long-term storage and travel using museum best practices and LACMA specific packing guidelines; assist with the receiving and releasing of art shipments; communicate with colleagues interdepartmentally when needed to ensure the safe handling and packing of objects; communicate with Registrars to track collection conundrums, numbering issues, improve object documentation, and ensure appropriate physical labeling of all storage containers; participate in storeroom monitoring programs; facilitate access to the collection; attend departmental and project specific meetings; track objects and inventory processes through TMS; maintain a clean work area, tools, equipment, and storage areas; work consistently within established safety standards and attend mandatory institutional safety trainings; perform other duties or special projects as assigned; maintain regular and reliable attendance.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Costume Studies, Textile Studies or related field is preferred. At least 1-3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: museum collections management, art preparation, handling and installation, museum registration, conservation. At least 1 year of experience working with textile-based objects. Art handling experience, especially within a museum setting. Knowledge of art packing techniques and archival packing materials. Understanding of proper storage conditions. Ability to operate pallet jacks, hand trucks, dollies, and other lift equipment is desired. Ability use and maintain basic hand tools such as drills, impact drivers, etc. Experience with museum databases, TMS specifically, is desired. Able to work well independently and within a team. Attention to detail. Excellent communication skills. General understanding of museum registration is desired. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl is required. Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds is required.

Please follow this link to apply.


Senior Director, Events
Development

Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Senior Director of Events oversees the conceptualization, design and management for all donor events, facility rental, exhibition, opening programming, campaign events and museum fundraisers. The Senior Director of Events oversees a team of nine.  

Some duties include: designs and executes/oversees/supervises team all donor events and facility rentals and third-party events, including but not limited to the annual fundraising galas, acquisition dinners, Director’s Circle meetings and events, Curator’s Circle meetings and events, salons (both on and off LACMA campus), lender’s dinners for exhibitions, board meetings and board dinners, Director’s residence events, membership events, Director’s Series Conversations, Director’s office events, and additional events as needed (approximately 250 events annually); Executive produce Collectors Committee, Art + Film and other annual fundraisers/building openings; Financial oversight of departmental and fundraising budgets; Oversight of fundraising revenue to ensure goals are being met and strategic planning for attaining targets; Oversees staff/Manages every aspect of the events from budget, creation and organization of invitation lists, invitation design, location and layout, timelines, event production and design, menu planning, staff scheduling and breakdown; Budget forecasting and strategic planning/programming including working with Annual Giving, Education, Membership and Exhibitions on program dates; Collaborates with department heads and support teams throughout the museum to discuss priorities and develop a strategic plan around exhibition opening events and programs; Ensures quality control of department’s (approximately 250 events annually); Acts as liaison between the Development department and various departments within the Museum to execute events; Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts or related field. At least 8 years of experience working with major donors, fundraising and budget management, of which includes at least 2 years of management and supervisory experience.

Please follow this link to apply.


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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 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.