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Director of Individual Giving
Manager of Gallery Learning
秒速快3 Education & Public Programs
Education Manager for Mobile Programs
Education & Public Programs
Associate Registrar, Exhibitions
Registration & Collections
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Annual Giving Programs Associate
Facilities & Security Operations
Director of Individual Giving (Regular, Full-Time)
Working in close collaboration with the Assistant Vice President of Individual Giving and the Development team, the Director of Individual Giving is responsible for growing and stewarding restricted giving groups with a cumulative fundraising goal in the range of $2-3 million。 The program includes Art of the Middle East Contemporary, Asian Art Council, Costume Council, Decorative Arts & Design Council, LENS: Photography Council, Modern and Contemporary Art Council, and Prints & Drawings Council; as well as the acquisition groups Art Here & Now: Studio Forum (AHAN) and the Decorative Arts & Design Acquisition Committee (DA2), as well as supporting Contemporary@LACMA and the Collectors Committee。
Responsible for programming, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the aforementioned programs。 The Director also evaluates and oversees a team of two associates, who manage all activities and members for LACMA’s art councils。 This position is a key liaison for curators connected to each group, and has oversight of all revenue and expenditures for the area。 Decisions may impact objectives, priorities, and work activities for immediate and related work groups。
Some duties include: responsibility for setting and meeting goals for growing and stewarding acquisition groups & councils as identified in collaboration with the Assistant Vice President of Individual Giving; is on the prospect team for all acquisitions group donors; collaboratively supports prospect managers and other colleagues on donor cultivation and stewardship; oversee programming, including liaising with curatorial departments, working with Events staff, and overseeing associates; provide oversight and guidance to direct reports on stewarding and growing groups; conduct ongoing budget analyses of programming to ensure that restricted giving groups are fiscally responsible; evaluate current operating model of the restricted giving program, recommends changes to improve or modify the model, and assesses the effectiveness of the revised model; provide guidance and oversight for volunteer leadership positions within the programs and assists in stewarding current Chairs and providing assistance in succession planning; work closely with all members of the Development team, curators and other programmatic staff at LACMA; participate in LACMA donor events, including work on evenings and weekends; some travel required to meet with donors and implement programmatic activity; occasionally participates in LACMA Travel programs; collaborate with the Assistant Vice President, analyzes, makes recommendations for, and helps implement improvements to departmental efficiencies, staffing, systems and processes, and administrative procedures; helps oversee training for new staff, including materials and training sessions; maintains regular and reliable attendance and perform other duties or special projects as assigned.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art Administration or related field; 5-7 years of experience with non-profit fundraising including experience with individual giving, membership and events; understanding/knowledge of museums and collection building and 4 years of management experience.
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Manager of Gallery Learning (Regular, Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs
The Manager of Gallery Learning is responsible for establishing and maintaining best practices in gallery teaching with an emphasis on training and evaluating volunteers who provide school and public tours. Working with colleagues across Education and Public Programs and within the field of museum education, the manager facilitates and shares new information and best practices for visitor engagement. As the department’s lead on gallery learning, the manager is responsible for developing and testing new formats for gallery talks, courses, and programs that engage broader audiences in in-depth, meaningful experiences around the museum and featured works of art. This may involve implementing programs directly and training education department staff and docents to carry engagement models forward.
Some responsibilities include: research, develop and implement training for school and public tour docents, including facilitating training personally and coordinating outside speakers and experts as needed; develop methodologies for evaluating school and public tours and implements procedures with the Docent Council program; attend all Docent Executive Committee and General Board Meetings and act as a liaison between the Docent Council and the Education and Public Programs department; maintain clear and effective communication to deliver messages and resources to the docents including management of an online resource platform; develop strategies to maintain balance and diversity in the docent program through recruitment and refinement of the docent benefit program (membership after a set number of years of service, opportunities for continuing education, field trips and social gatherings); supervise associated program staff including the Docent Council Coordinator Education and part time staff involved in the docent program; develop and monitor budgets, hires participants, and processes payments; oversee Education and Public Program Department initiatives, including hiring teaching artists, gallery educators, artists, and speakers; oversee the review of written materials for each exhibition including labels and didactic for visitors and provides the Publication Department feedback based on audience advocacy; writes and/or reviews grants and grant reports for related program support; develop and test new formats for gallery talks, courses and programs that engage the museum’s diverse audiences; provide an annual training workshop to the department full-time staff to disseminate best practices in the field; develop tools to evaluate measure success of gallery learning.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or a related field; 3-5 years experience teaching in a museum and developing education programs; at least 3 years of administrative experience; thorough knowledge of the most current trends in gallery learning practices.
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Education Manager for Mobile Programs (Regular, Full-Time)
Education & Public Programs
Reporting to the Director of School and Teacher Programs, the Education Manager for Mobile Programs oversees the Ancient World Mobile and Maya Mobile: two fully contained, interactive art education spaces that travel to schools throughout Los Angeles County。 LACMA’s Mobile Programs offer sixth and seventh-grade students an opportunity to learn about ancient civilizations through discussion, art-making, and the examination of original works of art。 This position also collaborates on the development and implementation of object-based, interactive lessons for a diverse group of elementary and middle school students as part of LACMA’s Mobile Programs。 The Manager will also be responsible for overseeing two full-time staff members and several part-time mobile teachers, a $600,000 budget, as well as all logistics of the program。
Some duties include: cultivates, strengthens, and sustains partnerships with participating school teachers by serving as a resource for curricular materials on ancient civilizations and leading high-quality in-service presentations; works with museum staff to conceive of interactive, participatory, student-centered activities for elementary and middle school students with diverse backgrounds, including English Language Learners and students with multiple needs; monitors mobile teacher lessons that adhere to best practices in museum education and are aligned with current CA State standards in the sixth and seventh-grade curriculum for the visual arts, history-social sciences, and/or English language arts; conducts research in areas pertinent to the Museum’s collection and mobile program themes, including ancient art, Art of the Americas, Asian Art, Art of the Middle East, and Medieval and Renaissance Europe; develops and monitors budgets for mobile programs and materials; recruits schools and works with teachers and administrators to coordinate the placement of the art mobiles at school sites; evaluates mobile programs, maintains statistical information, and documents compelling evidence to demonstrate impact; helps recruit, hires and trains mobile program teachers; creates contracts, completes work orders, orders supplies, processes and tracks payments, and conducts all other administrative duties for mobile programs; writes components of grant applications and reports; participates in departmental initiatives and on department committees; performs other duties or special projects as assigned; maintains regular and reliable attendance.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or Cultural Anthropology and at least five years of teaching experience developing lessons in a museum and/or classroom setting。 A combination of related education, training, and teaching experience will be accepted。 Familiarity with sixth and seventh-grade curriculum and object-based teaching is preferred。
The ideal candidate must have experience managing large budgets and be knowledgeable of the latest educational reform efforts within public schools. Ability to research pertinent areas of the Museum’s collection. Ability to prioritize and organize multiple activities effectively under minimal supervision. Ability to effectively present information to small groups of students, and other employees of the organization is essential. Spanish language proficiency is preferred. Must be willing to work flexible hours.
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Associate Registrar, Exhibitions (Regular, Full Time)
Registration & Collections
LACMA is currently seeking to fill an exhibitions registrar position。 Reporting to the Senior Associate Registrar, this position will organize and manage exhibitions traveling to China and other parts of the world, as part of LACMA’s ambitious in-house and internationally traveling exhibitions program。 This position will consistently manage a high volume of complex exhibitions。
Some responsibilities include: review and negotiate loan agreements, including insurance, 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 de-installation 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 taonuwang.comanized exhibitions at other venues; perform other duties or special projects, as assigned; maintain regular and reliable attendance。
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field and a minimum of five to seven years’ experience in museum registration, preferably exhibition-related. 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 is preferred) and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Google applications is required. Fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, or another foreign language is strongly preferred.
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*Application Deadline: January 15, 2020*
Assistant Curator (Regular, Full Time)
The Assistant Curator is responsible for art from 1970 to the present. Primary responsibilities of the position include assisting the contemporary art department’s curators on research, exhibition, interpretation, publication, and development of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions at LACMA. The Assistant Curator provides support and participates in discussions and presentations about acquisitions; plays a vital role in working across departments such as with Development, Education and Communications and Registration; works collaboratively with artists, educators, collectors, donors, and the public, and helps prioritize and achieve short- and long-range institutional goals. This position represents the Museum locally, nationally, and internationally. The Assistant Curator will engage with and activate the strengths of the collection with an emphasis on research and acquisitions of African American and African diasporic art.
Some responsibilities include: assist with research, development, coordination, and execution of exhibitions; research and write scholarly texts and exhibition collateral (labels, brochures, etc.) related to exhibitions and the collection; participate in the planning and coordination of exhibitions; assist in the development and negotiation of outside loans and exhibition contracts; work with department curators with the development of the collection, including acquisitions, deaccessions, and collections management; work closely with acquisition support groups with artist research, presentations, and execution of council events; develop relations, maintain communication, and coordinate programming with other curatorial departments; assist with grant writing; perform other duties or special projects, as assigned; maintain regular and reliable attendance.
The qualified candidate will have: a master’s degree in Art History, or a related field, with expertise in Contemporary Art (Ph.D. is preferred); a background in African American and/or African diasporic art and culture is preferred; at least three (3) years of museum experience with progressively responsible curatorial experience and demonstrated experience in acquisitions, exhibitions, installation and scholarly publications; experience in Contemporary art, and prior experience with ambitious exhibition and publication programs in a museum; ability to write for a public and scholarly audience, and the ability to work on teams with fellow curators, educators and a range of museum staff, professional colleagues, and museum supporters; a proficiency or fluency in at least one foreign language is preferred; strong public speaking and communication skills; efficiency at multitasking, with a strong ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and assignments.
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Chemical Hygiene Officer (Regular, Full Time)
The Chemical Hygiene Officer oversees compliance with LACMA Safety Plans (e.g. Hazard Communication, Chemical Hygiene, Respiratory Protection, and Radiation Safety), and coordinates emergency response with Facilities and Conservation. 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. In addition to safety-related activities, related to collection based hazards and potential risks to visitors and employees, the Chemical Hygiene Officer collaborates with the Conservation Science Department in environmental monitoring of Museum galleries and developing preventive conservation guidelines for the Museum’s diverse collections, and procures the training and education in OSHA safety regulations for the Museum Staff.
Some responsibilities include: 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; works with Facilities to develop safety preparedness for welding, brazing and cutting and evaluate work areas to ensure safe work practices through monitoring and periodic inspections; advises Museum and Conservation staff, interns, fellows and volunteers on proper chemical safety practices and procedures for handling, storage and disposal of chemicals and hazardous waste generated through the Museum’s collection; identifies collection-based hazards minimizing health and safety risks through SOP implementation, remediation and safe work practices, disclosing hazardous materials information and identifying suspected hazards in outgoing/incoming shipments and controlling risks to visitors in public programs and exhibits; ensures that all employees assigned to work with collections or exhibits, and authorized users of collections are provided hazard awareness and safe work practice information; initiates and coordinates emergency hazardous material response and provides technical reference support to emergency response systems in the event of a hazardous material release on campus grounds; conducts exposure risk assessments of LACMA’s collection, art projects and installations and evaluates employee and patron safety; devises and oversees use of annual Chemical Hygiene budget for the Conservation Center; maintains chemical inventories, SDS, and all other safety related records mandated by OSHA and Cal/OSHA; performs and develops quantitative and qualitative respirator fit testing, training and education (per OSHA 29CFR1910.134) for Museum staff, and records all fit test and medical clearance records to assure adequate record keeping; reviews any chemicals before being transported to off-site locations and determines proper packaging along with SDS availability, chemical segregation and compatibility, and portable spill kits and emergency kits and ensures LACMA meets hazardous waste management rules required by California/EPA; orders safety-related laboratory supplies and reviews Conservation Center orders of hazardous chemicals; conducts introductory safety sessions for new Conservation staff and annual review sessions as required by OSHA to update Conservation staff awareness of current safe laboratory practices and government regulations; participates with conservators and conservation scientists in the development of preventive conservation strategies to mitigate degradation of sensitive artworks in the collections; schedules calibration of monitoring equipment, inspections (and licensing reviews) by outside safety inspectors, as well as chemical waste disposal by outside contractors; reports quarterly dosimeter readings for radiation exposure of designated users of research instrumentation with X-Ray sources; contributes to ongoing museum environmental monitoring (e.g. light, dust, temperature, %RH, vibration) in Museum gallery spaces and prepare reports of the data; conducts spectral analysis on light sources to be considered for use in galleries and determine if they are suitable for gallery use or for specific artwork; perform other duties or special projects, as assigned; maintain regular and reliable attendance.
The qualified candidate will have: a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Physical, Chemical Hygiene & Safety, or Environmental Science; postgraduate, 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。
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Photographer I (Regular, Full-Time)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking a talented and versatile photographer to join our creative in-house photography team. The Photographer I position works under the supervision of the Supervising Photographer. The successful candidate will provide digital capture of artworks and objects in LACMA’s diverse and encyclopedic collections, as well as documenting exhibitions, installations, special events, and other programs. This candidate should also be able to take directions while being able to work independently; be organized and able to juggle many projects at once.
Some duties include: accurately document artworks based on museum standards and objectives using a variety of lighting, capture and editing techniques; makes every effort to ensure the safety of the artwork(s) during the capture process; uses various photo capture and editing software to produce reproduction quality digital files; applies appropriate targets, values, and profiles as part of the capture/editing process; performs 2D copy work and scanning of various film formats and analog materials; produces exhibition prints and guide prints for publication projects; maintains regular and reliable attendance; performs all other duties as assigned.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in photography or a related field; minimum 3 years experience in a museum photo studio or similar environment; successful completion of advanced digital photography/imaging courses at an accredited college or recognized professional school will be accepted for one year of the required experience; experience photographing 2D and 3D artworks under a variety of lighting conditions in studio, galleries, outdoor, in situ and off-site as needed; sound knowledge and experience with various digital camera capture systems and software; solid foundation of lighting (strobe, tungsten, LED), lighting ratios and setups; strong background in color theory and color management; expert knowledge in image editing, including color and tonal correction, masking and compositing, creating derivatives, prepping digital files for print and electronic output.
The qualified individual must also have advanced working knowledge of image editing and camera capture software including Photoshop, Bridge/ACR, Phocus, CaptureOne and is proficient with various camera capture and scanning software; working knowledge and application of Photogrammetry, RTI, 3-D capture and software; discerning eye for color and tonal accuracy and ability to correct/match color to original; demonstrate ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines; solid working knowledge of computers as well as hardware (e.g., scanners, servers) and software currently used by the department; strong knowledge of profiling cameras, monitors and printers; solid lighting and compositional skills; is proactive in staying abreast of current and emerging imaging technologies, methodologies, equipment and lighting, hardware and software to help maximize production and quality.
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Annual Giving Programs Associate (Regular, Full-Time)
The Annual Giving Programs Associate is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of $1,000+ annual gifts and/or membership dues from a portfolio of annual donors and prospects, as well as donor stewardship within their assigned Annual Giving Programs。 Working as part of a larger Annual Giving Programs team responsible for both unrestricted and restricted annual revenue for LACMA, the Associate works to strategically advance donors in their engagement with LACMA through excellent programming and thoughtful, well-planned activities。 This Associate serves as a subject matter resource for a suite of Annual Giving councils and/or acquisition groups。 This position also serves as a liaison to Curatorial staff connected to the Annual Giving council groups。
Some duties include: meeting annual fundraising goals, showing growth over time, from a portfolio of annual donors and prospects, as outlined by the Director of Individual Giving; in close collaboration with Curatorial, Annual Giving, and Events colleagues, offering a program of council and/or acquisition group events; soliciting new donors and develops relationships with current donors; manages prospecting activities with curators, volunteers, and other development colleagues; is a primary contact for, and actively engages with, assigned and prospective members during patron programs; managing and/or overseeing each assigned group or council’s membership lists, renewals, gift processing, acknowledgments, and member actions within database; drafting donor correspondence and promotional materials; assisting Director of Individual Giving with activities related to acquisition groups; helping identify potential major gift prospects from within portfolio; responsible for timely sharing of calendar and other relevant work details; providing general administrative support with office functions, phone calls, and mail documentation; working closely with the Administrative Assistant to accomplish routine tasks; working closely with all members of the annual giving programs staff, fundraising staff, curators and programmatic staff at LACMA; maintains regular and reliable attendance; all other duties and projects, as assigned.
The qualified candidate will have: a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Business Administration, or a related field and at least 3 years of administrative experience, with an emphasis on event planning, budgeting, fundraising and organizing printed materials are required.
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Administrative Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)
Facilities & Security Operations
The Administrative Assistant provides clerical, administrative, procurement and invoicing support to the divisions in the Facilities & Security Operations group.
Some duties include: provide administrative support to the VP of Facilities and Security Operations; draft routine correspondence and prepare mailings; prepare project summaries and supporting documentation, including budget summary sheets; assist in preparing presentations, meeting and training documents; provide general office support to Facilities and Security Operations divisions; greet visitors, answer incoming telephone calls and respond to inquiries or direct to appropriate staff member; manage the procurement of departmental supplies and equipment, including ordering, tracking orders, and communicating to appropriate staff when supplies or equipment arrive; schedule appointments and meetings, book conference room(s), prepare and set-up meeting rooms, including audiovisual; organize and maintain an efficient filing system for hard copy and electronic documents, including all documents related to contractors; process Professional Service Agreements, Purchase Order and Invoice Requests; receive and process invoices after validated and approved by the designated Department or Project Manager; assist with Departmental budget preparation, monitoring, including updating an accurate spreadsheet and status of the PSA’s and PO’s created for the Department; coordinate all IS technical support needs for service or repairs for departmental computers, copiers and other hardware; assist in sourcing, procuring and scheduling resources to perform repairs and projects as directed by Department or Project Manager, may include sourcing material, equipment, contractors, etc.; update metrics and reports related to departmental project performance and completion; assist in making business and conference related travel arrangements, including preparing and processing travel reimbursement documents; support the following Facilities Department projects, programs and processes: act as the primary point of contact for 5900 Wilshire related issues, generate work orders and communicate with LACMA and 5900 Wilshire staff to ensure issues are resolved, support the Museum’s Health & Safety program by scheduling meetings, preparing action plan report updates, oversee the Safety Inspections schedule by distributing and sending follow-up communication, assist in scheduling and communicating the Health & Safety training program, organize and maintain an accurate list of environmental and other building required permits, ensuring all permits are up to date; maintains regular and reliable attendance; all other duties and projects, as assigned.
The qualified candidate will have: a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is preferred, at least 2-3 years of administrative experience, a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Google Suite.
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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.
Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Internship
The Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Team accepts applications for interns on an ongoing basis following the academic calendar.
The Partnerships Team works with major corporations and foundations to raise critical funds for the museum’s key functions including; exhibitions, collection conservation, educational programs (such as music, film and technology), special projects, and annual events. The Partnerships intern will gain first-hand experience in each step of the development process from prospecting to cultivation and solicitation, all the way through to fulfillment of foundation grants and corporate sponsorships. The intern will also have the unique opportunity to experience LACMA’s Corporate Partners Evening and other special events.
This non-compensatory, part-time internship is appropriate for upper division students currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, graduate school, or recent graduates with experience in communications, art history, business development, or marketing, and are interested in learning about non-profit arts development, specifically in a museum setting。 Experience with a database management system such as Raiser’s Edge is preferred but not required。 Academic credit can be arranged。
Interns will gain knowledge and experience in the following areas:
- Learn how to create pitch materials for exhibitions, programs, and events
- Learn how to create grant proposals and wrap reports
- Understand the process of how to identify new foundation donors and corporate sponsors through research and effective solicitation strategies
- Learn how to process gifts and draft acknowledgment letters
- Learn how to create content for donor publications and general communications outreach
- Learn how to update and maintain donor information in a database and files
- Attend curator talks and Development meetings to learn about LACMA’s mission, collection and organizational system
- Attend special events
Please send a cover letter, resume, completed internship application form, and short writing sample (combined into one PDF秒速快3) to firstname.lastname@example.org and note the semester you are applying for in the subject line (I.E. Spring, 2020)
Deadlines for Application
Spring Semester (Jan. - Apr.): November 1st Summer Term (May - Aug.): March 1st
- Fall Semester (Sep. - Dec.): July 1st
Registrar & Collection Information Internships
The Registrar's Office will be accepting applications for student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system。
The Registrar's Office 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, exhibitions, database management, and special projects. The interns will be exposed to all phases of registration and receive additional assignments focusing on archiving and museum ethics. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and library science. Academic credit can be arranged.
Interested candidates should email (email@example.com) a cover letter, resume, and completed internship application form to Jaclyn Juarez, Registration Coordinator, Registration and Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Deadlines for Application
Spring Semester (Jan. - Apr.): November 1st
- Summer Term (May - Aug.): March 1st
- Fall Semester (Sep. - Dec.): July 1st
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。
Members of the Docent Council provide tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions for children and adults。 School tours for students in grades 1–12 are scheduled weekday mornings, excluding Wednesdays, during the regular school year。 Public gallery tours are offered throughout the year every afternoon the museum is open。 The monthly schedule of public tours can be found on the LACMA calendar。
We are not currently accepting applications for the Docent Council。 Details will be posted here when we begin the recruiting process。
An art background is not required in order to be a docent. Prospective docents should have an interest in learning about art, working with students and facilitating positive museum experiences for visitors. In addition to giving tours, docents enjoy an extensive program of continuing education provided by museum curators and lectures given by other leading scholars. Upon completion of the application and interview process, newly selected docents participate in a two-year provisional program: one year devoted to weekly training in LACMA’s collection and touring techniques, and a second supervised year as a touring docent.