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​To apply for a posted position, e-mail your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org. Upon receiving your resume, we will review your credentials and contact you if they are commensurate with the requirements of the position for which you are applying.

Unless otherwise identified, all job opportunities are based in downtown Los Angeles at MOCA's staff offices located at MOCA Grand Avenue. MOCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thank you for your interest in MOCA.

Current Positions Available:

Development Assistant

Overview

The Development Assistant reports to the Director of Individual Giving, and supports Chief Development Officer relating to all activities for MOCA’s three acquisitions groups: Acquisition and Collection Committee, Drawings and Photography Committee, and the Director’s Council; and supports the Associate Director of Membership and Annual Fund, relating to all activities for Membership and Individual Giving.

Requirements

The qualified candidate will have excellent organizational, communication and writing skills, and at least one year of administrative experience.  Must have the ability to work with the public in a professional and courteous manner.  Ability to handle multiple assignments and to keep deadlines essential. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database software preferred.  Interest in art and previous experience in fundraising desirable.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain a schedule for member-related functions, such as renewals and gift processing, and ensures that work is carried out in a timely and efficient systemized way.
  • Processes, coordinates, prepares and distributes member mailings, including renewals, acknowledgement letters, appeals, membership cards and gift receipts.
  • Maintains files and databases; works closely with the Director of Individual Giving tracking activities relating to major gift work and donor prospects including entering data in Raiser’s Edge and maintaining an updated prospect manager list.
  • Maintains master calendar of programming across groups and museum to ensure proper planning and avoid conflicts.
  • Helps creates event invitations, save-the-dates and other mailings and communications; (events for Leadership Circle range from 8-10 per fiscal year; events for acquisitions committees range from 8-10 per fiscal year).
  • Prepare donor packets for events and meetings.
  • Maintains guest lists and RSVPs for all events; send event confirmations to attendees and work with internal stakeholders and hosts to ensure good communication and information sharing on events. 
  • Manages MailChimp and mailing lists in concert with Development Operations, Special Events and Travel Manager, and Communications, and carries out related mailings and e-mail blasts for events in our area.
  • Manages and fulfills membership donation requests as needed.
  • Works closely with the Executive Assistant to the Chief Development Officer, Donor Relations Officer, Associate Director of Membership and Annual Fund and Individual Giving Coordinator to ensure good inter-departmental communication.
  • Supports events as needed, including some work evenings and weekends.
  • Other duties required across the Development Department.

Physical Demands

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height.  Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to visually inspect work.  Manual dexterity to operate computer and other office equipment required.  Heavy usage of computers and phones required.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Temporary AV Technician

Overview

Temporary Audio/Visual Technicians work under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production and are supervised by the Technical Manager to perform a variety of tasks specific to the operation and care of audio-visual equipment and/or multi-media exhibitions. Responsibilities include handling, installing and troubleshooting complex artworks, assisting with projection, audio engineering (including live sound), videotaping, and lighting. Temporary AV technicians provide support for exhibitions, film and video presentations, performances, lectures and presentations and various other programs at MOCA as needed. Other duties may include assisting in the preparation of exhibitions, including the handling of artworks, light construction and routine maintenance. These functions involve collaboration with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, and visiting artists and curators working on museum projects. The safe and careful handling of all objects placed within the Museum's care, whether owned or borrowed is the upmost priority of all production staff. As a contemporary art museum MOCA presents both conventional and nonconventional art forms that can be experimental in nature. Projects at the museum vary greatly and as such all Temporary AV Technicians will be required to perform a variety of tasks beyond the technical application of equipment.

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Film/Video, Theater, Audio Production, Media Arts, Performing Arts or a closely related field strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two years experience working with film, video, audio, new media or related production work.
  • Computer competency required.
  • Basic electrical knowledge required, advanced electrical knowledge preferred.
  • Working knowledge of tools and proper application required.
  • Must demonstrate safe use of equipment including, but not limited to: media equipment, electrical equipment, personnel lifts, and various portable and stationary power tools.

Note: In compliance with the Labor Code 6401 (SB) and General Industry Order 3203 Injury and Illness Prevention Program, The Museum of Contemporary Art has an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. We deploy a number of systems for identifying, evaluating, and preventing occupational safety and health hazards, in addition to initiating Employee Safe Training with all stationary and mobile power tools and in the handling of all relevant materials and substances.


Essential Functions

  • Works with Technical Manager and Exhibition Technicians in preparing and installing all AV equipment for shows.
  • Maintains operations of exhibitions including monitoring all media elements, performing routine maintenance with supervision of Technical Manager.
  • Assists with care, maintenance and tracking of the museum’s A/V equipment.
  • In coordination with the Technical Manager, provides audio-visual services for special events, including setup and operation of media for museum’s programming and other functions.
  • Must be able to work well as a team member and relate to a wide variety of staff and non-museum personnel in accomplishing projects with high production standards.
  • Must be able to work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines.
  • Must display creativity in solving technical problems, and flexibility in adapting to unusual circumstances.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following:

  • Stand for long periods
  • Bend, stoop, reach, lift, and climb to move materials and operate equipment
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders
  • Reach both above and below shoulder height
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Manual dexterity to operate manually-controlled equipment and artwork
  • Ability to visually inspect work; specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Temporary Exhibition Technician

Overview

Temporary Exhibition Technicians work under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production to receive, mount, pack and disperse all exhibitions, including loans and works in the Permanent Collection. These functions involve collaboration with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, and visiting artists and curators working on Museum projects. Primary responsibility is the safe and careful handling of all objects placed within the Museum's care, whether owned or borrowed. Because the scope of the Museum's exhibition program incorporates conventional art forms as well as those which are more experimental in nature, Temporary Exhibition Technicians will have a variety of tasks and functions to perform, relating to all aspects of construction, fabrication and installation of exhibitions.

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Studio Art, Art History, or Media and Performing Arts.
  • Minimum of two years' experience working in a museum environment or related field including, but not limited to: architecture, motion picture and television, theatre and performing arts.
  • Good manual dexterity and visual acuity skills.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods.
  • Must be able to bend and reach to lift, move, and operate artwork.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must demonstrate safe use of shop equipment including, but not limited to: aerial lifts, various portable and stationary power tools.

Note: In compliance with the Labor Code 6401 (SB) and General Industry Order 3203 Injury and Illness Prevention Program, The Museum of Contemporary Art has an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. We deploy a number of systems for identifying, evaluating, and preventing occupational safety and health hazards, in addition to initiating Employee Safe Training with all stationary and mobile power tools and in the handling of all relevant materials and substances.

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to competently handle works of art with proper and safe procedures
  • Must be able to work well as a team member and relate to a wide variety of staff and non-museum personnel
  • Must be able to work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines
  • Must display creativity in solving technical problems, and flexibility in adapting to unusual circumstances

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following:
  • Stand for long periods
  • Bend, stoop, reach, lift, and climb to move materials and operate artwork
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders
  • Reach both above and below shoulder height
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Manual dexterity to operate manually-controlled equipment and artwork
  • Ability to visually inspect work; specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.