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Getty Marrow Registration Intern

Overview

At MOCA we know that art and culture is one of the greatest gifts that we can offer our community. We aim to offer a wide breadth of engagements and know that a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences help us get there. This value embodies within the diversity of our programs and among the colleagues that help enliven our culture. Cultivating an inclusive work environment that values a range of talent and ideas is top priority for us. Eligibility requirements for Getty Marrow Internships—intended to provide opportunities for outstanding students who are members of groups who are underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts—are outlined below. We enthusiastically encourage candidates of all abilities to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

Reporting to the Registrar for Collections and working closely with a variety of staff, the Getty Marrow Registration Intern will gain a basic understanding of the field of museum registration, including collections care and management, logistics, condition reporting, and research and data integrity. The Intern will also play a critical role in creating and organizing an inventory of a large group of non-collection photography materials. Internship begins June 10, 2024 and continues for a total of 10 weeks. Schedule is generally working 9:30am – 5pm Mondays through Fridays.

THIS POSITION MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • YOU SUPPORT EQUITABLE ACCESS IN MUSEUMS and want to experience the Collections Management and Museum Registration fields in a hands-on way
  • YOU ARE DETAIL-ORIENTED and enjoy getting things organized
  • YOU ENJOY LISTENING TO OTHERS AND CONTRIBUTING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS in group settings
  • YOU ARE PRODUCTIVE WORKING INDEPENDENTLY and identifying tasks that need to be accomplished.

 WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE:
As a vital member of the Registration and Collections team, the intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into museum collection management and registration, including shipping and logistics, condition reporting, collections care / conservation, acquisitions, and risk management.

 SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Organize and inventory a large group of non-collection photographs
  • Assist with research and data integrity in the Collection object files
  • Weekly reading assignments on professional field topics such as art moving logistics and risk management
  • Attend in-person and online meetings with museum staff and external contacts.

 GETTY MARROW INTERN REQUIRED ACTIVITIES

  • Attend at least two internal meetings (Acquisitions, All Hands, Breakout)
  • Attend three mandatory Getty Education Events:
    • Arts Summit (June 24)         
    • Two Learning Community events (2 dates selected from July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30)
  • Submit end-of internship evaluation


Hourly Rate: $18.46 per hour


Qualifications

GETTY MARROW UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Member of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate (bachelor's degree program, associate's degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level). Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 1, 2024. Students who graduated after April 1, 2024 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County;
  • United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a "green card" holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible; and
  • May have previously interned as a Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern at an organization other than MOCA.

HOW TO STAND OUT:
For this role, the ideal candidate will be highly motivated to learn about the behind-the-scenes activities of museums, including artwork collections care and exhibitions logistics. You will stand out if you are extremely well organized and delight in detailed work. A keen interest in or curiosity about contemporary art and museums is a bonus.


Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

Getty Marrow Education Intern

Overview

At MOCA we know that art and culture is one of the greatest gifts that we can offer our community. We aim to offer a wide breadth of engagements and know that a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences help us get there. Cultivating an inclusive work environment that values a range of talent and ideas is top priority for us. Eligibility requirements for Getty Marrow Internships—intended to provide opportunities for outstanding students who are members of groups who are underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts—are outlined below. We enthusiastically encourage candidates of all abilities to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

The Getty Marrow Education Intern will report to the Director of Education & Visitor Engagement, working closely with educators, administrators, and frontline staff members in the Education & Visitor Engagement Department. The intern will play a critical role in preparing a user-friendly archive of museum ephemera dating back to the museum’s founding, as well as supporting the program implementation for youth initiatives including Contemporary Art Start— with a focus on the Rebecca Smith Summer Institute for teachers—recruitment for the MOCA Teen Program, and Family Projects. Internship begins June 10, 2024 and continues for a total of 10 weeks. Schedule is generally working 9:30am – 5:30pm Mondays through Fridays and subject to adjustment to accommodate occasional weekend events.

Examples of Duties:
ARCHIVAL PROJECT                    

  • Digitize and update a list of materials in a variety of formats including hard-copy, photographic, video, and digital resources that are part of documenting MOCA’s nearly 40-year history of education programming.
  • Using these assets, create brief written or audio content for public storytelling. 
  • Help research and make recommendations on accessible data management systems for long-term use.                                 

PROGRAM SUPPORT

  • Assist program staff as needed to plan, execute, and evaluate in-person programming including in-gallery family activities, Contemporary Art Start and its Rebecca Smith Summer Institute for Teachers, and the recruitment and selection process for the MOCA Teen Program.
  • Assist in maintaining and evaluating Family Projects space.
  • Assist in developing program alumni contact lists and events.
  • Attend in-person and online meetings with museum staff and external contacts.

GETTY MARROW INTERN REQUIRED ACTIVITIES                 

  • Attend three mandatory Education Events:
    • Arts Summit (June 24)     
    • Two Learning Community events (2 dates selected from July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30)
  • Submit end-of internship evaluation.   


Hourly Rate: $18.46 per hour


Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Highly motivated to learn about a variety of methods and practices that encourage people to connect with art in museums.
  • Self-directed and detail-oriented approach toward independent projects.
  • Solid written and/or verbal communication skills for online use in a business context.
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to front-of-house and public-facing tasks.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in cultural institutions.


GETTY MARROW UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Member of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, which can include groups defined byamong other thingssocioeconomic status, cultural background, physical or other disability, geographical origin and/or any life experiences that add diverse and underrepresented perspectives.
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate (bachelor's degree program, associate's degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level). Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 1, 2024. Students who graduated the semester or quarter immediately before the internship are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County;
  • United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a "green card" holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible; and
  • May have previously interned as a Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern at an organization other than MOCA.


Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

Chief Financial Officer

Overview

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for tracking, monitoring, and reporting the overall financial health of the Museum to the senior leadership and the board. This position’s focus is strategic oversight of the following: the Museum’s operating budget, the annual audit and tax return, the Outsourced Chief Investment Officers and the coordination of long-range and annual planning in collaboration with the Director and Board of Trustees. This position will also act as a representative and advocate of the Museum with government agencies, insurance companies, community and local business groups, and arts organizations.
The CFO staffs the Audit and the Finance & Investment Committees and participates in the Executive and Strategic Planning Committees as necessary. As a key member of the senior leadership team, the CFO provides active leadership in all aspects of the museum’s fiscal operations and is a partner to the museum’s Director on business and strategic issues, various key relationships, and planning for the museum’s future. The CFO reports to the Director and has key relationships with:

  • The Board Chair,
  • Finance & Investments Chairs,
  • Audit Chair and Board Secretary,
  • Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs (CCDCA)
  • Chief Advancement Officer, (CAO)
  • Chief Communications Officer (COO)
  • Chief Operations Officer (COO),
  • Chief of People & Culture Officer (CPCO),
  • Chief of Public Engagement and Learning Impact (CPELI),
  • Exhibitions Management and Exhibition Production leaders

The CFO oversees the Finance Department and works closely with outside consultants as needed,
including the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO).
Salary Range: $225,000.00 - $235,000.00


Responsibilities

  • Provide high-level oversight, training, management, and strategic analysis of all financial functions of the museum.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of documentation related to the Museum's financial initiatives and the software systems used for those purposes.
  • Lead and oversee the creation and ongoing management of the museum’s annual budget and provide ongoing analysis of budget-to-actual and other performance metrics to the Director, senior leaders, the Finance Committee, Board Leadership, and the Board of Trustees
  • In coordination with the Director’s Office, provide leadership and strategic direction related to internal organizational matters.
  • Work with COO and CPCO to oversee administrative operations of the organization, developing and implementing strategies and policies that support the museum's goals and objectives.
  • With the Director and CPCO, develop and maintain a policy on policies for the museum and the process for creating, disseminating, maintaining and upgrading policies.
  • With the Director, CPCO and Dir of Finance develop policies for museum fiscal activity, e.g. travel, reimbursement, approval levels, and materiality limits; Prepare and present straightforward, easy-to-understand, yet informative financial reports to the Board of Trustees and relevant Board Committees
  • Lead, coach, and mentor the finance department staff to ensure a professional approach to the museum’s financial management
  • Administer the organization’s annual Audit and tax returns as liaison to the Audit Committee, as well as the 401(k) Audit and tax return
  • Liaise with the Finance-Investments Board Committee as far as their oversight of the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) relationship, who provides management of the museum’s $170M Investments
  • To ensure consistency and coordination around contracts, co-Sign on exhibition and publishing agreements in coordination with the museum’s CCDCA, CPELI, COO, and Exhibition Management and Production leaders.
  • Support the Director and the COO in the management of the museum’s two facilities as it relates to strategic planning, long-term capital budgeting and planning, and debt vs. lease analysis, etc.
  • Supervise the Finance team’s work related to: risk management, the annual umbrella insurance process review, the payroll process in correlation with the Human Resources Office, and the monthly and annual financial closing process.
  • Act as the main liaison with banks and financial institutions for planning and management.
  • Support the CPCO with the annual performance evaluation process and associated changes in status and pay rates (including promotions, merit and COLA, equity changes).
  • Work in partnership with all Departments to build professional relationships
  • Support the financial performance of of Retail Operations
  • Provide leadership for the finance section of the museum’s accreditation process
  • Contribute meaningfully to the strategic planning process, enactment, monitoring and management of the museum
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and of various Board Committees as required, providing statistical and financial reporting, as well as strategic recommendations.
  • Ensures all transactions and decisions related to payroll are in accordance with MOCA’s cba.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

  • An undergraduate degree is required; an MBA degree and/or CPA certification is preferred.


EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of ten years of broad-based finance experience as a Chief Financial Officer (or a closely related role), preferably at a nonprofit arts institution.
  • Experience in a collection-based museum would be preferred. Demonstrated financial, administrative, and operational leadership at the CFO level is expected.
  • Ideally, candidates will have an understanding of nonprofit and museum regulations and standards as it pertains to staff, art objects, and standards and practices (i.e. GAAP, Tax, AAM, and AAMD).
  • Candidates should have the ability to understand and resolve complex issues, problems, and disputes of a collecting art museum and 501c3 organization.
  • Comfortable with a varied work day. Team player and a fast learner.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, entrepreneurial decision-making, and management skills.
  • This individual will have extensive experience with budget and financial analysis, as well as knowledge of GAAP and fund accounting.
  • Expertise in organizational management and planning, and supervision of staff at varying levels of experience and skills is expected.
  • This individual will bring the ability to initiate and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse staff, Board of Trustees, and a variety of individuals from public and private organizations.


Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.


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