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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.

Senior Accountant

Overview:

The Senior Accountant enacts the daily process functions of the accounting office working, including first level monthly closes, bank reconciliations, cash forecasting, sales tax and other traditional accounting and business duties. This role will work closely with the auditors.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for preparing journal entries (including accruals), A/P, A/R and customer invoicing
  • Responsible for contributing to the monthly financial statements – reconciling any chargebacks or exchange accounts, balance sheet, profit & loss and all other monthly reports required
  • Perform bank account reconciliations
  • Reviews customer onboarding applications, adds and updates vendors
  • Daily cash reconciliation preparation
  • Performs routine and ad-hoc analysis and reporting as needed
  • Calculates and reports sales tax for various states
  • Research/respond to fraud charges and bank queries.
  • Follows our company’s established accounting processes
  • Collaborates with all departments under the guidance of the Finance Manager and as needed
  • Identifies issues and offers proactive solutions
  • Ensure that monthly statements are accurate, distribute to customers, and follow up on collection from delinquent customers. (This includes any reimbursable accounts from MOCA Staff).
  • Prepare and analyze monthly accounts payable aging reports.
  • Prepare monthly spreadsheets to report and analyze pledges receivable, NSF checks receivable, deferred revenue, and endowment receivables
  • Work with MOCA Store staff on monthly reconciliations for all sales, receipts, & accounts receivable
  • Back up for Accounting Services Coordinator

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in accounting or related field preferred
  • Experience in non-profit preferred
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel and General Ledger Accounting Software

Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: Stand 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.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

Finance Manager

Overview:

The Finance Manager ensures the accuracy and appropriateness of the financial activity in the office, and is knowledgeable about GAAP, accounting systems, reporting, and business systems interconnectivity and has advanced technical capacity with financial software for monthly closing, general ledger reconciliation, and institution and departmental reporting. This role is responsible for supervising the accounting staff and interacting across departments to ensure accurate monthly and annual financial closes, reconciliation of balances for endowment /investments and bank accounts. Liaison with the audit team will also be a key responsibility. This role will support the CFO with budget forecasting, development, enacting, and monitoring.

Essential Functions:

  • Reconcile/oversee the reconciliation of Museum bank checking accounts on a monthly basis, and serve as the museum’s primary contact/liaison with the bank. Monthly review and reconciliation of online accounts with PayPal, EBay, Mission Fish and Amazon.
  • Serve as online credit card system administrator which entails card tracking, fraud tracking, and entry of courier card data, review of charges and credit card upload and entry of monthly journals.
  • Review/coordinate/perform reconciliation annually of permanent collection sub ledger.
  • Support for Human Resources management regarding the recording and reconciliation of payroll and benefit entries and the 401K audit.
  • Approve weekly payments via Bill.com, including coding, vendor and entry accuracy for 1099 reporting. Sort and distribute invoices to project managers.
  • Support MOCA store and box office with financial needs including inventory and POS and other system reviews and reconciliation.
  • Oversee monthly close and annual close with a focus on clearing AR/AP accounts, releases from restrictions, accruals and reconciliation of special projects. Liaise with department heads to review their regular and special project budget vs. actual reports. (This includes curatorial and exhibitions departments, fundraising projects, etc.)
  • Lead the department in preparing fiscal year-end audit schedules and preliminary federal and state tax returns for review, approval, and submission by the CFO and leadership, (e.g. 990 and other tax returns, 1099, etc.).
  • Perform appropriate back up duties for Senior Accountant and/or CFO support as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate and accurate system for tracking fixed assets and depreciation.
  • Work closely with the CFO and Finance team members to create, sustain and monitor appropriate and effective forecasting models for cash-flow, revenue, operating budgets and strategic budgets.
  • Work with CFO and Development to develop and maintain cost effective process for the receipt and recording of stock gifts and other non-cash contributions.
  • Work with CFO and CIO to ensure appropriate monitoring of investments (including endowment draw, reporting, etc.)
  • Oversee and maintain systems for tracking expenses for government and foundation grants and prepare regular financial reports and requests for payments from government agencies.
  • Support the Chief Financial Officer in their role as liaison to Finance and Investments and the Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in accounting or finance required, MBA or CPA preferred
  • 5 years’ supervisory experience, fiscal analysis, and business accounting in a non-profit, museum sphere preferred
  • A posture of maturity and a desire to build and lead a team
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, General Ledger Accounting Software, QuickBooks, Reporting software such as Fathom, Bill.com, and Paycom

Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: Stand 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.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs

Overview:

The Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs reports to the Deputy Director, Advancement and manages the Junior Advancement Associate, Donor Programs. This position oversees annual giving programs at MOCA and is charged with meeting funding targets of over $1M in annual support, contributing to the overall growth of individual giving, and carrying a portfolio of donors giving $10k - $250k. The Senior Advancement Associate needs to have a proven track record of progressive and successful development experience, with an emphasis on annual giving practices and interaction with individual donors. 

Essential Functions:

  • Participates as a member of the Advancement team, contributing to the museum’s fundraising plan under the direction of the Deputy Director, Advancement. 
  • Creates a program and manages all communication, appeals, renewals, upgrades, and stewardship for the Membership, Projects Council, and MOCA Fund for Exhibitions population.
  • Plans and executes approximately 25-30 programs annually including benefits, events, programs, fundraisers, dinners, openings and other special events.
  • Working in concert with the Advancement team and an outside production company, collaborate on the planning, production, and management of MOCA’s annual gala.
  • Acts as a liaison for assigned Projects Council programs including Women in the Arts, travel and other activities. Attend monthly Projects Council board meetings. Identifies major donor prospects in order to further their relationship with the museum. 
  • Manages and expands usage of MOCA Network to various constituents, members, stakeholders, and partners. 
  • Develops and implements an annual plan which includes prospect lists for major initiatives such as exhibitions, programs and campaigns; in addition to an innovative and ongoing stewardship plan and Annual Report. 
  • Works collaboratively and in coordination with the Advancement Associate, Database & Online Strategies to identify and solicit new prospect pools and execute all pledges, billing, and acknowledgements.  
  • Works as a proactive member of the Advancement team to initiate, plan and execute creative engagement and cultivation strategies for current donors and prospects.
  • Solicit programmatic funding for Education initiatives, Public Programs, Exhibitions, and other Museum programs. 
  • Supervises the Junior Advancement Associate, Donor Programs to ensure effective membership programming, communication, appeals, renewals, upgrades, and stewardship within the membership program and annual fund campaigns.
  • Assist in developing Board Councils and identifying Board of Trustee prospects.
  • Responsible for tracking individual giving revenue and expense budgets. 
  • Other projects and duties as deemed necessary.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of fundraising experience, preferably in a non-profit arts organization, and supervision experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Communications, English, or a related field required. 
  • Proficiency in Google Cloud Services, CRM Database such as Altru and Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office, and a minimum typing speed of 50 wpm. 
  • Ability to work on Windows and Apple Platforms. 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills required.  
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Problem-solving, research, and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to work independently while being an integral member of a high-functioning team.
  • Proven event management expertise with the ability to take an event from conception through completion.
  • Solid relationship-building skills and ability to interface with external constituents. 
  • Experience working in or overseeing membership and annual giving programs. 
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising; ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.  
  • Frontline experience in individual gift fundraising and in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of gifts at $10,000 and above.
  • General knowledge and interest in contemporary art and an understanding of the organizational structure and procedures at museums or other non-profit arts institutions. 
  • Weekend and evening work required.

Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: Stand 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.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

Temporary Preparator

Overview:

Temporary Preparator works under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production, the Exhibition Production Manager, and/or Lead Installation Technicians as assigned, 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 MOCA's exhibition program incorporates conventional art forms as well as those which are more experimental in nature, Temporary Preparator will have a variety of tasks and functions to perform, relating to all aspects of construction, fabrication and installation of exhibitions.

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to competently handle works of art according to 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.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's 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:  professional artist studio practices, galleries, 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 carefully handle artwork.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds individually.
  • Must demonstrate safe use of tools and 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.

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 carefully handle artwork.
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders.
  • Reach both above and below shoulder height.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds individually.
  • Manual dexterity to operate manually-controlled equipment and safely handle works of art.
  • 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.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.