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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.

AV Technician (Temporary)

Overview

Temporary Audio/Visual Technician works onsite under the supervision of the AV Technical  manager to provide assistance for MOCA rental events, exhibitions, film and video  presentations, performances, lectures and presentations and various other programs at both  MOCA locations (MOCA Grand and MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary). Primary  responsibilities include preparing, installing, activating, operating, troubleshooting and breaking  down audio visual and other equipment in a variety of contexts as well as the upkeep and  maintenance of equipment in the museum’s inventory, collection, and as installed in exhibitions. Because the scope of the Museum's programming incorporates conventional art forms as well  as those which are more experimental in nature, Temporary Audio/Visual Technician will have a  variety of tasks and functions to perform, relating to all aspects of technical installation and live  events. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for handling, installing and troubleshooting complex artworks, assisting with  projection, audio engineering (including live sound), videotaping, and lighting.
  • Works with AV Technical Manager and Exhibition Technicians in preparing and installing  all AV equipment for exhibitions and with other MOCA staff for programming and events.
  • Maintains operations of exhibitions including monitoring all media elements, performing  routine maintenance with supervision of AV Technical Manager.
  • Assisting in the preparation of exhibitions, including the handling of artworks, light  construction and routine maintenance.
  • Assists with care, maintenance and tracking of the museum’s A/V equipment.
  • In coordination with the AV Technical Manager, provides audio-visual services for live  events, including setup and operation of media for museum’s programming, rentals and  other functions. 
  • Must be able to work well as a team member in a professional manner with 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.
  • Must be willing to understand and learn new technologies specific to MOCA installs and  events

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film/Video, Theater, Audio Production, Media Arts, Performing  Arts or a closely related field strongly preferred. Experience may count towards a  degree.  
  • Minimum experience of two years 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. 
  • Must be ok presenting both conventional and nonconventional art forms that can be  experimental in nature. 
  • Must be willing to follow Injury Illness Prevention Program.  
  • Ability to follow 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.

Rate: $22.15 

This position is covered by MOCA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement: YES 

  • Partnering with the Rentals Program Manager, Registration Department, Curatorial  Department, Exhibitions Department, Education Department, and visiting artists and  curators working on museum projects 
  • And other duties as required 

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:


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.

Director of Individual Giving

Overview

The Director of Individual Giving reports to the Deputy Director, Advancement, manages the Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs, and oversees MOCA's annual and individual giving programs. This position is charged with meeting funding targets of over $1.3M in annual support, contributing to the overall growth of individual giving, including membership, and carrying a portfolio composed of donors with major gift capacity. The Director of Individual Giving will integrate advancement efforts with all museum functions, including exhibition and education programming, public relations, marketing, and online presence. 

The ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary range: $95,000 - $110,000 

Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising principles and strategies that span capital and endowment campaigns, annual giving, planned giving, and art gifts
  • Excellent management and administrative skills, including a successful track record of managing an advancement team and inspiring steady and successful performance
  • Proven success in building enduring relationships; personal experience in forming, presenting, and negotiating high-level gift arrangements, including a track record of involvement in significant donor gifts
  • Strong familiarity with the philanthropic and arts communities; experience working with nonprofit boards, committees, and donors. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, sound judgment, and the ability to effectively and professionally represent MOCA to potential donors and external organizations. 
  • Strong understanding of budgets and finance, including restricted and unrestricted funds
  • Minimum seven years of experience fundraising for a prominent non-profit organization, preferably in the arts, or comparable career experience. 
  • Bachelor's degree required. Interest in art is a significant plus. 

Essential Functions

  • Direct strategic fundraising efforts and provide leadership for a comprehensive and robust individual giving program including but not limited to membership, donor travel, and annual fund
  • Manage a portfolio of top donors and prospects for the organization and maintain a focused pipeline of solicitations and cultivation activity
  • Direct all communication, appeals, renewals, upgrades, and stewardship for Membership ($30-$10,000), Projects Council, and MOCA Fund for Exhibitions populations contributing up to $100,000
  • Works with the Deputy Director, Advancement, Collection Engagement & Operations to identify and solicit new prospects for endowments and planned gifts
  • Coordinate with Deputy Director, Advancement to execute all pledges, billings, and acknowledgments
  • Solicit major gifts ($50,000+) from a diverse group of donors, including the MOCA Board Council. Ensure high-quality and appropriate stewardship of donors at all gift levels
  • Collaborate with Deputy Director, Advancement, and campaign consultant on all future campaign-related events and communications, including case statements, naming opportunities, funding proposals, and board reports
  • Support the creation and execution of a long-term plan that elicits and secures philanthropic donors to fund exhibitions, programs, and new initiatives over a 3-5-year time-frame
  • Oversee all individual giving programs and 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
  • Participate in donor events, including work on evenings and weekends; some travel required to meet with donors and implement programmatic activity; occasionally participates in MOCA Travel programs
  • Manages all aspects of the creation and execution of the Annual Report
  • Oversee all special projects as directed by the Deputy Director, Advancement

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 apply through Envision Consulting by clicking here.

Exhibition Production Manager, Geffen Contemporary

Overview

The Exhibition Production Manager – Geffen Contemporary works onsite under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production to assist in the organization, management, and installation of all exhibitions at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary space.  Primary responsibilities include the supervision of full time and temporary employees, overall project management from conception to implementation, assisting with the development of annual project budgets, identifying and developing improved procedures and techniques, and working closely with curators, artists, and the full MOCA staff to plan for all exhibition and collection-related projects at the Geffen Contemporary.  Because the scope of the Museum's exhibition program incorporates conventional art forms as well as those which are more experimental in nature, the Exhibition Production Manager must perform a wide variety of tasks and functions relating to all aspects of construction, fabrication, installation and maintenance of exhibitions.

Salary range: $70,000 - $80,000

Requirements

  • Minimum of at least five years' experience in museum preparation or related field with a minimum of 2 years working in a supervisory role in a museum, gallery or studio setting. Contemporary art museum experience preferred.
  • Proven managerial skills.
  • Excellent manual dexterity and visual acuity skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of museum best practices including the safe handling, care and installation of all art objects, installation hardware, and gallery lighting.
  • Advanced fabrication skills and multimedia installation experience; extensive experience working with hand, mechanical and power tools.
  • Ability to multi task on a variety of concurrent projects. Effectively manage details as well as the larger scope of any given project.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when needed. 
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, Exhibitions Management and artists to oversee all aspects of exhibition production at the Geffen Contemporary, including but not limited to planning and establishing a production schedule, identifying vendors, providing installation renderings, overseeing contractors and construction projects, managing installation teams, and monitoring budgets. This includes multiple concurrent projects in varying stages of the production process.
  • Work closely with the Director of Exhibition Production, other Exhibition Production Managers, and Senior Preparators to recruit, hire, schedule, train, and manage all members of the Exhibition Production Department, including both full-time and temporary employees.  
  • Act as department head in absence of the Director of Exhibition Production in meetings, both internal and external to the institution.
  • Work with curators, architects, exhibition designers, and artists to design and develop floor plans and exhibition layouts.
  • Work well as a team member and relate to a wide variety of staff and non-museum personnel.
  • Foster a collegial and collaborative environment, contributing to the development of department staff at all skill levels.
  • Work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines.
  • Display creativity in solving technical problems and flexibility in adapting to unusual circumstances.
  • Develop and implement gallery maintenance procedures with Registration and Exhibition Production. Ensure the maintenance of all gallery spaces, workspaces, and artworks on display or in the collection.
  • Safely handle art and objects placed within the Museum’s care, using best practices. Ensure standards of care and safe handling as set by the Museum are upheld at all times.
  • Coordinate and supervise mandatory safety and equipment training sessions. Comply with and uphold safety standards for all equipment use.
  • Operate fork/aerial lifts.
  • Work closely with the Director of Exhibition Production to develop and maintain ongoing relationships with outside contractors and vendors.
  • Work closely with other departments particularly Operations, Facilities and Security to provide continued support to the greater museum.

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 downstairs 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
  • Be comfortable operating equipment such as mechanical lifts and power tools

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of various fabrication techniques and methods required to install all forms of art including video works and large scale multi-media installations 
  • Extensive rigging experience and relevant certification to use forklifts, personnel lifts and other motorized equipment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, Sketchup, Rhino, Auto CAD and or other relevant exhibition design Software.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art.

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.

Director of Retail Operations

MOCA seeks an experienced and motivated Director of Retail Operations with a unique desire to manage and drive the overall creative direction of the MOCA Stores at Grand Ave and The Geffen. You will set the visual merchandising standard and provide ongoing evaluation of merchandise display and overall appearance of the stores. You will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating product launches. Working closely with the Director of Communications on branding strategy, you will plan out presentations, create new MOCA products, both general and exhibition-related; secure new product sources; develop an overall advertising and marketing plan; and implement a buying scheme to ensure a profitable inventory turn. The Director of Retail Operations will source new vendors and opportunities for the Store, including artist editions and exclusive merchandise, and will work closely with the Chief Development Officer. The incumbent will design and develop a retail experience that reflects the philosophy of MOCA. 

They will work closely with the Retail Store Manager, preparing annual budget and cash flow projections, financial planning, sales, staff management, inventory, and monitoring.

Salary range: $115,000 - $125,000

Essential Functions

  • Oversee the overall operations of MOCA Stores at Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary, Develop and implement a creative three-year cost-effective business plan for the MOCA stores to significantly increase profits and cash flow 
  • Unify the store teams, fostering collaboration and a positive work environment. 
  • Provide ongoing training and development to store staff related to the business, product knowledge and
  • customer relations 
  • Provide planning, leadership, and supervision of future store remodeling and expansion 
  • Develop new MOCA products both general and exhibition-related; provide ongoing investigation of new products and purchasing sources 
  • Tracks monthly reporting of budget-to-actual. Tracks trends for business forecasting
  • Create and maintain cooperative working relationships with vendors, distributors, publishers, and other suppliers of products and services to the MOCA Stores 
  • Oversee daily financial operations including daily and monthly receipts, accounts payable, and receivable in conjunction with the museum's Controller 
  • Oversee the store’s POS system to enhance inventory operating procedures, cost of sales reporting, and inventory control 
  • Manage special store projects; develop and implement necessary ordering, shipping and inventory control systems 
  • Works closely with the Director of Communications, determining advertising and marketing strategies, and digital content. 
  • Design a retail program that reflects MOCA’s overall program and mission. 
  • Create merchandise presentations of the curatorial groupings of products in the store and the overall appearance of MOCA Stores 
  • Oversee and enhance wholesale business by working with other cultural institutions, galleries, etc. as appropriate. 
  • Investigate distribution rights for MOCA products and publications; implement a distribution plan 
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with the Curatorial, Administration, and other museum departments 

Requirements

  • A minimum of five years' retail management experience. 
  • Expert knowledge of retail marketing and advertising is required 
  • Product buying and development expertise 
  • Minimum of two years experience with Shopify platform 
  • Design/visual merchandising experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or a related field preferred. 
  • Museum and/or art related experience is preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and project management skills 


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.

Associate Registrar, Exhibitions

The Associate Registrar, Exhibitions performs all duties related to museum registration for exhibitions, including shipping logistics, installation, and budgets; and assists with the overall general care and maintenance of the Collection as needed.

Salary Range: $65,000 - $70,000 

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate with the exhibition management, curatorial, exhibition production, security and visitor engagement departments to ensure the smooth and safe installation, exhibition, de-installation and shipment of artworks. Implement all technical aspects of temporary exhibitions including budgeting, information organization, insurance, and installation/de-installation. Coordinate transport and insurance logistics with lenders, artists, and galleries. 
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Registration and Collections, develop and implement policies and procedures to facilitate the safe handling, storage, condition reporting, and conservation of incoming loans.
  • Work with the exhibition management, curatorial and exhibition production departments to establish project schedules to accomplish exhibition objectives. 
  • Review loan forms, insurance policies, and exhibition contracts, and ensure adherence to all lender requirements. 
  • Coordinate and arrange courier travel, per diem, airfare, and accommodations as required for traveling exhibitions. 
  • Organize installation, packing and condition records for MOCA travelling exhibitions. 
  • Supervise all unpacking, moving, handling, and installation of objects by exhibition technicians. 
  • Develop, manage, and maintain exhibition budgets. 
  • With Director of Registration & Collections, assist with insurance review, contract review, and best practice evaluations as needed. 
  • Prepare and supervise projects for junior registration staff. 
  • Work closely with curatorial, education, and communications departments to ensure works of art are protected during in-gallery events. 
  • Assist with the general care and maintenance of the Collection as needed, and other tasks as assigned by the senior registration staff and the Director of Registration & Collections 

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of registration or related experience required. 
  • Verifiable knowledge of museum best practice standards for the care and handling of artwork. 
  • Experience arranging domestic and foreign shipping and knowledge of customs regulations. 
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and communication skills. 
  • Must be flexible and work well independently as well as part of a team. 
  • Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally. 
  •  Computer experience with the G-Suite of applications, and collection management software (preferably TMS). 
  • B.A. degree, preferably in Art History or related field.
  • Interest in contemporary art a plus. 


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.

Environmental and Sustainability Strategist

The Environmental and Sustainability Strategist will analyze the museum’s environmental impact and,  along with museum management and with feedback from the museum’s Environmental Council (EC), set policy goals and objectives and support benchmarks to assure that the museum meets those goals. The reporting structure for this position will be determined. The Environmental and Sustainability Strategist will be involved in all aspects of museum sustainability initiatives, including exhibition sustainability,  museum-wide carbon negativity, solar support, infrastructure greening, water review, recycling, waste reduction, education, and employee empowerment.

Salary range: $90,000 - $125,000

Essential Functions

  • In partnership with museum leadership and members of the EC, create a leading model of sustainability for MOCA through thoughtful stewardship of resources and the environment; Lead the development, evaluation, and implementation of energy efficiency and environmentally responsible projects. 
  • Foster a dialogue with staff around sustainability, incorporating staff needs and limitations into program development; coordinate with staff on program initiatives; Work with museum staff to field and implement staff-requested sustainability upgrades; work with individual departments to assess the environmental impact and make recommendations to reduce.  
  • Supports museum environmental goals toward carbon-neutral, zero-waste, 100% renewable energy, and science-based targets for 2030 and beyond; develops programs and initiatives to help achieve goals and establishes the correct KPIs to measure performance against goals and dashboard to include reporting framework. 
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices in responsible sourcing and sustainable operations and ongoing competitive benchmarking to keep abreast of important landscape changes; Partner and engage with third party associations and/or multi-stakeholder initiatives, as appropriate. 
  • Coordinate with museum leadership and advise on all projects that may include fit-outs, retrofits,  building upgrades, energy and sustainability projects, new development, advisory, and custom sustainability toolkit development. 
  • Collaborates closely with the Director of Collection and Exhibitions, Curators, and external Installation Designers to develop protocols for more efficient shipping & packaging carbon smart shipping efforts. 
  • Fosters relationships and builds philanthropy with patrons at MOCA; collaborates with  Advancement Department on grant and foundation requests. 
  • Serve as primary liaison between staff and EC; Attend EC meetings as requested; Develop written quarterly reports of progress for the EC and quarterly EC newsletters for the museum staff.
  • Balance the EC budget, including incoming and outgoing grants council dues, and handle the GHG  inventory, budget, and calculations.
  • Coordinate with Communications Department and advise on environmental and sustainability social media posts, press releases, and other messaging.
  • Accurately and efficiently maintain systems and records consistent with all local and national codes, including hazardous materials, right to know, preventative maintenance, historic preservation, and other documentation required by law and best practice standards.  
  • Champion the museum’s strategic initiatives and vision, providing enthusiastic leadership that strengthens MOCA and builds positive workplace culture; Support MOCA’s strategic goal to advance a  culture of inclusivity and diversity.  
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.  

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3-years (5 years preferred) working full-time in the area of Environmental  Sustainability
  • Formal sustainability education or credential a plus
  • Proficiency in Google Cloud Services, CRM Database such as Altru and Raiser’s Edge, and Microsoft Office 
  • Ability to work on Windows and Apple Platforms.  
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required.  
  • Problem-solving, research, and analytical skills.  
  • Ability to work independently while being an integral member of a high-functioning team. 
  • Solid relationship-building skills and ability to interface with external constituents.
  • General knowledge and interest in contemporary art and an understanding of the organizational structure and procedures at museums or other non-profit arts institutions.  
  • Some weekend and evening work is required.  


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.

Graphic Designer

Overview:

The graphic design team, within the Communications department, at MOCA operates as the internal design studio and works with the museum’s brand and identity, exhibitions, marketing campaigns, membership, public programs, and education initiatives, as well as all other communications across the museum. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for designing a  variety of digital and analog communications from concept to completion, including webpages,  email campaigns, web-based advertising, design for social media platforms and video titles, as well as some printed materials and environmental graphics. The Graphic Designer will conceptualize design solutions that prioritize user experience, clear visual communication,  contemporary design aesthetics, and the brand identity of the museum; draws on deep knowledge of typography, composition, design systems, and other core principles of design; and follows through to presentation, refinement, production and final delivery.  

For online projects, the Graphic Designer will employ knowledge of current developments and trends in digital design to create integrated and dynamic design solutions that advance the museum’s online practice. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Art Director and other team members including the video producer, social media manager, and the director of communications, and advise on current best practices in digital design. The ideal candidate will  have a strong understanding of the technical aspects of designing dynamic assets, including animated gifs, and a personal interest in exploring opportunities for engagement in digital  marketing and communications within a museum environment. 

The Graphic Designer reports to the Art Director. 

Salary range: $59,000 - $64,000 

Essential Functions:

  • Manage and design a variety of digital assets for social media, website, email  campaigns, and web-based advertising, including asset sizing and versioning 
  • Translate marketing strategies and existing design directions into effective and  compelling online campaigns and designs 
  • Design user interfaces for website and work with external developers to ensure proper  implementation of the creative vision 
  • Develop interactive animations and storyboards as assigned by the Art Director
  • Respond to design requests that follow established templates and design guidelines such as evites, temporary signs, programs, and video titles 
  • Provide design support on other offline graphic projects such as logos, identity design,  exhibitions, and environmental graphics 
  • Participate in planning and brainstorming meetings 
  • Present preliminary design concepts, explorations, and applications for review and approval on jobs such as marketing campaigns, exhibition identities, and MOCA brand products and collateral  
  • Respond to editing and revisions 
  • Prepare production-ready files for print projects and review color proofs 
  • Demonstrate a high level of creativity, problem-solving ability, and conceptual  development through excellent graphic design and typography 
  • Understand project goals and design planning
  • Research subject matter to better understand the context for design
  • Develop design directions in response to projects
  • Stay up to date with current best practices in digital design and make ongoing  recommendations for improving digital strategies, engagement, and interaction 
  • Proactive and regular communication with Art Director

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, digital design, graphic communications, or related  field 
  • 3+ years of graphic design experience, experience with front-end web design preferred 
  • Strong portfolio of design work that shows conceptual thinking 
  • Knowledge of typography, color, design systems, and web and development principles 
  • Experience creating animated gifs 
  • Experience in outputting design assets for digital media and the web
  • Experience in preparing print-ready files and color proofing 
  • Organized and methodical with files 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Strong work ethic and personal accountability 
  • Familiarity with HTML and CMS 
  • A professional level of experience with Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects 
  • Experience designing for Mailchimp 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace 
  • Must be willing to attend occasional press checks off-site

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.

To apply, please click here.

Advancement Associate, Corporate Engagement

Overview:

The Advancement Associate, Corporate Engagement develops a robust funding pipeline for new and increased corporate involvement and plays a key role as part of a fast-paced Advancement team. Managing a portfolio of active and prospective funders, the Advancement Associate, Corporate Engagement develops decks and proposals for corporate funders, and oversees all aspects of corporate membership and sponsorships, among other partnerships and projects. Reporting to the Director, Philanthropic Partnerships, the Advancement Associate, Corporate Engagement works across all areas of the Advancement department to produce corporate-focused programs and activities, and is responsible for the planning and execution of all corporate and special events. 

The ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent relational skills. 

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

Essential Functions:

  • Working with the Director, Philanthropic Partnerships, create and implement strategies to achieve MOCA’s fundraising goals for corporate revenue channels including corporate membership, sponsorship, grants, events, and other opportunities. 
  • Oversee a portfolio of active and prospective funders. Cultivate and manage relationships with existing members and sponsors; research and initiate relationships with prospective funders.
  • Research, develop, and submit compelling sponsorship proposals and decks to secure general operating funds and restricted programmatic funds for exhibitions, education programs, and special projects.
  • Working jointly with interdepartmental colleagues to identify and package museum programs and initiatives for funding.
  • Manage Corporate Community Partners membership program including renewals, upgrades, and invoicing, as well as benefit fulfillment including distribution of event invitations, admission passes, and other benefits. Design outreach plan to grow corporate membership. 
  • Work with the Planning & Project Coordinator to identify and cultivate prospects via MOCA’s rental program. 
  • Plan and produce all corporate events, including cultivation events, membership programs, and other opportunities for deepening engagement with MOCA. Create and manage invitation distribution, RSVP lists, event timelines, budgets, and other logistics. Ensure that all sponsored events meet goals, objectives, and deadlines.  
  • Provide strategic planning and support for special events, namely the annual Gala, including event production, table and ticket purchases, and other logistical help. 
  • Maintain a central calendar and Altru donor database, track pending requests, maintain donor profiles and gift information in Altru, and monitor donor acknowledgment in credit lines. 
  • Essential administrative functions and other duties and events as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Minimum five years’ experience fundraising for a major non-profit organization or comparable career experience, preferably in arts and culture with an emphasis on corporate fundraising, event planning and production, donor relations, and/or proposal development. 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work efficiently under deadlines and in a collaborative manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft, Adobe, and Google suites. Graphic design skills are a plus.
  • Experience utilizing fundraising software and online databases. 
  • Must be able to represent the museum in a skilled manner at meetings and tours with funders and colleagues. 
  • Knowledge of the Southern California fundraising landscape is preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree (or substantial coursework) in art history, art education, studio art, or closely related field preferred. 

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.

To apply, please click here.

Controller

Overview:

The Controller will be the technical leader for the Finance Department, through their strong  knowledge about GAAP, accounting practices, reporting, and business systems interconnectivity.  They will accomplish this through their advanced technical capacity with financial software and  keen expertise as a leader in internal and external audit processes. The Controller will manage the  accounting system and the connectivity of all other museum software systems with Finance and will  develop a unified tracking, reporting and analysis process. The Controller will recommend  sophisticated strategies for integration of systems in this complex non-profit organization. The  Controller will manage the tracking and reconciliation of MOCA’s largest asset, its endowment. This  role is responsible for supervising the Senior Accountant and interacting across departments to  ensure accurate monthly and annual financial closes. This role will support the CFO with compliance, audit, tax and other technical actions and reporting. 

Salary Range: $130,000 - $140,000   

Essential Functions:

  • Track, monitor and develop reports on $180+ million investments for management, board, and  audit review. 
  • Monthly reconciliation along with appropriate Journal Entries of the investments, including the endowment funds, the management of endowment distributions and releases for time and purpose.
  • Review/coordinate/perform reconciliation annually of permanent collection sub ledger with the registrar. 
  • Supervise the General Ledger systems and connections to all other museum department systems, ensuring best practices for internal controls. 
  • Support the CFO in tracking debt covenants and create ratios and dashboard for key indicators of  financial health. 
  • Co-lead (with the Finance Director) all monthly and annual closes with a focus on all sources  of revenue, releases from restrictions, accruals, and reconciliation of special projects. 
  • Create and process all quarterly draft Statements of Financial Activity, Statements of Financial  Position and Cashflow statements. 
  • Oversight and development of systems to account for revenue and expenses for government and foundation grants and prepare regular financial reports and requests for  payments from government agencies.  
  • Lead the financial general ledger recording and reporting process for all acquisition and board  councils, Advancement and Director events, projects, and activities. 
  • Co-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.). 
  • Work closely with the CFO and Finance team members to create, sustain, and monitor  appropriate and effective forecasting models for cash-flow and budgets.
  • Lead the MOCA stores, box office, admissions, membership process to achieving their goals  for accurately recording activity, including inventory, sales taxes, and POS and other system reviews and reconciliation. 
  • Review and reconcile of online accounts such as PayPal, eBay, Amazon, and Shopify. 
  • Supervise the Senior Accountant and approve all proposed journal entries and uploads on a monthly and annual basis. 
  • Lead Finance and Advancement weekly and annual reconciliations of gifts and grants for accuracy, appropriateness, and donor purpose and time restriction, focusing on releases and use of funds. 
  • Attend and participate in regular national and local industry meeting, including AAMA and LA Area Museum Finance Roundtable. 
  • Professionalism in all forms of communication. 
  • Develop systems for tracking fixed assets, capital spending and large project spending.
  • Collaborate with the CFO and the Director’s office on tracking and providing costing scenarios  for the BOT Strategic Planning committee and the museum strategic plan. 
  • Lead the museum in assessment and action on appropriate revenue and expense tracking systems.
  • Perform appropriate back up duties for Senior Accountant and/or Finance Director, as necessary.
  • Support the Chief Financial Officer in their role as liaison to Finance and Investments and  the Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Provide routine and ad-hoc analysis and reporting as needed.

Requirements:

  • MBA or CPA preferred, BA/BS in accounting or finance required
  •  Minimum 5 years’ supervisory experience, non-profit, fund accounting, 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 Finance and Advancement systems such as Fundriver, Altru/Blackbaud, MS Excel, General Ledger Accounting Software, QuickBooks, Reporting software such as Fathom, Bill.com, and Paycom
  • Experience with selecting, developing, transition, and training on new finance systems. 

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.

To apply, please click here.

Chief People and Culture Officer

Overview:

The Chief People and Culture Officer (CPCO) will work closely with the Director of the Museum as an important member of the senior leadership team at MOCA. The successful candidate will become both a thought partner and catalyst for change. This leadership position has budget ownership and will directly  supervise a team of two to three HR and/or DEI&A professionals. 

The Chief People and Culture Officer is a new senior leadership role at MOCA. This role blends the  foundation of Human Resources with the purposeful evolution of our culture. The CPCO is our  champion for the employee experience--where our team members can grow their careers, feel a high  sense of equity and belonging, and understand the impact they make to our audience, artists, and  community. At MOCA, we believe that our culture is owned by every member of our 160-person team.  We want a leader to help chart our course; build new capabilities; create a “one team” mindset; and inspire others to achieve a high performing, diverse, and inclusive environment.

Salary Range: $200,000 - $230,000   

Essential Functions:

There are four dimensions to this new role: Human Resources Operations, Employee Relations,  Culture Transformation, and MOCA organization priorities. 

Human Resources Operations:

  • Lead the practice, development and implementation of foundational HR goals and programs including talent acquisition, performance management, training and development, recognition and rewards programs, and payroll. 
  • Collaborate with the CFO to ensure that compensation and benefits programs prioritize  equity and inclusion, and provide incentives that are consistent with the organization’s long term goals. 
  • Develop strategies for long-term staffing needs across the organization. 
  • Ensure all recruiting initiatives prioritize inclusivity in both the outreach and assessment process. 
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local employment laws. 
  • Direct the execution of data analysis and reporting related to people and culture. 

Employee Relations:

  • Provide advice and coaching for managers and staff on policy interpretation, performance management, conflict resolution and career development. 
  • Promote a culture of feedback, self-reflection and diversity of perspectives. Integrate our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility into our performance management.  
  • Respond to complaints and employee relations issues; address conflicts and grievance  escalations; ensure fair and consistent enforcement of policies and processes; investigate employee workplace situations including claims of harassment, discrimination, and policy violations.
  • Understand the patterns of employee escalations and address root cause to minimize reactive engagements over time. 

Culture Transformation:

  • Understand the end-to-end employee experience at MOCA and the drivers of engagement, retention, and growth. Analyze and address reasons for attrition.  
  • In partnership with the senior leadership team, strengthen our culture of belonging and allyship. Evolve our Standards of Conduct to promote a respectful and productive work environment characterized by diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEI&A). Integrate DEI&A practices into the employee life cycle in close partnership with the leadership team. Measure and share progress against DEI&A goals. 
  • Promote transparency of decision making and logic. Facilitate two-way communication between employees and the leadership team.  
  • Help MOCA achieve a “one team” mindset across department boundaries and levels in the Museum. 
  • Establish both quantitative and qualitative measures of the employee experience (e.g., employee sensing instruments), and coach managers to improve engagement and  performance based on employee feedback and the mission of the organization. 
  • Position MOCA to be acknowledged as an organization where people love to work and grow in their professions. 

Collaborative Leadership of MOCA Organization Priorities:

In the spirit of being “one team”, the ideal candidate for the role of Chief People and Culture Officer will have experience working outside of their HR domain on organizational priorities with employees from  across the organization. Examples: developing and implementing a comprehensive Covid-19  response plan for the Museum; investing in accessibility improvements for staff and audience members; convening with other leaders in the field; representing the Museum at public forums. 

Measures of Success: 

  • Increased employee engagement and satisfaction at all levels 
  • Increased diversity of the workforce 
  • Increased employee retention and lowered attrition rates 
  • Accurate and timely delivery of HR operational responsibilities 
  • Improved 360 feedback on the impact of People & Culture on the organization
  • Complete confidentiality and security of employee data 
  • A positive, collaborative relationship with our union in service to our employees 

Requirements:

  • Our ideal candidate has all the basics and rich experience of running all aspects of Human  Resources for a non-profit—from talent acquisition, performance management, talent development,  employee relations, compensation and benefits, and payroll. In addition, they are passionate about  culture and the experience of our employees and extended workforce (e.g., contractors, service  providers). They possess a unique combination of “head” (data-driven, rigorous in their prioritization,  organized, articulate), “heart” (empathetic, inclusive, a deep listener, self-reflective and self-aware) and “hands” (a bias for results, leads with courage, does the work needed for the success of the organization, ability to engage and inspire others for action). 
  • This position requires an HR leader with broad ownership of the end-to-end employee experience and culture transformation. The ideal background includes experience in museums or other cultural  institutions, and experience working with unions. 
  • The ideal candidate works well with ambiguity. They have created and transformed HR practices, policies, and protocols. They partner across the organization to create inspirational visions of  organizational culture, and then realize these visions using operational rigor, measurement, and  encouragement. They are self-reflective and role model inclusive behaviors. 
  • The ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator: succinct, supports points with data, a vivid  storyteller. They keep confidences and treat employee data with care. They are respectful and treat  others with dignity. While kind, they are also strong and have a point of view. They are constant  learners and find the best solutions by involving others.  


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 submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org with the subject line "Chief People and Culture Officer".

Senior Curator

Overview:

Working under the supervision of the Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Senior Curator will conceptualize and develop a range of museum initiatives including but not limited to exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions, all within a dynamic and well-balanced program, including research, and documentation. The Senior Curator will participate in the development of funding sources for acquisitions, exhibitions and other special programs, and will serve in a position of leadership within the curatorial department and across the museum generally. The Senior Curator supervises the work for their direct exhibition projects with Curatorial Assistants and works collaboratively with all curators on relevant projects.

The Senior Curator must work with representatives of other departments within the museum, including but not limited to Education, Exhibitions, Management, Communications, and others outside the museum with an emphasis on building relationships, and educating new and diverse audiences.

Salary Range: $140,000 - $150,000

Essential Functions:

  • Conceptualize, prepare, and organize a range of exhibitions, acquisitions, and programs, working with the Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs along with Curatorial Department staff, and pertinent departments in furthering the mission of the institution.
  • Develop and realize special programs, exhibition projects, and accompanying publications at a level commensurate with the highest professional standards and supervise the presentation of exhibitions organized elsewhere of a national and/or international scope.
  • Direct the exhibition and care of the museum’s collection, and further develop the depth and quality of the collection through purchase and gift.
  • Develop effective interpretive programming for the public including publications and lectures, and work in collaboration with the Director of Education to develop programs which accompany special exhibitions.
  • Select, supervise, develop and evaluate support staff and interns to maintain the quality of the department’s programs.
  • Develop and maintain advantageous relationships with the community of artists, critics, dealers, museum colleagues, professional organizations, collectors, trustees and friends of the museum; encourage the development of private collections that have a chance of eventually enhancing the museum’s holdings; provide professional counsel and leadership to museum auxiliary groups.
  • Assist the museum’s Advancement Department with fund raising efforts to support and promote exhibition and museum activities.
  • Continue professional development (research, publications, lectures, juries, management and academic training) and contribute to high quality original research.
  • Foster a collegial and collaborative environment, contributing to the development of department staff and ensuring that curatorial initiatives are being carried out in alignment with the institution’s DEI&A values.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in art history, museum studies or related field. 
  • Six years of related experience; or acceptable equivalent.
  • Extensive knowledge of collection management, exhibition development and current museum practices. 
  • Excellent skills in conducting primary research, interpersonal, writing and effective verbal communication. 
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work well in a team environment is also necessary.

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 submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org with the subject line "Senior Curator".


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