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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.

Sales Associate

Overview

The MOCA Store Sales Associate provides customer service, completes sales transactions, maintains the physical appearances of stores, and completes opening and closing procedures. The Sales staff follows daily performance guidelines provided by management and are expected to work collegially as part of the Retail Operations Department. This is a part-time position requiring you to work onsite. Weekend work will be required.
Hourly Rate: $17.66 per hour

Requirements

  • Effective customer service-oriented interpersonal skills.
  • Promptness and reliability are essential.
  • Accuracy in cash handling.
  • Prior retail experience is preferred.
  • Availability to work Saturdays or Sundays, plus two additional weekdays with the opportunity to work additional hours.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of, or interest in contemporary art.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the Sales Manager, Retail Coordinator, Webstore, Shipping Coordinator, and fellow Sales Associates.  
  • Use your creative eye to maintain unique shop displays.
  • Interact positively with museum staff, donors, and museum visitors.
  • Meet and greet customers.
  • Guide and assist customers with sales of our unique selection of products and publications.
  • Grow knowledge of art books and products.
  • Operate Point of Sale cash registers with accuracy and process special orders.
  • Complete clear and accurate end of day sales reports.
  • Maintain communication with supervisors and colleagues.
  • Assist in all aspects of keeping the MOCA Store looking smart, sophisticated, interesting and  well organized.
  • Promote sales of Museum Memberships through the Store and process appropriate paperwork. Interact with the public and answer or direct questions regarding the Museum.
  • Have a neat and professional appearance according to MOCA Store dress code. 


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.

Senior Preparator

Overview

The Senior Preparator works under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production and the Exhibition Production Managers to assist in the organization, management, and installation of exhibitions at MOCA and management of MOCA’s collection. Primary responsibilities include supervision of full time and temporary employees, overall management of projects as assigned, assisting with the development of annual project budgets, and working closely with curators, artists, and the full MOCA staff to plan for exhibition and collection-related projects. The Senior Preparator oversees the safe and careful handling, maintenance, and overall stewardship of all objects placed within the Museum's care. Because the scope of the MOCA's exhibition program incorporates conventional art forms as well as those which are more experimental in nature, the Senior Preparator will have a variety of tasks and functions to perform, relating to all aspects of planning, construction, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of exhibitions. This is a full-time onsite position.
Salary Range: $62,400 to $65,000

Requirements

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in museum preparation or related field, including professional artist studio practices and galleries. Contemporary art museum experience preferred.
  • Minimum one year of supervisory experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of museum best practices including the safe handling, care and installation of all art objects, installation hardware, and gallery lighting.
  • Advanced fabrication and construction skills; extensive experience working with hand, mechanical and power tools.
  • Excellent manual dexterity and visual acuity skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask 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 as needed.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Desired Skills

  • Experience in multi-media and AV installation.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, TMS, Sketchup, and or other relevant Exhibition Design Software.

  • Rigging experience and relevant certification to use forklifts, personnel lifts and other motorized equipment.

  • Knowledge of contemporary art.

Essential Functions

  • Working closely with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, Exhibitions Management and artists, oversee all aspects of exhibition production for assigned exhibition projects, including but not limited to attending meetings, planning and establishing a production schedule, supervising installation teams, identifying vendors, providing installation renderings, designing and fabricating exhibition furniture, and monitoring deadlines and budgets. 
  • Work closely with Exhibition Production Managers to identify, lead, coordinate, train, and manage all members of the Exhibition Production Department, which includes both full-time and temporary employees. This includes setting and supervising daily departmental task accomplishment by crew members.
  • Represent the Exhibition Production department in the absence of the Director of Exhibition Production or Exhibition Production Manager in meetings, both internal and external to the institution. 
  • Develop gallery maintenance procedures with Registrars and Exhibition Production Managers. Oversee Preparators in the maintenance of all gallery spaces, workspaces, and artworks on display or in the collection.
  • Using best practices, ensure standards of care and safe handling as set by the Museum are upheld by all team members.
  • Oversee receiving, releasing, loading, and unloading shipments of art as assigned. Direct crews in safe loading and unloading of trucks.
  • Maintain and replenish inventory of supplies and materials for packing and installation.
  • Work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines.
  • Be able to relate to, and work with a wide variety of staff and non-museum personnel. 
  • Foster a collegial and synergistic environment, contributing to the development of department staff at all skill levels.
  • Display creativity in solving technical problems and flexibility in adapting to unusual circumstances.
  • Attend all mandatory safety and equipment training sessions. Comply with and uphold safety standards for all equipment use.
  • Operate fork/aerial lifts.
  • Participate in billing and accounting duties per exhibition or project as assigned.
  • Work closely with other departments, particularly Operations, Facilities and Security to provide continued assistance 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.

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; comfortably work at heights.
  • 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:


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.

Preparator I

Overview

Preparator I is an entry level position and works onsite under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production, the Exhibition Production Managers, and/or Senior Preparators as assigned, to receive, mount, pack and disperse all exhibitions, including loans and works in the Permanent Collection. These functions involve working closely with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, and visiting artists and curators. Primary responsibility is the safe and careful handling of all objects placed within the Museum's care, and overall collection stewardship and maintenance. 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 I will have a variety of tasks and functions to perform, relating to all aspects of construction, fabrication, installation and maintenance of exhibitions.
Rate: $23.03 per hour

Requirements

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in museums, galleries, or professional artist studios. Contemporary art museum experience preferred.

  • Excellent manual dexterity and visual acuity skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the safe handling, care and installation of all art objects, installation hardware, and movement techniques.

  • Safe use of tools and equipment including, but not limited to: ladders, pallet jacks, non-electrical hand tools and various portable and stationary power tools.

  • Ability to multitask on a variety of concurrent projects.

  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed. 

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, TMS, Sketchup and/or other relevant exhibition design software.
  • Experience with various fabrication, carpentry and construction techniques, and gallery lighting.
  • Experience using forklifts, aerial lifts and other motorized equipment.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art.

Essential Functions

  • Work well as a team member and interact with a wide variety of staff and non-museum personnel.

  • Safely and carefully handle all objects placed within the museum’s care, using best practices.

  • Receive, release, load, and unload shipments of art as assigned. Direct crews in safe loading and unloading of trucks and movement of art. 

  • Work with the Senior Preparator to maintain and replenish inventory of tools, supplies and materials.

  • Work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines.

  • Display creativity in solving technical problems and flexibility in adapting to unusual circumstances.

  • Attend all mandatory safety and equipment training sessions. Comply with safety standards on all equipment use. 

  • Operate fork/aerial lifts.

  • Help to foster a collegial and synergistic work environment, contributing to the development of department staff at all skill levels.

  • Act as a team leader to Temporary Preparators in accomplishing daily departmental goals. 

  • Maintain work spaces, gallery spaces, and artworks on display or in the collection according to standards set by Registrars, Exhibition Production Managers, and Senior Preparators.

  • Participate in the planning and installation of exhibitions; includes attending meetings with other departments, creating physical and digital maquettes of artworks, and contributing to the design and fabrication of exhibition furniture for shows as assigned.

  • Work closely with other departments, particularly Operations, Facilities, and Security staff as needed to provide continued assistance 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.

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; comfortably work at heights.
  • Reach both above and below shoulder height.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds individually.
  • 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:


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.

Exhibition Production Manager, Grand Ave

Overview

The Exhibition Production Manager works under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production to assist in the organization, management, and installation of all exhibitions at MOCA and management of MOCA's collection.  Primary responsibilities include the supervision of full time and temporary employees, overall project management from conception to implementation, maintenance and stewardship of the collection, assisting with the development of annual project budgets, identifying and developing improved procedures and techniques, and working closely with registrars, curators, artists, and MOCA staff to plan for all exhibition and collection-related projects.  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 and collections. This is a full time onsite position.
Salary Range: $70,000 to $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, 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, the Registration Department and Curatorial Department to prepare for quarterly museum acquisition meetings, process new acquisitions, develop installation manuals and iteration guides for objects in the collection, and coordinate movement of works in the collection onsite as well as to/from offsite storage.
  • 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 synergistic 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, storage areas, 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 assistance to the greater museum.


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.

Producer, Performance and Programs

Overview

The Producer, Performance and Programs is vital to MOCA in its efforts to deliver world-class performance-based artworks and large scale live events at the museum. As part of MOCAs strategy to fortify the infrastructure within the Programing department, the Producer will play an essential function in enabling MOCA to present a wide range of performance projects and live events across the museum, including rentals.

Reporting to the Associate Curator of Performance and Programs, The Producer will lead the technical production and realization of commissioned performances and live programs across the museum including but not limited to performance art, performing arts, dance, festivals, concerts, immersive installations, and cultural collaborations. Working closely with the Associate Curator of Performance and Programming and the Director of Exhibition Production, the Producer oversees the technical planning, management, and execution of all live programs. The primary performance spaces are a plaza and an industrial warehouse, each without a permanent stage or seating. The Producer needs to be able to work in different formats and in multiple locations, and will possess a creative and flexible approach to all projects.

The Producer will manage performance production budgets, build a team who can assist with the technical execution of all live programs, and source quotes to improve in-house infrastructure and equipment. The position will regularly interface with artists and the general public, all with the goal of making performance art and live events more broadly as accessible as possible to diverse audiences.
Salary: $70,000 - $75,000

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years managing and executing large-scale performance and event productions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of live performance production and technology, specifically sound, lighting, video, power distribution, rigging, and stage design.

  • Knowledge of electricity and fire code.

  • Experience and knowledge of presenting performance in contemporary art or alternative spaces is desired.

  • Experience managing a crew and drafting and maintaining budgets.

  • Knowledge of safety standards for local, state and federal guidelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work creatively with artists, react to onsite needs quickly, manage multiple projects concurrently, and work both independently and as part of a team

  • ForkLift and Scissor Lift Certification. Experience in rigging and installation of equipment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions

  • Plan technical details of productions, including working with artists, designers, producers, and technical teams on design and construction details; soliciting bids and meeting with vendors to work through technical details; creating and reviewing technical and design drawings for implementation.

  • Work creatively with artists and Associate Curator, Performance and Programs to provide solutions within the production scope and budget.

  • Oversee production load-in, set-up, technical rehearsal, performance, strike, and restore of space, including seating and staging, lighting, rigging, audio and video installations.

  • Conduct cross-departmental production meetings

  • Develop and maintain production schedules and load-in and load-out logistics specific to each event.

  • Oversee implementation of all production elements during each shows run.

  • Manage MOCA AV team, contractors, and freelance technical and production staff during preparation, load-in, load-out, throughout each shows run.

  • Hire and manage live audio, lighting, and video technicians and production assistants as needed.

  • Develop and sustain relationships with local vendors.

  • Make suggestions for capital improvements to production infrastructure.

  • Collaborate with multiple departments including Operations, Exhibitions, Security, and Visitor Engagement to ensure that all live programs are executed to the highest standards and to ensure that all live performances and events do not disrupt gallery exhibitions or museum operations.

  • Be available nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled and assigned.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


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.

Social Media Coordinator

Overview

The Social Media Coordinator is a savvy producer who views social media as an opportunity to create conversations about art and contemporary culture. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in art and demonstrated knowledge of social media.

The Social Media Coordinator reports to the Director of Communications and is in charge of refining and growing the museums existing social media platforms and content in conjunction with larger, institutional goals. This includes all MOCA proper channels as well as the MOCA Store. In concert with the Director, Communications and the Digital Producer, they will create content and develop overarching promotion, conversion, and engagement strategies. They will measure and analyze agreed upon metrics to determine key performance indicators.
Salary range: $23.08 - $25.65 hourly

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Art, Art History, Marketing, Communications, or a related field strongly preferred

  • One to two years of related experience

  • A demonstrated ability in conceiving and creating social media content

  • A strong understanding of social media strategies

  • Knowledge of various social media platforms and trends in online communication

  • A developed discernment of contemporary art

  • Sharp writing skills

  • Knowledge of digital marketing a plus

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus

Essential Functions

  • With guidance, conceive, create, and manage all published content across the museums social media channels

  • With the Director, Communications and CCO, research, develop and manage dynamic, cross-platform campaigns that create a dialogue

  • Craft and write all copy for MOCAs social media platforms

  • Monitor and engage to social media conversations

  • Monitor the impact of social media campaigns

  • Track and share growth analytics

  • Conduct research to develop content, alongside the Digital Producer

  • Attend and cover public programming, exhibition openings, special events, art fairs and relevant gatherings, among other happenings across social platforms

  • Works with colleagues across the museum to develop compelling storylines for a wide variety of projects, and oversees execution alongside the Digital Producer

  • Video editing and graphic design skills a plus

  • Comfortable representing the institution on social media platforms, including potential host or personality front facing content

  • Flexibility with hours including evenings and weekends pending programming and exhibition schedules for event coverage and weekends engagement

  • Blog and website experience 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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