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

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

Thank you for your interest in MOCA.

Current Positions Available:

Membership and Annual Fund Manager

Overview 

Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Membership and Annual Fund Manager is responsible for the museum’s entire membership program, including acquisitions, renewals, upgrades and benefit fulfillment. The manager is also responsible for creating, planning and implementing all aspects of the museum’s twice yearly Annual Fund campaigns targeted to members, annual fund donors and non-members. This position will develop and execute creative and effective marketing strategies to retain and increase membership; serve as a key public interface between the museum and its members; initiate and coordinate member events; and provide direction and training to on-site membership sales staff.  This position will utilize the database to process membership renewals, manage donor contact, maintain membership files, and create membership reports. In addition, the manager will utilize social media to increase on-line membership sales and donations. The objective of this position is to achieve a current revenue goal of $750,000 in general operating support from these activities in addition to growing membership and annual fund revenues year-over-year.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of membership or development experience in museum or comparable institution
  • Experience effectively managing direct mail campaigns targeted to individual donors  
  • Track record of strong customer service experience, an ability to communicate effectively and experience presenting a compelling case for support  
  • Ability to work creatively alongside the digital media team to integrate social media into all membership acquisition and renewal campaigns
  • Experience planning and executing special events  
  • Skill in multitasking and the ability to prioritize and communicate priorities to the Director of Individual Giving  
  • Self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational and planning skills are required  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external constituencies
  • An appreciation of contemporary art and commitment to the concepts of philanthropic giving  
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Altru or comparable donor management system  
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and strong proofreading and editing skills  

Essential Functions

  • Work with the Director of Individual Giving to develop the annual membership and annual fund revenue goals and expense budgets for each year, including detailed plans
  • Develop and implement member identification, acquisition, renewal, upgrade and cultivation strategies
  • Meet or exceed the goals as established
  • Coordinate day-to-day membership activities: answer phone calls and emails; fulfill donation, gift and membership requests; respond to general membership inquiries
  • Monitor and adapt the member benefit strategy to provide desirable member and Annual Fund benefits throughout the year
  • Strengthen MOCA’s philanthropic messaging across all membership-related communications  
  • Develop, test, and implement brand-consistent solicitation materials, including printed brochures, web content, social media content, and e-newsletters
  • Plan and coordinate with communications department staff on the events calendar and applicable member communications
  • Prepare regular membership and Annual Fund reports for the Director of Individual Giving and Chief Development Officer
  • Work on special projects as requested by the Director of Individual Giving and Chief Development Officer
  • Ensure the timely and accurate recording and acknowledging of all gifts
  • Select and manage outside vendors in the performance of contract duties as needed
  • Develop partnerships with other organizations, corporations and arts and cultural institutions
  • Assist at members and development events


Physical Demands

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

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


Application

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

Temporary Preparator

Overview

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

Requirements

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


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


Essential Functions

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

Physical Demands

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

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

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

Application

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