Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)
Los Angeles, CA
(This position is an As Needed/Intermittent Staff Position with no health care benefits.)
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), located in Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood seeks a Curatorial Assistant. Reporting to the Curators, the Curatorial Assistant will assist with the research, development, organization and implementation of exhibitions at the gallery. This is a part-time, as needed position and is not eligible for benefits.
Established in 1954, LAMAG is the longest running institution in Los Angeles devoted solely to exhibiting art. The gallery focuses on artists from Los Angeles – in particular underrepresented artists whose work may not otherwise have found a platform. Our exhibitions, educational and public programs aim to inspire conversation about the contemporary issues and ideas that resonate most with the people of Los Angeles. The LAMAG is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Supporting curators with all aspects of exhibition development, organization and implementation
- Providing support to curators, including filing, accounting, registration, correspondence, calendars and scheduling.
- Assisting with exhibition related paperwork including condition reports and loan forms
- Generating and designing all interpretative texts and print materials including vinyl, labels, gallery guides, web texts and cards
- Maintaining and updating website as needed
- Soliciting images from all partners, lenders, artists and galleries and managing image bank for press and internal use
- Assisting in coordinating and managing exhibition documentation
- Assist in supervising on weekends, after hours events etc
- Assisting in exhibition management of the City Hall Bridge Gallery program
- Assisting with administration of gallery archives
- Providing support for any related receptions or events
- Performing other routine administration duties as needed
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Arts (design, literary, media/communication, performing, and/or visual), Cultural Studies, Literature, English, Art History, Art Administration, or a closely related field; or
- An associate of arts degree from an accredited two-year college with a major in Arts (design, literary, media/communication, performing, and/or visual), Cultural Studies, Literature, English, Art History, Art Administration, or a closely related field, including completion of 9 semester units or 14 quarter units in the fields listed; and two years of full-time paid experience within the last ten years in assisting and coordinating a program in an organization responsible for fine arts, public art, or cultural programs and activities; or
- Two years of paid experience within the last ten years in assisting and coordinating a program in a gallery, non-profit institution or museum.
- Outstanding organizational skills, a rigorous and meticulous approach to your work with a strong attention to detail
- Excellent research and writing skills
- Demonstrable ability to take initiative and complete projects from start to finish
- Ability to work simultaneously on several projects in a demanding, fast-paced work environment
- Flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities with proven ability to meet multiple deadlines.
- In depth understanding of contemporary art, exhibition-making and art in Los Angeles.
- Proficient in all Adobe platforms, Wordpress, Microsoft suite, and database management
How to Apply
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and completed City application, which can be downloaded at http://per.lacity.org/application.pdf. Send applications to [email protected] by close of business on Monday, March 18th.
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) originally formed in 1925 as the Municipal Arts Department to provide art and cultural services in neighborhoods. DCA’s mission is to strengthen the quality of life in the City of Los Angeles by stimulating and supporting cultural services and ensuring access to such activities for residents and visitors to the City. DCA advances the social and economic impact of the arts and ensures access to diverse art and cultural activities through grant making, marketing, public art, and community arts.
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