Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. The museum foundation obtains, preserves and displays vintage, classic and other rare or valuable automobiles and objects with the purpose of educating the public as to the cultural, social and environmental effects from the rise of the automobile.

Jul 10, 2019
The Associate Curator is responsible for researching museum objects and artifacts, conducting exhibition research and curation, and overseeing curatorial staff. S/he will work closely with the Exhibits Director and other museum leadership staff to plan/develop exhibitions in alignment with the museum’s mission and strategic goals and coordinate the curatorial team to ensure that exhibit development and production projects are finished in accordance with budgets and in a timely manner. Essential Functions: Plan, develop, and see through to completion new exhibitions Participate in meetings and discussions related to collections management, acquisitions, and de-accessioning Write and edit content for exhibition descriptions and curatorial texts, including catalogs, gallery guides, training documents, and communications and marketing materials Research museum owned and loaned objects and artifacts Oversee curatorial staff and delegate responsibilities and duties, supervise their daily activities, conduct annual performance reviews, and determine departmental needs Liaise with colleagues across departments and upper management, including the Board as needed Develop relationships with other museums/institutions, and potential lenders and donors, and secure loans from same Represent the museum at conferences, community events, and car shows Minimum Education (or substitute experience) required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience Minimum Experience required: 3-5 years of experience with progressive supervisory responsibilities Prior significant work experience in writing, preferably on automotive or museum-related topics Skills Required: Knowledge of museum and exhibition preparation procedures Superb command of written English evidenced by high quality original writing and the ability to meticulously edit the work of others Strong interpersonal communication, organizational and management skills Team player who can smoothly manage interoffice activity, work well under deadlines, and be able to handle multiple projects Proficient in Microsoft Office Experience working in a museum environment, preferably at an automotive or transportation museum To apply please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@petersen.org, and insert Associate Curator in the subject line.
Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Jun 30, 2019
Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the Marketing Manager will provide creativity, insight, and project management supporting numerous programs and initiatives building the museum's overall offering.  This individual must be a compelling written and oral communicator, generator of creative, doable ideas, and project manager, capable of presenting work to senior executives and collaborating with appropriate teams.  Effective internal and external communication is a must.  Ability to think three moves ahead is critical to success in this position.  Our ideal candidate has some experience in working with automotive content (but not mandatory), has an understanding of automotive industry from collectors to new autos, is an ambitious self-starter and willing to contribute efforts above and beyond in order to succeed. Responsibilities: Lead the execution of digital, traditional, social and experiential marketing programs from start to finish, driving collaboration with the stakeholders and leveraging the right internal processes to ensure the museum hits its goals Ensure the museum brand is effectively communicated across all advertising, events, and inside the museum Work with the Deputy Director to create a programmatic calendar that reflects the road-map of the Petersen's monthly offerings, and work with events staff to assist in producing such museum events Refine content across all digital museum channels and platforms.  Must be able to understand and articulate “The Petersen Voice.” Stage marketing concepts for review and coordinate the review process as needed with the Deputy Director, museum partners and potential legal entities to meet all requirements Develop business cases for marketing programs at the proposal stage and make recommendations on marketing tactics Develop strategic plans for the museum’s PR Agency to execute Give museum tours to press, partners, and VIPs (prior camera training a plus) Monitor content on all applicable sites and apps to ensure it remains accurate, current, compliant and reflective of the Petersen brand Evaluate the impact of marketing programs in achieving their stated objectives, with the larges emphasis on increased visitation Partner with internal stakeholders, external agencies and museum vendors Desired Skills and Experience Necessary Qualifications: Experience building complex marketing programs and reporting on the results Strong problem-solving ability, including metrics-driven thinking Expertise in managing traditional, digital, social and OOH marketing campaigns Exceptional written, oral and visual communications skills Strong project management skills Ability to travel as necessary Demonstrated understanding of how to accomplish marketing without having access to a corporate marketing budget.  3+ years of experience managing employees and marketing budgets required Knowledgeable of web, website production and social analytics tools is a plus.  Full knowledge of Google Analytics, PPC (Google and Social), Powerpoint (must be able to create compelling decks) Bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications Attention to detail, attention to detail, attention to detail.  To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and past campaigns to jobs@petersen.org, and include Marketing Manager in the subject line.
Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jun 30, 2019
Under the direction of the Development Director, the Associate Development Manager will be an integral member of the Development team, providing insights and working directly with the museum’s leadership and donors. The Associate Development Manager will be responsible for overseeing annual giving campaign, from planning to execution, and working internally across various departments to ensure that the donor experience is present in all aspects of events and communications. Essential Functions: Work with Development Director and Executive Director on donor stewardship, including correspondence, renewals, database upkeep, and recognition programs Track and monitor all insights associated with donors or foundations based upon gift agreements, conversations or fully executed contracts (invitations to events, recognition, etc.) Work with Development Director to plan, implement, and execute all operational procedures as related to individual giving and capital campaigns, including print production for promotional materials and database maintenance Create innovative solutions to prospect and cultivate donors through identification of target markets, implementation and organization of annual campaigns, and development of recognition benefits Coordinate special projects that may include campaign acknowledgments for gifts, calendars, naming opportunities, and special events Responsible for gift entry, generating thank you letters/cards, pulling mailing lists, generating donor reports, etc. Manage departmental CRM (Salesforce), analyze data, and provide actionable insights to the department Act as an internal point of contact for the Development Director and the contracted Grants Writer, developing relationships with various departments on grant application materials and post-grant award reporting Responsible for keeping all team members up to date on current campaigns, special considerations for donors at events and recognition Comfortable communicating with high level board members, donors and members Collaborate internally with the Membership Manager and Partnerships Manager to create benefits and recognition for donors Maintain customer/donor confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential Perform other duties as assigned Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience 3-5 years of experience in customer relations, sales or non-profit organization strongly preferred Polished professional demeanor; able to handle sensitive and confidential information Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM system is strongly preferred Availability to work nights/weekends as required Experience working in events operations or events management helpful To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@petersen.org, and insert Associate Development Manager in the subject line.
Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation Los Angeles, CA, USA Development
Jun 30, 2019
The Development Director will serve as a fundraising partner to the Executive Director and will be responsible for donor cultivation, corporate sponsorship, solicitation, and relations. Our ideal candidate has an interest in the automotive-enthusiast world and can share that passion with others. This person will be an ambitious self-starter, willing to contribute efforts above and beyond in order to succeed. The ability to think three moves ahead is critical to success in this position. The Development Director is responsible for creating and implementing the comprehensive development strategy for the Petersen Automotive Museum, in partnership with the Executive Director and Deputy Director. The Development Director is the lead professional responsible for achieving the Museum’s fundraising goals and engaging donors in ongoing programs and activities. These efforts will include leveraging key relationships and contacts within and outside of the Museum’s network to ensure capital and operating fundraising goals are met and surpassed. Responsibilities: Working with Senior Management to set and meet aggressive fundraising goals. Designing, implementing and managing all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, membership, special projects, and other related solicitations. Developing and executing strategic plans for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and ongoing engagement, including personal engagement with major and mid-level prospects. Maintaining contact with and developing grant proposals for foundations, corporations and government funding sources. Developing a comprehensive planned giving program. Producing all development reports, including reports for the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other agencies as requested. Assisting the Board with recommending and researching potential new major donors and board members. Creating and/or supervising personnel and office systems to support all development projects and operations. Overseeing the management of databases and all records, files, and gift processing. Ensuring all donors are kept informed about museum initiatives, activities, and events. Organizing annual donor appreciation event. Collaborating with the Marketing department to develop a public relations plan and an advertising plan that promote the Museum’s fundraising goals. Working closely with the Deputy Director in the design and production of all major publications, including the Annual Report and digital marketing initiatives. Qualifications: A minimum of 5 years non-profit fundraising experience, including a track record of successful planning, implementation, follow-up and closing gifts. Bachelor’s degree in related area. CFRE designation preferred. Ability to communicate a compelling case for donations to a charitable organization. A record of fundraising success for a single organization over 3 or more years. Proven success in designing and managing donor and/or member relation programs. Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members and donors. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team. In a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, must have the ability to effectively multi-task, pivot effectively between projects, maintain strong attention to detail, is goal oriented and able to meet deadlines.
Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation Los Angeles, CA, USA Development