Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Based in Los Angeles, the Lucas Museum is a non-profit museum committed to exploring and celebrating the power and significance of visual storytelling. The Museum will feature some of the most compelling, original works of narrative art from around the world through an unprecedented range of visual art forms, including paintings, illustrations, comic art, digital art, photography, along with an in-depth exploration of filmmaking (including storyboards, costumes, animation and visual effects). The Museum is committed to attracting and engaging a large and diverse audience. Construction began in March 2018, and the museum is expected to open in 2022. Learn more at www.lucasmuseum.org 

Jun 12, 2019
Position Summary (Intent and purpose of the role) Reporting to the Director of Education, the Director of K-College Programs is responsible for imagining and directing educational initiatives and programs that encourage engagement among educators, students, and the Museum. This role will oversee a team of professional staff responsible for carrying out the vision of the Education Department at the Museum and digitally. This position is responsible for: developing an innovative program roster that inspires 21st century teachers and students to imagine and create; articulating the scope of programming and desired outcomes; and building effective partnerships in order to ensure the Museum is at the forefront of shaping innovative museum education practices for these key audiences. All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve. Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidates’ education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate(s). Core competencies for this role Creating & Innovating   - Produces new ideas, approaches or insights; produces a range of solutions to problems; seeks opportunities for organizational improvement; devises effective change initiatives; Leading & Supervising -   Provides others with a clear direction; sets appropriate standards of behavior; delegates work appropriately and fairly; motivates and empowers others; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching; recruits staff of a high calibre; Working with People   - Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others; adapts to the team and builds team spirit; recognizes and rewards the contribution of others; listens, consults others and communicates proactively; supports and cares for others; develops and openly communicates self-insight; Presenting & Communicating Information   - Speaks clearly and fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence; responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback; Analysing   - Analyses numerical data, verbal data and all other sources of information; breaks information into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgements from the available information and analysis; produces workable solutions to a range of problems; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system. Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities   (Key duties or essential priorities for fulfilling the job’s purpose) Museum Pre-Opening Activities Develops and implements pre-opening program slate, including content development; assessment tools; staffing; brokering partnerships; reporting to stakeholders; Works with community groups to provide educational experiences in partnership with other arts, cultural, educational, and civic organizations at the Museum or off-site; K – College Strategy, Planning, & Implementation Determines program structures for opening year and beyond (3 years); develops training plans and partnerships; Creates an education and evaluation plan that is geared towards different types of learners and learning experiences; Develops and implements school and teacher programs to ensure that the museum provides curriculum- and standards-based, child-centered art education to pre-K through College school groups; Develops, implements, and evaluates outreach strategies to promote the Museum's educational visitation and programs; Researches, develops, and implements collateral materials for the Museum's education audiences, programs and educator training; Staff and Team Management Hires, trains, develops, and evaluates staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with Museum policy; Evaluates the team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group; Provides individuals on the team with professional growth opportunities; Special projects and other duties as designated by Director of Education or assigned designee. REQUIREMENTS Education & Experience Bachelor's degree is required; Masters of Arts in related field (Museum Studies, Anthropology, Visual Arts, Film, English) is preferred; A minimum of seven (7) years experience in an art museum or creative space is required; Demonstrated record for creating innovative programming that extends beyond a standards-based approach; Skills Effective supervising and team building; Collaborating on various size projects; Ability to develop evaluation rubrics and produce reports; Effectively communicates, internally and externally, in order to build consensus and move projects forward; Capacity to balance pre-opening projects and forward planning for inaugural program slate; Knowledge Understands K-12 education landscape (State and National) and recognizes opportunities to positively impact students and teachers; Fluency with socio-emotional learning theory and 21st Century Skills and Learning; Recognizes the opportunities that museums afford diverse teens and college students; familiar with the national programming and research in this area and appreciates how the Museum can build a pipeline for diversity in the museum field and creative industry; Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities in collaborating with high needs school communities; Abilities Tracks details related to program implementation, including: partner communications, contracts, recruitment, site selection, budget; Effective delegation to subordinate staff and contractors in order to fulfill program aspirations; Ability to develop assessment tools to measure program impact and communicate outcomes effectively; Manages time effectively in order to maximize pre-opening programming, learning, and reporting. BENEFITS Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidate’s education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidates The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is proud to offer the following benefits to our full-time, benefits eligible staff: Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance 401K Plan with employer match Parental Leave Family Medical Leave Dependent Care Vacation/Paid Time Off (starting at 10 days your first year) Paid Sick Days Paid Holidays Employee Assistance Program
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Los Angeles, CA, USA Senior Management - Director
Jun 12, 2019
Position Summary (Intent and purpose of the role) *This is a twenty-four month contract, benefits-eligible position* The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is excited to announce two (2) Recruiting Coordinator openings on our HR team to be the front-line ambassadors for the Museum, creating a world-class interviewing experience for candidates and directly contributing to the Museum’s growth. Reporting to the HR Generalist, the Recruiting Coordinator is responsible for performing a range of recruitment and selection duties and will carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: providing administrative support to the Recruiting team; coordinating recruiting operations in close partnership with HR members; creating an exemplary hiring process and candidate experience; and handling a range of special projects in service of supporting our recruitment and selection efforts at the Museum. All staff at the Lucas Museum lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve. This is a non-exempt, hourly, benefits-eligible role with an expected opening salary range of $19.07-$21.45 per hour. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate(s). The Museum will be hiring two (2) candidates for this position. Core competencies for this role Presenting & Communicating Information   - Speaks clearly and fluently; expresses opinions, information, and key points of an argument clearly; Relating & Networking   - Establishes good relationships with candidates and staff; builds wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organization; relates well to people at all levels; manages conflict; Working with People   - Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others; adapts to the team and builds team spirit; recognizes and rewards the contribution of others; listens, consults others, and communicates proactively; supports and cares for others; develops and openly communicates self-insight; Delivering Results & Meeting Expectations   - Focuses on candidate and staff needs and satisfaction; sets high standards for quality and quantity of personal work product; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; Following Instructions & Procedures   - Appropriately follows instructions; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates commitment to the organization; complies with legal obligations requirements of the role. Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities Recruiting Coordination Under direction of the HR Generalist, partners with members of the HR team to create a thorough and positive interviewing experience for candidates; Provides general departmental administrative and clerical support to the HR team, including: scheduling interviews at all stages of the hiring process; coordinating and managing travel arrangements for candidates; completing monthly hiring metrics reports; and processing expense reports and other financial documents as needed; Uses traditional and nontraditional resources, such as career fairs, online job fairs, online job posts, community network events, etc., to identify and attract quality candidates; Works closely with the HR Generalist to support recruitment and selection needs for open roles; Assists with screening resumes, interviewing candidates, administering appropriate assessments, and performing reference/background checks; Follows up with candidates and hiring managers to obtain feedback regarding recruiting process; Identifies opportunities for improving the candidate experience and scheduling efficiency; Updates candidate information, job descriptions and postings; Assists with planning events that promote our recruitment priorities and advance our recruitment strategy; Assists with managing current candidate activity in the applicant tracking system (ATS); Special projects and other duties as designated by the HR Generalist or assigned designee. REQUIREMENTS Education & Experience A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required, a combination of equivalent education and relevant experience may be substituted for this requirement; At least one (1) year of prior experience as a recruiting coordinator or in an administrative assistant capacity; Previous experience at a cultural or educational institution a plus; Skills Solid organizational and project management skills; A collaborative team player with highly developed interpersonal skills who can relate to diverse internal and external audiences; Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution; Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills; Knowledge Stays abreast of industry trends and best practices; Abilities Ability to use applicant tracking systems (e.g. Workable, Greenhouse, Taleo) to track a diverse pipeline of candidates through various stages of the recruitment and selection process; Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed instructions; Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, creative, collaborative, and nimble environment. BENEFITS Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidate’s education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidates The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is proud to offer the following benefits to our full-time, benefits eligible staff: Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance 401K Plan with employer match Parental Leave Family Medical Leave Dependent Care Vacation/Paid Time Off (starting at 10 days your first year) Paid Sick Days Paid Holidays Employee Assistance Program
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Los Angeles, CA, USA Human Resources
Jun 12, 2019
Position Summary (Intent and purpose of the role) The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (the “Museum”) seeks an energetic and goal-oriented Curator of Latin American art, with experience in exhibitions and acquisitions. Candidates should be abreast of trends in Latin American and Latinx art, acquainted with peers, artists and scholars in the field, and ready to serve as the Lucas Museum’s in-house subject matter expert. They should be imaginative and purposeful in organizing exhibitions and installations of Latin American art using the permanent collection and loaned objects, and eager to build awareness of the collection for diverse audiences including scholars, the Latin American public, the Latinx public, and the general public. Additionally, curators should be prepared to propose strategies for the strategic incorporation of Latin American and Latinx art into the museum’s collections and exhibitions. The curatorial team at the Lucas Museum is tasked with overseeing the collection and its strategic growth, presentation, and interpretation. Curators support and collaborate with Museum leadership in developing and implementing a cohesive vision and strategy for the collections and exhibitions of the Museum. To achieve a balanced schedule of monographic, thematic, and traveling exhibitions, curators work cross-departmentally to propose large and small-scale exhibitions and collaborate with other departments to implement and communicate all aspects relating to these projects. In coordination with museum colleagues, curators research and write scholarly publications and texts; assist with the development and growth of the permanent collection, including acquisitions across many media and cultures; consult on related marketing initiatives; and represent the Museum by delivering lectures, participating in symposia, and otherwise furthering the Museum’s mission. Curators will be responsible for developing the first drafts of texts for publication, didactic and interpretative materials, and public-facing programs – working collaboratively across departments to edit and finalize these materials. All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve. Core competencies for this role Applying Expertise & Technology- Applies specialist and detailed curatorial expertise; develops job knowledge and expertise through continual professional development; shares expertise and knowledge with others; uses technology to achieve work objectives; demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions; Adapting & Responding to Change- Adapts to changing circumstance; accepts new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different people and situations; shows respect and sensitivity towards differences; deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents. Planning and Organizing- Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and take account of possible changing circumstances; manages time effectively; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones; Working with people- Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others; adapts to the team and builds team spirit; recognizes and rewards the contribution of others; listens, consults others, and communicates proactively; supports and cares for others; develops and openly communicates self-insight Adhering to Principles & Values- Upholds ethics and values; demonstrates integrity; promotes and defends equal opportunities, builds diverse teams; encourages organizational and individual responsibility towards the organization and community we serve; Presenting & Communicating Information- Speaks clearly and fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of argument clearly; makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence; responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback; projects credibility; Writing & Reporting – Writes clearly, succinctly and correctly; writes convincingly in an engaging and expressive manner; avoids the unnecessary use of jargon or complicated language; writes in a well-structured and logical way; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience. Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities Collections & Exhibitions Conducts research for exhibitions, curatorial projects, and publications related to museum collection materials; Proposes and curates approved exhibitions; Researches and recommends objects for acquisitions in accordance with the Museum’s collecting strategy; Works collaboratively with other departments within the Lucas Museum to realize the Museum’s mission and vision through exhibitions, collections, and original scholarship; Supports Museum leadership in researching, developing and administering curatorial projects for building the collection, curating the permanent collection installations, and temporary exhibitions; Contributes to collection research, data-based collection and exhibition records, and manages exhibition checklists through The Museum System (TMS); Draft texts pertaining to objects and/or exhibitions to be edited and purposed by various departments of the museum for interpretive materials, publications, marketing and publicity materials, newsletters, press releases, etc.; Develops and maintains collaborative and collegial relationships with curators and other museum professional at other institutions. Curatorial Specialization Applies extensive knowledge of art history to specialized curatorial assignments (e.g. Latin American art); Performs advanced scholarly research in a specific subject area to support the institutional mission; Planning Participates actively and positively in group administrative problem-solving, decision making and long-term strategic planning; S pecial projects and other duties as designated by Managing Director, Curatorial, Deputy Director, or designee. REQUIREMENTS Education / Experience : Education from an accredited college or university with a degree in one of the following: Latin American Studies, Art History, Film, History, Anthropology, Museum Studies is required. The following Education and Experience minimum requirements are used to determine seniority, title, and level: A Bachelor’s Degree with 7 to 10 years of experience is required; or A Master’s Degree with 5 to 7 years of experience is required; or A PhD with 2-5 years of experience is required. A minimum of two or more years of museum or arts management experience is required; A track record of object-focused scholarly and curatorial accomplishments through publications, lectures, or exhibitions with a specific focus on Latin American Art; Mentoring and supervising experience preferred; Proven experience working in a start-up or entrepreneurial environment with the ability to roll up one’s sleeves to accomplish initiatives and achieve goals; Skills: Outstanding written and oral communication skills that demonstrate scholarly ability as well as a commitment to public engagement; Strong budget, exhibitions, programs, and strategic planning experience and demonstrated skills in those areas; Knowledge Working knowledge of Spanish is required; Deep passion, alignment, and commitment to the Museum’s mission to deliver the finest programs, ignite the mind and provide inspiration while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to industry leaders, from members of the art community to film fans young and old; Academic foundation and clearly demonstrated research capabilities, with a sophisticated understanding of curatorial practices, museum standards, and an innate intellectual curiosity; Abilities Collaborative team player with proven ability to build relationships and work effectively and positively with Museum leadership and staff, a diverse set of external partners, and the general public; Comfort with ambiguity, an ability to envision the new and different, and a commitment to developing and working with diverse audiences; Ability to follow professional museum standards, collection care principles, and museum policies Ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, including Museum colleagues, industry experts, and other external partners; Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, creative, collaborative, and nimble environment. BENEFITS Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidate’s education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidates The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is proud to offer the following benefits to our full-time, benefits eligible staff: Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance 403B Plan with employer match Parental Leave Family Medical Leave Healthcare Spending Account Dependent Care Spending Account Commuter Spending Accounts Vacation/Paid Time Off (starting at 10 days your first year) Paid Sick Days Paid Holidays Employee Assistance Program
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs