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Inventory Technician

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Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art Nicasio , CA 94946

Posted 2 months ago

This is a full-time, project-based temporary position out of Nicasio, CA. Contracts are slated to end no later than September 2019.

About the 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

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is firmly committed to: creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds; prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws; providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.

Position Summary (Intent and purpose of the role)

Working under the direct supervision of the Museum Collection Cataloger, the Inventory Technician(s) will join an existing team to help complete a comprehensive inventory project within a strict timeframe

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

  • Following Instructions & Procedures - Appropriately follows instructions from others; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates commitment to the Museum; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role.
  • 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;
  • Planning & Organizing - Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; manages time effectively; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.

Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Record basic identifying data into an Excel spreadsheet on all 3-dimensional objects, 2-dimensional works, and costumes in the LMNA seed collection;
  • Take snapshot photographs of objects in the collection using a point-and-touch camera;
  • Track and record locations of collection objects;
  • Special projects and other duties as designated by manager or designee


( List of required or preferred Education, Experience, Skills, Knowledge, or Abilities to be minimally qualified for this role)

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent relevant experience is required;
  • One (1) year of experience with art handling and/or collections management;
  • Strong proven experience handling and rehousing artwork and/or museum objects;


  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Open, collaborative, and proactive communication skills are essential;


  • Strong working knowledge of spreadsheets, especially Excel;
  • An understanding of museum collection management methods is preferred;
  • Familiarity with inventories in either a museum or warehouse setting is preferred;
  • Familiarity working with textiles and costumes is preferred;


  • Proven flexibility and adaptability to respond to shifting priorities as tasked by a manager;
  • Strong collaborative spirit for working within a team;
  • Well-organized;
  • Proven record of ability to meet deadlines, preferably with project-based work;
  • Self-motivated and independent;
  • Able to jump in and get started with a project already underway, and under a tight deadline;
  • Enjoys detailed and focused work is preferred.


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).

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