With more than 135,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over 1.5 million visitors annually.
LACMA's eight building complex is located on 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring lacma.org.
Reporting to the Head of Research Libraries and Archives, the Acquisitions Assistant will assist with library acquisitions and inter-library loan (ILL) functions.
Some duties include: Processing requests for book orders from curatorial and library staff using established book vendors; creating order records in OCLC WorldShare (the library's Integrated Library System); receiving new books and paying invoices; processing ILL requests in OCLC WorldShare; manage all library accounts and assist Head Librarian with annual budget; supervise library volunteers; perform reference desk duties as assigned.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, preferably in art history or related field. Experience with library databases.
Knowledge of MS Excel and word. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills. At least 1 year of library experience preferred.
The Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Art Research Library maintains an extensive research-level collection of approximately 200,000 books, journals, and periodicals. This noncirculating collection consists of monographs on artists and specialized art subjects; art reference books; collection and exhibition catalogues of museums, galleries, and private collectors; scholarly periodicals in the field of art and related areas; current auction catalogues; artist files; and material in related fields of study.
An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Los Angeles County Museum Of Art (Lacma)