Appointed as Executive Communications Specialist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, History, University of California, Berkeley

Position Description

Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’s uniquely diverse population. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art; Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. The Communications Department at LACMA manages all media relations, social media, and executive communications for the museum. The department maintains the “voice” of LACMA, working collaboratively with all areas of the institution to develop materials and messaging representative of the museum’s program and initiatives.

The Executive Communications Specialist supports museum leaders in presenting LACMA’s current and future program to public officials, donors, staff, and the general public. Tasks include researching pertinent studies and reports, with a focus on urbanism, city planning, and various issues facing the museum field; crafting succinct presentations in PowerPoint or Google Slides; and speechwriting.
As the Executive Communications Specialist familiarizes him/herself with the development and fundraising goals of the museum, s/he will take on increasing levels of responsibility for generating museum messaging targeted to specific constituencies, both public and private, within the greater Los Angeles community.