Appointed as Digital Content Specialist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Sociology, New York University

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 Web and Digital Media Department at LACMA oversees the museum's websites, including and, as well as digital publications, mobile apps, and the production of in-gallery media such as touchscreens and didactic videos. The goal of the department is to develop and disseminate engaging information about the museum's collection and special exhibitions, working closely with curatorial and education colleagues.

LACMA seeks a Digital Content Specialist with an aptitude for writing clear, concise, jargon-free, engaging prose, and finding engaging media pertaining to works of art in our collection. The specialist’s portfolio will include creating original content for our collections website, editing existing content, and working with third parties including Wikipedia to promote accurate, engaging content about LACMA’s collection on the web. The successful candidate should be open to a wide variety of scholarly points of view, strong collaboration skills, and exceptional writing skills with a particular emphasis on writing for a general adult audience. The Digital Content Specialist may also be involved in interviewing artists in our collection. This is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in working with novice audiences and the general public.