The Broad is a high-profile contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission and presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The Broad is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is one of the world’s leading collections of postwar and contemporary art. The museum, which opened in September 2015, welcomes more than 900,000 visitors per year.
The 120,000-square-foot building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984.
The Broad’s art collection is distinctive in the exceptional depth of its holdings and dedication to the full arc of artists’ careers. Developed over five decades, the collection is the result of the long and enduring engagement with art by Eli and Edythe Broad. Providing public access to the collection has been a central commitment of the Broads’ philanthropy.
The Broad has taken an intentional, contemporary, and progressive approach to founding and operating the museum, reimagining the 21st century museum experience to create a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment—from the museum’s physical design to its online ticketing, to its approach to visitor engagement. The Broad’s innovations have been implemented at other institutions across the country, and the museum is seen as a thought leader in the industry.
The Broad’s approach to the art museum experience has consistently attracted a young and diverse visitorship since opening: 63% of visitors identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) (compared to 27% at art museums nationwide) and 60% are under the age of 35.
ABOUT THE POSITION
As a member of the Collections Management team, the Collections Management Assistant will work with the Director of Collections Management, Associate and Assistant Registrars to assist them with their daily collection responsibilities related to caring for a collection of nearly 2,000 works of contemporary art. They may be involved in many areas of collection registration, including but not limited to installation/de-installations, collection moves, inventory, collection documentation, and new acquisitions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Check museum galleries and review gallery incident reports daily
- Assist with object cleaning and maintenance
- Update records in museum’s Embark database, work extensively with database and physical object files and records
- Create physical and digital object files for new acquisitions
- Prepare condition reports for artwork, including new acquisitions and outgoing loans
- Track object movements
- Create photographic documentation of objects and artwork installations
- Process digital images and upload to Digital Asset Management system with accurate metadata
- Work with art handlers on installations/de-installations at the museum and other locations
- Complete annual physical inventories of artwork at the museum and off-site warehouses
- Attend regular collection management team and museum-wide meetings
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in art history or museum studies or similar with at least one-year museum experience preferred
- Database experience with Embark or similar CMS
- Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with all members of museum staff
- Positive working attitude
- Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Flexibility and follow-through on work assignments
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR MUSEUM STAFF
- Approach work with integrity and honesty.
- Support and demonstrate the museum’s culture of developing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment for staff, contract staff, vendors, and visitors.
- Demonstrate and practice cultural awareness/sensitivity to all programs and services the museum provides.
Physical requirements include stooping, kneeling, bending, standing, squatting/crouching, crawling/kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing (ladders), and reaching above the shoulders.
COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
- All employees of The Broad are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. All newly hired staff must show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination within 45 days of hire. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination policy.
- Adhere to all safety measures and guidelines.
- Ability to wear a mask during your scheduled work shifts.
- Ability to adhere to a health screen in compliance with health and safety guidelines as outlined by LA County Department of Public Health.
- Must adhere to COVID-19 policies and procedures.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This position may be eligible for 401k, medical, vision, dental, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. Additional benefits include an employee discount at The Shop, free parking or annual free LA Metro Pass, discounts at local eateries, and more.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Broad is an equal opportunity employer, and we aspire to reflect the diversity of Los Angeles in both our staff and our visitors. It is the practice of The Broad to offer equal opportunity consistent with applicable federal and state law in all aspects of employment. All employment decisions will be made in compliance with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, medical condition (as defined by California law and including Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), actual or perceived), genetic information, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, having filed a discrimination complaint or any other status protected by applicable law. The Broad believes that by actively building a diverse workforce we can innovate, inspire, and engage with the widest possible audience.
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.
*Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities in accordance with the ADA and the ADAAA.