Assistant Mountmaker (Regular, Full-time)
Conservation Center

Reporting to the Mountmaking Manager, the Assistant Mountmaker is responsible for fabricating and installing the structures that safely support collections of artworks and artifacts while they are on exhibit. This is a hands-on training opportunity with Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a 3-year term. LACMA hosts numerous exhibitions, installations, and loans per year from its encyclopedic collection, and is dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, display, and interpretation of these objects.


  • Proficiency in metal fabrication working in steel and occasionally brass.
  • Knowledge of proper art handling protocols.
  • Knowledge of Conservation practices and standards.
  • Must be able to organize time and meet deadlines.
  • Will be required to lift heavy objects at times.
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to work cooperatively with curators, art installers, and conservation staff.
  • Must be flexible to work onsite, or travel to offsite locations when needed.
  • Ability to adapt to varying project needs.
  • Knowledge of computer-based design programs will be an advantage, but optional.


  • The expected salary for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $22.00 - $24.00, subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan
  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in fine art, jewelry design, industrial arts, or an acceptable equivalent in education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years of mountmaking experience, with seismic mountmaking skills preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of artifact handling or collection handling experience, preferably in a museum environment.

Please apply with a portfolio that demonstrates your experience.