Under the direction of the Deputy Director, Finance, Operations & Administration, advise and develop long-range planning and solutions in a variety of areas, including but not limited to administration, contractual, risk management, governance, and other matters and proceedings specific to museums and unique to the Hammer Museum and its complex organization and governance structure.
Work in close conjunction with and provide advice to the Administration department and senior management staff of the Museum in reviewing contracts, insurance and risk management issues, governing documents, internal policies and procedures as they relate to all types of personnel, and all other unique and complex museum matters as they may arise.
The Hammer Museum believes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are integral to fulfilling our mission to illuminate lives and build a more just world through art and ideas. We actively seek out different perspectives to broaden and enrich our understanding of the world. We believe this inspires thoughtful and provocative exhibitions and programs that serve the vibrant and varied communities that make up the city of Los Angeles.
The museum seeks an incumbent committed to demonstrating commitment to equity, inclusion, and diverse perspectives, consistent with our organizational mission.
A JD (Doctor of Laws) degree or equivalent level of education and experience Required A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a practicing attorney or in-house counsel Required Considerable depth of knowledge in administrative issues, in addition to business management functions, principles, practices, and management trends Required Knowledge of standard museum policies, principles and procedures according to AAM and AAMD standards, including administrative and ethical aspects of fine arts collecting, maintenance, and insurance Required Experience managing business operations, such as human resources, technology, facilities, finance, marketing, communications, audit, and legislative activities; experience working with external Boards of Directors and Committees Required Experience working with trade associations, outside governmental agencies, and/or legislature and ability to review legislative bills and new legislation for applicability to Museum and its operations Required Ability to independently exercise discretionary powers to identify and analyze complex issues and to develop, recommend, and implement innovative solutions to a full range of business administrative problems; ability to research, analyze and make judgments and recommendations on the accuracy and relevance of information Required Ability to interpret University policies/procedures and provisions of various collective bargaining agreements in order to offer consultation to Director, CFO, and Museum staff Required Demonstrated experience in drafting and negotiating contracts Required Excellent interpersonal skills to interact diplomatically and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of representatives of public and private organizations, Board members, vendors, artists, art dealers, and Museum staff, subordinates, and administrators; skill in negotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and procedures and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions Required Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information, including information related to legal proceedings, business negotiations, Board matters, pay, personnel status, disciplinary actions and negotiations, and other non-public and/or sensitive information Required Ability to manage office functions economically and efficiently, organize work, set and establish priorities that accurately reflect relative importance of job responsibilities, and maintain workflow with changing priorities, frequent interruptions, and conflicting deadlines; skill in organizing, conceptualizing and directing a variety of projects Required Proven skill and ability in managing and maintaining a complex and detailed area of responsibility that is highly organized, efficient, and compliant with legal record retention policies Required Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to write routine business and legal correspondence, reports, and University documents; ability to make oral group presentations to provide information Required Proven skill and experience in using a PC and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with managing contracts, forms, and other administrative documents using Acrobat software; skill in developing computerized management information systems Required Ability to hire, train, supervise, and evaluate employees Preferred Ability to sit for extended periods; have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer monitor, and doing extensive reading; talk; type on a computer keyboard; receive detailed information through oral communication at normal speaking levels, with or without correction Required Museum, university, government agency and/or nonprofit background and experience strongly preferred; some experience in private legal practice (including litigation) preferred Preferred
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