Current Opportunities

Director

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles is seeking a new director to assume primary responsibility for the management of all operations for this ambitious and successful non-profit arts organization.

The Director implements the annual business plan as approved at the Annual Board Meeting of the MAK Center in regard to programming, financial obligations, personnel management and execution of daily activities of the MAK Center. The Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising and financial management: assume day-to-day fiscal responsibility for operations and programs (excluding conservation and maintenance of the Schindler House); ensure audit-readiness under U.S. and Austrian laws; prepare and manage budgets; supervise bookkeeping and accounting; prepare monthly and annual fiscal reports; raise funds through grants, donations, memberships, special events, programming, etc., to substantially support the annual budget.
  • Residency program management: oversee use and condition of Mackey Apartments; manage residency contracts; regular exchange with all residents and review of their projects; oversee and participate as necessary in calendar of activities for resident artists and architects; supervise program operation and archives; assist in the implementation of projects.
  • Staff and facilities management: hire, supervise, and evaluate staff in achieving administrative and programmatic goals; ensure that the House is open to the public during established hours (currently Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am-6 pm); consult with the Friends of the Schindler House on all facilities issues. Ensure that the MAK Center’s other premises (Mackey Apartments, Garage Top, Fitzpatrick-Leland House) are open, well maintained, and functioning properly. Oversee all contracts.
  • Program management: draft proposals for exhibitions, lectures, events, etc. for all venues including Garage Top and Fitzpatrick-Leland House to be presented for approval at the Annual Board Meeting; implement all approved programs; build audience for programs through marketing and public relations; ensure the cooperation of supporters and neighbors to successfully realize all plans; coordinate activities with the Board of the Friends of the Schindler House.
  • Institutional identity: participate in professional, cultural, and civic activities that advance the credibility and influence of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.
  • Conservation Master Plan (CMP): Support in the ongoing CMP process, cooperate with MAK / FOSH Conservation Committee and the CMP Consultants

Potential candidates should have substantial experience in museum / non-profit leadership, including fundraising achievements and significant curatorial / programming contributions to contemporary art and architecture. In addition, potential candidates should be sensitive to historic preservation issues.

Reports to: The Director of the MAK Vienna / Members and Board of Directors of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
Employees: Financial Manager, Exhibitions and Programs Manager, Education and Engagement Manager, Development Officer
Job Status: Full-time, Exempt

The position will begin July 2024.

By May 30th, applications including a detailed resume, names of references, salary requirements, and a brief concept / vision for MAK Center’s future should be sent to Martina Kandeler-Fritsch, Deputy Artistic Director MAK Vienna, at: martina.kandeler-fritsch@MAK.at

Salary Range: 
$90,000—$100,000

About This Job

  • MAK Center for Art and Architecture
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: $90,000—$100,000
  • Posted: May 15, 2024