Current Openings

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Reports to: CEO and Director
Employment Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) seeks an experienced and strategic Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join its executive team at an exciting point in the museum’s evolution. OCMA is in the midst of an historic transition to its new 53,000 square foot home at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA. Currently under construction and opening in fall 2022, the CFO will play a vital role in leading OCMA’s business and financial strategy to scale and sustain the museum.

Reporting directly to the CEO and Director, the CFO serves as a key member of an expanding executive leadership team overseeing all financial and accounting matters and ensuring transparency, oversight, sustainability, and compliance. Primary duties include developing procedures for budget administration, cash management, and accounting to maximize efficiencies; preparing financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, and projected and pro forma budgets; monitoring endowments; performing financial analysis and modeling; and supervising employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with CEO and Director to ensure that financial systems, analysis and reporting effectively support OCMA’s financial information needs, long-range financial plans, and compliance
  • Maintain accounting control over:
    • A growing endowment ($14-$40M)
    • Construction budget and Capital Campaign ($75-90M)
    • Annual operating budget ($3.5-$10M)
    • Manage day-to-day financial activities, such as purchasing and accounts payable/receivable; cash management and cash flow forecasting; and semi-monthly payroll functions
  • Coordinate annual museum budget preparation and grant project budgets
  • Manage banking relationships
  • Manage cash flow, including the preparation of annual and monthly cash flow projections and monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare, analyze and present timely and accurate financial reports; forecast budget variances; and coordinate the annual audit
  • Develop the finance and accounting infrastructure for, and manage the operations of, the Café and Shop opening in 2022

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum experience of seven years in nonprofit administration and two years fund accounting experience
  • Outstanding organizational, management, and supervisory skills
  • Discreet, ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent time-management, problem-prevention, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to represent the museum with a high level of professionalism and adhere to museum policies
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues and Board of Trustees
  • Good business judgment, analytical mindset, and decision-making abilities
  • Great capacity for flexibility and adaptability to shifting needs
  • Experience with Sage500 is desirable
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for visual art is desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ocma.net with the subject line “CFO Application.”

SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER

Reports to: Director of Development
Employment Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) seeks an experienced and creative Special Events Manager to join its team at an exciting point in the museum’s evolution. OCMA is in the midst of an historic transition to its new 53,000 square foot home at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA - currently under construction and opening in fall 2022. The Special Events Manager will play a vital role in implementing OCMA’s business strategy to generate revenue and sustain the museum, both in the lead up to the museum’s opening, and beyond.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Special Events Manager oversees all aspects of cultivation and fundraising events, including the annual gala and exhibition openings for members; booking and managing private rental events; and organizing support group events and donor travel opportunities. In addition to executing events in OCMA’s temporary space and at the construction site, the Special Events Manager will play a key role in establishing the new OCMA as the preeminent venue in the region for memorable experiences, leveraging its distinctive architecture and exhibition programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee creative design, logistics, and production of the annual gala from conception to execution, including stewarding co-chairs, committee members, and corporate partners; managing budgets; coordinating vendors and rentals; creating and executing run of shows, staffing, and assisting with tracking ticket/table sales and contributions
  • Provide logistical, operational, administrative support for donor cultivation events, from large-scale exhibition openings to intimate dinners
  • Develop a business and marketing plan to generate rental revenue at the new OCMA, from business meetings and corporate events to weddings
  • Manage the rental program, including site visits, client relations, contract negotiation and fulfillment, on-site event management, and invoicing
  • Assist in planning and overseeing donor travel opportunities and other exclusive experiences, including conducting research, developing itineraries, and managing budgets
  • Assist in seeking sponsors and in-kind donations for events

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal; ability to proofread
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum three years of event planning experience. Development, museum and non-profit experience a plus
  • A creative thinker and an ability to take projects from creative vision to completion
  • Outstanding time-management, problem-prevention, and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to represent the museum with a high level of professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to work effectively with colleagues, donors and clients
  • Good business judgment and decision‐making deftness
  • Discreet, ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Flexibility to participate in evening and weekend events, and to travel as needed
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for visual art is a plus
  • Knowledge of Donor Perfect fundraising software is a plus

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ocma.net with the subject line “Special Events Manager Application.”

CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER

Reports to: CEO and Director
Employment Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) seeks an experienced and energetic Chief Content Officer (CCO) to join its leadership team at an exciting point in the museum’s evolution. OCMA is in the midst of an historic transition to its new 53,000 square foot home at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA, currently under construction and opening in fall 2022.

One of three executive staff positions reporting directly to the CEO and Director, the CCO serves as the museum’s Chief Curator and is responsible for effectively building the infrastructure for four functional areas—Exhibitions, Collections, Education and Public Programs, and Communications. Operating as a key content collaborator and strategic advisor to the CEO and Director, the CCO will play a vital role in shaping OCMA’s curatorial and educational approach in its new building and messaging the museum’s vision to a broad and diverse base of constituents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build OCMA’s upper level management team by recruiting and hiring a Director of Education and a Director of Communications.
  • In collaboration with the curatorial team, shape and implement the museum’s curatorial approach and develop exhibitions that prioritize community resonance, artistic excellence, and intellectual rigor.
  • Create and maintain a robust schedule of special exhibitions, touring shows, and collection displays in the museum’s future home.
  • Work with the curatorial team to establish the direction, goals and priorities for OCMA’s collection and develop a systematic plan to strengthen its holdings through strategic acquisitions and conducting research.
  • Enhance and expand the museum’s national and international network and partnerships with museums, collectors, artists, curators, academics and other stakeholders to negotiate traveling shows, solicit loans, and cultivate patronage.
  • Develop a respected, high functioning team of staff and interns, and manage the work plans, day-to-day activities, and annual budgets for four departments: Exhibitions, Collections, Education and Public Programs, and Communications.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Education to build OCMA’s team of museum educators and conceptualize the museum’s approach to engagement.
  • Cultivate partnerships with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts resident companies, non-profits, public schools, universities, colleges, and community organizations that will enhance the educational potential of the museum.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to build the public relations and graphic design teams.
  • Develop communications strategies and disseminate OCMA’s messaging by cultivating relationships with local, national and international media, art and non-art press.
  • Provide leadership on design strategies and concepts for exhibition graphics and catalogues, wayfinding, and marketing and promotional materials.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in art history or cultural studies.
  • 7-10 years of experience working in institutions with exhibitions, collections and educational programs.(
  • Genuine enthusiasm for and extensive track record of shaping transformative encounters with works of art for the general public through exhibitions and educational programming.
  • Exceptional supervisory skills—emotional intelligence and maturity with leadership skills to impart trust, integrity and solidity, and guide and motivate staff.
  • A talent for planning, prioritizing, organizing and executing complex and large- scale projects.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; ability to express content in clear language for the public, media, and funders.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge mutually respectful and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders—staff, donors, galleries, artists, community members, partners, and the media.

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ocma.net with the subject line “CCO Application.”