An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, Japanese American National Museum is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cultural museums. JANM is located in the Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.

The Core Exhibition Project Manager is responsible for supporting the overall management, coordination, and implementation of the Museum’s new core exhibition in collaboration with the Vice President of Exhibitions & Art Director or/and Chief Curator. This includes managing exhibition budgets and reporting, coordinating meetings and communications, assisting in content management, and ensuring institutional priorities are met through the implementation of a multifaceted exhibition program. Staff members must be able to work with visitors of all ages to support the various events sponsored by JANM. The Core Exhibition Project Manager is a Temporary, Full-Time position for the duration of the project.

Masters degree in Museum Studies, Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies or American History preferred or a similar degree in related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three years of professional experience working in a non-profit organization in project management, previous work in a museum setting on exhibitions highly desired. Will require some evening and weekend hours based on exhibition schedule. Each staff member will be expected to work on a minimum of three museum-wide events per year: Benefit Event, typically held in the Spring (April-May) at off-site venue; Oshogatsu Family Festival Day (January); Natsumatsuri Family Festival Day (August). Knowledge of Japanese American history and culture preferred. MS Office suite and Gmail preferred. Google Calendar and TMS databases beneficial.

Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, ERISA 403(b), FSA, 17 paid holidays, sick and vacation time; complimentary family level membership, on-site parking, discounts in museum store and on-site Chado tea room.

Requires full vaccination +booster for COVID-19 to work on-site. Visit http://www.janm.org/jobs for full JD and application form. EOE.

Submit: Cover Letter, application, and resume with references

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources

Re: Core Exhibition Project Manager

100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Email: hr@janm.org 

Fax (213) 830-5673

No Phone Calls Please

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Expires: 2022-10-22


Japanese American National Museum


Los Angeles


100 N Central Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012





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