Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) seeks a full-time Registrar to join the auction house. The ideal candidate is highly organized with great attention to detail. LAMA is the leading auction house on the West Coast for modern and contemporary fine art and design, and candidates must thrive in a fast-paced, high-intensity working environment.
The Registrar executes the logistics of incoming and outgoing property from the auction house and manages LAMA’s inventory database. The role works closely with the Client Services and Specialist Departments to successfully coordinate each consignment to the auction house.
Serve as primary liaison with third parties regarding incoming and outgoing property
Inventory and organize physical property at LAMA
Manage database containing consignment and inventory data
Assemble and present incoming consignment information to relevant staff
Generate condition reports with the specialist department
Coordinate conservation work with vendors
Minimum 2 years of applicable experience
Excellent organizational and inventory management skills
Acute attention to detail with a high-volume of tasks
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Experience managing a high-volume of email correspondence
Effective performance under accelerated deadlines and shifting priorities
Must possess personal ownership and accountability for projects, goals, and outcomes
Proficiency with Microsoft Office is necessary; knowledge of FileMaker Pro is an advantage
Auction house or other art business experience is an advantage, but not required
Modern Auctions, Inc., is an equal employment opportunity corporation. After 30 days of employment, employees may elect to join a company sponsored health and dental plan. LAMA also offers a 401(k) Profit Share plan for the exclusive benefit of all eligible employees. Salary compensation is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Carolina Ivey at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line including “Registrar Application”. Please no phone calls.
After more than twenty years of exhibitions by The Museum of Contemporary Art hosted at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, the programming agreement between the two organizations has reached the end of its term. The alliance between MOCA and PDC, which encompassed operational, managerial, and exhibition services that have made the MOCA Gallery a cultural destination for MOCA’s patrons and the architectural and design community, will end after the current exhibition, One Day at a Time: Kahlil Joseph’s Fly Paper, closes on February 24. Over the last two decades, MOCA has exhibited at the PDC countless important and internationally acclaimed shows, including shows by artists such as Takashi Murakami, William Kentridge, Sterling Ruby, Catherine Opie, Rodarte, Jean Prouve, and Rick Owens, among many others.
“We have enjoyed a successful relationship with MOCA, and on behalf of our many showroom tenants in the design community, are appreciative of MOCA’s many wonderfully curated exhibitions,” said Charles S. Cohen, the owner of the PDC.
“We are proud of MOCA’s record of achievement at the PDC,” said Maria Seferian, Chair of the museum’s Board of Trustees. “We are grateful for our partnership with the PDC and Charles Cohen and now look forward to consolidating and growing our exhibition activities, including presentations on architecture and design, at MOCA’s two Downtown Los Angeles locations.”
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