Programming Assistant
Job Details
MOCA - Los Angeles, CA
$19.50 - $19.50 Hourly

The Programming Assistant must be an alumna/us/I of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program.

This position works as a member of MOCA’s Curatorial department working with content, administrative, and logistical aspects of performance and programming at the museum, including virtual programs. Programs will include but are not limited to performance art, dance, theater, festivals, concerts, nightlife, discursive events, immersive installations, and cultural collaborations. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Performance & Programs, this position works closely with the Programming Coordinator to develop and implement performance and public programs for visitors of all ages and experience levels.

The position will work across departments to facilitate programming including arranging A/V; coordinating marketing; and working with frontline teams to ensure accessible and seamless events. Externally, this position will engage artists, performers, scholars, and other practitioners to plan and execute programs, and work with MOCA’s neighbors on community outreach and coordinated programming, all with the goal of making regular performance and live art events sustainable and as accessible as possible to diverse audiences.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with the coordination of details with artists or their representatives including distributing artist contracts and MOCA’s safety and visiting policies; arranging travel and accommodation; and collecting bios and promotional materials.

  • Assist with the rental or purchase of supplies and equipment as needed.

  • Be onsite for all assigned performances and programs including as needed during pre-production; install; rehearsals; and strike.

  • Assist with install and set up where needed, this may include running errands or assisting artists.

  • Be a point of contact between artists/performers/organizers/collaborators and colleagues in other departments.

  • Assist in the set up and management of green room areas before, during, and after programs.

  • Be available nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled and assigned.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Must be an alumna/us/I of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program

  • Strong knowledge of contemporary art, culture and performance

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • A developed sense of timeliness and planning;

  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as required;

Starting Rate: $19.50/hr

This position is funded by The Getty Foundation and is a temporary, full-time, benefits eligible, non-exempt position. The initial term of employment is two years with possibility for renewal.

This position is covered by MOCA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement: No

Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height. Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to visually inspect work. Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment is required. Heavy usage of computers and phones required.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Artís commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.