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Collections Management Technician, Generalist Level II- Nor Cal

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Skywalker Ranch - Nicasio, CA
Full Time
$26.50 - $33.00 Hourly




As the first museum to focus exclusively on storytelling through images, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art believes that visual storytelling can connect us and help shape a more just society. With a growing collection that encompasses artworks from across cultures, places, times, and mediums, including paintings, sculptures, murals, photography, comic art, book and magazine illustrations, and the arts of filmmaking, the Lucas Museum will explore narrative art’s potential to prompt questions, invite opinions, inspire community, and move people to think about the impact of images on our world.


Co-founded by George Lucas and Mellody Hobson and led by director and CEO Sandra Jackson-Dumont, the Lucas Museum was designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects with Stantec as executive architect and is under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park. An 11-acre campus with extensive new green space designed by Studio-MLA will embrace the museum’s 300,000-square-foot building, which will feature expansive galleries, two state-of-the-art theaters, and dedicated spaces for learning and engagement, dining, retail, and events.




The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art seeks a Collections Management Technician, Generalist Level II to support the preservation, organization, accessibility, and safety of the Lucas Museums collection in storage. This role will focus on housing, inventorying, and coordinating access to the collection for research and exhibition planning needs. Additional responsibilities include the processing and management of collections and storage spaces, managing the procurement processes around materials in need of rehousing, and managing requests for access from non-departmental staff. The position holder will work collaboratively across departments and contribute to the development and implementation of Collections Management policies, procedures, and workflows related to the museums storage program.  This position is a 2-year term position with possibility of renewal.




  • Collaborates closely with the Head of Collections Management and Associate Collections Manager to maintain departmental goals and objectives
  • Assists with the management of department schedules to meet milestones and goals in collaboration with CM technicians and other departments
  • Supports the development of department processes and protocols including storage protocols, access processes, and work order processes
  • Coordinates day-to-day logistics of collection processes, materials, and spaces throughout the storage facilities
  • Evaluates and creates housing for Lucasfilm Archive collection and other collections materials using appropriate supplies suitable for travel and long-term storage
  • Manages procurement processes, including requesting estimates for new equipment and supplies; assists Associate Collection Manager in maintaining departmental information
  • Participates in ongoing storage maintenance including environmental monitoring, pest management, and emergency response preparations
  • Responsible for proper object handling and for instructing/training approved staff members and overseeing contractors during collections care processes
  • Assist with receiving and releasing art shipments, experience loading, and off-loading trucks
  • Assists in preparations and packing processes needed for all transportation of collections
  • Accurately record and track object information in the museums collection database, The Museum System (TMS)
  • Assists in the management of researchers and other visitors to storage space by coordinating schedules, work orders, and resources needed to manage requests
  • Collaborate with other Collections Management staff and LMNA departments to accomplish multiple simultaneous goals and projects to museum standards and in alignment with best practices




  • Working with People- Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others; adapts to the team and builds team spirit; recognizes and rewards the contribution of others; listens, consults others, and communicates proactively; supports and cares for others; develops and openly communicates self-insight
  • Planning & Organizing - Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; manages time effectively; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones
  • Following Instructions & Procedures - Appropriately follows instructions; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates a commitment to the organization; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role
  • Adapting & Responding to change - Adapts to changing circumstances; accepts new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations; shows respect and sensitivity towards differences; deals with ambiguity and makes positive use of the opportunities it presents
  • Achieving Personal Work Goals & Objectives - Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm; identifies development strategies needed to achieve career goals and makes use of developmental or training opportunities




  • High School diploma, required, Bachelor Degree preferred
  • 2 years or more experience in art handling, collections care, and museum best practices
  • Strong ability to be a collaborative team member


  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Knowledge of proper handling of tools and materials
  • Open, collaborative, and proactive communication skills are essential
  • Creative and flexible problem-solving skills
  • Aptitude for system and process creation
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team


  • Experience handling and packing a variety of collection materials including objects, textiles, works on paper, and paintings for long term storage and transport
  • Knowledge of art packing, handling, and storage techniques
  • Experience with museum collection's best practices and procedures
  • An understanding of basic conservation protocols and parameters
  • Experience with transport and moving processes


  • Strong collaborative spirit and a positive attitude
  • Proven flexibility and adaptability with shifting priorities
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Proven record of ability to meet deadlines, preferably exhibition and project-based work
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Able to integrate into existing projects and timelines that are underway
  • Enjoys detailed and focused work
  • Able to take ownership of a role and lead problem-solving processes with confidence
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and goals while considering finite resources



The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Lucas Museum fosters a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Applications from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged.


The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.




We are a museum dedicated to the art of storytelling. Through visual storytelling the Lucas Museum expands the role of art and museums for society. The Museum inspires thought provoking ideas and conversations that are relevant within and beyond geographic boundaries. Our work radiates to catalyze more connected and empathetic spaces. The art of storytelling connects us to shape a more just society.




Our internal and external practice is shaped by the following beliefs and behaviors.


We meet people wherever they are (physically, intellectually, emotionally). Our inclusive practice connects who people are and what people find meaningful, to works of art and the work of our organization.


We believe that art can move you to feel, think, reflect, and act.


We believe that nimble thinking and working together yields exponential results.


We approach our work and learning with courage, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of adventure.





Amplify the social impact of Narrative Art through an approach that bridges the academic and the popular.


Connect to a broad and diverse public by create an institution rooted in impactful, respectful, sustainable relationships.


Practice diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging in all operational and programmatic aspects of our work.


Create a healthy and durable institution equipped to fulfill its vision and public mandate.



All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve.


Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidates’ education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate(s).


Pursuant to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the museum requires all new hires to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment absent an approved medical and/or religious exemption. Upon hire, all new hires will receive detailed instructions on complying with this policy.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.