Chief Financial Officer

Company Name: 

Museum of Contemporary Art

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Museum of Contemporary Art

Job Description: 

Museum of Contemporary Art seeks strategic finance professional to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Established in 1979, MOCA is the only independent, artist-founded museum in Los Angeles dedicated solely to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. Housing one of the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, MOCA has a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions. In 2013, MOCA successfully completed an unprecedented endowment campaign to bring its endowment to over $100 million and it now stands at over $125 million. The FY20 budget was $19.5 million (pre-COVID). For further information, please visit MOCA’s website at

As a key member of the senior team, the CFO provides active leadership in all aspects of the museum’s operations and is a partner to the Director and Deputy Director on business and strategic planning, various key relationships and planning for the museum’s future. The CFO reports to the Deputy Director and is responsible for the overall financial health of the Museum. The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten years of broad-based financial experience as a CFO (or closely related role), preferably at a nonprofit institution. Experience in a collection-based museum would be preferred. Demonstrated financial, administrative, and operational leadership at the CFO level is expected. Ideally, candidates will have an understanding of nonprofit and museum regulations as it pertains to staff, art objects, and standards of practices, and will have the ability to resolve complex issues and disputes of a collecting art museum and 501c3 organization. This individual will have extensive experience with budget and financial analysis, as well as knowledge of GAAP and fund accounting. An undergraduate degree is required; an MBA degree and/or CPA certification is preferred.

Museum of Contemporary Art has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Chief Financial Officer search. To review the full position description and to submit application (including resume and a letter of interest) please click here.