Sr. Project Manager, Exhibitions

Company Name: 

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC)


900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Contact Name: 

Dolores Martinez




Job Description: 

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County was the first museum in L.A. to open its doors 109 years ago and is poised for an exciting new era as it plans for the future. Having recently completed a new strategic framework, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County—including NHMLA at Exposition Park, La Brea Tar Pits and museum in mid-Wilshire, and the William S. Hart Museum in Newhall—is looking forward to new building projects and campaigns, exhibitions, community outreach, and innovative audience engagement. 


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County values and endeavors to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and access within its organization and communities. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC), neurodiverse, gender, a person with disability, a veteran, and/or a part of the LGBTQAI+ community are welcome and encouraged to apply. 


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking a Sr. Project Manager for our Exhibitions department.  The Sr. Project Manager, Exhibitions works closely with the Director of Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum. It is an exciting time as we embark on new journeys of becoming a museum of, for, and with L.A.


Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Leads an interdisciplinary/cross-divisional team of content experts, designers, educators, researchers, and producers in creation of content rich, interactive, and object-based exhibitions and digital gallery experiences.
  • Responsible for project schedules, budgets, contracts, vendor management, and for maintaining team’s collaboration tools (i.e. Asana and other Project Management tools).
  • Manages the planning and execution of exhibitions and schedules with complex deadlines, including  small to large temporary and permanent exhibitions, gallery upgrades, peripheral experiences, and special projects through all phases of the project life-cycle
  • Responsible for long term planning of temporary exhibitions, including reviews of new exhibition concepts, reviews of rental temporary exhibitions, and selection process and criteria. Guides exhibition selection through departmental and executive management and maintains long term exhibition planning timelines and schedules. 
  • Monitors exhibition products and collaborative initiatives from other departments to ensure the presentation of exhibition topics is compelling and well-coordinated.
  • Coordinates and delivers departmental presentations and briefings to internal teams, leadership, and external groups.


This position has the following requirements:    

  • A Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited institution in the life sciences, biology, visual arts or equivalent experience; 
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in project management for exhibitions or designed experiential spaces, preferably in science or cultural institutions, guiding the development of translating concepts into hiqh quality experiences. Specific interest and experience in one or more areas of knowledge that relate to science, culture and/or history would be ideal. 
  • Experience with effective budget management and long-term planning and implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management best practices,  range of software fluency (e.g. Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Asana, Slack), and of managing complex budgets, schedules, and an understanding of a variety of project management methodologies, waterfall, agile, scrum, kanban, etc. 
  • Strong presentation skills as a confident and clear speaker with an ability to clearly communicate to multiple levels of audiences.
  • Diplomatic, positive, and solutions-oriented individual who can bring disparate opinions and priorities together.
  • Understanding of construction and fabrication practices, trades, building materials, code compliance, ADA guidelines, and engineering principles.
  • Extraordinary organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines, while maintaining high standards of quality.


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is especially interested in candidates whose background and experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion at culturally diverse audiences in museums and in sciences.


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking applicants who have demonstrated experience and commitment working with a diverse community. Salary  range for this position is $83,223- $89,488 based on experience plus excellent benefits. This is a full time regular, exempt position. 


A cover letter, current resume, and list of 3-4 references are required for all applicants. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates please visit  and click the link of the position for which you are interested or go directly to the online application.


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.