Employment | Los Angeles Conservancy


Thank you for your interest in the Los Angeles Conservancy.

We have the following positions open:


Communications Assistant
The Los Angeles Conservancy seeks a motivated Communications Assistant passionate about Los Angeles’ history and preserving the county’s architecturally and culturally significant historic resources. The Communications Assistant must be a strong communicator who appreciates the rich diversity of Los Angeles and shares the Conservancy’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Communications Assistant supports the Conservancy’s fast-paced team, helping develop, coordinate, and execute communication and marketing strategies that promote the organization, programs, advocacy issues, membership, and other initiatives. We’re looking for a creative communicator with a positive can-do attitude who is comfortable working independently or collaboratively and has excellent communication and organizational skills. The position is a non-exempt full-time that reports to the Director of Communications.
Digital (Website, Email, and Social)
  • Supports daily social media activity, including conducting research, drafting copy, and scheduling social media posts
  • Helps create graphics for web, email, and social media
  • Helps manage social media calendar
  • Monitors social media activity and trends and assists with community management
  • Supports Communications team in capturing photography and video at events
  • Updates website content as needed
  • Drafts and edits and assembles e-newsletters and email communications
Print Marketing
  • Assists in production of print projects as assigned
  • Helps coordinate delivery of print projects
Communications and Public Relations
  • Provides copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading support 
  • Helps maintain and manage newsletter and photography archive
  • Contributes to merchandising initiatives
  • Monitors, archives, and tracks press coverage
  • Submits calendar and online directory listings
Additional Duties
  • Assists in pulling, analyzing, and reporting on data, as needed
  • Provides administrative support for Communications activities, as needed
  • Provides coverage at special events, including some evenings and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Passion for preserving L.A.’s historic places
  • Strong writer who knows how to communicate with diverse stakeholders
  • Creative, strategic, and resourceful
  • Two-to-three years of relevant professional experience
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign).
  • Flexibility; willingness to pitch in on other projects as needed
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least one year of social media production experience (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram)
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
  • Experience producing/creating visual assets for use in marketing collateral 
  • Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe InDesign and Photoshop 
  • Experience with CRM, like Salesforce, and email marketing systems
  • Comfortable with project management tools, such as Asana
  • Bilingual, a plus
Physical Requirements
This job is a hybrid of remote and in-person work for the indefinite future. This job entails moving up to 10-15 lbs for event setup and breakdown. 
Benefits include health, dental, and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with 5% match (after one year of continuous employment); paid holidays and vacation. Salary Range: $46,000 - $52,000 and is commensurate with experience.
The Los Angeles Conservancy is committed to diversity as a core value. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. To read more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please read the L.A. Conservancy’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Email cover letter and resume to jobs@laconservancy.org with “Communications Assistant” in the subject line.
Grant and Development Manager

The Grant and Development Manager is an exempt position reporting to the Director of Development. The person in this position is responsible for much of the Development Department’s written output, and will support the Conservancy’s fundraising work in a number of ways including: grant research, grant writing, and reporting, as well as developing and implementing creative strategies and producing written materials to increase membership numbers and income.

The ideal candidate is a strong and compelling writer who possesses excellent organizational skills and is meticulous with details, follow up, and juggling multiple deadlines and priorities.  The position will interact with Education, Advocacy and Communications staff to articulate the work of the Conservancy in successful grant proposals, membership outreach efforts, and other written fundraising efforts.  The Grant and Development Manager will research prospects, develop proposals and reports, prepare correspondence, create budgets, maintain relationships with funders and program officers, keep accurate records and timelines, ensure compliance on all grants, and prepare substantiation letters.  

Grant Duties

  • Have a portfolio of grants that you will research, write and report on
  • Meet personal annual budget goals for grants
  • Ensure that proposals and reports to funders are executed in a timely manner by maintaining a grant schedule on progress and financial reporting to donors
  • Maintain an up-to-date grants management system in Salesforce donor database, including calendaring, record keeping and filing systems to ensure accurate and on-time grants and reports


Additional Writing Duties

  • Collaborate with the Development and Communications teams on membership strategies and create membership and donor communications
  • Regularly update substantiation templates and renewal notices
  • Take on other writing assignments as assigned (i.e. direct mail pieces, annual fund letters, newsletter articles, social media and web posts, etc.) 

Development Duties

  • Help meet a $3 million annual budget in 2023 through fundraising activities focused on foundations, corporations and individuals, including membership outreach
  • Work with Director of Development to manage donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategy for grants and membership
  • Identify new foundation, corporate and individual supporters through research and proactively initiate funding requests
  • Ensure that all donations are properly tracked and reconciled with the finance team
  • Prepare weekly deposit memos and substantiation letters for grants and major gifts
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed to assist with special events is required. All other work will take place at the Conservancy’s downtown LA office or working from home, as agreed upon with supervisor
  • Other Duties as assigned


  • At least two years of experience in development and grant writing, with a record of measurable results in writing successful grant applications
  • Must be a top-notch writer and editor with an ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both in writing and verbally
  • Experience in writing membership materials preferred
  • Experience with donor research using donor research software, websites, and a nose for old-fashioned sleuthing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  Work as part of a team with colleagues, assisting with department and organization-wide programs and activities
  • Comfort working with databases, including running reports and updating files; experience with Salesforce preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required (Word, Excel, Outlook)


Physical Requirements
This job is a hybrid of remote and in-person work for the indefinite future. This job entails moving up to 10-15 lbs for event setup and breakdown. 

Excellent benefits including health, dental, and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with 5% match (after one year of continuous employment); paid holidays and vacation. The salary range for this position is $68,000-$80,000 and is commensurate with experience.

To Apply
The Los Angeles Conservancy is committed to diversity as a core value. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. To read more about our commitment to DEI please read the L.A. Conservancy’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Email cover letter and resume to jobs@laconservancy.org with “Grant and Development Manager” in the subject line. Cover letter should list significant grants awarded based on your efforts, and any experience you have with nonprofit membership programs. No phone calls, please.


2023 Getty Undergraduate Marrow Education Intern

The Los Angeles Conservancy’s Education programs teach students and adults to see beyond the traditional concept of “landmarks” in order to understand neighborhoods and buildings in a context that emphasizes the role of history, culture, and community. The Education Intern will work on the Conservancy’s Student and Family programs, as well as upcoming efforts related to community-focused tours in different neighborhoods across the County. Interns with a strong interest in education, history, cultural and historical preservation, teaching, and community engagement are encouraged to apply.

Intern Duties

  • With staff, research and develop curriculum suitable for 3- to 12-grade students highlighting historically significant buildings/neighborhoods.
  • Assist with the planning, teaching, and staffing of summer Student Programs including Adventures in Architecture, The Heritage Project, and Centering Central Avenue.
  • Conduct preliminary research, resource gathering, and community networking on behalf of a special fall campaign focused on historic public spaces in the city of Compton. Research topics may include legacy businesses, community partners and organizations, local historic events, and the stories of significant individuals in the neighborhood.
  • Assist with the staffing of the Last Remaining Film Series in June. Schedule will be adjusted for weekend hours.
  • Miscellaneous research and administrative work as needed.

Supervision, Nature of Training, & Workspace

The Student and Family Program Manager will provide direct supervision of the intern’s work. The intern, as with all members of the education department, answers to the Director of Education.

The intern will work a Monday through Friday 40-hour week with some weekends and after-hour work required. During the month of June, the intern may work a predominantly Tuesday through Saturday/Sunday work week. Flexible hours and the ability to work a hybrid schedule are a must.

Special Note: The intern will work a hybrid schedule with approximately 70% in-office and 30% remote days. A personal computer with a camera and access to the internet are required. A schedule will be determined upon hiring.

The intern will gain experience researching, creating, and teaching educational programs for students and adults, supporting educational events that reach audiences through various learning styles, and evaluating program efficiencies. In addition, the Education Intern will participate in many aspects of the Conservancy’s daily operations, including staff, board, and department meetings and planning sessions. The intern will gain experience working with volunteers, be immersed in a collaborative team environment, and gain an understanding of how the departments in a nonprofit organization work together to carry out a mission.

 The intern will receive a $6,800 stipend.

Applicants must

  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent.
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in either a bachelor’s degree program or an associate’s degree program. Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June. Students who graduated the semester or quarter immediately before the internship begins are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in LA County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a "green card" holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible.

Note: Students can participate in the program multiple times but must intern at a different organization each summer.

To Apply

Email the below items to:

Sana Ahmed, Student and Family Program Manager


  • Cover letter explaining your interest in education and/or historic preservation, architecture, teaching, and public programming.  Include a description of how you meet the requirements for the position (found at https://www.getty.edu/projects/getty-marrow-undergraduate-internships/)
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample (no more than two pages)
  • Contact information for two references (teacher, professor, former employer, etc.)

Please title each document with the following format:  document name_first_last name. For example, Resume_Charlie_Smith:

The application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2023

There are many other ways to get involved with the Los Angeles Conservancy.