The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.
Reporting to the Director and President of the Academy Museum, the Chief of Staff will be a trusted advisor, providing high-level strategic and administrative support and insight, guiding initiatives with organization-wide impact, along with overseeing and maximizing the effective operations of the executive office. You will work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure priority projects and strategic objectives are met. Keeping both the Director and senior leaders informed of issues and initiatives, you will play a critical role in the efficient flow of information across the Museum. You will also be the primary liaison and administrator of the Academy Museum Board of Trustees.
In addition, you will ensure the Director’s time is leveraged effectively, by engaging the right participants, setting the agenda, and ensuring the Director is well prepared. This is a highly strategic and facilitative role that requires a combination of focus, flexibility, and interpersonal savviness. The role requires and rewards a highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, motivation, and analytical skills.
- Manage the functions of the executive office and supervise administrative support staff.
- Drive cross departmental and multi-entity strategic initiatives from ideation to implementation as directed by the Director and President, and in collaboration with the executive team.
- Work with the Director and President to deliver, monitor and communicate progress towards goals.
- Identify and provide recommendations on improvements across the organization.
- Oversee board-related calendar and activities in partnership with the Director and President, and in coordination with committee staff liaisons, including logistics, reporting and correspondence, training, orientation, meetings, record management, and events.
- Implement and execute positive and effective communication strategies with staff, board and committee members, donors, partners, and other stakeholders to keep them engaged and informed.
- Respond to inquiries and communicate on behalf of the Director and President, including board-related correspondence, emulating the director’s “voice” for a large volume of communications, including remarks at special events, meeting talking points, and materials for various speaking engagements involving internal and external audiences.
- Represent the Director and President in meetings, as required.
- Provide department leaders with recommendations and consultation to improve efficiency and teamwork.
- Plan, coordinate and lead meetings and workshops.
- Other duties and projects as assigned.
- A master’s degree in Business Administration or similar field.
- 7+ years in a business or executive management role.
- Proven experience organizing and directing multiple teams and departments.
- Impeccable communication skills in written and verbal forms.
- Extremely versatile and dedicated to efficient productivity.
- Experience planning and leading strategic initiatives.
- A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
- A balanced orientation towards results and good process.
- Interpersonal savvy and organizational agility; ability to influence up, down, and across.
- Unquestionable ethics and integrity.
- Ability to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.
- Interest in and effective at problem-solving.
- Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required, including any booster vaccinations as applicable.
- Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
- PTO and Sick Time
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.