Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Senior Designer

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County was the first museum in L.A. to open its doors 107 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 NHM 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, a woman, 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 Senior Designer for our Creative Service department.  A Senior Designer leads the creative execution of projects and initiatives – delivering key elements of the organization’s holistic vision by executing projects from research to production. Working in a team environment by supporting many projects at one time, this role gathers research for potential applications, strategic frameworks or visualization as well as executing projects. This role independently develops concepts and also collaborates as part of a team of designers supervised by a Design Manager or Creative Director 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: 

  • Develops and executes creative concepts from ideation through all stages of production
  • Responsible for results through design excellence on key strategic initiatives 
  • Exhibits technical skills to review and resolve complex problems
  • Strategizes problems and develops creative problem-solving opportunities for expansion to implementation.
  • Observes and promotes all accessibility requirements and follows sustainability guidelines


This position has the following requirements:    

  • Minimum 5-7 years related experience            
  • University/Bachelor’s degree in the field of design or equivalent required (masters benefit)        
  • Working knowledge in several of the following areas: motion graphics, content strategy, service design, content management systems, digital marketing, branding, journey mapping, wayfinding/signage programming, social engagement platform development, environmental design planning, retail story creation, packaging, and publishing.
  • Experienced user of cross-platform (Mac & PC) software applications and document management 
  • 100% hands-on design/production work                    
  • Manages many projects with critical deadlines 
  • Assigned as Mentor for development of junior staff        
  • Demonstrates strong presentation skills with an understanding of design strategy methods and practice
  • Innovation driven mindset through challenging existing processes and/or methodologies


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 museum 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 $73,000.00 - $75,000.00 with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a full time regular, exempt position. 

To apply

A cover letter, current resume, and list of 3-4 references are required for all applicants. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until 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.