Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Chief Financial Officer

Employment type
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC)—the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, La Brea Tar Pits in the mid-Wilshire/Miracle Mile, and the William S. Hart Museum in Newhall—occupy an unrivaled position in the exploration of L.A., and the world.
As home to over 35 million specimens and artifacts, they have the largest natural and cultural history collection in the western United States, a range of indoor and outdoor experiences across three sites which serve 1.3 million visitors a year, and the only active urban paleontological excavation site in the world at the Tar Pits.

Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Foundation is seeking a skilled and hands-on Chief Financial Officer with exceptional analytical and communication abilities.  Reporting to the President and Director of NHMLAC and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the planning, strategic oversight, and direction of all financial activities of the institution and its approximate $54 million annual operating budget and $200 million endowment.  The CFO is responsible for the supervision and motivation of a finance team of six professionals. 

The successful candidate should have at least ten years of proven financial leadership experience gained through increasingly responsible positions, preferably within a nonprofit museum, dynamic nonprofit organization, private/public partnership, or for-profit company with relevant board leadership.  Experience overseeing accounting, budgeting, controls, and reporting is essential and expected.  Proven successful team leadership is required and successful candidates must demonstrate a clearly articulated collaborative and flexible management style which supports a positive team culture, well-being of staff, regular feedback, high performance, and employee retention.  An undergraduate degree is required, ideally in Accounting or Finance.  A CPA and/or MBA is strongly preferred.  Once an offer is made to the successful candidate, a background check and credit check will be conducted.  

NHMLAC has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the CFO search.  To view the full position description, please visit

To apply

To apply, please submit an application, including a resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: