Thank you for your interest in employment at the Skirball. Below is a current list of job opportunities.

The Skirball Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.



Administrative Assistant, Advancement and Membership

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an energetic, mature, self-motivated, detail-oriented, multitasking, flexible team player with superior communications skills to support the Advancement and Membership team. This position reports to the Vice President of Advancement and supports the work of the Vice President, Grant Writer, and Membership Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree and two years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative role within a corporate or preferably nonprofit or cultural environment
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and manage a changing and varied workload
  • Team player with superb people skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including online research
  • Proficiency in Raiser's Edge, Excel, and FileMaker Pro preferred; relational database experience required

Responsibilities:

  • Be a knowledgeable representative of  the Skirball Cultural Center.
  • Manage meeting schedules.
  • Maintain paper and electronic files.
  • Process donations under $10,000; send out invoices, receipts, and thank you letters.
  • Routinely check database accuracy and perform record clean-up tasks.
  • Assist with Major Donor events.
  • Assist Membership Manager with processing memberships and coordinating member events.
  • Track and update donation reports.
  • Gather, maintain, and research information about potential foundations, corporate, and individual supporters.
  • Assist with preparation of print and electronic grant application.
  • Manage multiple databases, ensuring that accuracy and integrity of information is maintained.

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:
Human Resources
Administrative Assistant, Advancement and Membership
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Administrative Assistant, Museum

The Skirball’s Museum department seeks a capable, conscientious Administrative Assistant. Reporting to the Museum Director, the Administrative Assistant provides clerical, administrative, and financial management support to the Museum staff. The candidate is expected to have a general knowledge of practices and standards of office management.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor department expenses and budgets.
  • Process invoices and check requests.
  • Coordinate department calendars, schedules, and meetings.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Maintain department files and records.
  • Organize information and materials for department presentations.
  • Maintain office equipment and supplies.

Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of clerical/administrative experience
  • Thorough knowledge of general office practices and procedures
  • Basic math skills sufficient to monitor routine budgets
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • College degree in museum administration or arts management and familiarity with exhibition development and production (preferred but not required)

Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources
Administrative Assistant, Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Archaeology Dig Facilitator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Archaeology Dig Facilitator to staff its outdoor simulated Bronze Age dig site and field laboratory. The drop-in archaeological dig provides family visitors the opportunity to excavate recreations of artifacts from the Near East and use archaeological tools. The adjacent lab tent offers related hands-on activities, as well as resources for reading and research. Programming in both areas sheds light on the basic human needs and experiences that connect us across time periods and cultures.

The Archaeology Dig Facilitator reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement in the Education department. The position is year-round and part-time, and the schedule includes weekend days throughout the year and some weekdays during summer, winter, and spring public-school breaks. This is an 8–20 hours/week position with a pay rate of $15.25/hour.

Responsibilities:

  • Work to ensure successful, participatory, archaeology-related experiences for children and families.
  • Reset and maintain dig and lab, including daily prop cleaning.
  • Assist in preparing materials for daily programs including inventory, upkeep, and organization.
  • Ensure timely and comprehensive implementation of daily opening and closing procedures.
  • Perform related administrative work as assigned.
  • Collaborate with Education staff to create hands-on activities for dig and/or tent.
  • Co-train and mentor fellow colleagues and volunteers as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Background in or knowledge of archaeology, archaeological methods, and/or related fields
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate educational experiences for people of all ages
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility and sustained energy
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable conditions (e.g. heat, cold)
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate and embody the Skirball's welcoming, communal mission and commitment to intergenerational family learning

Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources Department
Re: Family Archaeology Dig Facilitator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


AV Performance Production Specialist

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, conscientious AV Performance Production Specialist to handle a broad range of events including conferences, social gatherings, fundraisers, meetings, concerts, films, lectures, and classes. This position is an integral part of the Skirball's audio-visual production team.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate all activities relating to the production of public events and supervise technical components and outside vendors during install, performance, and de-install, including the following essential responsibilities:

  • Possess and apply thorough knowledge of lighting design, controls, equipment, and special lighting looks and effects.
  • Create a lighting design package for proposal to clients.
  • Communicate with clients regarding lighting, sound, and AV production needs.
  • Select and order production rentals (stage, lights, backline, sound equipment, etc.).
  • Hire and supervise technical and production staff.
  • Solicit bids from vendors and monitor contracts and invoices.
  • Supervise load-in, tech, rehearsals, programs, and strike.
  • Serve as stage manager and house manager as appropriate.
  • Budget technical support for events.
  • Operate audiovisual equipment, including motion picture projectors, computerized systems, and other means of presenting movies, music, oral commentary, light and sound effects. Coordinate equipment according to notations in script or instructions of program producer or presenter.

Serve as liaison with artists performing at the Skirball, including the following essential responsibilities:

  • Act as primary contact for performing artists relating to production.
  • Negotiate and implement agreed-upon artist specifications for event set-up.
  • Analyze technical riders, assessing and coordinating equipment needs with performers and representatives.
  • Coordinate performer rehearsal times/facilities.

Qualifications:

  • Emphasis on lighting production design experience, with ability to handle a wide range of audiovisual equipment and media set-ups
  • Ability to develop a variety of lighting plots and special-effect lighting designs using lighting control boards and specialized lighting equipment, such as lighting consoles, moving lights, Source Four LEDS, SeaChanger, Pars, and uplighting
  • Experience as a working professional with broad expertise in production and technical theater
  • Working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, staging, rigging, design element
  • May lift up to 50 lbs. periodically
  • Very effective oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds

Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources
Re: AV Performance Production Specialist
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Communications Manager

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an accomplished communications professional with superior editorial and project management skills, as well as experience in media relations, to serve as Communications Manager. The Communications Manager creates a variety of communications materials on a tight schedule as part of a small, efficient, and close-knit team. The position reports to the Vice President of Communications and Marketing.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and communicate institutional mission, values, and content to both general and target markets to drive attendance, stimulate revenue, and diversify audiences and customer/client base. Ensure that messages are clear, compelling, consistent, and effective.
  • Copywrite, copyedit, fact-check, proofread, and participate actively in the development, production, and delivery of promotional and educational materials as part of a collaborative staff that includes the marketing and design teams. Materials include flyers, brochures, gallery guides, events calendars, invitations, signage, and content for the Skirball's website, ticketing site, e-blasts, radio spots, and social media, including posts for SkirBlog, the institution's blog.
  • Formulate and/or help to monitor editorial, design, production, printing, and mailing schedules for all materials.
  • Collaborate closely with the VP, Communications and Marketing, in managing, monitoring, and evolving the guidelines for Skirball house style and key messages of the institution across all materials, including social media and ticketing site.
  • Generate media coverage of the Skirball by cultivating business relationships with the media and monitoring trends in arts/culture, hospitality, and retail journalism. Pitch stories to appear in print, electronic, and online media.
  • Write/edit, and distribute press releases, media advisories, images, and fact sheets. Also oversee archiving of media clippings and maintain database of media contacts.
  • Organize media previews and visits, including event flow, attendance, and spokesperson talking points
  • Assist in photography and videography shoots as needed; help to maintain digital asset database.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball's established mission and values.

Qualifications:

The skills and knowledge described below are typically the result an undergraduate degree in English, history, art history, marketing, or communications and a minimum of 5−7 years of experience as an account executive, publicist, editor, writer, or related position.

  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy.
  • Exceptional skills, track record, and passionate interest in performing editorial functions, including copywriting, copyediting, fact-checking, giving and receiving editorial feedback, and proofreading, preferably in an arts communications and marketing setting.
  • Strong familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style standards, and superior ability to manage Skirball house style for print, electronic, web, social media, and ticketing site communications. Superb attention to grammar, spelling, diction, word usage, typographic treatment, and punctuation. Firm command of standard typesetters' notations.
  • Proven success in managing a fast-changing and varied workload and completing both simple and high-profile projects on time and within budget. Ability to meet and drive deadlines, prioritize projects, and problem-solve independently with sound judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a sincere commitment to developing productive relationships, both within and beyond the institution. Ability to thrive in in a busy, multi-sensory, and highly collaborative work environment.
  • Prior experience in securing editorial coverage. Strong working knowledge of media relations practices in the promotion of the visual, literary, and/or performing arts and a strong familiarity with local and regional arts/culture media. Experience in retail and hospitality publicity a plus.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to plan media and other events.
  • Positive, energetic, cooperative, can-do attitude. Self-starter approach to completing projects, as well as improving processes and procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database software such as FileMaker Pro. Experience using a content management system, Photoshop, InDesign, and/or MailChimp (or other e-blast software) a plus.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Please also submit writing samples (clear photocopies, PDFs, or link to online portfolio all acceptable) that reveal your ability to write for diverse audiences in a variety of formats. Finalists will be required to take a writing/editing test.

Human Resources Department
Re: Communications Manager
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Summer Internship: Communications and Marketing

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Communications and Marketing department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with members of the team, the intern will have the opportunity to help develop and execute communications and marketing plans for exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and the Skirball as a venue for private events, meetings, and conferences. In particular, the intern will help to create and implement plans for the Skirball’s major fall exhibition, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams. He/she will also have the chance to participate in ongoing work relating to the Skirball’s spring/summer exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, and the popular Sunset Concerts world music series.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $350 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly planning meetings to help determine communications objectives and advertising/marketing/promotional campaigns.
  • Help to execute grassroots outreach to schools, cultural institutions, community organizations, online communities, retail businesses, and other local and national audiences in order to stimulate attendance and diversify audiences at Skirball programs and exhibitions.
  • Help track social-networking sites, contributing as appropriate.
  • Assist with market research projects.
  • Proof and fact-check Skirball publications, such as bimonthly calendars, direct mail postcards, and informational brochures.
  • Research, maintain, and update press clippings and press and community outreach lists.

Qualifications:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2015
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating work environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Your cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 1, 2015

Human Resources
Re: Communications and Marketing Summer Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Summer Internship: Museum

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the museum of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with the museum’s curatorial department, the intern will have the opportunity to help finalize the exhibition Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams and its companion exhibition, to open at the Skirball in fall 2015.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $350 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn to navigate and manage the exhibition database.
  • Assist curator with research assignments for label copy.
  • Work with curator and designer on design ideas for both exhibitions.
  • Assist registrar and curator in picking up, receiving, and inspecting loans.
  • Work with curator and Education department on developing interactive elements for both exhibitions.
  • Work with curator and Education department in organizing material for school and adult tours.

Qualifications:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2015
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating work environment.
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Your cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 27, 2015

Human Resources Department
Re: Curatorial Summer Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org