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, Education

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a dynamic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible team player for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Skirball’s Education department. The position reports to the Vice President and Director of Education. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.


  • Support the Education department by performing a wide range of clerical and administrative duties including: preparing correspondence; maintaining the department budget; tracking and reconciling expenses and income; generating, editing, and reformatting documents; scheduling meetings; responding to inquiries and problems, and other projects as assigned.
  • Serve as the central contact for the three areas of the Education department—school and teacher programs, family programs, and Noah’s Ark (a participatory destination for children and families). The Administrative Assistant will work closely with Education staff members to share department information and coordinate a full range of meetings and events. The Administrative Assistant is also the department’s main administrative point of contact with other departments, including Operations, Communications and Marketing, and the Museum.
  • Coordinate and manage morning school tour arrival process in the main lobby, including processing paperwork, supervising docent teaching assignments, and organizing transportation with schools and security staff.
  • Correspond with school tour docents regarding their teaching assignments; fill schedule through e-mails, phone calls, and in-person communication; problem-solve schedule issues with the Head of School and Teacher Programs and other Education staff.
  • The Administrative Assistant determines the best approach to meet deadlines and accomplish priorities drawing on their own initiative, judgment, and business knowledge.


The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Two or more years of experience in a clerical/administrative support role within a corporate or non-profit/cultural environment
  • Computer skills in the following software and fields:
  • Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Database skills; FilemakerPro experience preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to work well with people of different ages and work styles
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and exercise follow-through
  • Proven ability to organize tasks and resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, multi-task, and manage a changing and varied workload. Flexibility in undertaking project assignments as needed.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the Skirball Cultural Center’s communal mission and philosophy
  • Fluency in (spoken) Spanish preferred

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

Art Studio Coordinator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a part-time Art Studio Coordinator to develop and facilitate drop-in programs for families in the Skirball’s art studio. All art studio programs embody the innovative sensibility and core values of the Skirball’s children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball—as well as the offerings and themes explored by the broader institution—and serve its diverse, sizable audience of family visitors.

The Art Studio Coordinator reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement within the Education department. The position is year-round and part-time. Applicants must be available to work 7.5-hour days on Saturdays and Sundays, plus additional prep hours depending on the project and numbers of open days in a given month. Extended hours (up to 40 hours per week) during school vacations are required, including one or both weekend days. The position begins in July 2016. Benefits eligibility will be based on average hours worked.


  • Develop, plan, and implement programs for the drop-in art studio that embody the sensibility and values of Noah’s Ark at the Skirball and the broader Skirball Cultural Center.
  • Run the drop-in studio program, offered every weekend throughout the year and daily (Tuesday­–Sunday) during the summer and winter/spring school vacation weeks.
  • Create a welcoming studio environment with a workshop/lab feel that inspires visitors to think creatively, work together, and try new things. 
  • Differentiate projects in ways that visitors of ranging ages—from toddlers to grandparents—can understand and experience successfully.
  • Set up studio, select materials, and direct adult and teen volunteers and intern studio assistants.
  • Perform some administrative responsibilities, including creating signage, tracking supplies, and working with other Education staff to place supply orders and stay within the budget.
  • Represent and promote the full range of offerings to studio visitors.


  • Experience in creating inventive, hands-on art-making activities with non-traditional materials (e.g., repurposed, organic, recycled)
  • Experience in facilitating art programs for families in a creative space (e.g., drop-in workshops, classrooms, studios, etc.)
  • Background in art education and/or visual arts
  • Experience in working successfully with families and young children in high-volume settings
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work well with supervisors, colleagues, volunteers, and the public
  • An appreciation for and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy

Please submit resume and cover letter and a one-page description and photograph of an original art project appropriate for use in a drop-in art setting by e-mail to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Art Studio Coordinator
Skirball Cultural Center

Assistant Curator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented, multitasking team member with superior research, writing, and communications skills for the position of Assistant Curator. This position reports to the Chief Curator and works as a member of the curatorial team. This is a full-time position with benefits.


  • Assist in identification, development, and selection of exhibitions, including originating exhibition concepts and preparing exhibition proposals.
  • Assist in management of traveling exhibitions.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and grants.
  • Research exhibition topics and contribute to exhibition objectives and written materials, including editing of exhibition didactics.
  • Work collaboratively to support smooth coordination of exhibition planning and implementation with all appropriate parties, including exhibition designer, production staff, education staff, store, operations, and registrars.
  • Work collaboratively with other Skirball departments to assist and support exhibition fundraising, programming, and marketing and publicity.


  • MA in humanities, history, art history, anthropology, museum studies, or related field
  • Previous museum work experience with changing exhibitions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive relationships across an organization
  • Demonstrated strength in organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy

Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

Human Resources
Re: Assistant Curator Position
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595