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, Hospitality and Private Events

The Hospitality and Private Events department of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks a capable, conscientious Administrative Assistant. Reporting to the Vice President of Hospitality and Private Events, the Administrative Assistant will provide clerical, administrative, and financial management support to the department staff. The candidate is expected to have a general knowledge of practices and standards of office management. 


  • Assist department head with administrative tasks, including creating Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Using Ungerboeck event management software, maintain event calendars, process service orders, and coordinate all other internal meeting needs for Skirball departments.
  • Using Ungerboeck event management software, maintain event calendars, process service orders, and coordinate all other internal meeting needs for Skirball departments.
  • Maintain calendar and verify accuracy of event needs for all Skirball public programs.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Maintain department files and records.
  • Organize information and materials for department presentations.
  • Interact with prospective clients in organizing introduction to facilities and services offered.


  • Working knowledge of event planning and Ungerboeck event management software preferred.
  • Two or more years of clerical/administrative experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
  • Basic math skills sufficient to monitor routine budgets and create income/expenditure reports.
  • 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.

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


The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an audience-minded, detail-oriented, multitasking team member with superior research, writing, and communications skills for the position of Curator in the Museum department. Guided by the Skirball’s mission and inclusive perspective, the Curator will develop a dynamic range of exhibitions, create original content, and support the efforts of the entire museum.

The Curator will lead project teams, collaborating with other curators as well as Education, Design, Registration, Programs, and Communications and Marketing to ensure that projects meet the highest professional standards while fostering the museum’s values of relevance, innovation, and broad audience engagement.  The Curator will also work with Advancement to help find resources necessary to sustain exhibitions, programs, and publications. 

The Curator reports to the Chief Curator. This is a full-time position with benefits.


  • Identification, development, and selection of exhibitions, including originating exhibition concepts and preparing exhibition proposals appropriate to the Skirball’s mission and goals
  • Curatorial leadership in interdepartmental exhibition project teams through each phase of development for both in-house produced exhibitions and packaged traveling exhibitions
  • Preparation of budgets and grants; accountability for curatorial deadlines and objectives essential to a successful on-time and on-budget exhibition
  • Researching exhibition topics and providing content in accord with exhibition objectives, including writing and editing of exhibition didactics
  • Establishing productive relationships across museum departments and the larger Skirball
  • Supporting exhibition programming and publicity with Education, Programs, Communications and Marketing, and Advancement
  • Fostering productive relationships with other local and national institutions and cultural and community organizations


  • MA or PhD in relevant field such as art history, photography, film studies, US history, public history, Jewish history, anthropology, or museum studies
  • Three to five years curatorial experience working within a museum setting
  • Demonstrated experience and record of conceptualizing, researching, and planning exhibitions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive relationships across the organization
  • Strong 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 Department
Re: Curator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595

Grant Writer

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a grant writer for its Advancement department. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Advancement and is responsible for researching potential grant opportunities, writing proposals, and preparing reports to funding agencies. 


  • Research available grants from diverse sources of funding.
  • Generate and gather data and information to support grant and report preparation.
  • Draft grant proposals, including budgets and necessary supporting materials.
  • Assist with other writing needs within the department, including membership promotions.


To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have the following qualifications:

  • Prior experience in writing successful grants and reports; other fundraising experience also useful
  • Demonstrated writing ability, including excellent spelling, grammar, and editing skills; effective business, technical, and persuasive writing styles
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including active listening and the ability to build successful professional relationships
  • Effective organizational skills and the capacity to simultaneously handle multiple activities with changing priorities
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight to achieve team goals on a consistent basis
  • Demonstrated grant researching skills
  • Proficiency in office computer programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Raiser's Edge experience strongly preferred

Typically, these skills and knowledge are the result of a combination of an undergraduate degree in English, communications, marketing, or similar field and/or equivalent experience, and at least three years successful nonprofit grant writing experience.

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

Chief Preparator/Production Supervisor

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Chief Preparator/Production Supervisor. Reporting to the Exhibition Manager, the Chief Preparator/Production Supervisor is responsible for the production and maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions in alignment with aesthetic standards, museum goals, schedules and budgets.

  • Manage and actively participate in all aspects of exhibition production, preparation, and installation. Oversee fabrication, installation, maintenance, and de-installation of temporary and permanent exhibitions; coordinate schedule of preparators; assist museum staff and temporary crews as needed to achieve goals.
  • Work with the Museum Director, Exhibition Manager, curators, preparators, and registrars to develop and implement exhibition production and installations within accepted standards of museum practice. Ensure that design and project scope stay on schedule and within budget.
  • With Exhibition Manager, propose and manage exhibition budgets for labor, materials, fabrication, construction, and graphics; plan, circulate, and implement detailed production schedules for each exhibition cycle, communicating with key personnel and coordinating meetings as needed; work with designers to produce exhibition plans, layouts, and elevations.
  • Work collaboratively to anticipate potential problems, develop contingency plans, and resolve issues effectively as they arise.  
  • Supervise preparators, temporary crews, and outside vendors; communicate clearly with designers and fabricators; establish goals, priorities, schedules, and high standards for job performance; motivate excellent performance and collaboration; provide regular feedback.
  • Hire, train, and supervise freelance technicians for all related needs, including preparation, packing and shipping, gallery construction, and exhibition installation and lighting. Maintain collection storage areas and oversee safety training, practices, and maintenance for all workshop and storage areas. Maintain relationships with and secure bids for outside services.
  • Supervise and assist with all construction necessary for maintenance of collections or installation of exhibitions.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships and communication across the Skirball departments as well as with outside contractors and consultants; ensure that exhibition design and maintenance meet visitor experience goals. 


  • A minimum of five years of experience in exhibition preparation and production, with a minimum of three years supervising projects and/or staff
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; design, architecture, or related field preferred
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in preparation, installation, and handling of art and artifacts in a museum, cultural institution, or gallery setting
  • Exceptional organizational, communications, and problem-solving skills; ability to use sound time management to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects
  • Excellent team leadership, delegation, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office programs; proficiency in AutoCAD, Vectorworks preferred

Please send resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources
Re: Chief Preparator/Production Supervisor
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595

Vice President, Director of Cultural Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Vice President, Director of Cultural Programs. Read the full announcement, including a summary of the position’s roles and responsibilities, list of qualifications, and information on how to apply. This executive search is being conducted by Arts Consulting Group (ACG); all inquiries and applications must be submitted to ACG.