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 Altru, 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


Curator

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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
humanresources@skirball.org


Family Programs Coordinator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a full-time Family Programs Coordinator. This individual is part of a collaborative team that supports the development and implementation of participatory programs for a wide array of families, especially those with young children. The Skirball’s family programs include drop-in experiences in the family art studio and archaeological dig site, amphitheater performances, daylong festivals, exhibition-related family tours and materials, and programs related to the award-winning Noah’s Ark at the Skirball family destination.

The Family Programs Coordinator reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement within the Education department. This position is year-round and full-time; the schedule includes weekdays, weekends, and some holidays. The Family Programs Coordinator is required to work one weekend day each week, either Saturday or Sunday as assigned. On occasion, the Family Programs Coordinator is asked to work both weekend days.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide production support for a wide array of participatory arts and culture-based offerings for families, including the drop-in art family art studio (open every weekend and daily throughout the summer and other school breaks), the archaeological dig site, classes, sleepovers, and day-long festivals.
  • Serve as main family programs point person one day each weekend and additional days as needed, ensuring that the art studio, dig, and other spaces are staffed and functioning smoothly; address any issues that arise, coordinating with operations, A/V, Visitor Services, and other Skirball departments as needed.
  • Handle operational aspects of family programs; proactively monitor budget lines related to programs and hourly staff expenditures. Prepare budget reports, time cards, correspondence, and mailings using word processing, database, spreadsheet, and other software applications. Coordinate/reserve spaces, purchases supplies, and coordinates contracts.
  • Schedule adult volunteers, maintain calendar of programs, and inform appropriate parties.
  • Assist as needed with general operations in the South Wing (Family Programs and Noah’s Ark) staff offices, including distributing mail and coordinating the maintenance/repair of office equipment.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s established mission and values.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and work experience in education, early childhood education, museum education, art education, or related discipline
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask and track details across many and varied projects, both large and small in scale
  • Pro-active, diplomatic, professional work style, and effectiveness in problem solving
  • Excellent oral and listening communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds. Desire to collaborate as part of a team.
  • Consistent availability to work one weekend day per week.
  • Administrative/clerical/general office skills and experience
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and FileMaker Pro, or comparable database software
  • Willingness and flexibility to assist where needed; accept and support change; and adapt to different work styles when interacting with team members
  • An appreciation for 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: Family Programs Coordinator – Education
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
humanresources@skirball.org


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. 

Qualifications:  

  • 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
humanresources@skirball.org