Employment

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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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

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
humanresources@skirball.org


Production Manager

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, conscientious Production Manager. This position is accountable for the professional presentation of a wide variety of programs and events, including concerts, films, lectures, performances, conferences, meetings, and social gatherings. The Production Manager reports to the Vice President and Director of Programs. This position is full time with benefits.

Responsibilities:

The Production Manager coordinates with Skirball departments and outside contractors on the production of public events and supervises activities during the actual performance. In cooperation with the Programs and Hospitality/Private Events departments as well as porters, AV, security, facilities, and catering staff, the Production Manager will:

  • Review and evaluate tech riders and artist/speaker technical needs; assess technical production needs.
  • Create facilities usage plan for events.
  • Propose production budget for approval.
  • Create stage and event set-ups per artist specifications, Skirball capabilities, and approved production budget.
  • Design, assist in design of, or approve lighting, sound, and house configuration plans as appropriate.
  • Select and order production rentals (stage, lights, backline, sound equipment, etc.).
  • Hire and supervise technical and production staff as needed.
  • Coordinate performer rehearsal times/facilities to ensure on-time start.
  • Solicit bids from vendors and monitor contracts and invoices.
  • Work closely with AV staff to ensure facility equipment such as speakers, amplifiers, mixing board, etc., are well-maintained; may participate with AV and Operations staff in reviews and assessments of existing and future equipment purchases.
  • Set up and operate technical equipment, or coordinate set-up and operation with existing Skirball staff, based on agreed upon plan.
  • Supervise load in, tech, rehearsals, programs, and strike.
  • Serve as stage manager and house manager as appropriate.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems as needed.
  • Accountable for the production of events within the approved production budget. Report regularly on expenses; review procedures, systems, and plans and implement changes as needed to reduce expenses or increase income.

Qualifications:

  • Experience as a working professional with broad expertise in production and technical theater
  • Working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, staging, rigging, and design elements
  • A working knowledge of producing programs for a cultural organization, with emphasis on music, performing arts, literary programs, lectures, film, multi-media, festivals, and exhibitions
  • Demonstrated success producing effective programs, preferably for non-traditional spaces
  • Very effective oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Negotiation skills
  • Supervisory and leadership skills to supervise a small staff plus provide leadership to major projects requiring large numbers. Ability to build teams and collaborate with others on major projects.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and conflicting deadlines in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, multi-media programs
  • Basic accounting skills to develop and manage budgets
  • Current and valid driver’s license and proof of insurance if using vehicle while traveling on business
  • Active listening and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop productive relationships across the organization and across the field
  • A sense of entrepreneurship, high standards, self-motivation, flexibility, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, and high energy
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

Typically, these skills and knowledge are the result of a degree in film, theater, media, event production, or related discipline and/or several years of increasingly responsible professional and supervisory experience in similar production jobs.

The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others.

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


Production Technician, Audio Visual

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a flexible, detail-oriented, conscientious AV Production Technician to assist with the production of a wide variety of programs and events for the Skirball Cultural Center, such as private events, educational programs, lectures, film, multi-media, performances, conversation series, festivals, and exhibitions. This position is an integral part of the Skirball’s AV Production Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in development of facilities usage plan for events.
  • Create stage and event set-ups per artist specifications.
  • Interface with porters, private events, security, engineering, and catering staff to ensure compliance with plans.
  • Order and coordinate delivery/operation of production rentals (stage, lights, backline, sound equipment, etc.).
  • Supervise event crew.
  • Assist with obtaining and reviewing bids from vendors and monitoring contracts and invoices.
  • Participate in load-in, tech, rehearsals, programs, and strike.
  • Serve as stage manager and house manager as appropriate.
  • Review procedures and systems, and plan and implement changes as needed to reduce expenses or increase income.
  • Assist in the forward planning of production needs.
  • Contact performing artists and speakers at the direction of the manager.
  • Coordinate technical needs with performers and representatives.
  • Assist with the coordination of performer rehearsal time and facilities.
  • Maintain facility equipment such as speakers, amplifiers, mixing board, etc.; develop plans for future equipment purchases; develop procedures and instruction guides for equipment as needed.
  • Position, install, and connect equipment, such as microphones, amplifiers, and lights.
  • Operate audiovisual, sound-reproducing, computerized systems, motion picture projecting equipment, slide, video, audio tape, or other equipment to project or produce still or moving pictures, background music, oral commentary, light or sound effects to illustrate, clarify, or enhance impact of presentation; coordinate equipment operation with material presented, according to notations in script or instructions of program producer or presenter

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Experience as a working professional with broad expertise in production and technical theater
  • Working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, staging, rigging, design elements
  • Working knowledge of production equipment, with some ability to repair, or problem-solve technical problems
  • Experience in producing shows in non-traditional spaces
  • Leadership skills to comfortably lead crews of all kinds
  • Self-motivated; able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multi-task
  • Very effective oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, multi-media programs
  • Basic accounting skills to develop and manage budgets
  • Current/valid driver’s license and proof of insurance if using vehicle while traveling on the Skirball business
  • Active listening and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop productive relationships across the organization and across the field
  • A sense for the entrepreneurial, high standards, self-motivation, flexibility, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, and high energy
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • May lift up to 50 lbs. periodically

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


Temporary Preparator

The Museum of the Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for a temporary preparator. The temporary preparator performs a wide range of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the preparation, installation, de-installation, and care of objects and works of art at the museum level. Hours, schedule, and available work will vary weekly.

Responsibilities:

  • Using museum best practice methods of handling, moving, packing, and installing artwork and objects, the temporary preparator is responsible for the safe handling and installation and de-installation of art, objects, and related materials for exhibition. 
  • Install graphics, signage, labels and lighting.
  • Receive and uncrate shipments of art and related exhibition materials.
  • Assist in the preparation and fabrication of temporary exhibition components such as display cases, mounts, frames, pedestals ,and temporary walls as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge and skills in the preparation, installation, and care/ handling of valuable objects in a museum or gallery. Museum experience preferred.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds; ability to work well in both a team environment and independently
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of fabrication and production techniques and experience working with wood and machine shop tools preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of audiovisual equipment a plus.

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


Visitor Services Associate

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a warm, friendly, and flexible self-starter with excellent communication and interpersonal skills for the position of Visitor Services Associate. This person serves on the Visitor Services team within the Skirball’s Education and Visitor Experience department and reports to the Visitor Services Manager. The schedule is Sunday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with occasional schedule shifts.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet, welcome, and engage with visitors to the Skirball in a warm, professional, and outgoing manner that sets them up for a positive overall Skirball experience.
  • Orient and answer questions from visitors, including large numbers of families, seniors, and members of the general public. Promote exhibitions, programs, and other Skirball offerings based on what is most relevant to them.
  • Provide guests with the day’s admission sticker, and record and process admission fees.
  • Receive, track, and account for daily cash and credit receipts ensuring accuracy and completeness. Generate daily Will-Call lists.
  • Work closely with Security staff, Porters, and Volunteers at the membership desk to help the lobby run smoothly and ensure a positive visitor experience.
  • Provide admission stickers, docent tour sign-up sheet, and computer support for Volunteers.
  • Fill brochure racks as needed; ensure the racks remain tidy and attractive.
  • Make various signs for the lobby, north garage kiosk, volunteer desk, etc.
  • Share visitor experiences and weekend activity reports with manager and other senior staff as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and verbal communication skills and a friendly, professional demeanor
  • Warm personality and active interest in interacting with people for the bulk of each day. Prior experience interacting with families desirable.
  • Excellent attention to detail, effectiveness, as a team player, and ability to flexibly solve problems in a changing environment
  • Desire and ability to learn about and convey the Skirball’s mission and share information about its exhibitions, programs, and other offerings with visitors
  • Ability to interact positively with visitors, volunteers, and staff of different generations and diverse backgrounds
  • Basic math skills to account for receipts, prepare routine reports, and identify and resolve errors
  • Basic computer skills and competent written communication skills
  • Fluency in (spoken) Spanish preferred
  • Ability to spend a substantial amount of time sitting, standing, and handling customer admissions and inquiries
  • May lift up to 20lbs periodically
  • Ability to work occasional weekend days as needed

Please send resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources Department
Re: Visitor Services Associate
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org