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, Program Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Programs department. The Programs department produces cultural programs, including music, film, lectures, literary programs, dance, and theater to explore mission-related themes and achieve goals of high audience engagement, community building, cross-generational exchanges, and cross-cultural respect and appreciation. The Administrative Assistant supports the department in all aspects of producing programs and is central to ensuring smooth coordination between public programs, guest services, operations, hospitality, and the Skirball’s other departments.
 
This position reports to the Vice President and Director of Programs.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
  • Monitor expenses to department budget; process invoices and check requests; maintain petty cash; generate monthly expense report.
  • Prepare a wide variety of routine correspondence, forms, reports, mailing and other lists.
  • Gather and organize information and materials for presentation to others; prepare documents and reports; provide information to the public and within the Skirball.
  • Create, maintain, and update department database and files.
  • Draft, edit, and compile copy for publication in program guides, website, and press releases.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in staff meetings: prepare agenda, take notes, prepare, and distribute minutes.
  • Organize and coordinate planning meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintain calendars, schedule program/department and supervisor appointments as directed; update calendar and ensure appropriate parties are informed. 
  • Act as department receptionist; meet, greet, and escort visitors; respond to telephone calls and assist callers as able; check and respond to e-mails.
  • Supervise the receipt and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, etc.
  • Order and store office supplies; coordinate maintenance, repair. or replacement of office equipment.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and associated expenses for Skirball staff as well as artist travel and accommodation.
  • Assist in the administration and operation of programs and special events.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in an administrative support role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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 excellent people skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, as well as Internet research
  • Able to multi-task and work flexibly in a fast-paced environment

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Department
Administrative Assistant, Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Or fax to (310) 440-4595
Or email to humanresources@skirball.org


Associate Educator, Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks candidates for the position of Associate Educator of Family Programs. This individual is part of a collaborative team that develops and implements participatory programs for families of all types, especially those with young children. The Skirball’s family programs include drop-in experiences in the 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 Associate Educator of Family Programs reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement within the Education and Visitor Experience department. This is a full-time position that includes regular weekend work—generally most Sundays per month and Saturdays as assigned.
 

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement, the Associate Educator performs the following duties as assigned:

  • Plan, organize, support, and/or implement a wide variety of participatory arts and culture-based activities within the Skirball’s menu of offerings for young children and children and families.
  • Contribute to curricula for archaeological programs, art workshops, performances, sleepovers, and other family programs; teach/implement programs; develop budget; coordinate/reserve spaces; coordinate with A/V and security as needed; track enrollment; and purchase supplies and snacks.
  • Oversee and facilitate drop-in programs at archaeological dig, open every weekend with extended summer schedule. Facilitate drop-in programs in art studio, Noah’s Ark, and elsewhere as needed.
  • Communicate and work with artists (musicians, visual artists, dancers, etc.) presenting programs at the Skirball, advise or collaborate on content as needed; ensure they have appropriate space and supplies/props; respond to any particular requirements or requests to ensure program meets expectations.
  • Supervise teen volunteers during family workshops, performances, and other programs. As needed, help support teen volunteer recruitment and training.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and 2+ years of work experience in museum education, performing arts education, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated skill in implementing and developing inspiring, experiential cultural programs for children and families in an informal setting; clear resonance with Noah’s Ark at the Skirball’s aesthetic and educational approach
  • Experience in producing large-scale events such as concerts and festivals
  • Proven ability to manage the details of planning and implementing programs
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and listening skills and proven ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Collaborative work style; ability and willingness to multitask and assist as needed, accept and support change, and adapt to different work styles and needs
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of Jewish cultural practices
  • Personal resonance with the Skirball’s values-based, cross-cultural orientation and commitment to strengthening connections within families and across cultures and communities
  • Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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

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