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 and Data Processing Assistant, Advancement Department

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an energetic, mature, self-motivated, detail-oriented, multitasking, flexible team player with administrative support and relational database skills. This position reports to the Vice President of Advancement and supports the work of the Vice President, Grant Writer, and Membership Manager.
 
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.
  • Maintain database accuracy and perform record clean-up tasks.
  • Produce database reports, including donor lists, mailing lists, and donation summaries.
  • Process new and renewing memberships.
  • Assist with Major Donor and Skirball Member events.
  • Gather, maintain, and research information about potential foundations, corporate, and individual supporters.
  • Assist with preparation of print and electronic grant application.
Qualifications:
 
  • Minimum of two years in an administrative role with database processing duties
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to draft and edit correspondence and to proofread documents for spelling and basic syntax errors
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in managing a changing and varied workload
  • Team player with excellent people skills
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and Access; skill in conducting online research
  • Experience working with relational database required; proficiency in Altru, Raiser’s Edge, and/or FileMaker Pro preferred
Please send resume and cover letter by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

Human Resources
Re: Administrative and Data Processing Assistant, Advancement
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org

Graphic Design and Web Manager

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a motivated, experienced, and creative professional for the position of Graphic Design and Web Manager. A member of the Communications and Marketing department, the Graphic Design and Web Manager is responsible for creating design solutions—both print and electronic—that define the Skirball’s visual brand and support its communications and marketing strategies. The position is also responsible for managing the Skirball’s website.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Collaborate closely with VP, Communications and Marketing, in managing, monitoring, and evolving the Skirball’s design style guide. Proactively seek to maintain consistency in design aesthetic and identity.
  • Develop concepts, graphics, and layouts for a wide range of communications and marketing materials to promote the Skirball’s exhibitions, programs, and entrepreneurial initiatives to general and target audiences. Materials include flyers, brochures, postcards, street banners, gallery guides, invitations, signage, advertisements (print, outdoor, and online static and animated), and e-mail templates.
  • Cooperate with staff colleagues and web vendors to maximize value and impact of the Skirball website in meeting institutional goals. Update, maintain, and optimize the Skirball website using the content management system. Ensure that all aspects of the website (informational and ticketing) are current and meet content and user needs.
  • Participate in budgeting and scheduling print and web projects; advise on project bids and evaluate vendors for production of materials, ensuring highest-quality results commensurate with cost.
  • Deliver production-ready files to media partners and print vendors, ensuring that all specifications and deadlines are met. Oversee press checks and quality control as needed.
  • Manage Designer or Junior Designer-level staff. Work with and/or supervise freelance graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers.
  • Participate in design of site-wide signage at the Skirball, including wayfinding, identification signage, promotional banners, memorial plaques, and publications as assigned. Collaborate with exhibition design team as assigned.
  • Direct photography and videography shoots as needed.
  • Monitor trends in graphic design, content management systems, and other relevant digital technologies.
  • Develop and grow graphic design and web management expertise through participation in workshops, further education, and reading/researching professional literature; attend professional development conferences when possible.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s established mission and values.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Experience in the design of effective communications and marketing materials created in accordance with an institutional visual brand identity; experience in developing and evolving such an identity.
  • Ability to assemble and lead graphic design and web teams; skill and experience supervising junior staff.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, as well as page layout design and typography, photo manipulation, pre-press workflow, and the printing process.
  • Exceptional skills and track record in website maintenance and design.  Prior work with content management systems, such as Drupal.
  • In-depth understanding of user interface/experience (UI/UX) design and information architecture. Keen eye for clean user interface implementation. Ability to recognize problems that arise with site usability and make immediate corrections.
  • Strong command of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript programming, and SEO best practices.
  • Experience using MailChimp (or other e-blast software) and understanding of social media techniques and platforms.
  • Superior ability to establish and adhere to strict style standards.
  • Positive, energetic, cooperative, can-do attitude. Self-starter approach to problem solving and completing both simple and high-profile projects independently, as well as improving processes and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills, with a sincere commitment to and proven success at establishing productive relationships with key stakeholders at all levels of the institution and with external contacts.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality materials in a busy, multi-sensory, and highly collaborative work environment.
  • Superb organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong QA skills.
  • A keen appreciation for and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center’s mission

Typically, these skills and knowledge are the result of an undergraduate degree in graphic design, and 5–7 years of professional experience in graphic design, including supervision of junior designers. An interest in working in a nonprofit setting preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail (PDFs preferred; no Word documents), as well as link to online portfolio, to the address below. Finalists may be required to take a skills test.

Human Resources Department
Re: Graphic Design and Web Manager
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Or e-mail to humanresources@skirball.org


Noah’s Ark On-Call Gallery Educator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks dynamic and inspiring on-call Gallery Educators to facilitate public programs within Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, the institution’s interactive children’s and family destination that explores themes of community, diversity, and building a better world.

On a daily basis during public hours, on-call Gallery Educators facilitate family learning through activities such as full-body puppetry, movement, percussion and singing, cooperative games, storytelling, and hands-on art-making activities. They also serve as hosts within the gallery, imparting key Noah’s Ark messages and helping to enforce policies and procedures for all guests in order to maintain a safe, orderly, and welcoming environment. As needed, they co-teach participatory, inquiry-based Noah’s Ark school programs designed for pre-K through Grade 2 students. They also support other family programs outside of Noah’s Ark on an as-needed basis.

On-call Gallery Educators report to the Head of Noah’s Ark. The position is scheduled on an as-needed basis, primarily on weekends and holidays. There are also occasional weekday shifts during morning school programs, afternoon public hours, and staff trainings.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Work cooperatively with full-time and part-time staff to ensure successful gallery experiences for students, community groups, and family visitors, including facilitated and drop-in experiences, table-based activities, and participatory movement, music, and puppetry.
  • Convey key Noah’s Ark messages and content through programs and positive, meaningful visitor interactions.
  • Help maintain a friendly and safe environment, proactively address customer service and operational issues, and troubleshoot on the gallery floor as needed.
  • Integrate and apply feedback from supervisors to achieve program goals and standards.
  • Contribute to developing new gallery programs, drop-in performances, and visitor interactions as requested.
  • Effectively communicate—in e-mails and blogposts—content and outcomes of gallery programs and staff trainings to other Noah’s Ark/Education staff.
  • Reset and maintain galleries to ensure optimal condition and an aesthetically pleasing environment, including daily prop cleaning.
  • Assist in preparing, keeping inventory, and organizing materials for daily programs.
  • Work as a member of the team to ensure timely implementation of daily opening/closing gallery procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Background in arts education, early childhood education, and/or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate educational experiences for people of all ages
  • Experience working with children and families; interactive gallery teaching experience preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: full-body puppetry, movement, percussion, storytelling, and visual arts
  • Team player with a professional, positive attitude, and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and listening communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained energy
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, highly sensory environment
  • Ability to model positive behavior through words, actions, and attitude in challenging situations
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others
  • Ability to receive and respond positively to feedback
  • A keen interest in the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture/traditions a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

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

Human Resources Department
Re: Noah’s Ark On-Call Gallery Educator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org