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 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


Administrative Assistant, Museum

The Skirball’s Museum department seeks a capable, conscientious Administrative Assistant. Reporting to the Museum Director, the Administrative Assistant provides clerical, administrative, and financial management support to the Museum staff. The candidate is expected to have a general knowledge of practices and standards of office management.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor department expenses and budgets.
  • Process invoices and check requests.
  • Coordinate department calendars, schedules, and meetings.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Maintain department files and records.
  • Organize information and materials for department presentations.
  • Maintain office equipment and supplies.

Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of clerical/administrative experience
  • Thorough knowledge of general office practices and procedures
  • Basic math skills sufficient to monitor routine budgets
  • 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
  • College degree in museum administration or arts management and familiarity with exhibition development and production (preferred but not required)

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


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. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

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
humanresources@skirball.org


Program Associate

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, mature, creative, and flexible team player with excellent communications skills to research, create, and implement public programs as part of the Programs department team. This position reports to the Director of Programs. Public programs support the mission of the Skirball through the presentation of lectures, films, dance, theater, and music to a diverse adult audience.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities in the development and production of public programs include:
    • Present program ideas and take steps to implement approved activities as directed.
    • Research key ideas for programs that support the Skirball mission.
    • Maintain knowledge of artist/performer visa and tax policies.
    • Maintain and update contracts, budgets, cost, and revenue data. Prepare financial projections and per event budgets.
    • Draft, edit, and compile copy for publication in program guides, on the Skirball website, and in press releases.
    • Gather and organize information and materials for presentation including artist materials sent for review. Respond to inquiries from the public relating to program suggestions.
  • Responsibilities in the coordination of all activities relating to event logistics include:
    • Communicate with all departments for event logistics (Private Events, Operations, Communications and Marketing, Security, Audrey’s Museum Store, and Zeidler’s Café).
    • Coordinate travel for performers and speakers, both domestic and international.
    • Manage relationships with travel vendors, oversee travel accounts, and negotiate hotel rates for guest accommodations in collaboration with department administrative assistant.
    • Represent the department at public events; introduce speakers and performers, monitor audience flow and troubleshoot as needed. Supervise volunteer staff at events
  • Assist in identifying potential sources of funding and participate in drafting/submitting grants.
  • Develop and maintain skills and expertise through participation in workshops, professional education and reading professional literature; attend professional development conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in programming and providing logistical and administrative support in a cultural arts environment
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multi-task
  • Prior experience negotiating fees and contract details with talent
  • Superior oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • A degree in film, theater, performing arts, or arts administration and/or several years of experience in similar programming or production positions
  • Experience and contacts within the Los Angeles film and performing arts communities
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture is a plus

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


Summer Internship: Communications and Marketing

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the Communications and Marketing department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with members of the team, the intern will have the opportunity to help develop and execute communications and marketing plans for exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and the Skirball as a venue for private events, meetings, and conferences. In particular, the intern will help to create and implement plans for the Skirball’s major fall exhibition, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams. He/she will also have the chance to participate in ongoing work relating to the Skirball’s spring/summer exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, and the popular Sunset Concerts world music series.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $400 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly planning meetings to help determine communications objectives and advertising/marketing/promotional campaigns.
  • Help to execute grassroots outreach to schools, cultural institutions, community organizations, online communities, retail businesses, and other local and national audiences in order to stimulate attendance and diversify audiences at Skirball programs and exhibitions.
  • Help track social-networking sites, contributing as appropriate.
  • Assist with market research projects.
  • Proof and fact-check Skirball publications, such as bimonthly calendars, direct mail postcards, and informational brochures.
  • Research, maintain, and update press clippings and press and community outreach lists.

Qualifications:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2015
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating work environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Your cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 1, 2015

Human Resources
Re: Communications and Marketing Summer Intern
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
FAX: (310) 440-4595
humanresources@skirball.org


Summer Internship: Family Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship in the area of family programs for undergraduate or graduate students. Working closely with members of the Education department—which provides intergenerational learning experiences related to the Skirball’s exhibitions and permanent children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball—the intern will help develop family programming for both a drop-in art studio  and an exhibition-themed “Family Lounge”. The intern will also have the opportunity to gain teaching experience and work on other projects as needed. 

The internship is 40 hours/week for ten weeks (June 22–August 30, 2015). The compensation is $400 per week. The intern reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with education staff to plan, coordinate, and execute educational summer programming, such as early childhood classes, drop-in art studio activities, and exhibition-related programs.
  • Help develop activities for families that embody the Skirball’s values, themes, and aesthetic sensibility.
  • Assist with upkeep of and offerings in drop-in “Family Lounge.”
  • Manage “Family Room” during the Skirball’s six Sunset Concerts evenings.
  • Serve as a facilitator, as needed, in the Skirball’s Noah’s Ark galleries, drop-in art studio, and archaeological dig site.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student, preferably with background or interest in museum studies, early childhood education, visual art, or cultural studies
  • Ability to work directly with families and visitors of all ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multisensory environment
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate effectively with others
  • Active interest in cross-cultural programming
  • Availability to work one weekend day per week (with flexibility to work the alternate weekend day on occasion) and select evenings
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel

Please submit resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, using the contact information below. The cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are a good candidate for the position. Please also include your school, year, degree pursued, and availability June 22–August 30, 2015. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position open until filled

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


Summer Internship: Museum

Through funding provided by the Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grant, the museum of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. Working closely with the museum’s curatorial department, the intern will have the opportunity to help finalize the exhibition Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams and its companion exhibition, to open at the Skirball in fall 2015.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $400 per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn to navigate and manage the exhibition database.
  • Assist curator with research assignments for label copy.
  • Work with curator and designer on design ideas for both exhibitions.
  • Assist registrar and curator in picking up, receiving, and inspecting loans.
  • Work with curator and Education department on developing interactive elements for both exhibitions.
  • Work with curator and Education department in organizing material for school and adult tours.

Qualifications:

As per the eligibility criteria of the Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship grant, the internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Other requirements:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate study, but must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who has completed at least one semester of college by June 2015
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-sensory, stimulating work environment.
  • Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others.

Please send resume and cover letter, preferably by e-mail, to the address below. Your cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school, year, major, and availability from the beginning of June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 27, 2015

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


Summer Internship: Programs

Through funding provided by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Program department of the Skirball Cultural Center offers one summer internship for undergraduate students. The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $400 per week.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 132 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 107 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County. In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation. The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at lacountyarts.org.

Responsibilities:

The intern will assist the staff in the coordination and production of the annual Sunset Concerts series, which are large-scale public performances presented on Thursday evenings in July and August. Responsibilities include:

  • Work with performers, vendors, and Skirball staff from multiple departments.
  • Help to develop and implement the parking pass and reserved seating system.
  • Research and create informational booklets for international and out-of-state artists.
  • Book and confirm artist hotel and transportation reservations.
  • Develop and prepare handouts, signs, and program notes.
  • Review artist hospitality riders and develop hospitality inventories.
  • Work with staff to produce each Sunset Concerts performance. Duties include managing guest and parking lists, greeting VIPs, artist relations, guest relations, and merchandise sales as needed.
  • Participate in weekly department staff meetings and marketing meetings as well as regular concert planning meetings.

The intern will also assist the Program department in the production of a concert presented in association with the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, scheduled for the end of July. Responsibilities for this special performance include:

  • Correspond with performers, vendors, and Skirball staff.
  • Review artist hospitality riders and developing hospitality inventories.
  • Working the concert as needed to manage guest lists, greet artists and visitors, and help to manage any other activities planned for the evening.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, database experience, internet research, and accurate typing) are required.
  • Availability for event coverage during the entire summer concerts series in July and August, including Friday, July 17, and Thursdays, July 23–August 27. Weekday work hours will be adjusted accordingly for time spent working programs.
  • Previous event production experience is valuable but not required.
  • A valid driver’s license and car are recommended.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to the e-mail address below. The cover letter should describe your talents and skills, explain how the internship experience might impact your long-range academic and career goals, and discuss why you feel you are the best candidate. Please also include your school year, degree pursued, and availability from mid-June to the end of August. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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