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, Operations

The Operations department at the Skirball Cultural Center—which encompasses Security, Facilities, Engineering, Purchasing, Audio Visual, and Logistics—is seeking an energetic, mature, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to support the Operations team. This position reports to the Vice President of Operations and supervises the work of one full-time administrative assistant, one limited-term administrative assistant, and one volunteer staff member.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Monitor Operations department budget and reports monthly expense summary to the Vice President of Operations.
  • Participate in planning new procedures or activities that will impact the department.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings; take notes, prepare, and distribute minutes.
  • Act as primary contact for others regarding department policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Supervise the receipt and distribution of incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, etc.
  • Maintain office supply inventory control and supervise staff responsible for their purchase.
  • Prepare a wide variety of routine and complex correspondence, forms, and reports.
  • Create, maintain, and update department files.
  • Respond to telephone calls, e-mail, etc. from Skirball staff and outside vendors.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate meetings, events, and training sessions for Operations staff.
  • Plan, organize, and implement special projects relative to department needs.
  • Coordinate maintenance, repair, or replacement of department’s office equipment.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for Skirball staff.
  • Maintain the calendar of the Vice President of Operations and department schedules.
Qualifications:
 
  • Progressively responsible experience in an administrative support role
  • Previous experience supporting operational functions
  • Supervisory experience required
  • 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
  • Excellent computer 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 by e-mail, FAX, or mail to:

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


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


Maintenance Engineer, Operations

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a friendly, qualified, meticulous self-starter for the position of Maintenance Engineer in the Operations department. The position reports to the Chief Engineer.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Tour buildings, equipment, and grounds to check for problems; determine priorities and make repairs; discuss problems with supervisor.
  • Make routine plumbing repairs including leaky or plugged faucets, toilets, pipes, drains, and waste lines.
  • Repair plaster, paint, or refinish building interiors and exteriors.
  • Make minor electrical repairs such as repairing fuses, replacing fixtures, lights, and ballasts, and installing electrical outlets where wiring already exists.
  • Repair and erect wall partitions, shelves, floors, doors, and other related items.
  • Perform routine carpentry work; repair office furniture; build shelves.
  • Install and repair equipment such as kitchen appliances, exit signs, and other items.
  • Install/repair windows and screens.
  • Install/repair locks.
  • Hang drapery rods and drapes or blinds; hang pictures and signs, install hooks and other household items.
  • Repair and replace floor coverings.
  • Move furniture, equipment, and supplies.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order; request supplies as needed.
  • Respond positively to request for assistance from staff and others and actively cooperate on projects requiring other staff.
  • Develop and maintain maintenance mechanic skills by participating in educational programs, reading, and meetings with supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of equipment and facilities maintenance in an institutional setting
  • Working knowledge of routine plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning maintenance
  • Working knowledge of routine carpentry and repair of furniture and fixtures
  • Effective troubleshooting skills to identify problems with equipment and facilities
  • Effective reading, writing, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to operate/maintain hand and power tools normally associated with facilities and equipment maintenance
  • Ability to perform the physical labor associated with facilities and equipment maintenance including lifting up to 50 lbs. independently
  • Ability to tolerate different weather conditions
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with accepted safety procedures
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment
  • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Skirball’s insurance carrier
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability and willingness to perform all duties in accordance with the Skirball’s mission and vision

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

Human Resources Department
Re: Maintenance Engineer, Operations
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Or e-mail to 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:

  • Develop and produce programs across multiple disciplines.
  • 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, website, and press releases.
  • Gather and organize information and materials for presentation including artist materials sent for review. Respond to inquiries from the public relative to program suggestions.

Responsibilities in the coordination of all activities related 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 communications between artist and production manager.
  • 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.

Develop and maintain skills and expertise through participation in workshops, professional education, and 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 arts, culture, and entertainment communities
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture is a plus.

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

Human Resources Department
Re: Program Associate
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Or e-mail to humanresources@skirball.org