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.



Archaeology Dig Facilitator   

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Archaeology Dig Facilitator to staff the Skirball’s outdoor simulated Bronze Age dig site and field laboratory. The drop-in archaeological dig provides family visitors the opportunity to excavate recreations of artifacts from the Near East and use archaeological tools. The adjacent lab tent offers related hands-on activities, as well as resources for reading and research. Programming in both areas sheds light on the basic human needs and experiences that connect us across time periods and cultures.

The Archaeology Dig Facilitator reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement in the Education d epartment. This 8 - to 20 -hour/week position includes weekend days throughout the year and some weekdays during summer, winter, and spring public-school breaks. The pay rate is $15.25/hour. Some benefits may accrue based on hours worked.

Responsibilities:

  • Work to ensure successful participatory, archaeology-related experiences for families.
  • Reset and maintain dig and lab, including daily prop cleaning.
  • Assist in preparing materials for daily programs including inventory, upkeep, and organization.
  • Ensure timely and comprehensive implementation of daily opening and closing procedures.
  • Perform related administrative work as assigned.
  • Collaborate with Education staff to create hands-on activities for dig and/or tent.
  • Co-train and mentor volunteers and fellow colleagues as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Background in or knowledge of archaeology, archaeological methods, and/or related fields
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate participatory educational experiences for people of all ages
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Physical agility and ability to work long hours that require sustained energy
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable conditions (heat, cold, etc.)
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate and embody the Skirball’s welcoming, communal mission and commitment to intergenerational family learning

Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

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


Art Studio Coordinator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a part-time Art Studio Coordinator to develop and facilitate drop-in programs for families in the Skirball’s art studio. All art studio programs embody the innovative sensibility and core values of the Skirball’s children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball¾as well as the offerings and themes explored by the broader institution¾and serve its diverse, sizable audience of family visitors.

The Art Studio Coordinator reports to the Head of Family Programs and Community Engagement within the Education department. The position is year-round and part-time. Applicants must be available to work 7.5-hour days on Saturdays and Sundays, plus additional prep hours depending on the project and numbers of open days in a given month. Extended hours (up to 40 hours per week) during school vacations are required, including one or both weekend days. The position begins in July 2016. Benefits eligibility will be based on average hours worked.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, and implement programs for the drop-in art studio that embody the sensibility and values of Noah’s Ark at the Skirball and the broader Skirball Cultural Center.
  • Run the drop-in studio program, offered every weekend throughout the year and daily (Tuesday­–Sunday) during the summer and winter/spring school vacation weeks.
  • Create a welcoming studio environment with a workshop/lab feel that inspires visitors to think creatively, work together, and try new things. 
  • Differentiate projects in ways that visitors of ranging ages—from toddlers to grandparents—can understand and experience successfully.
  • Set up studio, select materials, and direct adult and teen volunteers and intern studio assistants.
  • Perform some administrative responsibilities, including creating signage, tracking supplies, and working with other Education staff to place supply orders and stay within the budget.
  • Represent and promote the full range of offerings to studio visitors.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in creating inventive, hands-on art-making activities with non-traditional materials (e.g., repurposed, organic, recycled)
  • Experience in facilitating art programs for families in a creative space (e.g., drop-in workshops, classrooms, studios, etc.)
  • Background in art education and/or visual arts
  • Experience in working successfully with families and young children in high-volume settings
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work well with supervisors, colleagues, volunteers, and the public
  • An appreciation for and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy

Please submit resume and cover letter and a one-page description and photograph of an original art project appropriate for use in a drop-in art setting by e-mail to:

Human Resources Department
Re: Art Studio Coordinator
Skirball Cultural Center
e-mail: humanresources@skirball.org


Assistant Curator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented, multitasking team member with superior research, writing, and communications skills for the position of Assistant Curator. This position reports to the Chief Curator and works as a member of the curatorial team. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in identification, development, and selection of exhibitions, including originating exhibition concepts and preparing exhibition proposals.
  • Assist in management of traveling exhibitions.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and grants.
  • Research exhibition topics and contribute to exhibition objectives and written materials, including editing of exhibition didactics.
  • Work collaboratively to support smooth coordination of exhibition planning and implementation with all appropriate parties, including exhibition designer, production staff, education staff, store, operations, and registrars.
  • Work collaboratively with other Skirball departments to assist and support exhibition fundraising, programming, and marketing and publicity.

Qualifications:

  • MA in humanities, history, art history, anthropology, museum studies, or related field
  • Previous museum work experience with changing exhibitions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive relationships across an organization
  • Demonstrated strength in organizational skills and attention to detail, deadlines, and follow-through
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy

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

Human Resources
Re: Assistant Curator Position
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 Communications and Marketing 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, Roy Lichtenstein Prints by Gemini G.E.L., as well as the major summer exhibition, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, among other Skirball programs. 

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $450 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 2016
  • 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, May 2, 2016

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: 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. This Curatorial Intern will work closely with the Skirball’s Chief Curator and Museum staff on a spring/summer 2017 exhibition on the life and influence of musician Paul Simon. 

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $450 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 2016
  • 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, May 2, 2016

Human Resources
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. 

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 more than 100 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.

The internship is ten weeks in duration, full-time. Stipend is $420 per week.

Responsibilities:

The Programs summer internship provides hands-on experience in live arts programming via the Skirball’s annual Sunset Concerts series. It will require the Programs Intern to become familiar with the series as well as the greater mission of the Skirball, and will allow for regular collaboration with various departments at the Skirball. 

  • Work with artists, vendors, and Skirball staff from multiple departments.
  • Help to develop and implement day-of-show logistics, including 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, assisting with merchandise sales, communicating with artists and artist management to coordinate their needs, and interacting with the public to provide a positive experience for all.
  • Participate in weekly department staff meetings and marketing meetings as well as regular concert planning meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should be motivated, organized, and adaptable to working in a fast-paced creative environment.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, database experience, internet research, and accurate typing) are required.
  • Availability for event coverage during the entire summer concert series in July and August, including Friday, July 8, and Thursdays, July 21–August 25. Weekday work hours will be adjusted accordingly for time spent working programs.
  • A passion for the arts and previous event production experience is preferred 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: Monday, May 2, 2016

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