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.



Associate Educator, Teacher Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Educator for its teacher programs. The Associate Educator is an integral member of the Education department and reports to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. S/he works closely with other school and teacher program staff and a corps of school-tour docents.

This is a full-time, 40 hour/week position with benefits. The Associate Educator schedule is generally Tuesday–Saturday throughout the school year and Monday–Friday otherwise.

Responsibilites:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate all museum and arts-based professional development programs for pre-K through Grade 12 teachers, including the Skirball's signature, arts-integration training program, Teaching Our World Through the Arts.
  • Serve as lead teacher for Skirball professional development programs; recruit, hire, and act as main coordinator for guest teaching artists.
  • Cultivate a community of learners oriented around civic engagement, social justice, and arts access in line with the Skirball's values.
  • Engage in outreach efforts to promote teacher programs through teacher newsletters, social media efforts, networking with teachers, administrators and related arts organizations, and presentations at school and district meetings.
  • Serve as a resource for professional development related to visual and performing arts and teaching methodology for Skirball volunteer and staff educators; provide training, and develop relevant supplemental materials and instruction to enrich knowledge and enhance tour facilitation and content skills.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in art education, performing arts, museum education, or related creative discipline
  • Development of arts-based programs for students and/or teachers that embrace a holistic, Constructivist approach to learning
  • Prior teaching experience in informal and formal learning environments
  • Knowledge of Common Core State Standards and Visual and Performing Arts Standards
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and history desirable
  • Experience in recruiting and working with teacher audiences and teaching artists
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience in lesson planning and curriculum development
  • A personal resonance with the Skirball Cultural Center's mission and educational goals
  • Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Please send resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Human Resources
Re: Associate Educator, Teacher Programs
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


Museum Registrar

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an experienced registrar to implement the highly active temporary and traveling exhibitions program of the Skirball Museum, as well as oversee the documentation, storage, condition reporting, legal rights, insurance, exhibition history, and loan agreements pertaining to the museum’s permanent collection. With more than 30,000 objects—including archeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, European and American coins and medals, fine arts (prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and mixed media), and objects documenting immigration and the American experience—the museum’s collection is one of the largest collections of Jewish art and material culture in the United States. The Museum Registrar reports to the Museum Director and supervises an Assistant or Associate Registrar, interns, and volunteers. The Museum Registrar works closely with curators and preparators.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a robust schedule of temporary and traveling exhibitions. Review and complete loan agreement forms and related legal documents. Review contracts and maintain Standard Facility Report.
  • Arrange packing, transportation, insurance, and courier itineraries with shippers, customs agents, lenders, and borrowing institutions. Act as courier for loans and traveling exhibitions.
  • Coordinate installation and de-installation of works in consultation with curatorial departments, conservators, art installers, fine art packers, physical plant and security staffs. Complete condition reports and consult with art handlers to ensure the safe packing and shipping objects.
  • Compile and maintain computerized databases for museum collection and temporary exhibitions. Provide database training for the staff and advise on collection software that may benefit the museum.
  • Work with the curatorial team and conservation specialists on conservation treatment priorities and multi-year plans.
  • Ensure safe environmental conditions for all objects, whether in storage or on exhibit; oversee collection and exhibition environments to ensure their physical safety and security.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, and/or related field; MA preferred. A minimum of five years of museum registration experience with primary responsibility for exhibition coordination and complex loans, including international loans. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple, complex, large-scale projects concurrently and prioritize workflow to meet deadlines; flexibility and adaptability with respect to changing priorities, schedules, and demands
  • Solid knowledge of museum best practices and AAM standards as they relate to collections management, exhibitions, ethics, preservation, conservation, presentation, and risk management for fine art/ cultural heritage artifacts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse constituency
  • Interest and skill building and working as part of a team to achieve project, departmental, and larger institutional goals.
  • Strong computer skills, including the Microsoft Office suite, and familiarity working with collections management systems

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


Chief Preparator/Production Supervisor

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for the position of Chief Preparator/Production Supervisor. Reporting to the Exhibition Manager, the Chief Preparator/Production Supervisor is responsible for the production and maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions in alignment with aesthetic standards, museum goals, schedules and budgets.

  • Manage and actively participate in all aspects of exhibition production, preparation, and installation. Oversee fabrication, installation, maintenance, and de-installation of temporary and permanent exhibitions; coordinate schedule of preparators; assist museum staff and temporary crews as needed to achieve goals.
  • Work with the Museum Director, Exhibition Manager, curators, preparators, and registrars to develop and implement exhibition production and installations within accepted standards of museum practice. Ensure that design and project scope stay on schedule and within budget.
  • With Exhibition Manager, propose and manage exhibition budgets for labor, materials, fabrication, construction, and graphics; plan, circulate, and implement detailed production schedules for each exhibition cycle, communicating with key personnel and coordinating meetings as needed; work with designers to produce exhibition plans, layouts, and elevations.
  • Work collaboratively to anticipate potential problems, develop contingency plans, and resolve issues effectively as they arise.  
  • Supervise preparators, temporary crews, and outside vendors; communicate clearly with designers and fabricators; establish goals, priorities, schedules, and high standards for job performance; motivate excellent performance and collaboration; provide regular feedback.
  • Hire, train, and supervise freelance technicians for all related needs, including preparation, packing and shipping, gallery construction, and exhibition installation and lighting. Maintain collection storage areas and oversee safety training, practices, and maintenance for all workshop and storage areas. Maintain relationships with and secure bids for outside services.
  • Supervise and assist with all construction necessary for maintenance of collections or installation of exhibitions.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships and communication across the Skirball departments as well as with outside contractors and consultants; ensure that exhibition design and maintenance meet visitor experience goals. 

Qualifications:  

  • A minimum of five years of experience in exhibition preparation and production, with a minimum of three years supervising projects and/or staff
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; design, architecture, or related field preferred
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in preparation, installation, and handling of art and artifacts in a museum, cultural institution, or gallery setting
  • Exceptional organizational, communications, and problem-solving skills; ability to use sound time management to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects
  • Excellent team leadership, delegation, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office programs; proficiency in AutoCAD, Vectorworks preferred

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


Vice President, Director of Cultural Programs

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Vice President, Director of Cultural Programs. Read the full announcement, including a summary of the position’s roles and responsibilities, list of qualifications, and information on how to apply. This executive search is being conducted by Arts Consulting Group (ACG); all inquiries and applications must be submitted to ACG.