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.



Internship, Communications/Marketing

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a part-time intern for the fall academic term. Working closely with members of the Communications and Marketing department, the intern will have the opportunity to help work on marketing plans for upcoming exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and the Skirball as a venue for private events, meetings, and conferences. In particular, the intern will help to research and implement plans for the Skirball’s major fall exhibition, Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. and the Spring 2017 exhibition on Paul Simon.

This part-time internship runs approximately September through December, 2016. Ideally 1–2 days, or 10–15 hours, per week, but can be flexible. $11.25 per hour. No benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 when needed.
  • Assist with e-mail list maintenance and deployment.
  • Contribute to market research projects—including conducting in-person interviews, tabulating survey responses, and tracking results.
  • 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:

  • May be from any area of undergraduate or graduate study.
  • Must be able to get him/herself to the Skirball for work.
  • 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 availability from September through December, 2016. Finalists will be asked to provide references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2016

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


Production Technician, Audio Visual

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a flexible, detail-oriented, conscientious AV Production Technician to assist with the production of a wide variety of programs and events for the Skirball Cultural Center, such as private events, educational programs, lectures, film, multi-media, performances, conversation series, festivals, and exhibitions. This position is an integral part of the Skirball’s AV Production Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in development of facilities usage plan for events.
  • Create stage and event set-ups per artist specifications.
  • Interface with porters, private events, security, engineering, and catering staff to ensure compliance with plans.
  • Order and coordinate delivery/operation of production rentals (stage, lights, backline, sound equipment, etc.).
  • Supervise event crew.
  • Assist with obtaining and reviewing bids from vendors and monitoring contracts and invoices.
  • Participate in load-in, tech, rehearsals, programs, and strike.
  • Serve as stage manager and house manager as appropriate.
  • Review procedures and systems, and plan and implement changes as needed to reduce expenses or increase income.
  • Assist in the forward planning of production needs.
  • Contact performing artists and speakers at the direction of the manager.
  • Coordinate technical needs with performers and representatives.
  • Assist with the coordination of performer rehearsal time and facilities.
  • Maintain facility equipment such as speakers, amplifiers, mixing board, etc.; develop plans for future equipment purchases; develop procedures and instruction guides for equipment as needed.
  • Position, install, and connect equipment, such as microphones, amplifiers, and lights.
  • Operate audiovisual, sound-reproducing, computerized systems, motion picture projecting equipment, slide, video, audio tape, or other equipment to project or produce still or moving pictures, background music, oral commentary, light or sound effects to illustrate, clarify, or enhance impact of presentation; coordinate equipment operation with material presented, according to notations in script or instructions of program producer or presenter

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skills and characteristics:

  • Experience as a working professional with broad expertise in production and technical theater
  • Working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, sound, staging, rigging, design elements
  • Working knowledge of production equipment, with some ability to repair, or problem-solve technical problems
  • Experience in producing shows in non-traditional spaces
  • Leadership skills to comfortably lead crews of all kinds
  • Self-motivated; able to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multi-task
  • Very effective oral and listening communications skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds
  • Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, multi-media programs
  • Basic accounting skills to develop and manage budgets
  • Current/valid driver’s license and proof of insurance if using vehicle while traveling on the Skirball business
  • Active listening and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop productive relationships across the organization and across the field
  • A sense for the entrepreneurial, high standards, self-motivation, flexibility, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, and high energy
  • A keen appreciation and understanding of the Skirball Cultural Center mission and philosophy
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • May lift up to 50 lbs. periodically

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